Getting to Rome is Easy.
How to get to Rome by plane
There are two main airports in Rome: Rome Fiumicino Airport (aka Leonardo da Vinci International Airport or Fiumicino Airport) and the smaller Rome Ciampino Airport (aka Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport).
Both are located 45 minutes from the city centre. From either airport it will take you 25 minutes by taxi to get to the headquarters hotel of ECTS 2016, the Sheraton Roma. It will take 30 minutes to get to the congress and exhibition venue, the Palazzo dei Congressi.
Fiumicino Airport is connected to Termini Station by the Leonardo express non-stop train, departing every 30 minutes (15 minutes in rush hours), taking 32 minutes to Termini.
The regional trains Treni regionali linea FL1 are available to other stations, including Ostiense and Tiburtina, served by Metro B. Trains depart every 15 minutes on Monday-Saturday, and every 30 minutes on Sunday.
Bus services are also available from COTRAL (Terminal 2 arrivals), SIT BUS, T.A.M Srl, TERRAVISION, ATRAL-SCHIAFFINI (Terminal 3 arrivals). The journey time is approximately 1 hour.
Ciampino Airport is connected to Termini Station by bus lines ATRAL, COTRAL, SIT, TERRAVISION and SCHIAFFINI. They leave from the International Departures terminal.
COTRAL/SCHIAFFINI also connects Ciampino Airport to Ciampino Railway Station, from which frequent trains take to Termini station in 15 minutes.
Timetables and tickets are available online.
Traveling by taxi from the airport
At the Airports please only use white taxis. Ensure the meter is running and if not, settle on a fare before you leave the airport.
Travel time from the airports to the Sheraton Roma is 25-35 minutes depending on traffic. A fixed rate is available to the city centre and should cost a maximum of €30.00 from Ciampino airport and €48.00 from Fiumicino airport. Tipping of 5-10% is gratefully received but not mandatory.
Please beware of unauthorised operators who approach you as soon as you come through the arrival gate asking if you require a taxi. These are not official operators and can cost you as much as €90.00 for the shortest of journeys.
How to get to Rome by train
Rome is well connected to the main Italian cities as well as less touristy and remote places throughout the country thanks to Trenitalia’s complete railway network. Fast trains run to Rome from the major Italian cities through Trenitalia's Frecce and Italotreno.
The main train stations in Rome are: The Termini Station, central hub of public transport in Rome for both buses and Metros (Lines A & B) and the Tiburtina Station which just services Line B of Rome Metro.
Getting to the Sheraton Roma Hotel & the Palazzo Dei Congressi is also easy
If you are staying at the Sheraton Roma Hotel, the venue Palazzo Dei Congressi is an easy 15 minute walk away.
Using the Metro
The most convenient public transportation from the city centre to the Palazzo dei Congressi is the metro B (direction Laurentina). The journey time is approximately 25 minutes from Tiburtina Station and 20 minutes from Termini Station. Metro A intersects Metro B in the Termini Station.
The closest Metro to the Sheraton Roma is the the EUR Magliana. The closest Metro B stations to the Palazzo dei Congressi are EUR Palasport and EUR Fermi. It is suggested to stop at EUR Palasport from which the walking track to the Palazzo dei Congrexsi (7 - 10 minutes) is easier.
Arriving at the Sheraton Roma by train
If you are planning to travel to either the Sheraton Roma or the Palazzo dei Congressi, the nearest train station is EUR Magliana.
For delegates staying new Largo di Torre Argentina
The express bus No. 30 (direction Laurentina) takes you from Largo di Torre Argentina to the Colombo / Agricoltura stop, located 350 metres from the Palazzo dei Congressi. The journey time is dependant upon traffic conditions.
Traveling by taxi from the airport
At the Airport please only use white and yellow taxis. Ensure the meter is running and if not, settle on a fare before you leave the airport. Travel time from the airport to the Sheraton Roma is 25-35 minutes depending on traffic and should cost a maximum of €45.00. Tipping of 5-10% is gratefully received but not mandatory.
Beware of unauthorised operators who approach you as soon as you come through the departure gate asking if you require a taxi. These are not official operators and can cost you as much as €90.00 for the shortest of journeys.
Getting round Rome by taxi
Official taxi ranks can be found all over the city and at hotels. All official taxis have meters for you to track the price of your trip.
Please travel with coins as well as notes to make payment as most taxi drivers do not tend to carry change. It is advised to know your destination name in Italian or even better, display it on your phone and show it to the driver.
Car rental in Rome
Car rental services are offered by the following companies at Roma-Fiumicino airport:
- Auto Europa +39 06 65017450
- Avis -Budget +39 06 65957885
- Europcar +39 06 65761211
- Hertz +39 06 65955842
- Locauto Rent +39 06 65048215
- Maggiore +39 06 65010678
- Sixt +39 06 65953547
- RENT4U +39 06 659570613
Located in Torre Uffici 2, they are easily reachable via the pedestrian tunnels which connect the terminal buildings to the Multilevel-Comfort Parking structure. Signs to the rental car area are located in the Arrivals Area.
Rental Car Drop-off
Vehicles should be returned to the same location in which they were rented (B and C Multilevel-Comfort Car Park structures). Follow road signs along the Roma-Fiumicino highway in the vicinity of the airport.
If you would like to hire a car from Roma Ciampino Airport several rental companies have offices in the arrivals hall including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty and Sixt.