Rome has two airports: Fiumicino “Leonardo da Vinci” and Ciampino “Giovan Battista Pastine”
Fiumicino is the biggest one and it has become the main Italian hub for intercontinental and international flights.
It is located 30 km southwestern from Rome, easily reachable through a highway. It takes about 40 minutes to reach it by car from Rome city centre in normal traffic conditions, even 60 minutes in rush hours.
It has 4 terminals: T1, T2, T3 and T5, divided according to the companies and flights.
In Terminal 1, as far as arrivals regards there are two exits: one without luggage, that is to say that you do not pass through baggage claim, and the other one that is passing through baggage claim.
Terminal 2 is only used for outgoing flight.
In Terminal 3, as per arrivals, there is only one exit after baggage claim and customs control.
Terminal 5 instead is only for American outgoing flights.
Due to the dimensions of the airport, the average time for recollecting luggage is about 30 minutes after landing.
Ciampino instead is a small airport accepting only international or national flights.
It is nearer to Rome city centre and it takes about 25 minutes to reach it by car in normal traffic conditions.