Rome-Fiumicino International Airport "Leonardo da Vinci" is an international airport in Rome and the major airport in Italy. It is named after polymath Leonardo da Vinci who, in 1480, designed a flying machine with wings and the first proto helicopter.
FCO airport is operated by Aeroporti di Roma. It is about 35 km (22 mi) by car from Rome's historic city centre, and covers an area of 16 km sq.
Airport Stats & Facts
- Rome FCO Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe by passenger traffic with over 43.5 million passengers served in 2019.
- In 2019, FCO was the world's 47th-busiest airport.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers are advised to arrive at FCO airport at least 2 hours prior to departure to allow time to check-in, proceed through security, and arrive at the gate in advance of boarding.
- Throughout the airport, in the arrivals, departures and transit areas, there are eleven information desks available with staff operators
- Travelers should make sure to carry all the required documents including passport, photo ID, etc.
- Before visiting the airport, please refer to Rome FCO Airport map here.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- Passengers can be picked up and dropped-off outside the terminal building.
- People who accompany a passenger in departure, from the moment of transit under the access portal, have 15 minutes to park in one of the Kiss&Go spaces, greet and leave the area, allowing those who follow to do the same.
- The Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for Rome-Fiumicino Airport.
- The Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at FCO here.
The Rome-Fiumicino Airport currently features three passenger terminals - Terminal 1, Terminal 3, and Terminal 5.
Terminal 1 has Gates B1-B30, and is used by Alitalia and other SkyTeam airlines.
The largest terminal used by most of the companies, terminal 3 has Gates C8-C16, D1-D10, E1-E8, E11-E24, E31-44 and E51-61.
Terminal 5 is currently under refurbishment.
For more information, please refer to the FCO Airport Terminal Map here.
The various airlines served at Rome-Fiumicino Airport include Alitalia, Ryanair, Air Canada, Eurowings, and many more.
View the full list of airlines served at FCO Airport here.
Long Stay Parking
This area can be reached directly from the Roma-Fiumicino (A91) highway, and is just a 10 minute shuttle ride to the airport Terminals.
Executive Car Park
It is a short distance from the Departures and Arrivals area and has covered access to the Terminals. Drivers can also find the Automatic Parking Meters along the corresponding sidewalks.
Passengers have plenty of options for ground transportation after arriving at Rome-Fiumicino Airport. From rental cars to public transportation to taxis, and more, they can choose according to their requirements and comfort.
Car rental desks are located in Office Tower 2, they are easily reachable via the pedestrian tunnels which connect the Terminal buildings to the Multilevel Parking structure.
Taxi service is available at Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 Arrival areas. Authorized Taxi vehicles are white with a “TAXI” sign on the roof. The symbol of the Municipality of reference is fixed to the front doors and the licence number is on the doors, on the back and inside the vehicle.
The scheduled bus stops for COTRAL are opposite Terminal 2, Arrivals. To reach them follow the “Regional Bus Station” signs.
Amenities & Services
For visitors to have an amazing stay, Rome-Fiumicino Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
- Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.
Address: Via del Aeroporto di Fiumicino 320, Fiumicino, 00050 ITA
Phone: +39 06 65951
Rome-Fiumicino Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- The airport was officially opened on 15 January 1961, with two runways.
- During the 1960s, home-carrier Alitalia invested heavily in the new airport, building hangars and maintenance centres; in the same period a third runway was added.
- In 2000, the new domestic Terminal A opened, and the terminal buildings, then consisting of Terminal A (with Pier A), Terminal AA, Terminal B (with Pier B) and Terminal C (with Satellite C), were reorganized.
- Since 2005, the airport has operated a category III B instrument landing system (ILS).
- In 2010, the new single baggage handling system for more efficient luggage delivery began operations.
- In 2009, the terminals were renamed – A was renamed T1, AA was renamed T2, B and C became T3, and T5 stayed the same.