Rome - Ciampino Airport
Rome - Ciampino Airport Reviews
Rome - Ciampino Airport Apr 25, 2010
Rome - Ciampino Airport is the Eternal City's budget carrier airport and all the cheap flights land here. Bigger airlines go to Leonardo Di Vinci on the otherside of the city. The thing to be aware of with Ciampino is that it is still an active military base; Italian Air Force planes and helicopters are visible on arrival. As such, it doesn't have much in the way of facilites althrough it has undergone a refurbishment and now boasts a small duty free and two fast food places (apparently it used to have no more than a broken coffee machine so this is a huge improvement). Obviously you don't want to be in any rush to get here.
In order to access Rome, you can either take a bus to the train station or less dauntingly, a taxi (there's no rail link) for a fixed price of €30 assuming you're in the Old City walls. If you're not, it's €40. But this still works out better than the hotel shuttle bus which is €50. Already looking expensive, isn't it? Ciampino is quite far out of Rome so the trip ranges from 40-50 minutes depending on the route taken and the traffic. You could also rent a car but that's only really an option if you're fucking crazy enough to want to drive in Rome. You'll know what I mean once you start trying to cross the road.
All in all, don't rush to get here. Another case of good timing is required.
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