Rome Train Station – Italy Termini Train Station Guide and Tips
The main train station in Rome, Italy is Termini (Stazione Termini). Located in the heart of Rome it is very convenient to the entire city. There is a taxi line outside the station with cars ready to take you to hotels and tourist sites. Bus service is available to all parts of Rome from Termini.
Termini was renovated in 2000 and is now a city within a city. The station is huge, with 225 square miles of shopping, restaurants, bars and services. There is a little bit of everything in Termini – an information center, banks, travel agencies, a pharmacy, and a health club. There is even a chapel for those who get so lost that there is little to do but pray.
About 800 trains arrive and depart from Rome, Italy’s main train station each day. Trains from all over Italy and the rest of Europe come and go from Termini. You can purchase tickets from Trenitalia.
Train stations in Italy are safe; however, they are very busy. It is easy to have luggage stolen or a purse snatched. Be alert to anyone who may be hanging around looking for an easy target.
The train from Fiumicino Airport (also known as Leonardo da Vinci airport) runs every 30 minutes. This is the easiest and cheapest way to get from the airport into the city. The first train leaves from Termini to Fiumicino at 5:52 in the morning. The last train from Fiumicino to Termini is at 11:37 (23.37) at night.
Termini opens at 4:00 in the morning and closes at 1:00 in the morning. The information office opens at 7:00 in the morning and closes at 10:00 (22.00) at night.
If you plan to travel from Leonardo da Vinici – Fiumicino Airport to Central Rome by Train , here is an excellent video that will help you:
I carry a copy of the Rail Map of Europe when I am traveling around Europe. Train routes and ferry routes as well as bus routes are shown if there are no trains. The map gives information on train schedules and trip length using pictograms. For large cities the maps’ focus is on routes between major cities i.e. travel information is given for trains from Rome to Milan but not every city in between. The map is useful if you are traveling ithin Italy or will be visiting several different countries.
From the map you can see that there is one train every day, and three that run most days, from London to Aberdeen and that the trip takes 10 hours. The departure times are also indicated. The detailed legend is in English, French, German, Swedish and Japanese. Scale 1:4,125,000. The map measures 5 inches by 10 inches.
The only complaint I have seen is that a map of Scandanavia is overlayed on top of some of eastern Europe partially blocking some countries.