Interesting Facts about Rome Fiumicino Airport
Every year, Rome Fiumicino Airport services around 35 million passengers, making it the sixth busiest airport in all of Europe and the 25th busiest airport in the world. It’s the largest airport in the country and was the first to receive international recognition. One thing that passengers love about this airport is the fact that it’s so close to the city centre, so cabs fares aren’t very expensive. But we always want to be as cost efficient as possible, so if there’s a cheaper alternative than taking a cab, we’ll take it. One solution that works well in terms of cost is airport parking.
More airports are expanding their parking schemes to accommodate travellers’ preferences for maximum convenience and comfort. Similar to what London Gatwick currently provides, Fiumicino Airport has various parking lots to accommodate every kind of traveler.
Here are some tips for airport parking at FCO.
If you are a business traveler…
Short term parking is your best bet. There are several areas around the airport that are suited for short stay. 32 slots are available in front of Terminal A, but Terminal B accommodates more passengers with 128 spaces available. If you don’t mind parking your car a bit further away, another alternative for you would be the multi-level garage, also known as the comfort car park. The covered garage is divided into buildings A through E and is within walking distance of the domestic and international terminals. Just follow the signs to the appropriate departure area and walk along the protected pedestrian walkways to get to the building.
If you are going on vacation or will be away for a while…
Long term parking is the most economical solution and has 4,000 spaces. Because this is located on the Rome-Fiumicino highway, you’ll have to take a shuttle bus from the lot to the airport. The buses are free of charge and run every 15 to 20 minutes. Take note that this is not a covered area.
If you don’t mind paying extra for excellent service..
You may choose the valet parking option which is located in front of the domestic terminal. This will save you time in looking for a space yourself, and it saves you the trouble of walking over to your car once you get back from your trip.
If you are handicapped…
There are several reserved spots in both the arrivals and departures areas at Terminals A through C, free of charge. However these spots have a two-hour time limit, so if your driver is planning on staying longer or is flying with you, the garage has designated slots on the first level of buildings B, C, and D, as well as on the fourth level in building D. You may also opt for the long term parking slots.
If you’d like to insure your car…
An alternative for short stay parking is the executive parking located on the second level in building E. In addition to insurance coverage, other benefits include a welcoming service and an Alitalia fast check-in service.