A Guide to Leonardo Da Vinci Airport (FCO)


Airport Overview

Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO), also known as Leonardo da Vinci International Airport is located near the sea, about 35 km. from the city center of Rome. FCO is one of the largest airports in Italy and is connected with all of Europe and with several Italian airports. It is the 25th busiest airport in the world in terms of passenger traffic and handles more than 40 million passengers per year.

The airport has 4 terminals: T1, T2, T3, and T5. Terminal 1 (T1) is dedicated to Italian domestic flights. Terminal2 (T2) serves domestic flights and as well as Schengen, and non-Schengen flights. Terminal 3 (T3) of the airport is intended for international flights, both outside and inside the European Union. Terminal 5 (T5) handles flights of the US and Israeli airlines.

  • Terminals: T1, T2, and T3 are interconnected to each other by Walkways, but T5 is isolated from other terminals. You can reach T5 by taking a shuttle bus from Terminal 3.

  • Fiumicino Airport offers free and unlimited Wi-Fi internet connection. With more than 1000 access points, the airport's Wi-Fi installation is the largest in Europe.

  • The Airport is named after Leonardo da Vinci, the famous Italian polymath. Also, he was the first person to design the blueprint of a flying machine/helicopter with wings.

Car Rental Desks

All major car rental companies, both national and international, have their offices at Rome Fiumicino Airport including Sixt, Alamo, Hertz, Maggiore, Firefly and Europcar. The rental desks of all the aforementioned suppliers can be found in Torre Uffici 2, which is located in the multi-level comfort parking structure. A pedestrian tunnel connects all the terminals.

  • Europacar
  • Sixt
  • Maggiore
  • Ace
  • Alamo
  • Budget


A wide range of hotels is available nearby Rome Fiumicino Airport. The city of Rome features a thriving tourism scene, and as a result, there's a huge competition amongst hotels, guest houses, and other available accommodation option. Thanks to the competition, you get top-quality and well-maintained rooms with all the basic amenities at a fairly economical price. There's just one hotel present inside the airport premises of Leonardo da Vinci Airport, but a vast range of accommodation options is available in close proximity to the airport. To help you choose better, we have listed down a few top-class hotels underneath:

Nearby Hotels

  • Hilton Rome Airport


    It is situated just next to the Rome Fiumicino Airport but is about 30km away from the city center of Rome

  • Hotel Tiber


    The modern hotel is situated about 4.6 km from FCO Airport and some 10km from the archaeological site of Rovine di Ostia.

  • Seccy Hotel


    This charming hotel lies at a distance of 4 km from Rome Airport and is approximately 9 km from Rovine di Ostia and Castello di Giulio ceramic museum.

  • Alle Tamerici Hotel


    Situated about 30 km from the Rome Airport, this low-rise hotel lies at a distance of 9 km from Necropolis de la Banditaccia tombs.

  • Comfort Hotel Roma Airport Fiumicino


    It is situated 5 Km from FCO Airport and 8km from Ostia Antica- A famous archaeological site.

  • Best Western Hotel Rome Airport


    This beautiful lodge is about 3.5 km from Leonardo da Vinci Airport and 8.1 km from the Museum of the Excavations of Old Ostia.



When it comes to parking, there are several options at Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport. More than 19000 parking spaces are available at the airport. The airport offers both, short-term and long-term parking.

The Airport parking is divided into 7 areas which are equipped with automatic cashiers for payment. A free shuttle service connects the parking area with the airport terminals. The service is available 24 hours a day but during the night hours, from 1:00 am to 5:00 am, the shuttle service is available only upon request.

Other Details

  • Opening hours:24 hours a day
  • Closure:None – Open 365 days a year
  • Payments Accepted:Cash, Debit Card and Credit Card
  • Disabled Access: Available


With over 150 shops, Fiumicino Airport is like a shopping mall where you can find big international brands as well as best of Italian products. These stores sell a wide range of products including gifts, perfumes, watches, clothing, electronics, chocolate, cosmetics, liquors, tobacco products and more.

In Area E of the terminal, you will find personal shoppers, who will help in shopping. They will not only guide you for shops but also give you fashion tips and accompany you at the retail store on your request. This service is free of cost and available every day from 9 am to 9 pm.

Popular Stores

  • Armani Jeans:Clothing and Accessories
  • Ralph Lauren:Clothing
  • Calzedonia:Souvenirs
  • Nike:Sportswear
  • Swatch:Watch and Accessories
  • Dolce & Gabbana:Clothing and Accessories
  • Adidas:Sportswear
  • Dixons:Technology and Services
  • Feltrinelli:Newsstand and Souvenirs
  • Emporio Armani:Clothing and Accessories
  • Ducati:Souvenirs and Accessories
  • Zara:Clothing
  • Rolex:Watches
  • Coccinelle:Bags and Accessories