Last updated on January 17th, 2023 at 06:53 pm
We will write how to get from Rome airport to Vatican City. The distance from Fiumicino Airport to Vatican City is 29 kilometers. Click here to book online Vatican entrance ticket and booking Colosseum Rome entrance ticket.
The travel time from Rome airport to Vatican is around 40 minutes by train that you can book online and by taxi 30 minutes. If you go by taxi, the taxi fare will be around €50-60. Read here how to get from Rome airport to city center, Rome Ciampino airport to city center and how to get from Rome airport to Colosseum
The cheapest way from Rome airport to Vatican is by bus for €7.50 and you can book online. The travel time by bus from Fiumicino Airport to Vatican is around 1 hour and 20 minutes to reach Vatican. There are no direct buses going from Rome airport to Vatican City.
The train is far and going from Rome airport to Vatican is going from €8-14 depending if you choose Leonardo Express or FL1 Regional train. There are no direct trains going from Rome airport to Vatican City.
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WHERE TO STAY IN ROME
You can access a dorm that can go up to €18-30. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €90.
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ROME AIRPORT TO VATICAN CITY
TRAIN FROM ROME AIRPORT TO VATICAN (BEST WAY)
The best way from Rome airport to Vatican is by train. There are no direct trains going from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Vatican City. You can get two trains from Rome airport to Vatican: Leonardo Express and the local FL1 Regional train.
You can buy the train tickets online or in the vending machines at Fiumicino Airport. The ticket is valid for 90 minutes after the validation.
Leonardo Express From Rome Airport To Vatican
Leonardo Express is running every 15-30 minutes starting from 6 38 am until 23:38. The train fare from rome airport to Vatican is €14 for a one-way ticket.
The total travel time from Rome airport to Vatican is 40 minutes. The final stop is Rome Trastevere where you can transfer to Rome S. Pietro.
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FL1 Regional Train From Rome Airport To Vatican
The FL1 Regional train is running from 5 58 am until 23:38 and it costs €8. The FL1 Regional train stops at Rome Trastevere where you can transfer to Rome S. Pietro.
The travel time from Rome airport to Vatican is around 50 minutes since it makes a lot of stops compared with Leonardo Express.
ROME AIRPORT BUS TO VATICAN (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Rome airport bus to Vatican is by Terravision bus plus a public bus. There is no direct bus from Rome airport to Vatican. You will have to get a bus from Rome airport Terravision at €5.80, Sit Bus €6 to Termini Bus Station where you will get Bus Number 64 or Bus Number 40 going from Termini Bus Station to St Pietro in Vatican.
The buses are running every 20-30 minutes from Rome airport to Rome Vatican starting at 5 am until 11 pm. You can find the buses outside Terminal 3 in Departures at Fiumicino Airport which is 10 minutes walking distance from the Arrivals. Check Bus Number 40 route and schedule and Bus Number 64 route and schedule!
The travel time from Rome airport to Vatican is around 1 hour and 20 minutes depending on the traffic from Fiumicino Airport and you can buy the tickets online which is cheaper or at the ticket counter little bit more expensive.
The buses from Termini Bus Station are stopping at St Pietro in Vatican and the lbus fare is around €2 and 30 minutes travel time. The total bus fare from Rome airport to Vatican is €7.50.
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TAXI FROM ROME AIRPORT TO VATICAN
If you go from Rome airport to Vatican by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Rome airport to Vatican is around 30 minutes.
The taxi fare from Rome airport to Vatican is €50-60. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
UBER ROME AIRPORT TO VATICAN
If you are ordering Uber in Rome you should know that prices are similar to taxi. You can pre-book with Uber app from your phone and go to the pickup point in the airport. Expect to pay around €50-60 depending on your destination and time of the day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM ROME AIRPORT TO VATICAN
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and want comfort after your flight to Rome. Prices are around €60 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €15 per person.
RENTING A CAR AT ROME AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Rome’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Rome or planning to move around. It will take you 30 minutes to get from Fiumicino Airport to Vatican by private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30-40 per day.
BEST WAY FROM ROME AIRPORT TO VATICAN CITY
The best way from Rome airport to Vatican is by train faster than the bus. The prices are cheaper by bus €7.50 but the train is faster if you get the Leonardo Express €14 and Regional Trains for only €8. The travel time from Rome airport to Vatican City can go from 50 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes.
You will have to transfer in both cases since there are no direct trains or direct buses from Rome airport to Vatican City.
If you prefer comfort check private transfers that can be cheaper than a taxi booking online. A great option if you are traveling in a group or with too much luggage.
Vatican Entrance Fee and Opening Hours
St. Peter’s Basilica entrance fee is free of charge. But if you want to visit Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica the entrance fee is €10 and around €20 if you want to join a guide tour in Vatican. Click here to book online Vatican entrance Ticket.
Vatican City opening hours from Monday to Saturday is starting from 9 am to 6pm. And from Sunday opening hours is starting from 9 am to 2 pm.
CASH AND ATMS IN ITALY
The currency used all throughout Italy is Euro just like all European countries. The exact currency of the Euro to the dollar is A €1 = $1.03678 USD. You can use debit cards everywhere in Italy. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.
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