Rome is within reach-in fact, it's less than a three-hour flight from most European cities. Rome offers easy air connections which served by more than 50 airlines to hundreds of cities around the world.
Rome's international airport is called Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport. It is situated in the southern part of the city and is approximately one hour drive from the Congress Venue.
In addition to Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport, Rome has a second airport, C.B. Pastine (CIA) Airport, which is an important arrival point especially for charter and cargo flights and special events.
Moreover, Rome has an important railway link (Stazione Termini) connected with the rest of Italy and with Europe by high-speed trains. Hotel services offer is abundant both in the proximity of the congress venues and all around Rome.
The city of Rome is easy to reach.
Leonardo da Vinci (Fiumicino) is the main Airport of the City.
Pastine (Ciampino) is the other airport where most charter flights land.
Leonardo da Vinci Airport is 26km from Rome and the quickest way to reach central Rome is the shuttle train, the Leonardo Express, which leaves every 30 minutes for the main station, Stazione Termini. The journey lasts about half an hour and costs 14€.
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From there, it is possible to reach any point in the city thanks to the extensive public transport network. The terminus is right outside the station and it is connected to the two underground lines, A and B.
Also inside the airport train station is the local train FR1, which stops at Trastevere, Ostiense and Tiburtina Stations. The cost is 5,50€.
At night there is a coach service from Fiumicino to Tiburtina station.
Ciampino Airport is about 20km from the city; it is connected to the FS (State Railway) train station Roma Termini by Cotral/Schiaffini blue buses.
Tickets can be bought onboard and cost 5€.
The Sit bus shuttle line also connects the airport to Termini station at a cost of 6€.
Terravision offers a city transfer service for those arriving with Ryanair, Easyjet, Hapag Lloyd Express, Wizz Air, Blue Air and Central Wings. Tickets cost 8€ for adults and 4 for children.
They can be bought on airplanes, the internet sites of the low cost companies, at the stands in front of the airport arrival area as well as directly from Terravision.
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The Comune di Roma (Rome Council) has set up a fixed tariff for taxis from Fiumicino and Ciampino Airports to inside the city walls. The tariff is from 40€ to 60€ from Fiumicino and 30€ from Ciampino (maximum 4 people with baggage included in the tariff).
The number to call for a taxi is +39 06 0609.
The main stations in Rome are Stazione Termini (Piazza dei Cinquecento) and Stazione Tiburtina (Piazza della Stazione Tiburtina). Both stations are connected to the network by the underground and many buses in all directions leave from outside the stations. For information on times and ticket prices we advise you to connect the railway company site Ferrovie dello Stato, where after registering you can also buy tickets on-line and pick them up on the train itself.
Across the road from Tiburtina Station, there is a coach station with departures for other Italian cities and abroad. The ticket offices for this service are in the shops along the side of the square.
For those coming from the North, the best way to reach Rome is the A1 Milano-Roma motorway. Those arriving from the West of Italy should take the Aurelia and then the Civitavecchia-Roma motorway. Those arriving from the Adriatic Coast can reach Rome via the Roma-L'Aquila motorway while from the South they should take the A1. All the motorways intersect Rome's ring road, called Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA), which has junctions for the centre and the outskirts of Rome.