Travel & Transfer

HOW TO GET TO ROME

The ancient saying that ‘all roads lead to Rome’ is still true for those choosing to arrive by car. However, as most of our delegates will be arriving either by plane or by train, we have put together the below guide to help you find your way to IUA 2020.

Rome has two international airports (Fiumicino and Ciampino) with over 40 million passengers passing through the city every year.

Traveling from Europe

If you live in Europe, many low-cost airlines connect Rome with the other major European cities and make flying to Rome quick and convenient. Some options include:

Traveling from the U.S.

Visitors flying from the United States will find direct flights to Rome from New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.

The following airlines provide nonstop flights to the Eternal City, sometimes several times a day, depending on the departure airport:

Traveling from Canada

Compared to the U.S., it is a little more difficult to find direct flights from Canada to Rome. Nevertheless, below is a list of airlines and cities that provide these flights:

Traveling from Australia

Australia’s main cities offer flights to Rome with one or more stops: Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne and Perth.

If you’re planning on discovering Italy and visiting other cities, the train is an excellent option to keep in mind. The high-speed trains, called Frecciarossa, connect Rome and Florence in a little over an hour and a half and to Milan in three hours. There are also other categories of trains called Frecciargento or Frecciabianca, which also connect Rome with most cities in the country, but are not as quick.

You can check schedules and fares and book online on the TGV or Ferrovie dello Stato website:

Termini Railway Station

Termini Railway Station

Termini Station is Rome’s main railway station. Every day 480,000 travellers pass through its platforms, making it the busiest train station in Italy.

The bus company Eurolines operates throughout Europe. Check out their website for more information:

If you are coming from Italy or Europe, driving to Rome is an excellent option thanks to Italy’s developed network of toll highways that connect all the major cities.

If you are coming from further away, we recommend a stopover in Genoa, Siena, Pisa or Florence, as these beautiful cities can make for a great pit stop.

You can plot the route from your city on Google Maps:

GETTING AROUND THE CITY OF ROME

Metro

The Metro in Rome has three lines that cross the city diagonally. Although is not very large, there are conveniently located stops near the city’s main attractions.

Bus

Due to the size limitations of the metro in Rome, you might need to take a bus. However, we do not recommend this option as buses are often late and make travelling on a strict schedule more difficult.

Tram

Rome has six tram lines. However, as they don’t serve the centre of Rome, they will be less useful for delegates. Find out about the lines, fares and hours.

Urban Railway

Rome has three urban railway lines called Ferrovie Urbane. These trains complement the city’s subway, are run by the same company, have the same fares and use the same tickets.

Taxis

Taxi drivers in Rome can be expensive. We recommend the Free Now app to our delegates. Find out more on how to get a taxi, the official rates, taxi company numbers, and helpful advice.

Transport Tickets and Travel Cards

Depending on the kind of transportation that you will be using and the length of your stay in Rome, you can buy different kinds of tickets. Discover them.