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Leonardo Express

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Address: Piazzale dei Cinquecento, 00185 Rome, Italy
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+39 06 6847 5475

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I was staying at the airport hotel in Rome. The hotel has shuttle busses to the city but I had to get to the Vatican early to beat the crowds. The only viable option was this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mumbai, India
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Hey, we got to the airport on time -- that was the purpose! Riding the Leonardo Express train to the FCO airport was very easy and convenient. We did not purchase tickets in advance. We just went to our nearest train station (Roma Tuscolana) and grabbed tickets to Termini. Once at Termini, we simply found a Trenitalia ticket machine and... More 

Thank Lauren B
Baltinglass, Ireland
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246 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read the bad reviews and the warnings about validation of a ticket, but I arrived a minute before the train's departure and I asked a staff if I need to validate a ticket. They said no. When my ticket got checked, a guy just stamped my ticket and that's it. The train is the fastest way to get to... More 

Thank Ewa S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my first time travelling with Trenitalia, I bought a first-class ticket with 14 euro, but I didn't stamp it prior to boarding. The lady who was checking the ticket said I didn't stamp the ticket, so I was charged with 50 euro. It is so ridiculous that you actually bought a ticket and she still complaining you not... More 

1 Thank Eric L
Dublin, Ireland
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31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For 14 euro this train brings you from the airport to the Termini, train station in central Rome in 32 minutes... in Luxury !

Thank Martha L
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed to try 3 machines to get one working. Then running to catch the train... to learn that you need to stamp your ticket before boarding and we paid 50 euros taxes for not having done that. No way to negotiate with the controller. I loved the kindness to tourists

2 Thank Nathalie G
Mumbai, India
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1,182 reviews
545 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 416 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying at the airport hotel in Rome. The hotel has shuttle busses to the city but I had to get to the Vatican early to beat the crowds. The only viable option was this train. I took the Leonardo Express from the airport station just before 6 in the morning straight to Roma Centrali Station from where I... More 

1 Thank percyvakil
Durham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've read a few scare stories on Trip Advisor about using this transfer. The bottom line is it's quick, secure and only 14 euros to get into the middle of Rome (Termini railway Station. My best advice is to buy your tickets from the Ticket office. There's rarely a queue (compared to those at the ticket machines) and the staff... More 

4 Thank Ian S
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

My man-in-the-house and I bought our tickets at the vending machine at the Rome airport at 10.18am, scanned (using the bar code on the ticket) our tickets at the gates at about 10.22am, and I frantically asked (half yelled) at the staff by the gate, "Where do I validate our tickets?" The staff replied, "You dont need to validate; you... More 

1 Thank Peggy S
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130 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We arrived at the Termini station a little earlier than planned, just in case it was tricky getting the tickets etc., it wasn't, there is a large bank of really easy to use self service machines, got the tickets, caught the train, enjoyed the 32 minute ride to the airport

Thank Homer069
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71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Would highly recommend using the train to get to the centre of Rome. Easy to purchase tickets and very hassle free. I prefer using public transport as I am not over keen on travelling on the roads in Italy and it would cost far more taking a taxi. The Leonardo Express is the fast train and is non stop to... More 

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