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should we rent a car at FCO for a day trip to Ostia Antica?

Dublin, California
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should we rent a car at FCO for a day trip to Ostia Antica?

We are family of four arriving FCO on Friday 9:00am. We will spend a day around FCO area and then catch a flight to Istanbul the next morning. I have read that the taxi is expensive, so would it makes more sense if we just rent a car to drive to our motel (10 miles away from FCO) and to Ostia Antica? Is there parking at Ostia Antica? Is driving easy and safe around FCO area? Thanks,

Saint Marys, Ohio
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1. Re: should we rent a car at FCO for a day trip to Ostia Antica?

If you take the train to Termini you can get to Ostia Antica by taking the Metro and train very easily. It would cost much less than renting a car and less hassle.

Scranton...
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2. Re: should we rent a car at FCO for a day trip to Ostia Antica?

FCO to Ostia by train requires backtracking to Termini, and then taking the train to Ostia, which is nearly an hour and a half of travel time. Taxi or car between the two is only 15 minutes or so. Taxi would probably cost around $40 each way. The location of Christina's hotel would probably determine if it's worthwhile to rent a car, or to rely on a taxi or Uber.

Ocean City, MD
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3. Re: should we rent a car at FCO for a day trip to Ostia Antica?

Your hotel might have a shuttle to and from FCO. The hotel can probably help with the logistics of getting to and from Ostia-Antica too. www.ostia-antica.org

Imho, renting a car is a time consuming and expensive way to get to and from your hotel and Ostia-Antica.

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4. Re: should we rent a car at FCO for a day trip to Ostia Antica?

I would ask for assistance from the hotel, I am thinking it might be easiest to have a taxi drop you off at Ostia Antica and then arrange for it to pick you up at a certain time.

5. Re: should we rent a car at FCO for a day trip to Ostia Antica?

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