Ciampino Airport Facilities
Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Rome or planning a return trip, you’ll want to know as much as possible about Ciampino airport to help make your journey as simple as possible. The mini guide below tells you all about what to expect if you’re flying in and out of this airport, which has one terminal and handles flights both domestic and international.
Hours of operation
The airport is open daily from 4.30am through to midnight, and unfortunately you cannot wait for your flight inside the airport when the check-in desks and other services are closed because the security staff makes everyone leave during those hours. As a result some people who are at the airport while it’s closed bring sleeping bags and wait outside until it opens.
During regular opening hours it’s important to know that seating in the airport is relatively limited so if you see an open spot you should quickly take it. It’s advisable to keep to your airline’s recommended time of arrival at the airport any not any sooner so that you can reduce your overall waiting time, just in case there are no seats available for you.
As with any major international airport, Ciampino airport has a number of amenities, services, and other features for passengers using the facility:
ATMs: cash machines are available, but fees might apply for withdrawals Baby Care: rooms for changing a baby’s diaper, as well as larger family rooms with toilets
Banks: Italian banks Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Unicredit Group are at the airport
Currency Exchange: services provided 8am to 9am daily by Best & Fast
Duty Free: shop at the Aelia Duty Free from 6am to 9.30pm daily
Food and drinks: you’ll find snack bars, a wine bar, and vending machines
First aid and medical services: available at Aeroporti di Roma, open 24 hours a day
Information desk: open from 5am to 11pm daily, located near the flight check-in desks
Luggage lockers and storage: none available Luggage wrapping: provided by TrueStar and open from 5am to 9pm daily
Pharmacy: the Sanifarma is open from 5.30am to 9pm daily
Shops: in addition to the Aelia Duty Free there is a good range of retail shops at the airport Smoking: allowed in dedicated smoking areas inside the airport
The following options are among those available for transportation to and from Rome:
- Ciampino Airport Taxi
- Rental cars
- Connections to trains and the Metro subway system.
Although many visitors to Rome will want to stay in the city center, some travelers might prefer to stay near the airport. The good news is that there are several affordable and decent quality hotels located just a short distance from the airport. And the fact that Rome is only about 9.2 miles (or 14.8 kilometers) away makes staying near the airport a cheap alternative to the city.