7 Things to know before booking Rome Airport Transfers

Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for private Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers, Day Tours from Rome, and Shore Excursions from Italy’s top cruise ports.

We have provided transfers from Rome’s main airports for more than 15 years and counting, serving tens of thousands of travelers and cruisers arriving in Rome on their holiday.

We compiled a list of 7 things to know before booking Rome airport transfers based on our extended experience, and questions we’ve received from thousands of clients over the years.

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7 Things to know before booking Rome Airport Transfers

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1 Vehicles have eight passenger maximum.

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The maximum size vehicles that can access Rome’s historic center is 8 passenger vans.  

Vehicles larger than 8 passengers fall into the bus category and are not granted access into the heart of Rome where most of travelers book their accommodation during their stay in Rome.

This is also the largest size vehicle permitted to access Civitavecchia Cruise Port (for cruisers who book transfers from Airport to their cruise ship in Civitavecchia).

If you are traveling in a group larger than 8 persons, you would require 2 vehicles together.
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LUGGAGE INFORMATION
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Most vehicles for transfers in the Rome range from sedans, SUVs, and most common minivans of up to 8 passengers.

If you are a party of 1 to 3 passengers with extra luggage make sure you inform the company so you will not be provided a sedan priced for 1, 2 or 3 passengers.

If you are a bigger group of up to 8 Persons with extra luggage also inform the transfer company to make sure all your luggage can fit in a van as you may require 2 vehicles for extra luggage.

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2 FCO Airport Meeting Point to meet your Driver

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FCO Airport has a meeting point area where all drivers are required to wait in main waiting hall after passenger clear customs and exit the baggage claims area.

Drivers are not permitted to greet their clients in customs or by the carousels in baggage claims as those are security restricted areas and only ticket holders and individuals with special airport security clearance may enter.

The Meeting Point area is easy to find, it’s an area in the main waiting hall of Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 marked by multiple large columns.

You will see MANY drivers there holding signs with their clients names… it may make finding yours a bit difficult when there are dozens of drivers side by side and one behind the other, so look carefully or call the company providing the transfer to assist you in locating your driver.

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FCO AIRPORT MEETING POINT AREA - RomeCabs

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3 Designated Parking Area for Car Service Vehicles

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Designated parking for a car service vehicles is a few minutes walk from FCO airport terminal.

The area where drivers are permitted to park is NOT a choice, but mandated by the Airport Security.  Vehicles are not permitted to park elsewhere or pick up passengers curbside.

ALL travelers who book private driver services are obliged to walk to the designated parking area… there are no other options due to security measures.

For travelers with mobility issues, FCO Airport offers Complimentary Wheelchair Assistance that travelers may book in advance via their Airline Company.  When wheelchair assistance is booked in advance, an airport staff member will meet the passengers at their plane, and accompany them with the wheelchair all the way to the parked vehicle.

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Walking to Parking Area for Driver Service Vehicles at FCO Airport
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4  Door to Door Service – be aware of small traffic restricted streets and alleys in Rome

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Many small streets and alleys in the historic center of Rome may be restricted to traffic.

If you require door to door service (be dropped off at the entrance of your hotel or alternate accommodation), be sure to select a hotel or accommodation on a street that allows traffic and vehicles to stop and unload passengers at their door.

Otherwise, drivers will park as close as lawfully possible, and meet the clients on foot at their hotel or accommodation and accompany them with their luggage to the parked vehicle.

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5 Driving Time between Rome and FCO Airport

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Driving time between FCO airport and central Rome is up to 40 to 60 minutes pending local traffic conditions.

It’s best to allow plenty of time to arrive at the airport in case you may encounter any unforeseen delays on the way to the airport.

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READ:  Tips on Booking Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers with RomeCabs
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6  Traveling with young children?

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Children 8 years and younger are required by law to be secured in their own age appropriate safety seats inside moving vehicles.

Children cannot be seated in other passengers laps.

If you are traveling with young children and do not plan to bring your own child seats with you, be sure to request age appropriate child seats or booster seats from the company you book your transfers with.

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7  You can book tours starting from the airport

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  • Arriving at the airport early in the morning but can’t check into your hotel or apartment until afternoon?

  • In Rome for a limited time and wish to make the most of it?

  • Wish to maximize your sightseeing opportunities in Rome?

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You may book a tour of Rome straight from the airport.

Your English speaking tour driver will meet you at the airport for your arrival, and then whisk you off on a fun fill day exploring Rome. Your tour will end with your hotel drop off.

You may book a short 1 Hour or 2 Hour tour by car from the airport, or a longer 4 Hour or even a full day tour of Rome starting from the airport.
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Visit our website for more information, or contact us for a customized extended tour of Rome from the airport.
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Thank you very much and we look forward to welcome you to Rome!

The Rome Cabs Team

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