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Reaching San Casciano in Val di Pesa from Rome airports

The city of Rome has got two airports, in Fiumicino (FCO) and Ciampino (CIA). Fiumicino, whose official name is Leonardo da Vinci airport, is 310 km distant (using A1 motorway) while Ciampino is 290 Km far (2 hours and 40 by car) from San Casciano in Val di Pesa. Fiumicino is the busiest Italian airport, is connected to all the world (USA, Brasil, Japan etc.). Ciampino airport (named Aeroporto Giovan Battista Pastine) is actually served by two low cost airlines (Ryanair and WizzAir) connecting Rome to many European cities.

From Ciampino or Fiumicino by car

Getting to San Casciano in Val di Pesa from Ciampino or Fiumicino using a car is very easy. Rental agencies are located inside the two airports but you will better book in advance because demand is always high and cars availability could run out during peak periods. The fastest way to reach San Casciano in Val di Pesa is getting to Autostrada A1 (a toll highway) then proceed to Florence and exit at Firenze-Impruneta. That exit was named Firenze-Certosa till 2011, now that same name belongs to the entrance of the dual carriageway RA03 Firenze-Siena. The journey takes less than three hours.

Fiumicino flights departures and arrivals

The complete list of Fiumicino airport timetables and connections is on the official airport site and on this Wikipedia page.

From Fiumicino without a car

You have many option based on which train company you take for the trip from Rome to Florence, the choice is between Trenitalia and the new operator NGV (whom trains are called Italo). This schematic can help you understanding the routes in the Rome railway network.

Once arrived in Florence, get out of train station from the right, walk for 80 metres to Autostazione SITA in Via Santa Caterina da Siena, buy a ticket and get on a coach to San Casciano (about 35 minutes trip). More details for the trip from Florence to San Casciano.

From Fiumicino to Rome centre by Trenitalia train

There is a direct connection by train from Fiumicino airport to Roma Termini railway station, the trip takes 30 minutes and costs 11 euros (price as of March 2010). Alternatively it is possible to take Sabina-Fiumicino (FR1) line to Roma Tiburtina; usually every 15 minutes, and every 30 minutes on holidays. For more information visit FR1 line page on Trenitalia website (they call it FL1). From Roma Tiburtina get a regional train (0,90 euro, 11-17 minutes) to Roma Termini. There are alternatives like getting down at Roma Ostiense and getting the metro B to Termini.

Once in Roma Termini, you can get a Trenitalia train to Firenze Santa Maria Novella. The fastest (and more expensive) are called Eurostar AV or Frecciarossa, they will get you to Florence in 1 hour and 35 minutes for 44 euro.

Summarizing the trip after you have landed in Rome Fiumicino: 30 minutes to reach Roma Termini, 1 hour and a half to reach Florence, 30 minutes to reach San Casciano in Val di Pesa.

From Rome to Florence by NGV/Italo train

NGV trains to Florence departs from Roma Ostiense and Roma Tiburtina. The quicker is getting a Trenitalia TR1 train to Roma Ostiense and then an Italo train to Firenze Santa Maria Novella.

From Ciampino without a car

There is no railway outside the airport. The nearest railway station to "Giovan Battista Pastine" airport is the one of Ciampino, connected with the airport by Atral/Schiaffini buses with departures every 30 minutes. The trip takes about five minutes. The tickets cost 1.20 euro, they are sold on bus and at the station. From Ciampino railway station you can reach Termini in about 15 minutes using the FR4 line.

A similar option is getting to Anagni Metro Station with a Atral/Schiaffini bus and then take the metropolitan A line to Rome Termini. Here is a map of metro and train for Rome area.

You can choose to directly reach Rome Termini as Atral/Schiaffini provides a shuttle service to it from the Ciampino airport, the trip lasts 40 minutes and costs 3.90 euros.
The same shuttle service is also runned by SIT BUS SHUTTLE that takes you from the airport to Roma Termini station for 4 euros.

We suggest to take a shuttle service from the airport to Roma Termini and then a fast train to Florence main station (Firenze Santa Maria Novella). From there you can easily reach San Casciano by coach.

This page was last updated on Thursday 04 August 2022.