Ciampino Airport - I've never heard of it!:
Ciampino airport is Rome's second airport. It used to be Rome's only airport before the construction of the Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport in Fiumicino, to the west. Ciampino has risen into the public eye because over 100 airlines now use the busy airport, many of them budget airlines. Ryan Air and Easy Jet both fly into Ciampino.
Where is Ciampino Airport?:
Ciampino is located about 15 kilometers or 9 miles southeast of central Rome (See our Ciampino Airport Location Map on the upper right). State road SS7, Via Appia Nuova, takes you to the Rome ring road, or into Rome itself.
How to get to Rome from Ciampino Airport - Bus and Train:
Trains run from Ciampino station, near the airport, to Termini station in Rome, taking 15 minutes.
By Bus - CO.TRA.L. operates a bus which connects the airport to the Anagnina Underground station (line A) and to the train station of Ciampino. From Anagnina, it is a direct 30-minute metro journey to Termini station. From the Ciampino train station, it's a direct 15 minute connection to Rome Termini.
Terravision operates direct buses to Ciampino for certain airlines. Check the link.
The bus stop and the ticket vending machine are located in the international departure area of the airport, open from from 6.10 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.
How to get to Rome from Ciampino Airport - Taxi:
After hours, an expensive taxi ride may be your only alternative. Taxis leave from the departure terminal. The bus/metro option is the cheapest, if the least convenient.
Major Car Rental Companies at Ciampino Airport:
You'll find Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty Car Rental, Maggiore and Sixt car hire at Ciampino.
In addition, Auto Europe buy back leases and rentals can be picked up at Ciampino Airport. Auto Europe often saves you money on car rentals as they usually find and book your rental through the least expensive rental company available and include insurance in the total price.
Hotels near Ciampino Airport:
Near both the airport and Ciampino train station is the well-rated A Casa di Anna Bed and Breakfast (1.6 kilometers from the airport). Hotel Residenza d'Epoca Pietra di Ponente is highly-rated and bills itself as a romantic hotel near Ciampino Airport. You'll find more guest rated and reviewed hotels near Ciampino Airport on Venere.com, a site I often use for booking hotels.