If you are that kind of person who travels a lot, then you are probably already used to spending a lot of time in the airport. If you’re lucky and don’t have to go through connecting flights, you might be spared spending half your holiday in the airport. However, there is still that few hours gap when you get your ticket and wait for your plane, so you might want to know how to get busy in the meantime. Plus, if the plane is delayed and you are already booked in, once more – you need to find some entertainment. Here’s what Fiumicino holds for you.
Things to Expect
In case you have to stay overnight at the airport, there are a couple of things you need to keep in mind. Fiumicino is a rather small airport that has been renovated in the 200s, with four terminals. Each terminal has its own seating and shopping options, so you can always grab a bite while you’re waiting there. WiFi is also available at the airport, and you can go online by simply connecting yourself to the “Boingo” or “Airport Free WiFi” options.
If you are an economy class traveler, you can also buy a pass so that you can relax in the airport’s lounges. They are generally found in the 1st and 3rd terminal, and they all have places where you can kill time, take a nap or even a shower.
If you’re stuck having to sleep at the airport, you may not find much utility in the chairs there, since armrests are an issue. The only option for you would be the floor; however, since most of the floors are tiled, you may want to bring something for comfort or warmth if you want to stretch out. Reports from travelers say that the D and B gate are the most comfortable when it comes to sleeping, while H is the least comfortable. The staff is generally tolerant with travelers who are trying to sleep there overnight.
If you do not wish to spend the night in the airport, there are several hotels located near the airport which will allow you a couple hours of uninterrupted sleep.
There are many ways for you to go to and from the airport. You can opt for the buses and shuttles found directly at the terminals, or you can grab a cab, a car rental or a train. They can either bring you directly to the hotel or close to it – depending on what you choose.
If you do not wish to wait in lines for a cab, you also have the option of ordering a Fiumicino airport taxi. Some of them are very low-cost, and the drivers are always eager to offer tips and insights about the place. Booking them is as easy as clicking the mouse or making a phone call, and they will always wait for you when your plane lands. Plus, you can choose the vehicle – so no more standardized, ugly taxi cars. You will be traveling in style!