How to get ESRIN from Fiumicino International Airport
How to get to ESRIN from Fiumicino airport

Getting to ESRIN

ESRIN is located in Frascati, a small town 20 km south of Rome in Italy.

Arriving by air:

By taxi

Official taxis located opposite the Arrival Halls are white vehicles and have a taximeter. If taking a taxi from one of Rome's airports, it is advisable to agree on the fare with the driver in advance. Tell the driver you wish to go to ESRIN, located at Via Galileo Galilei, 00044 Frascati. The ESRIN Centre is in Frascati, near the FIAT Iveco dealer on Via E. Fermi, in the "Area di Ricerca" (Research Area).

You may pre-book your taxi in advance through ESA for arrival pick up at the airport, or train station by downloading and sending the ESA Taxi Request Form by fax to the ESRIN Travel Office.

ESRIN is working with two taxi companies: 'Piccirilli' for ESRIN and the Castelli Romani area near Frascati, and 'Cast' for Rome. The two taxi companies have slightly different taxi fares however a taxi booked through ESRIN will not exceed the price indicated. From Fiumicino airport to ESRIN, the fare should not exceed €72. From Ciampino airport, it should not exceed €41. Night-time surcharge of 15% is usually requested for a journey commencing between 23:00 and 06:00.

By car

Rome Fiumicino airport
Rome Fiumicino airport

From Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino airport
Approximate time: 45 min in non-peak hours
Distance: 44 km

Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino airport is 32 km away from the centre of Rome and is linked to Rome by the Fiumicino motorway and the ring road (GRA). On leaving the airport follow the signs for ROMA. When you arrive at the ring road (GRA) turn right following the signs for Napoli. Continue along the GRA until you come to exit no. 21/22 signposted Via Tuscolana and close to IKEA and take the Via Tuscolana, direction Frascati. Just before Frascati turn left into Via Enrico Fermi at the traffic lights. After approximately one kilometre you will pass the traffic lights at the ENEA complex, keep straight on for 200 metres and then turn right onto Via Galileo Galilei, immediately after the FIAT dealer and before the Tor Vergata train station.

View of Ciampino airport
View of Ciampino airport

From Ciampino airport
Approximate time: 20 min in non-peak hours
Distance: 17 km

Rome Ciampino airport is located on the Via Appia Nuova, 15 km south from the centre of Rome and is linked to Rome by the ring road (GRA).

On leaving the airport, follow the signs for the GRA, and take the Firenze/Napoli direction. Continue along the GRA until you come to exit no. 21/22 signposted Via Tuscolana and closed to IKEA and take the Via Tuscolana, direction Frascati. Just before Frascati, turn left into Via Enrico Fermi at the traffic lights. After approximately one kilometre you will pass the traffic lights at the ENEA complex, keep straight on for 200 metres and then turn right onto Via Galileo Galilei, immediately after the Fiat dealer and before the Tor Vergata train station.

Arriving by car:

How to get to ESRIN from G.R.A.

From Rome City Centre
Approximate time: 40 min in non-peak hours
Distance: 25 km

Exiting Rome from San Giovanni in Laterano square, take the Via Tuscolana in the direction of Frascati. Prior to arriving at the town centre on Via Tuscolana, turn left at the traffic lights along Via Enrico Fermi. After approximately one kilometre you will pass the traffic lights at the ENEA complex, keep straight on for 200 metres and then turn right onto the road that runs between a FIAT dealer and the Tor Vergata train station.

Arriving by train:

Frascati is served by two different lines of the Italian Railway (Trenitalia). Trains for Frascati and Tor Vergata stations leave at one hour intervals from Rome Termini central station.

Destination: Frascati city centre
The train with final destination “Frascati” arrives directly in the Frascati city centre and is the most practical connection if you go to a hotel in the centre of Frascati.

Destination: Tor Vergata station near ESRIN
The line for “Frosinone”, “Cassino”, "Roccasecca" or "Colleferro" destinations, with stop in Tor Vergata station indicated on the platform display, is ideal if you want to go straight to ESRIN since the station Tor Vergata is only 100 metres from the entrance gate of ESRIN. As the Tor Vergata station is far away from the Frascati city centre, you are not advised to take it if you want to go to your hotel in Frascati.

From Rome Termini central station:
Time: 25 min, Train ticket at Ticket Vending Machine

Take the train from Termini station to “Frosinone”, “Cassino”, "Roccasecca" or "Colleferro" destinations and get off at Tor Vergata, one-way ticket price is around 2€. This stop is approximately 100 metres from ESRIN.

Or

Take the train from Termini station to Frascati destination, one-way ticket price is around 2€. This final station is in the Frascati city centre.

From Fiumicino airport:
Time: 35 min, Train ticket at Ticket Vending Machine

Take the airport Leonardo Express train to Rome Termini station, route time 35 minutes, departing every 30 minutes, one-way ticket price is 11€. From Rome Termini take the train for Tor Vergata, which is 100 metres from ESRIN.

A slightly cheaper option is to take the train from the airport for Fara Sabina, then at Roma Ostiense take the metro B to Roma Termini station. From the Termini take the train for Tor Vergata.

From Ciampino airport:
Take a bus to the Ciampino train station, ticket price is 1€. From Ciampino station, take the train for Tor Vergata.

Last update: 31 August 2010

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