Rome Ciampino Airport Car Rental

Rome Ciampino Airport Basics.....
 

The Fiumicino Airport (Ciampino's big brother) is a large, major airport that handles a tremendous number of international flights from all over the world.  The Ciampino on the other hand, is a smaller, budget-airline airport that mostly deals with European connecting flights.  The Ciampino Airport is situated a few km South of Rome and handles about 5 million passengers per year.
 
 
 
Roma Ciampino
 


Rome Ciampino Airport Car Rental.....
 

Several car rental companies are situated at the Ciampino Airport including Sixt, Maggiore, Locauto, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, Avis and AutoEuropa.  Car rental companies have agents set up in the arrivals area (near the baggage claim area) of the Ciampino terminal.  When you acquire your baggage from the carousels turn towards the exit and speak with the applicable car rental agent .

Car Rental Location at the Ciampiano Airport...

The actual rental vehicles are located on P8, a few hundred meters away from the front of the terminal.  You will be provided a shuttle (or you could walk if you wanted to) from the terminal to the car rental park on the Via Mario Mameli.

Directions to Downtown Rome...  

If you're traveling to Rome, you will pick up your car, and travel out North on the Via Mario Mameli until you approach a traffic circle.  Go around the traffic circle and take the exit towards Rome - you will see a blue sign next to the traffic circle, followed by one overhead, directing you as well.  You will soon merge into SS7.  Continue on Via Appia Nuova after going underneath another "Roma" sign a couple of km from the airport exit.  You will veer right, then watch for white overhead signs again, directing you to Rome.  All of this is a little tricky, but if you drive slow enough to read the signs, you should make it just fine.  You will soon veer back to the left, continue watching for signs.  Continue on this main road for about 10 km, watching signs all the way.


Ciampono Airport Car Rental Return...


When returning your vehicle, we generally recommend that you simply reverse course and travel on SS7 (Via Appia Nuova - see picture below) all the way back to the airport. 

Gas Stations near the Ciampiano Airport...

We also recommend that you fill up your rental car fuel tank before returning to the airport.  You will find a fueling service station at the QB Service station about 500 meters from turning into the airport entrance. It's on the right-hand side traveling back to the airport.
 
 
 
10735 - Rome - Via Appia Nuova
 


Hotels Near the Ciampino Airport.....
 

This is the space that we often write about hotels near the airport.  However, the Ciampino Airport is one of those airports that really don't have many overnight places to stay near the facility.  If you're simply looking for the closest place to stay, you'll have to travel into the town of Ciampino.  To do so, means traveling around the airport runway to the East.  A few hotels can be found over there, but we're not familiar enough to recommend any of them.


Types of Rental Vehicles Available at the Ciampino Airport.....
 

Lots of different types of rental vehicles are available at the Ciampino Airport.  These include the obvious choices - economy rentals and mini-car rentals.  But also available are 7-passenger minivans, 9-passenger minivans and luxury cars as well.  

We did a little analysis regarding the price of rental cars at the Ciampino Airport versus the Fiumicino Airport car rental.  For some of the vehicles the rentals prices were a little more at the Fiumicino Airport, and at others the prices were a little higher at the Ciampino.  But on the whole, passengers flying into Rome were able to secure a little cheaper rates at the Fiumicino Airport.  Now this could change, maybe the discrepancy is temporary.  We always recommend that passengers compare all the variables anyway, as you never know what types of deals are out there.
 
 
Source: Ciampino Airport Homepage

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