TRAVEL TIPS

This document has been prepared in order to better assist you in the planning of your travels and overnight stay off - campus:

PRIOR TO YOUR DEPARTURE:

  • No later than 48 hours in advance, go on-line and complete the ‘Student Travel Information’ form here.
  • If you are not traveling alone, make sure that you and each person traveling with you has the following:
    • Passport
    • Identification card
    • Cash as well as debit/credit card
    • Flight information
    • Hotel/hostel information
    • The phone number of Bernardi (06 3260 0548)
    • Thanos's cell phone number (333 4640 946)
  • Bring a phone card or cell phone if you have one

Transportation to the airport - Two Options:

Option #1: By taxi (see Thanos for taxi information)
Option #2: Public transportation (i.e. Metro, train, airport shuttle) - See below:

From Termini Train Station to Fiumicino or Ciampino Airports:

  1. TERRAVISION bus airport service (between Fiumicino or Ciampino Airports and Rome city center (Via Marsala n. 29 F/G – in front of Terracafè! Termini Train Station) - Check Terravision's main website for timetables and prices or call 06 9761 0632

  2. Getting to Fiumicino Airport by train (option 2):  If your flight is too early to take the Metro to Termini (Metro opens at 5:30 am), ask Thanos to assist you in calling or reserving a taxi for you in advance. Once you are at Termini, take the "Leonardo Express" train that will take you directly to the airport. You can buy your train ticket (€ 14) at an automatic ticket machine or at the ticket counter. The "Leonardo Express" train departs from platform #24 or 26 (the platform number changes every so often), every 30 minutes, and it takes 30 minutes to get to FCO.

  3. Getting to Ciampino Airport (option 2): During Metro hours (5:30am to 11:30pm) take the Metro from Lepanto (nearest Metro stop to Bernardi) and go all the way to Anagnina. Once you get off at Anagnina, you can buy a bus ticket (C.O.T.R.A.L. bus --- blue bus) from a ticket counter there. The bus will drop you off right outside of Ciampino Airport.

 

Other Important Tips:

  • Choose your travel partners well, making sure that each person has similar interests.
  • Get to the airport at least 2.5 hours in advance.
  • Tip your cab driver.
  • Inform Thanos if there is a change in plans
  • If you fall into a sticky situation among those traveling with you, talk with each other - discuss all the options and give yourselves at least 10 minutes to make a decision rather than hastily deciding on something.
  • If you run out of time in your travel city, just get to the airport and don't try to finish everything on your list - be realistic about how much time you have.
  • Plan each day as a group.
  • Read the airline rules & guidelines beforehand.
  • See Thanos for more information or any questions related to the above travel tips provided.