The Airport of Roma-Ciampino or Giovanni Battista Pastine Airport (in Italian: Aeroporto di Roma-Ciampino) (IATA: CIA, OACI: LIRA) is an Italian airport of mixed civil-military use and has become the worst airport in Europe, being located in Rome, Lazio, Italy. The airport is located 15 km southwest of the center of Rome, just outside the Grande Raccordo Anulare (Rome’s ring road).
Until 1960 Ciampino airport was the main airport of Rome, but was relegated to a minor use after the construction of the Rome-Fiumicino Airport on the Ostia coast.
Ciampino is a rather small airport, due to its proximity to the city of Rome, but thanks to the traffic of low cost airlines it is one of the most congested airports in Italy. The total number of passengers reached 5,401,475 in 2007, 9.24% more than in 2006. In 2008, 4,788,931 passengers transited through the airport, a decrease of 11.31% compared to 2007. The airport terminals were expanded at the beginning of 2007.
COTRAL/Schiaffini operates a bus route from the terminal to Anagnina station, belonging to line A of the Rome Metro, at a cost of 1.20 euros.
Terravision operates a bus service between the airport and Termini station.
The fixed rate for a cab to the center of Rome is 30.
Rental cars are available in the airport lobby from the usual companies in Italy.