G. B. Pastine International Airport, also known as the Ciampino Airport, is the second largest airport of Rome, after Fiumicino. The airport is located on the outskirts of the Eternal City, about 12 kilometers of the historical center of Rome.
The Ciampino Airport was inaugurated in 1916, as a military base for airships, and was operated exclusively by the Army until the 1930s, when it was opened to civilian traffic.
During World War II, the airport was captured by Allied forces in June 1944, and it became a United States Army Air Forces military airfield. Until 1961, when the Fiumicino Airport was inaugurated, Ciampino was Rome’s principal gateway.
HOW TO GET THERE
From Rome, you can reach the Ciampino Airport by bus, with one of the buses run by the Terravision company, in about 40 minutes. A ticket from Rome Termini train station to Ciampino costs 5.80€, and a ticket from the airport to Rome costs 5.00€. A round trip is 9.00€.