"Stazione Termini (Termini Station) - Center Of Rome Railway Train Connection" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Monday 23rd May 2011
Termini Station is the center of railway system of Rome, except modest traffic of such minor stations as: Tiburtina, Ostiense, Trastevere. Till the 60's it could be considered as one of the biggest and most popular meeting places of Romans and those who were of other origins.
The railways appeared in Rome quite late, only with Pius IX were promoted the first projects with the line Rome-Frascati unveiled on July 7, 1856. The next lines were Rome-Civitavecchia (1859) and Civitavecchia-Ceprano (1862).
The place for the central railways station was chosen here, close to the Baths of Diocletian, and construction of the building was began in 1867, according to a project of Salvatore Bianchi, and finished only in 1873. The name "termini" comes from the popular denomination of the word "terme" meaning "baths", from the Baths of Diocletian; thus all the zone till Piazza San Bernardo bore the name "Termini". Total surface area 225.000 m2, frequented by approximately 480,000 persons per day, over 150 million per year. The station is located in piazza dei Cinquecento, in the heart of the city.
Located in the center of Italian peninsular, the Roman railway station was conceived as the center of all the railway junctions coming from north and south.
The first station was 95m wide; it didn't have an adequate square in front of it, but only two squares on both sides: right, for arrivals; left, for departures. To resolve the problem of traffic the old station was moved back in 1938-1940 by the project of Angiolo Mazzoni. In this period were built the side walls of the station, but its main building was open only in 1950 for the Holy Year by the project of Montuori, Vitellozzi, Castellozzi, Amerigo Tot and others. A huge Piazza 500 appeared in front of the new station and it became one of the largest railway stations in Europe.
Even beyond these figures, Roma Termini has come to play a primary role in the urban, regional, national and international transport system. Taking as its starting point the consideration that stations are privileged places of passage, fundamentally important resources for cities in constant expansion and evolution, the Grandi Stazioni project was developed to transform Italy’s 13 most important stations into comfortable, secure and assessible places with the dual role of multi-modal transport hubs and city piazzas rich in commercial services and opportunities.
The renovation of Termini station has confirmed the validity of this idea, thanks to investments totalling some 119 million euros and the works speedily carried out on the occasion of the 2000 Jubilee. The original architecture of Roma Termini, a mixture of styles fluctuating between the Thirties and the Fifties, has been integrated by works in a modern key signed by Grandi Stazioni’s staff in collaboration with prominent designers such as Atelier Mendini, Michele De Lucchi, Pierluigi Cerri, Vignelli Associates and Piero Castiglioni.
The station has regular train services to all major Italian cities as well as daily international services to Paris, Munich, Geneva, Basel and Vienna. With its 29 platforms and over 150 million passengers each year, Roma Termini is one of the largest train stations in Europe. If all roads lead to Rome, most segments of the transportation system lead to Roma Termini! You can shop there, eat there, meet there, rent a car there, and leave from there. It’s truly the transportation hub of Rome.
The station has regular train services to all major Italian cities as well as daily international services to Paris, Munich, Geneva, Basel and Vienna. With its 29 platforms and over 150 million passengers each year, Roma Termini is one of the largest train stations in Europe. Below is a list of what you will find - besides trains, buses and metros - at Termini station:
Connections to Ciampino airport and to "Leonardo da Vinci" airport in Fiumicino
Opening hours: 7/7 days - 8.00 am - 10.00 pm
From Roma Termini there is a fast shuttle train connection to the "Leonardo da Vinci" International Airport at Fiumicino, which departs every 30 minutes from platform 27 or 28. From 6 am to 23 pm approximately every day, the service leaves every half-hour in both directions, with journeys lasting 31 minutes. Timetable and other details: Visit
Terravision coaches provide frequent connections to Ciampino Airport. The Terravision office and bus stop are located on via Marsala and may also be accessed from platform 1. Timetable and other details: Visit
The Intesa San Paolo branch at platform 1 provides all bank services while the branch at platform 24 offers only financial investment and consulting services.
There are cash dispensers all around the station generally near the entrances and in the middle of the Forum Termini Shopping Centre.
For currency exchange needs there are also two Forexchange offices one on the ground floor opposite to platform 12-13 and the other in the Forum Termini Shopping Centre near the escalators to via Marsala.
Rome Termini Station Bank Services Helpful Links:
More Details about Rome Termini Station Bank Service: Visit
At Termini Station there are the following car rental agencies: Alfa Service, Auto Europa, Prestige, Cooperativa Termini (NCC), Travelcar, Locauto Tirreno, Europcar, Maggiore, Hertz, Avis, Thrifty, Sixt e Targarent; all of them are located in the Ala Termini section (accessed both from platform 24 and via Giolitti 34) at desks n.1 to 5.
Alfa Service: http://www.alfaservicerentcar.it/
Auto Europa: http://www.autoeuropa.it/
Cooperativa Termini - Noleggio Con Conducente (NCC): Hours: mon - fri 07.00 - 20.30, sat - sun 07.00 - 18.00. Tel: 06 481 7979
The top-rated "San Raffaele Termini" one-stop diagnostic clinic is located on the mezzanine floor of the Ala Termini wing. Access is from either via Giolitti, on the outside of the station building, or from platform 24 inside the station, and then by the lift located behind the post office or the stairs opposite the car rental desks. Medical examinations and tests must be booked in advance at desk 7 in the main hall of the Ala Termini wing. Reservations call centre: 892 289. More details: http://termini.sanraffaele.it/index.asp?hw=8
The "Fitness First" health club is on the basement level of the Ala Termini wing and can only be accessed from outside the station building at via Giolitti 42. Toll free call at 800 606 085. More details: http://www.fitnessfirst.it/cms/front_content.php
On the ground floor, in front of platforms 3-4. More details: http://www.trenitalia.com/
Hotel Reservation service is located on the ground floor of the Ala Termini section, at desk n.6. Opening hours: 7/7 days - 07.00 am - 10.00 pm. Contacts: tel. 06 4821888, fax 06 4823952. More details: http://www.hotelreservation.it/
The Information & Assistance office is located inside the Waiting Room on platform 1. Opening hours: 7/7 days, h 24. Contacts Call center (from Italy) 89 20 21.
The left luggage can be accessed via the moving walkway on the basement level of the Ala Termini wing. They are downstairs form Track #24 and can be accessed via the moving walkway on the basement level of the Ala Termini wing. If you’re walking towards the tracks from the front of the Station, it will be to your right and downstairs. Do know that you need to leave yourself PLENTY OF TIME when you are picking up your luggage as the lines can get very long – especially if an International Train has just come in. You don’t want to be standing in line waiting on your luggage when your train pulls out! The Left Luggage is VERY safe, efficient, and convenient! Opening hours: 7/7 days (06.00 - 24.00), Charges: 4,00 € the first 5 hours, 0,60 € /hour from 6th to 12th hour, 0,20 € /hour from 13th hour on. Call at 06 474 4777.
The lost property service is operated by Comune di Roma (http://www.comune.roma.it ). Many folks are just in Rome for a day and ask where they can store their luggage. Roma Termini is probably the best option. The left luggage and lost property facilities are located in the terminal on the Lower level. For lost property, ask at the information desk in the waiting room by platform 1. Open 24 hours.
Near Termini station there are three parking, in piazza dei Cinquecento, via Marsala and via Giolitti.
Parking Piazza dei Cinquecento: 100 metres from the station, piazza dei Cinquecento. Tel: +39 06 48907119 - +39 06 4741292
Parking Marsala: 10 metres from the station, via Marsala. Opening hours: h 24
Parking Garage Esquilino: 250 metres from the station, via Giolitti 271. Opening hours: h24. Tel +39 06 4466605 / +39 06 49774008. Email: gara...@gmail.com
Park Giolitti: 200 metres from the Ferrovie Laziali, via Giolitti 267. Opening hours: h24. Tel: +39 06 4470 4053.
The pharmacy Internazionale Termini is located on the ground floor along platform 1.
Basement level - Forum Termini
The pharmacy Cristo Re dei Ferrovieri is located on the basement level (Forum Termini), opposite to the escalators to via Giolitti.
Opening hours - Pharmacy on platform 1: 7/7 days - 07.30 am - 10.00 pm. tel 06 4745421
Opening hours - Pharmacy on Forum Termini: 7/7 days - 08.00 am - 22.00 pm. tel 06 488 07 76
Railway police is located opposite to platform 13 and along platform 1. Carabinieri are located opposite to platform 20 and along platform 1. Railway Police (PolFer): Tel 06 46203401
There are two post offices at Roma Termini, both on the ground floor: one is in the Ala Termini wing, with entrance from either platform 24 or via Giolitti 16; the other is on the opposite side of the station (at platform 1) but can be accessed only from the outside, with entrance at via Marsala 29. Opening hours: monday - friday - 08.00 am - 07.00 pm; saturday 08.00 am - 01.15 pm. Website: http://www.poste.it/
There is a "Dedem Automatica" self-service multipurpose point near the underground exit on the via Giolitti side of the station, which includes a photo booth, business card/xerox machine, etc.
Opening hours: 7/7 days 08.00 am - 10.00 pm. Website:http://www.dedem.it/
Roma Termini is currently the focus of the following three poverty and social exclusion projects, conducted by the social cooperative Cooperativa Sociale Europe Consulting and centred along the platform 1/via Marsala side of the station building: the Help Center di Roma Termini, Centro Diurno Binario 95 and Osservatorio Nazionale sul Disagio e la Solidarietà nelle stazioni italiane (ONDS), National Observatory on Social Exclusion and Solidarity in Italian railway stations.
Roma Termini station - Platform 1
A project conducted in partnership with Ferrovie dello Stato and Department V (Social Services Operations Room) of the Commune of Rome, a member of the ONDS network. Opening hours: mon - fri 10.00 am - 10.00 pm / sat - sun - holidays 06.00 pm - 10.00 pm. Tel (0039) 06 4782 6360 - fax (0039) 06 4890 7864. Website: www.europeconsulting.it
via Marsala 95 - post office box 2376
A project conducted in partnership with Ferrovie dello Stato, Department V (Social Services Operations Room) of the Commune of Rome and Vodafone Italia Foundation, a member of the ONDS network.
Opening hours: 7/7 days holidays included 09.00 am - 05.00 pm. tel (0039) 06 44360793 fax (0039) 06 97277146. Website: www.binario95.it
ONDS - National Observatory on Social Exclusion and Solidarity in Italian railway stations
via Marsala 65 - inside the Help Center office
Project realised in cooperation with Ferrovie dello Stato and ANCI
Contacts: tel (0039) 06 47826360 fax (0039) 06 48907864
The facility providing assistance to passengers with special needs is located within the waiting room premises on platform 1.
Opening hours: 7/7 days - 07.00 am - 09.00 pm
Contacts: National helpline 199 303 060 - 7/7 days from 07.00 am to 09.00 pm
For international journeys: tel. 0039 06 4881726 (Monday to Friday from 7am to 9 pm) or assi...@trenitalia.it
The main ticket office is located in the entrance hall (accessed from piazza dei Cinquecento and from via Giolitti). Numerous self-service ticket machines can also be found on the station premises. Always remember to validate your ticket BEFORE boarding the train in one of the machines at the beginning of each platform.
Opening hours: 7/7 days - 06.00 am - 10.55 pm
Call center (from Italy) 892021 and from abroad 0039 06 68475475. Website: http://www.trenitalia.com/
Forum Termini - basement level
The toilets are at the Forum Termini shopping centre, near the escalators to via Marsala and to Via Giolitti
Opening hours and Charges - Via Marsala Side: 7/7 days 06.00 am - 01.00 am. Charge: 0,80 €
Opening hours and Charges - Via Giolitti side: 7/7 days 06.00 am - 12.00 pm. Charge: 1 €
Ala Termini - Ferrovie Laziali
Ala Termini wing, along the moving walkway next to the left luggage office, and near the entrance hall to the Ferrovie Laziali station for local services on via Giolitti (which can also be accessed from platforms 25-27).
Opening hours and Charges:
Toilets Ala Termini (near left luggage) - 7/7 days 08.00 am - 10.00 pm. Charge: 0,80 €.
The Tourist information office (Commune of Rome) is located on the Ala Termini wing at desk n.6
Opening hours: 7/7 days - 08.00 am - 08.30 pm. More details: http://www.comune.roma.it/
Main Hall (Opposite the stairs to the Forum Termini shopping centre).
In the Ala Termini wing, next to the stairs leading down to the cross platform subway, accessed from either platform 24 or via Giolitti 34. Opening hours: 7/7 days - 08.00 am - 09.00 pm. Tel. (0039) 06 47825588 fax (0039) 06 48906977
The waiting room – located at the beginning of platform 1 – is for ticket-holders only. There are a passenger information and assistance office on the premises, as well as a separate facility – Sala Blu – providing assistance to passengers with special needs. Opening hours: 7/7 days - 06.00 am - 12.00 pm
Wellness Center in on the basement level of the Ala Termini wing. Access only from via Giolitti 34. Tel: 0039 06 9760 6184. Website: http://www.termeatermini.it
Stazione Termini (Termini Station) - Center Of Rome Railway Train Connection
Piazza dei Cinquecento
00185, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Rione Esquilino (Termini-Via Nazionale) (Roma centro)
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