TRAVEL & TRANSPORT
We highly encourage our festival attendees to travel as climate friendly as possible.
Please use train, public transport, car sharing, electric vehicle or bicycle if you can.
Remember that Rome is best explored and enjoyed by foot!
HOW TO REACH ROME
Environmentally-friendly travel is a certain paradox, as travelling in itself always produces a carbon footprint. But traveling is for many one of the life’s great pleasures. It makes the soul happy, broadens the mind and if done right it can be beneficial to the local population. We therefore recommend you to look for greener ways to travel, also when making your way to our festival in Rome.
The climate offset of travelling
Donating to a good offsetting scheme is better than ignoring the issue altogether, and does provide a way to counterbalance your carbon footprint in the absence of cleaner technologies. You can offset your emissions using www.chooseclimate.org, which allows you to click your departure point and destination on a world map and see detailed calculations for your emissions or using www.co2balance.com which compares emissions from flights, cars, ferries and trains.
The high-quality rail network and transportation infrastructure have made trains one of the most popular ways to travel in Italy for work or pleasure. If you live in Europe and would like to get to Rome by train, the easiest option is to get to Milan and from there take a train to Milan. The high-speed trains, called Frecciarossa, connect Rome and Florence in a little over an hour and a half and to Milan in three hours. There are also other categories of trains called Frecciargento or Frecciabianca, which also connect Rome with most cities in the country, but are slower. Roma Termini and Roma Tirbuntina are two of Rome’s largest railway stations.
Buses are a cheap, safe and reliable option for traveling, and are environmentally a lot better than cars and planes. The bus companies such as Eurolines, BusCenter and Flixbus operate throughout Europe and Italy. The biggest bus stations in Rome are Termini and Tirbuntina.
By CAR/ MOTORBIKE
All EU driving licences are recognized in Italy. Holders of non-EU licences should get an International Driving Permit (IDP) to accompany their national licence. Apply to your national motoring association. We highly encourage our attendees to consider renting a hybrid or electrical vehicle for the sake of environment.
Although all roads might lead to Rome, driving around Rome is not recommended, both due to heavy traffic and unsafe driving. Riding a scooter or motorbike is faster and makes parking easier, but Rome is no place for learners, so please be careful and always use a helmet.
Short-haul flights under 500 km are comparatively the worst polluters because it takes a lot of energy to get up and down. Please consider using other travel methods if you are coming from close. If flying fly economy class, and be mindful and support airlines which are investing in more sustainable technology and more efficient plane models, and which have a transparent clear climate strategy and management.
Fiumicino and Ciampino airports serve a combined 40 million and over yearly passenger traffic. Approximately 30 km from Rome, both airports offer multiple connections to the city centre (train, bus shuttle, taxi). Fiumicino is Rome’s main airport and is is well-connected with the centre during the day by an express train.The express train between Fiumicino Airport and Stazione Termini (Rome's main train station) costs € 9.50 and the journey takes about 30 minutes. Ciampino is Rome's smaller airport and mostly used by charter flights and budget airlines. To get to the centre from this airport, take COTRAL bus, get off at Metro A: Anagnina station, then to Termini Station. Cotral bus runs every 30 minutes, until 11pm. The only way how to get to Rome after this time is to take taxi.