Jan 15, 2011

3 Click Car Hire - Rent a Car Services in Rome Termini Train Station Italy

Roma Termini (Stazione Termini or Stazione di Roma Termini) is the main train station of Rome. It is named after the same name area, which in turn took its name from ancient Baths of Diocletian (in Latin, thermae), which lie across the street from the main entrance.

Termini was renovated in 2000 and is now a city within a city. The station is huge, with 225 square miles of shopping, restaurants, bars and services. There is a little bit of everything in Termini - an information center, banks, travel agencies, a pharmacy, and a health club. There is even a chapel for those who get so lost that there is little to do but pray.

About 800 trains arrive and depart from Rome, Italy's main train station each day. Trains from all over Italy and the rest of Europe come and go from Termini.

The station has regular train services to all major Italian cities as well as daily international services to Paris, Munich, Geneve, 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.

Termini is also the main hub for public transport inside Rome. Both current Rome Metro lines (A and B) intersect at Termini metro station, and a major bus station is located at Piazza dei Cinquecento, the square in front of the station. However, the main tram lines of the city cross at Porta Maggiore, some 1500 metres east of the station.

Car parks
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

Parking Marsala
10 metres from the station, via Marsala
Opening hours h 24

Park Giolitti
200 metres from the Ferrovie Laziali, via Giolitti 267
Opening hours h24

Car hire
If you are using Termini Station either as a holidaymaker or a business passenger, you may use our car rental services and pick up your car right at the station. 3Click Car Hire operates pick up points located within the station. We maintain a large hire fleet and help you find the best quote for your destination. Car hire customers are guaranteed a wide range of models and types of cars presented in excellent condition because we only deal with leading car rental companies.

Practical information
Termini opens at 4:00 in the morning and closes at 1:00 in the morning. The information office opens at 7:00 in the morning and closes at 10:00 (22.00) at night.

The train from Fiumicino Airport (also known as Leonardo da Vinci airport) runs every 30 minutes. This is the easiest and cheapest way to get from the airport into the city. The first train leaves from Termini to Fiumicino at 5:52 in the morning. The last train from Fiumicino to Termini is at 11:37 (23.37) at night.

If you are considering renting a car for your stay in Rome, we recommend that you arrange this before your arrival. If you fail to pre-book a vehicle you do run the risk of not getting the make and model of car that suits your needs.

Speed limits in Rome, Italy
Open roads in Rome: 90 kph / 55 mph
Towns and residential areas in Rome: 50 kph / 30 mph
Motorways / highways in Rome: 130 kph / 80 mph

Driving and Parking in Rome
Driving around Rome in the early morning and late afternoon is not advisable. Italian drivers are notorious for their intimidating driving and the congestion and traffic jams in the centre of Rome is best avoided. However, cars are the perfect option for exploring the surrounding area of Lazio.

A number of parking garages are available around Rome city centre, all of which are expensive and can become busy. These include the Terminal Gianicolo off the Piazza della Rovere, a car park at St. Peter's train station (Stazione San Pietro), the Auditorium Car Park in Parioli, and the Parcheggio Ludovisi, close to the famous Spanish Steps.

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