Public Transport in Rome

All the informations you need to know about Public Transport in Rome, metro, buses, trains that will get you near most tourist destinations.

best apps for a train journey in ItalyRome has a nice underground railway system that will get you near most tourist destinations. The Roman Metro is designed in an X shape with line A and line B. Both lines cross at the city’s central station, which is called Roma Termini; in front of it, there’s also an important bus terminus. Rome has also an extensive network of trams and buses that will come in handy: it’s big city so trying to see everything on foot is simply not feasible. The whole metro, tram, bus, and part of the train network (comprising the Roma-Lido, Roma – Giardinetti and part of the Roma-Viterbo railways) is managed by ATAC, whose site comes with a handy route planner. If you will be in Rome for an extended period of time, buy a seven day Metro and bus pass (called CIS) for 24 €. For shorter stays, get a day pass for 6 EURO. An individual ticket is 1.50 € and is valid for 100 minutes.


Public Transport in Rome: subway services

The metro is really cheap and easy to use; there are only two and-a-half metro lines in Rome (A, B and B1) which are very easy to navigate. It is worth making use of the bus/metro network rather than trying to get everywhere on foot – Rome is a big city. You can either buy individual tickets that cost 1,50 € and are good for 100 minutes, a day pass, or a tourist pass which is good for three days. There are two metro stops beneath Termini station (A / B lines) and a bus terminus in front of it; both have recently been renovated.

Line B (colour: blue) – this line has a stop at Termini sta-tion. You can board it there and get off at the Colosseo stop, where you can walk out with a breath-taking view of the Colosseum; you can also get off at the Circo Massimo (the Circus Maximus’ nearby) or Piramide stops; the latter is located near Caius Cestius’ pyramid and the Protestant Cemetery. Also, the “Piramide” stop is connected by a tunnel to the Ostiense train station, while the terminus of the Roma-Lido railway – which will bring you to the seaside neighbourhood of Ostia or to the ruins of Ostia Antica – is located right next to this metro stop. If you need to go to the Tiburtina station, take the metro trains that go to Rebibbia ( don’t board the ones towards Conca d’Oro, they’ll take you to the B1 branch) and get off at… Tiburtina.

Public Transport in Rome:Line B opening times

From Laurentina to Rebibbia, first departures: – Every day, including holidays, 5:30 am; From Laurentina to Rebibbia, last departures: – Monday to Thursday at 11:30 pm; – Friday and Saturday at 1:30 am; – Holidays at 11:30 pm. From Rebibbia to Laurentina, first departures: – Monday to Thursday at 5:30 am; – Friday and Saturday and Holidays at 5:35 am; From Rebibbia to Laurentina, last departures: – Monday to Thursday at 11:30 pm; – Friday and Saturday at 1:30 am; – Holidays at 11:30 pm.

Line A (colour: orange) – this line, too, has a stop below Termini station which is located right under that of the “B” line; it will take you to piazza del Popolo ( Flaminio – Piazza del Popolo stop), the Spanish Steps (get off at the Spagna stop), the Trevi fountain and Bernini’s triton fountain (Barberini – Fontana di Trevi stop) and to the Vatican Museums (get off at Ottaviano – Musei Vaticani).

Public Transport in Rome:Line A opening times

Sunday-Thursday: 5.30 am – 11.30 pm (first and last departure from the terminal); Friday-Saturday: 5.30 am – 1.30 am (first and last departure from the terminal).


Public Transport in Rome: bus services

The bus service in Rome is extremely complex and varied, and being Rome a big city the service is not always efficient or as brilliant as we would like. On buses there is neither video tables nor any indicator that indicates the stops, making the journey by bus rather complex for tourists, unless you use very tourist lines where you can orient yourself by looking at the view outside! To orient yourself when you are in the bus I suggest you to use a GPS or visit http://muovi.roma.it/ also available in English. The site provides information on how to move in Rome by public transport, provides information in real time and shows you the most covenient path to follow.Listed below are the different transport tickets available in the city of Rome. They can be used on both the subway and the buses, some provide an integrated service and are therefore more expensive.

B.I.T. (time integrated ticket) Price: € 1,50

Valid for one Metro ride and 100 minutes on all buses. Tickets needs to be stamped when starting the ride. Visitors using also the subway must stamp their tickets a second time.

Roma 24 h Price:€7,00

Roma 48h Price:€12,50

Roma 72 h Price:€18

C.I.S. (tourist one-week integrated ticket) Price: € 24,00

Valid until midnight of the 7th day after validation for unlimited metro, bus, and train travel within the city of Rome. Tickets must be stamped only one time (when starting the ride), but keep it with you in case an inspector demands to see it; when using the subway, insert your ticket in the slot on the front of the turnstile, and retrieve it from the top of the machine before going through the gates. The owner must write his or her own name on the ticket. Please note: this ticket is valid until the midnight of the seventh day of validity.



Public Transport in Rome:where To Purchase Your Travel tickets

You can purchase the travel tickets from a wide variety of sources including vending machines at stations and many newsstands and normal retail shops. The travel ticket only becomes ‘live’ after you have validated it, (stamped with the date you first use it). Showing a ticket inspector an unvalidated ticket is no different to having no ticket at all.


Public transport in Rome

Public Transport in Rome:resources

Public Transport in Rome – subway and regional trains Map
Public Transport in Rome – night bus service Map
Public Transport in Rome -tram service Map
Moovit: public transport GPS navigation