Getting around RomeOpening time and useful information about the public transport: bus, tram and subway
Rome is a very vast city but fortunately the main tourist attractions are gathered in the area of the old town center and in the neighbouring areas. Taking as point of departure Roma Termini or Roma San Pietro stations, or the subway stops Colosseo and Ottaviano, Rome will be really handy. As long as you are very good walkers…
Once you get to Rome, our advice, if you want to move quickly, is to use the public transports run by the municipality. Moving around Rome by car is not recommended, for both the difficulty to find parking spots and the traffic, that would make you waste your precious time.
THE SUBWAY IN ROME
Today, there are 3 active subway lines, line A or red line and line B or blue line and part of the new line C. Line B branches off into line B1 while the C line, opened November 9, 2014 does not connect with the other tw. To help you find your bearings, we attach a complete map with all the stops on lines A, B and B1:
Save and Print Rome Subway Map
The lines A and B allow you to get to the main attractions in Rome like the Colosseum, St. Peter or the Imperial Fora. Nonetheless, there are many interesting areas not yet reachable by subway, so it is adisable to use the bus, tram or trolley bus run by Atac (the company that runs public transports in Rome).
ATAC ROMA – BUS, TRAM AND TROLLEY BUS
Atac is the company that runs transports in Rome: bus, tram and trolley bus. Transports and trips link quiet well the main tourist attractions. We recommend you to visit Atac official site (English Version) that supplies clear and useful information regarding line routes, timetables and connections. It will surely help you find your bearings better in the city.
From Civitavecchia to Roma: the guide for cruisers
If you are looking for a practical guide to easily reach the major sights of Rome and extricate between the various links of the Capital here is a solution designed especially for you.
Click the link and download the digital version of the Guide For Cruise Passenger - Welcome to the Port of Civitavecchia, print it from your PC and you will always have everything you need in your pocket!
Update: New Regional Ticket 2016
From 1st August 2016, the Trenitalia regional train tickets work in a new way (except tickets bought online or via App):
- When you buy the ticket, you will be asked which day you want to travel: the new tickets, in fact, are valid until midnight of the date stamped on the ticket.
- When you stamp the ticket for the first time, it will be valid to travel during the following 4 hours.
- If you change your mind, you can modify the departure date or the itinerary or ask for a refund until midnight of the day before the departure date.
You can do so for free at the self service ticket machines and at the Trenitalia ticket office, paying a €0.50 fee at any SiSALPAY point, LisPaga by Lottomatica, SIR Tobacco shops or paying an extra fee at your travel agency. You will be handed a reminder with the new departure date, that will have to be shown together with the original ticket.
You can use the same ticket for both the bus and the subway trains, as long as you use it within 100 minutes from when you stamp it the first time.
If you are travelling from the Port of Civitavecchia to Rome by train, we advise you to buy a BIRG ticket (that covers 5 zones). This €12 daily ticket allows unlimited trips in all public transports between Civitavecchia Station and Rome until the midnight of the day you stamp it for the first time. You can buy BIRG directly at the station.
Subway opening times: sunday to thursday 5:30 - 23:30 | friday and saturday 5:30 - 1:30
The metropolitan trains run in average every 5 minuti in rush hours and on weekdays. Be patient on the weekends and bank holidays, since there are fewer trains, so they don't run very often
For further information about timetables and bus routes, we advice to check the Atac website.
We present the 5 most common tickets used to move about Rome by bus, tram, trolley bus and subway:
BIT (€1.50) Valid for 100 minutes from the moment it has been stamped
ROMA 24 HOURS (€7) Valid for 24 hours from the moment it has been stamped for an unlimited number of journeys
ROMA 48 HOURS (€12.50) Valid for 48 hours from the moment it has been stamped for an unlimited number of journeys
ROMA 72 HOURS (€18) Valid for 72 hours from the moment it has been stamped for an unlimited number of journeys of journeys.
CIS (€24) Valid for 7 days from the moment it has been first stamped meaning until midnight of the seven day including stamping, for an unlimited number of journeys in the city of Rome
BIRG (€12) Valid until midnight of the day it has been stamped and for an unlimited number of journeys within the Lazio region, in the areas indicated on the ticket. It includes train, subway, trolley bus and tramway.
You can get to Rome with the Civitavecchia Express. There are four daily trips available and it only stops at the main stations of Roma San Pietro and Roma Ostiense.
*All children up to 10 years old travel for free by public transport in the city of Rome if accompanied by an adult.