Visiting Rome is a dream of many people, but how to move and juggle its public transport? Read what to know in this article.
Thousands of people cross the streets of the Italian capital on a daily basis, where in fact there are various public means of transport to navigate within Rome: metro, buses, trams and railway lines; and there are therefore various tickets and passes to choose from according to your needs. The article will list various solutions, as well as some useful advice:
Passes and subscriptions
The passes are highly recommended: Roma Pass 48 Hours not only allows an unlimited number of trips within the capital, but also free admission to the first museum, archaeological site or experience at will for the price of € 32; like the Roma Pass 72 Hours (€ 52).
Furthermore, in general, children up to 10 years old, if accompanied by a paying adult, have free access to vehicles in the territory of the municipality of Rome.
There are also several subscriptions: the Monthly Personal Rome (valid for one month, at a cost of 35€), the Monthly Impersonal Rome (valid for the calendar month shown on the recharge receipt, at 53€, useable by different people), the Monthly Lazio a Zone (starts from 24,50€ and can reach 108.50€ depending on the zone, the Lazio Annual a Zone (valid for the calendar month shown on the card, from 172,00€ to 688,40€, varies of the zones), the Rome Annual (valid 365 from the activation or top-up data, at a cost of 250€). Students can choose to activate the Lazio Studenti Annual Pass, valid from September to June of the school year in question, starting from 141€ to 576,40€ depending on the area.FURTHER INFO ABOUT CITY CARDS ❯
The company that deals with means of transport in Rome is Atac, which offers various solutions regarding the purchase of tickets and passes, valid for the underground, buses and trams, Cotral and regional railways (Trenitalia only in second class regarding routes Rome - Lido, Termini - Centocelle, Rome - Viterbo). However, it is advisable to always consult the official Atac website https://www.atac.roma.it/ to stay updated on any news or changes. Tickets and passes can be purchased at tobacconists, newsstands, ticket vending machines in the main city bus terminus and metro stations), at the ticket offices managed by Atac, in the railway stations of the Lazio region; otherwise, metro tickets can be purchased via a contactless credit card. The first proposal is the integrated timed ticket, valid for 100 minutes after stamping and in the subway, it is valid for one journey only, and allows you to change lines A-B and A-C, at a price of 1,50€. There is also the Multibit with 10 timed integrated tickets, at a cost of 15€. The Rome 24 hour ticket is also available, in the piece of 7€, valid 24 hours after the first stamping which allows you to make as many trips as you wish in the 24 hours in the district of Roma Capitale; similar are the Rome 48h ticket (12,50€) and the Rome 72h ticket (18€). You can choose to take advantage of the integrated weekly card, valid for 7 days after the first stamping, up to 24:00 on the seventh day including that of stamping, with no travel limits, at a cost of 24€.FURTHER INFO ABOUT PASS IN ROME❯
There are three metro lines: the first is line A, or red line, with 27 stations, extending from Battistini to Anagnina, and runs 290 times a day. The second is line B, which has a detour, the B1, with 3 terminus: Laurentina, Rebibbia and Jonio and contains 26 stations counting 308 trips a day. The third line is C, still under construction, with two terminus: San Giovanni and Monte Compatri-Pantano. It was inaugurated in 2017 and during the construction of the San Giovanni's stop, remains were found and today they are placed in the station itself, which serves as a museum. The terminus of this line will be located in Piazza Venezia, in front of the Altare della Patria.
In general, the metro allows you to reach the main points of interest in the city such as the Piazza di Spagna, Piazza del Popolo, the Trevi Fountain, the Opera House, the Colosseum and Saint Peter's.
The subway operates every day from 05:30 to 23:30, while on Fridays and Saturdays until 01:30.
Buses and trams
As for buses and trams, these connect all areas of the capital with runs from the center to the suburbs. These lines are active from 05:30 in the morning until midnight, and there are also a series of night bus lines operating from midnight to 05:30.
There are 6 tram lines: the first is line 2, which connects Piazza Mancini to Piazzale Flaminio; there is line 3 which connects Piazza Thorwaldsen and Trastevere; line 5 connects Giovanni Amendola to Piazza dei Gerani, line 8 crosses the section from Piazza Venezia to Trastevere, line 14 connects Giovanni Amendola to Palmiro Togliatti and line 19 connects Piazza Risorgimento to Piazza dei Gerani.
As for buses, the capital offers 338 daily and 22 night lines with 8,260 stops. The city is working to introduce autonomous electronic vehicles.
The railway lines of Rome are 12: 8 main ones (whose name begins with the letter F) and 4 special ones. As far as the management is concerned, Trenitalia takes care of 9 and 3 Atac, which covers the Rome - Viterbo, Rome - Giardinetti and Rome - Lido lines. The other lines are the FL1 (Orte - Fiumicino Airport), the FL2 (Roma Tiburtina - Tivoli), the FL3 (Roma Ostiense - Viterbo Porta Fiorentina), the FL4 (Roma Termini - Frascati / Albano Laziale / Velletri), the FL5 (Roma Termini - Civitavecchia), the FL6 (Roma Termini - Cassino), the FL7 (Roma Termini - Minturno - Scauri), the FL8 (Roma Termini - Nettuno) and the Leonardo Express Line which connects Roma Termini and Fiumicino Airport.
To stay up to date on timetables, waiting times, routes and news regarding public transport in the capital, we do not recommend downloading some apps such as the official Atac "Viaggia con Atac", "Moovit" and "Probus Roma" apps. The apps are free and available both in the App Store and in the Play Store. The website www.muoversiaroma.it is also useful. On the "myCicero" app you can also buy Atac Rome tickets valid for the metro, buses and trams.
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