Public transport system

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Rome has two main metro lines, A (orange) and B (blue), which cross at Termini.
Buses are used in Rome as well.
The main bus station is in front of Stazione Termini on Piazza dei Cinquecento, where there’s an information booth 8am-8pm.

Rome Metro

Trains run between 5.30am and 11.30pm (to 1.30am on Fridays and Saturdays).
Take line A for the Trevi Fountain (Barberini), Spanish Steps (Spagna) and St Peter’s (Ottaviano–San Pietro).
Take line B for the Colosseum (Colosseo).

Rome Tram

The tram network in Rome has six lines and RMG. Trams run from 5:30 am until midnight every day, like the city buses in Rome. At night, the trams are replaced by night buses.
Line 2: Piazza Mancini – Piazzale Flaminio.
Line 3: Piazza Thorwaldsen – Trastevere.
Line 5: Giovanni Amendola – Piazza dei Gerani.
Line 8: Torre Argentina – Trastevere.
Line 14: Giovanni Amendola – Palmiro Togliatti.
Line 19: Piazza Risorgimento – Piazza dei Gerani.

2 3 5 8 14 19 RMG

Rome Bus

Buses generally run from about 5.30am until midnight, with limited services throughout the night.
Rome’s night bus service comprises more than 25 lines, many of which pass Termini and/or Piazza Venezia. Night buses are marked with an ‘n’ before the number and their bus stops have a blue owl symbol. Departures are usually every 15 to 30 minutes, but can be much slower.
The most useful routes:
n1 Follows the route of metro line A.
n2 Follows the route of metro line B.
n7 Piazzale Clodio, Piazza Cavour, Via Zanardelli, Corso del Rinascimento, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, Largo di Torre Argentina, Piazza Venezia, Via Nazionale and Stazione Termini.

Rome transport hubs

Rome’s main station and principal transport hub is Stazione Termini. It has regular connections to other European countries, all major Italian cities and many smaller towns.
Other important hubs are at Largo di Torre Argentina and Piazza Venezia.

Largo di Torre Argentina

Largo di Torre Argentina, important junction for all tourists visiting Rome, is in the old neighbourhood of Campo Marzio close to the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and Campo de' Fiori.
I fact, many city buses ad tramways run through this square, connecting it to other main junctions and attractions: Roma Trastevere Station (tramway 8), Roma Termini Station (bus 70), Roma San Pietro Station (bus 64), Colosseum (bus 87), Trevi Fountain (bus 63), Basilica of St. Peter (bus 64 e 46) and others.
But Largo di Torre Argentina is much more than a simple transit place! Just think that it was right here, when in March 15 marzo 44 BC. emperor Julius Caesar was stabbed to death!

Termini Train Station

Train information is available from the customer service area on the main concourse to the left of the ticket desks. Alternatively, check www.trenitalia.com.
From Termini, you can connect with the metro or take a bus from Piazza dei Cinquecento out front. Taxis are outside the main entrance/exit.
Left Luggage (5hr €6, 6-12hr per hour €1, 13hr & over per hour €0.50; 6am-11pm) is available by platform 24 on the Via Giolitti side of the station.

Piazza Venezia

Piazza Venezia is the central hub of Rome, Italy, in which several thoroughfares intersect, including the Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Via del Corso.
You can get from Piazza Venezia to the Vatican by bus 51, metro, taxi, towncar or on foot

Rome Getting to

Most people arrive in Rome by plane, landing at one of its two airports: Leonardo da Vinci, better known as Fiumicino; or Ciampino, hub for European low-cost carrier Ryanair.
As an alternative to short-haul flights, trains serve Rome’s main station, Stazione Termini, from several European destinations, including Paris and cities across Italy.
Ferries serve Civitavecchia, some 80km north of Rome, from a number of Mediterranean ports.

Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) airport

The easiest way to get into town is by train. There are also buses services.

Trenitalia

1 way €8 apox. FL1 connects to Trastevere, Ostiense and Tiburtina stations, but not Termini. Departures from the airport every 15 minutes (half-hourly on Sundays and public holidays) between 5.57am and 10.42pm, from Tiburtina every 15 minutes between 5.01am and 10.01pm.

Leonardo Express

1 way €14. Runs to/from Stazione Termini. Departures from the airport every 30 minutes between 6.08am and 11.23pm, and from Termini between 5.20am and 10.35pm. Journey time is 30 minutes.

Cotral

1 way €5, purchased on bus €7. Runs between Fiumicino and Stazione Tiburtina via Termini. Four to six daily departures including night services from the airport at 1.45am, 3.45am and 5.45am, and from Tiburtina at 12.30am, 2.30am and 4.30am. Journey time is one hour.

Schiaffini Rome Airport Bus

Via Giolitti; 1 way/return €6.90/9.90. Regular services from the airport to Stazione Termini between 6.05am and midnight; from Termini between 5.10am and 1am. Allow about an hour for the journey.

SIT Bus

1 way/return €6/11. Regular departures to Stazione Termini (Via Marsala) from 7.15am to 12.40am; from Termini between 4.45am and 8.30pm. All buses stop near the Vatican (Via Crescenzio 2) en route. Tickets are available on the bus. Journey time is approximately one hour.

Ciampino Airport

The airport is situated 15km southeast of the city centre, is used by Ryanair for European and Italian destinations. It’s not a big airport but there’s a steady flow of traffic and at peak times it can get extremely busy.
To get into town, take one of the dedicated bus services. Alternatively, take a bus to Ciampino station then pick up a train to Termini or bus to Anagnina metro station (on line A).

Atral

Runs buses between Ciampino Airport and Anagnina metro station (€1.20) and Ciampino train station (€1.20), where you can get a train to Termini (€1.50).

Schiaffini Rome Airport Bus

1 way/return €5.90/9.90. Regular departures to/from Via Giolitti outside Stazione Termini. From the airport, services are between 4am and 11.45pm; from Via Giolitti, buses run from 4.20am to midnight. Buy tickets on board, online, at the airport, or at the bus stop. Journey time is approximately 40 minutes.

SIT Bus

To/from airport €6/5, return €9. Regular departures from the airport to Via Marsala 5 outside Stazione Termini between 7.45am and 12.15am and from Termini between 4.30am and 9.30pm. Get tickets on the bus. Journey time is 45 minutes. Terravision runs from the airport to Stazione Termini between 8.15am and 12.15am; from Termini between 4.30am and 9.20pm. Bank on 45 minutes for the journey.

Civitavecchia Port

The nearest port to Rome is at Civitavecchia, about 80km north of town. Ferries sail here from Barcelona and Tunis, as well as Sicily and Sardinia. Check www.traghettiweb.it for route details, prices, and to book. Bookings can also be made at the Termini-based Agenzie 365 (www.agenzie365.it; Stazione Termini, Via Giolitti 34; 8am-9pm; Termini), at travel agents or directly at the port.

Train

From Civitavecchia there are half-hourly trains to Stazione Termini (€4.60 to €16, 45 minutes to 1½ hours). Civitavecchia’s station is about 700m from the entrance to the port.