Getting around Rome isn't always easy: traffic can be awful, there aren't as many underground lines as there should be and it takes time figuring out the best way to reach a destination. The information on this page lists all your travel options and is meant to help you get out and about in the Eternal City.
Buses, Underground, Urban Trains and Trams
Metrebus is Rome's public transport system, which incorporates different types of services: tube/subway (metro), urban trains (treno metropolitano), buses and trams.
Most buses run from 5:30am to 12:00am (night buses are available after midnight). Underground trains run from 5:30pm to 11:30pm Sunday to Thursday and from 5:30am to 1:30am on Fridays and Saturdays.
It is highly advisable to always check the ATAC website
for the latest service updates when planning your journey.
Tickets and Passes
Tickets can be purchased at most newsagents and coffee shops and at vending machines at bus stops and underground stations around the city.
Different kinds of tickets are available:
BIT (SINGLE RIDE - € 1.50) - Valid for 100 minutes from initial validation on buses (including Cotral buses within the city), trams, regional trains within the City (2nd class) and subway (without exiting turnstiles).
BIG (DAILY - € 6)
BTI (3 DAY - € 16.50)
CIS (WEEKLY - € 24)
Daily, 3-day and weekly tickets are valid until 11:59 pm of the day of expiry for unlimited rides on all buses, trams, regional trains (2nd class) and subway lines within the city.
Monthly and annual passes are also available:
Monthly Pass €35
Annual Pass €250
Annual Pass for students* € 130 - 150
*(special terms and conditions apply)
Discounted annual Metrebus passes can be purchased by Sapienza University students on the following conditions:
- ISEE must not exceed € 20,000
- You must be a registered resident of the city of Rome OR a Laziodisu/Casa dello Studente scholarship holder
- You must be 26 years old or younger
Discounted annual passes are sold exclusively at certain ticket offices in Rome, (see Le biglietterie Atac
, open from 7pm to 8pm on weekdays and from 8am to 8pm on weekends) by presenting the following documents:
- A copy of your ISEE status
- Laziodisu/Casa dello student certificate
- A passport photo (not necessary if you are renewing your pass)
- A copy of a government issued ID
Please remember that you must always validate your ticket or pass at the beginning of your journey. Keep your ticket/pass with you at all times and be ready to show it to ticket inspectors.
To plan your journey around the City you can visit ATAC's website from your PC
apps also available).
Taxis in Rome are white, have an identification name and number on the front door and are equipped with a taximeter. They can be easily found in every part of the city at special taxi ranks, or you can call one of the numerous Radio Taxi companies like 06 3570, 06 6645, 06 8822, 06 4157, 06 4994 or 06 5551.
Cycling can be a nice way to get around Rome, especially in the car-free areas in the city centre. Bike lanes and cycling paths are also available in some parts of the city. Where no such facilities are present, extra care should be taken, especially in traffic-heavy zones. Bike sharing stations can be found in the central areas of the city, close to many major tourist sites. MAP of bike lanes and cycling paths in Rome (in Italian)