Getting Around

Transportation Times
Buses 5:30 am to midnight
Metro lines A, B, and C 5:30 am to 11:30 pm, until 1:30 am on Saturdays
Trams 5:30 am to midnight
Trains Check times!
Taxis Anytime

**If taking taxi, look for official metered white or yellow ones.

**Times are not always correct especially for busses. Busses will run later throughout different areas in the city but plan on no later than 12:30 to 1:00 a.m.

Public transportation in Rome includes an extensive bus network with an even simpler metro system to follow. There are trams that are easy to follow as well with trains for farther destinations! Bus stops, departure schedules, and route information are all easily accessible on signs within the city.

Time stamps (bus tickets) can be 75-minute tickets, 3-day, weekly, and monthly tickets. The monthly is called éRoma.

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Monthly Pass

The monthly pass is a highly recommend purchase if planning on staying longer than three weeks. The monthly pass is called éRoma but just ask for the monthly pass when purchasing and they’ll understand. Online there are many different options which can be a little confusing to understand them all but they give you plenty of different options to choose from. Again, if staying for a long period of time then the éRoma pass is the best bang for your buck.

Other cards permit tourists and residents free admission for two museums/archaeological sites while any of these visited after are discounted. It’s important to note that once admitted to the first museum or archaeological site of choice, you’ll have just three days to use again for your second free admission. These Roma passes can be used for discounts on any events, exhibitions, and other tourist services.

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  • 38 € free transportation for a month with some discounts
  • 36 € three day pass on museums with free transportation also for just three days. Discounts also included.
  • 28 € two day pass on museums with free transportation also just for two days. Discounts also included.

Where to buy

Tabacchi shops. These are basically 7-Eleven looking type shops that are open past midnight. If not purchasing a Roma Pass, you can buy transportation tickets that cost 1.5 € for 75-minutes of bus, tram, or metro. Train cost is dependent on the destination. For all of these tickets you can purchase at newsstands, bars, or vending machines as well. Exact change is also accepted at metro and major bus stops!

You can also buy international phone cards and postage stamps here as well. Some of these shops and even newsstands also can recharge your SIM card if you plan on purchasing one!

You can use online to find these shops that are closest to you. Type in the city “Roma” and your address and then click on “Fara la spesa” to get a list of local shops on the map!

Train Passes

It’s best advised to purchase your train passes ahead of time so the cost will be much lower than waiting until the last minute. These three websites are the standard ones to use online:


  • Flumicino (Leonardo da Vinci)
  • Ciampino

Flumicino is Rome’s main airport and is connected to the center of Rome by an express train. These one way passes should cost around 9 euros. The Roma Pass does NOT include the train pass to the airport unfortunately.

**There are busses that go straight to the airports for super cheap! Check out Terravision and bus shuttle in Rome. If running late at all, there is also the Leonardo express train that costs more but gets there faster and is always on time!

Here is a list of museums that are included in Roma Pass:

*Colosseum is included!

  • Accademia Nazionale di San Luca
  • Museo Carlo Bilotti a Villa Borghese
  • Museo della Repubblica Romana e della memoria garibaldina
  • Museo delle Mura
  • Museo di Casal dei Pazzi
  • Museo di Scultura Antica Giovanni Barracco
  • Museo Napoleonico
  • Museo Pietro Canonica a Villa Borghese
  • Villa di Massenzio