Public transport in Rome

Rome Metro - the Rome Metro runs on just three lines. Lines A and B intersect at Rome's Termini Station. Line C is only partially open and works are currently in progress. Given the heavy traffic congestion, Rome Metro is by far quicker than any surface transport but at peak times gets very crowded. As a general rule it is always good to be aware of pickpocket.

Public Buses - Atac is Rome's public transport company, buses and tram lines are very comprehensive and frequent and for the most part reliable. The most popular routes such as 64 from Termini Station to the Vatican get usually overcrowded for most of the day. Also on popula bus routes it is always good to be aware of pickpocket.

Rail Services - most visitors arrive to Rome by train either from another city or from the airport using the direct rail link, the Leonardo Express to/from Fiumicino airport. The main railway station is Termini Station. Here call all high-speed services to/from the most important cities. The second largest railway station is Roma Tiburtina, also served by the Metro. There are other minor railway stations used by the metropolitan rail services such as Roma Trastevere or Roma San Pietro, close to the Vatican.

Public Transport Tickets / Passes - public transport in Rome is very accessible for the visitor and very good value. Buses and Metro are operated seamlessly for ticketing purposes. There is a range of ticketing options to choose from, detailed info on Atac's website.

Rome Public Transport & Sightseeing Combo Passes - a choice of passes aimed at the tourist combining public transport, sightseeing buses and attraction tickets in various permutations are available at newsstands or at tobacconists.

Airports - there are two airports in Rome: Leonardo da Vinci international airport located in Fiumicino, and Ciampino airport. To reach Fiumicino airport directly there are rail, bus and taxi services. To reach Ciampino directly there are only bus and taxi services from/to Rome town center.

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