Public Transport

Rome has a terrific underground railway system that will get you near most tourist destinations. The Roman Metro has three lines - A, B and C.

The combination of A and B lines is X-shaped; the two lines cross at the city's central railway station, which is called Roma Termini. The metro system is efficient and affordable, and metro maps are easy to navigate: beware at rush hours that the trains can get very crowded.

Rome has also an extensive network of trams and buses that will come in handy: it's a big city so trying to see everything by foot is simply not feasible. The whole metro, tram, bus, and part of the train network (comprising the Roma-Lido, Roma-Giardinetti and part of the Roma-Viterbo railways) is managed by ATAC, whose site comes with a handy route planner.

Taxis may be useful for very long routes (from/to the outskirts of Rome, or from/to the airports). 

Tickets and Passes

BIT - Integrated Time Ticket
Do you use public transportation only occasionally? Your ticket is a BIT

How much does it cost?

€ 1,50

Validity

Valid for100 minutes from first validation; just for a single journey on metro/train urban route, even using different lines, but without passing through the turnstiles.

Where do I buy it?

  • Atac ticket offices
  • authorized Points of sale
  • Automatic ticket machines
  • Mebit
  • On-board ticket vending machines

Where can I use it?

Within the territory of Rome:

  • on buses, trams and trolleybuses;
  • on Cotral buses (urban route);
  • on Metro Lines (just for a single journey, even using different lines, but without passing through the turnstiles)
  • on Regional Trains: Trenitalia (2nd class only), Roma-Lido, Termini-Centocelle and Roma-Viterbo (urban route).
  • This ticket may not be used for the following bus/train connections:
  • Cotral line Roma Tiburtina/Termini - Fiumicino Airport;
  • Trenitalia non-stop connection Roma Termini - Fiumicino Airport.

Don´t forget...

Make sure you validate your ticket at the beginning of your journey and when you switch to a Metro line (if you change vehicle within the 100 minute time limit, the ticket has to be validated again to be usable until the end of the journey).

You find validators on: buses, trams, trolleybuses, along the Regional Rail lines Termini-Centocelle, Roma-Viterbo, Roma-Lido and Trenitalia lines and at the entrance of all Metro lines.

The ticket must be kept throughout the journey and displayed in case of a ticket inspection.

In case of validator malfunction on Atac buses, trams, trolleybuses, Metro lines and Regional railways as well as on Cotral buses, write date, time and name of the station or vehicle number on your ticket. If you are travelling on Trenitalia trains, please go to a ticket office or to the conductor.

Passengers found travelling without a valid ticket or with an irregular ticket, will be issued with a penalty fare from 100 up to 500 euros, besides the payment of the ticket price, of the procedural costs and postage charges, if applicable.

The penalty is reduced to 50 euros if paid within 5 days after notification.

You are considered travelling without a valid ticket when:

  • although having a ticket, you did not validate it correctly;
  • you display a ticket that has been validated more than one time in a Metro line;
  • you are found with a ticket or travel pass that is visibly counterfeit;
  • you are using your ticket beyond its validity period;
  • you are using your ordinary ticket or travel pass on special connections, that  require a specific ticket;
  • you are using  a ticket or travel pass with a lower price or distance coverage than needed.
  • You display a personal pass without having filled in your data or without an ID card.
Monthly Personal
Do you use public transportation often, but not during the whole year? Buy the monthly personal travel pass

Price

€ 35,00

Validity

Valid for unlimited journeys within the city of  Rome during the charged calendar  month.

Where do I buy it?

The electronic card,  on which to charge your monthly travel pass, can be requested for free in all Atac ticket offices. Within the next months, monthly paper travel passes will be totally replaced by this new card.

èRoma is released for free in all Atac ticket offices, just showing an ID card. If you buy it in one of the indirect Atac sales channels, it has an additional cost of 3€.

The personal electronic card can be charged online on the ATAC website, in our ticket offices inside the Metro Line stations and in Flaminio, as well as UniCredit ATM´s and authorized shops.

The monthly personal travel pass may be charged also on a Metrebus Card. The Metrebus Card may be requested also online on the Atac website or in Atac ticket offices. In this case, you just have to fill out the form and deliver it in an Atac ticket office together with a passport photo (with exception of Spagna).

Once enabled in an Atac ticket office, further monthly charges of the Metrebus Card may be done also in all other authorized shops equipped with a POS.

The subscription may be charged also at Unicredit ATMs in Rome and surroundings.

Where can I use it?

Within the territory of Rome:

  • on buses, trams and trolleybuses;
  • on Cotral buses (urban route);
  • on Metro Lines;
  • on Regional Trains: Trenitalia (2nd class only), Roma-Lido, Termini-Centocelle and Roma-Viterbo (urban route).
  • This ticket may not be used for the following bus/train connections:
  • Cotral line Roma Tiburtina/Termini - Fiumicino Airport;
  • Trenitalia non-stop connection Roma Termini - Fiumicino Airport.

Don´t forget....

Owners of Metrebus and èRoma Cards shall keep the payment receipt for the entire duration of their subscription: it has to be displayed in case of a ticket inspection together with the card. The receipt is necessary also in case of loss or substitution of the card in a ticket office.

Metrebus Card and èRoma Card must be validated at the beginning of each journey.

You find validators on: buses, trams, trolleybuses, along the Regional Rail lines Termini-Centocelle, Roma-Viterbo, Roma-Lido and Trenitalia lines and at the entrance of all Metro lines.

Annual Pass - Rome
Do you use public transportation every day? Buy an annual ROME subscription (and don't forget to check the discounts for students under 26!)

Price

€ 250,00

Validity

valid for 365 days from the day of recharge written on the sales receipt.

Where do I buy it?

To request the Metrebus Card, you just have to fill out the form and deliver it in an Atac ticket office together with a passport photo (with exception of Spagna).

Once enabled in an Atac ticket office, further monthly charges of the Metrebus Card may be done also in all other authorized shops equipped with a POS.

The subscription may be charged also at Unicredit ATMs in Rome and surroundings.

Where can I use it?

Within the territory of Rome:

  • on buses, trams and trolleybuses;
  • on Cotral buses (urban route);
  • on Metro Lines;
  • on Regional Trains: Trenitalia (2nd class only), Roma-Lido, Termini-Centocelle and Roma-Viterbo (urban route).

This ticket may not be used for the following bus/train connections:

  • Cotral line Roma Tiburtina/Termini - Fiumicino Airport;
  • Trenitalia non-stop connection Roma Termini - Fiumicino Airport.

Don´t forget....

Owners of Metrebus Cards shall keep the payment receipt for the entire duration of their subscription: it has to be displayed in case of a ticket inspection together with the card. The receipt is necessary also in case of loss or substitution of the card in a ticket office. No refund of this travel pass is possible.

Metrebus Card must be validated at the beginning of each journey.

You find validators on: buses, trams, trolleybuses, along the Regional Rail lines Termini-Centocelle, Roma-Viterbo, Roma-Lido and Trenitalia lines and at the entrance of all Metro lines.

Discounts for students under 26

Discounted Annual Passes can be purchased on the following conditions:

  • 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 (the closest to the University is at Anagnina Metro Station) by presenting the following documents:

Discounted prices:

  • ISEE up to € 10.000,00: € 130,00
  • ISEE between € 10.000,01 and € 15.000,00: € 140,00
  • ISEE between € 15.000,01 and € 20.000,00: € 150,00