Transport in Rome

How to get around Rome, how to get to the city and get around the airports, how to plan your journeys.
Rome is the city that every inhabitant of the planet would like to visit at least once in their life.
Its millenary history, told by its innumerable monuments, its culture, its spirituality makes it one of the most attractive cities in the world. We can well say that our history originates from Rome. It is considered one of the most fascinating and engaging European capitals. The capital city houses the Vatican City State, a reference point for the Catholic world, and it is located in the center of the Italian territory.

How to reach the city of Rome
Rome is a very well-connected city, and therefore easily accessible by any means of transport.
Reaching the center of the capital is easy by car because there are motorways, the ring road and the GRA; Once you get to the center though, tourists should pay attention to restricted traffic areas. The highways to get to Rome are different depending on where you come from. If you arrive from the north you can reach it by taking the A1 Milan-Naples highway, from the south, always taking the A1 motorway towards Naples-Rome. On the other hand, if you are coming from the West, the motorway to take is the A12 Civitavecchia – Rome, while from the Adriatic coast you will travel on the A24 Aquila-Roma.

In case you have opted for the train, the main stations of the city are two:
Termini Station, located in the city center, in Piazza dei Cinquecento, connected with the Red Line of the Metro A and the Blue Line of the Metro B.
Tiburtina Station located in the east of Rome, connected to different areas of the city with the Blue Line of Metro B.
In addition to the Metro, you will find numerous busses in both stations.

If you are reaching Rome by plane, bear in mind there are two airports:
Fiumicino Airport is the most important airplane in Italy with 40 million passengers per year. It is located 32 km from Rome, connecting the airport to the city with buses or with two regional railway lines.
The train is the fastest solution; there are two types available: Leonardo Express and Sabina-Fiumicino FR1. The Leonardo Express is the shuttle that takes 31 minutes to arrive at Termini Station. Trains depart every half hour from 06:38 a.m. to 11:38 p.m. The Sabina-Fiumicino line (FR1) is recommended for those traveling to Tiburtina, Ostiense or Trastevere area. Each of these stations offers public transport to reach the center. Trains run every 15 minutes, during holidays every 30 minutes. The first train leaves at 05.55 a.m. the last at 11.28 p.m. In addition, there are five bus lines that connect Fiumicino to Rome. The travelling time varies from 40 to 70 minutes, the duration also depends greatly on the traffic.
The other airport, Rome Ciampino Airport, is the airport with the largest number of low-cost flights and it is located 15 km from the center of Rome. People generally come here form the city by bus. The shuttle bus that stops at Termini Station is possibly one of the best solutions. The travelling time is around 20-30 minutes.

Rome can also be easily reached by * bus * whether you are coming from the north or from the south.
In fact, direct lines to the capital depart from numerous Italian cities, with the last stop at Tiburtina or Anagnina Station. The latter is connected to the rest of capital through the Red Line of the Metro A and buses.

Planning trips around the city.
To ensure that your stay in Rome is pleasant and stress-free, we recommend you plan your journey in advance, informing yourself properly and using urban transport. To help you do this, we propose you some itineraries that have led to a very pleasant stay in Rome.
Surely you will want to see the Colosseum, a majestic monument that needs no introduction, since it is one of the best known in the world. Continuing you will get through the archaeological area of the Imperial Forums. This site is very fascinating as it gives you the feeling of a trip back in time: its monumental squares will make you forget the time you live in, and you would imagine yourself among the politicians of ancient Rome who decided the fate of the Roman Empire in this place. Without realizing it, you will find yourself in Piazza Venezia, where you can admire the famous Altare della Patria, which is the neo-classical style monument built in 1885, in honor of Vittorio Emanuele II.
If you are at Termini Station you can get to this area by taking Metro B Line or buses n.C3, n.85 or n.175.
If instead your interest is directed to the magnificence of art you can visit the Vatican City, with the Basilica of St. Peter, built by the Emperor Constantine in A.D. 320 and, later, enriched by the art of artists such as Michelangelo, Bernini and Bramante. Michelangelo’s dome stands on the piazza of the colonnade. The feeling of helplessness compared to such greatness and beauty is unforgettable. We felt the same, but amplified when we visited the Vatican Museums and in particular the Sistine Chapel, where one can completely lose himself in the wonderful and evocative paintings, in which Michelangelo gave the best of his art. For people of faith this can be considered a very intense spiritual experience. You can reach the Vatican by Metro A Line or by bus n.40. Finally, you cannot leave without visiting the most beautiful and famous zone of Rome: Trastevere. Here you will experience the true and authentic soul of this city.
The neighborhood is an intersection of colorful alleys and charming squares, hidden corners, with many churches and scents of its restaurants. If you want to live this neighborhood at its full potential, I suggest you visit it in the evening, perhaps stopping to taste the very tasty typical Roman cuisine.
From Trastevere, crossing Ponte Sisto, you can easily reach the Campo dei Fiori Market and Piazza Navona, and, with a little effort, you can get to the Trevi Fountain.
This neighborhood can be reached either by Metro Line B, getting off at the Colosseum Metro Station, or by bus, more specifically, if you come from Termini and you want to get off at the Colosseo stop you can get n.C3, n.75 and n.175 or n.C3, n.40 or n.64 if you want get off at Largo Argentina.
The best way to visit Rome and enjoy its beauties is to walk on foot. Whatever you decide, bear in mind that Rome is a city with a widespread transport network within its territory, just check the internet to understand how to get to the areas you are interested in.

We just must wish you a lovely trip and a good stay and don’t forget to throw the coin into the Trevi Fountain while expressing the desire to return to this splendid city.