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Public transport in Rome is extremely good value for money. One very cheap ticket allows you to use almost all means of transport in the city apart from taxis. Bus, subway trains, trams (streetcars) are all owned by the same company, which is called ATAC, and therefore you can hop on any of their services using the same ticket.

The bad news is it can be unreliable, slow, and subject to delays and strikes.

Where can I buy a ticket for the Rome public transport system?

Tickets are available from machines at all Metro stations. These machines allow you to select an English Language interface (shown by the British flag). They take euro bills and coins, but not credit cards even though many of them have a credit card slot.
 But beware: they never dispense more than €6 in change! The machine will happily eat your €20 bill but won’t give any of it back until you’ve bought €14 worth of tickets.
Finally the depressingly common "fuori servizio
" or "guasto" signs both mean ‘out of order’.

You can also buy these tickets in most tabacchi – tobacco stores, distinguished by the “T” sign outside. Go to the cash register and ask for
"un biglietto"( 1 ticket ) or “X biglietti” (x tickets) [x :number].

"Advantage of the Metro is fast to arrive destination"

What do I need to know about the Rome Metro?

Rome’s Metro is very simple indeed – basically it’s just a big X that meets in Termini. There are two fully viable lines: Linea A (red) and Linea B (blue). Linea B splits at Bologna and either goes to Rebbibia or Jonio. There is a third line, Linea C (green), which is partially constructed. Despite the optimism of the map below, modern,driverless Linea C only actually only runs between San Giovanni and Montecompatri.

Line A: Anagnina - Battistini 05:30-23:30 everyday (until 1:30 Friday& Saturday)

Line B: Laurentina - Rebibbia
Lin B1 : Laurentina - Conca d'Oro

05:30-23:30, everyday (until 1:30 Friday & Saturday)

Metro,Bus,Tram Tickets

Ticket (BIT): 1,50 euro  (1 Time /100 min )
24 h : 7,00 euro
48 h : 12,50 euro
72 h : 18,00 euro
(CIS): 24 euro

What kind of ticket should I buy to use the
Rome public transport system?

There are numerous kinds of ticket available:

100 minutes. Probably the best value for money for individual trips, this gives you just over 1 and a half hours to use ANY means of transport mentioned above (although it only allows one ride on the Metro), for the teensy price of €1.50. Note that these are the standard tickets available from the tabaccaio.
Day ticket. Not recommended. It costs €7 and expires at midnight of the day you buy it. It’s only good value if you take at least five journeys more than 100 minutes apart, which is probably unlikely.
48 hour. €12.50. Also poor value: see ‘day ticket’ above.
72 hour. Again, a false economy. If you need transport for three days and are sightseeing too then it’s probably worth considering a RomaPass instead.
Weekly ticket. €24, which means you need to make 16 journeys in seven days in order to break even. It expires at midnight on the seventh day, so unless you buy one early in the morning you are automatically cheated out of half a day.
In all of the above ‘daily’ cases, unless you’re going far and wide with many journeys, it’s probably far more cost-effective to fill your wallet with a small stack of 100-minute tickets since they don’t expire and can be rolled over to the next day.

Roma Pass If you’re touring Rome for three days or so, this is very good value.
It gives you free public transport for three days (not 72 hours: it expires at midnight on the third day after you buy it), as well as free entrance to two museums, not including the Vatican.

How do I validate my ticket?

When you board the Metro or commuter train, you pass through a turnstile that will automatically validate your ticket for you (it prints the expiry time and date on the back of the ticket using the word “scadenza”). However if you take a bus or a tram you have to do the validation yourself – if it is the first time you have used your ticket during its allotted time period. If you’ve already validated it once and it’s still valid, you don’t need to do this, and nor do you need to validate a travel pass such as the RomaPass. Note that travelling without a validated ticket can get you a €150 fine.

Once you have figured out which bus or tram to take, board the bus and you will note a little blobby machine attached to a pillar at the front and back of the vehicle. Insert your ticket and it will be stamped with the expiry on the back, and you’re good to go.

Tourist sightseeing Bus

Many open bus companies offer this service in Rome, taking pretty much the same route.

You will see the highlights of Rome. They are hop-on/ hop-off and you could use this bus to get around Rome and take in the sights in a day if you are short on time and just want to get an overview.


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Night Bus

40N : Same cours of Metro Line B
55N : Same cours of Metro Line A
78N :Piazzale Clodio-Piazzale Flaminio-Piazza Cavour-Corso Rinascimento-Largo di Torre Argentina-Piazza Venezia-Via Nazionale-Termini. 

29N : Piramide-Ponte Vittorio Emanuale ll-Piazza Risorgimento-Viale Belle Arti-Piazza Ungheria-V.le Regina Margherita-Piazza Porta Maggiore-Piazza Porta san Giovanni-Piazza Colosseo

80N :Same cours of Roma Ostia-Lido
More info: www.atac.roma.it


How to buy the tickets ?

How does it work ?

1.Push the button where is written BIG.
If you need 1 ticket, just push 1 time.
If you need 2 tickets, push the button 2 times.

2. insert coin or bills
ATT : The change is max 4 euros

3. Take the ticket and the rest


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