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How to reach Rome

By Car

Rome can be reached by:

  • the A1 highway Milano - Napoli
  • the A24 highway Roma - Aquila - Teramo

By Plane

Rome has 2 airports: the most important is Leonardo Da Vinci (Fiumicino), which is 26 km far from the city. It’s very simple and cheap to go to Rome because from here there are many trains which reach the Termini railway station (9,50 euro, the trains go every 30 minutes), and Trastevere, Tiburtrina, Ostiense railway stations (5 euro). If you prefer to move in a more comfortable way, you can take the taxi, and you’ll spend around 40-50 euro.
Ciampino airport is 20 km far from Rome; here the most part of charter flights arrive. To go to Rome, you can take a bus that arrives to the Line A of the Metro (1 euro) or take the bus to the Termini railway station and spend 5 euro.

By Railway

The main railway stations of Rome are Termini and Tiburtina; near there are Metro stations, and many bus to reach the different sides of Rome.

By Bus

Near Tiburtina railway station there is a big square where there is the end of the line of the most part of the bus directed to other Italian and foreign cities.

To visit Rome

We suggest you to use the public lines, it’s cheap and comfortable.
There are two lines of the metro: the A and the B lines. The A joins the east and the west sides; it passes for many tourist interesting points, as Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Del Popolo, Vatican, San Giovanni, Piazza Barberini in the historic centre, Prati, Termini railway; station B links the north east and the south west sides, passing through San Paolo Basilica, the Colosseum, the Ostiense, Termini and Tibutrina railway stations, Circo Massimo and Piramide Cestia, from where you can take the train to reach Ostia (on the sea). The metro works from 5,30 to 23,30.

238 urban routes and 7 tram routes serve the city, working from 5.30 to midnight. From midnight to 5,30 work the 27 night bus routes.
There are 3 types of tickets: The BIT which costs 1 euro and lasts for 75 minutes from the validation. You can go on every bus but only once on the metro. The BIG costs 4 euro and is valid until midnight of the day of validation: as with the BIT, you can go on every bus but only once on the metro. The CIS costs 16 euro, but it is valid ofr seven days, and you can go as you like on every bus and metro.
If you stay for more than 1 week you can buy the month subscription.
Of course there are special tourist services: you can have a tour moving around on an open bus. There are 4 lines: 110 City Tour, Rome by Night, Basiliche City Tour, Archeobus, and the trip lasts around 2 hours.

If you prefer to use taxi services, get ready to spend much money. Be careful: the taxi of Rome are white or yellow, with the light on the top and the license number in the inside. The taxi stations are in p.zza Venezia, p.zza Argentina, p.zza S. Silvestro, and Stazione Termini.

We suggest you not to use bicycles because the roman traffic is very chaotic, it’s dangerous and complicated.

If you want to move by car, remember that the centre is a limited traffic zone until 18.00 and in the week end evenings.

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