Rome is definitely a city to explore by foot. You can discover hidden gems getting yourself lost in its streets, but it is a pretty big city as well. So if you need to see different places and you don’t have enough time to wander around, you can take the metro (lines A, B and C) or you can catch the bus or the tram.
Ticket cost €1,50 and are active for 100 minutes from validation, or for one metro ride (but you can use it also for buses after the metro within that time period) on urban routes. Thy cal also valid on regional trains: Trenitalia (2nd class only), Roma-Lido, Termini-Centocelle and Roma-Viterbo (urban route).They must be validated: on buses and trams there are machines close to the doors; if you take the metro, you use it to go through the turnstile.
There are self service machines at every metro station, but you can’t buy a ticket on the bus. Actually it could be possible, but only in some buses and you don’t know which ones. Don’t ask the driver, he can’t help you! So where you can purchase them?
- At a Tabaccheria (Tobacco shops). You can easily find a tabaccheria everywhere in Rome. They sell differents things like cigarettes, sweets, souvenirs, stamps and tickets.Here you can buy a single ticket or multiple single tickets: you can also reload a monthly pass (abbonamento).
- At an Edicola (kiosk). Here you can buy newspapers and tickets. As the tabaccheria, it’s easy to find it around the city.
- On an app: there’s a good one called “MyCicero” to use with a credit card. It’s really useful because you don’t need to find a shop or change your money.
- At Atac –the Rome public transportation company- ticket offices (you can also check its site for further information on routes).
If you are planning to experience all that Rome can offer, you can also get a 24, 48 and 72 hours passes.
Enjoy Rome and don’t forget to buy your tickets!