Where to buy bus tickets in Rome

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.

Tickets and passes

Enjoy Rome and don’t forget to buy your tickets!

 

Visiting Rome: all you need to know about tickets and city passes

Your dream came true. You have just arrived in Rome and you want to see as many places as possible. At this point, the question is: which is the best way to visit the Eternal City?

Photo credit: @il_molt@Instagram

Photo credit: @il_molt@Instagram

From the Fiumicino airport you can take the train to Tiburtina, Termini, Ostiense or Trastevere railway stations or a shuttle. From Ciampino airport, there are a shuttle and a bus to Termini, which are quite cheap. Otherwise, you can take a taxi instead (they have fixed fares). The airport transfer with TreasureRome is free of charge if you book directly!

When in Rome, the fastest and easiest way to visit the most famous sites is the metro (A,B and C lines), but it doesn’t go everywhere. You can easily reach the Colosseum and St.Peter’s Basilica, for example, but you’ll probably need to catch the tram or a bus to go to other nice areas. Actually we have a suggestion:  you can also simply walk. Honestly, it’s the best solution to breath and live the real Roman atmosphere. It’s up to you!

Tickets and passes

The integrated time ticket is 1,50 euro and it is valid 100 minutes from first validation. You can buy it at metro stations, but not on buses and trams, so you need it before getting on. But there is also the opportunity to get a 24, 48 and 72 hours passes to go around the city: they cost respectively 7.00, 12.50 and 18 euro. You can buy them at:

  • Atac ticket offices;
  • authorized Points of sale (like kiosks and tobacco shops)
  • Automatic ticket machines.

If you are planning to go to museums and experience all that Rome can offer, you have two more options.

The 48 or 72 Roma pass: you get the transports and museums free of charge and special discounts for events, exhibitions and touristic services. 

The 24 or 72 Omnia card: it offers transports free of charge, the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel entrance plus two more museum visits. Moreover, you can also skip the queue for St. Peter’s Basilica, The Sistine Chapel and The Colosseum.

For more information and prices, please check their websites.

If you want to plan your holiday, check our blog and Turismo Roma, the official tourist website of the city.

Now you are ready: enjoy our fabulous (Treasure)Rome!