Rome hotels and the best tours, sights and transfers

Guide on Rome's hotels, attractions, tours and airport transfers to Rome central station

Leonardo airport train at Termini Station Rome

Easy access: airport trains terminate at Rome central station and hotels

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Hotels in central Rome

The city of Rome is not a cheap area for accommodation, especially in the summer months when most leisure visitors want to come.

However, within this context there are hotels available to suit most budgets at all times of the year somewhere in the city centre. It's just knowing where to look.

The good news is that the most competitively priced central district for hotels in the centre of Rome is around Termini Station. But there are also upmarket hotels nearby.

It is Termini Station that all the airport trains and buses terminate where most trains from beyond Rome will deliver you to.


Termini Station is also the transport hub for getting about Rome. Rome's two metro lines intersect here plus the main local bus station is here too. It's also the start point for all of Rome's popular hop-on, hop-off sightseeing buses. In short from a logistical perspective, a hotel base around Termini Station is your best choice in terms of ease of access to the main sights and ease of arrival and departure from Rome.

As well as being the best location to get around Rome, there are more hotels around Termini Station than any other district. The Termini Station area is a really good benchmark to compare possible alternatives throughout the hotel market from cheap hostels to luxury hotels.

Bed and breakfast (B&B) in Rome

The best of the cheap Bed and Breakfasts (B&B) in Rome will have a knowledgeable host who will give you personal attention drawing on their years of living in Rome. Bed and Breakfasts are widely available, especially around the Vatican City and Termini Station districts.


Most will be small family affairs with a few rooms. Some of the rooms are almost apartments. Breakfast itself will vary widely.

Bed and Breakfast hotels in Rome details

Rome hotel districts map

Central: hotel districts near Termini Station Rome

Airport and cruise transfers

Rome has two airports, Fiumicino and Ciampino. Ciampino is used by the low cost budget carriers like Ryanair and some charters.


Fiumicino handles the vast majority of flights.


Civitavecchia is the cruise port for Rome about an hour's drive from the city itself.

We have detailed pages on all the viable transport options, both public transport and private vehicle from Rome's airports and cruise terminal.


We also cover inter-airport transfers and airport to cruise terminal transfers avoiding the centre of Rome altogether.

Fiumicino airport transfers in detail

Ciampino airport transfers in detail

Civitavecchia cruise port transfers in detail

Rome public transport

Rome is easy to get around using its comprehensive but crowded public transport system.


The Rome Metro system is limited with just two lines but is handy for many of the main sightseeing locations including the Vatican. Rome's public buses form the foundation of many journeys.

Rome Public Transport Pass

Rome Public Transport Pass

Termini Station Rome is the main hub for public transport in the centre. Both Metro lines cross here and out the front of the station is a large local bus station.


Few people pay for individual journeys on Rome's public transport system.


The locals will have long-term passes, visitors will save themselves a lot of hassle, time and money by purchasing one of the travel passes for 1, 3 or 7 days.

Hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses

Buses have their first bus departing Termini at 8.30am or 9am with the last bus leaving at 6pm or soon after, finishing around 8pm.


Open Tour Rome Hop On Hop Off Open Top Sightseeing Bus

Open Tour: Rome sightseeing bus

In terms of numbers travelling, perhaps the most popular tour option are the double deck hop-on hop-off tour buses now found in many locations worldwide.

There are a multitude of competing operators mainly offering refinements of the same product visiting all the main sightseeing locations in central Rome.


The routes are almost identical but the differences in validities of the tickets, different promotional bundles and radically different pricing of children's tickets makes it a complex choice.

Comparing Rome's hop-on hop-off buses in detail

Plus Toolkits for Venice, Florence, Naples and Pompeii

For many visitors, Rome will be several days in a trip visiting other great Italian cities. We have comprehensive toolkit guides for Florence, Naples, Pompeii and Sorrento.

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Florence Toolkit - in detail

Naples Toolkit - in detail

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Tours of Rome, walking tours, day tours, fast track tickets...

Vatican Museums Tours & Fast Track Tickets

Vatican Museums Fast Track Tickets   €27.00

Fast track admission to Vatican Museum

Vatican Museums Fast Track Tickets + Audio Guide  €34.00

Fast track admission to Vatican Museum with Audio Guide

Vatican Museums Fast Track Tickets + Early Entrance    €52.00

Fast track admission to Vatican Museum before public opening

Vatican Museums Fast Track Access With Coach Transfers    €66.00

Tour in English plus hotel pickups

Vatican Museums Private Tours With Fast Track Access    Prices vary on numbers

Your own personal guide for your own grouo of 1 to 9 people

St Peter's Basilica Tours & Fast Track Tickets

St Peter's Basilica Fastrack with audio guide    €19.50

Fast track access to St Peter's together with audio guide in choice of languages

St Peter's Basilica guided tour    €27.00

Small group tour maximum 20 people

St Peter's Basilica guided tour with access to cupola (Dome)    €49.00

includes lift access to the dome of St Peter's with far reaching views

St Peter's & Vatican Museums Combined Tours

Vatican Museums + St Peter's (With Fast Track Access) Tour 1    From €23.00 + admissions

Guided 3 hour walking tour with Fast Track Access + early/evening entrance options

Vatican Museums + St Peter's (With Fast Track Access) Tour 2    From €58.50

Guided 3 hour walking tour with Fast Track Access + early/evening entrance options

Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St Peter’s    €96.50

Entry when doors open to Vatican Museums + St Peter's Basilicas

Vatican Museums, Vatican Gardens & St Peter’s guided tour with breakfast    €139

Complete tour of the Vatican with American breakfast in the Vatican Cafeteria

Vatican Gardens Tours

Vatican Gardens Walking Tour    €41.00

Includes admission to Vatican Museums

Vatican Gardens Bus Tour    €85.00

Includes admission to Vatican Museums

Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill

Colosseum & Roman Forum fast track tickets    from €18

2 Day fast track admission ticket to: Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill

Colosseum & Roman Forum Walking Tour   from  €45

Fast Track Admission & 3 Hour Guided Tour

Walking tours (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Trevi...)

Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon,Trevi    €35.90

3 hour walking tour with admissions. Afternoon tour

Spanish Steps, Pantheon,Trevi,Navona    €39.00

3 hour afternoon walking tour

Villa Borghese Gallery

Villa Borghese Fast Track Tickets     €18.50

Fast track admission ticket for a 2 hour slot

Villa Borghese Fast Track Tickets+ Guided Tour    €57

Fast track admission ticket for a 2 hour slot

Villa Borghese & Gardens    €59

2 hour tour of gallery + 1 hour gardens tour

Other popular City of Rome tours

Best of Rome by bike    €39

3 hr tour of Rome's highlights by bike

Best of Rome Coach Tour    €33/€91

Half or Full Day coach tour of main sights

Roman Gladiator Lesson     from €55

2 hour lesson in becoming a Roman Gladiator

Night Tours of Rome    €29/€51

Choice - walking or coach tour of Rome by night

Private tours of Rome

Flexible customised private tours of Rome by car   

Luxury executive vehicles (1 to 8 passengers)

Private sightseeing tour of Rome by golf cart 

A novel, fun way to see Rome (1 to 3 passengers)

Tours From Rome
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