Using Rome's Public Transport (Plus Naples, Pompeii & Sorrento)

Index To Detailed Guides To Fares, Maps, Travel Passes And How To Use Rome's Public Transport


Rome Public Transport

Rome Metro

The Rome Metro has just two lines intersecting at Rome's Termini Station. Although limited, its worth using where you can as its by far quicker than any surface transport.

Public Buses

Rome's buses are very comprehensive and frequent and for the most part reliable. In many ways its a victim of their own success with chronic overcrowding for most of the day on popular routes.

Rail Services

Most visitors to Rome will only use trains in Rome if they are arriving from another city or using the airport train, the Leonardo Express to/from Fiumicinio , the main airport. The main station is Termini Station.

Public Transport Tickets / Passes

Public transport in Rome is very accessible for the visitor and very good value. There is a range of ticketing options for bus and Metro which are operated seamlessly for ticketing purposes.

Rome Public Transport & Sightseeing Combo Passes

A choice of passes aimed at the tourist combining public transport, sightseeing buses and attraction tickets in various permutations are available.

Rome Tourist Transport Services & Passes

Hop On, Hop Off Sightseeing Buses

There is an overwhelming choice of different lines offering a classic double deck open top sightseeing bus operating a hop on, hop off service to all the main sights in Rome.

River Services

There is a limited hop on, hop off river service for tourists that operates along the river from outside the Vatican to down by Trastevere. You can buy a combo ticket with one of the sightseeing buses.

Private Car Tours

Hire a driver and vehicle for the ultimate in convenience. Itineraries can be our tried and tested tours or you can design your own schedule. Transport tours on the way to/from airports and cruises available.

Rome Public Transport & Sightseeing Combo Passes

A choice of passes aimed at the tourist combining public transport, sightseeing buses and attraction tickets in various permutations are available.

Airport & Cruise Port Transfers

Rome Fiumicino Airport

Fiumicino is Rome's main airport with a choice of city transfer options including airport bus, train, shuttle and city cabs. Find out which is best for you.

Rome Ciampino Airport

Ciampino is Rome's second airport dominated by the low cost budget carrier Ryanair. There is a choice of city transfer options, but no direct train service.

Rome Civitavechia Cruise Port

Civitavechia is Rome's cruise port about an hours drive north-west of the city. Frequent train services operate between Civitavechia and Rome and there are vehicle options too.

Naples Airport

Naples airport is quite close to the city itself just north-east of the city centre. Buse links service Naples as well as regional towns like Sorrento.

Naples Cruise & Ferry Port

The Naples ferry and cruise ship terminal are together in the heart of the city of Naples at Mollo Beverello. The airport bus starts at the ferry terminal and services both Central Station and the airport.

Naples & Sorrento Public Transport

Naples City Transport

Naples has a comlex public transport that includes buses, metro, trams, funicular railways, normal railways and boats - thankfully with a unified ticketing system.

Sorrento Public Transport

Sorrento has quite a good public tranport combining local buses covering the immediate countryside and the Circumvesuviana train service to Pompeii and Naples and fast boats covering the Bay of Naples.


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