Big Bus Rome hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus

Classic hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus visiting all of Rome's main sights

Big Bus Sightseeing Rome Hop On Hop Off Open Top Sightseeing Bus

Big Bus Rome: Termini is the first pick up


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The Big Bus sightseeing tour bus of Rome will stop at all the major attractions in Rome including the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Vatican, Spanish Steps/ Trevi Fountain and more.

Big Bus offer a very similar service to its main competitors in Rome, such as City Sightseeing. They all offer the classic double deck open top sightseeing bus on a hop on, hop off basis.


Big Bus Stand out features

In several ways Big Bus offer the most complete Rome hop-on, hop off service. Beyond the classic bus service around the main sights of Rome, Big Bus Rome offers:

Free walking tours - Several free walking tours are led by friendly Big Bus tour guides covering some of the city's most famous landmarks.

These walks are exclusively reserved for Big Bus Tours Rome guests.

Catacombs & Caracalla Circuit - Separate service included in tickets venturing outside the city centre. Main stops outside the city being the Catacombs & Church of San Sebastiano, Via Appia Antica and the Baths of Caracalla.

The Catacombs & Caracalla Circuit service is not included in the one day ticket.

The Big Bus service operates year round.

You also get an informative and friendly audio guide (in 9 different languages) providing background to what you are witnessing.

You have the choice of 1, 2 or 3-day tickets.


Big Bus stops and route

If you stayed on the bus a full tour takes approximately 1 hour 40 minutes, an excellent strategy to get orientated and a good overview of Rome, perhaps revisiting in your own mind the itinerary you had in mind.

Like all the hop-on hop-off sightseeing services the main starting point for all tours is Termini Station, the main public transport hub for the centre of Rome. However, you may board buses and start your tour at any of the hop-on hop-off stops.

Bus stops are conveniently located near all popular landmarks and attractions, so you are able to hop-on and off as you please.

The Big Bus service operates daily and the tour starts from Termini Station, although you can board or start your tour at any stop

Big Bus operates two slightly different tour routes that operate at different times of the week.

The Red Tour operates on weekdays (Monday - Friday). This route drives through the ancient city and stops at the Trevi Fountain on the way to the Spanish Steps from the Vatican.


Big Bus Rome Sightseeing Bus Route Map 2019

2019 map: Big Bus sightseeing bus route map (PDF Format)

The Blue Tour operates on weekends (Saturday & Sunday), holidays and holy days. This route after leaving the Vatican goes around the ancient city through the Villa Borghese to the Spanish Steps stop. The Trevi Fountain is about a 10-15 minute walk from the Spanish Steps stop.


Big Bus free walking tour of Rome

Free daily walking tours are led by friendly Big Bus tour guides, who will take you on an informative walking tour that visits some of the city's most famous landmarks. These walks are exclusively reserved for Big Bus Tours Rome guests and are included free with your Big Bus Tours ticket.

Several different walking tours covering different parts of Rome depart on a daily basis, (for full details click through on the banner link below).


Big Bus Rome tickets

You can purchase tickets directly from the website or from a member of the Big Bus street sales team.

1, 2 or 3-day Big Bus tickets

The validity of your ticket starts when you board the first bus.

The Catacombs & Caracalla Big Bus service is not included in the one day ticket.

10% discount by ordering in advance on-line

Purchasing your tickets online provides you with the opportunity to save money over buying on the day before boarding the bus.

Enjoy a further 10% discount by using our exclusive on-line discount code

Purchasing your tickets online through this web site enables you to obtain a further 10% discount valid for all purchases in 2019 using the discount code displayed.

Use your tickets any day within 6 months

When you purchase your on-line ticket you can travel on any day within 6 months of purchase.

How do I redeem my ticket?

Show your printed ticket to a member of staff at any stops on boarding your first bus. You'll be issued with a receipt that you'll be able to use to hop on the bus throughout the validity of your ticket.

If you requested to have your tickets sent via SMS, there is no need to print your tickets. Just bring your phone with you with the ticket page open to show it to one of our on street staff who will issue you with your ticket.

Child and Family ticket concessions

A child ticket is available for children between the ages of 5-15. Children under 5 may travel free of charge. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

A family ticket is available covering up to two adults and two children.

There is no seniors concession.

Big Bus Rome Rome Hop On, Hop Off Open Top Tour Bus Tickets

Rome City Pass - hop-on hop-off Rome bus + fast track entrance tickets to key attractions

The Rome City Pass is aimed at first time visitors to Rome who want to visit the top tier attractions (Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum and Roman Forum) within two days and still have time to experience the rest of Rome.

You get fast track admission tickets to the Vatican Museums, St Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum and Roman Forum with audio guide to the Vatican Museums and St Peter’s Basilica.

You also get a 1 day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus to get you around Rome in an informed manner.

The Rome City Pass also comes with optional return airport transfers with Terravision, the leading airport bus line for Rome and a 20% discount to other museums and excursions both within Rome and beyond.

Note: New for 2019: timeslot entries are now in place at the Colosseum in Rome. You are required to select your timeslot in advance. You will receive a confirmation email upon booking and and on your voucher you can read how to reserve your timeslot. Although you can do this at the Colosseum Ticket Office, it is sensible to do this online in advance because otherwise there is no way of securing your preferred date and time.

  • 1 day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus

  • St Peter's Basilica and Vatican Museum skip-the-line tickets incl. Audio guide

  • Colosseum + Roman Forum skip-the-line ticket

  • 20% discounted entry to other Rome attractions and excursions

  • Optional return Rome airport bus tickets (Terravision)

Rome City Pass For Rome
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)

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