Rome hop-on hop-off tour buses attraction combo tickets

Make an informed choice between the various hop on bus lines

City Sightseeing Rome hop-on hop-off open top sightseeing bus

City Sightseeing Rome: hop-on hop-off open top sightseeing bus


Rome's several hop-on hop-off tour (ho ho) sightseeing buses are one of the most popular ways of tourists getting around the main sights of Rome.

We have a dedicated page offering a comparison of Rome's hop-on hop-off tour sightseeing buses.

Most of the tourists using the sightseeing buses will be visiting Rome's must see attractions of the Vatican Museums, St Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum.

Many of the hop-on hop-off tour buses offer combination tickets combining use of the sightseeing buses with attraction tickets in a money and time saving bundle.


If you are interested this is what this page is about.

Below is a comparison of the main Rome's hop-on hop-off tour sightseeing buses attraction and tour bundle tickets. All of Rome's ho ho buses offer a very similar product with only subtle differences.

All bus lines operate all year round 7 days week but you should note that some of even the most popular attractions like the Vatican Museums are not, so check out opening hours of places you want to visit in advance.

City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus

Most bus lines offer a 24, 48 and 72 hour tickets, but the attraction and bus combo deals often do not stretch across all durations, 48 hour tickets being the most popular.

All of the bus lines have very similar coverage, we use City Sightseeing as the benchmark route we compare with others.

City Sightseeing is a major operator of hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours all over the world and you will find them in most Italian tourist centres including Rome.

City Sightseeing Rome Sightseeing Bus Route Map

City Sightseeing: bus route map (PDF format)

Tour Route

1. Via Marsala (Termini station)

2. Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica)

3. Colosseo (Colosseum and Ancient Rome)

4. Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus)

5. Piazza Venezia (Capitoline Museums, Pantheon)

6. Vaticano (Vatican City)

7. Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain)

8. Piazza Barberini (for Spanish Steps, Villa Borghese)*

On Saturday afternoons after 3pm and Sundays bus will go to the Spanish Steps

Ho ho ticket options: 24,48 & 72 hour tickets, plus attraction combo passes available combining a 48 hour ticket with entrance to the Vatican Museums or the Colosseum or St Peter's.

Child ticket agebands: 5-15 years

First departure: 9am (Termini Station)

Last departure: 5pm (Termini Station) 7pm April to October

Frequency: Every 10-20 minutes

Audio languages: Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese

Other comments: Free WiFi

City Sightseeing Rome Hop On, Hop Off Open Top Tour Bus Tickets
City Sightseeing 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.

  • 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

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