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

Save money! Combine your ho-ho bus with a major attraction ticket

City Sightseeing bus, Rome
Save more with City Sightseeing Rome and attractions tickets

Rome's 6 hop-on hop-off bus services

Rome's 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.

Most of the first time tourists to Rome who are attracted to using the sightseeing buses will be visiting Rome's main must see attractions - Vatican Museums, St Peter's Basilica and the Colosseum.

So what this page is all about is the possibility of saving money by combining purchase of your Rome ho-ho bus tickets with tickets to the major attractions.

Depending on what you want to see you have various options. You can purchase a straightforward combination of for example, City Sightseeing bus + Colosseum fast-track entry.

Or with Turbopass you can combine an IoBus hop-on bus with a selection of attractions in Rome to save time and money - including the Vatican.

Alternatively there are more comprehensive passes that will allow you to visit all the major attractions in Rome, with a hop-on bus ticket included (the Omnia card).

Choosing the best hop-on hop-off bus

City Sightseeing buses in Rome
Capturing the Victor Emmanuel II National Monument

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

The core hop on, hop off sightseeing bus service of each operator with around 8 to 10 stops at the main attractions are very similar.

In summary some major differences between the operators are:

City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing are one of the few hop-on tour operators in Rome to offer an attractions tickets option to save your money. See below for details on purchasing hop-on bus tickets alongside entry tickets to the Colosseum to save you money.

Big Bus

The most complete operator in terms of what is included in your ticket. Big Bus offers a programme of walking tours daily and a separate service to the south of the city visiting the Catacombs of San Sebastiano, Via Appia Antica and the Baths of Caracalla. We offer our own exclusive 10% discount code in addition to a 10% discount for booking on-line.

Roma Cristiana

Operated by an organ of the Vatican - the tour is orientated towards those with a religious interest and is the only operator that goes out to San Giovanni Basilica south of the city centre.

I Love Rome

Offers a myriad of cheaper ticket options with restrictions. The cheapest option is for 1 lap of the circuit after 3 pm without getting off the bus (no hop-on hop-off), others include a one calendar day (as opposed to 24 hour) ticket and a 5-hour ticket.

Panoramic (GreenLine)

A budget offering, the service covers all the main sightseeing icons of Rome with 9 stops, multilingual audio guides, its own dedicated app and free onboard Wi-Fi. GreenLine also offer affordable further afield tours to visit places outside Rome.


The newcomer to the show, arriving in 2022. Proud of their Italian heritage, IoBus offer dedicated tours for children, and a handy app with free maps to guide you for walking around Rome. IoBus are proud to showcase their heritage of the City of Rome and offer friendly, informal commentary.

Below we have details of combining a IoBus tour with the Rome City Pass, saving you money on buying separately.


1 calendar day tickets and child fares

If you have a full day to sightsee you can save money by buying a one calendar day ticket rather than a 24-hour ticket available from City Sightseeing, I Love Rome, GreenLine (Panoramic), IoBus and Roma Cristiana.

If you have children it is worth looking at age bands for child fares, the different operators have significant differences in rules for age bands for children. Some operators do special audio commentaries aimed at children.

City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus with Colosseum tickets combo

City Sightseeing Rome Sightseeing bus route map
City Sightseeing Rome bus route map 2024

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 make available combo tickets combining either a 24 or 48-hour ticket with entrance tickets to the Colosseum/Roman Forum.

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

Tickets: 24-, 48- & 72-hour tickets, plus attraction combos

HoHo ticket options: HoHo and attraction combo passes available combining tickets with entrance to the Colosseum.

Child ticket age-bands: 5-15 years

First departure: 9am (Termini Station)

Last departure: 7pm April to September, 5pm October to March. In the summer months there is a later departure of 10pm from terminal B.

Frequency: Every 15 minutes

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

Other comments: Free Wi-Fi

City Sightseeing


Rome hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour
Rome hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour

• Free Wi-Fi onboard bus • 1-day, 24, 47, or 72-hour tickets • Onboard audio guide in 8 different languages • Mobile free app • Official St. Peter's Basilica audio-guide lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes

City Sightseeing


City Sightseeing and attractions
Rome hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour & Colosseum

• 24 or 48-hr double decker sightseeing bus ticket • Skip-the-line-entrance to Colosseum

IoBus 48-hr hop-on bus ticket + Rome City Pass for 20+ Attractions

woman in front of trevi fountain
Hop-on and hop-off and see Rome's sights your way

Save time and money with the Rome City Pass for up to 5 days. Explore Rome hassle-free with the Rome City Pass.

Enter over 20 attractions like the Castle of Sant Angelo, Piazza Navona Underground's Stadium of Domitian, Pantheon Rome and the National Roman Museum.

Join guided tours and see the city with an included 48-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour.

The Rome City Pass saves you both money and valuable time, as you can avoid the long queues at many of the most popular places.

Explore the city at your own pace and customize your pass with 2- to 5-day options. It is said you can save up to 50% comparable to single bookings.

Choose from 2, 3, 4 or 5-day Rome City Pass with option of adding on the Vatican, with a 48-hr hop-on bus ticket included.

Operated by Turbopass GmbH.

IoBus Sightseeing


City Sightseeing and attractions
Rome hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour & attractions

• 48-hr double decker sightseeing bus ticket • Entrance to over 20 attractions with Rome City Pass • Option to add on Vatican

Omnia Card - 3-day pass includes hop-on hop-off bus, public transport pass, Roma Pass & Vatican Card

Adult €149, Child (6 to 9 Years Old) €69 (2024 prices)

The Omnia Card is the most comprehensive sightseeing pass.

When you buy this exclusive travel and sightseeing card, you get access to all Rome’s public transport with a 3-day public transport pass, the Roma Cristiana hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus, Roma Pass and Omnia Vatican Card.

The pass is offered through Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi (ORP) a branch of the Vicariate of Rome, organ of the Holy See directed by the Cardinal Vicar of the Pope.

This complete solution to your transport and sightseeing needs include:

  • Roma Cristiana hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus

  • 3-day public transport pass

  • Fast track admission to Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel with the Omnia Vatican Card

  • Fast track admission to St. Peter’s Basilica with the Omnia Vatican Card

  • The Roma Pass with free entry to two top Rome attractions like the Colosseum, Borghese Gallery, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill and Capitoline Museums

  • Discounted entry to more than 30 other Rome attractions with the Roma Pass

Omnia card - find out more

Omnia Card


Omnia Card
Travel options and entry into top attractions in Rome

• FREE entry to two top attractions including the Colosseum • Includes hop-on, hop-off bus • 3-day public transport pass • Fast-track to Vatican and Sistine Chapel • Fast-track St Peter's


Vatican Museums tours & fast track tickets
Vatican Museums fast track tickets From €35
Reserved entrance and guided tour of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel From €62
Vatican Museums fast track tickets + early entrance From €92
Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel Skip the Line Tour From €72
Vatican Museums private tours with fast track access Prices vary on numbers
St Peter's Basilica tours & fast track tickets
St Peter's Basilica Entry Ticket & Guided Tour From €25
St. Peter's Basilica Dome, Basilica & Underground Grottoes Guided Tour From €43
St Peter's Basilica guided tour with access to cupola (Dome) From €44
St Peter's & Vatican Museums combined tours
Vatican Museums + St Peter's (With Fast Track Access) Tour 1 From €72
Vatican Museums + St Peter's (With Fast Track Access) Tour 2 From €72
Early Access Vatican Museums Small-Group Tour with St Peter’s From €84
Vatican Museums, Vatican Gardens & St Peter’s guided tour with breakfast From €115
Vatican gardens tours
Vatican gardens walking tour From €50
Vatican Gardens bus tour From €96
Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Colosseum & Roman Forum fast track tickets From €29
Colosseum & Roman Forum special access Belvedere, Arena & Underground From €101
Walking tours (Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Trevi...)
Colosseum & Roman Forum walking tour From €57
Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon, Piazza Navona From €61
Pantheon, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain From €29
Villa Borghese Gallery
Villa Borghese fast track tickets From €25
Villa Borghese fast track tickets + guided tour From €69
Villa Borghese fast track tickets + Gardens + guided tour From €59
Other popular City of Rome tours
Best of Rome by bike From €55
Roman Gladiator lesson From €91
Night Vatican Museums Tour Including Sistine Chapel   From €152
Private tours of Rome
Flexible customised private tours of Rome by car  
Private sightseeing tour of Rome by golf cart  

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