Everything you need to know about getting around Rome (including a Rome metro map)

See Rome as the locals do by strolling the streets and using public transport like a pro.

Once you're in the city centre, Rome is a very walkable city. Most of the more popular attractions are within walking distance of one another. Some attractions that are slightly further than walking distance, such as the Forum and the Colosseum, can be reached by public transport, which is cheap and easy to use. To see all of the major tourist attractions in one go you could try the hop-on hop-off bus and bicycle and scooter rentals are available for those looking to explore Rome like a local.

Rome metro map

Use this Rome metro map to plan your itinerary, decide where to stay for the easiest commute to attractions and see how you can get from the airport to your hotel via public transport.

Important tourist stations include Termini (Rome's central station), Colosseo (the Colosseum), Spagna (the Spanish steps) and Ottaviano S, Pietro (Vatican and the Sistine Chapel).

Rome public transport

Types of transport: Atac is Rome’s public transport service. It includes buses, trams and metro trains.

Paying for transport: Tickets can be bought from newsstands, metro stations, tobacconists and major bus stops. Bus tickets last for 100 minutes and you can make as many transfers as you like within this time. Metro tickets are valid for a single trip. Tickets must be purchased before you begin your trip. A single ticket costs €1.50. 1-3 day passes and weekly passes can be purchased.

Getting to and from the airport: The Leonardo Express train runs a service between the city centre and the Leonardo da Vinci Airport every 30 minutes. Tickets cost €11.00 and trains depart from the Termini train station in the city. The Terravision Shuttle Bus is €9.00 and also services the Termini train station and the airport. The bus takes 70 minutes while the train takes 30 minutes. Regular blue buses are also available from the airport and can be found on the ground level to the left of arrivals outside terminals B and C. Regular metropolitan trains cost €5.50 and stop at all stations going into the city.

Best apps for getting around: Rome bus allows you to check in real time the waiting time for your bus. You can also view the bus route, the locations of the bus stops and you can ask the app for information regarding upcoming stops by providing the bus number.

Rome car hire companies

Renting a car in Rome is not recommended, as driving is chaotic and finding parking is quite difficult. It’s best to rent a car in Rome if you wish to travel out of the city to other parts of Italy.

Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Maggiore provide car rentals from the Leonardo Da Vinci Airport. Use Drive Now to compare car prices and find the best deal.





Taxis and Uber

Taxis: Hailing a taxi on the street is uncommon and difficult. It is best to find a taxi at a taxi stand, which can be found at popular tourist spots. You can also call a taxi company to order a cab. Taxis are available outside arrivals at the airport. Use only white or yellow licenced taxis.

Uber: Uber is available and costs €60-€75 from the Leonardo Da Vinci Airport to the city centre.

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Airport transfers

Get into and out of the city in a breeze with a simple airport transfer.

Private transfer from Fiumicino Airport to Rome
Private transfer from Fiumicino Airport to Rome


Shared transfer from Fiumicino Airport to Rome Hotels
Shared transfer from Fiumicino Airport to Rome Hotels


Private transfer from or to Civitavecchia, Rome or Fiumicino Airport
Private transfer from or to Civitavecchia, Rome or Fiumicino Airport


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