Getting to and from Rome

The international airport of Rome is “LEONARDO DA VINCI” (Fiumicino), located about 26 km from the downtown and connected to the city by trains, bus and taxi. For all the information regarding the route, the time table and fares click here.

The airport “G. B. PASTINE" (Ciampino), located 16-km south of downtown, is used by some low-cost airlines. Rome downtown can be reached by bus, train, and taxi. For all the relevant information, click here.



Getting around Rome

Metro, bus and train

The public transport system of Rome consists of buses, trams, rapid transit lines, suburban railways, and a subway composed (Metro) with two lines, A (red) and B and B1 (blue), crossing at the Termini railway station. Metro runs every day from 5.30am till 11.30pm and Friday and Saturday, till 1.30 pm. Bus and tram network is extensive and works quite well. Night bus lines run from 00.30am to 5.30am (stops are marked with an owl). Public transportation tickets must be purchased in advance from "tabacchi" shops, newsstands, bars, and vending machines at metro and some bus stops. An individual ticket cost 1.50 € and is valid for 100 minutes form first stamp. More ticket options can be found here. The Roma Pass, a tourist ticket that allows 3 days of free travels with the Rome public transport system and free or discounted admissions to museum or monuments can be a convenient option.

For planning a trip, time tables, and public transport maps, please visit the official website of ATAC, the municipally-owned public transport company. At the moment, the real time information system for mobile users is available only in Italian.



The official vehicles of the taxi service in Rome are colored white with a taxi led top light display. The Rome city council’s symbol as well as the taxi licence number are both clearly displayed on the car front doors and inside the vehicle (rear doors left). Before starting the ride (unless it is for a fixed fare), check that the taximeter above the dashboard or on the upper section of the windscreen is switched on. Should it not be switched on, ask the driver to do so. Always ask for a receipt of payment. A telephone service to request a taxi is available by calling 060609  (an automated answer system linked directly to the closest taxi stand). This service is available through the app ChiamaTaxi 060609 for Android. Officlal information about Rome taxi system and fares is available here.


Further information

The Rome Capital Tourism official website offers a lot of useful information about on Rome and what to do in Rome.

For travelling outside Rome, it could be convenient to check websites of regional CoTral busses (only in Italian) and the national railways companies, Trenitalia and .Italo.