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How to use the subway in Rome?

The subway is the most convenient, fast and cheapest transport to use to go around Rome. Today we will talk all about this super practical transport!

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How to use the subway in Rome?

Walking around Rome is delicious, but if tiredness hits or your time is a little short: take the subway! With a wide subway network, there are stations near the main tourist attractions and travel times are great! Have you ever used the subway in Rome? Not yet? Then don’t waste time next time and take advantage of this super practical and economical transport. Would you like to know how to use the subway in Rome?  Stay with us and make the best of Italy! Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patriciayou make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

Introduction

We have said that in Rome you can walk and/or use public transport, since the most tourists interesting spots, in fact, are concentrated in a few kilometers. The subway is the most used mean of transport because it surrounds the historical center, and once you arrive at the historical center you can quietly walk, in fact, only 2 and a half kilometers separate the Coliseum from the Piazza di Spagna (with its Spanish Steps) and the most well-known monuments are in the same area. Read also: How to move around in Rome?

The public bus and tram service in Rome has a great but not efficient network, so the fastest and favorite way to visit the monuments is the subway.

Important Tip

  • Look for a map of the city near one of the Tourist Information Points. You will find that moving in Rome is easier than you think! See all our posts about Rome and organize your trip in the best possible way!
How to use the subway in Rome?
The Subway in Rome

1) How to use the subway in Rome? PRICES

How much it costs the subway in Rome? See below for ticket prices.

  • BIT (EUR 1.50) valid for 100 minutes from validation
  • BIG (EUR 7.00) for 24 hours, unlimited.
  • BIG ($12.50) for 48 hours, unlimited.
  • BTI ($18.00) for 3 days, unlimited.
  • CIS ($24.00) for 7 days, unlimited.

2) How to use the subway in Rome? WITH ROMA PASS

As a second alternative, we suggest you to purchase the Roma Pass, which costs 34 euros and allows you to use public transport for three consecutive days; in addition to enjoying the same period with various offers for the museums, tourist attractions, business and theaters. Read here How to buy the Roma Pass?

What is Roma Pass?

The Roma Pass is a cultural tourist card of the capital, promoted by the Capital Rome and the Ministry of Goods and Cultural Activities and Tourism, in collaboration with ATAC (Azienda per i Trasporti Autoferrotranviari del Comune di Roma – Company for Road and Rail Transport of the Municipality of Rome); it is the card that offers lower prices and additional services to tourists to enjoy the beauties of Rome.

How to use the Roma Pass?

If you fill in the back with your name, surname and date of activation; it is valid for three days from the date of activation and you can access museums, some Roman sites and public transport from the first validation. The card is valid until midnight of the third day you’re in Roma, including the activation date. You can activate at the time you access the first place you’re visiting (like a museum, for example), or also on your first subway or bus ride. Be sure to have a document to prove your name and surname with you, just in case!

3) How to use the subway in Rome? THE SUBWAY LINES

The Rome subway now consists of three lines called METRÔ A, METRÔ B and METRÔ C, which runs for a length of about 38 km: LINE A (orange) and LINE B (blue), LINE C (red), has as its meeting point the Stazione Termini, the Central Station of Rome.

These lines cross at the Termini Station in Rome and are connected and integrated, through numerous interchange stations, with the city’s urban railway system, thus guaranteeing a good speed of movement thanks to the high frequency of connections, so you will always have to switch lines from A to B, for example, and vice versa at Termini Station. If you pass by Termini Station you will know the incredible Central Market in Rome!

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LINE B (Blue): Jonio-Laurentina

The oldest line in Rome’s subway, contrary to what one might think of the names, is the B line. This line was designed and started in the 1930s to connect the city center with the place where the 1942 Universal Exposition (the current EUR) was planned to take place, but because of the war, the works were interrupted and the line was completed and inaugurated only in 1955. Metro B is identified by its blue color; it has 22 stations located along a route that crosses the Capital of the South (Laurentina) to the Northeast (Rebibbia).

The stops are: Rebibbia, Mammolo Bridge, S.M. Soccorso, Pietralata, Mount Tiburtini, Quintiliani, Tiburtina, P. Za Bologna, Policlinico, Pretorio, Termini (central line, where you will always have to go if you want to change the metro line), Cavour, Coliseu, Circo Massimo, Piramide (Trastevere area) Garbatella, Basilica of S. Paulo, Marconi, Eur Magliana, Eur Palasport, Eur Fermi, Laurentina.

LINE A (Orange): Anagnina-Batistini

Metro A was opened in 1980; it is characterized by the color “orange” and cuts the city from Northwest (Battistini) to Southeast (Anagnina). It has the following 27 stations: Battistini, Cornelia, Baldo degli Ubaldi, Vale Aurelia, Cipro, Ottaviano S. Pietro (closest point to the Museum and Basilica of San Pietro), Lepanto, Flaminio (near the town of Borghese, Piazza del Popolo), Piazza di Spagna, Barberini (near Fontana Trevi and the Pantheon), Repubblica, Termini, Vittorio Emanuele, Manzoni – S. Giovanni (Basilica de San Giovanni), Re di Roma, Furio Camillo, Colinas Albani, Arco di Travertino, Porta Furba Quadraro, Numidio Quadrato, Lucio Sestio, Giulio Agricola, Cinecitta, Anagnina. And it is this same line that reaches the most interesting regions from the historical, artistic and tourist point of view.

LINE C (Red): Lodi-Pantano

The line runs from 5:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and it’s more used by the local population; Rome administration is still working on it, so you’ll hardly use it.

4) How to use the subway in Rome? TIMETABLES

The subway in Rome is in function from 5.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. from Monday to Thursday and Sunday; Friday and Saturday, it works until 01.30 a.m., the journey takes about every 7 to 10 minutes – depending on where you’re going to. To enjoy the service it is necessary to have a travel document of the “Metrebus Roma” system, which allows the use of all public transport (bus, metro and urban trains).

5) How to use the subway in Rome? LEARN TO VALIDATE YOUR TICKET

VALIDATE THE TICKET! Many people travel without validating the ticket, but believe me it’s not worth it, the price of the ticket is very low and if you get surprised by the inspection without the ticket or without a validated ticket you will pay a very expensive fine, you will have to get down immediately from transport, you will receive a verbal warning, and that’s not good! Trust me! Always validate your tickets, or as a better alternative, buy the tickets that are worth for the whole day. The validation machine is always at the entrance of the station.

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Hotel I suggest near the Historic Center

If you are passionate about art and would like to stay in the center where you can move around walking, as well as having countless possibilities for places to have lunch / dinner or a snack, I advise you to stay in the historic center. Regions near the Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, the Roman Forum, the Imperial Forum and the Villa Borghese, Piazza Spagna and Piazza Navona can be considered as “historic center”. These are the most expensive areas, but you will be close to everything, literally!

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Hotels that I suggest near the San Giovanni Region

For those who want to find cheaper alternatives in quiet areas, but at the same time close to the means of transport to the center, I suggest the region of San Giovanni or Monti (near the metro stations San Giovanni, Castro Pretorio and Circus Massimo) – which it is a more residential neighborhood; therefore, more economical and quiet! And with just 15 minutes by subway you will be in the center too!

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Hotels I suggest near Vatican City

An interesting area to stay and a little cheaper than the historic center is the Vatican area (Vatican Museums) which is very well connected with everything.

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Hotel I suggest near Termini Station

For those who prefer to stay in neighborhoods that have good access to the rest of the city and at a better price, then you should choose accommodation in the surroundings of Termini Station (from where a dense network of public means of transport starts, serving both: the local people and tourists).

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Hotels that I suggest in Trastevere

For those who prefer to “taste” authentic and characteristic Rome, there is nothing better than booking a hotel in Trastevere (on the outskirts of the city’s historic river), full of typical Roman history and traditions, known for the tortuous streets of sampietrini stones and the centers medieval style housing.

The neighborhood is in the historic center and to the right of the Tevere River, in the midst of a spectacular landscape, where each visitor can observe the countless churches and squares (such as Santa Maria in Trastevere). In addition, this neighborhood offers several local restaurants and canteens for those who want to try typical Roman cuisine.

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Conclusion

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