Getting around using public transport in Rome
Combining a nice walk and the use of public transport in Rome makes absolute sense even if you are short in time.
The Eternal City is an open-air museum and since many of the best attractions in Rome are clustered together in traffic-free zones, visiting Rome on your foot will be a great experience even though it could be tough on your feet. So, make sure to bring good walking shoes and also consider orthopedic foot inserts for added walking support.
If your first thought could be getting a taxi or jump on a Hop on Hop off bus, Although they can be considered comfortable solutions, they often turn out to be unnecessarily expensive and often not very instructive.
Combining a nice walk with the use of public transport in Rome is often the best way to discover the beauty of the Eternal city; the most important thing is to know what is worth seeing in Rome and how to reach the best sites of Rome without wasting time and money.
At Olive Tree Hill we make sure to learn about your interests in advance and create personalized itineraries that allow you to reach easily the most beautiful sites of interest in Rome, optimize your journey and save time to discover more beautiful off-the-beaten paths in and outside Rome.
How effective are public transport in Rome?
The public transport in Rome effectively covers the entire metropolitan area.
Very cheap tickets or transport cards allow you to use the public system to comfortably reach the best sites in Rome and the surrounding towns which are part of the metropolitan city.
The metropolitan city of Rome is divided into travel zones. Once defined your travel zone, you can hop on hop off bus, trams, metro, and regional trains using the same ticket or transport card.
The public transport in Rome is managed by a partnership between ATAC, COTRAL, and TRENITALIA under the brand name: METREBUS
- The urban network of Rome consists of:
- 3 metro lines that cross the city diagonally (ATAC)
- 6 tram lines (ATAC)
- 350+ buses (ATAC)
- 3 urban trains (TRENITALIA)
The suburban network of Rome consists of:
12 suburban trains (TRENITALIA)
- 300+ suburban buses (COTRAL)
As in the case of Zagarolo, where Olive Tree Hill is located, sometimes connection with the center of Rome is faster from the surrounding towns than several districts of Rome.As in the case of Zagarolo, where Olive Tree Hill is located, sometimes connection with the center of Rome is faster from the surrounding towns than several districts of Rome.
How much is public transport in rome?
The metropolitan city of Rome is divided into travel zones.
The tickets listed below under “Metropolitan city of Rome” allow you to travel within both in the city of Rome and some of the best cities near to Rome such as Zagarolo, Palestrina, Tivoli, Frascati, Bracciano, and many other beautiful sites to visit outside Rome.
Tickets listed below under “City of Rome” allow you to travel only within zone 1 and 2.
Olive Tree Hill is in zone 3 and is only 30 min. train ride distance from the center of Rome.
You can find your best tickets ready on-site if ordered in advance.
(N1) – Must be validated at the beginnig of the journey and is valid until midnight of the last day of validity, for unlimited journeys.
(N2) – Is valid for 100 minutes from validation. It allow you for a single journey on metro/train urban route, even using different lines, but without passing through the turnstiles.
(N3) – Is valid for a limited amount of hours from the first validation.
Where can buy public transport tickets in Rome?
If you need to buy only a train ticket to reach a destination in the Metropolitan City of Rome or even in Italy, you can book online at Trenitalia.it
Otherwise, here is where you can buy Metrebus tickets:
(*) Authorized Points of sale are usually Tobacco shops and newspaper kiosk close to the stations and stops of public transport in Rome
Where can I validate my transport ticket in Rome?
Rome public transport tickets must be purchased in advance and validated before boarding.
- On bus or tram in Rome, you can stamp your ticket on board;
- On Metro in Rome, you can stamp your ticket at the turnstile. Be careful to retrieve it from the top of the machine before going through the gate.
- On a train in the Metropolitan City of Rome, you can stamp your ticket in the special validation machine before boarding. According to the station size, stamping machines are available at the train station or the beginning of the platforms.
Public transport in Rome vs. Hop on Hop off bus.
When visiting a new city, the option of using a hop on hop off bus is very common. It allows you to have a general view of the city and to begin to orient yourself more easily. If this is generally true, in our opinion, it is less so when visiting Rome the sites of interest are often blocked by traffic.
Getting around by public transport in Rome is cheap, perhaps the cheapest in Europe and the public transport network is widespread throughout the metropolitan city of Rome. Choosing among the available Metrebus offers you certainly have many more advantages. These include getting on and off on all means of the transport network of the metropolitan city of Rome, which has a greater number of stops distributed throughout the territory and has a much higher frequency of passage.
By choosing the right solution, the metrebus offers guarantees the possibility to visit both the center of Rome and the best cities near Rome spending less and discovering wonderful sites off the beaten path.