Rome’s bus network is extensive and functions quite well, but the metro (subway) is much simpler for the short-term visitors to master. The historic centre is not particularly large (only 2,5 km/1,5 miles from the Colosseum to Piazza di Spagna) and so is easy to visit on foot, as most monuments are to be found in the same area.
The Roman metro (called Metropolitana by residents) goes round rather than through the historic city. It has only two lines, A (red) and B (blue), which cross at Termini Central Station.
Trains run approximately every 7-10 minutes, from 5:30am until 11.30pm every day (until 0:30am on Saturdays).
Buses and Trams
There are hundreds of bus lines, running from 5:30am till midnight. All buses and trams travel in both directions.
Over 20 night bus lines run from 00:30am to 5:30am. The main terminal stations are Termini (Piazza dei Cinquecento) and Piazza Venezia. From these two piazzas buses leave for all directions every 30 minutes. Night bus stops are marked with an owl. You can purchase tickets on board.
For lines tables and public transport maps visit official site of public transportation in Rome – ATAC S.p.A
Public transportation Tickets must be purchased in advance from tabacchis, newsstands, bars, or vending machines (exact change only!) at metro and major bus stops.
Railway tel. 147 888088
There’s a new Atac service for people who want to move freely through the city and respect the environment; economic for daily travel and for visiting Rome and easy to use.
The Bike Sharing service is available every day, 24 hours a day.
Today there are 27 Bike parkings and 150 new green bikes.
If you need a taxi, remember to look for the official metered white or yellow taxis. There are taxi ranks in many locations throughout the center, but is nearly impossible to hail one driving down the streets, particularly at night. Make sure your taxi is metered; insist on the metered fare, rather than an arranged price.
To call for a taxi within Rome, try 06 3570, 06 4994, 06 6645, 06 551, or 06 8822.