The Rome Metro Underground train system has lines A, B, and C. Lines A and B intersect at Rome Termini Station, the central public transport hub. At the same time, Line C is a new line connecting some of the Roman suburbs and is of little use to tourists: it runs between Monte Compatri and Parco di Centocelle. Roma pass allows unlimited public transportation use while it is valid.
The plan in Rome is to extend Line C to Piazza Venezia and the Colosseum. Unfortunately, the Roman subway misses much of the city center and has limited coverage. Therefore, although using the Metro is a fast way to reach the point you need, it is not the most convenient type of public transportation in Rome, especially if your main aim is the historical center of the Eternal City.
The Underground system is frequently crowded, but still it is one of the cheapest and fastest ways to reach most points of the city.
The Colosseum/Roman Forum, the Vatican Museums, and Spanish Steps have Metro stations within a five-minute walk.
An official Rome metro map is available from ATAC here
Suppose you want to use the Metro to reach one of the Roman airports. In that case, you can take line B to Tiburtina or Piramide, where you can catch a cheap train to Fiumicino airport. In contrast, the southern terminus of line A, Anagnina, offers local buses that go directly to Ciampino airport.
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However, the most convenient way to reach one of the airports is to take a bus or train from Termini station. This is because lines A and B cross there.
You can easily reach most of the critical Roman sites.
When you exit the metro, you will pass on your way to the Vatican Museums by Santa Maria delle Grazie, a Roman parish church.
Ottaviano is the most convenient station to exit if you go to Saint Peter’s Basilica.
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If you exit Flaminio station, you can go to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo with the Crucifixion of Saint Peter and the Conversion on the Way to Damascus paintings by Caravaggio and Raphael’s Chapel by Bernini. Moreover, Piazza del Popolo is famous for its two churches: Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria in Montesanto.
If you exit Spagna station, you can reach in a short walk famous Spanish Steps. Also, there is Trinita dei Monti and Sant’Andrea delle Fratte – the church with two Bernini statues, and it is the site where Saint Maximillian Kolbe celebrated his first Mass.
If you exit the Barberini station, there is a Capuchin Crypt and Barberini square (Piazza Barberini) with luxury hotels and restaurants.
Saint Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs (Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri) was designed by the famous Michelangelo located there. Piazza Repubblica is also one of Rome’s most popular and essential squares.
Termini station is the most crucial station in the city: there are many hotels and international restaurants, and you can easily reach any point in the town from Termini.
If you exit San Giovanni station, you can easily reach Saint John Lateran, the Cathedral of Rome, Scala Santa – saint stairs, where Jesus climbed when He was condemned to death, and Santa Croce in Gerusalemme with the relics of the Passion of Christ.
Line B goes through the ancient sites of Rome.
Cavour station will allow you to reach such sites as Saint Peter in Chains and the Monti area. Moreover, Piazza Cavour is one of Rome’s most beautiful and spacious squares.
Very convenient station to reach Colosseum, Roman Forum, Palatine Hill, and San Clemente Basilica.
You can reach Circus Maximus, Santa Sabina, The Keyhole (where you can see three countries at once), and Santa Maria in Cosmedin with the skull of Saint Valentine and the Mouth of Truth.
Saint Paul Outside the Walls church is located right nearby the metro station. There is the tomb of Saint Paul.
Trains come along about every 3-4 minutes
Metro tickets are interchangeable with bus tickets. You can purchase one at machines at all metro, bus, or train stations. There, you will find self-service machines with different ticket options: single ride, 24 hour-tickets, 3-day or 7-day passes.
One of the most convenient ways is to buy tickets in advance in one of the tobacco shops and newspaper stands
You have to validate your ticket when you pass through the gate to the metro, but don’t forget to hold the ticket because you may be asked to show proof of purchase even near the exit at the end of your trip.
The price for a standard ticket is 1.50 euro, valid for 100 minutes for the metro, bus, and tram. However, each ticket is valid for only one metro trip, even if you will use it again within 100 minutes.
Roma Pass holders have unlimited use of the metro while their pass is valid
The Rome metro is open from 5:30 am until 11.30 pm and stays open until 1:30 am on Friday and Saturday.
The Metro in Rome allows reaching any point of the city quickly. However, it is not well-connected to the historical center of the Eternal City. Which kind of public transportation do you prefer to use in Rome?
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