Rome is a great city to explore with an excellent public transport system to help visitors get around and make the most of their vacation. Getting from each popular attraction is made easy with the 72-hour Travelcard, which comes free with your Rome and Vatican pass package.

Save stress and hassle

Free public transport throughout the city during your stay means there is no need to worry about how will move around or how much it will cost.

The Travelcard includes journeys on:

✔ Metro trains

✔ Trams

✔ Buses

✔ Overground trains

It’s easy to use - you simply show the Travelcard at ticket gates or to conductors and bus drivers, then hop on board any of the metro lines, buses, or trains included.

 

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Using your Roma Pass as a travelcard

The Roma Pass acts as a travel card providing free and unlimited travel for as long as your pass is valid. You can use your card on all means of public transport. Just present your pass at the request of transport control staff together with a valid photo ID. Your pass is contactless, giving you speedy entry as you go - just touch your card against the card reader when you board.

 

 

Download the Rome train map

Plan your journey in advance with a handy Rome train map.

 

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Understanding your Rome Travelcard

Your pass is valid for 72 hours from the first activation. Your pass must be activated on the first journey on public transport even if it has been already activated at the first entrance to a museum.

You can use your pass on all means of local public transport. Including bus, metro A, B, B1 and C and railway lines Roma-Lido, Roma Flaminio Piazza del Popolo-Viterbo, Roma-Giardinetti, within the territory of the Municipality of Rome. ATAC Bus line 720 to connect Ciampino Airport to Laurentina Station Metro B and the ATAC Bus line 520 to connect Ciampino Airport from/to the Metro A stations of Subaugusta (bus terminal at the square in front of the Metro stop) and Cinecittà.

Please note: All special connections, including tpl Atac, Trenitalia FL railway lines and all connections to and from city airports are not included.

Rome Travelcard FAQs

  • How do I use my Roma Pass as a Travelcard?

    The Roma Pass card is a single card for both public transport and entrance to museums. The card works on an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) system. Simply place your card on the black circle of the yellow reader to get on trams, buses, and metro trains. A green light indicates that the card has been read correctly. It doesn’t have to be inserted or stamped in validating machines, or installed on buses, trams, or in metro stations.

    Using your Roma Pass on public transport will activate it, even if you haven't visited your first attraction yet. 

  • Where can I travel with the Travelcard?

    This pass package includes a Travelcard which is valid for three consecutive days. It includes travel on the Metro system, buses, and overground trains. 

  • Do children travel free on Rome’s public transport?

    Children under 10 years can travel Rome transport system for free.

  • Is the transport limited to certain hours of the day?

    No, you can use your Travelcard any time. 

    The Metro is open from 5.30AM until 11.30PM. On Saturdays, this extends to 12.30AM.

    Local buses and the rail network’s hours of service may vary so consult ATAC, Rome’s local transport operator before you travel.

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Kickstart your city break and experience top Rome and Vatican City attractions with a Rome and Vatican City pass package.

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Take a look at our three-day example itinerary to see how much you could save with a Rome and Vatican pass package.

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