Rome Metro Information
The Rome metro is a rapid transit system and a popular means of Public Transport in Rome, Italy. The system began operations in the year 1955, and currently has 2 lines, which serve 52 stations. The total track length of the system is 40.0 km. The metro system is operated by ATAC, which operates other rail services as well, within Rome.
Rome Metro Map
Map of Rome Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it. You can also Download Rome Metro Map in PDF.
Rome Metro Hours
The metro services start at around 5.30 am and continue till 11.30 pm. On Saturday, operations end a little later at 12.30 am. Small pets are allowed on the metro, provided they are inside hand held carriers. Bicycles are allowed for a free. However, transit of bikes is free if the rider holds a Metrebus Pass.
Rome Metro Fares, Tickets and Cards
Riders can buy a Biglietto semplice B.I.T ticket that costs 1.50 euro, and can be used on any public transport. These tickets are valid for time duration of 100 minutes after the first validation, and allow multiple transfers between buses, transfer between bus to metro and metro to metro. There is an option for a one day ticket called Biglietto giornaliero B.I.G, which costs 6.00 euro. The ticket is valid for whole day and expires at midnight. The ticket can be used for any number of journeys on a single day, on various public transports. Tourists can also buy a 3 day ticket, called Biglietto per 3 giorni B.T.I, costing 16.50 euros. This ticket is valid for 3 consecutive days, for multiple journeys on any public transport and expires at midnight of the third day. Tourists can also purchase a one week ticket, called Biglietto settimanale C.I.S. The ticket costs 24.00 euros and is valid for 7 consecutive days and expires at midnight of the seventh day.
Frequent travelers can also purchase monthly and yearly cards. A monthly personal card costs 35.00 euros and provides unlimited travel within the territory of Rome. A monthly impersonal card costs 53.00 euros. The card is transferable. A Annual Rome card costs 250.00 euros. In addition, there are monthly and annual zone cards that can be used for travel in a specific zone. The ATAC also provides cards for students, unemployed, and senior citizens, at discounted rates.
For tourists, ATAC also provides a Roma Pass to tourists, which costs 20,00 euros and provides full access to the public transport system, free entry to first two archeological sites and /or museums visited, discounted tickets to other museums and sites, theatres, events, shows etc. The card expires at midnight of third day.
Children under 10 years of age, travel free.
Rome Metro Parking
There are lots of cheap park and ride facilities available outside metro stations. The park and ride service costs €1.50 for 12 hours and €2.50 for a whole day. If you hold the Rome monthly transit pass, you can park your vehicle for free.
Rome Metro Rules and Tips
The metro system encourages the use of public transportation by offering park and ride facility at various metro stations. The riders can park their cars for short or long duration, for a fee, and make use of the public transport system.
Rome Metro Lines
Currently there are two metro lines, line A and line B. The third line, line C is under construction and the fourth line, Line D has been announced and Line D is under planning stage. The two metro lines are identified by their color.
- Rome Metro Line A – Line A was opened to the public in 1980 and the length of the route is 18.4km. Line A serves 27 stations and around 164.2 million passengers travel through this line daily. Through Line A the metro runs between Battistini and Anagnina. Line A connects North West of the city towards south east. Line A is the second city’s metro line built in Italy. In the year 1990, line A was extended from Ottaviano towards Battistini.
- Rome Metro Line B – Line B was opened to the public in 1955 and the length of the route is 22km. Line B serves 25 stations and 109.5 million passengers use this line daily. Through line B the metro train runs from Laurentina towards Rebibbia. Line B was the first metro line in Rome and it connects north east of the city towards south west. In 1990, line B was extended from Termini towards Rebibbia, east of the city.
- Rome Metro Line C - Line C is under construction and planning to run from Grottarossa towards Pantano. This is the first metro line getting extended beyond the city limits. Line C is planning to get intersected with Line A at Ottaviano and Line B at Colosseo. Line C will run totally automatically and the metro train features Copenhagen metro.
- Rome Metro Line D - Line D has started construction and the line will link north eastern areas of Rome towards south west. Line D will be 22km long and it is planning to serve 22 stations.
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