Rome Metro Information
With the amount of history that Rome is linked with, it only makes sense that its metro system creates history by being the first metro system in the country. This was way back in the year 1955. Presently, it operates on 3 lines serving a total of 73 stations. Despite having just 3 lines, the metro is a pretty extensive network of about 60 km in length with an annual ridership of nearly 280 million (2012). The ATAC are the one’s who are responsible for its operations. Recently, plans have come up for the extension of the network with the construction of a fourth line.
Rome Metro Map
Map of Rome Metro showing various lines and stations. Click on the map to enlarge it.
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 7.00 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 2 day ticket which costs 12.50 euros and a 3 day ticket, called Biglietto per 3 giorni B.T.I, costing 18.00 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. There is another set of 10 tickets available as well. This bunch of tickets costs 14.00 euros.
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. This card is transferable. An Annual Rome card, which is valid throughout the year 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. Along with children, various categories of people such as elderly people, war veterans or the disabled for example have access to discounted fares for some, if not all of the tickets.
For more information on the fares, tickets and cards, you can visit the official website at: http://www.atac.roma.it/page.asp?p=229&i=14
Rome Metro Parking
In and around the city of Rome, Italy there are multiple parking lots available. The customers of the metro can make use of those lots which are located close to the stations. Parking although is not a free service and to make use of the park and ride facilities a certain fee has to be paid. However, there are some lots where parking is free. Also, the parking rates are calculated on an hourly basis.
For more information on the parking lots along with the fees applicable, you can visit the official website at: http://www.atac.roma.it/page.asp?p=23&i=15
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 three metro lines, line A, line B and line C that opened recently.
|Line A||Battistini ↔ Anagnina||41|
|Line B||Laurentina ↔ Rebibbia / Jonio||34|
|Line C||Monte Compatri-Pantano ↔ Lodi||34|
Rome Metro Pictures
Rome Metro Resources