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The Rome Metro System Tickets, Prices, Maps and Stations

The Rome Metro System is an important tool for navigating around the Eternal City and beyond and you should refer to this guide when making your travel plans.

rome metro system - logo

Metro Station Logo

Rome Metro System Frequently Asked Questions

If this is your first time traveling to Rome, you may have some questions about the Rome Metro system, the tickets, maps and how to pay. Hopefully these answers will help you plan a great trip to Rome.

Does The Metro Run 24 Hours In Rome?

No. Unlike other big cities, like NYC, the Rome metro does not run all night. The metro begins, like the bus, at 5:30AM every morning. During the week the metro stops at 11:30PM and on Friday and Saturday nights the Metro system shuts down at 1:30AM. 

Is The Rome Metro System Crowded?

The Rome Metro System is popular and is well used, so you can expect crowds during rush-hour and when there is inclement weather, but off-hours and on the weekends, the Metro is not overly crowded and you should expect an easy time getting around the city. The only exception is if there is a transportation strike (sciopero), but these are rare by European standards.

rome metro system - turnstiles

How Do You Pay For The Metro In Rome?

You have a number of options for buying Rome Metro tickets. Some of these options are well suited for tourists, and others are more geared towards locals. Here are your Rome metro ticket buying options:

  • ATAC Ticket Offices – You can purchase tickets in one of the ATAC ticket offices present along the subway and railway routes. The hours are from 7:00AM to 20:00PM from Monday to Saturday, and from 8:00AM to 20:00PM on Sundays and holidays.

  • Stores – You can purchase tickets in one of the 2,700 points of sale (news stands, bars, tobacco shops, etc.) in the Rome Capital and Metro Rome, of which approximately 1,000 points of sale are equipped with equipment for the sale/top-up of electronic tickets.

  • Tap&Go – Purchase directly with a contactless card (credit, debit or prepaid card), or with a card scanned on NFC payment-enabled devices (smartphones and wearable devices).

  • B+ – Known in Italian as Bipiù, you can purchase and validate your Metro tickets directly from your mobile phone. B+ is a payment method via a SmartPhone app that is developed on multiple platforms. At the moment the apps that can be used are: MooneyGo, Tabnet, TicketAppy, Dropticket and Telepass Pay.

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Metro Ticket Machine

Does Rome Have A Good Metro System?

The Rome Metro System is one key part of the municipal public transportation system. The Metro system by itself has only a limited range, so you should plan to use the Metro system in conjunction with the bus, tram and regional train system as well. Using these together can get you anywhere (almost) in Rome and beyond. Using the Metro System by itself can get you around the historical center of Rome, but you might still be walking a bit, depending on your destination.

Is There A Rome Metro System Map?

The Rome Metro System map is integrated with other forms of travel, like with the trams and regional rail lines. Take a look at the ATAC map below, and if you are looking for more maps of Rome, you can find more details on the ATAC maps of public transportation in Rome.

Rome Metro System - Map

Rome Metro System Map

How Much Is A Day Metro Ticket In Rome?

Rome metro tickets are pretty affordable. You can keep up to date on the changes in pricing, which is rare, on the ATAC website, but as a quick guide, there are the current Rome metro ticket prices:

Ticket TypePriceValidity
BIT€1.50100 minutes
MULTI-BITfrom €3.00 to €15.00100 minutes x2, x3, x5, x10
CIS€24.007 days from the first validation
ROMA24H€7.0024 hours from the first validation
ROMA48H€12.5048 hours from the first validation
ROMA72H€18.0072 hours from the first validation
Roma Pass 48 Hours€32.0048 hours from first validation on public transport and in the museums of the circuit
Roma Pass 72 Hours€52.0072 hours from first validation on public transport and in the museums of the circuit
FreeFreeFree for children up to 10 years old

Can I Tap My Card For The Metro In Rome?

There are two options for tourists to use paperless tickets with the Rome Metro System. Tap&Go are tickets purchased directly with a contactless card (credit, debit or prepaid card), or with a card scanned on NFC payment-enabled devices (smartphones and wearable devices). You can also pre-pay for your ticket using a B+ smartphone app, like: MooneyGo, Tabnet, TicketAppy, Dropticket and Telepass Pay. With these, you scan the QR code or your NFC enabled credit card at one of the specially designated turnstiles in the station and you should be good to go.

Do You Have To Tap Out Of Rome Metro?

Unlike some stations, like we have recently experienced in the Paris Metro, you do not need to hold on to your ticket to exit the station, or “tap out” when your ride is finished. Simply exit one of the available turnstiles and you are free to leave.

Are There Strikes That Can Affect The Rome Metro System?

There are strikes that can affect the Rome Metro System, and these are general city-wide transportation strikes. You should be aware of them because they can affect the subways, buses and trams all at the same time, so you would be limited to walking or taking a cab.

The strikes (sciopero) in Rome avoid affecting commuters, so the buses, subways and trams will still run from 6:00AM to 8.30AM and again from 5:00PM to 8:00PM, but all other times will be unavailable.

rome metro system - waiting

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