Public transportation in Rome is generally run by A.T.A.C. (www.atac.roma.it See also the English version of the Search for Route section of the site which is not always updated but works fairly well: Search for Route). Tickets (biglietti) and passes (abbonamenti) can be purchased at any Tobbacco store. Tickets should be stamped (timbrati) the moment you step onto the bus, or at the entrance of the metro, and expire once the time limit has ended. Passes must be signed immediately on purchase, or are activated after the first validation/stamp (convalidazione).These are your ticket options:
These are the pass options, monthly (mensile) and annual (annuale) (see ATAC website for details):
Rome's Metro system has two lines; the red (Line A) and the blue (Line B).
To visualize a map of the Metro system, visit: www.rome.info/metro
The bus system in Rome is extensive and relatively simple to use. Visit the ATAC website for more information on how to get around using the buses.
Termini train station and Largo Argentina are two hotspots for catching buses to various popular locations.
There are two airports in Rome:
The set price of taking a taxi from Fiumicino, or Ciampino, to Roma Centro is 42 euros including luggage. The price from Roma Centro to either of the airports is 40 euros including luggage. (Max four persons in each case.)
Taxi rates vary according to the time of day. Make sure only to take the white taxis which have the Roma S.P.Q.R. crest on the outside.
Here is one of many taxi phone numbers: 064994
There are boat cruises along the Tiber. Visit Batelli di Rome for more information.
To hire a car, visit: EasyCar.com
To rent a car, try: www.Sixt.com.
Villa Borghese's parking lots is a car rental hub. You may also rent scooters, motorcycles and Smartcars.
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