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Guide to Rome Metro, Trams & Buses

Monday, July 8th, 2013

If you’re planning a trip to Rome or a vacation, knowing a little about how to get around using public transport will greatly enhance your experience. The main rail station in Rome is Termini and there are trains direct from Leonardo da Vinci airport. The trains depart about every 30 minutes and the trains arrive at platform 25 which is about 400 metres from the main station. From Termini you can reach the Best Western Hotel Canada which is close to the Colosseum by taking the number 75 bus.

Other Ways to Travel to the Centre of Rome
You may choose to take the Metropolitan train from the airport, they don’t stop at Termini but stop at Tiburtina and Ostiense stations which allow easy access to the Metro using Line B. Alternatively you might choose to alight at Trastevere and take the Number 8 tram to Largo Argentina or Campo Fiori. If you’re heading for one of the city’s hotels such as the Best Western Hotel Canada in the centre of Rome, you’ll find that it’s fairly easy to get to by tram, train or bus.

Guide to Rome metro buses & trams
(photo by: Alessandro Capotondi)

More Rome Travel Options
If you arrive at Fiumicino Airport, the bus service operated by Terravision is probably the easiest and cheapest way to get to the centre of Rome and close to the Best Western Hotel Canada. Travelling around Rome is simple by Metro or bus and you can buy tickets from a Tabacchi where the big ‘T’ sign is easy to spot or from newspaper kiosks. You can also buy tickets at the Metro station, and remember to validate your ticket in the small yellow machines before starting your journey. Other buses which depart from Termini include the 40 and 64, both of which go to St. Peter’s which is also near to Best Western Hotel Canada, a good mid priced choice for your stay in the city. The 116 is a popular route with visitors and goes from Via Veneto to Campo di Fiori and Piazza Navona.

The Metro is also easy to use and you can choose the right line and direction easily. Trams and ferries provide other great alternative ways to see the city and are cheap and frequent.


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