Roma Pass

On this page you will find all the important information about the Roma Pass: What services does the City Card offer and who is it suitable for? How long is it valid and where can you buy it?

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Roma Pass
  • 45+ discounts for monuments, museums and historical sites
  • Free public transport in Rome
  • Free tour of up to 2 sights
  • Valid for 2 or 3 days
  • Pick up your Roma Pass in the city
  • Save money in Rome with the card!

How the Roma Pass works

Rome is large and has many sights to offer. It is therefore advisable to plan and prepare your visit to the Italian capital in advance. The official sightseeing pass - the Roma Pass - is very helpful here. Here are some examples of the advantages of this City Card:

  • Free use of public transport in the city
  • Free admission to up to two sights
  • Reservations for your favourite attractions
  • Reduced admission to many museums and historical sites
  • Free use of the P.Stop toilets
  • Discounts for bike tours, bike hire and city tours

The Roma Pass is available in two versions - for 48 or 72 hours. With a 48-hour pass, you can visit one attraction in Rome within this period free of charge and without queuing. With the 72-hour pass, you can even visit two sights. The other services are identical for both variants.

The more sights you visit, the cheaper the Roma Pass becomes.

You can buy the card online and then receive a voucher. This voucher must be exchanged for a physical card, which can be done at various pick-up points in Rome. In addition to the card, you will also receive a city map with all the important information about sights and public transport in the city.

Who is the Roma Pass suitable for?

If you decide to stay in Rome for several days and are also interested in culture and enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, the Roma Pass is a good choice. The free use of public transport also makes the City Card an attractive offer.

Travellers who attach importance to planning their stay in Rome well also benefit from the Roma Pass.

What does the Roma Pass cost?

The price for the Roma Pass including local transport depends on the period of validity.

  • 48 hours: 33,00 €
  • 72 hours: 53,00 €

The price applies to adults aged 18 and over. There is no discounted ticket for children. However, children generally receive free or reduced admission to many attractions.

Discounts with the Roma Pass

With the Roma Pass you can visit up to two sights free of charge and without queuing. In addition, many discounts and other offers are available to you within the validity period of the City Card.

Here you will find an overview of all discounts: Overview offers Roma Pass

Museums and sights

The first or second attraction visited within the validity period of your card is free of charge. You will receive discounts for many others. We have summarised some examples for you here:

  • Colosseum incl. Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
  • Castel Sant'Angelo
  • Caracalla thermal baths
  • Borghese Gallery
  • Capitoline Museums
  • Circus Maximus and the Circus Maximus Virtual Reality Experience
  • Villa Medici
  • Casa di Goethe
  • Leonardo da Vinci Museum

Tip: For some sights, especially the Colosseum and the Borghese Gallery, you should definitely make a reservation in advance. This will save you long waiting times and ensure that you can visit the attraction, as tickets are sometimes no longer available, especially at peak times.

Further offers of the Roma Passes

You also receive attractive discounts on the following offers:

  • 15 % discount on a hop-on hop-off tour with Big Bus or City Sightseeing
  • 20 % discount on a hop-on hop-off tour with Panoramic Rome Bus
  • Free luggage storage with various providers
  • Different discounts for bike hire
  • Discounted Segway tours
  • Discount on a cookery course

A complete overview of all reductions can be found here: Overview offers Roma Pass

Public transport with the Roma Pass

From the first time you validate your card, you can use the public transport network free of charge for 48 or 72 hours.
It applies to all local public transport operated by ATAC:

  • Bus
  • Metro line A, B, B1 and C
  • Railway lines Roma-Lido, Roma Flaminio Piazza del Popolo-Viterbo, Roma-Giardinetti in the urban area of Rome
  • Trams
Public transport in Rome
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The ATAC bus lines 720 and 520 take you to Ciampino Airport. All other airport connections are not included.

The card is not transferable.

Is the Roma Pass worth it?

The Roma Pass gives you free entry to one or two attractions and free use of public transport. You also receive discounts at many sights and tourist attractions.

In this example calculation, we have assumed that you are staying in Rome for three days, have bought a 72-hour pass and can therefore visit the first two sights free of charge.

AttractionWithout Roma PassWith Roma Pass
Roma Pass: 72h53,00 €
Public transport: 72h18,00 €0,00 €
Colosseum incl. Roman Forum16,00 €0,00 €
Circus Maximus VR Experience12,00 €0,00 €
City tour on the hop-on hop-off bus48,00 €40,80 €
Borghese Gallery13,00 €6,50 €
3x use of P.Stop toilets3,00 €0,00 €
Total110,00 €100,30 €

The Roma Pass is relatively expensive. However, if you are staying in Rome for a few days and want to see as much as possible during this time, then it may still be worth buying. Especially if you choose very price-intensive sights for the first two free attractions.

The more you use the Roma Pass, the more it pays for itself!

Buy & collect Roma Pass

You can buy the Roma Pass online, but you must collect it when you arrive in the city. You will receive a voucher online, which you can exchange for a physical card at the airport or at any tourist information centre in Rome.

The opening hours of the collection points may vary depending on the season.

The City Card can be used immediately after collection. The Roma Pass is activated the first time you enter a museum or travel on public transport. When travelling on public transport for the first time, the card must be validated, even if it has already been activated in a museum. To do this, the card is simply held up to the validation machine.

Roma Pass

Advantages & Disadvantages

Advantages of the Roma Passes

  • You receive free and priority admission to up to two attractions.
  • You can use public transport in Rome free of charge and don't have to worry about fares.
  • There are attractive discounts for many popular sights.
  • There are also worthwhile discounts for other activities such as bike hire, luggage storage or hop-on hop-off tours.

Disadvantages of the Roma Passes

  • The card must be collected after your arrival in Rome.
  • The Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel are not included in the package.
  • There is no discounted pass for children.
  • For popular attractions, you must make your own reservation.

More offers in Rome

If you do not opt for the Roma Pass, you can also book individual tickets for many sights and tours. We would like to introduce you to some of them here:

Unfortunately, the Sistine Chapel is not included in the scope of the Roma Pass. However, there is an attractive combined ticket that you can use as an alternative:

FAQ about the Roma Pass

How does the Roma Pass work?

You buy the Roma Pass online, receive a voucher and collect the card when you arrive in the city. This allows you to use public transport in Rome for 2 or 3 days. You will also receive free entry to one or two sights and discounts at numerous museums and historical sites. There are also discounts on many other offers, such as city tours or bike hire.

Can I use public transport with the Roma Pass?

Yes, you can use public transport in Rome with the Roma Pass. This applies to all means of transport such as metro, bus, tram and some train connections.

How is the Roma Pass activated?

The Roma Pass is activated the first time you use it on public transport or at a place of interest. You can then use it on 2 or 3 consecutive calendar days. The City Card must still be validated on public transport.

Is the Roma Pass worthwhile for families?

The Roma Pass is generally more suitable for people aged 18 and over, as the price of the City Card applies to both adults and children. However, children receive free or discounted admission to many attractions.

Author: Patrick

Here writes: Patrick

Patrick has visited various metropolises such as Amsterdam, London, Paris and Barcelona. Here he writes about the most important City Cards. His aim is to present detailed and up-to-date information for the official tourist maps of popular cities.

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