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Basic information

  • Area: 1,285.31 km² (496.3 sq mi)
  • Calling Code: +3906
  • Currency: Euro (€) (EUR)
  • Population (EST): 2,743,796
  • Official language: Italian
  • Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)

Rome – Getting Around

Bus

The Roman public transportation system covers approximately 5,290 square kilometres. It is the largest national public transportation network: 2,130 km served by 241 bus lines and 2,586 buses, and another 50 km served by 6 tram lines and 159 trams.

Many buses and trams are wheelchair accessible and can be recognised by the international symbol for accessibility on the front and side of the vehicle. For information about times, costs and routes: tel. 800 431784 (toll free number), to book and find out more about the disability service run by the public transport network at: 06 46954001

Metro

The metro system has only two lines, A and B, which cross at Termini. There are trains from 05:30 am until 23:30 pm every day (Sat. 00:30). Metro stations on line A do not have facilities for disabled passenger (except Cipro-Musei Vaticani and Valle Aurelia); As an alternative, bus 590 follows the same route of metro line A and has wheelchair access. All the metro stations on line B have facilities for disabled passengers except Circo Massimo, Colosseo and Cavour (direction Laurentina).

Taxi

Taxis in Rome are white; they have an identification name and number on the front door and show a taximeter inside. They can be easily found in every part of the city at special taxi ranks, each one having its own phone number. In case you call one of the many Radio Taxi companies, an operator will get in touch with the nearest taxi, tell you its name and number and in how many minutes it will reach your address.