If you are thinking of visiting Rome this season, it should be a hassle because it is, in fact, one of the famous cities in the world. In Rome, public transit is known as Mezzi pubblici You need a ticket if you want to ride in local trains, buses, trams, and metros. You can travel by 100 minutes given by the BIT single tickets that are bought in self-service kiosks in bus stops, metro stations and newsagents. The BIT ticket travels in connecting buses or trams and is valid for 24, 49, 72 hours.
Tourists who are traveling to Rome for a short time can use this mode of transport. The CIS pass that’s valid for either weekly, monthly or yearly is also a good choice. Being a tourist does not exempt you from stamping your ticket once you board a bus or tram. Ticket validation should be done on the yellow machines found in buses or trams. You can stamp your ticket in a metro on the automatic barriers. You can enter the museum, public trusts and discounts using the Roma pass. You can easily navigate around Rome using trains.
Using public tickets is good for inner city train rides. These public tickets allow you to go up to the red line found on the ATAC map on the train tickets. In case you want to travel beyond the red line you should buy a train ticket. The Roma Lido train line is most preferred by tourists. Stamp your ticket to avoid being fined. Using a metro to move around Rome is tedious because they are only two metro line that is A and B. There are metro stops near the Vatican and Colosseum as they are big tourist sights however other sights are not close to any metro stop.
Transport strikes common in Rome therefore as a tourist you should always have plan B. Only taxis marked “Commune di Roma” should be used to navigate around Rome. Keep watch that the meter is always at 1 because if it jumps to 2, it means the taxi guy is overcharging you. Once you call for a taxi the meter starts counting, unlike American taxis.
Though expensive Uber is also available in Rome. Uber Black is available but at a slightly higher price and nicer cars. Ubers are only available in Milan and Rome but rare in other Italy cities. We hope this is a useful guide when visiting the Eternal City with an intention of using public transport.