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Rome Metro Map Guide : All about Subway Hours, Tickets & Stops (+ PDF Map)

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Learn all about Italy’s capital city with this Rome metro map guide! Here it’s not just about getting from point A to B; it's about experiencing Rome like a local, saving money, and avoiding traffic.

In the next few minutes, we'll walk you through everything you need to know:

  • how to use the A, B, and C lines
  • what tickets to buy
  • the best times to travel

Plus you'll get some personal tips and local advice to make your trips on the Rome subway both safe and enjoyable.

Let's get started!

Metro lines a and b Roman metro

Rome Metro Map EXPLAINED In Less Than a Minute

Grasp the essentials of navigating Rome city center with the Metropolitana di Roma in less than a minute. The metro boasts three main lines – A, B, and C – and connects you to Rome's city center. That’s why public transportation is the wisest choice for tourists.

Line A takes you through iconic spots like the Vatican and Spanish Steps, while Line B skirts the Colosseum. As for Line C, you probably won’t use it as it’s more residential.

To enjoy unlimited access to these metro stations and more, you might want to consider the Roma Pass (available here) for either 72 or 48 hours of unrestricted public transportation.  The Rome Super Pass (available here) is also a good option to save on entries and enjoy unlimited public transportation.

🔖 Don't forget to bookmark this post for a quick reference when you're weaving through the city's streets!

Metro Stations near Famous Attractions

Rome’s metro lines will allow you to visit the whole city very easily. It features three main lines: A, B, and C.

Let’s have a look at which metro stations bring you steps away from the Eternal City's multiple treasures.

Line A Covers

Line A will take you to Rome's best history and art sites. It starts from Termini Station and weaves through the city. It’s the best line to access the most iconic attractions.

Alight at Barberini Metro Station to wander towards the Spanish Steps and the opulent Trevi Fountain. The San Giovanni stop immerses you in the spiritual side of Rome, with the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano standing nearby. Venture further, at San Pietro station and enjoy St. Peter's Basilica within reach. You’re here in the heart of Vatican City.

As you journey from one metro station to the next, each stop on Line A reveals layers of Rome's history, from the Piazza Venezia and Piazza Navona to the beautiful Villa Borghese, accessible from the Flaminio stop.

Line A connects you to the city's main railway station and takes you to Rome's most cherished sights.

Line B Covers

Line B offers a different slice of Rome, with a focus on antiquity and architecture. Take off from Termini Station and set off on a journey through time.

The Colosseum Metro Station Rome positions you just footsteps away from the Roman Forum and the Colosseum itself. Circo Massimo stop unveils the Circus Maximus, a stone's throw from the Mouth of Truth. For a jump into early Christian history, stop at the San Paolo station to visit the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls.

Each metro station along Line B takes you on a journey into the past. With its branch Line B1, Line B further extends to cover other neighborhoods and green spaces.

Line C Covers

Line C is more about residential areas. This line might not buzz with as many tourist landmarks, but it offers a glimpse into everyday Roman life.

If you’re interested in venturing off the beaten path, then Line C offers a quiet escape from the hustle of the city center. It offers a more authentic experience of Rome. Of course, if you stay in Rome only for a few days, you might not want to “lose” your time on this metro line.

Where Do Lines A and B Intersect in Rome?

Rome Termini station at night

Lines A and B intersect at Termini Station. It’s kind of Rome's central hub for public transportation.

But this is not just a transit point as there are also many attractions nearby. You’ll for example have to stop at Termini Station to visit the National Roman Museum and the Baths of Diocletian. It's a great spot to experience Rome's historical layers.

Wheelchair Accessibility in Rome's Metro

Wheelchair accessibility at Rome metro stations varies a lot depending on the station. While efforts have been made to accommodate all travelers, not every station is fully equipped for wheelchair users.

The most important stations like Termini offer lifts with braille buttons and announcements in English and Italian.

However, smaller stations such as Spagna, Barberini, Repubblica, Vittorio Emanuele and San Giovanni may pose some challenges as they have no elevators nor chairlifts. So you might need some assistance from the staff, but their reliability can't be guaranteed.

Rome Metro Map PDF: Complete overview of Rome Subway

Below, you can check out the Rome Metro Map. It’s of course really handy when in Rome to have a hard copy, with a map of Rome subway stations.


Familiarise yourself with the layout before you leave your hotel. However, because there are only three metro lines, it’s pretty straightforward to get around.

You can also download a Map of Metro Stops to your phone. Check out the Rome Metro – Map & Route planner on Google Play for Android or Rome Metro & Tram (get the app here) by Zuti for Iphone.

Tip – For a comprehensive view of the subway in Rome, make sure to check out the official ATAC website. Here, you can download detailed maps to master the metro system.

Directly access the Rome metro map for each line through these links:

Beyond the Rome subway map, the site offers downloads for the Railway map, tram lines and more. Those are very useful tools if you plan to visit Rome by public transportation!


List of Rome Subway Stops, Stations & Lines

Consisting of 3 intersecting lines, the metro is not that complicated to navigate.

Here’s a list of the 3 lines and their 73 stops. Check out the Rome metro station map to decide where you need to get off.

Line A (27 Stops)

Line A of the Rome Metro stitches the southeastern suburbs to the core of downtown, before curving towards the north, in the vicinity of the Vatican City.

Rome metro line A

With 27 stops, it offers a panoramic view of Rome. Conceived as the second line of the Rome subway system, Line A's inception was marked by the approval of its construction in 1959.

Despite the initial groundwork laid down in 1964, the route to completion was fraught with delays and disruptions. It’s an unmissable metro line to visit Rome’s most famous sites.

Here is the list of stops:

  1. Battistini
  2. Cornelia
  3. Baldo degli Ubaldi
  4. Valle Aurelia
  5. Cipro
  6. Ottaviano -San Pietro – Vatican Museum
  7. Lepanto
  8. Flaminio
  9. Spagna
  10. Barberini (Trevi Fountain)
  11. Repubblica – Teatro dell Opera
  12. Termini (Change to Line B)
  13. Vittorio Emanuele
  14. Manzoni – Museo della Liberazione
  15. San Giovanni – change to line C
  16. Re di Roma
  17. Ponte Lungo
  18. Furio Camillo
  19. Colli Albani
  20. Arco di Travertino
  21. Porto Furba
  22. Numidio Quadrato
  23. Lucio Sestio
  24. Giulio Agricola
  25. Subaugusta
  26. Cinecitta
  27. Anagnina

Line B (26 Stops)

Characterized by its blue color on the map of Rome metro, Line B was the first Metro line to serve the Rome metro system.

It stretches from the northeast to the southwest of the city and connects 26 stations from Rebibbia and Jonio to Laurentina.

Rome metro line B

Conceived in the 1930s by the fascist government, Line B aimed to facilitate swift travel between Termini and the southeastern district of E42. Some of its most popular stops include Termini, Colosseo and Circo Massimo.

Here is the list of stops:

  1. Rebibbia
  2. Ponte Mammolo
  3. Santa Maria del Soccorso
  4. Pietralata
  5. Monti Tiburtini
  6. Quintiliani
  7. Tiburtina
  8. Jonio
  9. Conca d’Oro
  10. Libia
  11. Sant’Agnese
  12. Bologna
  13. Policlinico
  14. Castro Pretorio
  15. Termini – change to A
  16. Cavour
  17. Colosseo
  18. Circo Massimo
  19. Piramide
  20. Garbatella
  21. Basilica S Paolo
  22. Marconi
  23. Magliana
  24. Palasport
  25. Fermi
  26. Laurentina

Line C (24 Stops)

Still being worked on, Line C is planning new connections to the existing lines A and B. Keep checking the Rome metro rail map for new additions.

Rome metro line C

Line C of the Subway Rome map was opened in 2014. It connects the eastern terminus of Pantano and extends beyond Rome's city boundaries to the station at San Giovanni.

It is Rome metro’s first fully automated line and it should soon stretch northwest towards Grottarossa and intersect with Line A at Ottaviano and Line B at the Colosseo.

This expansion includes the construction of Piazza Venezia station, scheduled to open in 2025, and this section of the metro map Rome will showcase “archaeo stations” where travelers can admire archaeological finds unearthed during construction.

Here is the list of stops:

  1. Fori Imperiali-Colosseo – transfer to B. Under construction
  2. Giorgio Marincola under construction
  3. San Giovanni – transfer to A
  4. Lodi
  5. Pigneto
  6. Malatesta
  7. Teano
  8. Gardenie
  9. Mirti
  10. Parco di Centocelle
  11. Alessandrino
  12. Torre Spaccata
  13. Torre Maura
  14. Giardinetti
  15. Torrenova
  16. Torre Angela
  17. Torre Gaia
  18. Grotte Celoni
  19. Due Leoni-Fontana Candida
  20. Borghesiana
  21. Bolognetta
  22. Finocchio
  23. Graniti
  24. Monto Compatri-Pantano

Rome Subway Tickets & Passes

Map line b inside metro in Rome

You will find a range of tickets available depending on how much or how little you plan to use the metro. A single ticket usage ticket – which is for one journey no matter how long (or shot) – costs just €1.50. Or, you can by a range of passes including a 7 day pass for just €24. But remember, the centre of Rome is fairly walkable – so you may get decent value in just purchasing one or two single use tickets every day.

Another great option is to consider getting one of the Rome Sightseeing Passes. This will give you 3 days of unlimited travel on the entire Rome public transport network for €53.

On top of that, you’ll get discounted entry to 2 museums. Check out this option, plus some more Roma Pass ideas in our full Roma Pass review. Or get your Roma Pass directly online here.

Oh, and remember. Don’t buy a ticket for children under 10 – they travel free. There is no discount however for seniors on the Rome metro.

If you plan extensive use of the metro, the Rome metro day pass provides a day's worth of unlimited journeys. Rome metro prices being affordable, these passes, which include Rome metro card, cater to both short-term visitors and longer stays.

No matter if you hop between historic sites or enjoy the Roman landscape, Rome subway tickets are a convenient and cost-effective way to fully enjoy the city.

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Where to Get Rome Subway Tickets

Rome metro rail

The most obvious place to get your tickets is within the metro – you have to have a ticket before you board. But you can also get them in local bars and tobacconists – known locally as tabacchi.

But as said before, you can get a public transport pass by booking online here. This can help you save time and you'll be able use the metro as much as you want during 3 days!

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How to Use Your Rome Metro Ticket on Board

You won’t generally need your metro ticket on board – inspectors are more likely to be on buses and trams where there is a validation required on board.

Instead, you need a ticket to get through the barriers at any metro station, so it’s unlikely you’ll be able to cheat the system. Plus it is so cheap, why would you bother?

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Rome Subway Hours and Metro Traffic Schedules

Working Days Opening Hours
Monday-Friday 5:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 5:30 am - 1:30 am

Open for the morning commute from 5.30 am, the metro closes at 11.30 pm.

The only exception is Saturday and Sunday evening, when it is open until 1.30 am. During the day, trains will come around in under 5 minute intervals.

The metro closing hours are designed to allow you to set out at dawn or wrap up a late evening in Rome.

Tip – Please also note that on special occasions or public holidays, these hours will adjust to suit the city's rhythm, and the metro will open a bit later and close a bit earlier. On Christmas Eve for example, it closes at 9 pm.

Rome Metro Etiquette and Tips for Every Traveller

Rome metro map
  • It is safe to travel on Rome’s metro, but as in any busy city, keep your belongings close
  • it gets busy in peak hours (from 8 to 10 am and from 5 to 7 pm). When arriving on the platform, head right to the end either to the front or very back. You might find more space there
  • Find the subway by looking for a red sign with a white M on it on the street
  • Some important stops for visitors to Rome –

Also Rome's metro system has been recently enhanced by the introduction of apps to help travelers easily find their way.

On your smartphone, you’ll be able to find a detailed Rome Italy metro map as well as real-time schedules and station information.

📡 Rome's metro has also recently implemented 5G across all lines. This means that passengers can now enjoy high-speed internet connectivity while traversing the city underground. A great way to download the Roma metro map on the go or to watch some videos about the city during your trips.

The History of Rome Metro

The Rome Subway is a bit younger than some of its European counterparts. The Paris Metro was inaugurated in 1900, and the London one a little before that. Rome’s dates back to 1955.

Lines A and B form the shape of the letter X. Both run right through the main Rome train station – Termini.

The inception of the subway station Rome network marked a huge breakthrough in the city's modernization. The strategic layout of the metro stops Rome eases transportation around the capital city for both locals and tourists. Now all major landmarks and districts are accessible in a few minutes!

Construction of Rome’s Subway

Rome Colosseo station

Of course, as you can imagine, the construction process wasn’t easy. On top of the usual challenges you would have digging a tunnel underground in the mid 20th century of course.

Because, Rome – as you know by now from reading our other travel guides – is teeming with ancient artefacts, excavations and hidden treasures.

Rome got destroyed – or “sacked” at least 6 times. After each destruction, and because of course there were no bulldozers – they just built on top of the rubble!

Here is a quick overview:

  • The timeline of Rome metro construction begins on 10 February 1955 with the inaugural stretch from Termini to EUR Fermi. This marks the first step of the new connections.
  • Big expansions were then planned, with the extension from Ottaviano to Cinecittà on 16 February 1980, and further to Anagnina on 11 June 1980.
  • The network then continued to grow every year, with for example Monte Compatri-Pantano to Parco di Centocelle opening on 9 November 2014, further extending to Lodi by 29 June 2015, and finally reaching San Giovanni on 12 May 2018.

Amazing Things Found When Building the Rome Metro

Here are some of things they found when constructing the Rome Subway:

  • Medieval homes, complete with kitchens and pots and pans
  • A 6th century copper factory
  • Hadrian’s military command center

Rome Metro Map in the Future

Rome metro lines will soon be expanding further with the construction of an entire new line: Line D.

The goal here is to stretch from Ojetti in the north to Agricoltura in the south, so it will provide an alternative route to the west of Roma Termini.

This new line will probably ease congestion in this crowded area. Line D would add 22 new stations along its 22 km (13.7 miles) length.

Alongside, the new proposed Line E would aim to transform the Rome–Lido railway and the Jonio branch of Line B with 16 new stations.

Rome Metro FAQs

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Does Rome have a subway system?

Rome has a pretty simple Subway system. Lines A and B are the most developed, but there are limited changeovers when compared to other big cities. Line C is still being worked on and there are plans to bring greater interchangeability across the three lines.

How to buy metro tickets in Rome?

Get your tickets in the metro stations in Rome. You can also pick them up in tobacco kiosks and local bars.

How much is a metro ticket in Rome?

A single journey ticket costs €1.50.

How to use the Rome metro?

You need your ticket before you head to the platform, as there are automated barriers. Once on, you can journey to your destination!

Is the Rome metro safe?

Rome’s metro is generally safe. Of course, you need to keep your belongings close.

How to get to the Colosseum by metro?

The conveniently named Colosseo station will be the station you need to go to the colosseum. Use line B.

How much is a 3 day metro pass in Rome?

The 3-day metro pass in Rome costs 18 € and includes unlimited public transportation.

What metro stop is the Colosseum?

Colosseo stop is located on Line B. It is the nearest metro stop for the Colosseum.

What time does the metro close?

The metro closes at 11:30 pm on weekdays, and extends to 1:30 am on weekends.

Is the metro in Rome free?

No, the metro in Rome is not free; you’ll find different ticket options available for purchase. It is free for kids under 10.

Where can I buy tickets to the Rome metro?

Tickets for the Rome metro can be purchased at stations, tobacconists and some newsstands. You can also buy them onsite with your smartphone.

How big is the Rome metro?

At the moment, the Rome metro network encompasses over 60 km (37 miles)with 3 lines and 73 stations.

Does the Rome metro work 24 hours?

The Rome metro does not operate 24 hours. It closes in the late evening.


As you reach the end of our Rome Metro Map guide, I hope it proves useful for navigating the city's transportation.

Don't forget to jot down a few key points or revisit later for a quick refresher. And oh, consider exploring the RomePass Card (check price here) for unlimited access to public transport—it might come in handy.

Now you’ve had the lowdown on Rome’s metro station, why not check out some of our other resources so you can plan the rest of your trip.

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  1. avatar
    Posted by Rob Peterson| |Reply

    What’s missing is a map showing the area around each Metro station. I haven’t yet found the closest station to the Marriott Flora hotel.

  2. avatar
    Posted by Nicole Cauchon, from Canada| |Reply

    Hi I arrive Rome at the Airport Nov. 2 and need to get to the Port Civitavecchia ………….I have lost of time the boat leaves at 5 pm

    Can I take a train directly to the Civitavecchia

    or do I nee to take a train to the Train station in Rome………………..and then take a train to the Port…………………………

    Thank you. Can I buy my ticket ahead of time?

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