The Arch of Constantine

Location and how to get there

Located next to the Colosseum, in the center of Imperial Rome, it’s possible to reach the arch with ease by public transportation , by taxi, or by foot.

By metro

A few meters from the Colosseum, and therefore from the Arch of Constantine, is the metro station on line B called “Colosseo”. Upon exiting the station, simply walk along the right side of the amphitheater to reach the Arch of Constantine.

A single ticket (BIT) costs € 1.50, but there are also metro tickets for 24h, 48h, 72h hours, or for one week available.

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By bus

You can use any of the following city bus lines, getting off at the Colosseum or San Gregorio stop to be within walking distance of the Arch:

Line
Origin and destination
Line 51 75 81 85 87 117 118 C3
Origin and destination It connects the San Giovanni metro station to an area near the Trevi Fountain, passing through the area where the Arch of Constantine is located. It connects the area of Termini to that of Trastevere and Monteverde. It has two stops near the Arch of Constantine. It connects the Vatican to areas of little tourist interest east of Rome. It stops at Piazza Venezia, Circus Maximus, and the Colosseum. This line reaches the area of Termini, Piazza Venezia, the area around the Arch of Constantine, and also the southeast of Rome, which is of little tourist interest. Its route is very similar to line 85, but the last stop is north of Castel Sant’Angelo. It connects the east area of the Colosseum with the area where the Trevi Fountain is located. Useful to visit places of interest such as the arch of Constantine, the Colosseum, Piazza Venezia, the Circus Maximus, the Roman Forum, and the Baths of Caracalla. Operating only on weekends, its itinerary is very useful for visiting places of interest in the center of Rome.

The city buses use the same tickets that are also valid for the metro, tram, and suburban train. The cost of a single bus ticket is therefore always €1.50 (BIT) and is valid for all other means of public transportation.

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By tram

The stops Parco Celio and Colosseo are the closest to the Arch of Constantine. Line 3 connects the Trastevere district with Villa Borghese in a route that surrounds Rome in the east, and line 8 connects Casaletto (west of the city, outside the center of Rome) with Piazza di Porta Maggiore, in the center.

BIT tickets for €1.50 (for a single journey) can be used for Rome’s tram network, as well as other available public transportation options.

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By Taxi

Cabs are the most convenient, though also the most expensive option to reach the Arch of Constantine. A ride from Termini station should take just under 10 minutes and cost approximately €7.00.

In Rome, it’s difficult to grab a cab on the street. It’s more common to get one at a cab stand or order one by phone or an app.

There are some precautions and other things to consider when using cabs in Rome. For detailed information, check out our guide on this:

Guide to using taxis in Rome.

By foot

We believe that the best way to discover Rome is by walking. The location of the Arch of Constantine, among many other monuments of Imperial Rome, could be part of a touristic walk through the heart of the ancient capital.

You could, for example, pass by the Arch of Constantine, the Colosseum, Palatine Hill with its Domus and temples, the Roman Forum, and the Imperial Fora all on the same day.

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Location and how to get there