Circo Massimo - Roma
The Circus Maximus

Location and how to get there

Being one of the most important monuments of Rome, and being located in the central area of the city, the Circus Maximus can be reached by various means of public transportation , by taxi, or by foot.

By metro

The metro station “Circo Massimo” on line B is right in front of the circus, on Viale Aventino. From this entrance, you can also access the Circo Experience tour .

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 tram

Line 3 connects Villa Borghese (Villa Giulia stop) with the Trastevere area, where you can get off at the Aventino/Circo Massimo station.

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 bus

You can reach the Circus Maximus with four different city bus lines:

Closest stop
Line 160 628 75 81
Closest stop Circo Massimo Circo Massimo/Roseto Comunale and Circo Massimo MB Aventino/Circo Massimo Circo Massimo
Itinerary It crosses Rome from north to south, connecting Villa Borghese with Montagnola. This line also crosses Rome in a north-south direction, following the course of the Tiber as far as Tiber Island. It crosses Rome from Indipendenza to Poerio/Marino, passing by the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Colosseum, and the Circus Maximus. It connects the Vatican (Piazza Risorgimento) with an area outside the historical and touristic center of Rome, passing by Piazza Navona and the Circus Maximus.

The city buses use the same tickets that are also valid for the metro, trams, and suburban trains. 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 taxi

Cabs are obviously the most comfortable option, but they are also the most expensive and are not guaranteed to be the fastest way to get to the Circus Maximus due to the heavy traffic in the central area of Rome.

However, this means of transport is a good option if you feel like chatting with a cab driver, who can tell you a few secrets of the city or entertain you with his typical Roman humor.

The best way to get a cab in Rome is to book it by phone, mobile apps, or simply by going to a cab stand.

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By foot

Definitely the most recommended option to enjoy the monumental beauty of the Eternal City to the fullest.

Located not far from the Tiber, the circus can be a final destination of a walk along the river. Starting, for example, at Castel Sant’Angelo or further south from Ponte Sisto.

An alternative route can be passing the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Arch of Constantine and the Arch of Titus, Palatine Hill, and finally the Circus Maximus.


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