Colosseo - Roma

Location and how to get there

Due to its excellent location in the heart of Rome, the Colosseum is very easy to reach by foot or public transportation.

By subway

A few meters from the famous site is Colosseum station for Line B of the Metro. As soon as you leave the station, you will see the amphitheater in all its splendor.

The cost of a single ticket for a subway trip (BIT ticket) is €1.50, although there are also several types of passes available.

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By bus

You can use any of the following city bus lines to get to the Colosseum.

Origin and destination
Line 51 75 81 85 87 117 118 C3
Origin and destination Connects the San Giovanni subway station to an area near the Trevi Fountain, passing through the Colosseum. Connects the Termini area with the Trastevere and Monteverde areas. It has two stops on one side of the Colosseum. Connects the Vatican with the east of Rome. It stops at Piazza Venezia, Circo Massimo and the Colosseum. Connects the Termini area with Venice Square and the Colosseum. It extends towards the southeast of Rome. Very similar route to Line 85 but has its terminal station north of Castel Sant’Angelo. It connects the eastern part of the Colosseum with the area where the Trevi Fountain is located. Useful to visit some places of interest such as the Colosseum, Piazza Venezia, Circo Massimo, Roman Forum, and even the Baths of Caracalla. It operates only on the weekends. Its layout is useful for visiting places of interest in the center of Rome.

City buses use the same tickets as the metro, tramways, and suburban trains. A single trip with a BIT ticket costs €1.50.

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By tram

Tramway Line 3 connects the Trastevere district with the Villa Borghese on a route around Rome to the east. It has a stop right next to the Flavian Amphitheater.

For trips by tram, you can also use the BIT ticket of €1,50.

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By taxi

Taxis are the most comfortable option to reach the Colosseum, but also the most expensive one. A ride from Termini Station to the Colosseum, for example, would take just under 10 minutes but cost approximately €7.00.

In Rome, it is difficult to get a cab on the street. The options are to go to cab stands, to call for one, or to get one through an app.Take precautions and other advice when using cabs in Rome. For detailed information, see Guide to using Rome’s cabs.

By foot

We believe that once you reach the Colosseum, the best way to discover Rome is by foot. The location of the Colosseum in the heart of Rome is unbeatable, and you can easily visit other places of great interest in the area by walking to them.


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