The Roman Forum

Location and how to get there

Thanks to its excellent location in the heart of Rome, it’s very easy to reach the Roman Forum by foot or public transportation .

By subway

The nearest metro station to the Roman Forum is the Colosseo station on line B. At the exit of the station, you need to turn right and walk for about 6 minutes, towards Via dei Fori Imperiali, to reach the main entrance of the Roman Forum.

A one-way ticket (BIT) for a subway ride costs €1.50, but there are also different types of passes available.

By bus

You can use one of the following city bus lines to reach the Roman Forum:

Line
Closest entrance*
Details
Directions
Line 75 81 85 87 117 118
Closest entrance* Roman Forum Palatine Roman Forum Roman Forum Roman Forum Roman Forum and Palatine
Details This line connects Piazza dell’Indipendenza with the southern part of Trastevere. The stop on Via Cavour is a few meters from the main entrance to the Forum. This line is convenient to reach the entrance to the Palatine. It connects eastern Rome with the Vatican via the Colosseum and Via di San Gregorio. This line connects Termini to the south-east of Rome, with a stop near the main entrance along Via dei Fori Imperiali. This line connects Termini to the southeast of Rome, with a stop near the main entrance along Via dei Fori Imperiali. This line passes by the Colosseum and Via dei Fori Imperiali. The Via Cavour stop is closest to the main entrance of the Roman Forum. This line passes the Palatine Hill, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, and the Circus Maximus before arriving at the Villa dei Quintili in the southern suburbs of Rome.
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*As mentioned earlier, the Roman Forum and the Palatine are part of the same archaeological area. If you enter through one of the main gates, you’ll be able to access both areas from the inside.

City buses have the same tickets as the metro, trams, and urban trains in Rome. A single trip with a BIT ticket costs €1.50. The available passes are also valid for buses.

By tram

There is no tram stop at the main entrance to the Roman Forum, but there are a few nearby:

Line
Closest entrance*
Details
Directions
Line 3 8
Closest entrance* Palatine Roman Forum
Details The stop is next to the Colosseum, from there you can walk to the Roman Forum in 5 minutes. This line connects Trastevere with the Villa Borghese area. The Piazza Venezia stop is a 5-minute walk from the main entrance to the Roman Forum. The line leads to the southwest of Rome and passes Trastevere.
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*As mentioned earlier, the Roman Forum and the Palatine are part of the same archaeological area. If you enter through one of the main gates, you’ll be able to access both areas from the inside.

Again for the tram, you can use the BIT one-way ticket of €1.50 or one of the available passes.

By taxi

Cabs are the most convenient but also the most expensive way to get to the Roman Forum. A ride from Termini station takes just under 10 minutes and costs about €7.00.

In Rome, it’s difficult to hail a cab on the street. It’s best to go to a stand or order a cab over the phone or via an app.

There are also some things to keep in mind when hailing a cab. More details and tips on this can be found in our guide on the taxis in Rome.

By foot

The best way to explore Rome is by walking. The location of the Forum Romanum in the heart of the city is perfect. Thus, it can easily be included on a walking tour along with other sights in the area.

Introduction
Location and how to get there