Definitive guide

Useful tools and apps for public transportation in Rome

There are various helpful tools for planning journeys and paying for trips by public transportation in Rome. In some cases, you can also use them to pay for your journey. All you need is a smartphone or alternative device with an internet connection.

Rome has a good public transportation network. However, it’s not always easy for visitors to figure out which type of ticket is best to buy or which transportation method is most efficient to reach their destination.

The tools and apps in this article offer a simple solution to these problems. They allow you to plan your trips, check the routes of different lines, buy tickets or passes, and even see how long it will take for the next bus or tram to arrive.

If you don’t have internet access during your trip, you can purchase tickets at official points of sale and plan your itineraries the traditional way.

Available tools and apps

To help you decide which tool to use, we’ve listed them all. You can find detailed information about each option below.

Tool
Purpose
Mobile version*
Web version**
Score
Details
Tool Moovit Google Maps Roma Mobilità Muoversi a Roma Viaggia con ATAC Tap&Go B+ apps
Purpose Route planning for public transportation. Detailed maps and route planning for public transportation. Route planning and waiting time indications for buses and trams. Route planning, line information, and up-to-date waiting times for buses and trams. Route planning and information on public transportation lines. Provides information on payments with the Tap&Go system for public transportation. Tickets and passes can be purchased directly from your smartphone.
Mobile version*
Web version**
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*Refers to the availability of mobile apps that can be installed via the App Store (iOS) or Google Play Store (Android).

**Refers to the availability of apps that can only be accessed through a web browser. They usually run smoothly on computers, but through a mobile browser, the functionality can be limited.

Our recommendations

If we had to choose only one app to plan our trips in Rome, we would opt for Moovit. It’s perfect for planning routes with real-time information on the entire public transportation system in Rome.

For ticket payment, we recommend the new and simple Tap&Go system. It allows you to directly pay for your rides using your bank card, without having to buy a ticket in advance.

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Useful tools and apps for public transportation in Rome