Metrebus Rome Public Transport Tickets · Tariffs · Online order

Which Metrebus tickets are available and which ones are worthwhile? Zones, tariffs, conditions of carriage, here you will find all the information.

Which ticket is worthwhile for you?

The most common question is whether the day pass or a Roma pass is worthwhile for the metro, bus, tram and train in Rome. Here you will find all the information you need for your decision.

One-way ticket or day ticket?

The single ticket has a validity of 100 minutes and you are allowed to use the metro once. The day ticket costs around five times as much as a single ticket. With five single tickets, you can move around 8 hours and 20 minutes, using the metro five times. The day pass is valid 24 hours and you do not have to worry about how often you drive and how often you use the metro. For example, if you validate the ticket at 4pm, it will be valid until 4pm the next day.

Public transport in the city center

Nowadays the city center is located in the area of the antique Campus Martius. It extends from the Tiber to the Spanish Steps and from Piazza del Popolo to Piazza Venezia and the ghetto. In this area you will find most of the sights, most fountains and squares and the center of shopping in Rome. This area is best explored on foot.

Location of your accommodation

If your accommodation is in the center, you will not need a public transport day ticket and therefore no Roma Pass. Your accommodation is not far from the center, such as around the Termini train station, in Trastevere or in Prati? In this case, a day pass for public transport is certainly worth it. If you stay in these districts, you may also return to the hotel during the day. If your accommodation is located in the outskirts of Rome, you have at least two longer trips per day to the center and back to the hotel.

Purchase of tickets in Rome

In Rome, you can buy tickets at vending machines or at some tobacconists and newsagents. There you will usually only find the tickets for the one way trip. The ticket is valid for 100 minutes and you can use the metro once.

Ticket vending machines

ATAC Fahrkartenautomat Ticket machineIn Rome you will find numerous ticket machines. At the vending machines you can also buy day passes and weekly passes. However, the machines only give a maximum of 4 euros change. You should therefore have the money fit, otherwise you will not get a ticket from the machine.

Scams at the ticket machines

Often people are standing next to the machines offering their help to the tourists. You should be careful, they could be tricksters.

It often happens that scammers stick the slot for the money return. If you have chosen the ticket and want to pay with a bank note, where the remaining money exceeds 4 euros, the machine returns the bank note. If the slot is taped, the note does not come out and the cheater waits until you leave and picks it up.

Tickets with delivery to your accommodation

48h and 72h tickets for city transport with delivery by bike courier to your accommodation.

New! Airport shuttle bus + 72h ticket

Shuttle bus from Fiumicino or Ciampino airport to the Termini central station and 72h ticket Rome metropolitan area. The 72h Metrebus ticket is provided by the shuttle bus staff at the airport. The 72 hours count from the first validation in a public transport.

Contactless payment in the metro and on local trains

Metro Rom kontaktlos bezahlenYou can pay contactlessly with your credit card or with NFC on the metro and local train lines run by ATAC in the city area. This concerns all metro lines as well as the lines Rome – Ostia, Piazzale Flaminio – Viterbo and Termini – Centocelle. As far as the stations have turnstiles, some turnstiles are equipped with contactless payment readers. On metro line B1, turnstiles are also located at the exit and you will need to use the same card you used to enter.

You can pay with Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Maestro or Vpay, even with NFC from your smartphone or smartwatch.

Unfortunately, contactless payment is not possible on buses and trams. If you start your journey by bus or tram, you will need normal tickets.

How the contactless payment is settled

The contactless purchased ticket costs € 1.50 and is valid for 100 minutes. You can continue by bus or tram for 100 minutes. However, if you want to use the Metro again within the 100 minutes, you will need a new ticket. In the case of a ticket inspection, you show the credit card used to pay the ticket.

If you buy multiple contactless tickets within 24 hours, a 24h ticket will automatically be charged from the 5th ticket onwards and you pay totally € 7 for 24 hours.

Metrebus Rome Tickets Online Order

You can also pay for the Metrebus tickets using apps. Use either the MyCicero app or the Nugo app. But be careful! Use the app only with the QR code. If you use it with NFC and have a payment app installed on your mobile phone, the fare will be deducted using contactless payment.

Limits of the city area

Rome Metrebus Zone AB
Download Metrebus Zone AB as pdf!

Tickets in the city of Rome are valid for all public transport, bus, train, tram and metro. The tariff boundaries of Zone AB are marked in red in the map, which you can download here. For many City Passes, the use of public transport is already included!

Conditions of carriage (excerpt)

  • A child up to the age of 10 accompanied by an adult does not need a ticket.
  • Tickets are required for luggage >50x30x25 cm, bicycles and pets.
  • No tickets are required for seeing-eye dogs, folded baby buggies and musical instruments which do not exceed 150x50x20 cm.

Please note: Metrebus tickets Rome city area are not valid from and to Fiumicino airport! The regional ticket CIRS for 3 zones is valid for the train line FL1 which connects to Trastevere, Ostiense, Tiburtina and other stations in Rome. The regional ticket is valid also for the regional buses.

The Metrebus tickets Rome city area is valid between Ciampino airport and the Cinecittà metro station of line A with bus 520 and the Laurentina metro station of line B with bus 720.

Tickets for regional transport

Regional map Metrebus LazioThe Lazio region is divided into 7 zones, with the city center of Rome (see map-red) beating with 2 zones. Attention! Limited validity on the connections to Fiumicino airport! The regional tickets are not valid for the train “Leonardo express” from Termini to Fiumicino airport and not for the COTRAL connections between Termini station or Tiburtina station and Fiumicino airport. For train line FL1 and the other COTRAL connections between Fiumicino airport and the city of Rome, a three-zone ticket (for details see below, BIRG 8 € for a day) is necessary or tickets for a single journey.


Metrebus Rome Tickets Online are available online as a three-zone ticket for seven days (see above). There are also the following tickets: Tickets BIRGBIRGday ticket valid until midnight for an unlimited number of trips in the area of Lazio. The cost varies depending on the number of zones: 1 zone 3,30 € – 2 zones 6,00 € – 3 zones 8,00 € – 4 zones 9,30 € – 5 zones 12,00 € – 6 zones 14,00 € – 7 zones 14,00 € Tickets BTRBTR – 3-day ticket valid until midnight of the 3rd day valid for an unlimited number of trips in the area of Lazio. The cost varies depending on the number of zones: 1 zone 8,90 € – 2 zones 16,50 € – 3 zones 22,00 € – 4 zones 26,10 € – 5 zones 33,70 € – 6 zones 39,20 € – 7 zones 39,20 € Tickets CIRSCIRS – integrated regional weekly ticket valid until midnight of the 7th day for an unlimited number of trips in the area of Lazio. The cost varies depending on the number of zones: 1 zone 13,50 € – 2 zones 24,00 € – 3 zones 34,50 € – 4 zones 42,00 € – 5 zones 52,50 € – 6 zones 61,50 € – 7 zones 61,50 €

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13 thoughts on “Metrebus Rome Public Transport Tickets · Tariffs · Online order”

  1. Hi!

    How many zones CIRS ticket need i bye for Rome – Castel Gandolfo
    and for Rome – Litoranea/Varco 4 (BUS stop:70087 in OSTIA)

    Best wishes: Kornel

    • Hi Kornel,
      the 3 zone ticket is good from Rome to Castel Gandolfo. For the litoranea probably you need only a city ticket, but the 3 zones CIRS is fine for sure.
      Best, Bernhard

  2. Hi .from ciampo to termini station what zone do I need for main area of city I.e the Vatican can it be used from the airport

    • The city lines 520 from Ciampino airport to Metro A and 720 to Metro B are included in the metropolitan area (defined as 2 zones). From Ciampino city to Rome are 3 zones.


    • Hi,
      you’ll find ticket vending machines at CIA. You have to write your name on the ticket. Probably also the Tourist Information will sell tickets or the tobacconist in the departure hall.
      The Roma Pass is valid 2 or 3 days and includes one or two museums.
      More details about Ciampino airport transfer

  4. I was going to go for the Roma 72 card, but since I am having trouble booking the Colosseum, I’ve been looking for an alternative for the transportation part. It seems that the BTR regional ticket for 1 zone, Roma is a better deal than the ATAC 72 hour ticket. Do they both cover the same modes of transportation within Roma? Can they be purchased at the airport on arrival?

    • The metropolitan area of Rome counts as 2 zones, the cost for 3 days is 16,50 € and it expires at midnight of the 3rd day. The ATAC ticket for 18 € is a 24h ticket. If you are arriving at Fiumicino and leave within midnight of the 3rd day, I suggest to take the BTR 3 zone ticket for 22 €, this includes also the train line FL1 from the airport to the city (stations Trastevere, Ostiense, Tuscolana, Tiburtina and so on) but not the Leonardo Express. You can buy the ticket at the tobacco shop on the left side of the railways ticket counter.

  5. I live in California, USA. My departure is on November 8, 2019 going to Rome. Can I order today date August 8, 2019 a tickets for 24 hours coming from Germany. When will be delivered in California? As mentioned on your notes, will be delivered one week before my departure it’s a long wait? Please advice what is the good time to order according to my departure? Thank you.

  6. hi there

    it’s unclear to me if the CIS card for 7 days, will take me from ciampino ariport to cinecitta metrostation. and using the samen CIS card to take me to termini or beyond
    all other websites warn me that this will NOT work for airports

    please let me know

    • Hi John,
      these websites have old information. From Ciampino you can use the CIS with the city lines 520 to Cinecittà and 720 to Laurentina. The two lines 520 and 720 are rather new and run from the city bus ATAC.


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