Which Roma Pass is the best for you? Which city card best suits your needs? We compare the most important Rome tourist cards and what is included in the various Rome passes.
The Roma Pass is the official Rome Tourism Card of the municipality of Rome. In addition to the classic Roma Pass, there are a number of City Card offers to choose from.
Which offers and combinations make sense for you? It depends on your interests. Whether you want to visit museums, the Vatican and the basilicas, or just drive around and visit the city, you will find the right solution here. You can book all tourism cards online. The Rome Tourist Card is delivered online, all other cards you can collect on site.
Distinction of tourism cards
A basic difference between the cards is whether public transport is included or not.
If your accommodation is in the city center between the Tiber and the Spanish Steps, public transport is not that important to you and you can choose a card without public transport.
If you stay at Termini Station, the Vatican area or further out, it’s very convenient if public transportation is included.
Travel Card Vatican & Rome
The Travel Card Vatican & Rome is a basic combination. It allows the use of the yellow hop on hop off buses of Roma Cristiana with 14 stops and the use of public transport in the urban area of Rome.
The Travel Card Vatican & Rome is offered by the Roman Pilgrimage Organization ORP. The Travel Card Vatican & Rome does not include museum entrance fees.
Compared with the purchase of single tickets, the Travel Card Vatican & Rome offers the following savings:
|Benefits of the Travel Card Vatican & Rome|
Open bus hop on hop off ticket Roma Cristiana
Price Travel Card Vatican & Rome
The Travel Card Vatican & Rome can be ordered on the internet and can be picked up at the offices of the Roma Pilgrimage ORP in St. Peter’s Square and at the city office in Via dei Cestari 21, between Largo di Torre Argentina and Pantheon.
What does the Roma Pass offer?
The Roma Pass offers free travel on public transport in the urban area of Rome for a period of 48 or 72 hours. The Roma Pass 48h allows free preferential entry to a museum, the Roma Pass 72h allows free preferential entry to 2 museums. Also with the Roma Pass you have book for the Colosseum on the internet. The reservation costs 2 Euro. The museums of the municipality of Rome you book at +39 060608.
The Roma Pass is also valid for the Borghese Gallery. You must make a reservation on +39 06 32810.
However, since the Borghese gallery is usually fully booked long in advance, we recommend to book the tickets directly for the Borghese gallery in good time.
Which museums participate?
The Roma Pass includes the state museums and the museums of the municipality of Rome. The Roma Pass is not valid for the Vatican Museums. The Roma Pass offers free admission to one or two museums and reduced fee if you want to visit more museums. In addition, various businesses such as tour operators and restaurants offer a discount with the Roma Pass.
Reduction for children
There is no child reduction for the Roma Pass . Children up to the age of 10 have free travel on public transport. Children up to the age of 6 have free entry to the museums of the Municipality of Rome. Children and adolescents up to the age of 18 have free admission to state museums.
Regulation for holders of the Roma Pass for the Colosseum:
As holder of the Roma Pass, you can book on the internet for yourself and your children. The reservation has a cost of 2 Euro per person. You’ll show then at the entrance your reservation together with your Roma Pass.
What savings does the Roma Pass offer?
I have calculated the discounts with the Roma Pass as follows:
|Benefits of the Roma pass|
Entry 1st museum
Entry 2nd museum
Price reduction more museums
Use of public toilets at the information points (2x)
Price Roma Pass
In addition there are discounts for visits of further museums and of the partners of the Roma Pass.
It is interesting that you can use the Metrebus Ticket from Ciampino Airport to the city on the bus lines 550 and 720 and therefore do not necessarily need an additional airport transfer. So you can start to use the Roma Pass directly from Ciampino Airport. The Ciampino tourist information office, where you can pick up the pass, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Roma Pass is not valid for the airport transfer from Fiumicino Airport to the city.
If you order the Roma Pass on the Internet, you can save a lot of time on site. It can be picked up at any tourist information point in Rome upon presentation of the booking. Points of tourist information can be found in Ciampino Airport and in Terminal 3 of Fiumicino Airport, Termini Central Station and various other central places in the city.
The Roma Pass is a contactless card and is non-transferable. The name of the user and the date of first use must be entered on the back of the card. At a check you can be asked for your ID card.
Access to museums and public transport is registered via contactless readers and the period of validity begins with the first use of the card.
At the Colosseum, you must confirm the Roma Pass along with your reservation at the ticket desk for reserved tickets.
What does the Omnia card offer?
What savings does the Omnia card offer?
The Omnia Card offers in the 24 h version
- Free preferred entrance to the Vatican museums
- Preferred entry with app to the St. Peter’s Basilica
- Free entrance to the cloister and the Museum of the Basilica of St. John
- Free entrance to the cloister of the Basilica of St. Paul outside the walls
- Free admission to the Mamertine Tullianum
- Free ride with the yellow hop on hop off bus of Roma Cristiana with 14 stops
In the 72h version, the Omnia Card also offers
- 1 Roma Pass 72 h with free travel on public transport and 2 free preferred museum entries, like the Colosseum, Castel Sant’Angelo or the Capitoline Museums.
All further details can be found in the description of the Roma Pass.
Compared to the individual services, the Omnia Card offers the following savings:
|Benefits of the Omnia Card|
Preferred entry St. Peter’s Basilica
Cloister and Museum of St. John and St. Paul, Carcer Tullianum
Open bus hop on hop off Roma Cristiana
Roma Pass 72h services
Price Omnia card
In addition, there will be discounts of the partners of the Roma Pass.
The Omnia Card can be ordered on the Internet and picked up at the ORP offices in St. Peter’s Square, at the Basilicas St. Paul and St. Johann and at the city office in Via dei Cestari 21, between Largo di Torre Argentina and Pantheon.
To get to the pilgrimage offices in Via dei Cestari or St. Peter’s Square free of charge, you can use the Roma Cristiana yellow open bus and show the driver the booking confirmation.
Rome Tourist Card
What does the Rome Tourist Card offer?
The Rome Tourist Card is the best deal if you want to see everything in Rome! It includes the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the hop-on hop-off bus to explore the city, an airport transfer and a 20% discount on all other bookings.
Since there are no city tickets included, the card has no specific duration. Ticketbar makes all the necessary reservations for you.
The Rome Tourist Card can only be ordered online on the internet. All tickets are delivered electronically via email and you do not have to print them out. To redeem the tickets it is sufficient to show the booking on the mobile phone.
What savings does the Rome Tourist Card offer?
The following tickets are included:
- Preferred entrance to St. Peter’s Basilica with audio guide (price 19.50 Euro)
- Preferred entrance to the Coliseum with audio guide (price 23.50 Euro)
- Pantheon audio guide (4 Euro)
- 1 day open bus hop on hop off (Price 28 Euro)
- 1 airport transfer (price 6 Euro)
Since the Rome Tourist Card from Ticketbar costs 69.50 euros, the saving compared to the purchase of single tickets is 11.50 Euro. The Vatican Museums can be booked as an option.
For all further bookings with the Rome Tourist Card, Ticketbar offers a discount of 20%.
Roma Pass · Comparison table
|Roma Pass tourist card||Roma Pass 24h||Roma Pass 72h||Rome Tourist Card|
|Free entry to Roman museums||1||2||only Colosseum|
|Reduced admission to Roman museums||√||√||at Ticketbar|
|St. Peter's Basilica preferred entry with audio guide||-||-||√|
|Hop on hop off bus||-||-||√|
|Airport transfer||-||-||1 x|
|Rome passes of the Roman Pilgrimage||Travel Card||Omnia Card 24||Omnia Card 72|
|Free entry to Roman museums||-||-||2|
|Reduced admission to Roman museums||-||-||√|
|St. Peter's Basilica preferred entry with audio guide||-||√||√|
|St. Paul cloister||-||√||√|
|St. John cloister and treasury||-||-||√|
|Hop on hop off bus||√||√||√|