Which is the best Roma Pass for you? Which City Card best suits your needs? We compare the most important Rome tourist cards for you and what is included in the various Roma passes.
The City Passes help you organize your stay in Rome. With one booking you get access to various museums and other services.
Which offers and combinations make sense for you depends on your interests. Whether you want to visit museums, the Vatican and the basilicas, you will find the right solution here.
Pass or individual bookings
Reservations are required at most museums. This also applies to the Roma Passes. With some passes, the reservation is included with the purchase, while with the Roma Pass and the Omnia Card you have to take care of the reservation yourself and can pay extra for it. The Roma Pass and Omnia Card must be picked up in Rome, while the other passes are delivered online.
The passes that include the reservation are very convenient. If you want to reserve two museums, you usually have to register on two systems with email and password. Some systems are complicated and not very reliable and sometimes the reservation confirmation just doesn’t come. With the reservation for two museums you can waste an hour or more and you may have to call after your booking.
Booking on the major platforms GetYourGuide, Tiqets and Ticketone is easier. There you only register once and can then book all tickets and tours available on the platform. All reservation options can be found under Museums in Rome.
Rome Tourist Pass and Vatican Pass
The two passes help you book the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Colosseum in no time. All reservations are included and are made immediately upon booking.
The Vatican Pass includes admission to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, a guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica and an audio app for Rome.
The Rome Tourist Pass also includes entry to the Colosseum and an audio guide for the Pantheon.
The passes are delivered digitally to your mobile phone. They do not have to be printed out and you can use the QR codes included directly on your smartphone.
The Roma Pass is the official tourist card of the Municipality of Rome.
The Roma Pass offers free travel on public transport for 48 or 72 hours.
You can also visit a museum with the 48h pass or two museums with the 72h pass for free. Most museums, however, have to be reserved separately. The Vatican Museums are not included.
Telephone reservations: Colosseum +390639967700 – Borghese Gallery +390632810 – Museums of the Municipality of Rome +39060608.
The whole procedure seems a bit cumbersome to us. In this case it is easier to book the museums directly. You also have to pick up the Roma Pass in Rome because the included public transport ticket has not yet been digitized. Further information on public transport can be found under Metrebus Tickets
The Omnia Card is the city card of the Roman pilgrimage. It combines the Roma Pass with the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel, preferential entry to St. Peter’s Basilica, audio guide and entry to the cloister of the Basilica of St. John – the seat of the Bishop of Rome – and entry to the Carcer Tullianum, where the Apostle Peter was said to have been imprisoned. You can also use the yellow hop on hop off buses with the Omnia Card.
Turbo Pass Rome
The Turbo Pass Rome is a very flexible pass. It can be booked with a validity of 1 – 7 days. The reservations for the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums are included. In addition, the turbo pass offers access to numerous other museums and exhibitions and a day ticket for the hop on hop off buses.
The Turbopass optionally offers a guided tour of the Vatican Museums and an airport transfer. You can also book tickets for local public transport and they will be sent to your home. This is very convenient because you no longer have to worry about tickets in Rome.
Comparison table Rome passes
|Rome Passes||Roma Pass 48h||Roma Pass 72h||Omnia Card|
|Pick up in Rome||√||√||√|
|Local transport included||√||√||√|
|Free entry||1 museum||2 museums||2 museums + Vatican Museums|
|Reservation for the Colosseum included||-||-||-|
|St. Peter's Basilica with guide||-||-||-|
|Hop on hop off buses||-||-||√ (currently only on weekends)|
|Other services||Free use of P.Stop toilets, reduced entrance fees for museums||Free use of P.Stop toilets, reduced entrance fees for museums||San Giovanni audio guide + cloister, Carcer Tullianum, free use of P.Stop toilets, reduced entrance fees for museums|
|Rome Passes||Vatican Pass||Tourist Pass||Turbo Pass|
|Validity||free||free||1 - 7 days|
|Pick up in Rome||-||-||-|
|Local transport included||-||-||Option|
|Free entry||Vatican Museums||Vatican Museums, Colosseum, Pantheon Audio Guide||Vatican Museums, Colosseum, Appia Antica Park, Pantheon Audio Guide|
|Reservation for the Colosseum included||-||√||√|
|St. Peter's Basilica with guide||√||√||-|
|Hop on hop off buses||-||-||1 day|
|Other services||Rome Audio Guide||Rome Audio Guide||Leonardo da Vinci Experience, Stadium of Domitian, Vicus Caprarius, Wax Museum, Video Game Museum, Gladiators Museum, Santa Maria del Popolo Tour, Luggage Storage, Ancient Rome Video|