Rome Pass & City Cards · Services & Price Comparison
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 deals to choose from. Which offers and combinations make sense for you depends on your interests. Whether you want to visit museums or the Vatican and the basilicas, here you will find the right solution. All tourism cards can be booked online and picked up on site. Some providers also send you the cards home.
Roma Pass · Travel Card · Omnia Card · Rome Sightseeing Card · Rome City Pass · Which tourism card is worthwhile?
Most Rome Tourism Cards are discount cards that give you a bundle of benefits at a preferential rate. Here you will find a guide for your selection.
Tourism Cards with free public transport
If your accommodation is not in the city center between Piazza Venezia and Piazza del Popolo, but at Termini Station, behind the Vatican or in other parts of the city, you need public transport.
If your accommodation is in the city center, you rarely need public transport and can choose your Rome Card accordingly.
Rome Tourism Cards with
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 ORP offices 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. From 1 March 2019, you must reserve free admission to the Coliseum by Roma Pass on +39 06 39967575. The reservation costs 2 Euro. At the entrance for individual visitors, pass the queue and go directly to the dedicated entrance.
The visit at the Borghese Gallery you have to reserve at phone no.+39 06 32810.
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 reduced-price entry if free admission to one or two museums has already been used. 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:
Your children under the age of 18 may pass with you the queue at the entrance for individual visitors and receive their free ticket for 2 Euro at the ticket office “Prenotati”.
What savings does the Roma Pass offer?
I have calculated the discounts with the Roma Pass as follows:
|Benefits of the Roma pass|
Colosseum preferred admission (Group admission)
Free preferred entry 2nd museum
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 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 can also be bought directly in Rome at the tourist information points, at train stops, at some metro stations and at some other authorized resellers.
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 the ID. Access to museums and public transport is registered via contactless readers and the period of validity begins with the first use of the card.
The Omnia Card is the Rome pass of Roman Pilgrimage Organization ORP. It is particularly aimed at pilgrims and anyone who wants to visit the Vatican and the four Papal basilicas.
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, Galleria Borghese 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 ORP 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. Of course you can buy the Omnia Card also directly at the offices of the ORP.
What does the Rome sightseeing pass offer?
The package includes the Roma Pass, free admission to the Vatican Museums and airport transfer. The Sightseeing Pass offers the following benefits:
- Airport transfers and the visit of the Vatican Museums may be outside the period of validity of the Roma Pass. This provides additional flexibility in the use of tickets
- You can have the Rome Sightseeing Pass sent to your home by post
The Rome Sightseeing Pass is available for two to six days, offering the following combinations:
For all Rome Sightseeing Pass: airport transfers and free entry to the Vatican Museums
2 days Pass: 1 Roma Pass 48h with a free entrance to the museum
3 days Pass: 1 Roma Pass 72h with two free museum entries
4 days Pass: 2 Roma Pass 48h with two free museum entries
5 days Pass: 1 Roma Pass 48h and 1 Roma Pass 72 with three free museum entries
6 days Pass: 2 Roma Pass 72h with four free museum entries
What savings does the Rome sightseeing pass offer?
The Rome Sightseeing Pass offers no savings compared to the individual products. The advantage of the Rome Sightseeing Pass is the possibility to have the product delivered to your home. This is very convenient and saves valuable time in Rome.
In addition, the Rome Sightseeing Pass offers a very interesting combination of services. With an airport shuttle service, free public transport, free admission to the Vatican Museums and free choice of national museums and museums of Rome, the Rome Sightseeing Pass covers many activities during a trip to Rome from arrival to departure.
The Rome Sightseeing Pass has the following prices:
2 days pass: 83 €
3 days pass: 95 €
4 days pass: 119 €
5 days pass: 135 €
6 days pass: 145 €
The Rome Sightseeing Pass can only be ordered online on the internet and it will be delivered by post to your home. In urgent cases you can also pick it up in Rome
What does the Rome City Pass offer?
The Rome City Pass is not based on the Roma Pass and is basically a ticket collection. In contrast to the Roma Pass you have therefore no free choice of museums. You can only visit the museums that are included in the ticket collection.
Ticketbar’s Rome City Pass is a collection of tickets at a preferential rate. Since there are no city bus tickets, it has no specific duration and you can use the tickets whenever you want. For the visit of the Vatican Museums you need a reservation.
What savings does the Rome City Pass 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 Euro)
- 1 day open bus hop on hop off (Price 28 Euro)
- 1 airport transfer (price 6 Euro)
Since the Rome City Pass from Ticketbar costs 67.50 euros, the saving compared to the purchase of single tickets is 9 Euro. The Vatican Museums can be booked as an option.
For all further bookings with the Rome City Pass, Ticketbar offers a discount of 20%.
The Rome City Pass 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.
Rome Pass · Comparison charts
Since between the various Rome Pass are some differences, I summarize the most important items here in the following table:
For whom is the Travel Card Vatican & Rome suitable? The card is suitable for a short visit. It does not include any museums, just the 24-hour ticket for public transport and the yellow open bus of Roma Cristiana, which runs a slightly larger trip than the other Open Bus lines.
For whom is the Omnia Card 24 suitable? The card is suitable for a short visit. It is aimed at pilgrims and everyone who wants to visit the Vatican and the four Pope basilicas. It includes the 24h ticket for the yellow open bus of Roma Cristiana, which also goes to the Basilica of St. John. Only for the ride to the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls you need public transport.
The card includes privileged entry to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, the cloister and the Museum of St. John’s Basilica and the cloister of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, as well as the Carcer Tullianum at the Capitol.
For whom is the Omnia Card 72 suitable? The card is suitable for a 3-4 day intensive sightseeing program. It is aimed at pilgrims and everyone who wants to visit the Vatican, the Papal basilicas and other museums. It includes 72h free public transport and the 72h ticket for the yellow Open Bus Roma Cristiana, which also goes to the Basilica of St. John.
The Omnia Card 72 includes preferred entry to the Vatican Museums and St. Peter’s Basilica, as well as admission to the cloister and the Museum of St. John’s Basilica, the cloister of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls and the Carcer Tullianum at the Capitol. It also includes the visit of two national museums or museums of the municipality of Rome. The Coliseum with the Palatine and Roman Forum counts as one museum. Other popular museums that can be visited include the Castel Sant’Angelo, the Borghese Gallery (requires reservation by phone or email), the Capitoline Museums and the markets of Trajan.
For whom is the Rome Sightseeing Pass suitable? The Rome Sightseeing Pass is a kind of a carefree package that includes everything from airport transfer to free travel on public transport and museum visits. The Rome Sightseeing Pass is available for 2 to 6 days, and the airport shuttle can be outside of these days.
The card includes free preferred entry to the Vatican Museums and between one and four visits to national museums or museums of the municipality of Rome, depending on the duration of the card. The Coliseum with the Palatine and Roman Forum counts as one museum. For further museum visits within the period of validity you receive reduced admission. Popular museums that can be visited include the Castel Sant’Angelo, the Borghese Gallery (with reservation by phone or email), the Capitoline Museums and the markets of Trajan. The Sightseeing Pass offers no preferential entry to St. Peter’s Basilica.
For whom is the Rome City Pass suitable? The Rome City Pass is suitable for Rome visitors who want to visit the Vatican Museums, St. Peter’s Basilica with preferred security lane and the Coliseum (with Palatine and Roman Forum). The card has no specific duration because no free public transport is included. However, you can use an Open Bus line for 24 hours. Furthermore, one airport transfer is included. The card offers a cheaper price than the purchase of the single tickets.