Public transportation in Rome Italy: Tips and Advice.
The ATAC public transportation in Rome Italy site has a great tool to calculate the quickest route from point A to point B anywhere in Rome. When you arrive at the website click on the English language option to the right. Fill in your departure address and arrival address...
Use the ATAC information with the information that I provide below on public transportation in Rome Italy (ticket types),
Public transportation in Rome: Ticket types
Tickets for the Metro, Buses, Electric Buses and Trams are all the same and can be bought from Tobacconists (T-tabaccheria), Metro stations, Automatic ticket machines in the stations and from some newsstands. (Remember tickets cannot be bought on public transport.)
Ticket prices start from €1 with the "BIT" ticket valid for 75 minutes or maximum 2 trips i.e. Bus and Metro, or tram and bus. Remember it can only be stamped once in the Metro so if you exit the Metro you will have to purchase another ticket.
You can also buy a 4 Euro ticket called "BIG" which is valid the whole day; an 11 Euro tourist ticket called "BTI" valid for 3 days from time of 1st use, and a 16 Euro ticket called "carta settimanale" valid for 1 week from time of 1st use.
How to use the automatic machines:
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