How To Reach Colosseum
The Colosseum is in the center of Rome at Piazza Del Colosseo 1, conveniently located near the central hub of Rome, Piazza Venezia, Italy.
The Colosseum has its own bus and metro station so reaching the site from any part of Rome is a breeze.
If you have already booked your Colosseum tickets, join the ‘visitors with reservations’ line at the entrance of the Colosseum.
You can get metro and bus tickets in Rome at newsstands, tabaccaios (cigarette shops), or ticket dispensing machines at metro and bus stations.
Validate your tickets using the validation machine once you board the bus or metro.
Passengers with unvalidated tickets will be fined from €50 to €110.
The tickets typically cost between €1 and €2.
Children under ten years of age can use free public transportation.
How to Reach the Colosseum by Bus
The bus will take only 10 to 12 minutes to take you to the Colosseum.
- Take a bus to Piazza del Colosseo before the Colosseum entrance.
- If you are coming from the northern side, take bus lines 38 and 75.
- Bus lines 175 and 721 from the south will take you to the Colosseum.
- Other buses that will take you to the Colosseum are 3, 8, 40, 60, 23, 30, 85, 87, 117, 810, and 870.
- You can purchase your bus ticket from newspaper stands and tobacco shops. The ticket will cost you €2, valid for about 75 minutes.
How to Reach the Colosseum by Metro
Rome’s metro system is pretty easy to understand. There are three metro lines: A, B, and C. The Colosseo station is situated on line B.
- Colosseo is the nearest metro station to the Colosseum.
- Get on Line B of the Metro and reach the Colosseo Metro Station.
- From Colosseo station, the entrance to the Colosseum is a 2 to 4-minute walk away.
- Rome metro tickets are also available at newspaper stands and tobacco shops. Besides you may also consider buying a Rome Tourist Card or a Roma Pass.
How to Reach the Colosseum By Tram
Rome trams run early, from 5:30 am until midnight.
- On weekdays, it runs every five to ten minutes. However, on weekends, the frequency drops.
- There are six tram routes, with Line 3, Line 8, and Line 19.
- Take Tram Line 3 towards Valle Giulia and exit at the 13th stop to reach the Colosseum from Station Trastevere.
Driving Route to the Colosseum
Driving will take approximately 10 minutes from Roma Termini to the Colosseum.
- Start your journey by heading southwest on Piazza Dei Cinquecento when departing from Roma Termini.
- Take a right turn onto Via Giovanni Giolitti.
- Make the next left onto Via Cavour.
- Continue on Via Cavour and take another left onto Via degli Annibaldi.
- As you progress, you’ll notice that St. Annibaldi slightly turns leftward and transforms into Via Nicola Salvi.
- Follow via Nicola Salvi.
- Eventually, you’ll come across Via Celio Vibenna, which will lead you directly to the entrance of the Colosseum.
How Do You Get From The Airport to The Rome Colosseum?
Two airports are in Rome: Leonardo da Vinci Airport (at Fiumicino) and Ciampino Airport.
The Colosseum is around 14 miles (23 km) from Fiumicino Airport (FCO) and around 9 miles (15 km) from Ciampino Airport (CIA).
The most convenient way to reach the Colosseum from both airports is to book a private or bus transfer.
However, the site is also easily reachable if you prefer to use the Roman public transportation system.
Train: Once you are at Fiumicino Airport, follow the signboards towards the train station situated within the airport terminal.
Take the RV or REG train from Fiumicino Aeroporto to Roma Termini in the heart of Rome.
Transfer to Rome Mero line B from Termini station and ride two stops to Colosseo Metro Station.
The journey takes about 40 minutes, costing between €9 and €37.
You can buy your train tickets at the ticket counter, from the ticket machine or even online.
Towncar: Take a town car from Rome Airport to the Colosseum.
The journey takes about 24 minutes.
Taxi: You can take a taxi from Rome Airport (FCO) to the Colosseum.
The journey takes about 24 minutes and costs between €50 – €60.
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From Ciampino Airport to Colosseum
By Train: Once you arrive at Ciampino Airport, make your way to the exit of the airport terminal and follow the directional signs to the train station.
You can buy your train ticket either at the ticket counter, from a ticket machine or online in advance.
Hop on the train that links Ciampino Airport with Termini Station, which is the main transport hub in Rome.
From Termini Station, you have two options.
You can either take the EuroCity train, which costs around €12 and takes 1 hour 27 minutes, or you can opt for one of the regional trains that cost €5 and have a shorter travel time of 1 hour.
You can take bus number 720 from Ciampino Airport to Laurentina station.
This bus runs every 20 minutes and the journey takes about 40 minutes.
From Laurentina station, you can take the Metro directly to the “Colosseo” station.
You can also catch the 520 bus from the airport and disembark at the Cinecitta stop after 2 stops.
Then, you will have to catch the 664, which will take you to the Colli Albani station after a total of 13 stops.
Finally, catch the 85 bus, which will take you to the Colosseum.
Please note that this route involves multiple bus changes, so be prepared for that.
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Where in Rome Is The Colosseum Located?
Located in the center of Rome, the capital of Italy. More specifically, it is situated on the east bank of the Tiber, the river crossing the city, east of the ancient Roman Forum.
It rests at a latitude of 42 degrees North and a longitude of 13 degrees East.
The Leonardo da Vinci Airport is approximately 14 miles (22 km), and the Vatican City is merely three miles (five km) away from the Roman Colosseum.
In ancient times, the Forum was a central area hosting power structures and served as a busy large square for community gatherings, celebrations, and governance.
The stadium lay less than a mile to the southwest, while the Capitol stood just over a mile to the west.
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