Rome Bus Routes
Some Information on Rome Bus Routes
Public transport in Rome, we regret to say, is not as effective and comfortable as it should be in such a big city, mostly due to the unpredictability of Rome's traffic and lack of a number of Metro lines. Since buses are the main public means of transport, the network of Rome bus routes is pretty extensive and intricately intertwined. Bus routes in Rome can sometimes be a puzzling mystery for tourists visiting Rome, partly because of the lack of information on bus stop signs and buses themselves, and partly because of the sudden and frequent changes of bus routes due to street work. There are also occasional large public events, demonstrations, or strikes that affect the bus lines. In order to help you find your way around the unforgettable Eternal City, Rome-explorer.com has devoted an article to Rome bus routes.
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Rome-explorer.com is here to give you some useful advice on navigating Rome bus routes. The bus route network in Rome is impressively extensive and complex. Rome's buses, like the Rome Metro, are almost always crowded, and getting a seat is often an unexpected surprise when travelling in the city center at rush hour. Bus routes in Rome have been planned, at least in theory, so as to make commuting within the city fast and convenient, which is generally, but not always the case. Bus services operate from 5:30 in the morning until midnight,seven days a week, complemented by a night bus service from 12:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.
Main Rome Bus Routes
The main Rome bus routes covering the center of Rome are the following:
Rome Bus Route H - This line originates from Termini Station, and crosses the center of Rome passing through Via Nazionale, Piazza Venezia, Largo Argentina, Ponte Garibaldi, and Viale Trastevere.
Rome Bus Route 8 - This is a tram service that connects the Roman neighborhood of Monteverde, Trastevere Station, and goes all the way down Viale Trastevere to Largo Argentina. This is a very useful line to travel from Trastevere across the river, and vice versa. It is pretty efficient too, because the tram does not have to fight against the traffic on this busy street.
Rome Bus Route 23 - This bus route crosses Rome from North to South covering the Basilica of St. Paul's Outside the Walls, Via Ostiense, Via Marmorata (Piramide Cestia), then follows the Tiber north until it crosses the river, stopping at Piazza Risorgimento in the Prati neighborhood.
Rome Bus Route 40 – This express bus service travels between Termini Station and Piazza Pia through Via Nazionale, Piazza Venezia, Largo Argentina, and Chiesa Nuova. It is frequent and reliable.
Rome Bus Route 64 - This follows the same route as Route 40 except that it has more stops.
Rome Bus Route 170 - This route covers all of the important locations between Piazzale dell' Agricoltura at one end and Termini Station at the other. For example the Roman neighboorhood of Testaccio, Bocca della Verita, Via delTeatro di Marcello, Piazza Venezia, and Via Nazionale.
Rome Bus Route 492 - This city bus originates from the Tiburtina train station, and passes through San Lorenzo, Termini, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Venezia, Corso Rinascimento (Piazza Navona), and Piazza Cavour ending at Piazza Risorgimento (near Piazza San Pietro).
Rome Bus Route 660 - This route connects Via Appia Antica, Via Appia Nuova, and Largo Colli Alban, and offers a very good connection with the Rome Metro.
Rome Bus Route 714 – This regular city route runs between Termini Station and Piazzale P.L. Nervi after stopping at Santa Maria Maggiore, San Giovanni in Laterano, and the Baths of Caracalla.
Rome Bus Route 910 - The 910 travels between Termini Station and Piazza Mancini after passing through Piazza della Republica, Via Piemonte, Villa Borghese, Piazza Euclide, and Palazzetto dello Sport.
Rome Bus Routes 116, 117, and 119
Rome offers several electric buses in routes 116 , 117 and 119. All of these are circular routes. These routes cover the primary locales of interest for tourists, and others that regularly travel around the center of Rome. They are frequent, and very environmentaly friendly.
Night Rome Bus Routes
Over 20 night bus lines run from 12:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. The main terminal stations are Termini Station and Piazza Venezia. From these two squares buses leave for all directions every half hour. You can purchase tickets on board. Night Rome bus routes are marked with the image of an owl and have an N in their name, they are 14 of them, from N1 to N14. Normally the most commonly used by tourists are the first five. For more information on night and regular Rome bus routes check out ATAC, Rome's public transportation provider.
Tourist Rome Bus Routes
Bus routes in Rome have been so set up that tourists can enjoy the city sights just sitting in these buses, which are double-deckers offering splendid views from the upper platform. These bus routes include Rome's major attractions, Christian sites, and archaeological sites. Check out our page dedicated to Rome bus tours, or Trambusopen.
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