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Getting To The Colosseum

The Colosseum is situated in the heart of the city of Rome at Piazza del Colosseo. The twin cities are well-connected by an extensive public transport system, allowing you to easily reach the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill.

Getting to the Colosseum

By Metro
By Bus
By Tram

The Colosseum has its own metro station: Colosseo. To reach the Colosseo station, board a metro on Line B. From there, it’s a 2-4 minute walk to the Colosseum entrances. If you’re taking a metro from Roma Termini, your journey should take less than 5 minutes. 

Buses 40, 60 and 75 are your best options to reach the Colosseum. These buses will stop at Piazza del Colosseo; from here, you need to walk less than five minutes to reach the Colosseum entrance.

The Piazza del Colosseo tram stop is located right outside the Colosseum. You can take tram Lines 3 and 8 to reach your destination. The journey from Roma Termini should take about 2-4 minutes to the Piazza del Colosseo stop.

Choosing the Best Transport Option to the Colosseum

Metro

Taking the Rome Metro is the most economical option to reach the Colosseum. The metro station, Colosseo, is located at just a 2-4 minute walk from the Colosseum. From here, you can access all three attractions: the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill. 

Duration: Assuming you board the metro from Roma Termini, your trip to the Colosseum should take less than 5 minutes. 

Timings: Rome metro runs from 05:30 AM to 11:30 PM between Sunday to Thursday; on Friday and Saturday, the metro runs till 01:30 AM.  

Bus

Taking a bus to the Colosseum is a great way to save money and witness multiple attractions in the ancient city of Rome. You can board a bus from Roma Termini since it hosts one of the largest bus stops in the city. Get off at Piazza del Colosseo, from where you need to walk a couple of minutes to reach the Colosseum entrances. All your options include: buses 40, 51, 60, 75, 81, 175, 204.

Duration: If you board a bus from Roma Termini, your journey should take about 15 minutes or less depending on the route taken and keeping regular traffic in mind.

Timings: Buses run from 05:30 AM to 12:00 AM, while night buses run from 12:00 AM to 05:30 AM. 

Tickets can be purchased at metro stations, bus stops, or any convenience store. 

Colosseum Rome Tickets

Priority Entrance Tickets to Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
Skip-the-Line Tickets to Colosseum with Access to the Arena, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Skip-the-Line Colosseum Guided Tour with Access to Arena, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Skip-the-Line Guided Tour of Colosseum, Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Priority Access Guided Tour: Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica, Colosseum, Palatine Hill and Roman Forum
VIP Combo: Vatican Early Access Tour & Colosseum Skip the Line tour with Arena Access
Colosseum by Night - Guided Tour with Access to Underground, Arena Floor & Roman Forum
Guided Walking Tour of Rome with Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine Hill