This red bus takes you to all the main historical and important sights. It has got stations more than 10 different points of the city. This daily run double-deckers work everyday between 09:30am to 07:30pm. Daily tickets are 13 euro with stop&go style. The journey lasts about 2 hrs.
You can find ticket and more info at Termini information desk at Piazza dei Cinquecentro, platform D. It's also possible to get your tickets on board. They have 10% discount if you do it online.
when Rome is very crowded especially on hot days why not take a tour on one of the open topped busses to get an overview of the city
there are several to choose from, one specialises in Christian sites, another on Ancient Roman ones, and others are a mixture of both, you can get on and off as often as you wish to visit your must see places and of course there is a commentary on the bus for information about the things you see
although you should be able to join the busses at any stop we found it best to go to Termimi, one young lady on the 110 bus would not let us board without a ticket and would not sell us one, at Termini there are ticket sales booths for the busses, and the busses stop there for longer
Rome is a wonderful place to explore on foot because the historical sites are close together and the public transport leaves little to be desired. However, if you're lazy to walk and not good with the guidebooks, another option is to go on an open top bus.
It's not the best way to discover Rome but it will bring you close to most of the major spots. It will cost about Euro 13 which will include the price of the ride & audio guide. You can hop on & off as much as you like or stay on board for a panoramic 90 minute tour.
I saw a few of these buses aorund, but if I compare their frequency to the city of London or Paris, there are far fewer. I think this is because they are just not as popular to use in Rome. Many roads (most I would say) are far too narrow for buses to travel down, and one would miss out on many sights! It was a lovely day though when I took this and viewing must have been good from on top of the bus. I definately prefer to just walk :)
We took the Red tour bus one evening and went back to get a 3 day pass the next day.... after waiting 40 min and watching 3 buses pass us by, they were all full. We decided the bus pass was not a very good deal if you could not actually get on one!
So..... If you are a group of 3 or more people I would recommed cabbing it to and from your pick of sites, you'll save time and probably spend about the same amount of money, collectively.
I was a bit disappointed with this tour. The commentry didn't always synchronise with what we were seeing.
However, it does have stops that correspond to all the major tourist sites and it's an easy way to travel between them.
It cost €13 when I did it.
The Bus 110 tour offers you a choice of a non stop tour bus or a hop on/hop off bus in Rome. This is a good way to get an overview of the city, but don't expect a full blown tour...the attractions are highlighted using a prerecorded message in several different languages (they provide headphones).
I would only recommend this bus if you're nervous about getting around the city on your own. I would suggest using this tour on the first day you arrive so you can get an overview of the city and try to get your bearings.
You can buy the tickets at Termini station. The cost is about 13 euros for a hop on/hop off tour or 8 euors for a non stop tour.
Rome is a very walkable city. But even given the proximity of the sites most people will want to see, there are a lot of stairs, and a lot of cobbles and eventually your feet are going to complain.
So when you need a break........
This little train stops at all the popular tourist sites.
The Tour Bus take you to the exactly points.
You can take that bus on the train station. You can buy the ticket on the morning and then took it arround 8am or 9am and then get off the bus the times that you want, and take other to continue the tour. The bus picks you up every 30 minutes in determinates stops near the tourist place. The last bus ride arround the 8:30 pm. I arround 8 dollars by day.
I found a relatively easy and inexpensive way to see the main attractions within Rome--ciao Roma Trolley tours. The trolley has specified timed stops so you can hop on and off at your leisure, moving on to the next location when you are ready. They have pre-recorded information about the sights in numerous languages. Price is 30,000 lira per person per day.
For your first day in Rome, just to get an impression of where everything is, try the sight seeing tourist bus.