The Rome subway system makes it really easy to navigate around the city and get to all of the attractions and areas of town you are interested in visiting on your vacation. As a city full of attractions that draw millions of visitors every single year, it is imperative to have a unified system of public transport to efficiently handle all of the traffic. Traffic congestion is already a big enough problem in Rome with the two current underground lines, making a rental car a harrowing option for many who are intimidated by this traffic. Riding the local public transport can be an excellent solution.
The two lines in the current Rome subway system are the A and B lines that intersect at Termini Station, the main station in the X-shaped design of the Rome train lines. No matter how you slice it, using the Rome subway system will save you a significant amount of money over the course of your vacation as opposed to using private cars or hailing a cab every time you want to go somewhere. If you are really interested in taking advantage of all the potential savings, you might look into a Roma Pass which not only saves you money on attractions, but also allows you to use the underground train system for free.
If you are flying into Rome from most international destinations, you will likely be touching down at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport, still sometimes referred to as Fiumicino Airport, for the area of the city it is in. To get to the city center from the airport, you will need to know several important facts about getting a Rome airport train. After you retrieve your luggage, keep your eyes open for the signs to Stazione FS/Railway Station. It is located two full floors above baggage pick-up. You will need to purchase a ticket for your Rome airport train (“Per Termini”) at the FS counter or any of the vending machines located within the train station. Be sure to validate your ticket before getting on the train. It only costs around 10 Euro to take the Rome airport train, while a cab from the airport is guaranteed to cost you in the neighborhood of over 40 Euro. The specific train that runs to Termini Station in the heart of Rome departs frequently and operates from 6:37 a.m. to 10:52 p.m. It takes just about a half hour to get into the city using the airport train to Rome.
There are plans to introduce two new lines to compliment the existing A and B lines. The C and D lines are currently under construction and should do much to alleviate the traffic congestion and other related problems caused by too many people behind the wheels of cars. You can locate a map of the underground system virtually anywhere in the city and the Termini Station is a great place to get started when it comes to figuring it all out. You can access most points in the city from the main station and it will give you a general better feel for how the various lines work. If you have visited other big cities and are otherwise comfortable with public transportation, you will have no problem at all dealing with the one in Rome.