A trip to the Roman Colosseum can be both exciting and overwhelming, even for people who have been there before. The Colosseum is huge. Plus, there’s a lot of history behind it. Planning a visit to the Colosseum requires a lot of effort. You need to get the right tickets, at the right gate, book the right tour, be there at the right time. Phew! That sounds a little too much. Do not worry. We facilitated your work by introducing a “Complete Route Guide to Visiting the Roman Colosseum”. In this guide, I will tell you everything you need to know about the route to the Roman Colosseum. In short, this guide will fully prepare you for that great excursion to this ancient and majestic Roman monument!
Best Route to the Roman Colosseum
Leonardo da Vinci in Fiumicino is the main airport, about 30 kilometers southwest of the city. The other airport is Ciampino, where most domestic and international flights arrive. It is located about 15 km southeast of the city. Many airlines connect India with Rome – from Air India and Air France to British Airways and Lufthansa, you can choose a carrier based on your budget and convenience.You can easily reach a bus from the airport, which takes you to a stop near the hotel or Central Station in less than an hour. Buses are convenient and cheaper than taxis to reach this Colosseum. There is also a Leonardo Express train that takes you from the airport to the capital. Stop at the Information Center and ask for the stop closest to your destination.
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The main road connecting Rome in the north and south of Italy is the Autostrada del Sole, which connects the city with the surrounding ring road. If you intend to drive anywhere in Italy, you will need an international driving license.On Sundays, the viability of the square is closed to car traffic. Perfect for a bike rental or a pleasant walk along Via Fori Imperiali to the Coliseum.
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Rome is well connected by rail to all major cities in Italy and Europe. The main train station is Roma Termini. If you plan to travel to cities outside of Rome, it’s best to book in advance instead of queuing at the station. Advance bookings also prove to be cheaper. A good alternative would be to buy a Eurail Pass before you leave, but keep in mind that having a pass does not guarantee a place in the coach. You must leave and book at the station at least one day before the start of the trip.
If You Are in Rome
1. Rome Metro
Rome’s metro is made up of just two lines – Metropolitana Linea A and Metropolitana Linea B. While sights such as the Coliseum and the Vatican stop, many of the city’s other attractions are not near any of the metro lines. You may need to supplement your use of the Rome Metro with other modes of transport. You can purchase any of the following unlimited tickets:
BTI: It is an integrated tourist ticket valid for 3 days and cost is €11
CIS: It is an integrated weekly ticket valid for 7 days and cost is €16
Single: It is a metro ticket validity for 75 minutes and the cost is €1
BIG: It is an integrated weekly ticket valid for 24 hours and cost is €4
Metro makes a more convenient route to Colosseum for you and also work on other forms of public transport such as buses and trams.
Rome is proud of its bus network, making it one of the most popular commuting modes in the city. Bus stops throughout Rome are indicated by signs indicating the number of buses stopping there and the names of the corresponding stops. Ticket prices are comparable to subways, with the same validity, and can be easily purchased at most newsstands as well as tobacco shops. There are also automated ticket machines at all major bus stops. Don’t forget to validate your ticket when you get on the bus, otherwise, you may be fined € 50 by the traffic police.
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With only seven tram lines in its network, the Roman tram system is more useful for tourists than for locals. This is because most trams stop near the Colosseum, the Vatican, and the Pantheon. However, many tram and bus routes overlap, so you need to check the map before deciding which route to choose. As mentioned earlier, you can travel by bus/metro ticket on trams without paying extra.
Taxis make up half of the entire Roman calculation system, with tourists opting for a taxi service from the airport and back, or traveling back to hotels and hostels late at night. However, traffic in Rome can be a bit intolerable at times, so a direct route by metro or tram is often a more viable option. Furthermore, unlike many other cities in the world, “taxiing” is not a common practice in Rome. Instead, taxis line up at designated taxi ranks to walk to. Busy metro stations, markets (squares), and tourist attractions such as the Vatican, the Colosseum, and the Pantheon are intersections where you can easily take a taxi in Rome.
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Best Time of Day For Visiting the Colosseum?
If you have several slots to choose from, we recommend that you visit the Colosseum at the following times:
Early Morning: great option in all seasons, this is the time when the air is cleaner (the busy junction surrounds the colosseum), the light is brighter and the crowd is minimal
Lunchtime: I only recommend this place if you are in Rome in the middle of winter (January, February) to get the most out of the slightly warmer hours of the day.
Evening: In the good season (except for the coldest winter months), the evening hours are magical at the Colosseum. Often there is also a light show at the Roman Forum in the summer: combine the two for an unforgettable evening.
Hope you received a brief and easy idea about the various routes to reach the Colosseum in Rome and the added duration and cost information that might have helped you, to manage your schedules and budget according to your trips. There are more engaging and helpful blogs that can help you out with a lot of on-ground basic problems so visit our website or download our Adequate Travel app to win exciting offers over various trips and tour packages that will make your journey more efficient and pocket friendly.