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Big Bus Rome: Hop-On, Hop-Off Classic, Premium Or Deluxe Bus Ticket

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Key Highlights

  • Enjoy an open-air double decker bus ride with top-deck view of Rome and its many monuments
  • Choose from three ticket options with 1-day, 2-day or 3-day validity
  • Select from 3 bus routes and 26 destinations to make your own itinerary for your Roman holiday
  • The Deluxe ticket includes a tour of the Catacombs and Caracalla
  • Enjoy a fully audio-guided tour with commentary in nine languages
  • Enjoy guided walking tours of Piazza Barnerini, Piazza Venezia, the Vatican and more!
  • Overview

    Enjoy an open-air double decker bus ride in Rome which brings you all your favourite Roman attractions just a bus stop away! This ticket offers you an all-inclusive opportunity to make your own itinerary for your holidays.

    Choose either the 1-Day Classic, 2-Day Premium or 3 day Deluxe ticket with carefully designed routes to take you to all of Rome’s famous landmarks. From the Colosseum to the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain to the Vatican - get a top-deck view of the Eternal City. Hop-on and off at any bus stop during the ride and spend as much time as you want to discover any and every Roman sights of your liking at your own pace. Learn about Rome and its many delights with the help of the on-board informative recorded commentary available in nine languages.

    Also, get four free guided walking tours included in each one of the ticket options. Upgrade your ticket to Deluxe and get an exclusive chance to see the Catacombs of San Sebastiano, and more!

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?



    Ticket is valid for 1, 2 or 3 days from the time you first board the bus.

    Start time

    The bus departure time from the three routes are as follows:
    Red Route: From 8:59am to 8:20pm; every 15 minutes.The entire loop takes 1 hour 40 minutes.
    Blue Route: From 8:59am to 8:20pm; every 15 minutes.The entire loop takes 1 hour 40 minutes.
    Purple Route (only with Deluxe ticket): From 9:30am to 6:10pm; every 50 minutes. The entire loop takes 1 hour 30 minutes.

    Meeting Point

    You may board the buses and start your tour at any of the ‘hop-on, hop-off’ stops.

    Ending Point

    You may get down at any stop as per convenience.


    Seize the perfect chance to delve into the imperial grandeur of Rome with this Big Bus Rome Hop-On Hop-Off tour ticket. This ticket is valid for 1 day or 2 days from the moment you board the bus and needs to be used within 6 months of purchasing it. You may choose from three Rome hop-on, hop-off ticket options, which are as follows:-

    Classic Ticket
    Validity: 1 day
    Inclusions 1-day hop-on hop-off Red Route – weekdays only Blue Route – weekends only Four walking tours 

    Premium Ticket
    Validity: 2 day
    Inclusions 2-day hop-on hop-off Red Route – weekdays only Blue Route – weekends only Four walking tours Catacombs Line (Purple line)

    Deluxe Ticket
    Validity: 3 day
    Inclusions 3-Day hop-on hop-off Red Route – weekdays only Blue Route – weekends only Catacombs Line (Purple Line) Four walking tours Night Tour

    The hop-on hop-off Rome tour bus takes three routes - Red, Blue and Purple. The carefully designed routes take you through Rome’s most famous landmarks. The Red Route covers the must see-sights like the Vatican City, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, the Colosseum. The Blue Route covers important landmarks Colosseum, Roman Forum and Circus Maximus and more!

    The Purple Route starts from the Termini Railway Station and goes all the way to Piazza Venezi. This route shares three stops with the Red and Blue routes covering the ancient Appian Way, the most strategically important Roman road. Available on the purchase of the Deluxe ticket, this route also includes a tour of the Catacombs and Caracalla.

    Some of the major attractions covered by the bus routes are as follows:
    • Termini Station
    • Colosseum
    • Piazza Venezia
    • Vatican
    • Trevi Fountain
    • Piazza Barberini
    • Santa Maria Maggiore
    • Porta San Sebastiano – Museodelle Mura
    • Catacombe San Sebastiano, Ancient Appia
    • Terme di Caracalla
    • Circus Maximus

    The bus ride is fully audio-guided. You’ll learn interesting facts about the history of Rome and its modern outlook as a metropolitan city. The recorded commentary is available in nine languages.

    Please refer to the tour map for more details about the route and stops.

    Download the tour route map

    Tourists may choose to end the tour by getting off at any stop.

    Tourists will also be enjoying four free guided walking tours included in the ticket. The tours available from the following places: -

    Piazza Barberini
    This is a one-hour tour that begins from stop 8, Piazza Barberini and ends at Hard Rock Café on Via Veneto, one of the posh lanes in Rome. Discover the beauty behind the Spanish Steps and the Barcaccia Fountain and walk through some of the most beautiful alleys and streets of Rome. Enjoy a free soda after this tour.

    Piazza Venezia
    This tour begins from Stop 5 (Red) and Stop 6 (Blue), Piazza Venezia. Meet in front of Theatre Marcello and follow your guide for a walk on one of the Seven Hills of Rome, the Campidoglio Hill. Admire the sheer beauty of the Pantheon and Piazza Navona.

    Piazza Venezia
    This tour begins from Stop 5 (Red) and Stop 6 (Blue), Piazza Venezia. Meet in front of Theatre Marcello and follow your guide for a walk on one of the seven hills of Rome, the Campidoglio Hill. Admire the grandiose of Altaredella Patria . Pass through the Via dei Fori Imperiali to reach the Roman Forum on your right and Trajan’s markets on your left, ending the tour at the Colosseum.

    The Vatican
    Hop off your bus on Stop 6 (Red) or Stop 7 (Blue) for this tour. Start from shores of Tiber River and walk through Ponte Sant’Angelo and St. Peter’s Square reaching St. Peter's Basilica.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 1, 2 or 3 day Hop-on, hop-off ticket (as per option chosen)
    • Commentary in English, French, German, Italian, Arabic, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian
    • 4 walking tours
    • Catacombs and Caracalla tour (exclusive to 48-hour Deluxe ticket)


    • Admissions
  • Please note

    Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version  of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher. 

    Rome is a functioning capital city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends. We would suggest you to check the operational hours for all the attractions included with the bus ticket according to the official website of the attraction as they keep changing according to the season or as per attraction authorities.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

    In case you intend to visit Vatican Museum then, click here to check the opening and closing days of Vatican Museum

  • Customer Reviews
    • Made our holiday

      I'd not been on a bus for many years, but decided to give the hop-on, hop-off bus a go. The Big Bus Rome is well organised and there's a representative at every major stop to...

      Terence Carder, United Kingdom, 15/Jun/2018
    • A great way to get round to all the sites cheaply

      I purchased the 2 day ticket and this was so handy for getting around over the 2 days. My daughter and I saw all the sites and didn't have to worry about looking up d...

      Mrs Yeo, United Kingdom, 08/Jun/2018
    • I found this Hop on Hop off ticket great value for money and very useful. it was nice just to get on and see the sites but to be able to get on and off where ever you wanted was...

      Lyn Taylor, United Kingdom, 07/Apr/2018
    • This purchase was simple , purchase online , print off receipt , give to the tour guide on the bus when you get on at any stop you wish , you get whichever ticket you purchased , earphones and map and your ready to hop on hop off when ever you wish , excellent experience , so simple.

      Mr McGeachie, United Kingdom, 20/Oct/2018
    • The bus is a great way to see the city and see sites you are most interested in. Touring the catacombs was great, but thought the tour was included not just the ride to them.

      Lynn Ryan, United States, 19/Oct/2018
    • Good service and well managed.

      Deirdre Westerhout, Australia, 09/Oct/2018