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Getting to the Vatican

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Getting to the Vatican

All roads lead to Rome… and in Rome all roads lead to the Vatican.

Getting to the Vatican is very easy from every point in town. The main means of transport have many stops within the Vatican area.

1. BUS
bus 64

It’s one of the most used lines because it connects Termini station with the Vatican City, stopping at key sites such as Piazza Venezia or Largo Argentina.
You must be careful here since it is usual for pickpockets to frequent this place.
Once you arrive to the Vatican area, the best stops are Ospedale Generale Ssanto Spirito or the next one.

bus 62

This is another very practical line because it connects key places in town. In particular, it connects Repubblica, Piazza Spagna, Piazza Venezia and Argentina. This bus has stops very close to the Vatican, next to Via della Conciliazione.

bus 40

An express bus which makes a few stops and is a fast alternative to line 64. The route it covers is Termini – Piazza Venezia – Argentina – Piazza Pia (next to the Vatican).

bus 81

An extensive line that crosses the heart of the city and connects the Vatican with dozens of points of interest such as the Colosseum, Circo Massimo, Piazza Venezia, Piazza Colonna,… finishing in Piazza Risorgimento, next to the Vatican Museum entrance.

2. ON FOOT

If you are physically fit, this is a very good option.
We recommend this specific route that it will not take you more than half an hour: Setting off from Piazza Venezia we continue through Via del Plebiscito, Corso Vittorio Emanuele II and then the amazing Via de la Concilliazione, ending in  St Peter’s Square.

3. TAXI

Getting a taxi to reach the Vatican from Termini will cost approximately between 15 to 20 euros depending on the day, the time and the amount of luggage.
If you arrive from the airport, it may be more cost-effective to hire private transport. A taxi can cost between 40 to 60 euros.

The main taxi stops of the area are in Piazza Cavour and Piazza del Risorgimento, although it will not be difficult to find taxies if you are on foot at St Peter’s Aquare, in Via de la Conciliazione.

4. METRO

The Vatican is two stops away from Line A’s metro: Cipro and Ottaviano. The first one is closer to the Museums and the second one to St Peter’s Square.
The stops are 10 minutes away from each other.

Note: Update on  http://www.atac.roma.it/

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