Hop-on/Hop-off Rome

Here you can find information about city tours with the hop-on/hop-off bus in Rome. We provide information about several providers, their routes, timetables and prices.

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IOBUS Rome

IOBUS Rome
  • 1 Route in Rome
  • 8 stops
  • Audio guide + Wifi on the bus
  • POPGuide Rome App included
  • Bus runs every 20 minutes


  • 1 day: 25 €
  • 24 hours: 30 €
  • 48 hours: 34 €
  • 72 hours: 38 €

Popular Combo Deals


City Sightseeing Rome

City Sightseeing Bus in Rome
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  • 1 Route in Rome
  • Up to 11 stops
  • Audio guide + Wifi on the bus
  • Bus leaves every 15-20 minutes


  • 24 hours: 33 €
  • 48 hours: 39 €
  • 72 hours: 46 €

Tip: Tickets valid for City Sightseeing, Big Bus Rome and Omnia Vatican & Rome


Popular Combo Deals


City Tour Roma

City Tour Roma / I Love Rome Bus
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  • 1 Route in Rome
  • 8 stops
  • Audio guide + Wifi on the bus
  • Bus leaves every 15-20 minutes


  • 4 hours: 20 €
  • 1 calendar day: 22 €
  • 24 hours: 30 €
  • 48 hours: 34 €
  • 72 hours: 38 €

Big Bus Rome

Big Bus Rome in front of the Colosseum
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  • 2 routes in Rome
  • Up to 8 stops
  • Audio guide + Wifi on the bus
  • Bus runs every 19 minutes


  • 24 hours: 30,60 €
  • 48 hours: 37,80 €
  • 72 hours: 43.20 €

Tip: Tickets valid for City Sightseeing, Big Bus Rome and Omnia Vatican & Rome


Green Line Tours

Green Line Tours Rome
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  • 3 routes in Rome
  • 15 stops
  • Audio guide + Wifi on the bus
  • Bus runs every 2 hours


  • 1 calendar day: 24 €
  • 24 hours: 27 €
  • 48 hours: 34 €
  • 72 hours: 39 €


When you buy your bus ticket online, you will receive a voucher that you can save on your mobile phone. You then show your digital voucher to the bus staff when you board the bus for the first time. You will then receive your ticket, which is valid from the first journey.


Hop-on/hop-off bus: places of interest

Rome has no shortage of famous sights. You can reach most of them on a city tour by hop-on/hop-off bus. You can reach the following attractions with any of the above bus companies:

  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Vatican Museums
  • Circo Massimo
  • St. Peter's Basilica
  • Engelsburg
  • Pantheon
  • Trevi Fountain
  • Spanish Steps
  • Piazza Venezia
  • Piazza del Popolo
  • Galleria Borghese

Simply get off at the nearest stop, visit a sight and then continue your journey.

However, it should be noted that the hop-on/hop-off buses in Rome only stop at a few stops. Therefore, only a few sights are in the immediate vicinity of the stops. To reach all the sights, you need to plan for walking distances.

Tip: Visit many attractions with the Roma Pass.


Combo Deals: Bus + attraction

With the following combo deals, you can take a city tour on the bus and visit one or more attractions. With many combination tickets you save some money.

Colosseum
Colosseum in Rome
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Hop-on/Hop-off + Colosseum

Take a city tour on the Hop-on/Hop-off bus (Green Line Tours) and visit the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palatine. You will receive all tickets instantly on your mobile phone.

Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums in Rome
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Hop-on/Hop-off + Vatican Museums

Take a city tour on the hop-on hop-off bus (City Sightseeing) and visit the Vatican Museums including the Sistine Chapel. You will receive all tickets immediately on your mobile phone.

Engelsburg
Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome
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Hop-on/Hop-off + Castel Sant'Angelo

Take a city tour on the Hop-on/Hop-off bus (IOBUS) and visit Castel Sant'Angelo. You will receive both tickets instantly on your mobile phone.

Villa Borghese
Hop-on/hop-off bus in Rome in front of the Colosseum
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Hop-on/Hop-off + Villa Borghese

Take a city tour on the hop-on hop-off bus (City Sightseeing) and visit the Villa and Galleria Borghese. You will receive both tickets immediately on your mobile phone.

Is a Rome city tour worth it?

The "Eternal City" of Rome is rich in history, culture and art. However, with its winding alleys and lively traffic, Rome can also be a challenge. An organised hop-on/hop-off tour takes the stress away and guarantees a relaxing journey from one highlight to the next.

You have the option of getting on and off several times during the tour. You can even spread several round trips over several days. This way you can linger at interesting places and continue your journey whenever it suits you.

Some visitors choose to do a complete city tour without getting off. This is probably the most relaxed way to discover Rome and get a first overview. For simple city tours, there are cheap tickets available from some providers.

On sunny days, you can sit on the upper deck with the roof open and watch the highlights of Rome pass by. With free wifi on board, you can plan your trip as you go.

Hop-on/hop-off bus in Rome in front of the Colosseum
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All hop-on/hop-off buses are equipped with multilingual audio guides. These provide passengers with exciting background information and stories about the individual stops, making the tour even more impressive and educational.

Overall, a hop-on/hop-off tour in Rome offers a balanced mix of comfort, information and experience. For those who want to fully enjoy Rome's impressive cultural heritage without worrying about logistics and planning, a hop-on/hop-off tour is the perfect choice.

For all the advantages, however, one should bear in mind that the buses sometimes move slowly in the dense city traffic and it can get very hot, especially in summer. In addition, the buses are used by many tourists and are therefore often very crowded. It is therefore advisable to approach the journey with some composure.


IOBUS Rome

Hop-on/hop-off bus
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IOBUS is an Italian tourism company that offers several city tours in the Italian capital.

The hop-on/hop-off buses are painted in the Italian colours (green-white-red), making them unique among all operators in Rome. The double-decker buses travel daily on a route through the "Eternal City".

The upper deck remains open in good weather, so you can enjoy a great all-round view. In rainy weather, the roof can be closed.

On board there is an audio guide in eight languages and free wifi. Your ticket also gives you access to a Rome audio guide for your mobile phone.

Timetable

  • First departure Terminal A: 09:00 a.m.
  • Last departure Terminal A: 5:30 p.m.
  • First departure Terminal A: 09:20 a.m.
  • Last departure Terminal A: 5:50 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 20 minutes from both terminals
  • Duration: approx. 100 minutes

Routes & Stops

Buses depart from either Terminal A or Terminal B at different times. You can also get on at the first stop, Largo di Villa Peretti, which is very close to both terminals.

Contact IOBUS

If you have any questions for the company or wish to make a complaint, contact IOBUS by email or telephone:

  • E-mail: inforoma@iobus.it
  • Phone: +39 067842031

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).


City Sightseeing Rome

City Sightseeing Bus in Rome
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City Sightseeing is probably the best-known provider of hop-on/hop-off tours around the world. In Rome, the red hop-on/hop-off buses travel through the city daily on a route with a total of eight stops.

In fine weather, the upper deck remains open so that you can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view. When it rains, the roof can be closed.

On board there is an audio guide in eight languages and free wifi.

Tip: In Rome, there is a cooperation between several operators (City Sightseeing, Big Bus and Omnia Vatican & Rome). With your ticket, you can travel on all buses of these three providers. This means that the frequency of departures is comparatively high and you can reach up to 11 stops.

Timetable

  • First departure: 9:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 4:45 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 15-20 minutes
  • Duration: approx. 100 minutes

With your ticket for City Sightseeing you can also use the buses of Big Bus and Omnia Vatican & Rome. This integrated timetable means that the frequency of departures is very high.

Routes & Stops

  • 1 Route
  • 8-11 stops in Rome
  • Departure stop: Terminal A-C, Terminal Big Bus, Terminal Omnia
  • Map with all stops

Buses leave at different times from different terminals. You can also get on at the second stop, Santa Maria Maggiore, which is close to all terminals.

Some stops are only served by the yellow Omnia Vatican & Rome buses. At these stops, buses only run every 50 minutes. At the regular stops, the buses run very frequently.

Contact City Sightseeing Rome

If you have any questions for the company or wish to make a complaint, contact City Sightseeing by email or telephone:

  • E-mail: inforoma@city-sightseeing.it
  • Phone: +39 3346599900

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).


City Tour Roma (I Love Rome)

City Tour Roma / I Love Rome Bus
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City Tour is an international company that operates hop-on/hop-off buses in several cities. The hop-on/hop-off buses are painted in pink, making them very conspicuous on the streets of Rome.

The double-decker buses travel daily on a route through the capital. The upper deck remains open in good weather, so you can enjoy a great all-round view. In rainy weather, the roof can be closed.

On board there is an audio guide in 12 languages and free wifi. With the free City Tour app you can follow the live location of the buses.

Timetable (April - October)

  • First departure: 8:30 a.m.
  • Last departure: 6:45 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 10 - 15 minutes
  • Duration: approx. 105 minutes

Timetable (November - March)

  • First departure: 09:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 5:30 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 20 minutes
  • Duration: approx. 105 minutes

Routes & Stops

  • 1 Route
  • 8 stops in Rome
  • Starting stop: Termini Station
  • Map with stops

Contact City Tour Roma

If you have any questions for the company or wish to make a complaint, contact City Tour Roma via this Contact form.

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).


Big Bus Rome

Big Bus Rome in front of the Colosseum
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Big Bus is an international company that operates hop-on/hop-off buses in many cities around the world. The hop-on/hop-off buses are painted in wine red and bear the inscription "Big Bus Rome".

The double-decker buses travel on two routes through the capital every day. The upper deck remains open in good weather so that you can enjoy a great panoramic view. In rainy weather, the roof can be closed.

On board there is an audio guide in five languages and free wifi. With the free Big Bus app you can follow the live location of the buses.

Tip: In Rome, there is a cooperation between several operators (City Sightseeing, Big Bus and Omnia Vatican & Rome). With your ticket, you can travel on all buses of these three providers. This means that the frequency of departures is comparatively high.

Timetable Red Route

  • First departure: 9:00 a.m.
  • Last departure: 6:00 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 28 minutes
  • Duration: approx. 100 minutes

Timetable Purple Route

  • First departure: 9:35 a.m.
  • Last departure: 4:05 p.m.
  • Frequency: every 80 minutes
  • Duration: 90 minutes

Routes & Stops

  • 2 Routes
  • 7-8 stops in Rome
  • Departure stop: Terminal A-C, Terminal Big Bus, Terminal Omnia
  • Map with all stops

Buses leave at different times from different terminals. You can also get on at the second stop, Santa Maria Maggiore, which is close to all terminals.

Some stops are only served by the yellow Omnia Vatican & Rome buses. At these stops, buses only run every 50 minutes. At the regular stops, the buses run very frequently.

Contact Big Bus Rome

If you have any questions for the company or wish to make a complaint, contact Big Bus Rome via this Contact form.

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).


Green Line Tours

Green Line Tours Rome
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Green Line Tours is an Italian company that was founded in Rome back in 1978. Among other things, the company offers hop-on/hop-off tours in Rome.

The double-decker buses are painted green and white and travel daily on several routes through the capital. The upper deck remains open in good weather, so you can enjoy a great panoramic view. In rainy weather, the roof can be closed.

On board there is an audio guide in 16 languages and free wifi.

Timetable

Unfortunately, Green Line Tours does not communicate a timetable. Buses run every 2 hours on the blue and orange routes. No further information is available.

Routes & Stops

  • 3 routes: green, orange, blue
  • 15 stops in Rome
  • Starting stop: Terminal A + B
  • Map with all stops

The green line departs from Terminal A. This route is almost identical to the route of all other operators in Rome.

The blue line ("Explore Museums") and the orange line ("Destination Eataly") depart from Terminal B. The blue line in particular has several stops that are not served by any other operator.

Contact Green Line Tours

If you have any questions for the company or wish to make a complaint, contact Green Line Tours by email or telephone:

  • E-mail: booking@greenlinetours.com
  • Phone: +39 320 065 3421
  • WhatsApp: +39 320 065 3421

If you have any questions about ticket booking, please contact Tiqets.com or GetYourGuide Customer Service (depending on where you booked your ticket).

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