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There are 6 ways to get from Rome to Vatican City by bus, subway, train, tram, car or foot

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Recommended option

Bus  •  9 min

  1. Take the bus from Plebiscito to Ponte Vittorio Emanuele 190F / ...

€1 - €7

Cheapest option

Train  •  19 min

  1. Take the train from Roma Termini to Roma S. Pietro Re

€1 - €4

4 alternative options

Subway  •  11 min

  1. Take the subway from Termini to Cipro Mea

€2

Line 19 tram  •  34 min

  1. Take the line 19 tram from V.le Regina Margherita/Morgagni to Milizie/Distretto Militare 19

€2

Drive  •  7 min

  1. Drive from Rome to Vatican City 4.6 km

€1

Walk  •  57 min

  1. Walk from Rome to Vatican City 4.7 km

Rome to Vatican City by bus

The bus journey time between Rome and Vatican City is around 7 min and covers a distance of around 2 km. The fastest bus normally takes 3 min. Operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità and Autostradale, the Rome to Vatican City bus service departs from Plebiscito and arrives in Ponte Vittorio Emanuele. Typically 3299 buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
7 min
Fastest bus time:
3 min
Buses per week:
3299
Cheapest price:
€1
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
00:01
Last bus departs at:
23:58

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Rome to Vatican City bus schedules

Bus services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Buses departing Monday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vatican

There is widespread community transmission globally.
We have received no reports of travel restrictions in Vatican. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Vatican.

For travel planning advice, please refer to our Rome2rio Coronavirus information page .
For the latest travel status, we recommend checking the official page for Vatican.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

International flights leaving Italy are suspended as part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Restrictions may also be in place for other modes of transport.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Italy

Currently, we are unable to provide international travel restriction information for Vatican relating to Coronavirus (COVID-19). For the latest travel status in Vatican, please check government recommendations.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vatican

Currently, we are unable to provide domestic travel restriction information for travelling within Vatican. For the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) travel status within Vatican, please check government recommendations.

Official Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Vatican

Last updated: June 20 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Rome to Vatican City is to drive which costs €1 and takes 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Rome to Vatican City is to drive which costs €1 and takes 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Plebiscito and arriving at Ponte Vittorio Emanuele. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Termini and arriving at Cipro. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 min.

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The distance between Rome and Vatican City is 4 km. The road distance is 4.6 km.

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The best way to get from Rome to Vatican City without a car is to bus which takes 9 min and costs €1 - €7.

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The bus from Plebiscito to Ponte Vittorio Emanuele takes 9 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Rome to Vatican City bus services, operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, depart from Plebiscito station.

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Rome to Vatican City train services, operated by Trenitalia, depart from Roma Termini station.

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The best way to get from Rome to Vatican City is to bus which takes 9 min and costs €1 - €7. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €1 - €4 and takes 19 min.

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Map of how to get from Rome to Vatican City.
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  • Distance: 4 km
  • Duration: 9 min

What companies run services between Rome, Italy and Vatican City, Vatican?

ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità operates a bus from Plebiscito to Ponte Vittorio Emanuele every 5 minutes. Tickets cost €1 - €7 and the journey takes 9 min. Autostradale also services this route every 3 hours. Alternatively, ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità operates a vehicle from Termini to Cipro every 10 minutes. Tickets cost €2 and the journey takes 11 min.

Train operators
ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità
Phone
+39 06.4695.2400
Website
atac.roma.it
Subway from Termini to Cipro
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
ATAC Roma
Tram from V.le Regina Margherita/Morgagni to Milizie/Distretto Militare
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
ATAC Roma
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Roma Termini to Roma S. Pietro
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €4
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€3 - €4
Bus operators
ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità
Phone
+39 06.4695.2400
Website
atac.roma.it
Bus from Plebiscito to Ponte Vittorio Emanuele
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €7
Website
ATAC Roma
100-minute intergrated ticket
€2
24-hour ticket
€7
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Roma Termini to Vatican City
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Autostradale
Website
Autostradale

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Rome to Vatican City bus services, operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, arrive at Ponte Vittorio Emanuele station.

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Rome to Vatican City train services, operated by Trenitalia, arrive at Roma S. Pietro station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Rome to Vatican City is 5 km. It takes approximately 7 min to drive from Rome to Vatican City.

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