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There are 5 ways to get from Vatican City to Colosseum by subway, bus, car or foot

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Subway  •  17 min

  1. Take the subway from Cipro to Termini Mea
  2. Take the subway from Termini to Colosseo Meb / ...

Cheapest option

Line 87 bus  •  26 min

  1. Take the line 87 bus from Giulio Cesare/Lepanto to Colosseo 87

3 alternative options

Line 81 bus  •  39 min

  1. Take the line 81 bus from Risorgimento to Celio Vibenna 81

Drive  •  7 min

  1. Drive from Vatican City to Colosseum 4.8 km

Walk  •  50 min

  1. Walk from Vatican City to Colosseum 4.1 km

Vatican City to Colosseum by subway and walk

The journey time between Vatican City and Colosseum is around 19 min and covers a distance of around 7 km. This includes an average layover time of around 5 min. The fastest journey normally takes 16 min. Operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, the Vatican City to Colosseum service departs from Cipro and arrives in Colosseum. Typically 1688 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
13 min
Layover time:
5 min
Total time:
19 min

Route information

Fastest journey time:
16 min
Journey distance:
7 km
Services per week:
1688
Cheapest price:
€4
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:05
Last service departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vatican City to Colosseum subway and walk schedules

Departing Saturday, September 18, 2021

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Last updated: September 16 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Vatican City to Colosseum is to drive, which costs €1 and takes 7 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Giulio Cesare/Lepanto and arriving at Colosseo. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate Monday to Saturday. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Vatican City to Colosseum. However, there are services departing from Cipro and arriving at Colosseo via Termini. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 min.

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The distance between Vatican City and Colosseum is 4 km. The road distance is 4.8 km.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Colosseum without a car is to subway which takes 17 min and costs €4.

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It takes approximately 17 min to get from Vatican City to Colosseum, including transfers.

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Vatican City to Colosseum bus services, operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, depart from Giulio Cesare/Lepanto station.

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Vatican City to Colosseum train services, operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, depart from Cipro station.

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Vatican City to Colosseum bus services, operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, arrive at Colosseo station.

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Map of how to get from Vatican City to Colosseum.
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  • Distance: 3.6 km
  • Duration: 17 min

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

You can take a vehicle from Vatican City to Colosseum via Termini and Colosseo in around 17 min. Alternatively, ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità operates a bus from Giulio Cesare/Lepanto to Colosseo every 20 minutes. Tickets cost €1 - €7 and the journey takes 25 min.

Train operators
ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità
Phone
+39 06.4695.2400
Website
atac.roma.it
Subway from Cipro to Termini
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
ATAC Roma
Subway from Termini to Colosseo
Ave. Duration
3 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
ATAC Roma
Bus operators
ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità
Phone
+39 06.4695.2400
Website
atac.roma.it
Bus from Giulio Cesare/Lepanto to Colosseo
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €7
Website
ATAC Roma
100-minute intergrated ticket
€2
24-hour ticket
€7
Bus from Risorgimento to Celio Vibenna
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€1 - €7
Website
ATAC Roma
100-minute intergrated ticket
€2
24-hour ticket
€7

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Vatican City to Colosseum train services, operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, arrive at Colosseo station.

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

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