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There are 3 ways to get from Vatican City to Scala Sancta by subway, car or foot

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Subway  •  16 min

  1. Take the subway from Ottaviano to S. Giovanni Mea

€2

2 alternative options

Drive  •  9 min

  1. Drive from Vatican City to Scala Sancta 6.2 km

€1 - €2

Walk  •  1h 3m

  1. Walk from Vatican City to Scala Sancta 5.3 km

Vatican City to Scala Sancta by subway and walk

The journey time between Vatican City and Scala Sancta is around 12 min and covers a distance of around 6 km. The fastest journey normally takes 12 min. Operated by ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità, the Vatican City to Scala Sancta service departs from Ottaviano and arrives in Scala Sancta. Typically 2187 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
12 min
Fastest journey time:
12 min
Services per week:
2187
Cheapest price:
€2
Carbon emissions:
0 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:39
Last service departs at:
23:39

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Vatican City to Scala Sancta subway and walk schedules

Departing Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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Last updated: June 22 | Data sourced from: ACAPS, OXFORD

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Vatican City to Scala Sancta is to drive which costs €1 - €2 and takes 9 min.

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The fastest way to get from Vatican City to Scala Sancta is to drive. Taking this option will cost €1 - €2 and takes 9 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ottaviano and arriving at S. Giovanni. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 12 min.

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The distance between Vatican City and Scala Sancta is 5 km. The road distance is 6.2 km.

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The best way to get from Vatican City to Scala Sancta without a car is to subway which takes 16 min and costs €2.

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The subway from Ottaviano to S. Giovanni takes 12 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Vatican City to Scala Sancta is 6 km. It takes approximately 9 min to drive from Vatican City to Scala Sancta.

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There are 4432+ hotels available in Scala Sancta. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Vatican City to Scala Sancta.
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  • Distance: 4.8 km
  • Duration: 16 min

What companies run services between Vatican City, Vatican and Scala Sancta, Lazio, Italy?

ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità operates a vehicle from Ottaviano to S. Giovanni every 10 minutes. Tickets cost €2 and the journey takes 12 min.

Train operators
ATAC S.p.A. Azienda per la mobilità
Phone
+39 06.4695.2400
Website
atac.roma.it
Subway from Ottaviano to S. Giovanni
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
€2
Website
ATAC Roma

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