New tickets for Rome public transport

Tickets available for 24, 48 and 72 hours

There is a new range of tickets available for use on Rome's public transport network from 1 March, allowing commuters to travel for periods of 24, 48 and 72 hours.

The new tickets will be on offer in addition to the €1.50 BIT ticket (valid for 100 minutes after validation) and the weekly €24 CIS (valid until midnight on the seventh day of use), and are being promoted by the city's public transport company ATAC as convenient for people spending a few days in Rome, either on holiday or for work.

The 48-hour ticket is completely new to Rome, but the new 24-hour and 72-hour tickets will replace the existing one-day BIG and three-day BTI tickets, which are being phased out by 30 April.

The main difference with the three new ticket types is that they are valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours from the initial validation, rather than being valid only for the calendar day/days as under the old system.

The prices of the new tickets, which can be used as often as required on Rome's buses, metro, light-rail and trams, are as follows: €7 for 24-hour ticket, €12.50 for 48-hour ticket, and €18 for 72-hour ticket.

For full details see ATAC website.