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Big Bus Rome Tours: The Best Way To Explore The Eternal City

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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Italy's timeless capital aboard our iconic open-top double-decker buses. With the freedom to hop on and off at your leisure, you'll experience Rome's most renowned landmarks, from the grandeur of the Colosseum and the majesty of St. Peter's Basilica to the charm of the Trevi Fountain and the bustling streets of Trastevere. Our expertly crafted routes and engaging multilingual audio commentary ensure a seamless exploration of the city's rich history and culture. Get ready to immerse yourself in the splendor of Rome with Big Bus Tours.

Why take a Big Bus Rome tour?

#1 Flexibility

Big Bus Rome offers hop-on-hop-off tours, allowing you to explore Rome at your own pace. Hop off at any stop that catches your interest, and hop back on when you're ready to move on to the next attraction.

#2 Comprehensive Routes

The bus covers multiple routes, encompassing all of Rome's must-see landmarks, ensuring you won't miss any iconic sights during your visit.

#3 Informative Commentary

You can enjoy insightful and entertaining audio commentary available in multiple languages, providing fascinating historical and cultural insights about the city's landmarks and neighborhoods.

#4 Top-Deck Views

The open-top double-decker bus provides unparalleled panoramic views of Rome's attractions, perfect for capturing stunning photographs and creating lasting memories.

#5 Easy Transportation

Big Bus Rome eliminates the hassle of navigating public transportation or finding parking, making it an ideal option for tourists looking for a stress-free way to explore the city.

#6 Accessible Stops

The bus stops at all major attractions and landmarks, making it convenient to access Rome's renowned historical sites without wasting time searching for parking or walking long distances.

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Big Bus Rome Routes

Big Bus offers 2 primary routes for its hop-on-hop-off tours in Rome - Red Route & Purple Route.

Red Route

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Number of Stops: 8
Tour Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes
Frequency: Every 10-20 minutes

The Red Route has 8 stops on its way where you can hop on or off. These stops are:

  1. Termini Station
  2. Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
  3. Colosseum
  4. Circo Massimo
  5. Piazza Venezia
  6. Vatican City & Castel Sant’Angelo
  7. Ludovisi/Spanish Steps
  8. Piazza Barberini/Spanish Steps

The first tour from Termini begins at 8:30 AM and the last tour at 7:10 PM.

Purple Route - Catacombs and Caracalla Circuit

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Number of Stops: 10
Tour Duration: 1 hour
Frequency: Every 60 minutes

The Purple Route has 10 stops on its way where you can hop on or off. These stops are:

  1. Termini Station
  2. Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore
  3. Colosseum
  4. Porta San Sebastiano
  5. Catacombs and Church of San Sebastiano
  6. Caffarella Park
  7. Domine Quo Vadis
  8. Terme di Caracalla
  9. Circo Massimo
  10. Piazza Venezia

The first tour from Termini begins at 9:00 AM and the last tour at 5:00 PM.

Night Tour

Big Bus Rome also operates a night tour that will take you past all the major landmarks of Rome lit beautifully at night under the dark Roman sky. The route is the same as the Red Route mentioned above. The only difference being that the night tour is a non-stop tour and not one where you can hop on and off at the various stops.

Timing: 7:30 PM
Tour Duration: 1 hour

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Advantages of using Big Bus Rome

  • Big Bus Tours are the most well established and reputed tours of Rome, hence providing great service.
  • Their large fleet of buses running over different routes cover all major attractions of Rome.
  • The average waiting time is hardly 15-20 minutes because of their high frequency of buses. You end up wasting less time giving you more time at your places of interest.
  • Their ultra modern air-conditioned double decker buses are very well maintained and equipped with the latest facilities.
  • Most of the tours include free exclusive guided walking tours and 1 hour night tour which are hugely popular.


What is Big Bus Rome, and what does it offer?

Big Bus Rome is a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing tour that takes you to Rome's most iconic landmarks aboard an open-top double-decker bus. It offers flexible tour options, informative audio commentary, and the chance to explore the city's attractions at your own pace.

How do I start my Big Bus Rome tour?

Simply present your e-ticket or voucher at any designated Big Bus stop in Rome, and our staff will provide you with a physical ticket. Then, hop on the next available bus and begin your adventure.

How long is the validity of my Big Bus Rome ticket?

he validity of your ticket depends on the ticket type you purchased. Tickets are available for 24, 48, or 72 hours, giving you the flexibility to explore Rome over one, two, or three consecutive days.

Are the tickets for Big Bus Rome inclusive of all attractions?

While the ticket includes access to all Big Bus Rome routes and attractions, some specific attractions may require separate entry fees. Refer to the ticket details or inquire with our staff for more information.

How often do the Big Bus Rome buses operate?

Buses typically run every 10-20 minutes, depending on the season and traffic conditions. Please check the timetable or inquire with our staff for the most up-to-date information.