Open Tour Bus Rome
The Open tour bus offers the hop-on hop-off service for their guests all year around! You are free get on and off as many times as you wish and start the tour where ever you want to.
The Open Tour Bus Rome makes several stops: the starting point is Stazione Termini (Termini station), followed by Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica of Saint Mary Major), Colosseo (Colosseum), Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus), Piazza Venezia, Isola Tiberina, San Pietro (Saint Peter's), San Pietro (Saint Peter's), Castel Sant'Angelo (Saint Angelo Castle), Augusto Imperatore, Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain) and Piazza Barberini.
This bus tour offers special deals when booking on line; you’ll save up to 10%! The ticket includes a smart guide, discount carnet and a shopping guide for the city. The bus makes 11 stops in the city center and passes by approximately every 15/20 minutes.
A hostess is always on board to help you with your needs and users will be provided with free headsets and an audio tour commentary in 8 languages which are; Italian, French, German, Russian, English, Spanish, Chinese and Japanes. The tour lasts about 2 hours depending on traffic. Open Tour Bus Rome runs all year round.
Their specialty: Open Tour Bus offers tickets not only for the bus but also add 2 stops of a boat tour on the River Tiber. The boat passes approximately every 30 minutes.
The cost for a 48 hour ticket is 32.00 Euro for adults and 18.00 Euro for kids from 6-12 years old. A 72 hour ticket costs 37.00 Euro for adults and 23.00 Euro for kids from 6-12 years old. These tickets are of course offered seasonally and no boat tours will be offered during bad weather.
The Open Tour bus departs at 9.00AM daily from 01st November to the 17th March. The last complete tour departures from the Termini bus stop and Saint Peter’s bus stop at 4.00PM. The service completely ends at 6.00PM.
During the summer months from the 01st of April to the 31st of Mai AND from the 16th of October to the 31st of October the time tables slightly change: The tour departs at 9.00AM daily and the last tour departure is from Termini bus stop at 7.00PM return to Termini at 9.00PM while the departure from Saint Peter’s bus stop is at 7.00PM and finally then returns to Saint Peter’s bus stop at 9.00PM.
The full tour takes around 1,5 hours depending on traffic.
How much do the tickets cost for the Ciao Roma Bus Tour?
A 24 hour ticket costs 20.00 Euro for adults and 13.00 Euro for kids from 6-12 years old.
A 48 hour ticket costs 25.00 Euro for adults and 16.00 Euro for kids from 6-12 years old.
A 72 hour ticket costs 30.00 Euro for adults and 19.00 Euro for kids from 6-12 years old.
Children 5 and under go for free.
For more information you can call the following number: +39 06 97745404
Where to buy the tickets: You can either buy the tickets on-line with a 10% discount or directly on the bus.
Note: The tickets are valid from the moment you get on the first bus! All busses are equipped with ramps so people with handicaps have easy access.
What to expect when taking the Open Tour Bus: What I really like is that they always update special circumstances that cause major traffic or temporary suspension of the bus service (they call it the Latest News) on their website. You immediately know what’s happening! Note: the route changes on weekends (starting Saturday at 2.00PM) and holidays so you might want to check-out before booking.
Where does the Open Tour Bus Rome stop?
Note how the itinerary changes its route on Saturday starting at 2:00PM, on Sundays, on and before a holiday starting at 2:00PM
1. Stazione Termini (Termini Train station) - Piazza dei Cinquecento at corner with Via Cavour (Make sure you go to Piazza de Cinquecento in front of Rome’s main train station)
2. Santa Maria Maggiore (Basilica of Saint Mary Major) - Via Liberiana 16
3. Colosseo (Colosseum) - Working days: Via di San Gregorio - Sundays and public holidays: Via Nicola Salvi at corner with Via degli Annibaldi
4. Circo Massimo (Circus Maximus) - Piazzale Ugo La Malfa
5. Piazza Venezia - on the opposite side of Teatro Cometa
6. Isola Tiberina - Piazza Monte Savello
7. San Pietro (Saint Peter's) - Via della Conciliazione
8. Castel Sant'Angelo (Saint Angelo Castle) - Lungotevere Tor di Nona/Piazza Ponte Sant'Angelo
9. Augusto Imperatore - Piazza Augusto Imperatore 13
10. Fontana di Trevi (Trevi Fountain) - Via del Tritone 177 - no buses on Saturdays from 2:30PM, Sundays and public holidays
11. Piazza Barberini - Via Barberini 2