An overview of all the Rome city passes and discount cards: from the Omnia Card to the Roma City Pass. Which Rome tourist cards do we recommend and will save you loads of time?
Discount cards in Rome
Rome has a wide variety of city passes and tourist cards. A few of these City Passes give you the advantage of saving money and skipping the line. In this article we will list the advantages and the disadvantages of the Rome city passes so you can choose the right one for you.
1) Highly recommend: Rome Tourist Card, from 69,50 €
This is the most sold City Pass of Rome. This City Pass covers the most important tickets like:
- Ticket Colosseum including audioguide
- Entrance to the Forum Romanum and the Palatine
- Skip the line tickets for the St. Peter´s Basilica (waiting times can be more than 2 hours in high season)
- 1 day with the Hop on Hop off Bus
- One way transfer from Ciampino or Fiumicino Airport
- 20% discount for museums (e.g. Borghese Gallery), cruises and excursions
- Optional: skip the line tickets for the Vatican Museum including the Sixtine Chapel of Leonardo da Vinci
- More info Rome Tourist Card
With only one purchase you have all the important tickets in Rome. Even better, you don´t have to pick up the card in Rome, because you get all the tickets by email. For the other City Passes you need to pick up the card in Rome. Click on the link for the Rome Tourist Card. . During the booking process you can select your arrival date and you can choose the airport you arrive (Fiumicino/Ciampino). After your payment you can select your timeslots fort he different attractions and you will get the tickets by email.
2) Combined Tickets
Do you want to use the Hop on Hop off Bus? Than we recommend, because of the discount, to book at Tiqets.com and combine it with one of the following highlights. An overview of the different combi tickets:
3) Roma Pass 48 hours or 72 hours, from 32,00 €
The following is included in the Roma Pass 48 hours:
- 48 hours (or 72 hours) use of the public transportation (ATAC) in Rome (bus, tram, metro and some train lines)
- Access to one museum or archeologic site (check out the museums here). This is also the biggest advantagae of the Roma Pass, during high season the popular highlights like the Colosseum and the Borghese Gallery are probably already sold out.
- You can add the ´Roma Bundle´ (€23,50). It includes a Skip the line Ticket fort he St. Peter´s Basilica, a few audioguides and 20% discount on several museums and attractions.
Our advice: We recommend the Rome Tourist Card. This one includes the Colosseum. The tickets fort he Public Transportation you can simply at a machine at one of the metro or bus stops.
4) Vatican & Rome Omnia Card 130,00 €
You can order the Vatican & Rome Omnia Card for 72 hours. This is the most expensive, but also the most comprehensive city pass. It contains various entrance tickets, public transport and the Hop on Hop off bus. This card has a number of advantages and disadvantages:
- Access to St. Peter's Basilica, the Vatican Museums and the Colosseum
- Including public transport
- Including Hop on Hop off bus
- Includes access to San Giovanni in Laterano and Mamertine prison
- Including guide booklet and map
- Advantage: You can cancel for free up to 24 hours before your trip
- Disadvantage: You still need to exchange your voucher for a physical card at a transfer point in Rome after booking (however, it is very close to the entrance of St. Peter's Basilica)
- More information about the Rome & Vatican Omnia Card
Our advice: The Omnia Card is a fine card that contains almost everything, but you still have to pick it up. However, the Omnia Card is the card with the best cancellation options.