buses in Rome
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There are many ways to get to your workplace depending on the area where work and stay. Travelling by car or by scooter are two primary means used by Italians, especially since public transport in the Italian capital city is not very reliable and the traffic gets very dense during peak hours.

Commuting by car in Rome

Like Italians, expatriates often use their personal vehicle to move around in Rome and to get to their workplace. Out of all the available options, this is definitely the one that allows the most comfort and reliability. However, travelling by car can sometimes be an issue, especially when you are stuck in a traffic jam. As an alternative, scooters are easier to use, take up less place, and you can easily find parking spaces – even in certain zones of the historical centre. All you need to do is be cautious of four-wheelers so to avoid accidents.

In Rome, the rate of fuel is around 1,60€ per litre, and you will have to spend 1,40€ for one litre of Diesel. If you own an electric car, you will come across several charging hubs scattered around the city. To find the nearest one, you can check out Colonnine Elettriche.

Public Transport

Depending on the zone you work in, public transport can be the best means to commute. There are 3 and a half metro lines that are currently functional – Line A, Anagnina – Battistini, Line B Laurentina - Rebbibbia and Line B1 Laurentina – Jonio. The most recent one is Line C which links up Monte Comprati/Pantano to San Giovanni. Line C is still under construction. Stations will soon be available close to the Coliseum as well as the Vatican. The construction work can sometimes last quite long and are often put on hold since many ancient ruins and vestiges are found in the underground of the Eternal City throughout the construction process.

Tramway lines are also available and greater in number as compared to metro lines. You can also commute by bus although these might not be ideal when you are in a rush. Bus lines do not generally have fixed schedules and are not adapted for busy people.

On the other hand, urban trains are an excellent means of getting to your workplace. This option is especially suited for those who do not stay in the city centre. The Orte – Fiumicino/ Fara Sabina Fiumicino Line, the Viterbo-Rome Line and the Civitavecchia – Rome lines usually stop in stations based in Trastevere, Ostiense, Valle Aurelia, Nomentana and/or Magliana.

Urban train tickets cost around 1,50€ for a day, 35€ for a monthly subscription and 250€ for a yearly package. You can find information and rates about this means of transport on ATAC.

Other means of transport in Rome

Romeins barely use carsharing or carpool or not at all in most cases. However, if you are looking for something similar, you can try Scooterino, which basically uses the same system for scooters. You can also use Rome Mobilità, Enjoy, Share’n Go, Car2Go. You should, however, make sure that own an Italian permit as this is a common requirement for certain vehicles.

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