Centrally located and the main hub for the public transport network, Rome’s Termini station is the perfect starting point for your exploration of this ancient and exciting city.
Piazza dei Cinquecento,
04:30 – 01:30 every day
Termini station is about ¾ mile (just over 1km) east of St. Peter’s Basilica. The historic centre of Rome is easy to navigate on foot, most of the main sights are grouped together.
Roma Termini is the main hub for the city’s public transport network. Over 350 bus lines and six tram lines makes it easy to get anywhere in Rome. Services run until midnight, when night buses take over.
Rome’s underground Metro currently consists of two lines (more are planned) that form an ‘X’, centred on Termini station. Line A runs between the north west of the city and the south east, Line B connects the north east to the south west. Trains run roughly every 5-10 minutes from early morning until around 23:30 (an hour later on Saturday).
There’s a taxi rank at the station and at various other points around Rome. Only get into an official, metered, white or yellow taxi.
The current station building was inaugurated in 1950, although trains have been running here since 1864. The station’s architecture has earned it the nickname of ‘the Dinosaur’, due to the long, modernist facade and the double curve of the roof that seems to defy gravity.