Rome Public Transport: Termini Station

If you are planning to take Rome’s public transport, please keep in mind that there are renovations going on in Termini Station.  There are signs everywhere to get you to Metro A or B lines but it can be confusing.  However, staff, usually in yellow or orange jackets, are present to help you.

To be honest, I am used to taking public transportation here in Rome but sometimes, the signs are not easy to follow.  If you are planning to take the A-line , head in the same direction as if you were going to take the B-line.

Rome Public Transport: Termini Station to Linea B

Basically, you will get to the platform for the B-line and walk alongside the platform as the sign indicates.  You will then see the sign below.

Rome Public Transport: Termini Station Turn Right for Linea A

As you follow the signs, you should see that you are on the right track as it says Linea A (photo below).  Don’t take the escalators up because there are headed to the main train station.  In the photo, you can see two guys by the stairs with yellow and orange jackets.  You can ask them for help if you are lost!

Rome Public Transport: Termini Station - Head to Linea A

You aren’t there yet. Keeping following the signs and you still need to take an escalator.  It feels likes a long way but you will get there!   As you can see, there is quite a bit of work going on in Termini Station.

Rome Public Transport: Termini Station - Renovation Work

After the escalator, you will walk through the area below but the signs clearly indicate you are headed the right way.

Rome Public Transport: Termini Station - Headed in the Right Direction

The only thing is that at the moment, part of Linea A is closed as they are working on Linea C.  It will re-open again August 28th.  Instead, there are buses which will shuttle you to Termini.

Rome Public Transport - Bus Shuttles to Termini from San Giovanni

If you are planning to take Rome’s public transport from the airport to your hotel, please travel light.  I often see travelers struggling with their luggage as Termini has its fair share of stairs!

Rome Public Transport - Termini Station Has Plenty of Stairs

The renovations at Termini Station are expected to be completed by 2012.  As the renovations progress, there maybe changes.  So please note that this was the situation at Termini at the time of writing and with Rome’s public transport, things can change without notice!

Updates: December 23rd, 2011

Effective December 19th, Metro A is back to its regular schedule which means that from Sundays to Thursdays the service will run until 11.30pm. On Fridays and Saturdays until 1.30am.

However, these operating hours will not be applicable on December 24th and 25th. Details of the holiday operating hours for Rome’s public transport can be found at this link.

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  1. October 22, 2011

    [...] With construction going on in Termini Station, Rome’s main train station, it can be difficult to figure out where you need to go to catch the metro. Browsing Rome has an excellent illustrated article with directions about how to get to Metro Line A or B in Termini Station (or bus since part of Metro Line A is also closed) – see Rome Public Transport Termini Station… [...]

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    [...] just a stone’s throw away from Termini, I would never have known this hidden gem if it weren’t for expats who frequently mention The [...]

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