Of Rome‘s three metro lines (A, B and C), line A is the one that tourists in the Eternal City will use most often. Contrary to what one would expect, line A is not the oldest metro line in Rome, however.
Metro Rome Line A
Latest news metro line A
Due to maintenance work on the tracks, metro line A will stop running at 21:00 instead of the usual 23:30. The only exceptions are Fridays and Saturdays, when the normal schedule is maintained (see below). From 21:00 till 23:30, there will be subsitute buses (MA).
During the Covid-crisis, tickets on the bus were never checked. However, with the number of infected people having substantially decreased, controllers are entering the buses again. Fines for travelling without a ticket can be steep. It is mandatory to wear a face mask during the crisis.
Metro Line A starts running at 05.20 AM. On Fridays and Saturdays the last train leaves at 01.30 AM and during the rest of the week this is at 11.30 PM. The trains run every two to ten minutes, depending on the time of day. On Sundays and holidays trains are less frequent. There are special schedules on Christmas and New Year’s day.
At night metro line A gets substituted by the night bus N1. This bus is supposed to run every 30 minutes, but reality is often different. Sometimes there is a longer gap between buses and sometimes two of them arrive at the same moment.
Metro line A stops
The first and last stops on line A are Anagnina and Battistini. Altogether line A has the following 27 stops.
Battistini is the first (or last) stop on line A. The first trains start from here at 5.30 AM and the last ones at 11.30 PM (01.30 AM on Fridays and Saturdays).
From Cornelia you can take Cotral buses to, a.o. Cerveteri.
The next stop is Baldo degli Ubaldi.
From Valle Aurelia you can take the train to places like Bracciano and Viterbo.
The full name of the Cipro station is Cipro-Musei Vaticani, which is sligtly misleading since the Ottaviano station is closer to the Vatican Museum entrance.
Ottaviano-San Pietro is where you have to get off it you want to visit Saint Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums. As soon as you exit the station you will be accosted by people trying to sell you tours of the Vatican. Many of their claims are misleading. Whoever is going to visit a football match, can take bus 32 to the Olympic Stadium from here.
Lepanto is the closest metro station to the Castel Sant’Angelo.
The Flaminio stop is the one closest to the Piazza del Popolo and the Via del Corso. From the square in front of the station you can take tram 2 to the MAXXI Museum and the Olympic Stadium. The local RomaNord train line takes you to Saxa Rubra, where you can take Cotral buses to destinations in the northern part of the Lazio region.
The Spagna stop is where you get off for the Piazza di Spagna, the Spanish Steps and the Villa Borghese. Rome’s most prestigious shopping street, the Via Condotti, starts across the square.
Barberini-Fontana di Trevi: For the Trevi Fountain, the Piazza Barberini and the National Gallery of Ancient Art, the Villa Borghese and the U.S. Embassy.
The Repubblica stop is near the Teatro dell’Opera, the Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri Church and Via Nazionale, one of Rome‘s best known shopping streets.
Termini is the point where metro line A and line B meet. It is the main railway station of the city and the departure and arrival point of the various airport buses. The main bus square, Piazza dei Cinquecento, is also found here.
Vittorio Emanuele is named for the biggest square of the city. It is also the stop closest to our Little Italy Bed and Breakfast.
Manzoni-Museo della Liberazione
The San Giovanni stop is named for the Basilica of Saint John Lateran. Here you can change onto metro line B. It is also from here that you take bus 218 to the Catacombs of St. Callixtus.
Re di Roma
The Ponte Lungo stop is a 5 to 10 minute walk from the Tuscolana railway station.
Colli Albani-Parco dell’Appia Antica
Arco di Travertino
Numidio Quadrato: This stop, just like the next three, is close to one of the entrances of the Parco degli Acquedotti.
Giulio Agricola: The line A Lost and Found office is inside this metro station.
Cinecittà: This stop is named for Italy’s answer to Hollywood.
Anagnina: The first/last stop on line A. The first train in the morning leaves this station at 05.30 and the last one at 23.30 (except on Fridays and Saturdays, when metro line A is open till 01.30. There are Cotral bus connections to Ciampino Airport and to several small towns south of Rome from here.