Rome Bus Tours

See the Eternal City's legendary landmarks on our Hop-on, Hop-off Rome Big Bus Tour!

Adult tickets from €26.40
Service: tours operating daily!
Big Bus Tours at the Colosseum in Rome

Why Book a Rome Tour

Our Rome bus tours provide the perfect introduction to the city and the best photo opportunities of iconic landmarks from the top deck.

Hop on and discover your destination, hop off to explore more for as long as you like!

  • Open-Top Buses

  • See all the Top Landmarks

  • Pre-recorded Commentary

  • Free Mobile App

  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Private Hires

  • Digital Walking Tours

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Big Bus Tours coming through tunnel in Rome
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Man on board Big Bus Tours Rome Bus
Piazza Navona Fountain in Rome

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24 Hours What's included
  • 24h hop on, hop off
  • Tickets valid on Big Bus & ORP buses
  • Free Digital Walking Tours
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
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  • Red Route
Essential Ticket

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48 Hours What's included
  • 48h hop on, hop off
  • Tickets valid on Big Bus & ORP buses
  • Free Digital Walking Tours
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
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  • Red Route
Explore Ticket

Explore Ticket

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72 Hours What's included
  • 72h hop on, hop off
  • Tickets valid on Big Bus & ORP buses
  • Free Digital Walking Tours
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
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  • Red Route
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Catacombs Tour Package

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1 Day What's included
  • Catacombs & Appian Way bus tour
  • Catacombs of San Sebastiano guided tour
  • Appian Way digital audio-guide
  • Fully Flexible Bus Ticket (free date change)
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  • Catacombs Circuit - Purple Route
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View of Roman Forum in Rome

Our Rome Bus Tour Route

Our bus tours operate over a route with stops near all the must-see Rome landmarks and attractions.

More About Routes
Red Route

Our daytime sightseeing tour of Rome showcases the 'Eternal City' in all its glory.

  • Operates 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Frequency: 28 min
  • No. of Stops 8
Purple Route

Discover the landmarks of the historic Appian Way.

  • Frequency: 1h 30 min (approx.)
  • No. of Stops 7
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Big Bus Tours Rome passing Altare Della Patria
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Woman photographing Colosseum from Big Bus Tours Rome top deck

FAQs

Do I need to choose a date for my tour?
Yes – when you book, you will need to select the date you’d like to hop on the bus. If you’re touring with us for more than one day, your ticket must be used across consecutive days, and the date you select at time of booking should be the first day of your tour. Some tours also require you to select a time of travel, to secure your seat. If your ticket has extra inclusions, you may also need to book dates and times for these inclusions after your purchase is complete via our Booking Portal. For more information, please see the instructions on your booking confirmation email.
What time does the tour start and how often do the buses run?
Our service operates daily. See our Service Information page for tour schedule information and notices. Alternatively, you can check times with a Big Bus Tours team member, or contact us with any questions.
Is the commentary available in my language?
Educational and informative pre-recorded commentary is available on board all buses. Tune in via complimentary headphones to learn secrets and stories about the rich history of Rome, its famous inhabitants, dazzling architecture and vibrant culture.
Commentary is available in the following languages:
  • English
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German

Your complimentary headphones are distributed when you board the bus. They are brand new and you are welcome to keep them! Alternatively, please feel welcome to use your own wired headphones with a jack connector.
Where can I buy a ticket for the tour?
You can purchase tickets on this website, or from a member of our Big Bus street sales team, or at any of our two kiosks (one is located at Termini station and the other is located at the Colosseum), or from our trusted merchant partners.
How do I redeem my ticket?
Simply show your ticket to a Big Bus Tours staff member at one of our stops or aboard the bus. They'll issue you a receipt that you'll be able to use to hop on the bus throughout the validity of your ticket.
Tell me about Big Bus Tours Rome
Big Bus Tours offers entertaining sightseeing tours of Rome on open-top double-decker buses. You'll pass famous landmarks like the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, Piazza Venezia, Vatican City, and more, with stops located nearby so you can hop off the bus to explore them at your own pace. During the tour, you can tune in to pre-recorded commentary, which is available in a variety of languages.

Who We Are

The largest operator of open-top sightseeing bus tours. Fuelling the spirit of adventure around the world, helping millions explore each year.