Where is the Colosseum? Location, How To Get There And Best Transport Options

The Colosseum was built on a what was once a large, artificial lake within the complex of the Domus Aurea by Vespian. The aim was to reclaim the land that Nero had taken from the people to construct an extravagant pleasure palace was reclaimed by Vespasian. Find out exactly where the Colosseum is located in Rome so you can plan your visit better.

Where is the Colosseum located?

Address - Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM.

The Roman Colosseum is the largest ancient amphitheatre ever to be built and stands right in the center of Rome, Italy.

Closest landmarks - Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum.

Getting to the Colosseum by public transport

By bus
By metro
By tram

Travel time: 10 to 12 minutes from Roma Termini

  • Lines 38 and 75 depart from the northern regions of Rome. From the south, buses 175 and 271 take you to the Colosseum.
  • Colosseum has its own bus stop at Piazza del Colosseo, right in front of the entrance.
  • Other bus options are numbers 3, 8 40, 60, 23, 30, 85, 87, 117, 810, and 870.
  • Tickets can be bought in tobacco shops and newspaper stands and are priced at €1.50 and are valid for about 75 minutes.
  • A day pass is economical if you are going around the city and it costs €6.

Travel time: 5 minutes from Roma Termini

  • The landmark has its own metro station, Colosseo, and on reaching there you'll find yourself right in front of Flavio’s Amphitheatre.
  • The metro system in Rome is pretty easy to understand. Out of the 3 lines: A, B, and C, the Colosseo station is situated on line B.
  • Board a train on this line either from Roma Termini or any other station across the city.
  • If you do not want to switch lines, you can drop off at the nearest stations which are just about 15-20 minutes from the Colosseum entrance.

Travel time: 2 to 4 minutes from Roma Termini

  • Trams are also a viable option if you want to reach the Colosseum from around the City of Rome.
  • Just board the trams in line 3 or 8. The Piazza del Colosseo tram stop is located right outside the Colosseum.
  • You can buy your tram tickets at any newspaper stand, tobacco shop, or metro station. Once stamped, a ticket is valid for 100 minutes.
  • If you are caught with either an invalid ticket or no ticket at all, you can be fined up to €100.

Getting to the Colosseum by car

Driving route
Parking facilities

Travel time: 10 minutes from Roma Termini

The Colosseum is right in the center of Rome. The saying "All roads lead to Rome" quite literally applies in this city as "All roads lead to the Colosseum".

  • If you are driving from Roma Termini, head southwest on Piazza Dei Cinquecento and take a right turn onto Via Giovanni Giolitti.
  • Make the next left onto Via Cavour and another left onto Via degli Annibaldi. St Annibaldi slightly turns leftward and becomes Via Nicola Salvi.
  • Follow the Via Celio Vibenna and it'll take you right to the Colosseum entrance.
  • Driving also gives you an opportunity to explore other monuments like the Pantheon, Roman Forum, Domus Aurea, etc. on your way by taking slight detours.
Parking Facilities

You can avail of paid parking facilities near the Colosseum. But keep in mind that these garages are always busy and finding a spot might be quite a task.

Which is the best way to get to the Colosseum?

  • Budget-friendly: Metro and buses/trams are budget-friendly options. You can purchase tickets in any metro station, newspaper stand or tobacco shop for just €1.50. Taking daily passes if you are sightseeing in Rome is also economical and convenient. Buses run from 05:30 AM to 12:00 AM, while night buses run from 12:00 AM to 05:30 AM.
  • Fastest option: Reaching the Colosseum via the metro is the fastest and also an economical option. It takes just about 2 to 4 minutes from Roma Termini to reach the Colosseo station. Rome metro runs from 05:30 AM to 11:30 PM between Sunday to Thursday; on Friday and Saturday, the metro runs till 01:30 AM.  

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Frequently asked questions about Colosseum location

Where is the Colosseum located?

The Colosseum is located in the center of Rome, at Piazza del Colosseo. Its official address is Piazza del Colosseo, 1, 00184 Roma RM.

What are the different ways to get to the Colosseum?

There are 3 public transport options: Buses, trams, and metro. All these options are quick and easy on the pocket. The Colosseum is well connected with its own bus stop and a metro station.

What is the easiest way to the Colosseum?

The metro is the easiest, fastest and the most convinient way to reach the Colosseum. Take the line B towards the Colosseo station. From Roma Termini, it takes only about 2 to 4 minutes to reach the Colosseum.

What is the closest metro station to the Colosseum?

The Colosseo station on line B is the closest metro station. In line A, Manzoni is the closest and San Giovanni station is the closest on line A

What bus route will go to the Colosseum?

Bus numbers 3, 8, 30, 40 60, 75, 38, 87, 810 and 870 go to the Piazza del Colosseo stop.

What tram line should I take to reach the Colosseum?

Take tram lines 3 and 8 to the Piazza del Colosseo.

Are there parking facilities at the Colosseum?

The Colosseum does not provide parking facilities but you can make use of paid parking garages within a kilometer range from the monument.