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Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Once in Rome, Getting to Vatican City

From ATAC (Rome's public transportation company):

From Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci Airport: The trains of the regional railway Fr1 lead to the Trastevere station where one can take the trains of the Fr3 up to the San Pietro railway station; the Leonardo Express still provides the direct connection to Termini Rail Station, where one can commute to the subway A-line up to the station of “Ottaviano-San Pietro”.

From Ciampino Airport: The connection to the subway A-line at Anagnina is granted by the overland buses of Cotral. The nighttime works on the A-line of the roman subway have been suspended: the trains run regularly until 11:30 p.m., like those of the B-line.

Four extra shuttle buses have been added, leading to the Vatican starting from Termini Rail Station: Runs through Piazzale Ostiense, Piazzale Flaminio and Piazza dei Giureconsulti. They run without interruption 24 hours a day, like the buses of the lines 40 Express, 62 and 64. Other twelve lines, as well as eleven night buses, have increased their frequencies. These are the ordinary public transport lines leading to the Vatican area: tramway 19 as well as the buses 30 Express, 34, 46, 46B, 62, 64, 81, 8, 98, 115, 116, 224, 571, 590 (this line is served with special buses for disabled people and follows the route of the A-line of the Metropolitana), 628, 881, 913, 926, 982, 990 and 999.

Night buses: Besides the four special shuttle lines and the 40 Express, the 62 and the 64, the 40N and the 55N cover the routes of the two subway lines and the following busses lead to the Vatican area: 29N, 30N, 45N, 78N and 99N.

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