"Visiting the Vatican by public transport" Vatican City Transportation Tip by SWFC_Fan
Vatican City Transportation: 39 reviews and 35 photos
Vatican City is located a short distance to the west of Rome city centre.
During our visit in October 2012, we stayed in a hotel on Via Cola di Rienzo and were able to walk to St Peter's Square and the Basilica in around 10 minutes.
However, even if you are staying in the centre of Rome, the Vatican can easily be visited by using public transport.
The closest Metro station to St Peter's Square is Ottaviano San Pietro which is located on Line A (the red line) and is just 6 stops (around 10 minutes) from Termini station. Ottaviano San Pietro station is located to the north of the Vatican and is around a 10 minute walk from St Peter's Square.
If you're visiting the Vatican Museums, then the next stop along the Metro line (Cipro-Musei Vaticani) is the most convenient one.
The closest train station to the Vatican is Rome San Pietro which is located a short distance to the south of the Vatican.
We noticed lots of tour buses parked up along Via della Conciliazione, the road that directly leads to St Peter's Square.
When we first arrived in Rome, we caught an airport bus that advertised a drop off in the "Vatican area". This turned out to be on Via Crescenzio, close to Piazza Cavour, about 15-20 minutes walk east of St Peter's Square.