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“Never again, really - just dont bother!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Trambus Open

Trambus Open
Ranked #176 of 221 Transportation in Rome
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Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Never again, really - just dont bother!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

We paid €20 for a two day travel journey for a bus with wet, hard plastic chairs, terrible customer service and a schedule that was never adhered to.
The main reason we chose this company was because the bus comes every 15 minutes, though it is rarely the case. Sometimes you may wait up to 20, 30 minutes and worst of all, in the bus stops proceeding the Termini, be prepared to wait for a few buses to go past as most would be so full it wont take all the passengers that have been waiting at the stop.
Also you are made to change the bus at Termini, which is an inconvenience with two seniors and one baby!
Also the audioguide did not work, bus was quite dirty with wet seats, staff were so absolutely unhelpful, really the whole thing was an embarrassment for me as the holiday organiser!
Dont bother unless you really have to! You see so much more walking within the centre of rome, as these buses really cant access the majority of the alleyways in the city centre.

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“Nowhere near as bad as the negative reviews make out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2012

This bus route seems to get a lot of bad reviews, and so we were worried after booking a 72 hour hop-on-hop-off ticket online. However, for us the experience was a good one. The route took us past many of the famous sights (e.g. Colosseum, Vatican City etc.); it was only ever a short wait whenever we needed one, and they were running into the evening late enough for us to get back to our hotel.

Some comments have an element of truth - a few staff were not always as polite as you might expect in some other countries, and on the Green Archeobus some of the headphone ports were not working. However, these were not serious issues and if we had decided not to take this bus we would really have missed out on a great way to see the city and a convenient form of tourist transport.

Visited September 2012
4 Thank John G
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“the best idea! great bus. great way to see rome!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

my husband and i love to travel, but we've never given in to an on/off bus. they seem so... touristy:) we're in our 20's, and are pretty fit. that being said, this was the best decision we made in rome!! i'm currently pregnant, and after 3 days in paris and 1 in rome, my body was begging me to stop walking so much! our hotel was 2 minutes from the termini, so we walked over in the morning. we bought a 2 day pass, and loved every minute. the headphones didn't work some of the time... and the drivers were a little crazy... not to mention the route was NEVER the same any of the 5 times we rode, but you couldn't beat that breeze from the top floor! the stops were frequent enough, and this company seemed like the most frequent of them all. it was the perfect way to see the streets, get your bearings, and just enjoy the sights. we even saw enough of the colosseum from the top of the bus that we saved the $40 and just enjoyed riding and strolling the streets. this comes HIGHLY recommended!!

Visited September 2012
3 Thank amkopp
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

A group of about 22 people took the bus in Via de la conciliazione 38 in Rome, Italy. The bus, had no air conditioned and when we ask one of the staffers, she said to open the windows. The earphones did not work and we told the motorist we wanted to get off at Piaza di Venezia and he never complied with our request. Since we did not know Rome, we had to get off very far. Also, the bus was pretty filthy and the operators very rude. Horrible experience.

Visited August 2012
Thank gachy1
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Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't use 110 Hop on hop off bus in Rome!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Awful experience. Unhelpful staff and the headphones did not work! Staff more interested in talking and flirting with each other. Felt the driver was not concentrating on the road. As paying customers we were an inconvenience!

Visited July 2012
5 Thank Caroline T
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