There is an access regulation scheme in Rome called tour bus system.
There is also the possibility of emergency measures on days with extreme pollution, particularly in the winter. Options include banning alternating number plates, or a ban all vehicles. Notification is by the local press.
The minimum Euro standard for tourist busses is Euro 2 with particulate filter, Euro 3 with particulate filter and Euro 4 or later.
From January 2019 the minimum standard for tourist busses is Euro 3 with particulate filter and Euro 4 or later.
From January 2021 the minimum Euro standard is Euro 4 with particulate filter.
If a coach (tourist bus) wants to enter Rome, a daily pass has to be bought. The coach pass system for Rome is very complex and the price depends on
There is a discount of 50% for electric and LPG and methan powered coaches.
Tourist busses (coaches)
Permits for ZTL1 and / or ZTL2 : for the day or a year:
Permit for Vatican Area (only Wednesday, Sunday and special events). There is only a limited number of permits available, either valid from morning to 13:30 or 13:30 until evening. Each permit is associated with a parking lot and areas where you can drop off or pick up.
How much does my permit cost?
In January, February and August permit cost is reduced by 20% for daily permits.
Vehicles for the transport of disabled: 10% reduction.
Electric vehicles, LPG and methan get a 50% discount.
If a permit for morning and afternoon is bought, the afternoon one will be reduced by 20% in cost.
No reductions for Permit G.
Euro 2 and Euro 3 with filter have to pay 60% more!
violet area is ZTL 2 and orange area inside is ZTL 1
yellow numbers are the short stopping points (15 minutes)
violet numbers are parking points for 2 hours maximum
blue numbers are long term parking spots You can find all parking places listed on the larger map, click here.
There is a discount for daily passes bought online here.
Here you find a Manual to the Virtual Counter.
For more information in English how to enter the vatican by tourist bus see here.
Yes, are affected.
Camera enforced and 'Roma Servizi per la Mobilità' is carrying out random checks on the tour busses coming to Rome.
Remember that for a counterfeit permit, in addition to a fine, they shall provide simultaneous notification to the Legal Authorities. All the information about sanctions and enforcement activities.
The fine for entering without valid permit is 500€. Further suspensions are possible.
Pullman turistici, tour bus system