Castel Romano Shuttle Bus Services:
Over the years we have visited the Castel Romano designer outlet in Rome on many occasions and as can be seen from the comments and queries we’ve received, there’s been many questions asked about how to get to Castel Romano from Rome city centre.
Castel Romano Shuttle from Rome Termini Station
There is a daily shuttle service that leaves from the via Marsala exit of Rome Termini station, but one thing to be aware of is that the shuttle arrangements and departure location do change slightly every now and then.
When we first started using the Castel Romano shuttle service, it was a red Castel Romano branded bus. Then they changed it to a black Castel Romano branded bus. And on our latest visit (September 2012), they were using both a large white unbranded bus as well as the smaller black branded Castel Romano bus. So if you’re planning to take the Castel Romano shuttle, don’t be surprised if there are changes in arrangements. The main thing is that the shuttles do run and that approaching the departure time you will see others waiting for the bus.
Buying Your Ticket for the ShuttleFrom the via Marsala exit of Termini Station, cross the road and slightly to the left you’ll see a small non-descript booth, about the size of a phone box, with faded airport tickets sign on it. You must buy your shuttle ticket from this booth as tickets are not sold on the bus.
When you’ve purchased your ticket, cross back to the Termini Station exit and as you are crossing the road you’ll see a large pharmacy to your left. The Castel Romano shuttle departs from the parking spot in front of the pharmacy.
Close to the scheduled departure time, a man will appear with a cardboard with “Castel Romano” on it to gather people to the correct waiting spot and to check that you’ve bought your shuttle ticket. If you don’t have a ticket, he will direct you to the booth mentioned above.
During our September 2012 trip, they used a plain white bus, so it was handy that this man was on hand to confirm that this was the right bus to hop on. We caught the 12:30 shuttle to Castel Romano and it was packed with keen shoppers. There were people of all nationalities and a noticeable increase in Russian shoppers.
Changes at Castel Romano
The old signature white tents are no longer there and the Castel Romano complex is currently undergoing an expansion plan. By 2013, the complex will be larger and there will be more shops. We spent a few hours here and I was happy to buy a pair of yellow Feragamo sandals, and both Tony and I bought clothes from our favourite designers. We restrained our shopping here as we will be going to the Veneto designer outlet in a couple of weeks.
Castel Romano Bus from Piazza Risorgimento
If your hotel is in the vicinity of the Vatican, you can now catch the Castel Romano outlet bus that departs from Piazza Risorgimento. For more information see HERE.
Cost of Shuttle Bus Ticket:
The return fares are Euro 13 (as at September 2012) per person (adults), Euro 8 for children (aged 14 – 18) and free for children under 14 years old. The journey takes about 45 minutes and you’re dropped off right at the outlet entrance. The shuttle ticket entitles you to a Privilege Card for the day which gives you a further 10% discount at certain shops. This however does not apply to items that are “on promotion” or “on sale”.
The Castel Romano shuttle bus certainly is a much easier way to get to the outlet and the return trip is just as easy as the bus will be at the same spot where you are dropped off on arrival. Apart from the cost being half of that being charged by other providers, you also have more time at the outlet as there are a number of departure times from Castel Romano back to the city.
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Departure times from Termini Station:
Departure times from Castel Romano:
20:00 (In summer, the last departure is at 20:30. Confirm this with the driver on your forward journey to the outlet. Things do change in the Eternal city!)
Other Shuttle Services
From your Rome Hotel
If you prefer the convenience of being picked up from your Rome hotel, ask the concierge to ring +39 06 37350810 or +39 329 4317686 the day before your shopping trip to Castel Romano Designer Outlet, or in any event no later than 11 am on the day of the shopping trip. The cost of this service is 25 euros per person for a return ticket.
Shuttle Service from Piazza Barberini
To book this service call Castel Romano on +39 06 3234705 before 4 pm on the day before your shopping trip to the outlet.
The cost of this service is 21 euros per person for a round trip ticket.
From Monday to Thursday 2 trips per day:
- Departs from Piazza Barberini – 09:15 and 14:15 PM
- Departs from Castel Romano Designer Outlet – 13:00 and 18:00
On Saturdays and Sundays there is only 1 trip per day:
- Departs from Piazza Barberini departure – 09.15
- Departs from Castel Romano Designer Outlet departure 13:00