How to Reach Castel Sant Angelo 

Castel Sant’ Angelo, or “Holy Angel Castle,” was built in 185 as a mausoleum for Roman Emperor Hadrian. 

Castel Sant’Angelo, now a museum, features a rich history, Roman architectural splendor, and captivating artworks. 

Castel Sant’Angelo, is located in Lungotevere Castello, 50, 00193 Roma RM, Italy. Directions to Castel Sant Angelo.  

Remember to visit the terrace, which offers beautiful panoramic views of Rome. But the point is how to reach Castel Sant Angelo?

Castel Sant’Angelo can be reached by railway, bus, light rail, or car.

By Bus

Castel Sant’Angelo By Bus
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The closest stop to Castel Sant’Angelo is Piazza Pia, served by bus numbers 23, 271, 280, 62, or 982. 

A 5-minute walk will take you to Castel Sant’Angelo. Other choices include buses 40, 34, 49, 87, 926, 990, and 46.

By train

If you are coming from another region of Italy, you will most likely arrive at Roma Termini, the central railway station. 

Take the train to Roma San Pietro, which is a 22-minute walk from Castel Sant’Angelo.

By light rail

Take train #19 to Castel Sant’Angelo. The first train will get you there at 7.27 am, while the last will arrive at 3.15 am. 

The nearest station, Risorgimento/S. Pietro is a 12-minute walk away.

By metro

Castel Sant’Angelo By Metro
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Take Metro line A to Lepanto station, a 17-minute drive from Castel Sant’Angelo. 

You can also alight at Ottaviano. It is a 16-minute walk from here. Turn right onto Lungotevere Castello from Piazza Adrianna.

By Car

Unfortunately, there is no parking on the property for those driving to Castel Sant’Angelo. However, there are a few paid parking choices nearby.

Parking space

Parking space
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Castel Sant’Angelo is not in a congested region. The Prati neighborhood has plenty of parking houses, the most convenient of which is Piazza Cavour, located 200 meters from Castel Sant’Angelo.

Properzio Garage Car Park

Garage Properzia Cark Park is only 600 meters away. However, it would help if you left your keys in the parking lot. 

Daily from 7 am to 7 pm

Price per hour: €5.

Gran Meliá- Gianicolo

Gran Meliá – Gianicolo, located around 10 minutes (587 m) from Castel Sant’Angelo, is a convenient option for people who want to combine their Castel Sant’Angelo visit with a tour of the Vatican.

Monday through Friday, 7 am to 10 pm. Weekends from 7 am to 7 pm.

Price per hour: €3

The Prati Parking Park

The Prati Parking Park
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The Prati Car Park is roughly 700 meters from Castel Sant’Angelo and close to Piazza del Risorgimento and Vatican City.

Monday through Saturday, 6 am to 1.30 am. Sundays and holidays from 6 am to 11 am and 6 pm to 1.30 am.

Price per hour: €30 for an unlimited day pass.

After learning how to get to Castel Sant Angelo, you can choose between the Castel Sant Angelo tickets according to your preferences. 

Whether you opt for the metro, buses, trams, or taxis, the journey to this iconic fortress-turned-museum is filled with anticipation and excitement.


What are the many routes to Castel Sant’Angelo?

The castle can be reached by automobile, bus, train, tram, or metro. Consider the simplicity of access.

Are there parking facilities at Castel Sant’Angelo?

There are no parking spaces available at Castel Sant’Angelo. However, numerous reasonably priced paid parking lots are within a 10-minute walk.

What is the distance between St Peter’s Basilica and Castel Sant’Angelo?

The Castel Sant’Angelo is barely 140 meters away from St Peter’s Basilica. The walk between these two attractions will only take you 9 minutes.

Is Castel Sant’Angelo near the Vatican?

Yes, it is only 1.5 kilometers from Vatican City. 

An 800-meter-long secret passage called the Passetto di Borgo connects the Vatican City to the Castel Sant’Angelo.

How do I get to Castel St Angelo?

Only one main entrance to Castel Sant’Angelo is located on one end of the Tiber Bridge. 

You can purchase your Castel Sant Angelo entry ticket online to avoid lines at the ticket counter. 

What is the closest metro to Castel St Angelo?

Lepanto and Ottaviano are the closest Metro stations to Castel Sant’Angelo. These are both stops on line A. 

If you’re taking the bus, the best stop is Piazza Pia, which is only a few minutes walk from your destination.

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