From your knowledge of Rome city, what are possible candidates for Blablacar pick up points for a northbound transit? I mean the driver has no business to stop for in the city but is traveling from the south (e.g. Naples) to north (e.g. Florence or Bologna) via Autoroute A1.

A lot of passengers ask for the Termini station which is in the centre and requires a heavy deviation for the driver. I can see that Tiburtina railway station requires driver to detour via Autoroute A24 Rome city branch for approximately 10kms per branch. Drivers can choose Laurentina MB terminal station if they need to use the Inner Ring to proceed via SS1 Aurelia.

With this question I would like to ask for candidate places to passenger pick up or drop when driver is only transiting. Requirements are that places have to cause least possible burden to driver and public transport (car sharing included) must be available to the passenger. I have been looking at underground lines but I found no place closer to the toll barriers.

I hope there is a place in Rome that beats Tiburtina station in detour time, closer to the toll barrier.

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Actually, A1 passes east of Rome about 10 km out of the GRA (the outer highway ring), which itself circles Rome from quite outside. So, any point in the city proper already means quite a detour. As you pointed out, Tiburtina station is some of a least evil, since it is in the eastern part of Rome, at the point where the A24 enters the city. Have a look at the situation (but probably you've already done so) on Google Maps, at a scale where you see the GRA (A90) and the autoroute A1 (or E45).

Another possibility might be out of Anagnina station of metro, line A, which is very close to the GRA itself, southeast of the city.

[OP edit] I am providing a map of the detour Detour

  • Thanks for the map, which improves the answer, @usr-local-ΕΨΗΕΛΩΝ !
    – DaG
    Apr 13, 2018 at 10:01

Kudos to DaG for pointing out Anagnina which is great when you exit Rome South intersection and want to resume from A24/A1 intersection.

On the same path I have found Torre Spaccata station which looks like to be served both by train (from Termini line) and Metro C.

Following is detour map. For being a detour, driver can easily resume the journey without driving back from where he/she came from

Detour in Rome

  • Are you sure about Torre Spaccata being served by national or regional railways? I can't find anything about it neither on the Trenitalia website nor on web pages about the neighbourhood. And please recall that line C is presently unconnected with the other lines: you have to reach San Giovanni on line A, and then walk almost 1 km to Lodi station of line C.
    – DaG
    Apr 13, 2018 at 17:01
  • I looked closer and torre spaccata is a tram station. need to check whether (likely) the tram drives from termini station. so that it will be a good pickup point for tourists or people who don't know the city (like me) Apr 13, 2018 at 17:03

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