Taxis in Rome are better than their reputation. Here you can find out what you should consider when taking a taxi in Rome and what alternatives are available.
Rome airport taxis
Fixed prices apply for travel between the airports and destinations within the city walls. Nevertheless, the taximeter must always be on.
Fiumicino taxi price
The prices of the public Roman taxis for the journey from Fiumicino Airport to Rome and vice versa are regulated.
They are for a maximum of 4 people with luggage:
- City center within the city walls (Mure Aureliane) 48 Euro
- Fair exhibition center 25 Euro
- Parco dei Medici 30 Euro
- Ostiense train station 45 Euro
- Tiburtina station 55 Euro
- Ciampino airport 50 Euro
- Port Civitavecchia 120 Euro
- For the rest of the city taximeter prices apply. The maximum price of areas within the ring road (Grande Raccordo Anulare) to Fiumicino airport is 70 Euro
Ciampino taxi price
The prices from Ciampino Airport are also regulated. These are the amounts to the following destinations:
- City center within the city walls (Mura Aureliane) 30 Euro
- Ostiense train station 30 Euro
- Tiburtina train station 35 Euro
- Fiumicino airport 50 Euro
- For the rest of the city, the taximeter prices apply.
Tickets at a glance
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In Rome, usually you can not stop a taxi directly on the street. You must either order it or you have to go to a taxi stand.
Taxis in Rome start to calculate the travel costs from the reservation. Once the taxi is booked, the driver turns on his taximeter and starts driving. If he arrives to pick you up, you will already find an amount on the taximeter due to this drive. This amount can also be quite substantial depending on the traffic situation and the place of departure of the driver and must be paid in any case.
Also if you use the app Mytaxi, you have to pay for the taxi to the place of pickup.
Most of the time, however, the Romans book by phone. +39 063570 and +39 064994 are the largest taxi offices in Rome. The Cooperative Samarcanda +39 065551 gives particular importance to quality and well-equipped vehicles.
If you are in the center and want to go somewhere quickly, go to the nearest taxi stand. They are located in the larger squares, Piazza del Popolo, Spanish Steps, Piazza San Silvestro, Piazza Barberini, Piazza Navona, Piazza Venezia. At the Vatican, taxis are either directly on St. Peter’s Square or in Piazza del Risorgimento, in Trastevere at the Tiber bridges, on Via Veneto at the intersection with Via Boncompagni.
Taxi prices in Rome
The basic fee at the start of the journey is 3 euros, on Sundays and public holidays 4.50 euros and at night (10 p.m. – 6 a.m.) 6.50 euros.
The fare increases with distance. Up to 10 kilometers 1.10 euros per kilometer (tariff T1), for the next 10 kilometers 1.30 euros per kilometer (tariff T2) and each additional kilometer 1.60 euros. If the taxi stops or drives slower than 20 km / h, an hourly rate of 27 euros is charged.
Luggage surcharge: the first suitcase is free, each additional suitcase in the size of 25X35x50cm costs 1 €.
Women taxis at night
The taxi center 3570 offers a preferred service for women. The number is 06-35701 at night from 1 to 5 a.m. The taxi should be there faster and the driver waits after the lady gets out until she has reached her front door.
Taxis in Rome for the disabled
The radio taxi 3570 also offers special vehicles for handicapped accessible transport at no extra charge. The normal taxi tariff is valid. The usual fixed prices apply for trips to the airports or the port of Civitavecchia, but you should reserve the taxi a few days in advance.
Telephone number: +39 063570
Whether Rome, Istanbul or New York, fraudulent taxi drivers can unfortunately be found everywhere. I also met Italians who were ripped off in Rome.
Important! Take only regular white taxis. They are distinguished by a taxi sign as well as an identification mark. Make a note of the identification mark! It consists of a name and a number, for example Moon 11.
A popular trick is to spend a 50 euro bill for a tens. You give the driver 50 euros and he claims you gave him 10. You pay better with credit card and tell the driver before the start of the journey. Check the amount of the credit card payment before signing the receipt or entering the PIN.
Limousine with chauffeur
The chauffeur service has some advantages.
The driver will wait for you punctually at the agreed time or he will pick you up, the fare has been agreed and paid for in advance, the cars are well-maintained and comfortable. You can also order the driving service by the hour for a sightseeing tour of the city or for a trip to one of the outlets or the amusement parks outside the city.
The driving service is an official service. The vehicles have an “NCC” badge. It stands for “noleggio con conducente”, which means rental with a driver.