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A Taxi In Rome Is Easy To Find With This Travel Guide

Getting a taxi in Rome can be done confidently with this travel guide that shows the costs, operating hours and how to call a taxi while avoiding the scams.

Taxi In Rome - Termini Station

Termini Taxi Stand

Getting a taxi in Rome doesn’t need to be difficult and if you follow these questions there would be no reason to avoid using the Rome taxi services. It is an affordable option, especially compared to major US cities and other capitals around Europe. Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about getting a taxi in Rome, Italy.

How Easy Is It To Get A Taxi In Rome?

There are taxi stands at major points around Rome, for example outside of Termini Station and in Piazza Venezia that have good availability. You can also call a local number for a taxi from anywhere in the city, and there are a few apps that can also get you a taxi in only a few minutes.

Is It Expensive To Take A Taxi In Rome?

In my opinion, it is not very expensive to take a taxi in Rome as compared to other major US and European cities. There are a lot of restrictions in place by the taxi service to protect visitors to the city and best of all, there are fixed rates for common rides to and from the airports that minimize the risk of getting scammed.

What Taxi App Should I Use In Rome?

There are (at least) four different apps you can use to manage your taxi use. Of the ones I have familiarity with are these:

  • Chiama Taxi Utente App – This app is recommended by the Rome tourism board on their website. You can download the Chiama Taxi Utente App from Google Play or the App Store. This App allows data entry via touch, GPS identification of your position, and then direct voice contact with the nearest taxi.

  • itTaxi – On the side of the taxis you will see a sign suggesting this app. You can easily call for a taxi and pay from within the app, with an additional fee. 

  • FREE NOW – This app is similar to the itTaxi app listed above. You can book a taxi and pay within the app for your convenience.

  • Uber – This is not the standard Uber service in Rome because there are only UberBLACK, UberLUX, and UberVAN options, which are expensive. As of 2022, you can use the app to call for a municipal taxi, and use the app to pay, but it isn’t the typical Uber service you might be expecting.

How Much Does It Cost To Travel By Taxi In Rome?

There is a combination of fees that will determine your final cost. There is an initial fixed fee:

  • Weekdays (from 6:00 am to 10 pm): €3.00

  • Sundays and public holidays (from 6:00 am to 10 pm): €5.00

  • Nights (from 10 pm to 6 am); €7.00

There is also a progressive fee that increases the longer the ride while the taxi is moving that ranges from €1.14/km up to €1.66/km. When you are stopped or moving slowly in traffic traveling less than 20km/hr, the cost is €28/hr.

Taxi In Rome - Convenient Stands

Taxis Stands Near Popular Sites

How Do You Call A Cab In Rome?

Getting a taxi in Rome is different from standing in the road and hailing a cab, like you would see in NYC. Hailing from the street is not typically done, but you might get lucky and one might stop for you, but don’t rely on that. Your best bet is to call for a cab from the local number: 060609. Expect that they will only be speaking in Italian.

How Much Is A 30 Minute Taxi Ride In Rome?

If you aren’t moving in heavy traffic, you can expect the fee to be around €14 for 30 minutes, but fees for when you are actually moving have a number of determining factors, like what day/hour you are traveling, how far the trip is, how many passengers there are and how much baggage you are portaging.

How Does The Taxi Service Work In Rome?

Taxis licensed by the Rome City Council are white and have a sign bearing the word “TAXI” on their roofs. The symbol of the Rome City Council is clearly visible on the front doors and the license inside the back left.

There may be other vehicles driven by unauthorized drivers (colloquially known as ‘gypsy’ cabs) that should be avoided because they are more risky and the fare could be a great deal higher. You should always go to a taxi stand or call for one by telephone.

How Much Does A Taxi In Rome Cost For 20Km?

There are a number of variables that influence how much your taxi ride will cost, like what day/hour you are traveling, how far the trip is, how many passengers there are and how much baggage you are portaging. If you are looking for a very rough estimate, I would suggest €30 is a rough estimate for a 20km ride.

How To Pay For A Taxi In Rome?

You have a number of options for paying for your taxi ride. You can pay cash, you can use your credit card and if you use one of the apps available, like: Chiama Taxi Utente AppitTaxi or FREE NOW, you can pay with a credit card through the app.

How Do I Find A Taxi In Rome?

Taxis can be found at designated taxi stands throughout the city, like at Fiumiucino Airport, Piazza Venezia and at Largo Torre Argentina. Here is the complete list of taxi stands:

  • Largo Torre Argentina (Between Pantheon And Trastevere)

  • Piazza Fiume (Villa Borghese)

  • Piazza Venezia

  • Piazza G. Belli (Trastevere)

  • Piazzale Ostiense

  • Piazza S.Silvestro (Trevi Fountain)

  • Piazza dei Cinquecento (Termini Station)

  • Piazzale della Stazione Tiburtina

  • Metro A – Anagnina

  • Piazzale della Stazione del Lido (Ostia)

  • Piazza Risorgimento (Vaticano)

Taxi In Rome - Know The Stands

Know Where To Catch A Taxi

Are Taxis Available At The Airports In Rome?

Like most major cities around the world, you can find taxis readily available at the Fiumicino and Ciampino airports in Rome. There are well indicated taxi stands outside the terminals that have fixed rates for travel into the center of the city.

Are Taxis In Rome Metered, Or Do They Have Fixed Fares?

Taxis in Rome are both metered with progressive fees where the fare is calculated based on the distance traveled and time taken, as well as fixed rate trips. Here is the list of fixed rate fares, which includes taking a Taxi from Rome airports to the city:

To/From Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to within the Aurelian Walls€50
To/From Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Castello della Magliana€31
To/From Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Nuova Fiera di Roma Exhibition Center€26
To/From Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Ciampino Airport€52
To/From Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Tiburtina Station€57
To/From Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Ostiense Station€47
To/From Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Port of Civitavecchia€125
To/From Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to within the Aurelian Walls€31
To/From Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Fiumicino Airport€52
To/From Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Tiburtina Station€36
To/From Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) to Ostiense Station€31
To/From Ostia Lido Centro to Fiumicino Isola Sacra€21
To/From Ostia Lido Centro to the town of Fiumicino€26
To/From Ostia Lido Centro to Fiumicino Airport€24

Are There Additional Charges For Luggage Or Extra Passengers In Taxis?

Yes, there are additional charges for luggage or extra passengers in taxis. The first piece of luggage is free of charge, but there is an additional €1.00 charge for each successive piece of baggage measuring more than 35x25x50cm. For more than 4 passengers, there is a €1.00 charge from the fifth passenger onwards.

Do Rome Taxi Drivers Speak English?

It is possible to find taxi drivers in Rome who may speak English, but there is no guarantee. You should have your destination written down, available on your phone or use a translation app to communicate effectively.

Is It Customary To Tip Taxis In Rome?

Tipping is not mandatory, in fact it is uncommon, but it is always appreciated. If you get help with your bags, you should strongly consider a little extra, like €1 per bag, but if the driver simply sits in the car and pops the trunk, don’t worry about it and save the money for a gelato.

Can I Pre-Book A Rome Taxi?

Yes, you can pre-book a taxi by calling a taxi at the Rome taxi phone number: 060609 or by using one of the apps, like: Chiama Taxi Utente AppitTaxi or FREE NOW. Doing this will help ensure your taxi will be waiting for you when you need it most.

What Are The Typical Taxi Operating Hours In Rome?

Taxis in Rome are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You should be aware that fares are higher during late-nights, early-mornings, holidays and weekends.

taxi in rome - Taxi Stand

Taxis Available Around Rome

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