Taxi in Rome
Taxi in Rome has reasonable rates which mostly depend on the traffic. You can take a taxi at one of the city's taxi stands, call for it by phone (costs more), or order it via one of the mobile apps. But remember that on the streets, outside official taxi stands, licensed drivers stops very rarely and, most likely, will just ignore your signals. Taxicabs licensed by Rome City Council are white and have a sign bearing the word “TAXI” on their roof. If you arrive at a taxi stand and there are no taxicabs, you can wait there because cars will turn up soon.
Phone number of the official taxi in Rome is 060609.
- When you get a taxi, make sure the taxi meter is switched on time you started your ride.
- If you take the official taxi, you don’t need to tip. However, no one minds if you will decide to do it.
- At both Termini train station and Fiumicino airport you will meet many people asking if you need a taxi. You should better ignore them and take a white metered taxi or to order a private transfer in advance.
- One hour waiting time is 27 euro.
- Always ask about the receipt with details of the journey. In a controversial situation, you can use the bill and write the complaint to the Commune of Rome: to save the form of complaint, choose “Modulo reclamo taxi inglese”.
- It is not the best idea to use Uber service in Rome because it is rather expensive.
- One of the easiest way to order a taxi in Rome - by using a mobile app, such as MyTaxi. The app allows you to order a taxi without speaking Italian and it always tracks the route.
Main Taxi Stands in Rome
- Largo Torre Argentina (between Pantheon & Trastevere),
- Piazza Fiume (Villa Borghese),
- Piazza Venezia, Piazza G. Belli (Trastevere),
- Piazzale Ostiense,
- Piazza S.Silvestro (Fontana di Trevi),
- Piazza dei Cinquecento (Termini Station),
- Piazzale della Stazione Tiburtina,
- Metro A Anagnina,
- Piazzale della Stazione del Lido (Ostia),
- Piazza Risorgimento (Vatican)
Costs for Taxi to/from the Airports in Rome
Technically, there is a fixed price from Ciampino and Fiumicino airports to the city center or vice versa, which is 30 euro from/to Ciampino airport and 48 euro from/to Fiumicino airport and drivers cannot charge more from you. However, there can be surprises, and you should better clarify the price before taking a taxi.
All official taxis of Rome have POS machines, according to the law. So, you should be able to pat with a credit card. Moreover, there is a chance that you won’t be able to pay with American Express, which is unpopular in Italy because of high fees.