Getting Around Rome By Taxi

"Getting Around Rome By Taxi " submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 10th June 2011

Getting Around Rome By Taxi , Italy

Taxis in Rome are white or yellow, have an identification name and number on the front door and show a taximeter inside. They can be easily found in every part of the city in special taxi parkings, each parking having its own phone number. You can also call one of the many Radio Taxi companies: an operator will contact the nearest to you and tell you the name and number of the taxi thus allowing you to be sure it is the right one. The operator will also tell you in how many minutes it will reach your address.

Taxi Fares: Ordinary fares

Fixed charge:
Daytime (from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.): 2.33 euros
Sundays and holidays (from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.): 3.36 euros
Night (from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.): 4.91 euros

Supplement:
For every piece of luggage larger than 35x25x50 centimeters: 1.04 euros

Amount of each fare increment: 0.11 euros
Rate 1:
In-town (within G.R.A. ring road)
Cost per kilometer; 0.78 euros
Increment every 141 meters at speed of more than 20 km/hour

Rate 2:
Out-of-town (beyond G.R.A. ring road)
Cost per kilometer: 1.29 euros
Increment every 85.3 meters at speed of more than 20 km/hour*
* At speeds of less than 20 km/hour, increments are based on time (one every 19.2 seconds). Approximate cost for one hour: 20.66 euros

Taxi Fares: Collective fares

If at least 3 persons going to different destinations wish to take the same taxi, they can ask for the application of a collective fare. The amount shown on the meter is what each passenger owes.

Fixed charge:
Daytime (from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.): 0.93 euros
Sundays and holidays (from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.): 1.35 euros
Night (from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.): 1.97 euros

Supplement:
For every piece of luggage larger than 35x25x50 centimeters: 1.04 euros

Amount of each fare increment: 0.11 euros

Rate 3:
In-town (within G.R.A. ring road)
Cost per kilometer: 0.31 euros
Increment every 129 meters at speed of more than 20 km/hour

Rate 4:
Out-of-town (beyond G.R.A. ring road)
Cost per kilometer: 0.52 euros
Increment every 76.9 meters at speed of more than 20 km/hour*
* At speeds of less than 20 km/hour increments are based on time (one every 17.4 seconds). Approximate cost for one hour: 8.27 euros

Radio cabs

Radio cabs charge from the moment they are called, so it’s not uncommon to find them turning up with 5 or 6 euros already on the meter. The operator will tell you how long they are likely to be; it’s perfectly standard practice to turn down a cab if the time lapse sounds too great.

The main radio taxi cooperatives are:
Samarcanda: +39 06 5551; www.samaracanda.it
Cosmos: +39 06 8822
You can order up a Cooperativa Radiotaxi 3570 by calling tel. 06-3570, 06-4994, 06-6645, or 06-5551—but the meter begins running when the driver is dispatched.
La Capitale: +39 06 4994
Details about Radiotaxi 3570: http://www.3570.it/en.index.html

Airport Taxis

Taxis to and from Rome's two airports have fixed fares by regulation. Rome taxi fares to or from Ciampino Airport should be around €30, including luggage. From Fiumicino Airport about €40. Check in the widget above to get current prices.

Fake taxis
Official cabs are white, have a taxi sign mounted on the roof, have an insignia on the driver's door reading "Comune di Roma," have an official number and a meter. You want an official cab. Do not use the touts at Termini Station. Some private citizens dress up their cars to look like cabs. These people strategically locate themselves at airports and railway stations waiting for travelers. Beware of operators who don't display a licensed meter and ID. Use only authorized taxis (white vehicles with a taximeter) that are available in the arrivals areas of the terminals. Also, some airport employees may direct you to a 'Taxi' driver if you ask where you find them when you are inside the airport terminal. The 'Taxi' could end up being a Mercedes limo, costing you double the fare of a real taxi, and a tricky situation to get out of as your luggage is locked away in the limo's trunk.

Taxi Fare Calculator in Rome

Get an estimation of the cost of a taxi in Rome

Centre/Centro Passes
Most areas of the historic centre of Rome are restricted to local traffic. Residents and certain diplomatic vehicles are issued a “ZTL” pass which consists in a special electronic device or a square posterboard document, be displayed whenever driving in the restricted traffic zone. If you do not have either of these you must avoid the ZTL area which is roughly defined as bordered by Via Veneto, Via Nazionale, the Muro Torto and the Lungotevere. Municipal police are on duty at the entrances to the restricted areas and will turn away anyone without the proper documents. There are specific times when the centre may be entered.

RENTAL CARS

Renting a car in Rome is quite easy, it's the driving around that presents a problem! If you are in need of a car to move around the city or for other trips around the country with your family or friends and want to move freely without the hassle of public transit a rental car could be an alternative. Here are some where you can contact in advance:
Orange Limos Rome - Airport Transfers, Limo and chauffeur rental, Driving Tours and Wedding Services. Don't worry, the limos aren't really orange.
Rome Limousine Shuttle - Airport transfers, Air condtioned cars, Private Sightseeing Tours
Rome Shuttle - English speaking Airport Shuttle service from Fiumicino or Ciampino Airports to Rome and from Rome to Ciampino Airport.
Rome Limousine Service - Award winning Rome limousine hire company. English speaking. Day trips from Rome.
Rome Airport Shuttle - Rome airport shuttle is a service offering chauffeur driven vehicles with drivers specialized in the door-to-door transportation of passengers between the airports to the hotels of Rome.

Botticelle (Cab Stations)

The typical Roman cabs or "carrozzelle" are also called "botticelle" (small barrels) and can usually be found at:- Piazza S.Pietro- Piazzale del Colosseo- Piazza Venezia- Piazza Bocca della Verità- Piazza di Spagna- Piazza Navona- Piazza della Rotonda (Pantheon)- Piazza dei Crociferi (Fontana di Trevi).
Contact Botticelle (Cab Stations):
Associazione Vetturini Romani
Via Monte Testaccio, 23
Cell. 0039 347 0005732
Email: fabr...@yahoo.it

Where To Find Information:

To call for a taxi within Rome, try 06 3570, 06 4994, 06 6645, 06 551, or 06 8822. For further information and/or reporting of problems:
CHIAMAROMA 060606
DIPARTIMENTO VII - POLITICHE DELLA MOBILITÀ DEL COMUNE DI ROMA
VIA CAPITAN BAVASTRO, 94 - 00154 ROMA
Commission for Taxi Service Guarantee
Public Relations Office e-mail: mobi...@comune.roma.it
TAXI Office: 06671070844
More details about Rome Taxi fares and other services visit Rome Municipal Website: DIPARTIMENTO VII - POLITICHE DELLA MOBILITÀ DEL COMUNE DI ROMA
Aeroporti di Roma - ADR S.p.A. (Rome International Airport ): http://www.adr.it/static/en/portal/portal/adr/Fiumicino/Leonardo_da_vinc...
Car Parking: http://www.atac.roma.it/index.asp?p=23&i=15
To hire a car in the main train stations: http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=3d24438a5719a110VgnV...

Tips and Warnings:

Here some tips and warnings about the taxi transportation in the hope to be helpful to you. When you take a taxi to come to the hotel, wherever you are (airport, railway station, suburb or downtown), you should always ask in advance to the driver to drop you off in front of the hotel entrance and not to allow him to drop you off far away from the hotel. Some drivers will tell you that the street seems quite narrow and he won't be able to get to the hotel entrance, ...it is absolutely false! They are very "smart" and they perfectly know that when you are in front of the hotel, they cannot ask you for more money than a regular fare because if you have any doubt, before paying you can get to the hotel reception desk and ask the conçierge if the fare requested is right or not. So, it is better to pay some euros more and claim to get to the hotel entrance, avoiding the risk to pay much-much more and to feel bad for having been cheated!

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