Taxi rates in Rome are legally established. Depending on the speed at which you travel, you pay per hour or per distance covered. There are fixed prices to and from the city’s airports and some other destinations.
Taxis in Rome
Official taxis in Rome are white, have a taximeter and must have an identification number on the door. This number usually consists of the name of the city with a number (Roma11 or Pisa28 for example).
Within Rome itself, you will probably only need a taxi after midnight, when the subway is no longer in use and the number of buses has been reduced to no more than once per hour. During the day you will be better off if you use the Roman public transport system or just walk.
It is not customary in Rome to hail taxis (a taxi driver once told me that this is because Romans are too lazy for that.) so don’t be surprised if you are ignored. There are taxi ranks close to most Roman tourist attractions.
At the airports and at the central station you will often be addressed by men (usually with a bunch of keys in hand) who will offer you a taxi. In general it is not advisable to go into this.
Rome taxi fares
The following rates are valid from 11 June 2012. Please make sure that the driver turns on the meter at departure (except for special destinations where a fixed price applies, see below). Within the city limits this tariff applied is 1, outside the city the tariff is 2.
- Working days: Flat rate at departure (07.00 – 22.00 hours) Euro 3,00
- Sundays and holidays: Flat rate at departure (07.00 – 22.00) Euro 4,50
- At night: Flat rate at departure (22.00 – 07.00) Euro 6,50
- Rate per hour (speed less than 20 Km/h) Euro 27,00/h
- Rate T1 (faster than 20 Km/hour, until an amount of 11 Euro, including the initial costs, is reached). Euro 1,10 per click
- Rate T2 (faster than 20 Km/hour, until a total of 24 Euro is reached) Euro 1,30 per click.
- Rate T3 (faster than 20 Km/hour, until the end of the ride) Euro 1,60 per click.
The first baggage item is free of charge (1 Euro will be charged for each additional suitcase, provided it is larger than 35 x 25 x 50cm). This surcharge is not allowed for trips to and from the airports Ciampino and Fiumicino.)
Most taxis are not allowed to carry more than 4 passengers. Larger cars may charge 1 Euro extra for the fifth passenger.
Ciampino Airport to/from Rome Center
From and to Ciampino airport the fixed taxi fare is 30 Euros, regardless of the number of passengers or luggage items, and regardless of the time or date. The starting point or destination must be within the Aurelian walls.
Fiumicino Airport to/from Rome Center
From and to Fiumicino International Airport the fixed price is 48 Euro, regardless of the number of passengers or pieces of luggage, and regardless of the time or date. The starting point or destination must be within the Aurelian walls. If the point of departure from Rome is not within the Aurelian walls, but within the Grande Raccordo Anulare (the main ring road around the city), the meter will be used. However, the final amount may not exceed 70 Euros.
Taxi from Fiumicino to Civitavecchia and Other Fixed Rates
The fixed fare from Fiumicino to (the port of) Civitavecchia is 120 Euro, the price for a ride between the two airports of Rome is 50 Euro, from Fiumicino to Stazione Ostiense it is 45 Euro and from or to Stazione Tiburtina it is 55 Euro.
Taxi Stands/Calling a Taxi
To order a taxi via Radio Taxi within the G.R.A. (the ring road around Rome) there are a number of numbers you can call: The biggest ones are 063570, 066645 and 065551. When you call with a non-Italian mobile phone you will first have to dial 0039 (or +39) and then leave out the zero, so e.g. 003963570. If you have called your taxi, there is an extra charge of 3,50 Euro. After you have indicated where you want to be picked up, you will be kept on hold for a while and you will receive the identification number of the taxi and the approximate time you have to wait.
You can also call 060609, which will connect you directly to the nearest taxi stand. If there are no taxis there, you will be connected to the nearest actual driver available. (Note that not all cars are connected to this service.)
Discounts on taxis
There is a 10% discount on journeys with a Roman hospital as their final destination.
There is a 10% discount for women who travel alone between 10pm and 6am.