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Rome Taxis

How to use taxicabs--and how to avoid excessive cab fares--in Rome, Italy.

Rome mini-taxi

ABOVE: A minitaxi near the Spanish Steps. INSET BELOW: Cabs at Termini Station, and an illuminated sign on a Rome taxi.

Taxicabs are plentiful in Rome, and rates are fairly reasonable. (The exact fare will depend on traffic, whether you're traveling on a Sunday or holiday, how much luggage you're carrying, etc.)

Taxis are easiest to find at taxi stands, railroad stations, and airports. You can also phone for a taxi.

Rome taxis at Termini StationA good source of basic information is How to Take a Taxi in Rome (without getting ripped off) from the "An American in Rome" blog.

When you need a cab, visit 3570, the site of Rome's radio-taxi cooperative, where you can reserve a cab on the Web, or--if you prefer--with a smartphone app.

The  Coop also has a new fleet of wheelchair-accessible taxis.


  • Rome taxi sign - Photo by Frank ParkerIgnore the touts at Termini Station or the airport and use only licensed, metered cabs. Licensed taxis are painted white, have "taxi" lights on the roof, and have Comune di Roma decals (with the taxi's license number) on the doors.

  • Some taxis are small, while others are midsized sedans, station wagons, or minivans. If you're traveling with bulky luggage and you phone for a taxi, be sure to explain that you need a cab with room for your bags.

Airport taxi service:

The Comune di Roma has established flat rates for rides in licensed taxis between Fiumicino or Ciampino Airport and the city center (any location within the Aurelian Walls). The current fares, which include luggage, are:

Other Rome transportation articles:
Fiumicino Airport (Leonardo da Vinci International Airport)
Leonardo Express Airport Trains
Ciampino Airport Ground Transportation
Rome Metro
Rome City Buses
Rome Trams
Rome Metrebus Tickets and Fares

About the author:

Durant Imboden photo.Durant Imboden is a professional travel writer, book author, and editor who focuses on European cities and transportation.

After 4-1/2 years of covering European travel topics for, Durant and Cheryl Imboden co-founded Europe for Visitors (including Rome for Visitors) in 2001. The site has earned "Best of the Web" honors from Forbes and The Washington Post.

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Inset photo of taxi light copyright © Frank Parker.