How to Take a Taxi in Italy… Without Getting Ripped Off

How to take a taxi in Italy

Rome's licensed taxis... coming at you!

When it comes to getting around Italian cities, we always prefer walking or public transport to taxis. Sometimes, though, you just have to cab it.

But while it seems like the easiest option, taking a taxi can also be the easiest way… to get stung. Don’t be one of those tourists who winds up victim of the super-expensive taxi ride!

(A note: Most cab drivers are professional, friendly, and honest. Even if you didn’t follow all of the below advice, you’d probably be fine. But we’ve heard one too many stories of the €40 ride that should have been €10 to not share these tips with you!).

Want to minimize your chance of being, um, taken advantage of? Don’t be paranoid. Just keep these pointers in mind.

  • If you can, get a taxi from an official taxi rank. It lowers the chance that you’ll wind up in unregistered taxis, which are notorious for not playing by the rules.
  • Calling a cab for a pickup? Know what to expect: The cab will be a registered taxi (or should be!), which is great. But it’ll arrive with a few euros already on the meter. That’s not because the driver’s cheating you. It’s because, in Italy, drivers start the meter from the moment they get the call… no matter where they are.
  • Try to have small change on you. Don’t get in a cab with just a €50 bill, and the more coins you have on you, the better. Cab drivers should, but don’t always, have lots of bills and coins to create change with. And sometimes, they use the “I have no change” routine as a way to pocket the extra.
  • Don’t take a ride from a driver who approaches you. In general, if someone is hawking a cab, they’re trying to take advantage.
  • A negotiated flat rate… is usually an elevated rate. Unless you know the city very well, you’re not going to come out ahead. Plus, generally speaking, legitimate taxi drivers won’t try to set a rate with you in advance, unless it’s for a long distance. (And popular long trips, like from Rome’s center to one of the airports, have rates that are pre-set by the city — so those shouldn’t be open to negotiation anyway!)
  • Make sure the meter’s running. The driver says it’s “broken”? Ask him to let you out of the car. Ninety-nine percent of the time, the “broken meter” is a ploy to take you for a ride, in more ways than one.
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Look for the yellow TAXI signs to spot a proper taxi rank

  • Know your destination address… in Italian! Rome is a confusing city, and not every driver knows every hotel or restaurant. Have the address, too. To be on the safe side, write it down. In Italian.
  • And make sure you’re specific. If you say “Vatican,” your driver could drop you anywhere around the small country — if you want, say, the Vatican museum entrance, you have to say it! Ditto, in Rome, for “Borghese” (which could mean the large public park… or the Borghese museum).
  • Know about how much your fare should cost, but don’t be too paranoid. There could be extra charges. In Rome, for example, a taxi fare within the city starts at €2.80 from 7am-10pm… but on Sundays at the same time, at €4, and at night, from €5.80! And if you’re leaving from Termini, there’s a €2 surcharge, plus there’s a €1 charge per piece of luggage that has to go in the trunk. So unless it’s really two or three times what you’d expect to pay, err on giving the driver the benefit of the doubt… as long as you’ve picked a legitimate driver. (And you have, right?)
  • Feel like you’re getting the “scenic route”? Don’t panic. Yes, the driver might be taking advantage of you. But many streets in Italy’s cities also are one-way and winding, meaning it’s hardly ever possible to take a route that feels direct.
  • A small tip’s okay, but not necessary. Italians don’t tip taxi drivers like Americans do — at most, they’ll round “up”, like telling the driver to keep the change when they hand over €10 for a €9.50 fare. But if the driver gives you help, like with your bags, consider tipping €1 or €2.

    Cab rank in Italy

    A taxi rank in Rome

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163 Responses to How to Take a Taxi in Italy… Without Getting Ripped Off

  1. Sherri Riddle May 17, 2011 at 5:49 pm #

    as a matter of fact i had an experience today. we are in italy right now. we were at the vatican and took a taxi from in front of st peters square. thanks for explaining why money was already on the meter. we only needed a ride to trastevere, but we had walked so much we just wanted to get back to the hotel. i dont know how to describe italian taxi drivers except, don’t sit in the front lol. i don’t know how the people drive around here. it’s mind boggling how they just ‘know’ that a car will back off or not. that was a great experience today and now to see what you write, these were great tips.

  2. Mary May 18, 2011 at 11:46 pm #

    Hmm, they try to pull the same tricks over here. Must be the taxi code.

    • Tess May 18, 2012 at 10:12 pm #

      We just got to our hotel (Sheraton Roma) from Rome Ciampino airport and the driver just switched the bills when we weren’t looking. I swear I gave him 60 euros (45 meter+5 airport tax?+2 per luggage (we had 3)), he showed me 45 and told me to pay him more. I didn’t even have a 5 euro bill in my pocket!!! This is bullshit!! Hate them from the bottom of my heart!!

      • walksofitaly May 20, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

        Hi Tess,
        We are so, so sorry to hear that! Yes… these kinds of things happen. He may have switched the bills on you. Also, please note that the “airport tax” is not something we’ve heard of. The price, because your hotel is outside of the city center, should have been the meter + the cost of luggage. Luggage should be free for the first bag, then 1 euro per bag after that. You might also want to note that, if you take a taxi from the city center back to Ciampino airport when you are leaving, the price of that trip is fixed by the city at 30 euros, for 4 people, including all luggage. For more on Rome’s fixed airport taxi rates, see the official Roma Capitale website here: http://www.comune.roma.it/wps/portal/pcr?jppagecode=taxi_tar_fisse_aero_eng.wp

        Again, we’re so sorry to hear you were taken advantage of! If this gets under your skin (and we know it gets under ours!), you might also want to make sure to check out our post on how not to get ripped off eating in Italy. However, please rest assured that most Italians are *not* like this—there are just those few who take advantage of tourists, and when it comes to taxi drivers, you can usually find them where the tourists are… i.e. at the airport or at the Termini train station.

      • Heather November 4, 2013 at 3:30 am #

        Tess, This same scam happened to me once in Rome. Since then I have heard that this is a common problem, and other travelers have told me it happened to them as well. I now count the bills aloud as I give them to the driver, i.e., “Here is 50 Euros.” The driver can see that I have checked the amount before I gave it.

      • Antonia September 12, 2014 at 9:01 am #

        That’s why I always write down the serial number of the bills before handing them out. Having the phone number of the Guardia di Finanza is always helpful because if they do shady work, they don’t want the arm of the law grabbing them that fast. Knowing that might get you off the hook with few impolite words but still with your money in the pocket.

  3. Connie August 26, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    We will be leaving shortly for Italy and are trying to find out how to get a cab at 4:00 AM in the morning, any idea? We cannot have the hotel call since we are staying in an apartment and walking to a taxi stand at that time of the morning is too far.

    • walksofitaly August 31, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

      Hi Connie,
      That’s a great question! Where will you be in Italy? Normally, we’d say call the taxi in advance (i.e. the night before) and book it to come pick you up. (Remember, even if you don’t have an Italian phone, your cell phone will still probably work in Italy — here’s how). What taxi company you call depends on what city you’ll be in; for Rome, try calling 06 3570,06 4994 or 06 6645. That runs the risk, however, of your scheduled taxi pickup being forgotten or simply not happening, which can be scary if you have to catch a flight! Also, there’s no guarantee that the taxi operator will speak English.

      Your other option, if all of that seems like a hassle, is to book a transfer in advance. Our rates for a transfer from the Rome center to the airport start at 60 euros for 2 people. Although a normal taxi should charge you 45 euros, remember that whenever you call a taxi, they start charging you from the moment they leave the stand, not from when they pick you up, so in your situation, the transfer price is actually about the same. You can book a transfer with us here.

      I hope that helps!

  4. Sophie March 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    I would like to know how I could get to Rome from the port in Civitavecchia and back. 4 of us want to spend the day in Rome. any idea how much money we’re talking about?

    • walksofitaly March 20, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

      Hi Sophie,
      Luckily, we’ve just written a blog post on that very subject! You can find the various options for getting from cruise ports in Italy (including Civitavecchia) to destinations (i.e. Rome) here. A taxi costs about €160 each way, but that’s not your only option—you could take a private transfer (which has the benefit of being scheduled so it’s waiting for you, plus you don’t have to worry about any of the potential problems we’ve outlined in this post with taxis) for €140, or a train for €4.50 per person. Check out the post for more details, and let us know if you have any other questions!

  5. Charl May 29, 2012 at 10:48 am #

    Hi,
    Can you any one help me?
    I need to know how to get from
    Malpensa Airport, Italy to 37018 Malcesine, Italy
    How much would a taxi be?

    Thanks

  6. Sue-zq August 30, 2012 at 4:56 am #

    Hi,
    I will be in Florence in the 2nd week of Sep. I nned to go to a wedding in the Castello di Gabbiano, via di Gabbiano Mercatale, Val di Pesa. How and what is the best way to get there and back the next day to catch a 9am train to Milan?
    Thanks,
    Sue-z-q

  7. Benson November 29, 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    I’m going to Italy to retrace my grandfathers steps in WWII. I’ll be in the country side visiting these towns: Castell’arquato, Rustigazzo Province, Località Prato Barbieri, San Michele Province, Lugagnano Val D’arda, Bardi and Massa

    Is the best option to getting around renting a car or can I use trains and taxis?

    • walksofitaly December 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

      Hi Benson,
      When it comes to the countryside, it’s definitely better to use a car! Train stations can be far outside of the towns you want to go to, and taxis aren’t all that common in the smaller towns (plus, it would be very expensive). Just make sure you rent a car with a GPS, get good insurance, and do some reading up on Italian driving rules and etiquette before you go!
      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  8. ken December 18, 2012 at 5:12 am #

    we are going to be in florence and have a 6am flight home. We will be staying near SMN station. What is the best way to Florence airport for 6 of us?

  9. tracey January 21, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

    Hi. My cousin and I are going to Italy in August with Contiki but we are wantng to stay a couple days either side of our trip in Rome. All this taxi talk is freaking me out. I just want to get to my hotel cheap and easy so I thought this would be the best option for us. We havnt been told where the hotel is yet but I think its around the trevi fountain. How much would it cost us from the airport to our hotel or atleast the trevi fountain?

    • walksofitaly January 22, 2013 at 10:57 am #

      No need to freak out, Tracey! From Fiumicino airport to your hotel in the center, the flat rate, which is set by the city, is 48 euros, including all luggage. Just make sure that your driver knows you’re aware of the rate when you get in the cab and does not turn on the meter. Let us know if we can answer anything else!

  10. Jill January 23, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    We (4 people) will visit Roma in late Feb. We will arrive at the Fiumicino Airport at 8:30pm and stay at Aurelia Residence San Pietro (Via Aurelia 145). I wonder if this location falls to the taxi flat fare zone? If not, what would the estimated cost be? Thanks!

    • walksofitaly January 25, 2013 at 10:55 am #

      Hi Jill,
      Yes, even though it’s not technically within the Aurelian walls, the city expanded the definition slightly and where you are staying, a stone’s throw from Vatican City, should be included within the flat fare. Enjoy your trip!

  11. Jim February 5, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    Hello,

    We (2 people) will arrive in Rome on Friday at Fiumicio Airport at 10pm and stay at a B&B on Via Giuseppe Garibaldi near Piazza de Santa Maria in Trastevere. May I know if this location falls under the flat-fare zone, and if so, would be far be EUR48 + EUR2 (EUR 1 per piece of luggage) = EUR 50? I’m not sure if the flat fare would be higher that late at night.

    Thank you in advance!

    Jim

    • walksofitaly February 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

      Hi Jim,
      Yes, that area is in the flat-rate fare, and there is no extra charge for luggage; it’s 48 euros total.
      Let us know how it goes!

  12. James Connor February 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    Our cabbie pretended to drop my 20 and then say I had given him only a 5. He wasn’t very good at it so I told him to check the bill he dropped in his lap. Lo and behold he was so sorry for the mistake. He was even more sorry when he got my almost non tip for his attempt at deception. Welcome to Roma!

    • walksofitaly February 20, 2013 at 9:55 pm #

      Hi James,
      We’re sorry to hear that… but we’re so glad you caught it! Yes, some taxi drivers can be quite nefarious indeed! For future reference, you don’t generally have to tip at all (Italians don’t)—so don’t let them think you have to, either ;-). We hope the rest of your trip goes smoothly!

  13. Eddie Meechan March 8, 2013 at 2:20 am #

    Hi I am arriving in Florence in June with my wife and 3 children. We are getting the bus from Pisa airport to Florence main train station. After that we will be getting a taxi from there to our villa in San Donato in Collina. According to aa route planner it is just under 11 miles. Could you please give me a ball park figure as to the price and do they have hackney cars to accommodate 5 people? The train station has an official rank outside so at least it will be a legitimate taxi.

    • walksofitaly March 8, 2013 at 9:53 am #

      Hi Eddie, it should be about 20-25 euros. Enjoy your trip!

  14. Eddie Meechan March 8, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    Thank you walksofitaly. Do they have 5 seater taxis or will we need to take two cabs?

    • walksofitaly March 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

      Yes, there are 5-seater taxis, so you should be fine!

  15. Roy Kotecha March 12, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    My Wife and I are arriving at Fiumicino Airport on Sunday evening. We will be catching a Taxi to; Hotel Augusta Lucilla palace – Via Massimo D’Azeglio, 24, (near Roma Termini).

    What would be the cost of catching a taxi from Airport to Hotel? Does this fall within the Taxi Flat Rate Zone ?

    Any help, very much appreciated.

    Thank You!

    Roy

    • walksofitaly March 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

      Hi Roy,
      Yes, it’s within the flat rate zone, so it should cost 48 euros total. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  16. Gladys March 18, 2013 at 11:27 pm #

    Can anyone tell me what is a reasonable rate for a cab going from the Fiumicino airport to Viterbo.

    Any recommendations for a taxi service are highly appreciated.

    Thank you

  17. Luc March 25, 2013 at 3:21 am #

    Two families will be arriving at the Naples airport in July on a Monday: a family of 3 (1 adult and 2 kids) around noon, and a family of 4 (2 adults & 2 kids) around 8:30pm. Both families will have suitcases and both will be going to a hotel in via Depretis, NW of Molo Beverello. On the various lists of published fixed fares, we see that the fare from the airport to Beverello is €16. Could you tell us (1) whether that is for the ride regardless of the number of people OR whether that is the charge per person and (2) separate from the fare, will there be any additional charges for the luggage or the time of day, or some kind of a base charge applied before the fare. Thanks for your help and for this forum!

    • Walks of Italy April 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

      Hi Luc,
      We’re happy to help! That price would be for the group, not per person. It’s also the fixed rate for any time of day and for luggage included. Just make sure you specify the flat rate when you get in and that the meter is not switched on. Please let us know if we can help with anything else!

  18. Jessica April 2, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Hi, My fiance and I are heading to Rome in May, having never visited the city before and having limited to no italian I am trying to research our options prior to leaving London. We will be landing at Fiumicino Airport and heading to Hotel Oxford, does this too fall in line with the flat rate zone of EUR 48? Is it better to book the taxi when we arrive at the airport or will the taxi’s in the rank be ok to use? And does this standard rate apply upon leaving the hotel to the airport also?

    Thanks in advance

    • walksofitaly April 7, 2013 at 11:18 am #

      Hi Jessica,
      You’re in luck—because the Hotel Oxford is in the centro storico, you’re within the 48 euro zone. There’s no need to book a taxi in advance of arriving at the airport; just make sure you get a licensed taxi when you arrive, by queuing in the official taxi rank. And yes, the standard rate also applies when going from the hotel to the airport.
      Have a great trip, and please let us know if we can answer anything else!

  19. Sree April 9, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Hi,
    Really excited to have stumbled upon this site. I think what you are doing is just amazing!
    Next week, I have to travel in Milan from Malpenso Airport to CESI located at Via Raffaele Rubattino. The distance as shown from google maps is about 65 km. I would like to take a taxi from Airport unless it is unadvisable, since I am travelling with some luggage and my Italian language skills are almost zero. What approximate taxi-fare should I expect? Really appreciate if you could advise.

  20. sam eyre April 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    How much would a taxi be for 2 people from Ciampino airport to the Mecenate Rooms Hotel? We will have 1 suitcase and 2 small bags. The hotel will arrange transfers for us at €40 is this a good deal or will i be better getting my own taxi from the airport?
    Thanks

    • Walks of Italy April 16, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

      Hi Sam,
      From Ciampino to Mecenate Rooms, the flat rate for a taxi is 30 euros. So it’s cheaper, but some people prefer paying a bit extra for a transfer so they know they have someone waiting for them, don’t have to worry about the odd taxi driver who might try to rip them off, etc.
      Please let us know if we can help with anything else!

  21. Reed April 15, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    Jessica,

    My wife and I will be landing at Fiumicino (FCO) on a Monday at 0900 AM and will want to get a taxi into Trastevere. Is that within the 48 euro zone? Is it easy to find the location of the official taxi rank?

    • Walks of Italy April 16, 2013 at 2:28 pm #

      Hi Reed,
      Yes, the center of Trastevere is within the 48 euro zone. The taxi rank is located right outside the airport. Let us know if we can help with anything else!
      -The Walks team

  22. illie April 26, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    Hi,
    Our family of 5 will be arriving at Rome Fiumicino (FCO) on a Sunday, end of May. The company we booked our apartment with do offer airport transfer – for €80. The apartment is near the Pantheon and there is 5 of us – would it be cheaper to grab a taxi at the airport?
    Thank you.

    • Walks of Italy May 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

      Hi Illie,
      Thanks for stopping by! Yes, it would be cheaper to take a taxi. The flat rate of 48 euros from Fiumicino to the historic center applies to you. It includes all luggage and all 5 passengers—you just have to wait at the taxi rank to find a taxi van that can take you all.

      Please let us know if we can help with anything else!

      • illie May 2, 2013 at 3:02 am #

        Thanks for the reply.
        Yes, my concern is not finding a van or big enough cab for all of us – I’m taking my elderly parents so would like to walk and wait as little as possible.
        Another question, do you know of any churches that hold free or inexpensive classical concerts?
        Thank you.

        • Walks of Italy June 10, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

          Hi Illie,
          Apologies for the late reply on this! Regarding your question on concerts, the churches of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere and San Paul within the Walls frequently offer free or very inexpensive concerts. For special performances in other churches, it’s best to buy the “Roma C’è” weekly publication, which details these kinds of events (it’s available at any newspaper kiosk once you get to Rome). Safe travels!

      • Neil May 21, 2013 at 7:51 am #

        Our family of 5 will be arriving at Rome Fumicino (FCO) on a Tuesday in June. The company we booked our apartment with offers airport transfer – for €65. The apartment is in Trastevere and there are 5 of us plus some luggage– would it be cheaper to grab a taxi at the airport?
        Thank you.

        • Walks of Italy May 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm #

          Hi Neil,
          The city’s fixed-rate taxi fare of 48 euros includes your whole family and all bags; you’ll just have to ask/wait for a taxi van at the taxi stand to take all of you. When you get in, make sure the driver does not run the meter and that you only pay the flat fare of 48 euros (there are no extra charges). So yes, the taxi is cheaper :-) Let us know if we can answer anything else!

  23. monica May 6, 2013 at 12:18 pm #

    Hi,
    I am in Florence and will need to take a taxi within the city, from one fixed destination to another, practically daily. The walk is too long. In a situation like this can you arrange a fixed and reasonable rate, in advance
    Any advice would be really appreciated.
    Thanks
    M

    • Walks of Italy May 13, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

      Hi Monica,
      No, unless the rate is fixed by the city, the ride should be metered. Although some drivers will arrange a fixed rate with you, we don’t recommend it—it usually works out to the driver’s advantage, not the tourist’s! (Remember, the driver knows the city better than you do!). So perhaps go with the meter—or try out Florence’s bus system! Please let us know if we can help with anything else!

  24. Trish May 8, 2013 at 12:30 am #

    We are going to be staying at the sheraton rome in August. How much would a taxi ride for 5 people cost to the center to see the attractions. Do te charge per person? Thanks

    • Walks of Italy May 8, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

      Hi Trish,
      The taxi will be metered; the cost is for the cab, not per person. It will cost about 20/25 euros, but it very much depends on the time of day you’re taking the cab, and if you have to call one to come pick you up. You might want to consider taking the hotel’s shuttle service instead: http://www.sheratonrome.com/en/bus-service-to-city-center-rome Please let us know if we can do anything else!

  25. suraksha May 19, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    Hi we are 7 people ( 4 adults + 3 children ages 13, 10, 4). We arrive roma termini from venice at 3.15pm on thr 11th June. Our apartment in near navona/pantheon. Where are the licensed taxi stand in termini? What would be the flat / metered rate? Also we require 2 taxis or 1?
    We also require taxi service on the 15th of June from the apartment to rome fumicino at 7.30 am. Pls advise how and where to hail the flat 48 euro taxi or weshould pr book a mini van?

    • Walks of Italy May 27, 2013 at 11:34 pm #

      Hi Suraksha,
      We’re happy to help! The licensed taxi stand is located just outside the front, on the main square. The rate from Termini to your apartment would be metered; don’t accept a flat rate if a driver offers it. Metered, the journey should cost about 10-12 euros to your apartment. A large taxi van might be able to take all 7 of you, depending on your amount of luggage. From the apartment to Fiumicino, it’s best to either call a taxi or to find the nearest taxi stand (ask the owner of your apartment where it would be located). Otherwise, a mini van might be the more relaxing, although expensive, option.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  26. Colleen Blank May 20, 2013 at 6:39 am #

    Hi Just wondering how much a maxi taxi (6 adults and luggage) would cost from via Palestro 17(Montecarlo Hotel) to via Vurgilio 1 (NH Giustiniano Hotel)?? We may need 2 taxis if no maxi available..prob about 10am on a Friday monring…or even a booked transfer???

    • Walks of Italy June 10, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

      Hi Colleen,
      The transfer only takes 10 or 15 minutes. A taxi can be called from the reception—there’s no need to pre-book a transfer. It will probably cost around 15 euros per taxi. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  27. Tarajane June 1, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Hi, we are staying at a convent opposite the Vatican Museum on viale vaticano. We are to catch a train to Venice leaving Termini at 6.50 am. I assume a taxi will be the easiest as we are 4 adults, 2 cases and 4 small hand luggage bags. I am concerned about trying to book a taxi the night before and being sure it will arrive. What are my other options? What is the approx cost, would leaving convent 5.45am be reasonable as I understand termini is huge to navigate. Is there a taxi rank nearby our accommodation that is certain to have a taxi available? Thank you for your help.

    • Walks of Italy June 10, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

      Hi Tarajane,
      If you want to book a car in advance, it’s best to book a transfer with a company (like us!). That’s because most taxi companies need to be called 10-15 minutes before you want the taxi to arrive—they don’t do reservations a whole night in advance. That said, they are 24 hours and they are reliable, so if you call the company 15 minutes before you want it to arrive, you should be fine! We like to use the company at the telephone number 063570.

      If you won’t have access to a phone, though, or the idea of leaving it that late makes you nervous, again, we’d recommend booking a transfer. Although you can try a taxi rank, it’s not for sure that there will be a taxi immediately at that time of day.

      And yes, leaving the convent at 5:45am will give you more than enough time in Termini.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  28. Kileen June 6, 2013 at 11:17 pm #

    Can a family of five fit in one taxi (do they have mini van or suv sized taxi’s in Florence, Italy?

    • Walks of Italy June 10, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

      Hi Kileen,
      They do exist, but can be tough to find. In general, 4 is the limit. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  29. Ken June 8, 2013 at 4:40 pm #

    We are staying near Trevi Fountain next week. On Thurs evening, we need to go to a location 8 miles away for a 9 p.m. concert. If it starts late, we may not be done until 11 p.m. Any idea what the taxi will cost? Should we arrange the pick-up in advance since it may be hard to get a taxi for the return this late? The location is Chiostro Del Buon Pastore which is right near a restaurant that I found on Google (Schiavi d’Abruzzo, via Bravetta 370. Thanks so much! Ken

    • Walks of Italy June 17, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

      Hi Ken,

      We’re happy to help, and apologies if this answer comes too late to be of use to you! However, in general, you can’t book a taxi in advance, so you’re better off getting a taxi when the concert finishes, either by telephoning (we like the service at the number 063570) or asking where the closest taxi stand is. At the night rate, your ride will probably be between 20 and 25 euros or so.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else, and enjoy the concert!

  30. Tarajane June 11, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    Thank you so much. We will have a phone so can certainly make a call for the taxi. Can you give me a rough idea how much it will cost and will they understand english? I don’t know any italian.

    • Walks of Italy June 24, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

      Hi Tarajane,
      It’ll probably cost about 15 euros, and yes, they’ll understand enough English :-) Let us know if we can help with anything else!

      • Tarajane June 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

        Thank you so much, your help to tourists is much appreciated.

  31. Ray June 21, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    We are vacationing in Florence for the first time in Sept. After exiting customs with bags in hand at Florence airport is there any advice to getting to the official taxi stand? We have a hotel near the Duomo and are arriving around 9AM. Any advice on not getting sidetracked to non-official taxis without knowing that we’ve done so? Thank you.

    • Walks of Italy August 20, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

      Hi Ray,
      Apologies for the late reply to this, but we hope it still helps! The official taxi stand should be quite obvious and marked “Taxi”. Any cabs there will be official. If you’re still concerned, you also can look into hiring a transfer, either with a company or with your hotel.
      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  32. Jose June 26, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    We are staying in a small hotel Hotel Roma Vaticano and need an early ride to Fiumicino Airport for a 7am flight on July 11th. I tried to reserve Romecabs but they say are all booked. Not sure what to do. Any suggestions? Don’t want to miss our flight

    • Walks of Italy June 27, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

      Hi Jose,
      We’d recommend either booking a transfer with another reliable company (like us!), or calling a taxi in the morning, about 20 minutes before you would need to leave. You would call the numbers 06 3570, 06 4994 or 06 6645, and someone would send you a taxi then. (You can’t book taxi companies further in advance, only transfer companies). However, for the sake of making sure you get there on time and aren’t stressed, we do recommend you stick with a transfer, just try another company, there are many out there! Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  33. Brian Brown June 30, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    Hello

    We are flying into Rome in July and staying in Maremma for a week. I believe it’s a couple hours away from Rome. Should we rent a car for the week and what’s the average cost for seven days. Do you know what a 2 hour can ride would cost? Just curious

    • Walks of Italy July 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm #

      Hi Brian,
      In Maremma, having a rental car is definitely the way to go, as public transport isn’t super-developed there. A rental car generally costs between 40 and 60 euros per day (it’s more for an automatic), and you can save by booking the car in advance online. Check out our tips for renting a car in this post. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  34. Sicilia Taxi July 25, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    in sicily is different ;)

  35. Kat July 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    We need to get from Port in Civitavecchia to Sheraton Hotel in Rome. What is best way to go and least expensive. How much for private transportation vs taxi? Thank you.

    • Walks of Italy July 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

      Hi Kat,
      We’re happy to help! You can go by train, private transfer, or taxi. The train is the cheapest (it costs just 4.50 euros), while either a taxi or transfer will cost about 160 euros. For more information on the differences between them, check out our post on how to get from your cruise port in Italy to your destination (scroll down for Civitavecchia to Rome). Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  36. Stacy July 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm #

    I (female) will be on my first proper solo trip and I am a bit concerned landing on a Sunday night (7pm) The hotel I am staying at ( in Via dei Gabrielli, just off Via dei Coronari) advises guests to take shuttle to Termini and then a cab to the hotel. What is the best way from Fiumicino to the hotel as a single person on a Sunday night? In terms of cost and convenience ?
    p.s. I am so glad to have come across this very useful blog

    • Walks of Italy August 7, 2013 at 11:45 am #

      Hi Stacy,
      No need to be concerned—you have lots of options! In terms of cost and convenience, we’d recommend a different route. Instead of the Leonardo da Vinci train from Fiumicino to Termini, which costs 14 euros each way, take the normal “Regionale” train (from the same station, other platform) to “Roma Ostiense,” which costs 8 euros and takes the same amount of time (half hour). From there, exit and grab a cab from there. The taxi ride will cost the same or a little less than from Termini, since from Termini there is a surcharge. (It’ll be about 10-15 euros).

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

      • Stacy August 30, 2013 at 10:54 am #

        thanks!

  37. Adam colasante August 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    In Rome and going to see my cousins in pescara was wondering what is best way to get there by bus or train and where can I buy tickets for each, I am staying in camo dei fiori and will most probably need to get taxi to station what is best way to order a taxi any help would be much appreciated

    • Walks of Italy September 2, 2013 at 7:22 pm #

      Hi Adam,
      From Rome, the bus to Pescara is actually faster. It takes 3 hours, while the train takes four and you’ll have to change. In Rome, the bus leaves from the Tiburtina station; from Campo dei Fiori, you can either take a taxi from Corso Vittorio Emanuele (the main street near Campo) to Tiburtina or, to save money, take either a bus or taxi to the Termini train station, get on the metro, and get to Tiburtina that way. You can find bus schedules from Rome to Pescara here.
      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  38. Marijo August 13, 2013 at 9:25 pm #

    What a fab site! Thank you.
    We will be in Rome in October. We will be attending a concert at the Vatican and will need to get from there to the Rome Cavalieri Hotel leaving the Vatican @ 11:00 pm. Approximately what should a taxi cost us?

    • Walks of Italy August 27, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

      Hi Marijo,
      The fare will be more expensive as it’s nighttime; we’d say expect between 15 and 20 euros.
      Please let us know if we can help with anything else!

  39. Nancy September 4, 2013 at 7:39 pm #

    Thank you for answering questions on this site. It seems very helpful to everyone. We will be arriving in Rome FCO around 9:30 am in September. Our hotel is the Il Cantico hotel at via del Cottolengo 50, near the Vatican. Does this location fall within the flat rate zone? Is the flat rate 48 euros for one person or for each person? Thanks

    • Walks of Italy September 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

      Hi Nancy,
      We’re happy to help! Yes, that location is within the flat-rate zone. The 48 euros is for all passengers, including all luggage, and there should be no extra fees.
      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  40. Khairiah September 23, 2013 at 12:47 pm #

    Hi, thank you for the tips so far! I will be going to Oct next week and am planning to go Galleria Borghese and Vatican City for the whole day. I’ve reserved a ticket for Borghese from 1100-1300h. After which I will have to go to Vatican City as I have a guided tour at 2pm! Correct me if Im wrong, but taxi will be the easiest way out? Also, how much will the typical fare be like? How do I identify a registered cab? Is it a safe mode for a solo female traveller? Sorry for asking too many questions! Hope to hear from you soon! Cheers!

    • Walks of Italy September 25, 2013 at 7:24 pm #

      Hi there Khairiah,
      We’re happy to help! You should have time to take the metro from the Borghese to the Vatican, but it depends on whether you want a bit of time to relax and have lunch between museums. If you do take the metro, you would walk from the Borghese to the “Spagna” stop at the Spanish Steps (a 15 or 20-minute walk, but beautiful, as it’s through Villa Borghese park), then take metro line A (the only line at that stop) and get off at Ottaviano (about a 10-minute ride). Otherwise, yes, a cab is simpler; it should cost about 12 euros. Registered cabs are very clear as they’re white, have a light on top and have an inscription on the side identifying them as a Rome cab. And yes, it’s perfectly safe.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  41. patti September 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    I have 4 clients flying into ROME FIUMICINO APT weekday and wat to take taxi to the Mecenate Palace….how much would taxi be for the 4 of them each have suitcase . ALso how long would the trip take Thanks patti

    • Walks of Italy September 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

      Hi Patti,
      The Mecenate Palace is in the historic center, so the taxi should have a *flat rate* of 48 euros, including all luggage. Tell your clients to make sure as soon as they get in the cab that the driver does not run the meter, and that the rate is no more than 48. The trip depends on traffic, but will take about 30-45 minutes.
      Hope that helps!

  42. Jody September 28, 2013 at 7:11 am #

    What a great site. Took a taxi from St Peters Basilica to Trevi fountain at 4pm. Charge was 27 euros…think we were ripped off.

    • Walks of Italy September 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

      Sorry to hear that, Jody. Yes, that was definitely about 3 times as much as the price should have been. We hope this post helps for next time!

  43. Pat Shelton October 5, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    Best way to transfer from Rome hotel to Cittavechia. Also cost of transfer from Florence hotel to Lido Cammiore hotel. Thank you!

  44. Liz October 5, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    I am wondering about parking at train stations. We are going to be renting a car and we are staying out side of rome in guidonia montecileio we are planning on taking the train from lunghezza into rome center and I want to have a heads up on parking fees. Unfortunately the website does not support english although it has an option everytime i just get redirected to the same page in italian.
    Thanks!!

    • Walks of Italy October 25, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

      Hi Liz,
      You won’t have to pay for parking at the Lunghezza train station. However, are you sure you need a car? As you probably know, you definitely won’t want to use the car in Rome’s center, so it might make more sense to drop the car off and not have to pay for it as you won’t be using it those days anyway. But as for parking, yes, there is parking and it will be free at Lunghezza. We hope that helps!

  45. katheryn October 14, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    We are a family of 7 travelling from FCO to the Mercure Roma West Hotel on a Thursday at 8pm. Can you tell me if this falls in the flat zone rate and which rate it is?
    Thank you

    • Walks of Italy October 15, 2013 at 11:39 am #

      Hi Katheryn,
      You’re staying near Piazza Bologna, just outside the historic center; the location is not covered by the flat rate. Instead, your driver will have to run the meter. It should cost only slightly more, however, depending on traffic. Remember that you’ll have to get 2 taxis given the size of your group. Given all that, you might consider booking a transfer instead: We offer a transfer for up to 8 people for 99 euros, and can take you to your hotel for the same price, so it will wind up being cheaper, as well as less stressful, than getting two taxis on your arrival. More info here. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  46. Sam November 5, 2013 at 12:49 am #

    Hey,

    My wife and I will be leaving Rome on Sunday and have a 6am flight. Our hotel is near the Colosseum. What should the rate be?

    Thanks,

    Sam

    • Walks of Italy November 5, 2013 at 11:53 am #

      Hi Sam,
      As you’re within the historic center, the taxi fare is 48 euros flat rate to Fiumicino or 30 euros to Ciampino, both of you and your luggage included.
      Safe travels!

  47. Joan November 8, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    Approximately how much would it cost to hire a taxi for a 3 hour night tour around Rome? I’ve seen various prices for hiring a car for such a tour, but not sure if a cab or hired car would be my best option.

  48. Mandy November 13, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    My friend and I will be travelling to Rome from Johannesburg via Dubai for the first time. What is the cheapest and safest way to travel from Fiumicino International Airport to the San Remo hotel in Via D’azeglio? Preferably from terminal to hotel door.

    • Walks of Italy November 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

      Hi Mandy,
      The only way to get from FCO to your hotel door is by cab or transfer; your hotel is within the flat rate zone, so it would be 48 euros from door to door, including both of you and all of your luggage (no extra fees should be charged). Otherwise, it is a little cheaper to take the Leonardo da Vinci train from the FCO train station directly to Termini (about 14 euros each), which takes a half hour, and from there it is less than a 5 minute walk to your hotel.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  49. Thao November 26, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    Hi! I was wondering if our hotel -Regent Hotel Rome Via Filippo Civinini, 46, Rome, Italy, 00197 will be within the flat rate zone from FCO. Thanks so much!!

    • Walks of Italy December 2, 2013 at 11:36 am #

      It’s just outside the zone, so the taxi will run the meter, or you can book a private transfer in advance if you want to know exactly what you’ll be paying. Have a good trip!

  50. Sue November 26, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    We need to get from the Roma Tiburtina train station to the atlante garden hotel in Rome. How many euros should we expect to pay? We will have 4 people, and 7 pieces of luggage.

    • Walks of Italy December 2, 2013 at 11:37 am #

      It depends on the time of day and whether it’s Sunday or not, but it will probably be about 15-20 euros.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  51. Rob December 16, 2013 at 5:51 pm #

    Hi there, i’m trying to find out if the “capped” taxi rates from the rome airports to within the Aurelian walls are the same 24hrs per day- i can;t seem to find anything that says on the official Roma Capitale website.

    Thank’s for your help!

    • Walks of Italy December 28, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

      Yes, they’re the same 24 hours a day. At a very late/early hour, however, the problem getting from the city to an airport can be finding a taxi; to minimize stress, we’d recommend booking a private transfer instead.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  52. Lori Chisholm January 13, 2014 at 10:42 pm #

    Do you happen to know what I should expect to pay from the Florence airport to my hotel very near the SMN station? We will be a group of 11 with one bag each. I anticipate 3 taxis…
    Grazie,
    Lori

    • Walks of Italy February 5, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

      Hi Lori,
      The flat rate is set by the city, from the center of Florence to the airport, at 20 euros. We hope that helps!

  53. Julia Stroud February 5, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

    Hi there, we are arriving in July at Fiumincino and heading to a hotel in Trastevere. We are 5 people. The hotel is offering pick up for 75 euros. Is it in the 48 euro flat rate zone? Should we take up the hotel rather than risk having to get two taxis if a 7 seater isn’t available at the taxi rank? Advice appreciated!

    • Walks of Italy February 6, 2014 at 2:58 am #

      Hi Julia,
      Yes, it should be 48 euros; you should be able to find a taxi for 5 people, but you may just have to wait a little longer in the queue at the airport. So really up to you!

      Safe travels!

  54. sandra February 20, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    hello . My family of 4 are arriving by train into Termini around 8.30pm at night so its starting to get dark , which is my concern in a strange city with children and luggage .I the area around the station well lit and how much would it cost to get to Via del corso ( hotel Regno ) by taxi . I am presuming there is a big taxi rank outside the station.
    Does that 1 euro luggage fee only pertain to large bags that need to go in the trunk or even sholder bags ?

    Thanks

    • Walks of Italy March 13, 2014 at 3:26 am #

      Hi Sandra! The train station is well lit and we do recommend finding a taxi at the large taxi rank outside the station. The fare should come out to around 8 euro, and the luggage fee only pertains to large bags that are placed in the trunk. Buon viaggio and be sure to let us know about your experience!

      • sandra April 17, 2014 at 3:43 am #

        THANKS HEAPS . WE SHALL :-)

  55. Jean Halliwell February 26, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    What a god site. Thank you .You have answered a lot of questions for us.We would like to know when taking a Taxi to Civitaveccia from Rome how can we be sure that the Taxi has the permit to enter the port.We are Seniors so it is important for us not to have to walk too far with luggage.

  56. Mrs Nirmalee Peiris March 8, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    Please let me know the taxi fare from foggia train station in italy wto hotel colonne in san giovañni rotondo to visit st padre pio shrine, Also let me know how to book a taxi in advance. Thank you.
    Nirmalee peiris

    • Walks of Italy March 13, 2014 at 12:57 am #

      Hello Nirmalee, the taxi fare from the Foggia train stain to the hotel is approximately 55 euro. We’d suggest calling a local taxi company (0881 711722, 0881 713382) to book in advance. Enjoy your trip!

  57. Doug Kreifels March 13, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    I will be in Rome this summer and will need to take a taxi from the Vatican to Tiburtina station. Does the taxi hold five people?

    • Walks of Italy March 13, 2014 at 11:25 pm #

      Hi Doug, it is possible to find a taxi that holds 5 people comfortably with luggage, but small SUV/minivan taxis can be hard to find. We would suggest booking a taxi or transfer from the Vatican to the train station: here is the link to our Rome City Transfer. Buon viaggio and let us know if we can help!

  58. DJ March 16, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    Great Website. Thanks for helping so many people. My wife and I are here in Roma celebrating our 20th anniversary. We switch hotels from Hilton Airport to Hotel Victoria Roma on Via Campania tomorrow. What is the smartest lest costly way of switching hotels? we have two roller bags each. Do we take free shuttle to Roma Center and walk to hotel, or take taxi, or take train/metro to Barberini exit? or just taxi from Hilton to Hotel Victoria?

    • Walks of Italy March 17, 2014 at 1:02 am #

      Hi DJ, we hope you’re enjoying Rome! We suggest taking the shuttle to the city center then taking a taxi, especially because you are traveling with quite a bit of luggage. We offer a large selection of exclusive tours in Rome and Vatican city, available on our website: http://www.walksofitaly.com/

  59. Debbie March 31, 2014 at 6:00 am #

    Hi, we are travelling from Fiumicino Airport to Rome (30km) with 2 bicycles in bags/boxes. Do we need to pre-book a maxi taxi or will they be available at the airport? What should we expect to pay for this trip?

    • Walks of Italy April 1, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

      Hi Debbie, taxis should be available at the airport and the flat rate is €48. If you’d like the peace of mind of having a large car waiting for you we would suggest booking a private transfer to your hotel. Buon viaggio and let us know if you have any questions!

  60. irish April 2, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    hi!! we are going to hotel piemonte from Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci airport. Is the 48 euro a flat rate? or is it the starting rate then the meter goes on ? are there additional charges for luggages? thanks

    • Walks of Italy April 3, 2014 at 7:54 am #

      The 48 euro is a flat rate fee, including luggage. Be sure to let your cab driver know that you’re aware of the free upon entering the taxi (you can give him the address and say “quarantotto euro prezzo fisso”) so you are not charged any additional fees. Buon viaggio!

  61. ana April 3, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    Hello, we are coming to Rome April 4th at 9.30pm and we are thinking at taking a taxi from Fiumicino airport to our Hotel Atlante Star on Via G. Vitelleschi, 34 00193 Roma ….is this location part of the flat rate taxi? and how much would that be?
    Thank you!

    • Walks of Italy April 4, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

      Ciao Ana! Your hotel is located in the city center so it is included in the flat rate zone, which is 48 euro. Be sure to agree on the price with your driver before heading to your destination. Buon viaggio!

  62. Rebbecca April 14, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

    Hi, I’m looking to book my hotel for Milan and one of my main concerns is the availability of taxis at night. I’ve seen a hotel which is on the outskirts of Milan (near maciachini metro), so we would need to take a taxi home after nights out when the metro has stopped. I’ve read that these are only available from taxi ranks. I was just wondering if you knew how common these taxi ranks were and if it is easy to get a taxi late at night? I’m worried about booking a hotel away from night spots such as Navigli and facing being unable to get home in the early hours! Thanks

    • Walks of Italy April 15, 2014 at 9:15 am #

      Hi Rebbecca! If you’ll have a phone with you, you can call 024040 and reserve taxis throughout the evening – even 5 minutes prior – and easily get back to your hotel. You can read more information on how to use your cell phone in Italy here. You can also book in advance using the Uber app. Buon viaggio!

  63. Amanda April 20, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    Can you please advise the easiest way to get a taxi from Pioltello Limito train station to casa lambretta in rodano which is only 10 mins away by car. The train station is unmanned and looks to be remote. Is there a local taxi rank and how much would I expect to pay? Thanks.

    • Walks of Italy April 22, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

      Ciao Amanda! We recommend organizing a taxi ahead of time by calling the local taxi company at +39 333 2937646. The taxi should be around 10 euro. Let us know if you have any questions!

      • Walks of Italy April 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

        Hi Amanda, it seems quite strange that the company would charge 35 euro + vat for one way as the journey is only 10 minutes away. Since there are very limited taxi companies in the area, we suggest calling again and explaining that the 10 minute journey should cost no more than 10 euros one way. Do let us know if you have any other questions!

  64. Yvonne April 21, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Wish I had read this before our taxi ride today from Naples to Positano. Classic mistake and so angry just thinking back. We had negotiated a rate and he didnt give us change of €10! Really leaves a bad taste of Italy in my memories. Not the best way to start an Italian holiday. Now super suspicious of everybody here. They just can’t be trusted!

    • Walks of Italy April 21, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

      Ciao Yvonne, we’re sorry to hear about your taxi experience but we are glad to see that you have found our guide for your future taxi rides. Enjoy your stay in Italy!

  65. Christine May 2, 2014 at 5:16 am #

    we are planning a family trip to Italy and are still trying to find out the best way for us to travel in Rome since we are a family of 3 adults and 3 children. should I just simply arrange the hotel minivan? too expensive? coz the way back from attractions to hotel will be a problem unless we split to use 2 taxies..? please advise….

    • Walks of Italy May 2, 2014 at 10:52 am #

      Hi Christine, depending on how centrally located your hotel is, you should be able to walk to many of Rome’s attractions. We would also recommend using public transportation (metro and buses) to save on taxi fare. Do check with your hotel if you are interested in using their shuttle for their prices as they tend to vary. Let us know if you have any questions!

  66. Ash May 5, 2014 at 4:26 pm #

    What a great service you are providing here. Please can you assist me is my planning to Rome.
    Our family of 3 will be arriving at Rome Fumicino (FCO) in late June on a Wednesday. We need to get from FCO to our Hotel, Rome Cavalieri (address is Via Alberto Cadlolo 101). Please can you tell us how much should we expect and if we will have a metered rate. Thank you!

    • Walks of Italy May 5, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

      Hi Ash, you can actually set a flat rate of 48 euro (including luggage) from the airport to the city center. Be sure to let the driver know ahead of time that you want to use the flat rate. If you go by the meter, the trip should cost around 55 euro. Let us know how it goes!

  67. Mary Harris May 8, 2014 at 12:59 am #

    Can I get a cab for 5 people in Rome?

    • Walks of Italy May 9, 2014 at 8:35 am #

      Hi Mary, taxi for 5 people in Rome do exist, but are a bit limited. We recommend calling ahead of time when possible, maybe through your hotel or restaurants you will dine in when you’re there, to arrange the proper vehicle. Let us know if you have any questions!

  68. Veronica May 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    hello , please advice how to get from Parma to Bussetto on taxi, 90 km distance. how much it can cost, there is no any other transportation to this small city?

    • Walks of Italy May 15, 2014 at 11:44 am #

      Hi Veronica, the taxi ride should cost around 60 euro. We suggest taking a bus from Parma to Busseto, which takes around an hour and runs quite frequently. The website (in Italian) can be found here: http://www.tep.pr.it/. Let us know if you have any questions!

  69. Innie May 22, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    Hi, it seems this site is the only website that I can get an answer about riding a cab.

    I arrive at Ciampino airport 23:10 on Sunday.
    I am heading to Freedom Traveller’s Hostel (Via Gaeta, 23, Rome, Italy, 00185)

    Is my destination is within the city center walls ? Is the flat rate still 30 euros at night?

    Also, I wonder if it is easy to take a cab around the time.

    Annd, does the driver refuse a ride sometimes? I am worried about any unexpected things.. since I take a cap late and I am a foreigner and alone.

    Thank you :)

    • Walks of Italy May 28, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

      Ciao! The hostel you are staying at is located in the city center and the flat rate from the Ciampino airport is 30 euro. Sometimes taxi drivers do not mention the flat rate, so we suggest agreeing on the rate before entering the taxi. You shouldn’t have a problem finding a taxi at that time. Be sure to let us know about your experience!

  70. Michelle May 28, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    Hello there! I will be arriving at the Florence airport on Saturday. I will be needing a cab to the select executive hotel. And then at a later date I’ll be needing a cab ride back to the airport. What’s the pricing for that? And is there a certain cab company to use? Or not really? Thank you so much!!

  71. shimla taxi service June 12, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

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  72. Sara June 21, 2014 at 12:07 pm #

    Hello! Thanks for this great site! Wondering if there’s a set fee from Termini Station in Rome to an apartment or hotel in the centro? Approximately how much should I expect to pay to get to the Piazza Navona area?

    • Walks of Italy July 1, 2014 at 7:55 am #

      Ciao Sara, set fees are usually only available to and from the airport. The trip from Termini to the Piazza Navona area should be around 10 euro. Let us know if you have any questions!

  73. Amanda June 22, 2014 at 11:58 pm #

    Hi

    We are visiting Italy very soon and my husband would like to see the site of the old Innocenti Lambretta factory in the Lambrate area, I believe the address is Via Raffaele Rubattino, 81-87. We will arrive at Milano Lambrate train station. Can you tell me how far it is by taxi and how much it should cost. Also are there plenty of taxis at this station?

    Thank you

    • Walks of Italy June 29, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

      Ciao Amanda! The taxi ride should be under 10 minutes and cost around 10-12 euro. You should have no problems finding a taxi outside the station, just be sure to look for the orange “taxi” sign. Buon viaggio!

  74. Alexandru Butiurca June 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm #

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  75. Nadia July 12, 2014 at 11:24 pm #

    I’m going to Florence, Venice and Capri in a week and I don’t want to depend on stopping a cab nor hiring a service, I was wondering if there are any apps that I can use there to pre book a car like Uber or Hailo?

    • Walks of Italy July 14, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

      Hi Nadia, at the moment we don’t know of any apps similar to Uber that are available in Florence, Venice and Capri. Your best bet would be to book cars and taxis in advance through your hotel. Let us know if you have any questions!

  76. Ram July 15, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    Hi!

    I have a dumb question. We are planning to leave for Rome in couple of weeks.

    I have booked for transfer from the airport to the hotel through a website. Looked reasonable.

    We are going to Florence via train from Rome. I read that it costs about 10 Euros for a taxi from the SMN station to the Arizona hotel. Is this per person ? This will be a family of 4 with 2 kids of 11 and 4.

    thanks in advance for your help.

    Very useful site. Learnt a lot today.

    Ram

    • Walks of Italy July 21, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

      Thank you, Ram! First of all there are no dumb questions :) 10 euro would be the price of the taxi ride, not per person. Let us know if you have any other questions :)

  77. umporn August 17, 2014 at 7:03 am #

    I will go to Verona at 18:30 PM. Dose it have taxi available at that time near Verona porta nova station? How many euro from station to Hotel Milano near Arena?/

    thank you so much

    • Walks of Italy August 19, 2014 at 11:37 am #

      Hello! You shouldn’t have any problems finding a taxi at that hour near the station in Verona and the fare should be approximately 8 euro. Let us know if you have any questions!

  78. Ricky August 18, 2014 at 2:49 am #

    Hi. I would like to know if there is a 24-hour public transportation other than a cab and how much would it cost me from ST GIOVANNI to FCO. My planes leaves at 630 am and I need to be at the airport by 4am.
    Please help.

    • Walks of Italy August 19, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

      Ciao Ricky, the metro is closed as at that time and buses tend to be unreliable in the middle of the night. We highly suggest booking a taxi in order to be sure you will reach the airport in time for your flight. Buon viaggio!

  79. Margaret August 20, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    Hi! Was wondering how much it would cost for a cab ride from Spanish Steps to Trastevere, and Spanish Steps to Vatican City.

    For our Milan trip, would you also know how much the flat rate is from Best Western Hotel Galles (along Corso Buenos Aires) to the Malpensa airport.

    Thank you!

    • Walks of Italy August 22, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

      Ciao Margaret! The cab from Spanish Steps to Trastevere should be around 10 euro and Spanish Steps to the Vatican around 10 euro as well. The flat rate from Milan’s city center to Malpensa is 90 euro. Buon viaggio and let us know if you have any questions!

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    [...] When comparing prices to the train, keep in mind that if you’re planning on taking a taxi from Termini to get to your hotel, there’s a €2 surcharge, plus a charge of €1 per piece of luggage. So that taxi ride can wind up costing €15 or €20… and that’s if your driver doesn’t try to “take you on a ride” in other ways! [...]

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