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Using Taxis in Rome

Taxis licensed by Rome City Council are white and have a sign bearing the word “TAXI” on their roofs. The symbol of Rome City Council is clearly visible on the front doors and the license inside the back left side.

Calling a Taxi

To get an official Rome Taxi you can:
The Rome city council’s number to call a taxi is +39 060609. You can also call +39 06 3570, or send an SMS to +39 366 673 0000, the SMS text should just have your current address. You will receive a request confirmation SMS and few seconds later another SMS indicating that a taxi is on it’s way.
go into a bar/caffe, order a drink, and have the bar person call a taxi for you. 
Use the following sentence: "Mi chiama un taxi perfavore?" (Could you please call me a taxi?). Pronounced: me key-ama oon taxi pear-favor-e.

When the taxi gets to you, you will see the meter is already running. The taxi turns on the meter as soon as it is dispatched.

For calls inside the Rome Ring Road there is a fixed maximum call charge:
€ 2.00 arrival within 5 minutes of call; € 4.00 within 10 minutes; € 6.00 more than 10 minutes.


PROGRESSIVE TAXI FARES (journey times based on distance). FEE PER UNIT € 0,10 

Initial fixed charge on weekdays (from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm): € 3,00;
Initial fixed charge on weekends (from 6.00 am to 10.00 pm): € 4,50;
Initial fixed charge at night (from 10.00 pm to 6.00 am): € 6,50;
Time unit for speed below 20 km/h: 27,00 €/h;
T1: for speeds > 20 km/h: 1,10 €/km;
T2: for speeds > 20 km/h: 1,30 €/km;
T3: for speeds > 20 km/h: 1,60 €/km;
T1-T2 taximetric unit:  starting fee + up to an additional € 11.00;
T2 taximetric unit: T1 + up to a maximum € 13.00 fare;
T3 taximetric unit: from T2 until the end of the service;
A 10% discount on the sum indicated by the meter:
- for rides to Rome’s public hospitals;
- for women travelling alone between 10.00 pm and  6.00 am;
- on Friday and Saturday, for young people leaving clubs that have an agreement taxi drivers.
- the first piece of luggage is free of charge, then any ‘additional pieces” will cost € 1,00 per bag (max 35x25x50);
- from the fifth passenger on (vehicles carrying more than 4 people): € 1,00;
- radio taxi call charge: € 3,50;
A maximum figure of  € 70,00 is set for any rides that originate within the GRA and head directly to the Fiumicino airport, and vice versa.
Charges are shown on the meter at the end of the ride. Extra charges (additional baggage or passengers, radio taxi call, etc) may be added to the sum shown on the meter at the end of the ride.

Fiumicino Airport
-    from Fiumicino Airport to the fixed-rate-zone (inside the Aurelian Walls) and vice versa: € 48,00;
-    from Fiumicino Airport to Castello della Magliana - Parco dei Medici and vice versa: € 30,00;
-    from Fiumicino Airport to the New Fair of Rome and vice versa: € 25,00;
-    from Fiumicino Airport to Ciampino Airport and vice versa: € 50,00;
-    from Fiumicino Airport to Tiburtina Station and vice versa: € 55,00;
-    from Fiumicino Airport to Ostiense Station and vice versa: € 45,00;
-    from Fiumicino Airport to the port of Civitavecchia and vice versa: € 120,00;

Main Taxi Ranks

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).
These locations and more are shown on our interactive Map of Rome.

Useful Advice

  • Make sure the taximeter (placed above the dashboard or attached to the upper part of the front windscreen) is switched on prior to starting journey, if not ask driver to get it going.
  • Always ask to be given a receipt. The receipt must include the following information: details of the journey, the licence number, the fare and the driver’s signature.
  • In the event of a problem or dispute, call Traffic Wardens at the number of 0667104282 or send an e-mail to and report it on the site
  • Complaints/Demands for compensation may also be sent to: Dipartimento Mobilità e Trasporti, Commissione di Garanzia, Via Capitan Bavastro 94, 00154, Roma.
  • -Taxi drivers may not refuse service; may not select passengers; may not carry more passengers than is indicated in the vehicle’s logbook; must charge the amount indicated by the taximeter except for those routes where there is a fixed tariff; must request that passengers fasten their seat belts if they have not done so.
See the Official Rome Taxi fares and info site >>