MOVING IN ROME

with TAXI

In a hurry to get about town and don’t want to use public transport? Call a taxi company. The sole number to dial a taxi is 060609. For a list of the 65 taxi ranks in Rome and further more detailed information about the service, visit website www.060608.it. For full info about fares go to www.comune.roma.it.

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. Other vehicles may well be driven by unauthorized persons and the fare could therefore be a great deal higher.

When possible, it is advisable to go to a taxi rank or call for one by telephone. A taxi may be booked for airports, railway stations and hospital via Radiotaxi. As explained below, a further cost is added when calling via Radiotaxi.

The Rome City Council number to telephone for a taxi is 060609. An automatic answering machine (in Italian only) asks that the number of the city borough from the call be dialled so that the nearest taxi rank may be contacted.

Fare details:

SET FARE:


  • Set fare on departure during weekdays (6 a.m. – 10 p.m.) €3
  • Set fare on departure during weekends (6 a.m. – 10 p.m.) €4.50
  • Set fare on departure at night (10 p.m. – 6 a.m.) €6.50

REDUCED FARES:


A 10% reduction of the amount displayed on the taxi metre is applicable in the following cases:

  • journeys to hospitals in Rome
  • for women travelling alone at night
  • for youngsters leaving discos on Friday and Saturday nights subject to prior agreement having been stipulated with club in question.

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).

USEFUL ADVICE

  • Make sure the taxi metre (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 tutela.consumatori@comune.roma.it and report it on the site www.turismoroma.it.
  • 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.

APP TAXI

With the integration of smartphones into our daily lives, today, we can also book a taxi that takes us quickly and easily where we want. It’s easy to do: just download one of the many apps to book a taxi ride and activate your device’s GPS. Thanks to this maneuver, you will be sent your location and you will be able to find the nearest taxis.

The best apps for booking a taxi:

Call Taxi: Once you’ve found your location via GPS, find and call the taxi closest to the cost of data traffic. The nearest taxi will be able to estimate the arrival time so the waiting time will be less as the amount on the taxi.

HelpMyTaxi: once you have geolocated on the map, you will only have to confirm your departure address and view the details of your booking (for example the type of car you prefer) and once you have entered all the necessary information click on “book taxi”. The app automatically sends the request to all MyTaxi neighbors and when a taxi driver accepts the booking, you’ll see the photo of the taxi driver and license plate and be informed when he leaves to reach you.

Uber: one of the best applications to book a taxi, the service provides you with a personal driver. The thing that makes this app special is the UberPop service, which is the ability to allow those who have a license to be the driver and earn money, without having appropriate licenses.

AppTaxi: free, allows you to view reservations in chronological order, save one or more races as favorites and then repeat them as often as you want.

IT-Taxi: to book taxis in real time and pay at the end of the trip via Paypal or even at the end of the month with a corporate subscription. The application allows you to choose the characteristics of the car, store your favorite addresses to find them immediately, consult in real time the request status, know the location of the taxi on the map, cancel the reservation and easily pay with a Paypal account

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