With the exception of certain rides with a fixed fare, the cost of each ride in a Roman cab must always be automatically calculated by the taximeter. This calculation takes into account several variables and circumstances, making it difficult to make accurate estimates for a trip.
However, as a reference, a ride in the city center shouldn’t cost more than €10.00 under regular traffic conditions. For journeys between the airports, to the port of Civitavecchia and to the city center, fixed fares apply, which are explained below.
Flag drop charge
When you get into a cab, the following base fares or flag drop charges apply.
|Day and time|
|Weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Holidays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Every day between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next day|
|Day and time||Fare|
|Weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.||€3.00|
|Holidays from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.||€4.50|
|Every day between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. the next day||€6.50|
Once the cab meter is running, the calculation of an increasing fare starts. When the vehicle has a speed of more than 20 km/h, the following rates are used to calculate the cost for a trip.
|Rate||Cost per kilometer||Details|
|T1||€1.10||Applicable until the taximeter indicates a total of €11.00.|
|T2||€1.30||Applicable when the taximeter shows between €11.00 and €13.00.|
|T3||€1.60||Once the taximeter exceeds €13.00, the T3 rate is applied until the end of the trip.|
At times when the speed is slower than 20 km/h, for example at traffic lights or in traffic jams, a different fare applies. This is €27.00 per hour (or €0.45 per minute).
In some cases, extra costs are added to the taxi fare.
|Type of supplement|
|One piece of luggage is always free. For each additional piece, you pay a supplement.|
|Up to four passengers can travel without paying extra. From the fifth passenger onwards, additional charges must be paid.|
|When requesting a radio cab|
|Type of supplement||Cost|
|One piece of luggage is always free. For each additional piece, you pay a supplement.||€1.00|
|Up to four passengers can travel without paying extra. From the fifth passenger onwards, additional charges must be paid.||€1.00|
|When requesting a radio cab||€3.50|
In the following cases, the official cab fares for Rome provide a 10% discount on the final taxi meter calculation:
- Rides to public hospitals in Rome.
- Rides of women traveling alone between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
- Rides of young people on Friday and Saturday nights leaving certain nightclubs.
If any of these discounts apply to you, you can tell the cab driver. This because, sometimes, they forget to apply the discount or they’re not aware of it. If you tell them that it’s in the official regulation, there’s probably no problem.
Fares have been set by the Municipality of Rome for journeys between airports and to certain destinations in and around Rome.
From the Airport Fiumicino
|Center of Rome (inside the GRA)|
|Center of Rome (inside the GRA)||€48.00|
From the Airport Ciampino
|Center of Rome (inside the GRA)|
|Center of Rome (inside the GRA)||€30.00|
Methods of payment
Any ride can be paid for with cash and, theoretically, with credit cards. All cabs in Rome must be equipped with a dataphone by law. Nevertheless, it occasionally happens that these don’t work, so it’s recommended to always carry some cash with you.
Therefore, to avoid misunderstandings, it’s always a good idea to check with the cab driver beforehand if it’s possible to pay by card.