Transportation in Rome
The main airport is Leonardo da Vinci, also known as Fiumicino. The other airport is Ciampino, where most domestic, and some international, flights arrive. You can get a flight from just about anywhere in the world to Rome. Departure tax is always prepaid with your air ticket into or out of Italy.
Rome's buses, trams, subway and suburban railways are part of an integrated system run by ATAC and Metrebus tickets cover all forms of transport. Buy before you board though; there are hefty fines if you don't, even for tourists. There's also a private network of J buses. Most of the main buses terminate at the bus station outside Stazione Termini (where you can get a map of the bus routes). The city's Metro service (which is convenient for many of Rome's sights) has two lines, both of which go through Termini. The above-ground rail network isn't much use to most visitors.
Driving in Rome is the next best thing to suicide - especially on a motorbike or moped. Most of the historic centre of Rome is closed to normal traffic, although you will be allowed to drive to your hotel, and parking is a nightmare. If you'd rather leave the driving to someone else, you can pick up a cab from one of the city's many taxi ranks or phone one any time of day. Be warned though, taxis are notoriously expensive, and if you call a cab, the meter is turned on as soon as you call, rather than when you are picked up. Cycling is hazardous, but possible - hills, crazy drivers and cobblestones notwithstanding. The historic centre of Rome is relatively small and quite manageable on foot. Wear your comfortable shoes.
Every area of Rome is always reacheable thanks to well-organized Underground System. There are several stations everywhere and trains are scheduled to leave avery five or ten minutes. For more information about times and trains and stations visit MetroRoma
You are strongly advised not to use car in Rome: the city is invaded by some two million cars and there are often serious traffic jams. The inner area of the city (the Centro Blu) is closed to private cars without special permits Mon - Fri 06.30 - 18.00, Sat. 14.00 - 18.00, and the use of many streets and lanes is restricted. Access is allowed for the disabled and visitors with a hotel reservation (some hotels have garages).
If you want to go for a drive in Rome have first a look at our page about parking... you will find a useful list of parking areas in the city!
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Taxi (white or yellow in colour) are provided with an identification name and number, the emblem of the Roman municipiality, and a meter. you should always make sure that the latter is operational before hiring a taxi.The fare includes service, so tipping is not necessary. Licensed taxi are hired from ranks; there are not cruising taxis, and it's never advisable to accept rides from non-authorized taxis at the airport or train station.There are additional charges for driving at night, on Sunday and for each piece of luggage.
To call a taxi:
- Cooperative Radiotaxi - Tel. 06 3570
- Cosmo - Tel. 06 88177
- La Capitale - Tel. 06 4994
- Pronto Taxi - Tel. 06 6645
- Tevere - Tel. 06 4157
- Samarcanda - Tel . 06 5551
According to the rules established by the municipality, prices are inside every taxi, and they are translated in seven languages: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, arabe, and japanese.
THE FIXED STARTING AMOUNT IS: € 0
- from 7.00 am to 22.00 (normal) € 2,33
- fixed starting holiday amount (hours7/22) € 3,36
- from 22.00 to 7.00 am (night) € 4,91
AMOUNT OF A SINGLE UNIT: € 0,11
- PRICE 1 (urban price):
a unit every 141 metres in speed over 20km/h*, included in the amount of 0,78 €/km
- PRICE 2 (extra urban over the G.R.A.):
a unit every 85,3 metres in speed over 20km/h* included in the amount of 1,29 €/km.
- *a unit every 19,2 seconds in speed inferior than 20km/h, 1 hour is about 20,66 €
- EXTRA CHARGES: baggage (over cm 35X25X50) € 1,04.