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Taxi or private driver from FCO (Rome) airport to city center

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I'm trying to decide whether to arrange transport before I get to Rome or just take a taxi at the airport. Has anyone taken a cab from the airport to the city center and how was your experience? I know to look for the official white taxi cabs in Rome. Is it easy to spot these at the airport? I understand you can just walk out the door at the airport and taxis are lined up along the way. A private driver will meet you inside the airport but you will have to walk to where the car is parked in a designated area. Thanks in advance for sharing your experiences.

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I have used a taxi from the rank outside the airport. No problem. Be sure to tell them you want the fixed fare of 48 euro from the airport to any hotel within the city walls. (I like to be up-front so they know I am aware of it....)

 

When you exit the airport, the taxis are lined up just on the other side of the drop-off lane. Very handy.

 

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Taxi for sure. Very easy and lined up at the door. If you are paying via credit card, make sure to tell the guy directing the cabs. We waited an extra minute or 2 because most wanted cash payment.

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Thank you both for the taxi recommendation and the tips about the fixed rate and for paying by credit card. 

 

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everyone is spot on here.  Unless you have a overriding reason why you must have a private driver, the taxis from FCO into Rome are just fine.   Also, you could look into the train if you are able to manage your own luggage.  Then, take a taxi from the train station to your destination.  

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We did the private driver simply out of convenience and peace of mind (we didn’t know if we’d need to wait in a lengthy line for a taxi as we’ve had to do in other cities, or what the setup would be). Our driver was waiting for us with a sign as we exited customs. He grabbed our luggage and escorted us to our awaiting car. We also prepaid for the ride online when we made the reservation. Super easy, fast and hassle free. 

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