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Best way for 4 to get from Termini to Via dell Orso (N of Navona)

Best way for 4 to get from Termini to Via dell Orso (N of Navona)

Jan 19th, 2010, 01:39 PM
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Best way for 4 to get from Termini to Via dell Orso (N of Navona)

Taxi, bus or transfer service? Via dell Orso is north of Piazza Navona and I'm not sure of the best way to go....guess I'm a little nervous at the idea of a taxi. Can we get 4 in one vehicle?...we'll each have a 22" and an overnight bag?

Thanks for your input.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 01:43 PM
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I should have said can we get 4 in one TAXI?
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Jan 19th, 2010, 02:18 PM
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The taxi rank at Termini has large taxis, as well the regular sized ones. I am always nervous when taking a taxi in Rome, having had some bad luck there. You might consider asking your hotel or apt. to tell you the approximate cost of a taxi from Termini, then tell the driver BEFORE you are all in the taxi. If they say OK, then you ought to be OK. Having been on the 25 Euro Termini > Navona taxi ride, I try to be extra careful.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 02:47 PM
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Are you training to Termini from the airport? If so, the best way to reach the area is take the shuttle bus service Sitbus (8€) from the airport to Piazza Cavour (which is buy Castel Sant'Angelo - across the river from via dell Orso). Otherwise, get an official taxi (make sure the side says Comune di Roma). Yes, four can fit in a taxi, but they might charge you extra for luggage. Zoom in (100-125%)to see the bus numbers beside via dell Orso.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 03:06 PM
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I don't want to appear rude, but I have been posting here 10 years and I never understand why people are afraid to take taxis in large cities.

Do you people live in small towns or suburban locations that don't have public transportation?

I just can't imagine being afraid to take a taxi.

Are you afraid the taxi driver is going to rob you? Take you to the wrong location? Are you afraid he won't speak English?

A taxi to your location in Rome should be about 11 euros. Make sure the meter is running. Look at a map and make sure you are going in the right direction.

I have taken taxis all over Rome and I have never had a problem.

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Jan 19th, 2010, 03:14 PM
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I think the best way would be to take a taxi. Make sure you get in the official taxi line outside the terminal. Ignore offers from anyone who approaches you prior to reaching the taxi line. The line may be long, but it moves quickly. Cost should be 15E max. Have the address written out to show the driver.

If you are arriving at the terminal via the train from the airport, skip the train and take a taxi or arranged service directly from the airport to your Rome address.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 03:20 PM
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Thin - I was wodering this myself as I have read many posts about people being cab-shy. Like you I have had no trouble with taking taxi cabs in Rome and in other parts of Italy. Just be aware of what is a real cab and what isn't - ask what the cost will be before yoyu get in adn be a smart traveler by doing your research before you land.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 04:32 PM
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Ok, 3 times over Christmas my wife and I took taxis from Termini (or the immediate vicinity) to an area right next to Navona. While normally we take public transport, during these times we either did not want to wait or needed to get back to our apartment. In each case the charge was about 9 euros.

I have never been ripped-off by a taxi in Rome, and that includes catching them in the middle of the night on Christmas eve. I'll take a Rome ride over a NYC ride any day of the week! But I still prefer buses and the metro.

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Jan 19th, 2010, 07:04 PM
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Guys, I'm not making this up. 25 euro from Termini to Navona, official taxi rank, blah, blah.

I am not afraid of taxis. I take taxis all the time. I take taxis in Florence, and don't give it a thought. I even take water taxis in Venice. Paris, London, all over the US. I do NOT have fear of taxis. I do apply caution in Rome.

Out of maybe two or so dozen taxi rides in Rome, I have had two blatant rip-offs. In Athens, I'm one for one. Out of hundreds of taxi rides in NY, I have never been robbed on a fare. I have, however, once been taken over the Brooklyn Bridge on the way from EWR to Lafayette St., and once tossed out of a taxi for reasons that are hard to explain.

There are bad taxi drivers in Rome. Naples, too. If you haven't met them, you are in the majority and lucky at the same time. If you have, then you know why I caution a neophyte. I am not the only person who has had a hassle with a taxi in Rome.
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Jan 19th, 2010, 10:12 PM
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There is a normal bus from Termini to P. Navona. I can't remember the route number but you should be able to find it searching either this site or Lonely Planet (or good old google). Much cheaper. The only catch is working out where to get off. If you have a heap of luggage this may not be practical but we managed fine with a backpack each.
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Jan 20th, 2010, 03:03 AM
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Rome was having such a problem with taxi drivers ripping off tourists that they went to a flat fee (40€ - 4 people includes luggage) from the airport about two years ago. There are signs everywhere about this fee, but yet tourists are still ripped off (mostly by unofficial taxis).

>>>Naples, too<<<
Naples has set taxi fees for almost everywhere a tourist would go (including all the way to Positano). Print the fee list (in Italian and English) and have with you so you aren't ripped off. English is page 2.
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Jan 20th, 2010, 10:22 AM
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I'm not "afraid" of taxis but of getting charged an exorbitant amount. If I know approximately what it should cost for a party of 4 then I would say that prior to getting in the taxi.

We are not coming from the airport.
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Jan 20th, 2010, 10:45 AM
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How's your Italian? Here are the rates. As you can see nights and holidays/Sundays are more.
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Jan 20th, 2010, 11:09 AM
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Just so you don't flip out in the cab, the driver will probably get to the Piazza Navona by going past the Colosseum then up past the Victor Emmanuel Monument and then through the Largo Argentina. This circuitous route is more traffic friendly.

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Jan 20th, 2010, 11:22 AM
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I am not a fan of taxis because 1) overcharged to a destination in Rome 2) been asked for a fee for putting me in a taxi in Rome (this was in the taxi line!) 2) being in a taxi going over 100 mph from SFO to downtown over one of the bridges 4) being in a taxi in Paris where we thought the driver was having a heart attack - sweating, rubbing his chest, driving erratically. So call me afraid if you want, but because of these experiences, I am not a fan.
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