Rome: Travel from FCO to Piazza Farnese?

May 7th, 2008, 09:30 AM
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Rome: Travel from FCO to Piazza Farnese?

Hi all. We'll be flying overnight on 5/15 from DC to Rome. We rented an apartment near Piazza Farnese from Natalia at Dolce Roma.

My question is: Would we be better off taking a train from the airport to the Termini then getting a taxi to the apartment, or is it better to just go with a taxi from the airport straight to the hotel? Would it be much/any cheaper to take the train, then taxi route versus direct taxi from the airport?

Natalia indicated she could arrange a taxi direct from the airport for 45 euro.

Thanks in advance!
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May 7th, 2008, 09:46 AM
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It depends on how many of you there are?
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May 7th, 2008, 09:52 AM
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Taxi from FCO to center city is fixed at 40E; just be sure to get a metered Rome cab (SPQR and city shield on the door) and confirm that you will pay that fare before you load up.

Car services can be arranged for about the same price. Search on this forum using terms -- Rome limo airport -- to get the names of companies Fodorites recommend.

Either taxi or car service would cost approximately as much as train and taxi for three, or $10 more than train and taxi for two.
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May 7th, 2008, 09:55 AM
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45 euros seems o.k. door to door.
Train to Termini is 11 e pp plus taxi to your apt - may be even more.
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May 7th, 2008, 09:57 AM
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There are many possibilities.

I've used half-a-dozen times, and they've always been reliable. They charge 35 Euro for up to 3 people, 50 Euro for up to 5 people.

The Leonardo Express to Termini costs 11 Euro per person; a taxi from there about 10 Euro; a bus to Sant'Andrea della Valle 1 Euro per person.

The FR1 to Trastevere station costs 5.50 Euro (I think) per person; tram from there to Largo Argentina 1 Euro per person. No idea, unfortunately, how much a taxi would be; maybe 15 Euro?
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May 7th, 2008, 09:57 AM
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This company charges 35 Euro...unless you have large party.

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May 7th, 2008, 10:59 AM
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The train is 11 Euro per person. Then a taxi from the train dstation to Piazza Farnese is about another 10 Euro.

The train/taxi combo for two people is 32E, for three people it's 43E and for four people its 54E.

A direct car or taxi from airport to hotel is 35-45E.

So...the train option is only cheaper if you are a party of 1 or 2.

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May 7th, 2008, 11:53 AM
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I am going to be using Rome Shuttle next week for 35e. Do you tip? How much? Thanks, Kathy
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May 7th, 2008, 12:10 PM
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Tipping is not necessary, but I give 3-5E if the driver hauls luggage into the hotel/apt or is otherwise very helpful.
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May 7th, 2008, 05:09 PM
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I think I've stayed in that apartment (Natalia only has one in that area, right?) We let her arrange the taxi for us and it worked out great.

I'm using Romecabs this time around, and they also charge 45E.

Actally, we'll be in Rome around the same time -- the weather says rain all week! Oh well

I hope you enjoy your stay -- I can still hear my daughter banging on the shower stalls...during a rainy day.
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May 7th, 2008, 05:19 PM
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We also rented from Dolce Roma and had them arrange for the taxi. Less stress upon arrival and I felt that since we were renting an apartment from them that we had a level of trust established. there were 5 of us so the taxi was more economical than anything else.
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May 7th, 2008, 06:20 PM
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Thanks for all the replies. There are just two of us, so it sounds like the taxi is slightly more expensive, though not by much.

mebe - I think the apartment we are renting from Natalia is one they have not previously listed; it is a 4th floor apartment (5th US) overlooking Piazza Farnese. It is not yet showing on their website. I made the arrangements at the last minute, so I think I just got lucky.

I hope we don't get rain, but I'm excited about the trip anyway. If it rains, we'll just make the best of it.
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