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Tiburtina Bus Station - Are You Familiar with it?

Old Apr 11th, 2011, 10:59 AM
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Tiburtina Bus Station - Are You Familiar with it?

I think we might take the bus from Siena to Rome (rather than the train). But it takes us to Tiburtina. Will it be easy to get a reliable taxi there? Is there a regulated taxi stand there like there is at Termini? Our hotel is not far from the base of the Spanish Steps but with luggage a taxi would be easier than the Metro (I think).

Or do you recommend taking the train from Siena to Rome?
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 11:13 AM
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Take the bus and then a taxi---not that far.
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 11:52 AM
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Is there a visible taxi stand at Tiburtina?
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 02:27 PM
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It has both a train and bus station and taxis are common--not sure about a stand.
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 02:31 PM
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Thanks, bobtn.
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Old Apr 11th, 2011, 04:26 PM
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I suggest a taxi to your hotel. There is a taxi stand at Tiburtina. This is what I did and it was easy. I don't remember how much the taxi cost, guessing around 15-20e max.
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I've also found cabs easily at Tiburtina to my hotel, much more convenient than tangling with the metro!

But keep in mind the usual cautions about finding an official Rome cab (they're generally white, have an ID number on the door and an SPQR shield) and not just any cab -- you've probably seen many of the warnings here and in most guidebooks about the risks of being ripped off in an unregulated cab.

It can be easy to do -- a couple of years ago I absent-mindly wandered out the wrong doors at Termini and when a cabbie approached me (which should have been a warning) I asked what his fare was to Campo di'fiori (which wasn't far and roughly a 10-euro fare) and he said: "That's a long way -- about 40 euros." I snapped out of my haze, laughed aloud, turned around and found the lineup for registered Rome cabs!
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