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Catania Taxi

Catania Taxi General Information and Tips

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Taxis in Catania

Catania is Sicily’s second-largest city, with a population of around 300,000. It lies on the Ionian Sea, under the shadow of Mount Etna and is a wonderful destination for those who wish to get lost in Catania’s Baroque old streets, try out the delicious fresh produce and swim in Sicilian cristal seas. It is no wonder that it is a popular destination for travellers – and when there are travellers there are taxis!

TRAINED DRIVERS

Hand picked & english speaking drivers

LOW PRICES

Same price as a regular Taxi from the line

FLIGHT MONITORING

Drivers are always on time

QUALITY SUPPORT

24/7 Email & Phone support

How much does a taxi cost?

Taxi prices
Day time
(05:00 - 24:00)
Night time
(00:00 - 05:00)
Duration
FROM CTA TO CATANIA CENTRE
25 €
28 €
15 MIN
FROM CATANIA TO TAORMINA
75 €
95 €
45 MIN
FROM CATANIA TO SYRACUSE
95 €
120 €
50 MIN
FROM CTA TO THE TRAIN STATION
10 €
12.80 €
12 MIN

Catania Taxi Prices

Catania taxis calculate their prices using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. Furthermore, various factors may affect the price, such as travelling by day, night or on a weekend.

Moreover, taxi tariffs in Italy are officially set by cities or districts. The Catania taxi tariff is binding for all taxis and taxi companies within the city and ensured by official taximeters that are installed in the taxi vehicles.

Tariff 1 – Monday to Saturday from 06:00 to 22:00:

Basic fee: €5
Price per km: €1
Standing and waiting time per hour: €18

Tariff 2 – Monday to Saturday from 22:00 to 06:00 and Sunday all day/night:

Basic fee: €8
Price per km: €1
Standing and waiting time per hour: €18

Please note that Catania taxis charge an extra €1 per piece of luggage, which is then added to the total fare and an airport surcharge for trips from or to the airport of €6.

To avoid any hidden fees, it is highly recommended to pre-book your Catania airport transfer online.

How to get a taxi in Catania

Getting a Catania taxi is easy as there are taxi ranks placed around the city, at the train station, at major spots such as Piazza del Duomo and at the airport. You can also easily hail a Catania taxi directly from the streets. If you prefer calling a taxi, you can do so by calling the ‘Catania Radio Taxi’ company, however you will have to pay a small surcharge.

If you wish to travel on a flat rate fare and not have to find a taxi or wait at a taxi rank, you can always book a private transfer service, in advance. In this case, your driver will be waiting for you at the exact location you indicated during the booking process.

Book your Catania Taxi Transfer in Advance

Arriving in Catania and having to find your way around this new city can be daunting, but knowing that your Catania taxi is waiting for you at a set time, in a set location, and at a fixed price, is relieving. Moreover, looking for a taxi rank within the city, having to wait in line for a cab whilst wasting the short amount of time you have left on your trip, is stressful.

That is why it is recommended to book a private Catania taxi in advance. This way, not only will you be avoiding surcharges, high fees, and long waits, you will have a friendly English-Speaking driver waiting for you if you book your Catania transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Catania Taxi Tips

  1. All Catania taxis accept cash payments in euros and bank card payments.
  2. Tipping your taxi driver in Catania is unusual, but appreciated, especially if they help you with your luggage or provide you with useful information. In this case, a 10% tip is the norm.
  3. As Catania taxi fares are metered and vary depending on various factors, it is important to make sure that your driver resets the taximeter and that it is running correctly before you begin your journey.
  4. For longer journeys, it may be more cost-savvy to book a private taxi online at a set fee rate.

Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Catania

Unfortunately, not all Catania taxis are equipped to transport wheelchairs. However, there are a few companies around Catania that are. You can always call the ‘Radio Taxi Service’ in Catania and ask. If you wish to travel in a wheelchair-accessible taxi with special support for disabled passengers, you can order one in advance.

Catania Taxi Safety and Complaints

If you have a bad experience, or feel like your Catania taxi driver might have over charged you, it is necessary to take note of the Taxi CP number (public course number/licence visible on the taxi doors) and fill out the appropriate complaint form to be sent to trasporto.pubblico@comune.catania.it.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Catania taxi cost?

Local Catania taxis calculate their fares using a taximeter, based on the time and distance travelled. Moreover, Sicilian taxi rates vary depending on if they are travelling during the day, night, or on a weekend. However, if you wish to travel at a fixed price and avoid any hidden fees, it is highly recommended to pre-book a Catania airport transfer online.

Can you hail a taxi in Catania?

You can easily hail a Catania taxi if you see that one is free on the road. However, if you can't find a taxi to hail you can always find a taxi rank around the city or any major hub such as the airport or train station.

Do you tip your taxi driver in Catania?

Tipping your Catania taxi driver is not mandatory, however greatly appreciated. The common thing to do is to either round your fare up to the highest euro or if you had great service you can always leave a 10% tip.

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