Taxis in Naples
There’s a saying that Rome is the heart of Italy, but Naples is its soul. Alive and chaotic, yet at the same time endearing and authentic, Naples is beautiful in its own way. If you are here to feel its vibe and grab a slice of pizza, make sure you don’t lose your way in the cobbled narrow stradas. Order a taxi or hail one from the street because who better to guide you than a local driver who has spent all their life in this charming place? Because Naples is not just about the pizza; there’s too much to do and too much to see to be wasting time waiting at a bus stop. So hop on a Naples cab and experience up close the picturesque old-world feel of this amazing city.
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Cost of a Naples Taxi
Taxis in Naples, just like in the rest of Italy use a taximetre to calculate the total fare of your journey. Prices are set by the Italian government and depend on several factors, namely, the route, the journey time and the traffic conditions. The Naples taxi tariff consists of a basic charge, the kilometre prices and a time-dependent component for standing and waiting times. You should also keep in mind that there are a number of additional charges for various extras.
- Base fare – €3.50
- Base fare on Sundays and public holidays – €6.50
- Every 48 metres of the journey – €0.05
Additional taxi fees include:
- Each piece of luggage – €0.50
- Trips starting from the airport – €5
- Trips to the airport – €4
Drivers leaving from the airport charge €16 for a ride to the city centre. As a rule of thumb, Naples taxis accept credit cards, but it’s always a good idea to ask before getting in.
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How to get a Taxi in Naples
Getting a taxi in Naples isn’t hard at all. You can flag one down on the street, but it’s best to walk to the nearest rank. There are over 100 taxi stands throughout the city. These are located near major train stations, at the airport, outside both ports, Molo Beverello, Mergellina and other popular tourist attractions. You can also book one by phone or pre-order a taxi online.
Generally, cabs in Naples are clean, comfortable, well-regulated and fairly affordable. There are several taxi apps that you can use to explore the city centre. You can also ask the hotel reception to call one for you. Consortaxi (+39 0815527308) and Consorzio Taxi Napoli (+39 081 8888) are two of the most reliable taxi providers.
Benefits of Booking a Naples Taxi in Advance
Naples doesn’t attract as many visitors as the capital, Rome, due to its reputation for being filthy, messy and basically fallen apart. However, give it a chance, and you are bound to fall in love with its contagious energy. If you want to witness a different side of this underrated city, book a taxi with Welcome Pickups. Your driver will show you a good time, give you a couple of tips on how to stay safe and win you over instantly with their congenial personality and knowledge of Naples.
Naples Taxi Tips
- Α tip is generally not expected in Italy. If your driver provides great service or is particularly helpful, you can round the fare to the nearest euro.
- Watch out for overcharging at three locations: the airport, the railway station, and the hydrofoil marina.
- As far as prices are concerned, some destinations have a fixed tariff—you should ask for this, as drivers don't always suggest it.
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Naples
Naples on the whole is not an easy destination for travellers with mobility issues. Cobbled streets, heavy traffic and narrow pavements make life difficult for wheelchair users. Some efforts are made by local authorities to increase accessibility but current conditions leave a lot to be desired. To book a wheelchair friendly taxi in Naples, contact Taxi Arena by phone at +39 0823 322400.
Safety and Complaints for Naples Taxis
Despite the fixed rate schedules for taxis in Naples, some drivers may not acknowledge those fares once you arrive at your destination and demand more money. If you feel you have been scammed or overcharged, note down the driver’s number, politely ask for a receipt and call the local police right away.