Does Uber work in Italy?

Yes, you can Uber in Italy, but it's not the same. It's available in Rome and Milan. However, only Uber Black is available, meaning higher prices and nicer vehicles. If you don't mind the slight price increase, then Uber is perfectly safe to use in Italy.

Can I use my Uber in Italy?

Uber Technically Exists in Italy

The main Uber service offered is called Uber Black, and it utilizes NCC drivers (noleggio con conducente). You can also get a licensed Milan or Rome taxi via the UBER app. These are the only ways (NCC or taxi) that Uber can currently legally operate in Italy.

Is Uber or taxi cheaper in Italy?

Using Uber in Italy is a little more expensive than using regular taxis. There isn't a specific per KM rate; the rates change regularly but the Uber fare includes several factors, including time, distance, booking fee, tolls, and surcharges. You can get a fare estimation through their app or website.

What do Italians use instead of Uber?

Getting around Rome without Uber

Taxi Ride App: FREE NOW (formerly: MyTaxi) This works very similarly to the Uber App, but you're essentially ordering a taxi. The advantage is that it works in most Italian cities. The disadvantage is that you will have to download a new app and sign up.

Is Uber cheaper than taxis in Milan?

Just a quick note to let peeps know that it is far cheaper to catch a taxi in Milan than an Uber!!

I worked for Uber Eats in Milan | Is it worth it!

Why is Uber so expensive in Milan?

Milan is one of the few Italian cities in which Uber operates. Standards are stricter in Italy than in the US for Uber drivers, however; all Uber drivers in Italy are required to be professional drivers, and the rate might be higher than Uber in other countries.

Is Uber in Milan Airport?

Uber is available at Milan Airport, so you can enjoy a convenient and comfortable trip to wherever you need to go. Where is the Uber Milan Airport pickup location? Uber pickup locations at airports are subject to change, so to find your pickup location, always check the Uber app after you request a ride.

What is the main taxi app in Italy?

FreeNow is perhaps the most popular app in Italy. In fact, you can find it in more than 100 cities in Europe. In Italy, it operates in Milan, Naples, Rome, Turin, Catania, Palermo, and Cagliari.

What ride app does Italy use?

With Scooterino you can request a ride on demand or request a ride in advance, increasing your chances that someone will accept your request. Scooterino functions similarly to BlaBlaCar, meaning it is not a taxi service but rather a way to share rides and split the cost of a journey between drivers and passengers.

What taxi apps do people use in Italy?

  • FreeNow (formerly mytaxi): the best taxi app in Italy. FREENOW. 19.8K subscribers. Travel in style | FREE NOW. ...
  • Omio: the app for public transportation planning. Omio. 2.25K subscribers. Introducing Mobile Tickets. ...
  • InTaxi: cab app for traveling in Como and Italy. InTaxi - Prenotazione Taxi Online. 12 subscribers.

Do you tip in Italy?

If you ask locals “Do you tip in Italy?”, they'll explain that while they sometimes leave a small tip, it's generally not necessary. In Italy, gratuity (or una mancia, pronounced oo-nah MAN-chah) is considered a bonus for exceptional service. And it's not often that you'll find a tip jar at a register.

Does LYFT work in Italy?

Lyft does not run in Rome - and only Uber's limo services are available, which are not good value for money. We tell you the alternatives.

Are taxis in Italy cash only?

If you don't have cash, make sure to ask the driver before you get in if you can pay with credit card. If you use an app to order a taxi, then you can pay with credit card through your app. I use ITTaxi.

What is the best way to get around Italy?

The best way to get around Italy: by train

The Italian railway system is extensive and easy to use: fast trains cover long distances and slower, local trains connect smaller towns and, often, villages in an efficient and environmentally friendly way.

Do taxis in Italy take credit cards?

Taxis typically require cash payment, unless you are ordering it through a taxi application on your phone. Many establishments in Italy will not want to use a credit card machine for a purchase less than five euros. It is a good idea to always have cash on you just in case!

Are taxis expensive in Italy?

In Rome, for example, a taxi fare within the city starts at €2.80 from 7am-10pm… but on Sundays at the same time, at €4, and at night, from €5.80! And if you're leaving from Termini, there's a €2 surcharge, plus there's a €1 charge per piece of luggage that has to go in the trunk.

Do you tip taxi drivers in Italy?


Tipping a taxi driver is not expected, but I've found that most people do leave a small amount. The general rule is to round up to leave €1-2. So, if your cab fare is €13.10, leave €15.00. You can also leave an additional tip if they help with luggage (€1 per bag).

How do you call a cab in Italy?

The Rome city council's number to call a taxi is +39 060609. You have to learn to speak at least a limited bit of Italian to order a taxi--giving the address properly in Italian, for example. Learn how to pronounce numbers, names, and letters too, so you can spell a name.

How do you hail a cab in Italy?

If you are staying in a smaller city, you may have to call a dispatcher to have a taxi sent to your location. Or, it may be necessary to walk to the closest taxi stand. Taxi drivers in Italy are not supposed to pick you up if you flag them down.

What is the best Italy taxi?

  1. Domenico's Airport Transfers. 752. Taxis & Shuttles. ...
  2. Erice Trapani Taxi. 634. Taxis & Shuttles. ...
  3. Taxi Boat Varenna - Day Tours. 528. Taxis & Shuttles • Ferries. ...
  4. Prestige Rent. 3,489. ...
  5. Funivia Colle Eletto. 1,455. ...
  6. Carole Faudé - Chauffeur Français. 666. ...
  7. Stefano's RomeCabs. 4,180. ...
  8. Rome in Limo - Tours & Excursions. 5,489.

Is Uber used in Lake Como?

One thing I want to warn about is traveling around Lake Como is EXTREMELY difficult. There are no Ubers, cabs are extremely limited and the ferry schedule can be tricky to understand.

What Italian cities have Uber?

As stated above, Uber isn't available in every Italian city. Currently, it is only available in Rome and Milan. If you need transportation in a city like Naples, we recommend using a train or taxi instead (though caveat emptor – beware scams if you take the latter option).

Should I Uber in Milan?

Yes, you can Uber in Italy but it's not the same.

It's available in Rome and Milan. However, only Uber Black is available, meaning higher prices and nicer vehicles. If you don't mind the slight price increase, then Uber is perfectly safe to use in Italy.

Do Italian taxis take credit cards in Milan?

Most taxis drivers in Milan accept credit cards, but it's better to ask before getting in the car. Taxis cannot be flagged down as they pass you along the street unless their 'taxi' light is on.