Traveling internationally for the first time with a baby (and the additional luggage that a baby produces) was a bit daunting. My husband and I are both seasoned travelers but I was flustered at the thought of a transcontinental trip with this tiny voyager and absolutely adamant about one thing: I wanted to have a car seat for the baby for the Rome to FCO transfer.
The cost of a Kiwi Taxi is the same as a regular Roman taxi with the built-in ease of being able to pre-pay and to add customizable extras like a car seat.
Car seats are not technically required if you are in a taxi, but it was really important to me to have one – as well as to have a reliable and trusted driver because I have found that some taxis drive far to fast on the road to Fiumicino Airport.
Because we had a long travel day to California ahead of us (15 hours over two flights, with a baby in economy class…) we upgraded to a business transfer to be sure to have room for our suitcases and to stretch out on during the first leg of the trip to the airport.
There are also options to book a 6 or 7 person van if you have a larger group for about $75. That means that for around $10/person, you can have door-to-door service for the same price as taking the slow train to the airport.
There are several ways to get to and from Rome and Fiumicino airport, but this is a good option for the pure ease, convenience, and reliability.
It is also worth considering for a pick up AT the airport with transfer to Rome. A driver will be waiting for you after baggage claim which can be more relaxing than finding a taxi once you arrive because it will be pre-paid (no worrying about euros right away), and the driver will already know where to take you (no problems with Italian).
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