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taxi from Reggio Calabria airport to centre of the town

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taxi from Reggio Calabria airport to centre of the town

How much should I pay for a taxi from the airport of Reggio Calabria to the centre of the town ?

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1. Re: taxi from Reggio Calabria airport to centre of the town

Maybe you have already had you answer by going there, but I am answering anyway to warn tourists coming to Reggio Calabria and willing to take a taxi.

In most Italian cities, local authorities set ordinary fares (per km, per minute) and special fixed fares to key destinations such as stations, airports, ports, etc... In Reggio Calabria, taxi drivers decided that the fares set by the City should not be applied, but that they should be "contracted" every time with the client.

That means that, although the City has set a special fee between the airport to the city centre (12 €), if you are a tourist be prepared to be asked 25 or even 30 € (which is too much, by all standards).

If you suggest that a special fee exists, the taxi driver will pretend not to understand, or will proudly declare that the CIty has not the power of setting taxi fares in Reggio Calabria. If you discuss, you risk not being transported at all (which is illegal, by the way).

Moreover, the taximeters are always turned off (in some cases, they appear to have never been used!), because the fare for ordinary trips is "contracted" as well.

Third point, credit and debit cards are not accepted onboard, only cash, which is unbearable in 2014; I will make you guess why.

My suggestion? If you can, do not take a taxi in Reggio Calabria, take a bus or a coach instead, or rent a car. The drivers must understand that tourists are a resource, not milk cows. The City must stop ignoring the problem. If you really need a taxi, please be prepared to face these inconveniences.

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