Car, bike and e-scooter sharing services in Rome (2022)

All Roads Lead to…. car, scooter and bike sharing in Rome

According to some, all roads lead to Rome. But you may have noticed Rome’s roads are far from eternal (and in serious need of a revamp), reason to why romans often chuckle when they hear the phrase and comment on how the current state of the roads lead more like nowhere rather than Rome.

As the city is slowly working on improving the conditions, new car sharing services have risen to the occasion. The services allow users to hop on and off their chosen transportation device, and help reduce pollution thanks to one leaving his/her personal car behind by opting to share one instead. By sharing one mustn’t worry about paying for parking, insurance, or for gas–it’s all included. Not to mention, the sharing factor comes in really handy when you are in a hurry and no public transport or cabs are in sight.

The sharing isn’t limited to cars, and also includes scooters, e-scooters and bikes. All services are paid for and reserved through easy and ready to use apps.Each service has a different pricing range, its own app, and different vehicles to choose from. Sharing is caring, so make sure you leave the transport as you found it after you finish scurrying around Rome. Other than that, your carriage awaits!

Car, bike and e-scooter sharing services in Rome (1)
  • CAR SHARING IN ROME
    • Share Now
    • Enjoy
  • E-BIKE SHARING IN ROME
    • Lime
    • Dott
    • Tier
  • SCOOTER SHARING IN ROME
    • Ecooltra
    • Zig Zag / Go Sharing
    • Acciona
  • E-SCOOTER SHARING IN ROME
    • Helbiz
    • Lime
    • Bird
    • Link
    • Dott

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CAR SHARING IN ROME

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XS: €0.19/minute | Cost 1 day €49 + €0,19/km
XS convertible: €0.24/minute
S: €0.21/minute
M: €0.29/minute
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The first car sharing service to land in Rome, Share Now was recently born from the fusion between Car2Go and DriveNow. The service has different types of cars to choose from, the most popular being the white and blue, two-seater Smart car. Also available are the Citroen C3 and the Fiat 500X. At Fiumicino Terminal 1 and Ciampino P5 they also have a reserved car park where you can leave your car (additional fee of € 9.90 for Fiumicino and € 5.90 for Ciampino).

Enjoy

enjoy.eni.com
€0.29/minute (cost 1 day €49 with 50km included)

You can’t miss these red Fiat 500s with the catchy “enjoy” written on their side. And get rid of your parking nightmares, you can park your vehicle free of charge on blue parking spaces and access (with some restrictions) ZTL areas. With Enjoy you can also book the Fiat Doblò van (€ 29 for the first two hours) convenient for moving or transporting large packages. Like Share Now, Enjoy also has its own parking lots at Rome’s airports.

E-BIKE SHARING IN ROME

Lime

li.me
€0.26/minute
€1 to unlock bike
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The famous white and green bikes and e-scooters are now in Rome! Uber’s electric assist bikes are now managed by the renowned mobility sharing company, Lime. Justdownload the app Lime and select the bike option, scan the QR code on the bike, put your helmet on, and zip away. You can also book these vehicles via the Uber app.

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Dott

ridedott.com
€0.25/minute
€1 to unlock bike
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Dott offers a national, eco-sustainable option, with e-bikes (as well as e-scooters) in most neighbourhoods of the city. Their vehicles are constantly maintained, repaired, and recycled and are a great, safe way to get around.

Tier

tier.app
€0.25/minute
€1 to unlock bike
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Finally, Tier, has introduced as many as 800 e-bikes on Roman roads, giving citizens and tourists yet another cheap option. Find the nearest bikes, unlock them using the QR code and start riding. Tier also has e-scooters for who is not into pedals.

Ecooltra

ecooltra.com
€0.24/minute
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These electric scooters are perfect if you’re looking to get somewhere quickly. With over 9000 electronic scooters around 6 cities, it’s no wonder it’s the leader in scooter sharing in Europe.

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Zig Zag / Go Sharing

zigzagsharing.com
€0.32/minute
24 Hour pass option for scooter: €29/day
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A pretty perfect name for a scooter sharing service, zigzag can take you all over Rome with its two-wheeled scooter (which is electric), for a convenient daily price. To create the best possible experience,Zig Zag and GO Sharing have joined forces. For now, you recognize them by the yellow and green co-branding. To use their electric scooters you need to download and use the Zig Zag app.

Acciona

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€0.32-0.40/minute

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Another electric scooter for you to get on and enjoy your Roman holiday brought to us by Spain. Download the app and book your scooter in just three clicks! Acciona has different driving modes: Standard (up to 50km/h – €0.32/minute), Custom (up to 80km/h – €0.36/minute), Xtra (up to 90km/h – €0,40/minute). Stopovers are €0.15/minute.

E-SCOOTER SHARING IN ROME

Helbiz

helbiz.com
€0.25/minute
€1 to unlock electric scooter
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Helbiz has introduced its HelbizGo electric scooter. Download the app, locate the nearest scooter, scan its QR code and unlock it. Once you’re done with your ride, park the scooter curbside and end your rental! You can also get the monthly subscription of €39.99 that allows you to have an unlimited number of daily rides of up to 30 minutes.

Lime

li.me
€0.25/minute
€1 to unlock electric scooter
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Download the app, scan the QR code and unlock your scooter. When you’ve reached your destination, follow the instructions on the app to end your rental and park your scooter responsibly. You can also opt for various subscription plans which make the overall riding much cheaper. The Lime e-scooters are advanced vehicles that swiftly get you to your destinations.

Bird

bird.co
€0.25/minute
€1 to unlock electric scooter
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Bird is a new electric scooter sharing company in the capital. Once registration is complete, you’ll find a map displaying the closest scooters to you. You can reserve your e-scooter up to 30 minutes before unlocking it.Once you’ve reached the scooter, scan the QR code and zip away. At the end of your journey you’ll have to take a picture of the position of your vehicle. If you don’t park it correctly the “Bird watchers” operating in the area will intervene and move it.

Link

superpedestrian.com
€0.25/minute
€1 to unlock electric scooter
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These electric scooters have been introduced during the pandemic. They are a product of the company Superpedestrian, deeply devoted an urban planning which prioritises citizens’ needs.

Dott

ridedott.com
€0.25/minute
€1 to unlock electric scooter
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These electric scooters boast the most advanced safety features; including larger wheels with excellent road holding and a double braking system. The booking procedure is the same as all scooters. Just in case you forgot – taking another person is not allowed!

USEFUL APPS FOR URBAN MOBILITY

Urbi

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What if you don’t know which one to use? Or whether you feel like riding a scooter one day, a car the next, and topping it all off with a bike ride on the banks of the Tiber river? No worries. With the Urbi app you will be able to see almost all available shared vehicles around you, letting you pick the one you’re feeling the most, or just the closest one to you!

HOW CAR/SCOOTER/BIKE SHARING WORKS

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If you choose cars and/or scooters, you will have to validate your license through the app and have a secondary ID (like your passport) on you while driving. Once you reserve the vehicle, you have an allotted amount of time (usually 20 minutes) to reach it. Once reached and you confirm your presence in the vehicle, your ride and payment begin. Make sure to check the map beforehand to verify that you will be driving through the allowed area, as Rome is big and not all areas are covered by the sharing services. Parking is taken care of, but do make sure to park in an orderly fashion, because let me tell you from personal experience: you pay the fines should you park incorrectly.

FAQs

Is it a good idea to rent a scooter in Rome? ›

Besides just the look, scooters are also one of the best ways to get around Rome because you won't be dependent on public transportation, which isn't always super reliable in over there. In short, you won't have to worry about how you're going to get to all the sights in Rome and places you want to visit!

Can you ride electric scooters in Rome? ›

By law you must be a minimum of 14 years old to ride a private e-scooter in Rome. However most of the apps also have a lower age limit for use of the vehicles that is greater than 14 years old – usually 18.

Does Rome have bike share? ›

E-BIKE SHARING IN ROME

The famous white and green bikes and e-scooters are now in Rome! Uber's electric assist bikes are now managed by the renowned mobility sharing company, Lime. Just download the app Lime and select the bike option, scan the QR code on the bike, put your helmet on, and zip away.

How many e-scooters are there in Rome? ›

The current invasion of the Italian capital comes from e-scooters -- more than 14,000 of them -- modern chariots that block sidewalks, unnerve drivers and kill.

What do you need to rent a scooter in Rome? ›

What you need to rent a Scooter? All you need is a valid passport or identity card, a credit card to make the necessary deposit depending on the model chosen, and a valid driver's license. In Italy it is possible to drive up to 125cc scooters with the normal European driving license for cars.

Do I need a license to rent a scooter in Italy? ›

You must know a driver's license is required in the event of driving vehicles. To rent a scooter in Italy, you must own a valid national driving license. If you are a non-European citizen, you must also have a valid international driver's permit.

Can you rent Ebikes in Rome? ›

44 e-bikes available, average price of 26€ per day!

How do you ride a scooter in Rome? ›

To rent and ride a motorino in Rome, all you need is a valid drivers license, a sense of adventure and a good dose of common sense. Watch out for wet cobblestones, potholes, restricted traffic areas and other drivers. You can drive a motorino up to 125cc with no special license required.

Is Rome good for bikes? ›

Rome certainly doesn't have the reputation of a cyclist's paradise, but don't believe the hype—the Eternal City actually offers plenty of advantages for two-wheeled tourists. If you ride smart and stay safe you'll find that cycling is the fastest and funnest way to get around Rome.

What ride share is used in Rome? ›

Roman taxis and ridesharing

MyTaxi allows you to hail a cab and pay on board, or order a taxi on demand or in advance. Rates are cheaper than taking Uber.

Is Rome a bike friendly city? ›

With so much history to explore, Rome is best visited on foot or bike. Although the city is less bike-friendly than those in northern Europe, the intrepid biker will be in heaven with excursions both within the city's walls and a quick train ride into the surrounding region.

Is there Uber in Rome? ›

Complete your plans today by reserving a ride with Uber in Rome. Request a ride up to 30 days in advance, at any time and on any day of the year.

What are those scooters in Italy called? ›

Vespa (Italian pronunciation: [ˈvɛspa]) is an Italian luxury brand of scooters and mopeds manufactured by Piaggio. The name means wasp in Italian. The Vespa has evolved from a single model motor scooter manufactured in 1946 by Piaggio & Co.

Are e-scooters legal in Italy? ›

Italy. The Italian government updated their e-scooter laws in 2020, effectively making scooters equivalent to bikes. The minimum age is set to 14, and helmets are considered mandatory for riders under 18. E-scooters are now permissible on roads where bikes are also allowed, at a max speed of 25 km/h.

How do you get around Rome without walking? ›

Other than walking, here are the best ways to get around Rome:
  1. ATAC city transport (bus, metro, tram)
  2. Hop on / Hop off bus.
  3. Taxi.
  4. Private car hire.
  5. Driving.
  6. Vespa / motorcycle.
  7. Bicycle.
  8. Electric scooter sharing.
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How much is a Vespa rent in Rome? ›

Rome by Vespa is the Vespa rental company with the best fares in Rome. A Vespa rental costs 59 € for 24 hours, 115 € for 48 hours, 160 € for 3 days.

Can anyone rent a Vespa in Rome? ›

Renting a Vespa in Rome

If you'd like to try your hand at riding a Vespa in Rome, all you'll need is a regular driver's license, an international driving permit (you can pick one up at AAA for $20), and a lot of courage!

Do you have to wear a helmet on a scooter in Italy? ›

Motorcycle or moped riders must wear a helmet. Helmets must be European type-approved and must be worn correctly at all times. FINE for non-compliance (article 171, paragraph 2, Italian Highway Code): 80 to 323 Euros.

Can I ride a Vespa on a car licence in Italy? ›

To drive the vespa 125 cc the car driving license is sufficient. To drive the vespa 150, 250 or 300 cc you need a motorcycle license. All our Ape can be driven with the car driving license.

Who can drive scooter in Italy? ›

To drive in Italy it is required a valid driving license. Valid national driving licence enabling to drive the category of the vehicle being driven. Officially you can't drive a scooter or car without International driving permit, because Italian police can fine you and obligate you to pay a sum of minimal 400 €.

Do you need a Licence for an electric bike in Italy? ›

E-bike laws in Italy

You must be 14 years of age or older to ride an e-bike, and a helmet is required for riders between the ages of 14-18. A driver's license or insurance is not required.

Can I hire a mobility scooter in Rome? ›

The Portable Four Wheeled Mobility Scooter is available for hire in Rome, Italy and can be delivered direct to your hotel, apartment or place of residence when you book with Mobility Equipment Hire Direct.

Can 2 people ride Lime scooter? ›

Group Ride is a feature that allows one Lime user to unlock multiple scooters with their account. This allows riders to easily make scooter riding a group activity without tandem riding (one person per scooter, please!). How many scooters can be unlocked with Group Ride? You can unlock up to five scooters at a time.

How much does Lime e scooter cost? ›

How much is the lime scooter price? There's is an unlocking fee of 1 USD or 1 Euro, and after that a variable rate per minute depending on location but initially started at 0.15 USD and has since been seen to go up to 0.30 USD.

What is the best form of transportation in Rome? ›

The best way to get around Rome is on foot. And because many of the best attractions are clustered together in traffic-free zones, walking makes the most sense. However, some places, like Vatican City, are pretty far from the central historic district, necessitating the use of the metro or a taxi.

Is driving in Rome easy? ›

Is driving in Rome difficult? Many first-time visitors to Rome will find driving in the city to be a bit challenging. The streets are narrow and congested, and it can be difficult to find parking. However, if you take a few precautions and plan ahead, you can make your experience of driving in Rome a lot easier.

Does Rome have good transportation? ›

Despite being one of the smallest in Europe, Rome's metro system is significantly fast and reliable, covering several areas of the city center. Operating on 37 miles of tracks with 73 station stops, Rome's metro network has three lines: Line A (orange), Line B (blue), and Line C (green).

Which ride sharing service is best? ›

Zipcar is perhaps the best-known car share service. Available in cities and universities across the United States and around the world, the company allows users to book nearby cars 24/7 straight from its website or mobile app. You only need a reservation and a “Zipcard” that allows you to unlock your selected car.

Is one day in Rome enough? ›

Ideally, you should plan to spend at least two days in Rome in order to see all of its main sites properly. Unfortunately, sometimes circumstances allow a tourist a limited amount of time to enjoy the city.

What ride share is used in Italy? ›

Uber Black vehicles are better than regular taxis and are well-maintained, but the rates are higher than the regular taxi rate. In Rome, Uber is readily available, but you don't get the regular Uber taxi. The app works, but the vehicles you find here are Uber Van, Uber Lux, and Uber Black.

Are cars allowed in Rome? ›

The center of Rome is full of ZTL zones (zona traffic limitato – limited traffic zone) which means it's inaccessible to private cars. Only taxis, vehicles with disability placards, and residents who live or work in the area have access to enter ZTL areas in the center of Rome's historic center.

Is it easy to drive a Vespa in Rome? ›

Yes, it's a little nerve racking at first getting use to Italian driving. But frankly, after a couple of hours, all of us were driving Italian style no problem. In some ways it felt safer than being a pedestrian. As long as you are a confident driver, you'll "get it" and have the time of your life.

Do you need a helmet to ride a bike in Italy? ›

Mexico City has had mandatory cycle helmet laws repealed, and in Italy the Federazione Italiana Amici della Bicicletta managed to block a proposed helmet law. While bicycle helmets are not required to be worn by law in the United Kingdom the British Medical Association advocates the compulsory use of helmets.

Is taxi expensive in Rome? ›

Not only are taxis in Rome more expensive than most other European cities, but they are also harder to locate. Don't expect to be able to simply hail a Rome taxi from the street, you will need to walk to the nearest taxi rank or call and book a taxi with one of the many companies.

Is it better to take Uber or taxi in Rome? ›

Other Transportation Apps

Feel free to pull out your smartphone and call a ride in Rome, Florence, Venice, or pretty much any other Italian destination. It may cost a little more, but most taxis will find a way to rip you off anyway, so in the end, we recommend you just take an Uber.

How much is taxi from Rome airport to city center? ›

What is the Taxi Price from Rome Airports to the City Center? You will pay a fixed fare of 48€ for your journey from Fiumicino Airport to any destination in the city center that is located within the Aurelian Walls. A trip between Ciampino Airport and the city center of Rome stands at a fixed rate of 30€.

What is a scooter bike called? ›

A moped (/ˈmoʊpɛd/ MOH-ped) is a type of small motorcycle, generally having a less stringent licensing requirement than full motorcycles or automobiles.

What are the Italian bikes called? ›

Ducati is the best-known Italian motorcycle brand, and it's earned such recognition through the creation of – let's call a spade a spade – insane street machines, but Ducati is not the only game in town when it comes to the who's who of Italian motorcycle manufacturers.

What is a scooter rider called? ›

Meredith herself suggested “scooterist” or “scooter-rider.”

Can you ride e-scooters on the road? ›

Anyone using a rental e-scooter on a public road or other public space, has to comply with the relevant road traffic legislation or they face potential prosecution. To rent an e-scooter you must: be at least 16 years old. hold the correct driving licence (category Q or P/M)

Can you use e-scooters in public? ›

Rental electric scooters (e-scooters) are the only way to legally ride an e-scooter on public roads or in other public places within London - and even this is limited to specific boroughs. It is still illegal to use privately-owned e-scooters or other powered transporters on public roads.

Can e-scooters carry passengers? ›

Always ride solo - e-scooters are not built for two people, so no additional passengers are permitted by law. Never ride under the influence - don't use a rental e-scooter if you're under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or have medical restrictions or exceptions.

What is the cheapest way to travel in Rome? ›

Rome's public transportation is cheap and can take you any place you need to go. Getting around on foot is not only free but also the very best way to experience the city – you can't go wrong with strolling and people-watching.

Is Uber cheaper than a taxi in Rome? ›

For long distances Uber can be cheaper than a taxi in Italy. As in any big city like New York City or a city you don't know, even in Rome taking a taxi may not seem like a simple thing. However, you can find a taxi and hail a cab really easily.

How much is a 3 day metro pass in Rome? ›

It allows unlimited use of public transport for 72 hours from the time it is used for the first time. The price is € 18 ( US$ 18.70).

How do you drive a scooter in Rome? ›

To rent and ride a motorino in Rome, all you need is a valid drivers license, a sense of adventure and a good dose of common sense. Watch out for wet cobblestones, potholes, restricted traffic areas and other drivers. You can drive a motorino up to 125cc with no special license required.

What do you wear to a Vespa tour? ›

Fashion Tips

Sandals are welcome but they should close in the back. No flip flops. We suggest slightly loose fitting clothing since you will be hopping on and off the Vespa.

Can you ride a Vespa without experience? ›

Yes, it is easy as all our Vespas are automatic (no gears). However, a prior scooter or motorbike driving experience is required. For safety reasons we strongly discourage people without experience to rent a scooter in a foreign country.

Is it safe to ride a bike in Rome? ›

If you ride smart and stay safe you'll find that cycling is the fastest and funnest way to get around Rome. Rome's infamously aggressive drivers, traffic jams, unpredictably gestural pedestrians and cobblestone-infested hills make cycling seem unlikely, if not impossible.

Do I need a license to drive a Vespa in Rome? ›

To drive in Italy it is required a valid driving license. Valid national driving licence enabling to drive the category of the vehicle being driven. Officially you can't drive a scooter or car without International driving permit, because Italian police can fine you and obligate you to pay a sum of minimal 400 €.

Can I ride a Vespa on a car Licence in Italy? ›

To drive the vespa 125 cc the car driving license is sufficient. To drive the vespa 150, 250 or 300 cc you need a motorcycle license. All our Ape can be driven with the car driving license.

What do I need to rent a Vespa in Rome? ›

To get around Rome by Vespa, you'll need a valid driver's license and an international driving permit, which you can get in advance of your trip in your home country or online.

Can tourists drive in Rome? ›

Tourists may also use their valid American driver's license if accompanied by an official translation in Italian. Americans registered as residents with the local Vital Records Bureau (known as Anagrafe) must apply for an Italian license within one year of the date of registration.

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