How to get to the port of Civitavecchia from Rome?
The port of Civitavecchia is located about 100 kilometers from Rome, most of the liners cruising in Italy call at it.
Getting to Civitavecchia is relatively easy, but when planning, you need to take into account the peculiarities of Italian transport. Being late for your ship is extremely disappointing. Today we will learn how to get to the port from Rome on our own. Consider all relevant methods:
You can get from Rome to Civitavecchia by bus, regional train or taxi. I advise a bus or a transfer, and the train is the last thing to consider.
By bus for 10 euros
There are direct buses from the port to Termini Station and back for 10 euros. The number of places is limited, tickets must be booked in advance at the online box office on tiqets.com. – it will take just a minute.
The route and timetable are as follows:
- Civitavecchia (departure at 09:00 and 09:30) – Vatican City (arrival at 10:00 and 10:30) – Termini Station (arrival at 10:15 and 10:45);
- Termini Station (departure at 15:30 and 16:00) – Vatican City (15:45 and 16:15) – Civitevecchia – (arrival at 16:45 and 17:15).
The bus has free Wi-Fi and arrives directly at the cruise ship boarding terminal. To board the bus, it is enough to show the reservation code to the driver from the phone or any electronic device, there is no need to print a ticket, the 21st century.
By train for 5 euros
- Travel time: from 2 hours to 4 hours (depending on the starting point)
Traveling to Civitavecchia by regional train from Rome is the most economical way, the ticket costs 5 euros, but take into account the possible surprises of the Italian railways. We have transport strikes about three times a month, you should not be afraid of them, but you should not forget about them either.
To get started, visit www.trenitalia.com to check the schedule and see if the train option suits you.
Trains depart from Termini Station (Roma Termini), which means that if you do not live in a hotel nearby, you will have to go to the station by metro or bus. Also keep in mind that from the railway station in Civitavecchia to the port you will have to walk about 700 meters (10 minutes) on foot – this is not always convenient with suitcases. It is not necessary to buy a ticket for a regional train in advance, as in most cases they are without a seat. If your ship, for example, leaves at 17:00, then you need to leave Rome at least at 13:00. I would leave at 12 noon.
- The official website of the port: www.civitavecchiaport.org – here we check the cruise schedule and ship departures.
By taxi for 120 euros
- Travel time: 1 hour 15 minutes.
The most expensive but fastest way. Worth considering if you are not going on a cruise alone. A taxi from the Aurelian Walls area to the port of Civitavecchia should have a flat rate of 120 euros if you get on the official parking lot. In practice, it happens in different ways – taxi drivers may require an extra charge for luggage, for the 4th passenger, for a call to the hotel.
Transfer for 115 euros
Travel time: 1 hour 15 minutes.
An excellent alternative to taxi drivers is to order a transfer in advance. You will be picked up directly from the hotel, in a comfortable Mercedes E-class you will be delivered to the port with a breeze – this is convenient, reliable and even 5 euros cheaper. Plus, there are definitely no surprises and surcharges, but you need to plan your trip at least 24 hours in advance.
From Fiumicino airport
On trains from 11 to 33.5 euros
Travel time: 2.5-3 hours
There is no direct train from Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia, you will have to go to Termini on the Leonardo Express train for 14 euros, and then make a transfer. The second option is to take the regional train to Trastevere station for 8 euros and transfer there. Here is a detailed guide on how to get from Fiumicino to Rome.
By taxi for 120 euros
Travel time: about an hour.
With taxi drivers from Fiumicino, the same story – the price should be fixed at 120 euros. It’s better to ask in advance before getting into the car, I recommend 2-3 times, whether there will be a fixed cost for sure. In this case, we advise you to simply order a transfer in advance, from Sergio on a Mercedes for 115 euros and you will be met at the airport with a sign and delivered without surprises on time to the port