Many cruise ships sailing in the Mediterranean stop in the port of Civitavecchia, which lies about 80 km north of Rome. From here cruise passengers usually make a day trip to Rome to explore its unique historical sights.
Many passengers also ends their cruise in Civitavecchia and need to reach one of two Rome's Airports to travel back home or Termini Station to continue their travel in Italy. Some passengers want to spend a few days in Rome at the end of their cruise and need to reach their Rome accommodation.
They all can choose from taking one of many trains from Civitavecchia train station, taking a regular taxi or pre-arranged private car transfers. Taking and organised day trips could be an excellent option for cruise visitors who want to enjoy thoroughly while exploring Rome
Once your cruise ship dock in the port o Civitavecchia and you disembark, you need to take one of shuttle buses running between the various cruise-ship piers and Forte Michelangelo at the entrance of the port. From there it's a short 10-minute walk down Viale Garibaldi to the train station. If Civitavecchia is your embarkation or debarkation port, you'll have your luggage with your and might find convenient to take a taxi to reach the train station.
There are several types of trains running from Civitavecchia train station to Rome with various journey times and costs from €5-18 one-way, depending on the speed of the train.
To see the detailed train running schedules you should visit the Trenitalia official web site.
If you intend to use regional trains we advise you to buy a BIRG ticket (5 zones), a daily ticket that covers use of all regional trains in Lazio region (in second class only), COTRAL buses, city buses, metro and trams in the region. Please note that BIRG tickets do not work on any Intercity or Frecciabianca trains. This means that thic ticket inlcudes the trip from Civitavecchia to Rome by train (and return) and unlimited use of all means of public transport in Rome (buses, metro and tram).
If you are travelling from the Port of Civitavecchia to Rome by train, we advise you to buy a BIRG ticket (that covers 5 zones). This €12 daily ticket allows unlimited trips in all public transports between Civitavecchia Station and Rome until the midnight of the day you stamp it for the first time. You can buy BIRG directly at the station.
When taking trains from the port of Civitavecchia to Rome you can reach several train station across Rome depending on what you wish to visit:
San Pietro train station is situated only 10-minute walk from Saint Peter's Square and therefore ideal for those who wish to visit the Vatican first. Vatican Museums are situated additional ten minutes from here. The long straight avenue called Via della Conciliazione will take you to Castel Sant Angelo on the banks of the Tiber River. Just across the river you will find historic centre of Rome with its amazing sights. If you don't feel to walk you can take metro line A from the station Ottaviano - S. Pietro to reach them.
Ostiense train station is convenient stop for those who wish to visit the Colosseum and the Roman Forum first. From nearby Piramide metro station you can take blue line B to reach the Colosseum (only 2 stops). In the area there are also several interesting sights such as Pyramid of Cestius, Centrale Montemartini museums or Basilica of Saint Paul's outside the walls. You can use city bus no.81 to travel from Colosseum via Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountains, Piazza Venezia to Colosseum.
Trastevere train station is situated in Flavio Biondo Square behind Trastevere neighbourhood, next to Marconi area close to Portuense neighbourhood. Trastevere is charming part of Rome on the right side of the Tiber River. From here you can eaisly reach Campo de'Fiori, Piazza Navona and Pantheon on foot. Vatican is also some 15 minuts on foot. From this station you can catch tram no.8 as well as many buses to reach other parts of Rome
Termini Station - this is the main train station in Rome. From here, you can get the Leonardo Express train to Fiumicino Airport. Also from here you can take shuttle buses to either Fiumicino or Ciampino Airports or take a metro, bus or a taxi to any other part of Rome.
You will find a very few taxis at the port. However, don't count on any of these to take you to the train station. And, if you want one of them to take you from Civitavecchia to Rome, you may find yourself out of luck. The huge number of passengers disembarking at once overwhelms the supply.
Your best options of getting from Civitavecchia to Rome is to book in advance your private car transfer. We advise you to book your transfer safely and easiyl online via Rideways web site. Rideways offers professional transfer services worldwide. Rates for the ride between Civitavecchia and Rome usually start at about €130 for up to 3 people with luggage, and go up from there, depending on the number of people and luggage (the larger the vehicle, and the more people and luggage they have to take, the more it will cost.)
Take an organised tours from Citivitavecchia and explore the amazing sights of Rome leisurely. Your guide will pick you up from the dock and transfer you by air-conditioned vehicle to the city of Rome.
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