Rome Airport to Cruise Port
How To Get To Civitavecchia From Rome Airport
Situated on the Southern part of Italy is Civitavecchia Port. Civitavecchia this port serves as a transfer and start/stop point for a large number of cruises and other boats every year. Sometimes referred to as Port of Rome, this port plays a significant role in cruise-based tourism in Rome and the surrounding cities. Referring to the port as the Port of Rome can be deceiving though as the port isn’t actually located in the city of Rome. On a map, you will see that the only major waterway in Rome is the Tiber River, and they don’t send large cruise ships up the river.
Instead, Civitavecchia Port is located in the city of Civitavecchia. This city is located about an hour and 5o minutes (70.5 km) away by car from Fiumicino Rome Airport. As a large number of tourists to Rome come over via cruise ships, a lot of people often want to know more about the Port of Civitavecchia. With that in mind, we have created this mini guide to help you get the information you need.
Not everyone wants to drive to Civitavecchia to board a cruise, or even can. That means flying into the local airport, Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport. The Fiumicino Airport is located near Rome but not in Rome itself, that means getting from the airport to Civitavecchia will need some planning. We recommend doing this planning before you start your trip.
Here are some options for getting from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia City/Port.
Cruise Ship Transport
Almost all cruise lines offer buses too and from the airport. These are easy to get on as they will take you right to where you need to go and know the answers to all of your questions. You do pay a very high rate for one of these transports. Cruise companies make a lot of their money this way.
Private Transfer/Private Car
An alternative to using the transport that a cruise ship arranges is having a private transfer/private car take you from the airport to Civitavecchia Port. This typically costs less money and is anywhere between 29 euros a person to 90 euros a person.
The Rome Airport is a decent amount of time away from Civitavecchia Port, just about 50 km to give you an idea. That is a long taxi ride and taking a taxi will cost you over 120 euros. We recommend that you take one of the other transportation methods because a taxi usually ends up costing far more than its worth unless other methods are too busy.
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By far train is one of the most economical ways to get to Civitavecchia Port from the Rome Airport. In total you will spend no more than 40 euros. However, you make up for the cost in the amount of time riding and transferring trains takes. A shuttle train will take you from Rome Airport to Rome where you will catch the main train.
This train will take you to the Civitavecchia Train Station and you can walk from the station to the port. You will spend upwards of 2 hours on trains. Make sure to factor in time for walking from the train station to the port.