The best way to get to the port of Civitavecchia is here. You start your Mediterranean cruise in Civitavecchia? You go from Civitavecchia to Sardinia, to Sicily or to another port in the Mediterranean? The port of Civitavecchia is within easy reach of Fiumicino and Ciampino airports, as well as by car and by train.
Civitavecchia Getting there · By car to the port
The journey to the port of Civitavecchia by car is not a problem. Coming from the East or the South, you will pass Rome on the ring highway – the GRA – and then take the Via Aurelia or the Rome – Fiumicino motorway to Civitavecchia.
Coming from the north you have several options. Either you drive from Genoa along the coast via La Spezia, Pisa, Livorno and Grosseto to Civitavecchia. On this route you have about 130 miles of country road. The route is very picturesque. From Florence you can drive on the road via Siena and Grosseto to Civitavecchia. The distance on this road is around 150 miles. From Florence you can also take the A1 motorway to Orte and then from Attigliano on the road via Viterbo. The route is about 18 miles longer, of which about 50 miles of country road. On the country roads, you shall pay attention to the maximum speed, as there are numerous speed controls. The A1, however, I find a bit boring. It’s like a chewing gum and sometimes it goes quite curvy through the Appenines.
In the port of Civitavecchia you can drive to the ferry. If the journey continues without car, you should reserve a parking space at the port at https://civitavecchia.portmobility.it/. From the parking lot, a free shuttle brings you to the ferry or cruise terminal.
Civitavecchia Getting there · From Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino Airport to the port
If you have booked the flight along with the cruise, the transfer from the airport to the port is usually included. Otherwise, you have the option to travel by train, taxi or private transfer to the port.
By train from Fiumcino airport to Civitavecchia port
All timetable information for the train from Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia Port can be found at trenitalia.com. All you have to do is specify Fiumicino Aeroporto as your departure point, Civitavecchia as the destination and the date and time, and the system will give you all possible connections with the corresponding prices. The cheapest way to get there is by the FL1 line towards Fara Sabina to Trastevere train station and from there by regional train to Civitavecchia. The route costs 11 euros and the journey takes about two hours. The trip with the Leonardo Express to Termini and the express train to Civitavecchia is much more expensive and brings little advantage. You can buy the tickets on the website. They are valid for four hours from the booked train also for subsequent connections.
By train from Ciampino airport to the port of Civitavecchia
Ciampino airport has no direct rail connection. Very convenient is the shuttle bus from Ciampino Airport to Termini Central Station and from there by train to Civitavecchia. For timetable information and train prices, enter Roma Termini as the departure point and arrival at Civitavecchia on the website trenitalia.com as well as time and date of your journey.
By train from Rome to the port of Civitavecchia
Civitavecchia is on the railway line that goes from Rome to Pisa and on to Genoa. All trains on this line stop in Civitavecchia. The cheapest are the regional trains. Slightly faster but much more expensive are the express trains “Freccia bianca”.
You can catch trains to Civitavecchia in Rome Termini, Ostiense, Trastevere and the Vatican at the San Pietro station.
From the station of Civitavecchia to the port, to your cruise ship or the ferry
At the Civitavecchia station you can take the bus “Argo”. The ticket costs 2 euros including luggage. The bus line is active approximately from 8 am to 6 pm with an interval of 20 minutes and a journey time of 10 minutes. The bus will take you to the central information point at Largo della Pace. From there a free shuttle brings you to the ferry or cruise ship.
You can also walk from the station along the sea to the harbor. The walk to Largo della Pace is around 20 minutes. To the left of Fort Michelangelo there is a stop of the shuttle bus at Molo del bicchiere. The walk from the train station to this station is around a half mile. From here the shuttle bus of the green line will take you to the cruise terminal. The shuttle bus to the cruise terminal runs approximately from 7 am to 7 pm depending on the timetable of the ships. The blue line circulates every 20 minutes from 5:30am to midnight throughout the port area, with the exception of the cruise terminal, and takes you from here to Largo della Pace and to the ferries.
Civitavecchia Getting there · By taxi from Fiumicino or Ciampino to the port
For the taxi ride from Fiumicino Airport to the port of Civitavecchia, the municipality of Rome has imposed a fixed price of 120 euros to its taxi drivers. The taxi prices of the municipality of Fiumicino may vary and are usually higher. You recognize the Roman taxis because they have stickers with information about the fixed prices from airports to Rome on the doors. The journey time is approximately one hour.
From Ciampino airport to the port of Civitavecchia, no fixed price is defined. As a guide, you can take that the fixed price from Ciampino to Fiumicino is 50 euros, and from Fiumicino to Civitavecchia 120 euro. So you should get the ride for a price of 170 euros. The journey time from Ciampino to Civitavecchia is uncertain, as it can come at certain times of the day to extensive congestion on the ring road. You should therefore expect a travel time between 90 and 120 minutes. Since taxis are rather scarce in Ciampino, you should book a shuttle service instead of a taxi. You can find appropriate offers on our website.
Civitavecchia Getting there · With driver from Fiumicino or Ciampino to the port
Very convenient and reliable is the transfer between the port of Civitavecchia and the airports of Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino with a private shuttle. The driver is waiting for you at the airport or in Civitavecchia, depending on the service offered, either at the ship or at the info point. Without a doubt, this is the fastest, safest and most convenient way of transfer between the Roman airports and the port of Civitavecchia. The vehicles carry up to 3 or up to 8 passengers and so the trip can be quite reasonably priced.
Transfer to the airports
There are of course a number of options for getting to and from the airports. At GetYourGuide you will find a wide range of options for transfers from the port to the airports and other destinations.