Buongiorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs! If your cruise starts from Civitavecchia, you will likely fly into Rome’s Airports: Fiumicino Airport (the main international airport) or Ciampino Airport (a smaller regional airport).
You will also need to get from Rome’s Airport to Civitavecchia and your options are primarily:
Obviously, the easiest and fastest way to book a private transfer from Rome Airport to Civitavecchia Port, however, we included the different options below along with the Pros and Cons for each so you can make an informed decision.
There are two airports that serve Rome: FCO / Fiumicino Airport (the main international airport) and Ciampino Airport (a smaller regional airport).
If you will be flying internationally or flying on major airlines, you will likely arrive at Fiumicino Airport.
To reach Civitavecchia by Train from these airports you will follow different train routes into Rome and then to Civitavecchia. Below we outlined the major train routes you would need to take from Fiumicino Airport and Ciampino Airport to reach Civitavecchia Train Station.
From Civitavecchia Train Station, you will also need to find your way to your ship inside the cruise port.
There is no direct train from Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia Port, therefore you will have to take the train from Fiumicino Airport to Rome, and then change trains to reach Civitavecchia station.
The train station at Fiumicino Airport is located outside of Terminal 3. If your flight lands at different terminals, you will have to make your way to Terminal 3.
From the station of Fiumicino Airport take the train to Rome at any of these train stops:
FL1: train line connects Fiumicino train station with Roma Trastevere and Roma Ostiense Train stations.
For Train Ticket Prices and Time Schedules, visit the Trenitalia website.
If you will be flying into Ciampino Airport, first you will need to take the Shuttle Bus ATRAL from the Airport to the station (about a 5-minute bus ride)
From Ciampino train station, take the train to Roma Termini.
The FL4 train line connects Ciampino station with Roma Termini in Rome.
From Roma Termini take the train to Civitavecchia Station. The track for the train going to Civitavecchia is generally in the far back of the train station with quite a bit of walking involved to reach the train.
Once you arrive at the train station in Civitavecchia, you will then have to make your way to the port and to your cruise ship.
Once you arrive at Civitavecchia train station you may either take a local bus or walk towards the port.
The local buses depart from the Bus Stop in front of the station about every 20 minutes taking you to the Port Gate within about 10 minutes.
The local bus ticket costs about 2 EUROS and can be purchased at a newsstand, Tabacchi shop, or at the train station bar cafe.
From the Port Gate: Once you arrive at the main Port Gate by bus, you may take one of the free port shuttles that run regularly taking cruisers to their terminal or departure quay
You may also reach the port from Civitavecchia Station on foot. The entrance of Varco Fortezza next to the Michelangelo Fortress is about a 10-minute walking distance from the train station along the main road via Giuseppe Garibaldi. You will find the pedestrian entrance, and continue walking towards the sea. Shuttle buses also stop at certain “stops” along the way within the port, you may have to wait for the next shuttle bus to pass by.
NOTE: At Civitavecchia Train Station the different train tracks (Binari) are accessible via underground passengers that require climbing up and down a flight of stairs. This can be very difficult with heavy luggage.
Rome City Taxis or Fiumicino City Taxis charge flat rates from Fiumicino airport to Civitavecchia port, and they generally drop passengers off outside the main Gate of the Port.
Most Rome and Fiumicino Taxis are small economy cars with small seats for up to 4 passengers and minimal luggage capacity.
A special security clearance is required to obtain a special Pass to access the cruise port, and most Rome or Fiumicino Taxi drivers do not have a security clearance pass to enter the port and take passengers to their ships, therefore, they drop off passengers outside the main gate as with the city buses.
NOTE: The local Civitavecchia Taxis are mostly minivans and have access to all the piers, however, Civitavecchia Taxis are only available from Civitavecchia to Rome or Airport, not the other way around. Civitavecchia Taxis charge much higher rates than Rome / Fiumicino Taxis.
At Fiumicino Airport, the Taxi Rank is outside of the arrivals terminals. Take the first taxi in line.
At Ciampino Airport, the Taxis are also stationed next to the terminal building.
** NOTE **: Please be aware that there may be a line for taxis during peak times and finding a Taxi at the Taxi Rank is not guaranteed. Taxis are also known to go on STRIKE a certain number of times of the year.
Private Civitavecchia Transfers offer the ideal solution for the best way to get from Rome Airport to Civitavecchia Port easily, efficiently, effortlessly, and hassle-free.
When you’ve invested so much in your once-in-a-lifetime Mediterranean cruise, and you spent many hours on your long international flight to arrive at Rome’s Airport arriving jetlagged and tired, the very last thing you want to do is stress about making it to your ship in Civitavecchia on time and worry about your ship sailing off into the blue horizons without you.
Booking a private car service can make the difference between embarking on your exciting voyage or sadly watching your ship sail off without you.
Here’s how our Civitavecchia Private Transfers work when you book with Stefano's RomeCabs.
It’s truly THAT simple! You will not have to research train routes and plan around train schedules, absolutely no need to be concerned about available taxis at the airport, and no worries about missed trains or transportation strikes.
To further make your transfer from Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia even better, we are pleased to share with you some pro tips for booking your perfect Transfer to Civitavecchia from Fiumicino airport or from Ciampino Airport.
1. Book a flight with an early morning arrival at Rome’s Airport to have some leeway in case of unexpected flight delays, missed connections, or luggage delays on arrival.
Air travel is not always precise. Scheduling your flight arrival too close to your ship’s departure time places you at risk of arriving too late to your ship if you experience any travel or luggage delays.
2. Double-check your reservation to make sure you booked your private transfer from Rome Airport to Civitavecchia correctly
It’s very important to double-check the information you provided in your reservation to ensure all the information is accurate.
Some of the most common mistakes with booking transfers from Rome’s Airport to Civitavecchia are booking with the wrong flight number, the wrong flight arrival time, or even the wrong arrival date.
Any of these mistakes can result in the transfer provider’s inability to provide you with the correct service you need. During the busy travel season, it may not be possible to allocate a driver in real-time to accommodate last-minute transfers.
3. Be sure to include the Name of your Ship in your reservation
Always include the name of the ship to be dropped off at, and not just the cruise line (for example Crown Princess, not Princess cruise ship). It’s possible that a cruise line may have multiple ships docking on the same day at the same port, and you don’t want to risk any confusion that can result in being dropped off at the wrong ship.
4. Inform your transfer provider of your total luggage amount
Be certain to provide the transfer company with the accurate number of suitcases and carryons you are traveling with in order to be provided a suitable vehicle to accommodate all your luggage, or to reserve a 2nd vehicle if your luggage exceeds the luggage capacity of one vehicle.
By not informing the transfer company of your correct amount of luggage, you risk creating undue delays and uncertainties if your luggage exceeds the vehicle’s luggage capacity, and it will render it impossible to proceed without resolving the luggage issue first.
5. Traveling with Children? Always include children as passengers and request child safety seats for young children if you need them to be provided for you.
If you are traveling with children, please be sure to include the children as passengers so you will be provided a suitable vehicle with sufficient passenger seats as children are required by law to be secured in their own passenger seats.
If you are traveling with young children that require a child seat or booster seat to be provided for you during your Civitavecchia Transfer, remember to request the child safety seats in your reservation and provide the Age and Weight of each child that requires them.
6. Bring a copy of your Confirmation Voucher with you
Your Confirmation Vouchers include important transfer information such as your reservation details and an emergency phone number to contact if needed.
If you are experiencing delays in customs or baggage claims at Fiumicino Airport, are unable to locate the Meeting Point to meet your driver, or can’t spot your driver in the crowds, call the company at the emergency phone number provided in your Voucher for assistance.
If you are not traveling with an international cell phone, there are payphones available inside the terminal building that are both coin and credit-card-operated.
7. AVOID Transfer Sharing / Shared Shuttles from Rome Airport to Civitavecchia
If everything runs smoothly, booking a shared shuttle from Airport to Civitavecchia can save you money.
On the other hand, shared transfers can also create costly issues that can impact your on-time arrival at Civitavecchia Port.
A shared shuttle where many different passengers are booked together in one vehicle may not be suitable for going to Civitavecchia from the airport since shared shuttles often require waiting for the other passengers to arrive before departing. This means you might have to wait longer than you anticipated, creating uncertainties, delays, and worries about getting to your ship in a timely manner.
In the event that your flight is delayed or are stuck in baggage claims trying to locate your luggage, you could miss your shuttle transfer since shared shuttles cannot wait long for late-arriving passengers so as to not create undue delays for the other passengers who arrived on time. If you miss your shuttle due to unforeseen delays, you may not know when another shuttle service would be available, and your risk of arriving too late to your ship increases.
Learn about the 7 reasons to book private Civitavecchia transfers.
We hope this information helps with your travel planning and booking your transfer from Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia.
Thank you for reading our blog How to get to Port of Civitavecchia from Rome Airport, and for choosing Stefano's RomeCabs for your private Civitavecchia Transfers.
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