Port to Airport at Rome

Apr 23rd, 2011, 07:57 AM
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Port to Airport at Rome

After leaving the ship at Rome's port (Citavecchia), how long does it take to get to the Rome airport (FCO)? How early can you book a flight out on disembarkation day?
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Apr 23rd, 2011, 08:24 AM
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;Unless you take a taxi or shuttle, I"m not sure there's any direct route to the airport from the port. That trip might take as little as an hour to 90 minutes at the most. The taxi or private car would be the most expensive option, but it's most convenient.

If you want to take the train (much cheaper), then you have to go back into Rome and then get on the airport train (or take a bus transfer from the port itself). If you have to go into Rome, then the trip will take no less than 3 hours.

Most cruise lines offer bus tranportation to the airport, but if you are two people, it's probably just as cheap to take a taxi, and then you don't have to share. But I'd arrange a car in advance rather than just get a regular taxi or car at the port. That will ensure that you are taken care of.
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Apr 23rd, 2011, 10:45 AM
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Thanks to both of you. I was hoping to be able to get on a flight leaving at 10:30 am. We will get cruise line transportation to the airport provided in the cruise price. But maybe a private car would get us there faster and in time.
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Apr 24th, 2011, 04:35 AM
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Usually hop the train from the port

for a couple of euros per person an hour or so

and get off at the Ostiense station

short 1euro bus ride to FCO airport flights leave early daily.

other xport options will cost you hundreds of euros.

ostia-antica.org great to visit if time around there.
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Apr 24th, 2011, 11:53 AM
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We were on a cruise last fall which ended in Rome's port. We shared a pre-arranged driver with another couple on our cruise. Our flight left at 11 am and we met the driver at 7:30 am. The cost was 150 euros for 4 people.

I would suggest you go to cruisecritic.com, name of your ship then roll call. Perhaps a fellow passenger would be willing to share a ride. That's what we did.
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Apr 24th, 2011, 12:00 PM
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I should have added that it takes about an hour to get to the airport from the port.
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May 1st, 2011, 10:16 AM
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Last time we were there, we got a taxi and were at the airport in 45 minutes in time for a 10am flight.
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May 2nd, 2011, 09:50 AM
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I certainly appreciate all the feedback. I suspect I could make a 10:30am flight, but whether it's worth the risk is something we'll have to decide.
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