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How to Get to CIVITAVECCHIA from Downtown Rome

Old Apr 24th, 2011, 09:23 AM
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How to Get to CIVITAVECCHIA from Downtown Rome

HELP! We (my husband, 15 year old son and I) will be staying at a small hotel by the Trevi Fountain the day before we leave on a Cruise with Star Clipper. The cruise line only has transfers from the airport (FCO). so we are on our own to get to the boat. The cruise documents also say that the ship will be located along side pier no's 11,12,13 or 14. I would like to know what is the easiest and the most economical way to get to the boat. Since there are three of us should we take a cab, the train or is there a bus route?

Thanks for all your help. We are leaving in 35 days and counting!!

Kathy
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Old Apr 24th, 2011, 10:24 AM
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There is a train from Termini to Civitavecchia depends on how much luggage yo have to haul around and how far your pier is from the entrance to the port (it can be VERY far and many people use a cab after coming by train.)

If your luggage is easily manageable (you can pick it up and carry it) train should be fine. If you have a lot, plus 3 people, I would grab a cab.
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Old Apr 24th, 2011, 10:39 AM
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Hi K,

My Lady Wife and I had planned on a DIY trip from Rome to C, but ended up with
http://www.airportshuttle.it/.

For 105E for 3, you will be picked up at your hotel and taken directly to your ship.

If you go by rental car, you will have to drop the car off at the rental agency and return to the port entrance to take the shuttle bus to your ship.

If you take the train and a cab, your driver might not be licensed to enter the port area and you will have to take the shuttle.

Enjoy your visit.


PS, plan on your driver operating on Italian time, but you will get onto your cruise.
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Old Apr 24th, 2011, 11:21 AM
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Klgallo, the least expensive option is certainly the train! You might look at these two articles as they can offer insights on more travel options to Civitavecchia: http://tinyurl.com/rome-civita and http://tinyurl.com/civitavecchia.

You can get a shuttle for E100+ or you can ride the train for E4.50 each!
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We did this in reverse, from the port into Rome, very easily and inexpesively. We had only one small wheeled suitcase each, plus carryons, so how much luggage you have would be a factor regarding ease. The port auhtoity runs a free shuttle from the ship to the port entrance, and then there is only about a fourm block walk between the train station and the port.
http://www.http://goitaly.about.com/...itavecchia.htm
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Old Apr 24th, 2011, 11:49 AM
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It is easy to do as we have make that run five times. However, there is some misinformation in the previous posts. It is a commuter run from Rome to Civit... Three to four trains an hour taking from 45 mins to 1:15 and costing from 8 to 12E depending on the train. The Civit... train uses platforms 25 and 26 and are location in the FAR right hand corner of the station as you face the tracks. It is a bit of a hike from the front of the station to the platforms. Therefore, the key is being able to handle your luggage easily.

When you exit the Civit... station you can probably see your ship off to the right. There is a small bus, 1.1E last year, but the line will be long and you may have to wait through several loops. Taxis are available but will be expensive for the short trip. The taxis or bus will only take you to the port entrance. You can cross the parking lots towards the ocean, down the stairs and across a multi lane road to a wide sidewalk along the beach. Turn right, and it is about a ten minute walk to the port entrance. We always walk -- quicker and easier. Inside the port entrance to your left will be shuttle buses to take you to your ship's check in point. Check the bus because there probably will be more than one ship in port.

If you ship is returning to Rome and you will be returning to Rome, buy RT tickets. When ships are in the line at the Civit.. ticket office can be very, very long.
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fmpden - not sure what post you are refering to - but the trains that run to Civitavecchia from Rome include Regionale trains, IC trains, and ES-City trains.

The Regionale trains currently cost €4.50 per person in 2nd class from Roma Termini to Civitavecchia. As per the Treitalia website, the current price - subject to the June 12th schedule update - for the IC trains is €9.50 for 2nd class tickets and €12.50 each for 1st class tickets. The ES-City trains are a little more expensive, with prices currently at €13.50 for 2nd class tickets and €19.00 for 1st class.

Regionale trains depart from the Satellite tracks, but often the ES-City trains will depart Roma Termini station from tracks 1-24.

The ES-City trains are NON-Stop. The IC trains stop only at Roma Ostiense – which is usually 9-10 minutes AFTER the starting times from Roma Termini. The Regionale trains make MANY stops. In Rome, if you want to catch a Regionale train at a location other than Roma Termini, you can add the travel times listed below to the Regionale starting times from Roma Termini:. For example, if your Regionale train departs Roma Termini at 10:39, you can expect it a Roma Ostiense at 10:49.

■Roma Tuscolana – add 5 minutes to the Roma Termini start time
■Roma Ostiense – add 9-10 minutes to the Roma Termini start time
■Roma Trastevere – add 14 minutes to the Roma Termini start time
■Roma San Pietro – add 19 minutes to the Roma Termini start time
■Roma Aurelia – add 25 minutes to the Roma Termini start time

You can buy your regionale return tickets in advance at any station. Regional train tickets are valid for up to two months from the date of purchase. You must buy each leg separately. ES-City and IC tickets can be bought in advance online and you save money using the MINI ticket option. Again, see http://tinyurl.com/rome-civita for info with links to other helpful articles.
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Old Apr 25th, 2011, 08:13 AM
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Thank You! Thank You!! Thank You!!! We are going to try the train. Each of us has one wheeled piece of luggage and possibly one cary on each. Our ship begins to board at 4:00 p.m. and departs at 10:00 p.m., so we will have plenty of time to figure it out. Should we buy our roundtrip tickets online before we go to Italy?
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Old Apr 25th, 2011, 08:33 AM
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Ron:

Read your post! http://www.roninrome.com/transportat...-civitavecchia.

Again, Thank you!!
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Once you ARRIVE in Civitavecchia, spend the money to take a CAB from the train station all the way to the ship. The port ENTRANCE is an easy 10-minutes or so totally flat walk on sidewalks from the station, BUT your ship may very well be moored way far beyond that entrance.

You won't have ANY trouble with your luggage, either, especially if you hiked it into and or through an airport.
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Old Apr 25th, 2011, 09:15 AM
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No need to buy tickets in advance. You can get tickets are the airport ticket office if you use the Leonard Express. Or at Termini prior to boarding. Last year taxi were permitted past the front entrance.
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