It is true that the most common way to land in Rome is by plane, but if you chose the boat for your trip to cross the Mediterranean, don't worry because you will soon arrive in the Eternal City. The nearest port is in Civitavecchia, 80 kilometres from the Italian capital.
Whether you're tired after a long boat trip and don't feel like running around looking for a free taxi in a crowded port, or you're not familiar with the public transport network and are a little wary of getting lost carrying luggage, the quickest and most comfortable way to get to the centre of Rome is to book a transfer, shared or private. I'll tell you how!
Travel between Civitavecchia and Rome in luxury and comfort.
A totally personalised service to get you from the port or airports to the city in the fastest and most comfortable way, without having to share the vehicle with anyone other than your companion/s.
Valid also for airport pick-up, in this case you won't have to share the journey with anyone but your own companion and you won't have to make intermediate stops to drop anyone else off at their hotels. On the day of your arrival in Civitavecchia, the driver of your private transfer to Rome will be waiting for you at the port and will be holding a sign with your name on it so that you can easily identify him in the crowd.
Afterwards, the driver will help you settle into the vehicle and store your luggage. You will then enjoy a professional service along the way, while you relax and take in the scenery or even have a snooze.
I like it because .... is the most comfortable and fastest way to reach the centre of Rome after disembarking in Civitavecchia. You will enjoy a smooth ride in a luxury vehicle with a professional driver who knows the route between the port and Rome perfectly. In addition, you are assured that you pay a fixed amount in advance and that the fare does not depend on the traffic on your arrival in Rome.
Recommended if... you are looking for the fastest, most comfortable and exclusive option and you don't mind paying a little more. It is very similar to a taxi service but with more personalised attention, a fixed fare (no surprises) and more comfort on board.
Frequently asked questions about the transfer service between the port of Civitavecchia and Rome
Whether with or without a tour, transfers from the port to the airport are a very practical way of getting from one point to another, and booking in advance will save you headaches when you arrive in Civitavecchia. Let me answer some questions:
What do the transfers include?
The first one includes the exclusive transfer from the port to your hotel. While the second proposal includes, in addition to the private tour of Rome with an expert guide in history, the transfers to and from the port of Civitavecchia.
How long is the journey?
If you only need the transfer to visit Rome on your own, it will take you approximately 45 minutes. The duration of the tour is 8 to 9 hours, taking into account that you will be picked up and taken back to the port, once the guided tour is over.
Is it accessible for people with reduced mobility?
Both transfers are wheelchair accessible.
Can babies and small children travel?
Both transfers have pushchairs available.
How to book a private or shared transfer?
It's very easy, I'll explain it step by step:
- Book your place online. To do so, select the date and the number of passengers.
- At the time of booking you must provide the required information (either the address and name of the hotel, pick-up time, name of the ship, docking time, disembarkation time and re-embarkation time) and you can add any comments for the service provider regarding the use of wheelchairs, pushchairs, child seats or assistance animals. (In case you do not provide a specific time for the transfer, reference is made to the disembarkation time).
- Receive the booking confirmation: when your booking is confirmed you will receive a voucher indicating where and how the driver will pick you up at the port of Civitavecchia or in Rome. You will be given the contact details of the company that will pick you up in case of any inconvenience.
- When your ship arrives at the port of Civitavecchia your transfer driver will be waiting for you there.
- You will board the shared transfer with the rest of the passengers (there are 7 seats) or the private transfer (maximum 8 seats but only for you and your companions) to Rome.
- If you are travelling with more luggage or bulky luggage, please inform us when booking as this may incur additional fees.
Differences between private vs. shared transfers
- If you are travelling in a large group (maximum 8 people) it may be more economical to opt for a private transfer, as it will be cheaper than a shared transfer as you will pay for the cost of the journey together.
- The private transfer driver will only be at your disposal and will be waiting for you at the pier with a sign with your name on it so you can spot him in the crowd.
- With a private transfer from the port of Civitavecchia to Rome it will take you less time to get to your hotel, as the vehicle you travel in will be exclusively for you and will not make stops to drop off other travellers at their hotel.
- If you are carrying a large amount of luggage you will have more facilities and comfort for yourself in a private transfer, as you will not have to share the boot space with other passengers.
Other ways to get from Civitavecchia to Rome: the train
This is the cheapest option but also the one I recommend the least because once you disembark at the pier you will have to take a taxi or walk loaded with luggage to the train station, check at the ticket office if there are tickets available for the timetable you want and make a journey of more than an hour to the train station in Rome (usually Termini, the most important and busiest in the Italian capital).
On top of that, when you arrive at Termini you will have to find another means of transport to take you to your hotel and that could involve several tiresome transfers by metro or bus when you could save a lot of time and effort by hiring a chauffeur-driven transfer to take you quickly and directly from the port of Civitavecchi to your hotel in Rome without the hassle and hassle.
So what are you going to see and do when you are in Rome?
After finalising your trip planning by booking your boat tickets and transfer to the Eternal City, it's time to organise your visits to the main tourist attractions. You already know that you have the option of the tour included in the transfer, a very complete package for those who don't have much time in Rome. But if you have more time and want to see the city on your own, here is a summary of the most important things to see.
Rome is one of the most beautiful European cities with an incredible historical and cultural heritage. If you don't know where to start your visit I recommend you take a look at the article the best things to see and do in Rome.
You will immediately see that Rome is like a huge open-air museum. The best way to get to know the city in detail is with a guided tour. As the offer can be overwhelming, in the article the best tours in Rome you will find the most interesting and outstanding ones so you can enjoy the Italian capital to the fullest.
During your getaway you will have the opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums in person, one of the most visited museums in the world. Below you will find, in this article, everything you need to know to get tickets to the Vatican Museums.