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Siena to Civitavecchia best way to travel

Dunedin, New Zealand
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Siena to Civitavecchia best way to travel

We are planning a trip from Siena to Civitavecchia to board a cruise ship that leaves 5pm. Can anyone suggest best way to get there? Train or bus? How much time would you suggest we allow. Thanks so much.

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1. Re: Siena to Civitavecchia best way to travel

Hi, two possible ways:

1) All the route by train: around 3 hrs by the best connections, one train change in Grosseto

http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

2) Siena-Grosseto by bus, then Grosseto-Civitavecchia by train: 1.15 hrs or so by bus + 1.10 hrs or so by train

tiemmespa.it/index.php/…Extraurbano

look at "51G-R" table

then

http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

(see above)

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2. Re: Siena to Civitavecchia best way to travel

Either way you do this you'll need to get moving pretty early in the morning.

If your ship pulls out at 5 PM the all-aboard is probably 4 PM, or possibly earlier, you need to confirm the time with your cruise line. You need to allow a minimum of 30 minutes to get from the train station at Civitavecchia to the ship before they close for arriving passengers, so if your all-aboard is 4 PM your train to Civitavecchia must arrive by 3:30. This allows you enough time to walk the one mile to the free port shuttle that will take you to check-in.

The last train connection that gets you there in time departs Siena at 8:10 AM.

With the bus to the train you can sleep in a bit later, the last bus you can take is the 10:25, arriving to Grosseto train station at 11:40: tiemmespa.it/var/ezdemo_site/storage/origina…

If you're traveling on a Sunday everything changes, these are Monday-Saturday schedules.

Edited: 5:00 pm, February 20, 2018
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3. Re: Siena to Civitavecchia best way to travel

Thank you so much, appreciated, sounds like we will not be able to dilly dally

Cincinnati, Ohio
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4. Re: Siena to Civitavecchia best way to travel

Maxine, DID YOU MAKE IT??? If so, were you/did you feel rushed?

We are thinking of doing the same in a few weeks. Thanks for your reply!

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5. Re: Siena to Civitavecchia best way to travel

Hi there we did make it. We actually stayed overnight in Civitavecchia before we went on our cruise which gave us plenty of time to get to the cruise ship.

We caught a bus (Flexibus) from Siena to Rome (it was 2hrs late in arriving in Siena), then got a train from Rome to Civitavecchia, there is always a conductor or someone on the platform to tell you the correct platform no. If you are going on a cruise it is best to get the free shuttle from the cruise port area in Civitavecchia to your ship as there is two sides to the port and a very long walk and if you get on the wrong side...you will see the tent sites set up for each cruise boat, they run a very good service.

Good luck and enjoy your trip.

Edited: 9:28 pm, August 29, 2018
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