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Roma Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia for Cruise

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Roma Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia for Cruise

We are flying to Italy for a cruise that departs from Civitavecchia. What is the easiest way to get from Roma Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia? Please include details (Train, Bus, Taxi) and if possible how much it would be for a Taxi.

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1. Re: Roma Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia for Cruise

The easiest way is a train from Fiumicino to Roma Trastevere (NOT to Roma Termini: the other, destination Orte or Fara Sabina with stop in Roma Trastevere), then another train from Roma Trastevere to Civitavecchia. The total price is 5.50 + 4.10 = 9.60 euros.

Taxis and private shuttles are a bit more comfortable, but really too expensive. Think that just going to Rome from Fiumicino by taxi costs 40 euros, and Civitavecchia is another city, not so near Rome. And private shuttles are usually rip-offs for tourists.

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You can get the price for a car with driver from well-respected www.romecabs.com

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After much research we decided to brave the trains to transfer from FCO To Civitavecchia to board our ship "Equinox" and begin our Ancient World cruise. This particular entry has been really written as a "how to" for other cruisers.

As you exit baggage area follow the signs to the train station at the airport. It is connected to Terminal 3 (T3). (Tip: If arriving very early make sure you get some Euro change in the airport because you will have to use the ticket machines in the train terminal). When you get to Terminal 3 you will have to take the escalator down under the roadway then back up to the train station.

Take the "regional" train to Roma Trastevere. We arrived before the ticket booths were open so we used the machines. It was easy enough to find R. Trasteverse on metro grid. Should cost €5.50 and you will have to go about 6 stops. The stops were announced in Italian and English. We chose to use Roma Trastevere as the interchange instead of the main Roma Termini because from our readings it sounded smaller, less intimidating, less gypsies and the bonus...cheaper.

Determining which platform to depart the from can be tricky but Sabina seemed to mark the line and it left from platform 1 but that may vary. Suggest you can ask the ticket booth operator. Since that was closed we confirmed with the guard that stepped off the adjacent Leonado Express just to be sure.

At Roma Trastevere you have to purchase tickets to Civitavecchia. This can be done at the main ticket booth or at the machine on platform 2 which is the Pisa Civitavecchia platform. We elected to go to the main ticket booth. (Tip: If two of you are travelling just leave one person with the luggage and let the other person go and get the tickets because you have to double back anyway.)

After arriving at Trastevere we used the elevator to go down from the arrival platform under the train lines, followed the signs and caught the elevator back up to the exit/main hall and tickets. I just stood in front of the ticket counter and said in my best accent "Chee-vit-a-veckia!" and in reply got a "si" (very comforting!) then some stuff I couldn't understand but it was clearly the price. With a bit of panic I found the digital display and paid €4.10. Reversed the elevator process and went to platform 2. There is a digital display on the platform that tells you where the train is going. I thought the train we were getting was going on to Pisa or Genova but in fact I was told that the trains to Civitavecchia terminate there. People on the platform and the train were helpful.

This train took just over an hour and we passed some very pretty coastline towards the end so, if you have the option, sit on the left side as you face the front. Once in Civitavecchia, exit the train station and turn right. Follow this road and take a short walk (~400m) till you hit a T intersection and can go no futher. McDonalds should be in front of you. (see PS.) Go left towards the fort and the port entry where a shuttle bus to the ship will pick you up near the information booth...don't try to walk.

Overall the trip was good. Trains clean but toilets stank...go in the airport before you leave. We caught the 7:12 from the airport then 7:54 from Trastevere and arrived in Citavecchia just after 9am so it takes around 2 hrs. If you arrive early linger at one of the cafes you pass as you wander down the street dragging that suitcase. There is really nothing at the dock. Chillout over an expresso knowing you are almost there while congratulating yourself on being such an intrepid traveller! Bon voyage!

PS. The street from the train station has a lot of cross streets, up and down the gutters and across multiple streets, so if you wish to make it easier walk down the road a little bit till you at street level and go across the road towards the water and walk along the waters edge using essentially the same instructions without having to navigate the gutters and cross streets.

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4. Re: Roma Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia for Cruise

T'T', you are awesome to take the time to wrtie all this. The "devil" truly is in the details!

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5. Re: Roma Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia for Cruise

One observation to the excellent travel report above: at the Roma Fiumicino Airport Train Station, you can purchase your train tickets ALL THE WAY to Civitavecchia, thereby avoiding the need to do so at the Trastevere Station and possibly missing your connection. If you don't want to use the self service machines, go to the manned ticket windows or (across the hall) to the travel agency which also sells Trenitalia tickets. Obviously, if you arrive when the manned ticket windows are closed, you'll need to use the self-service machines.

As the previous postings note, take the "regionale" airporter train to Roma TRASTEVERE and not the "Leonardo da Vinci" express airporter train to Roma Termini. That way, you'll save 5.50 Euros plus avoid "backtracking" through central Rome, since all of the "regionale" trains to Civitavecchia stop at Trastevere Station. The Trastevere Station is also MUCH easier to navigate than Termini Station. Watch your surroundings on the train to Trastevere. It stops at suburban stations where sometimes would-be thieves board looking to pick pocket jet-lagged and sleepy tourists headed toward Rome.

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6. Re: Roma Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia for Cruise

This is great info too and I know every tip helps especially when you're tired and low on brains. We are going to need this info when we go later in 2010. Ciao! Vicky

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