Cruise transfers Rome Ciampino Airport & Civitavecchia cruise port

Rome City hotels, Ciampino Airport to/from Civitavecchia cruise port - car, bus, train or tour transfer?

Civitavecchia Train from Rome at station

Civitavecchia: train from Rome at station


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Where is Civitavecchia in relation to Ciampino airport ?

Civitavecchia is a medium size town about 80km north west of Rome, Italy. Civitavecchia is a major ferry port as well as cruise ship port.


Ciampino Airport is south east of Rome on the opposite side of Rome from Civitavecchia, a longer transfer than going to Rome city centre or the main international airport Fiumicino.

There are several transport options between Civitavecchia and Fiumicino Ciampino including an option to take in some of Rome's famous sights along the way

This page details your transfer choices.


Rome - Civitavecchia by train, the cheapest transfer

There are no direct scheduled public bus services between Rome Ciampino airport and Civitavecchia.

By public transport the main transport is train with a frequent rail service between Civitavecchia and Rome's Termini Station.

The train between Rome and Ciampino only goes to the town, not the airport, so a frequent airport bus service to Rome's Termini Station is the preferred way of joining the train for Civitavecchia.

Train is the cheapest transfer option, by far, for a transfer between Civitavecchia and Rome Ciampino Airport.

The downside of using the train for cruise transfers

Civitavecchia railway station is about a mile/ over 1km from the cruise port.

The Rome - Civitavecchia train service is frequent but punctuality is not a strong point and delays are frequent.

Most trains are commuter style with no seat reservations, no luggage porterage and dedicated luggage storage within the carriage is designed for small bags. Much smaller than a typical aircraft cabin interior.

Most of the day the trains are not very full, but at peak commuter times you may not get a seat and have to stand.

So if you are old/frail or are travelling heavy (more than a large bag of 20kg/44lbs and a small shoulder bag) a cruise transfer by train may not be a great way to start/finish your cruise.

Civitavecchia Express - non-stop train to Rome from Civitavecchia cruise port

In 2019 a new rail service was launched called the Civitavecchia Express. This service is designed for cruise passengers, as it connects Civitavecchia with Roma San Pietro and Roma Ostiense stations. Civitavecchia station is about a mile from the cruise port but there are plenty of taxis and a local bus available to take you there.


Currently the Civitavecchia Express service runs only four daily journeys. Two in the morning, bound for Rome and two in the afternoon bound for Civitavecchia. The timetable was thought out to meet the needs of many cruise travellers who wish to visit Rome in a day. The train times are quicker and more reliable than the commuter trains, allowing an easier and with guaranteed seating, more comfortable transfer into Rome. It is worth noting that Rome Termini is not a station visited by the Civitavecchia Express so you would need to factor in a transfer from either San Pietro or Ostience stations to/from Rome Termini if using this train to transfer to/from Ciampino Airport.


Rome - Civitavecchia cruise port by train - full details


Rome Ciampino Airport - Civitavecchia by private car, the quick door to door transfer

We offer fixed price private transfers with a door to door service:


The private car service offers:

- Personal Meet & Greet by the driver at your accommodation, ship or airport.

- Payment by credit card with no fees and immediate confirmation.

- Choice of vehicle to suit party size and luggage capacity.

- 24-hour help line.

- Clear prices – no surprises. You pay only a small deposit up front.


Noteworthy features of private car service:

Vehicles are licensed to enter the port and collect and drop you off at the cruise ship avoiding tedious shuttle transfers from the welcome centre outside the dock gates.

At the airport the driver will meet n greet you as you exit the customs hall and will track the flight prior to its arrival.

At Civitavecchia the driver will meet n greet you airport style with a sign with your name on.

Rome Ciampino Airport - Civitavecchia cruise port by private car- full details

Rome & Civitavecchia Cruise Port Car Prices
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Private tour transfers to/from Civitavecchia Cruise Port

For most people time is the enemy when visiting Rome and this option by combining your Civitavecchia cruise transfer with world class sightseeing at “must see sights” is a very efficient way of using your precious time in Rome.

Rome Civitavecchia Cruise Port Private Tour Transfer Prices
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