How far is Civitavecchia to Rome?

Staying in Civitavecchia and want to know how to get to Rome? Or maybe you’re in Rome and this little port town has caught your interest? Here are the best ways to get from one to the other. 

Civitavecchia is the main port for Rome and central Italy, promising tourists an exceptional display of historic and modern architecture, culture, and attractions. The quaint coastline of Civitavecchia offers a welcome break from the chaotic Rome and shouldn’t be overlooked as day trip or short-term stay. Only 50 minutes from Rome, Civitavecchia is steeped in history and lots of pretty shops, making it a pleasure explore and a convenient distance from Italy’s capital. If you’re interested in how to get to or from this lovely port town, then read on to discover your options.

Civitavecchia’s Location

Civitavecchia is north-west of Rome, around over an hour drive from the city. The port is right next to the Tyrrhenian Sea and has been the city centre’s main port since Ancient Roman times. It was first founded in the early 2nd century by Emperor Trajan. Although there are still some ancient buildings remaining, the town is a blend of both modern and ancient structures.

How to Travel to and from Civitavecchia:

  • Cruise

    As well as being one of the main attractions of the town, the Port of Civitavecchia is the gateway to the town and the Tyrrhenian Sea. The travel time between Civitavecchia and Rome is usually one and a half hours but might be longer depending on whether you’re taking a bus to the port or making your own way there. Many cruise ships travelling to Rome will stop at this port so travellers can disembark, stretch their legs and make their own way to the Eternal City. If this is the case for you, you might want to keep reading to find out what your options are for getting to Rome and back to Civitavecchia.

  • Train

    Training back and forth between Rome and Civitavecchia is easy! Just take the regional train between Civitavecchia and Rome, the same line which runs from Rome to Santa Marinella (Civitvecchia is the stop ahead). The train station is 15-minutes from Civitavecchia’s port, to the right of the town centre. You can pre-book your tickets online if you know what time you want to set off, or you can buy them on the day at the ticket machine inside the station. Tickets cost €4.60 each way, just be sure to validate them before you board. The journey itself takes around an hour, making it a comfortable journey that’s not too long, still plenty of time to explore the city. Take note however, that the train can get pretty packed during peak times.

  • Shuttle Bus

    If you’d rather avoid using Italy’s busy train travel, you do have the option of taking a shuttle bus from Civitavecchia. Although a little bit more expensive, for just €10 you can have your luggage safely stored for you under the bus for the duration of the journey and take advantage of the bus’s cool air-conditioning. Buses usually leave in the morning from either 9:00 am or 9:30 am, with return journeys leaving Rome at 3:30 pm or 4:00 pm, although times may vary depending on the time of year. As you can see shuttle bus is a great option, taking around an hour and 15-minutes to get to the city.

  • Taxi or Private Transfer

    If you prefer to take your own ride to Rome and avoid public transport there are taxi’s available. As you can be expected however, journeys between two different cities can become expensive very quickly. That’s why we’d recommend booking a transfer service in advance so you can agree and pay a set price before you travel. Taxi drivers will have no problem overcharging you if you’ve already made the journey. Obviously the perks of taking your own transport are flexibility – you can choose when to be picked up, dropped off and where you’d like to be picked and dropped from.

  • Tours

    Not interested in organising your busy schedule for the day? Tours are an easy way to kick back and relax while discovering things you might not have ever seen on your own. Picking you up directly from your hotel the tour will take you on a cruise ship and giving guests plenty of options during their day spent in Rome. Taking you around the historic city in a comfortable and spacious bus.

Whatever you choose there are plenty of options on offer. Do your research and find the transport that works for you. You’ll be exploring Rome and Civitavecchia in no time. If you find yourself pulled towards the tour option, check out our Civitavecchia to Rome Tours today! A relaxing and stress free option that won’t eat away at your purse strings. 

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