Civitavecchia Cruise and Ferry Port
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ABOVE: The Port of Civitavecchia's shuttle-bus
stop near the Porta Tarqinia doesn't look like much, but it's well-organized and
has an Infopoint with tourist information.
Shuttle buses in Rome's cruise port
At the Port of
Civitavecchia, cruise ships normally moor along the breakwater between the
harbor and the Tyrrhenian Sea. (Ferries use dedicated piers.)
Free shuttle buses run
between the cruise ships and a new shuttle-bus stop north of the port, which is
about a 10-minute walk to downtown Civitavecchia.
How to use the free shuttle buses:
If you're arriving
on a cruise ship and haven't booked a transfer or shore excursion, take the
shuttle to the shuttle-bus stop beyond the port walls (see photo). From
there, follow the signs to the city center, or take an inexpensive shuttle
bus to the Civitavecchia railroad station.
If you're departing on a
cruise ship or ferry, take an inexpensive shuttle bus from the Civitavecchia
railroad station to the cruise port's shuttle-bus stop. You can then
transfer to a shuttle for your specific ship. (At peak times, there may be a wait for a
shuttle--especially if you're cruising on a ship that carries several
thousand passengers--so try to reach the port ahead of the crowd.)
Shuttle drivers don't expect tips, so there's no need to
reach for your wallet.