Rome to Civitavecchia by Train
How to reach Rome's cruise port by commuter train from Termini or Trastevere Station.
T is the cheapest way to get from central Rome to Civitavecchia.
It works best when you aren't burdened with excessive luggage.
(If you're elderly or infirm and have multiple suitcases, you're better off splurging on your cruise line's coach transfer or a private transfer by car.)
If you're coming into the city from the airport before heading for Civitavecchia, please see our advice on ground transportation from:
Here's a step-by-step guide to using the train between Rome and Civitavecchia:
1. Pick your departure station.
Trains to Civitavecchia depart from the mainin Rome, often with stops at Roma Tuscolana, Roma Ostiense, Roma Trastevere, and Roma San Pietro (close to the Vatican) on their way out of the city.
Termini is convenient if you're near a Metro stop in Rome, since all Metro lines converge at Termini.
However, if you're at a hotel in Trastevere,will be more convenient.
(If you're at a hotel in the Centro Storico south of the Piazza Navona and the Pantheon, you can take the No. 8 tram from Torre Argentina to Trastevere Station, which is more pleasant than riding a city bus.)
2. Check the timetable.
Trains between Rome and Civitavecchia run about twice an hour in each direction.
(See PDF timetables, thanks to Massimo Rimondini of Italy.)
Some trains don't stop at secondary stations in Rome, so check the timetable carefully if you aren't leaving from Termini.
Fast InterCity and other national trains generally travel nonstop between Termini and Civitavecchia on their way to more distant cities. Travel time is short: about 41 minutes.
Rete Regionale or regional commuter trains stop at half a dozen or more stations in the city and suburbs, and travel time can be as long as 1 hour 17 minutes.
3. Buy a ticket.
You do need to buy a ticket before you arrive in Rome.
Rome to Civitavecchia is a commuter route with frequent departures, and trains don't have reserved seats.
Here's where you can buy tickets in Rome:
4. Find the platform, stamp your ticket, and board your train.
Look for a yellow Partenze (Departures) table or an electronic sign in the railroad station to find the platform number for your train.
5. Get off the train in Civitavecchia.
If you're on a regional commuter train, Civitavecchia will be the end of the line. However, if you're riding a national train, you'll need to pay attention and be ready to get off at the Civitavecchia station.
Updated January, 2016
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