Tourists traveling by ferry to Civitavecchia are reaching a historical port of great importance also being the principal port of the metropolitan city of Rome!
Civitavecchia which means “old city”, is a port town located 60 km northwestern of Rome, facing the Tyrrhenian Sea in the Lazio region. If someone is planning on visiting Rome by ferry, then Civitavecchia is the anchoring port. It is also considered to be an important port due to the fact that it hosts ships for more than 2.000 years for cargo and passenger shipping plus it links the mainland with the Italian Islands and with numerous others ports such as Barcelona and Tunis.
Passengers who visit Civitavecchia in Italy have a lot to explore and see in this historical old town. Firstly, it is a very relaxing place but very close to the metropolitan city of Rome. It provides nice promenades alongside the coast, open cafes and restaurants and nice waters to dive into. To continue, since the town dates back to ancient times, you can find many historical sites like the imposing Fort Michelangelo in the port, Vanvitelli Fountain, the Ancient Rock and many more.
Book in advance your ferry tickets to Civitavecchia and have a relaxing vacation!
How to get to Civitavecchia by ferry
There are several connections in order to get to Civitavecchia by ferry. The ships which dock at the port are usually conventional ones that have many facilities and also provide many amenities on board so as to enjoy a relaxing and comfortable journey.
The most popular ferry routes to Civitavecchia are the:
Olbia to Civitavecchia - an all year daily route that takes approx. 6 hours. Note that in months with high demand, the crossings increase and may reach up to 5 per day.
Porto Torres to Civitavecchia - there are frequent weekly connections all year long to Sardinia’s Porto Torres with the ferry time lasting about 7 hours.
Barcelona to Civitavecchia - a very popular ferry routes for those who travel from Spain to Italy and vice versa. The journey takes almost 20 hours.
Port of Civitavecchia
Port Civitavecchia is also recognized as Rome port for the reason that it abstains only a few kilometers from the capital of Italy. In the port zone you can find restaurants, cafes, parking facilities, pedestrian corridors, information center and some of the most interesting monuments of the city.
In order to get to port Civitavecchia, after arriving at Fiumicino International Airport (Leonardo da Vinci) or at Rome’s city center, you will have to use the following means of transportation:
Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia Port
Upon arrival at the Fiumicino you can get to the Civitavecchia port easily by train, shuttle bus, private transfer and taxi. See below your alternatives in further detail.
In order to reach the port of Civitavecchia from the Fiumicino airport you will have to use two different train lines. Firstly, you must board on the train to Roma Termini and then change to reach Civitavecchia. Detailed information can be found on the Fiumicino Trains.
Take the shuttle bus outside the airport which is heading to Rome Central Station (Termini) and board on the train to Civitavecchia. For more information, please visit the Fiumicino Bus.
Private transportation is the most expensive but also the most comfortable and fast choice. Book one at the Fiumicino Transfers.
Taxis are always a safe choice. Book one online at the Fiumicino Taxis or grab one outside the airport.
Rome to Civitavecchia
Plan your transportation to Civitavecchia from the city of Rome by using train and private transfer.
Get to Rome Termini which is the main train station. The stop at Civitavecchia is 1km away from the port. Please visit Rome Trains to schedule your transportation.
Book a vehicle from Private Transfers from Rome.
Note: Civitavecchia is not a very big city and the port is relatively close to the city center. You can either walk for 20 minutes or grab a taxi and within 3 minutes you will be at the port.