civitavecchia rome transportation

We will arrive in Civitavecchia last week of October spending one full week in Rome. What would be our best transportation option(s) from Civitavecchia to Rome and during our stay in Rome. On departure we will take taxi to airport. Should we consider two separate Roma Passes at 34euro each and does this include transportation from Civitavecchia? We have most of our tours booked except for the Borgheses Gallery. What is the difference between a B.I.R.G ticket from Civitavecchia as described with roninrom.com and the B.I.G Daily ticket, B.T.I 3 day tourist ticket and the C.I.S at 24 euro for a weekly ticket, which is valid for everything under the B.I.G Ticket - as, described in romewalks.com
Lui

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17780 posts

Lui, The Ron In Rome website has good information on travel into Rome from Civitavecchia. Have a look at: www.roninrome.com/%20transportation/cruising-come-to-rome-for-the-day-2 Travel by train is probably the easiest and cheapest method. If you do decide on the train and it's a Regionale, BE SURE to validate your ticket prior to boarding the train, or you'll face hefty fines which will be collected on the spot! You may find it helpful to check your local Library to see if they have copies of the RS Italy or Mediterranean Cruise Ports Guidebook, as the information should be covered there. The Chapters store at Orchard Park usually has a reasonably good seleçtion of Guidebooks, so you could browse there too. Regarding the transit tickets, have a look at this website: www.rome.info/transportation/tickets/ Happy travels!

Posted by Ken
Vernon, Canada
17780 posts

Lui, I had a brief look at the Ron In Rome site, and he's provided excellent detail (as usual) on the options for getting from ships to the train station in Civitavecchia. In the same situation, I'd take a Shuttle or whatever to the station and then buy a ticket on the next train heading for Rome. As the train you're riding may be a Regionale, DON'T FORGET to validate your ticket prior to boarding the train. Unvalidated tickets come with a hefty fine, which will be collected on the spot! The same is true with riding Buses or other transit in Rome. Frank raised a good point about the "range" provided by the tickets. As I recall, the B.I.G. tickets (which I normally use) are valid for a specified area within Rome, but not valid for outlying areas. Be sure to check that. I've never used a B.I.R.G. ticket, so not sure about that? The B.I.G. tickets only have to be validated on the first use, and they're good for the whole day (until midnight). Cheers!

Posted by Lui
Kelowna, BC, Canada
6 posts

Ken Thank you for the info. I do have the RS books and have followed the travelers help line extensively. I was a little confused with the many rail options that were available. I was perhaps over reading the many articles on this subject. I incorrectly assumed that there might be one all-inclusive transportation package. I appreciate your help – especially the rome.info/transportation/tickets site that I hadn't seen before. I have previously looked at the roninrom.com website which is also a wealth of information. Thanks again for setting me straight.
Best regards

Posted by Frank
Tresana, Highlands Ranch, CO, USA
10883 posts

At the tobacco shop in the Civit... train station you can buy an all day 9 zone, BIRG tickets for around 10E (It was 9E three years ago so it will be higher. Good for all day on all transit in and around Rome. Once in Rome you can decide which ticket is best. The core of Rome is so small and the transit is somewhat limited that we find it far easier and convenient to walk. I don't believe that the Rome pass would cover from Civit... to Rome but do not know that as an absolute fact. The differences in tickets are related to how far you can travel from Rome on the ticket.

Posted by Lui
Kelowna, BC, Canada
6 posts

Thank you both for the info. I think I was over complicating this.
regards