is there a train to civitavecchia port from rome and what is cost and which station to get on
Yes, trains run several times/hour from Roma Termini to Civitavecchia. Depending upon the type of train, travel time varies from 48min to 1hr18min. According to the Trenitalia site, the 2nd class fare on IC trains is 7.50€. No fare is given for the slightly slower regional trains, but it is probably a bit lower.
I looked on www.viamichelin.com. The docks are between 600 meters and 3/4 mile from the station. There are more docks to the North but I don't think those are for cruise ships. You may be able to find out exactly where the ship will dock from the cruise line.
It's probably best to take a cab. They should be readily available when you get off the ship. Before you climb in, ask the driver how far and how much to the station. If it doesn't sound like a quick, reasonably priced trip, it may be close enough to walk. You can also ask the ship's pursor. They live to sell you tours but should be able to answer specific questions like where the station is from the port and how much a cab should cost.
At 15 Euro round trip, you shouldn't take their $100+ bus trip that will get caught in traffic. Unfortunately, you will probably only have time for the Ceasar shuffle unless your cruise ends in Rome. Take a fold up cooler and pack a picnic lunch from the ship, tourist area food isn't great.
Just realized you are starting in Rome. Hope you get to have at least a few days before the cruise to enjoy Rome.
thanks brad. we will be spending 4 days in rome before ship sails on oct30. first trip to europe so i will eat drink and be merry like the romans do. would really like to take a day trip on eurostar train any ideas
The eurostar trains only stop at major locations like Naples, Florence, Milan and Venice. It's certainly doable to reach either Naples or Florence in 3 hours or less (cant remember exact times when we did it in May), but depends on what you want to see. You could visit Pompeii (after transferring to the Circumvesiana train in Naples; very cheap and easy) or go into Sorrento. Or have a nice lunch in Florence, see some sights and head back to Rome in the evening. Just check the eurostar train times back and forth.
As Dan says, Florence would be a good choice for a day trip. It takes 1hr40min on EuroStar Italia trains to go from Rome to Florence.
It is a piece of cake -- we done it four time -- last summer the trains left from tracks 23 and 24 . It is long walk through Termini. They are kind hidden back in the corner. You might scout it out the day before if you have time. Only one stop at civit..... You will see your ship from the station off to your left. It is an easy walk to the port entrance, a one euro shuttle bus is available except that we always walk because it is full. Cabs are available. At the port entrance there will be a shuttle bus to your ship. If returning to Rome after the cruise buy a round trip ticket. When the cruise ship unloads and sometimes there is more than one, the ticket line will be impossible. Also cabs to the station will be difficult because they want the higher fare of an airport run. With a return ticket, you just walk up and take the first train to Rome.