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Transportation from Cruise Port to Rome Hotel

I'm asking this question again because the answers in the travel forum are 4-6 years old. Does anyone know of a reasonably-priced way to get from the Rome cruise port to a hotel in Rome? My research is showing prices from 120-160 euros for a taxi or hired driver. We want to avoid the train because of the luggage we will be lugging off the 14 day cruise. Thanks!

Posted by David
Florence, AL, USA
4779 posts

You might want to read In the CivitavecchiaPort.org/transfer/ website for info on this subject.
Authorized shuttles pick you up at the shi0 and take you to your hotel.
Taxi's and others pickup outside of the port, and using the port authority's bus from the ship to the front of the port is quite difficult.
When we were there in April, they had one bus for our entire ship running. Then we transferred a city bus for 2 euros for the short run to the train station. The train into Rome is very inexpensive, but it will drop you at the San Pietro station or Termini which may not be close to your hotel. The walk in Termini is very, very long--just to get inside.
And you may require a taxi to your hotel, and Rome taxis are relatively expensive.
While the shuttles from Civitavecchia are expensive, they can be shared. And avoiding the hassles of public transit is often worth it.

Posted by Norma
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
6612 posts

A few years ago our Holland America ship offered a city-tour/transfer to a central point in Rome, from where the guide flagged down taxis for us all to get to our hotels. The cost was $95. Ask your cruise line.

Posted by TC
Atlanta
2521 posts

Since you want to avoid the train due to your luggage situation, the only possibility we know of is either a taxi or private car service. It is not the cheapest way, but it is definitely the best. We can not say enough good things about Rome Cabs. It is a private car service - not a cab company. We always use them to and from the airport to our hotel in Rome and have always been very pleased. Go to romecabs.com and see what you think. We usually send an email and they answer us with a quote within 24 hours. You do have to pay cash (Euros) and the end of the journey but not in advance.