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civitavecchia to rome by train?

We are travelling on the Island Escape on the Mediterranean Discovery tour on 15th July 2010. As part of the itinerary we are docking at Citavecchia. Having been to Rome before and given that the cruise transfers are expensive, we are looking into the posibility of getting a train to the centre. We are quite happy just to spend the day at the collosseum, as we have seen the other sights previously. We were wondering what is the best way and cheapest to do this. Thanks

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1. Re: civitavecchia to rome by train?

Go to the train station in Civitavecchia and buy a BIRG one-day ticket for €9. This will include local trains from Civitavecchia into Rome plus unlimited travel within central Rome on the Metro (subway), buses, and trams (streetcars).

There are two or three local trains each hour between Civitavecchia and Rome. You can get the times from www.trenitalia.it/homepage_en.html . If you find that all the trains have NA as their price, don't worry: it indicates only that Trenitalia does not show these prices more than 7 days ahead.

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2. Re: civitavecchia to rome by train?

I keep getting mixed info on the trains form the Airport to the cruise port, or the cruise port to Rome. Do you advise train travel between those destinations? Is there anything I should know? I am travelling with one bag and know the train stops in Cittavecchia a dstance from the ship.

Also can you reccomend a Bed and Breakfast or a small hotel for one night's stay In Rome near the train that returns to the airport.

Also, is there additonal transportation form the airport to the cruise port that is reasonable in price for 2 people, or how common is it to arrive and find other people looking for transportation to Citavecchia, as well that we can share with?

Edited: 09 July 2010, 18:29
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3. Re: civitavecchia to rome by train?

There is no direct train from the airport to Civitavecchia. You take the FR1 suburban train from FCO to Trastevere, and change there for the train to Civitavecchia. From central Rome, the train goes to Civitavecchia without the need for a change.

The only alternative is a private car with driver, which will cost around €130.

For your overnight stay, you might look at staying in Trastevere. You can get off there from the train from Civitavecchia, and the next day you can take the €8 FR1 train to the airport instead of the €14 Leonardo Express. Try looking with www.venere.com

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4. Re: civitavecchia to rome by train?

We are also traveling to Rome and the Port in Sept and were wondering if it was necessary to book train travel to the port ahead of time or is it easy to just purchase your ticket upon arrival at the station? We will be purchasing return tickets from Rome to Florence online prior to our arrival.

We assume that the train station must be hugh so is it fairly easy to determine where you purchase a ticket for a local train as opposed to the Eurorail trains? Not being able to speak the language, I guess we are trying to anticipate any possible problems we may encounter in advance.

Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated!

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5. Re: civitavecchia to rome by train?

Most of the trains from Rome to Civitavecchia are local (Regionale) trains for which there are no seat reservations and therefore no advance bookings.

There is no such thing as a "Eurorail train". All the trains out of Rome Termini are run by Trenitalia. You will find that Termini has rows and rows of ticket machines that work in English. This is the easiest way of buying a ticket. See http://tinyurl.com/buy-train-tickets

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6. Re: civitavecchia to rome by train?

We bought our tickets (about $25 per person as I recall) in the airport from a nice lady who spoke perfect English and took Trenitalia from Rome FCO to Roma Trasteverde (about 7 stops), where we switched trains to Civitaveccia (about another 6 stops). Our train times were FCO- 10:12/Roma Tras - 10:38/Civita 11:57. They seem to run from FCO about every half hour for most of the day. Trenitalia has a website where you can choose English to get prices and schedules. Luggage space on the train was a little tricky, as there weren't large luggage spaces near the door like some trains have.

(The Roma Trasteverde train station only had stairs (that we could find) so there was suitcase lugging to do. I'll bet if we had gone inside we could have either found out where the lift was or paid someone to haul our luggage to the other side of the track down one set of stairs and up the next, but we didn't, we just hauled our own.)

Once in Civitavecchia you take a right out of the train station and walk less than 10 minutes to the port entrance where free shuttle coaches await to take your right to your ship. There is a McDonald on the way and plenty of little shops.

All in all we saved a couple of hundred dollars over other options, found it easy going except some luggage hauling and would do it over again in a minute!

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7. Re: civitavecchia to rome by train?

Hi,

can you tell me more about the fast train from Civitavecchia to Central Rome? Cost, times etc.

Will be there end August on a Sunday, will this make a difference?

Many thanks

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8. Re: civitavecchia to rome by train?

clueduptraveller:

For a full information on train times and costs, look up next Sunday on www.trenitalia.it/homepage_en.html . The times in August will be the same, as there is no timetable change planned until December.

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9. Re: civitavecchia to rome by train?

Is that 9 euro BRIG ticket a return one? We are in Civitavecchia on 1st Sept and are heading to Rome (2 adults and 2 children) what's the best ticket for us - we will be using the metro to get around Rome. Thanks

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10. Re: civitavecchia to rome by train?

The €9 BIRG ticket is valid for one calendar day: you can travel from Civitavecchia into Rome and back, and also use it for unlimited travel on Metro, buses, and trams within central Rome.

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