How to Get from Your Cruise Port in Italy to Your Destination

Cruise ship in an Italian port
Want to get from your cruise ship in port... to your destination? Here's how!
Cruise ship in an Italian port

Want to get from your cruise ship in port... to your destination? Here's how!

Taking a cruise into the port of Civitavecchia, Livorno, or Naples… and wondering how to get to Rome, Florence, or Pompeii? We’ve done the research and figured out the best transfer options from Italy’s cruise ports, so you don’t have to!

Getting from the Civitavecchia cruise port to Rome

While it’s the closest cruise port to Rome, Civitavecchia is still 50 miles from the city center. So know ahead of time how to get from Point A to Point B! Your options are:

Civitavecchia to Rome by train

Cost: €4.50 (2nd class) or €7 (1st class), per person, each way

Trip duration: About 65 minutes

How to: Regional trains from Civitavecchia to Rome, and vice versa, run every half hour; you can check specific times at www.trenitalia.it. It’s about a 10-minute walk from the port to the train station; with the port behind you, turn right onto Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, the main road running parallel to the water. (You’ll see a McDonald’s, which tells you you’re on the right road!). Continue, keeping the water on your right, until the road changes names to Via della Repubblica. You’ll see the station in front of you.

Your other option is to grab one of the free shuttle buses that run from the cruise terminal to the train station.

The train takes you to Termini, which is Rome’s main station. From there, you can easily hop onto buses heading in every direction, or on either of Rome’s metro lines.

Civitavecchia to Rome by private transfer

What a private transfer looks like!

Cost: €140 (up to four people and two large bags) or €160 (five to eight people and twelve bags), each way

Trip duration: About 1.5 hours, depending on traffic

How to: You can book a transfer with us online; here’s our Civitavecchia transfer to/from Rome for four people or fewer, and here’s the transfer for five to eight people. The driver picks you up right at the Civitavecchia port, so you don’t have to worry about getting to the train station, or from getting from Termini to your hotel in Rome.

When comparing prices to the train, keep in mind that if you’re planning on taking a taxi from Termini to get to your hotel, there’s a €2 surcharge, plus a charge of €1 per piece of luggage. So that taxi ride can wind up costing €15 or €20… and that’s if your driver doesn’t try to “take you on a ride” in other ways!

Something else to keep in mind: We purchase carbon offsets for all of our transfers.

Civitavecchia to Rome by taxi

Cost: €160, approximately (depends on traffic and exact route), each way

Trip duration: About 1.5 hours, depending on traffic

How to: This option requires the least forethought, but is the priciest. As soon as you leave the port, you’ll see taxis at a stand outside the arrivals terminal. You can also book a taxi by calling Radio Taxi Civitavecchia at +39 076626121, or, once in Rome, by calling Radio Taxi Roma at +39 066645, but the meter will start running from the moment the taxi is sent out.

Getting from the Livorno cruise port to Florence

Want to see Florence? You have to get here from your cruise port first!

The cruise port at Livorno (known, bizarrely, as “Leghorn” in English) is some 75 miles from Florence. Here’s how to make the distance go by quickly!

Livorno to Florence by train

Cost: €6.80 (2nd class) or €10.20 (1st class), per person, each way

Trip duration: About 1 hour 20 minutes

How to: Regional trains from Livorno to Florence, and vice versa, run every hour; you can check specific times at www.trenitalia.it. From the port, walk about 10 minutes to Piazza Giuseppe Micheli, located at the end of Via Grande. Take bus number 1 or number 1R from the “V.  Grande/Porto Mediceo” stop at the piazza to the Livorno train station. Both the station in Livorno, and the one in Florence (Santa Maria Novella), are centrally located.

Livorno to Florence by private transfer

Cost: €460 (up to four people and two large bags) or €520 (up to eight people and twelve bags), round-trip

Trip duration: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, depending on traffic, each way

How to: You can book a transfer with us online; here’s the page where you can book a round-trip transfer from Livorno to Florence for up to four people, and here’s where you can book the round-trip transfer for up to eight people. Your driver meets you at the port, drives you to Florence, and, after your day there, meets you and drives you back to the port, making this the most stress-free way to get from Livorno to Florence and back. Something else to keep in mind: We purchase carbon offsets for all of our transfers.

Livorno to Florence by taxi

You can take a taxi from Naples to Pompeii

One way to get from the cruise port to your destination? A taxi, of course!

Cost: €180, approximately, for up to six people (depends on traffic and exact route taken), each way

Trip duration: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, depending on traffic, each way

How to: Either grab a cab at the Livorno port, or call the Consorzio Taxi Livorno at +39 0586578050. In Florence, you can rab a cab or call Taxi Firenze at +39 0554390. If you call a cab, be aware that the meter starts running from the moment the taxi is sent out.

Getting from the Naples cruise port to Pompeii

Luckily, the Naples cruise port isn’t too far from Pompeii… but you will have to know how to get through those 15 miles!

Naples port to Pompeii by train

Cost: €2.80, per person, each way

Trip duration: About 35 minutes

How to: Take the Circumvesuviana from Naples’ Garibaldi station, the main station of Naples, to the “Pompeii Scavi-Villa Misteri” stop. The train runs every half hour to and from Naples. You can check exact times at the Circumvesuviana website. Both stations are centrally located.

From the port of Naples, walk about 10 minutes to Piazza Municipio, then take tram number 1 or bus R2 to the Naples train station at Piazza Garibaldi. You could also grab a taxi from the port to the station, which should be about a 10-minute ride.

Naples port to Pompeii by taxi

Cost: €90 for up to four people, round-trip

Trip duration: About 40 minutes, depending on traffic

How to: Either get a cab at the cruise port or call Consorzio Taxi Napoli at +39 0818888 (be aware that the meter starts as soon as the cab is sent out). As part of an agreement with the Naples city council, the taxi will wait for you at Pompeii to take you back to the port (or to the train station).

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