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. It’s a good idea to know ahead of time how to get from Point A to Point B. Your options are:
Civitavecchia to Rome by train
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. 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 taxi
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.
Cruise boat in the Italian port city of Civitavecchia. Photo credit: Alessandro Zanini
Getting from the Livorno cruise port to Florence
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
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 taxi
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
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. 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
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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