Civitavecchia taxis are available at the Civitavecchia’s port to take you to Rome, this is going to also be a very expensive choice. Consider that taxis are metered and charge base on distance, and Rome is 80 kilometers (50 miles) away, so your journey will cost between €125 to €150 or more. Consider this as the option of last resort if none of the others are available.
If money is not an object, then this can however be a stress-free way to get to and from Rome. You won’t have the hassle of waiting for public transport and can relax on the journey there and back. And if indeed budget is not a barrier to your transport choice, you could even treat yourself with a private limousine. This would provide an even comfier ride to Rome and back, although naturally is more expensive, with prices varying among operators.
Private shared transfer
A slightly more affordable alternative to taking a taxi is to sign up for a private shared transfer service. These shuttle buses usually take small groups of people to Rome for a flat rate per person, with prices dependent on which company you choose. Many of these transfer companies offer their services at the port, so you can step off your ship and choose among them. But it is usually helpful to book these transfers in advance because they can sell out, and having a booking guarantees your ride to Rome and back. Expect the cost to be lower than a taxi, although you’ll still be at the mercy of traffic which could make it a long journey.
Frequently Asked Questions About Civitavecchia Port Taxis
Yes, you can find taxis waiting to pick up passengers at the entrance to the port if you have just arrived by ship, and this is also where taxis driving to the port will drop you off.
Yes, with a taxi you have total privacy as it will just be you and your travel companions, and your luggage will be safe in the trunk of the vehicle, whereas space for storing bags and for sitting can be limited on public transportation. Also, buses might drop you off very from your hotel or other accommodation, while taxis will take you to the front door of your destination.
Taxis that pick passengers up from the port will charge you using meters, which are based on distance, and therefore the longer your journey takes, the higher that the total fare will be.
The port is located about 80 kilometers (or roughly 40 miles) from Rome’s center.
Given that taxis that pick up at the port use distance-based meters, you can expect the average ride to the city center to cost anywhere from at least €125 to more than €150.
Yes, although many drivers are honest, some will unfortunately try to take you on a very long route to your destination in Rome or elsewhere, because this will increase the fare on the distanced-based taxi meter. You can avoid this by researching the quickest route between the port and your destination online before your trip, and demanding that the driver take this route.
The drive between Civitavecchia Port and Rome can usually take about an hour. However, if you are traveling at rush hour or other busy times of the day then the journey might be longer, and if your ride is at quiet times of the day like early in the morning then it can be quicker.
No, there are no laws or rules that require you to tip taxi drivers in Italy, and if you think that the ride you were given was unsafe or overpriced then you should not leave a tip. But if you enjoyed your journey then it can be a nice gesture to tip your driver with a few Euros.