Why Book Pre Cruise, Post Cruise Tours to & from Port - RomeCabs

Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for private  Civitavecchia Cruise Port Transfers and Civitavecchia Shore Excursions.

We have provided transfers from Rome’s cruise port in Civitavecchia for more than 18 years and counting, serving tens of thousands of cruisers arriving in Italy either pre-cruise, post-cruise, or just docking for the day enjoying a shore excursion.

We compiled 5 Civitavecchia Transfers tips, suggestions, and advice based on our extensive experience providing port transfers, and from questions, we’ve received from our cruising clients over the years. These are just simple tips and ideas to make your Rome seaport transfer easier, less stressful, and more fun.  

There are different types of Civitavecchia Transfers you can book:

  1. Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Civitavecchia
  2. Rome Hotel Accommodation to Civitavecchia
  3. Civitavecchia to Rome Hotel Accommodation
  4. Civitavecchia  to Fiumicino Airport (FCO)

5 CIVITAVECCHIA TRANSFERS Tips, Suggestions, Advice


Flying into Italy on the same day of your Cruise Ship departure?

EXPERT TIP : Book your flight arriving at Rome’s Fiumicino Airport (FCO) in the morning. It grants you extra leeway time in case of flight delays, missed connections, or luggage delays.

By booking a flight that arrives midday with just barely enough time to get to the cruise port, you risk running out of time if you experience any delays en route to Italy.

There have been cruisers who missed their cruise due to travel delays on their way to Italy.

Rome Airport Civitavecchia Transfers


EXPERT TIP: Arrive in Italy the day before your cruise departure from Civitavecchia.  It will give you peace of mind in case of travel or luggage delays. You can book a transfer from Rome to Civitavecchia the next day and begin your cruise relaxed and well-rested.

Many cruisers fly into Italy the morning before their cruise and spend the night in Rome or in Civitavecchia. This allows for stress-free travel in case of unforeseen flight or luggage delays and also affords additional time to enjoy some sightseeing before their cruise the next day.

We offer options to maximize your limited time in Rome and squeeze in as much sightseeing as possible!

For your flight arrival in Rome, you may book our 2 or 4 Hour VIP Transfer or the popular Rome’s highlights from Fiumicino Airport your hotel in Rome.  Upon special request, we will be happy to also offer longer duration tours of Rome depending on your flight arrival time.

ALSO READ: 10 Things to Know before booking Civitavecchia Transfers

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Our Rome private tours by car are enjoyable, comfortable, and hassle-free.  

By car, you can see more of Rome in less time in the comfort and safety of your private deluxe vehicle and personal English-speaking driver.  You will have time to stop to enjoy various squares, view spectacular monuments, take photos, or enjoy a cappuccino. As our tours are private, you also have the flexibility to enjoy your sightseeing time as you wish.

After a restful evening and a good night’s sleep, the next morning you may enjoy a Pre Cruise Countryside Tour on your way to your Cruise ship.   The most popular pre-cruise countryside tour takes you to Bracciano to visit the splendid medieval Orsini-Odescalchi Castle (Bracciano Castle for short), and a visit with time for lunch in the charming clifftop hamlet of Ceri (formerly a medieval fortress).

READ: How the train ruined the Cruise for thousands of Civitavecchia Cruisers

Our sister company Stefano Rome Tours also offers the delightful Charming Lakeside Villages Countryside Tour to Bracciano, Anguillara, and Trevignano – the 3 wonderful historical villages situated on the shores of the pristine Lake Bracciano.

After your preferred pre-cruise tour, your personal English-speaking Driver will deliver you (and your luggage) right on the pier next to your Cruise Ship.  There’s no better way to start your voyage than a fun-filled morning of sightseeing in Italy.

READ: 10 Important Things to Remember when booking Rome Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers


If you are flying into Italy the afternoon or evening before your Cruise, you may book a hotel in the town of Civitavecchia near the cruise port and relax before your voyage. 

Your hotel concierge or accommodation host can arrange for a local Civitavecchia Taxi to take you to your ship inside the cruise port for an easy stress-free door-to-door service.  

Civitavecchia is a port town, boasting a lovely seaside promenade and the imposing Michelangelo Fortress.  What to see and do in Civitavecchia? With ample cafes, restaurants, shops, pharmacies, and boutiques within walking distance, Civitavecchia is an ideal town for a layover stay close to your cruise ship before you embark on your voyage.

Staying in Civitavecchia before your cruise

Many cruisers are not sure of the best times to schedule their various Rome – Civitavecchia Port Transfers.  Here are some of the most recommended pick-up times for the following types of Port Transfers.

Rome to Civitavecchia Transfer

If you require a nonstop transfer from your hotel in Rome to Civitavecchia Port, recommended pick-up time is 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  The SAFE arrival time to your ship for most cruise departures is no later than 2:30 PM

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If you depart too early from Rome, you may arrive at your ship too soon before your embarkation time and may have to wait on the pier. The Pier in Civitavecchia is not equipped for an enjoyable wait time. 

If you depart too late from Rome past 1:00 PM, you risk arriving too late to your ship if you encounter any unforeseen traffic delays. 

Civitavecchia to Rome Transfer

For a nonstop transfer from your Cruise Ship in Civitavecchia to Rome hotel, the recommended pick-up time is 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM. This is the time range when most cruisers going to Rome post-cruise disembark.

Cruisers who have early flights tend to be disembarked earlier before 8 AM.  Usually by 9 AM most cruisers are already disembarked from the cruise ship, unless they hold a late disembarkation pass. 

Scheduling your pick up from your ship after 9:00 AM may cause you to have to wait on the pier for your Driver to arrive for your scheduled pick-up time if your ship disembarks earlier than anticipated.  As Rome is about 1.5 hours away, it will not be possible for the Driver to hurry up and arrive sooner, and Drivers usually have other morning services making last-minute changes to accommodate earlier than anticipated disembarkation difficult or impossible. 

Private Civitavecchia Transfers to Rome with Stefano’s RomeCabs

Still not sure when to book your pick-up time from Civitavecchia to Rome?

Check with your cruise ship for your estimated disembarkation time, or schedule your pickup during the most common disembarkation times between 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM

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Rome to CIvitavecchia transfers / Civitavecchia to Rome Transfers


Many cruisers are short on time and must catch a flight home on the same day their cruise ends in Civitavecchia.

Here are a few tips for flying out of Italy on the same day your cruise ends in Civitavecchia under normal travel conditions.

To be safe, book a departure flight between 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Travel time for transfers from Civitavecchia to FCO Airport is about 1 hour pending local traffic and road conditions.

Booking a very early morning flight could potentially place you at risk of arriving too late to the airport if your ship docks late, or if there are any unforeseen delays in disembarkation.  While cruisers with morning flights can disembark as early as 7 AM for a 10 AM flight, any unforeseen delay with the ship or at the cruise port can place you at risk of arriving late to the airport. 

As most cruisers without a late disembarkation pass are disembarked by 9:00 AM if you book a flight later than 1:00 PM you might find yourself with too many hours to wait at the airport where it may not be convenient or suitable to arrive excessively early.

Fiumicno Rome Airport
Civitavecchia to Rome / Fiumicino Airport

If an afternoon flight departure is your only option, we can suggest some sightseeing tours on the way to the airport depending on your flight departure time.  You can enjoy some fun-filled sightseeing opportunities for your final day in Italy, and arrive at the airport hassle-free at the right time for your flight.  

Please contact us for information and suggestions for tours from Civitavecchia to Rome Airport, and if you wish to book a customized service that is currently not offered on our RomeCabs website.  Our website includes our Contact Information where you may send us an email with your Civitavecchia transfer and/or tour needs.

Additional Information for cruisers going to Rome Post Cruise:

If you will be returning back to Rome on your disembarkation day from Civitavecchia, you may also enjoy a Full Day Post Cruise Tour from Civitavecchia to Rome. Don’t miss this wonderful day full of sightseeing opportunities to tour Rome or the Roman Countryside.

Post-Cruise Rome in a Day with Vatican Guided Tour from Civitavecchia

Thank you for choosing Stefano’s RomeCabs for your Rome Civitavecchia Port Transfers and Italy Shore Excursions.  We look forward to seeing you in Italy!

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10 Important Things to Remember when booking Rome Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers

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Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs, Rome’s leading company for reliable Airport Transfers, Civitavecchia Transfers,  Day Tours, and Shore Excursions.

Arranging your airport or Civitavecchia port transfers is an important aspect of your travel plans. You’ll need to know how to get to your hotel in Rome from the airport and then back again, or how to get to and from your ship in Civitavecchia for your cruise.

Stefano’s RomeCabs makes this process easy and seamless by providing both Airport and Civitavecchia Port Transfers so all your transfer needs are taken care of.

When booking your transfers, there are some important things to keep in mind to avoid disappointments during your travels. Below we discuss the most important ones.


10 Important Things to Remember when booking Rome Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers


1  Use the Correct Arrival Date in Rome.

Some travelers departing from the American continent (Canada, US, South America) incorrectly book a transfer for the date of their own departure from home, not on the day “after” when they arrive in Rome.

Please check your plane tickets carefully for the Arrival Date, Time and Flight Number arriving at FCO Airport or Ciampino Airport

2  Check for Correct Flight Number for Arrivals.

 If you have multiple flight connections enroute, make sure that the Flight Number and Arrival Time you book your transfer from the airport is the correct ones arriving at your final destination in Rome.

By double checking your flight itinerary for accuracy,  you from don’t accidentally include the flight number from a previous leg in a different city or country.

3  Include the Complete details Drop Off Location

Be sure to provide your Hotel Name and Address with complete street number.

There are many hotels in Rome, for example, that are similar by name. Having the complete address of the hotel is very important, especially for pick ups when you want your driver to arrive at the correct location to pick you up.

If staying at a B&B or apartment, please provide the complete address with the exact building number. Many streets are long, and surrounded by convoluted one way systems. Knowing the street number not only helps the driver plan the route to your drop off location, but it’s vital for pick ups – without your building number it would not be possible to know your exact location.

4   For a Hotel Pick Up, use the Same Name in your Transfer Reservation as the Name registered at the Hotel

Drivers often arrive at your hotel and present themselves at the front desk as the Driver for “Name in the Transfer Reservation”.  If you book your transfer and hotel under different names, your hotel concierge will not know to inform you that your driver has arrived.

This is also important if the company needs to reach you by phone at your hotel with important information.

5  For Civitavecchia Transfers, be sure to include the actual Ship Name, not the Cruise Line Company.

On many days there can be multiple ships docking in Civtavecchia by the same cruise line, and they dock on different piers making impossible to guess which is your ship if you only provide your cruise line instead of the actual ship name.

For example: Crown Princess (not just Princess Cruises).

6  Schedule your Civitavecchia Transfers at the Right Times.

If your Transfer starts from Rome and ends at your ship in Civitavecchia, recommended pick up time from your hotel is 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

If your Transfer starts from your ship in Civitavecchia and ends at your hotel in Rome, the most common pick up time most cruisers book is 9:00 AM as that is when most cruisers are disembarked by.  

If you schedule your pick up from your ship later than 9:00 AM, you risk disembarking earlier and have to wait on the pier for your driver to arrive for your scheduled transfer.

Civitavecchia is about 1.5 hours away from Rome, if you disembark 30 – 40  minutes early, it would be possible to send the driver right earlier on the same morning  as he or she is likely still enroute to Civitavecchia.

From Civitavecchia to Fiumicino Airport, travel time is about 1 hour, so keep that in mind when booking your transfer from Civitavecchia to Fiumicino Airport.


Civitavecchia harbor

7  Schedule your Transfer from Rome to the Airport at the Right Time.

Travel time between Rome and Fiumicino Airport or Ciampino Airport is about 40 – 60 minutes pending traffic conditions.

If you need to arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to your flight departure time, schedule your pick up at least 3 hours prior to your flight departure time to allow for travel from Rome to the airport.

For transfers to Fiumicino Airport also be sure to include in your reservation or inform your driver of the Terminal Number your flight departs from. At FCO Airport airlines share multiple terminals for departure depending on various factors such as first destination city, code sharing, etc. Terminals can also change last minute. It’s important to know which terminal your flight will depart from in advance.


8 Include the Total  Number of your Suitcases and Carry-ons in your Reservation.

To ensure that you and your luggage will safely fit together inside the vehicle, it is important to include the total number of Large pies of luggage (checked in suitcases), and Small pieces of luggage (carry on cases).  

If you exceed the luggage capacity for the vehicle suitable or priced for the number of persons in your party, you may need a vehicle size upgrade, or a 2nd vehicle if you are a party of 7-8 traveling with more luggage than the minivan can accommodate.


9  Read the Information in the Website and Confirmation Email to Inform yourself about the Services you Book.

Different companies in different countries operate by certain set of laws, regulations, and culture norms.  

Read the Terms of Service prior to placing your reservation so you know in advance what is included and what is not included in your transfer, payment and cancellation policies, and other important information. Assuming all companies in all countries operate the same only leads to disappointment during your travels.

Also read the information available on the website prior to booking your transfers, and the confirmation email as well so you fully understand the type service you book and what to expect, know where to meet your drivers, emergency contact information, and the price of the service.



10  If any Information Changes in your Reservation, Please Contact Us to Update Your Reservation

If you experience changes in the number of passengers, arrival flight number or arrival time, your Hotel, or amount of luggage, please contact us so we can update your reservation with new information. Failure to provide the company with updated information may result in service not provided accurately.


We hope this information helps you book your perfect Airport and Civitavecchia Transfers for stress free and seamless transfers.

If you’d like to book your Airport Transfer or Civitavechia Transfers with Stefano’s RomeCabs, please visit our website at www.RomeCabs.com , or click on the Transfers of your choice below:




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Thank you very much for choosing Stefano’s RomeCabs for your Transfers and Tours in Italy. We look forward to welcome you to Rome!

Stefano’s RomeCabs Team


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.Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs Travel Blog.

Our goal is to provide our clients with easy, affordable, reliable and comfortable private transfers to and from Civitavecchia Cruise Port.

Whether you are traveling between Fiumicino Airport and Civitavecchia, or between Rome and Civitavecchia, our private transfers with door to door service will deliver you and your luggage swiftly and efficiently to your final destination.

As if having your private driver at your disposal, driving in the comfort of your private deluxe vehicle, never lifting  your luggage, and travel relaxed and comfortable is not perfect enough…. we’d like to make your Civitavecchia Transfers even better by enhancing your transfer with sightseeing opportunities along the way.





For Rome lovers and cruisers who are only in Rome for short time (such as arriving in Rome the day before they sail on their cruise), we offer the very popular ROME PRE CRUISE TOUR that takes you on a half day tour of some of Rome’s top highlights, and then transfer to Civitavecchia.

Touring Rome by car is relaxing, you maximize your sightseeing possibilities by being able to see more, enjoy sites of your choice that are best accessible by car (our private Pre Cruise tours can be customized to suit your preferences), and have your luggage with you so you don’t have to worry about returning to your hotel at the end of your tour.




On your Rome Pre Cruise Tour you can enjoy either the Colosseum or the Roman Forum (the same tickets are valid for either site),  the ancient Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and give Rome a proper “arrivederci” with a visit to Janiculum hill for an unforgettable sweeping view of Rome from a special terrace on the top of the hil..






10 Unique Facts Abbout the Pantheon You Probably didn’t Know






If you’ve already seen Rome’s highlights and prefer to start off  your cruise with a relaxing countryside tour, Stefano RomeCabs offers a fabulous countryside tour that takes you one of Rome’s most pristine lake, visit the formidable Renaissance Bracciano Castle, and enjoy a traditional lunch in the Medieval hilltop village of Ceri for a fairy tale countryside escape.

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Odescalchi- Orsini Castle (commonly referred to as Bracciano Castle) is an imposing 15th century fortress that was later converted into a residential castle. For centuries, the castle is still owned by the Odescalchi family.  


Bracciano Castle Countryside Pre Cruise Tour to Civitavecchia Rome Cabs

Bracciano Castle – RomeCabs


The Castle is open to visitors to explore the opulent Renaissance rooms where Kings, Queens, Lords, Ladies and Popes have lived and slept, and explore the castle grounds.

Not to be missed is the breathtaking panoramic view of the pristine Bracciano Lake that is actually a volcanic crater!


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Bracciano Lake view from Bracciano Castle – Rome Cab


Nearby in the midst of the rustic countryside is the medieval clifftop hamlet of Ceri, a 13th century fortified fortress that is now a charming tiny village with a remarkable church: Sanctuary of Mary of Ceri that boasts an incredible wall with medieval era frescoes depicting biblical scenes.


Sanctuary of Mary of Ceri with RomeCabs Pre Cruise Tour to Civitavecchia

Sanctuary of Mary of Ceri – RomeCabs


Ceri is also best regarded for the local family owned restaurants that draws patrons from all across central Italy, including many of our international clients who request a visit to Ceri just to have lunch there!


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Ceri is famous for its delicious local restaurants! – Rome Cabs


If you thought just having a private transfer to Civitavecchia was great…. Now you have 2 new options to transform your transfer into Pre Cruise Tour and get your cruise off to a fabulous start!

Thank you very much for choosing Stefano’s RomeCabs for your private Civitavecchia Transfers, Day Tours and Shore Excursions in Italy.  We are at your service to make your holiday in Italy your best ever!


The RomeCabs Team

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How Not to Miss Your Ship and Get Your Cruise Off to a Great Start!

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Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs travel blog.

In this travel article we address a common question: how not to Miss Your Ship and Get Your Cruise off to a Great Start!

Arriving late and missing your ship can and does happen, and it potentially ruins your vacation because trying to catch up with your ship at the next port of call is never easy.  Usually this misfortune happens when you book your arrival flight on the same day as your ship’s departure.
It takes approximately one hour (pending traffic conditions) from Fiumicino Airport to the Port of Civitavecchia, but even if you have a few hours in between and think you have plenty of time, in all reality any slight flight delay can result in missing your ship.
Even if your flight arrives on time, other things can go wrong. If your luggage is delayed and due to arrive on a different flight after your ship’s departure, it probably won’t find you during your cruise.
And if your luggage gets lost not only you may not have enough time to file the appropriate paperwork for missing luggage, but you won’t have time for any last minute shopping for important items, leaving you having to rely on what’s aboard the ship and make do without your personal belongings.

Ok, so your flight and luggage arrived on time. Great!!! Still, you’ll be arriving in Rome jetlagged and exhausted after a long transcontinental flight. Instead of celebrating your first evening on your cruise, you’ll be spending it in your cabin recuperating from your journey and missing out on enjoyable activities.

With Rome being a top travel destination in Europe with so many incredible things to offer, why not spend a couple of days pre-cruise in the Eternal City to rest, taken in the sights, have lunch at an outdoor cafe, and get get your vacation off to a relaxed and fantastic start. And if you and your luggage arrive in Rome late, you have nothing to lose.

Our advise is: Arrive in Rome at least one day before your cruise departs.

* It relieves the stress of flight and luggage delays.
* Eliminates the risk of missing your ship.
* You have the opportunity to enjoy Rome.
* You will begin your cruise relaxed and refreshed.

For Airport and Port Transfers, Day Trips from Rome, and Shore Excursions from Civitavecchia, Naples and Livorno, please visit us at www.RomeCabs.com.

We’d like to invite you to also visit our sister company, Stefano Rome Tours, for more exciting Tours and Shore Excursions in and around Rome: www.StefanoRomeTours.com.

We are more than happy to assist you with your tour and transfer needs and help make your visit to Italy the vacation of a lifetime!

Do you have any practical travel tips and ideas you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments box below.

Sharing is fun: If you found this article helpful, please pass it along to anyone who might benefit from it.

Thank you for stopping by and reading our blog. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon in Italy!!

~The Rome Cabs Team

Plan Ahead to Avoid Last Minute Travel Headaches

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Buon giorno and welcome to Stefano’s RomeCabs travel blog!  Our mission is to help and advise visitors and cruisers to Rome make the best of their holiday in Italy!

Below are some practical tips to Plan Ahead to Avoid Last Minute Travel Headaches

When you go out to a popular restaurant on a Tuesday night, usually you don’t need to make reservations. However, if you plan to dine at the same popular restaurant on Friday evening, without advance reservation you may not get the table of your choice, you may encounter a long wait, or not be able to get a table at all. 
The same applies to booking private companies for transfers and tours, and it can make the difference between a relaxing and hassle free experience, and a stressful and difficult one.
During the off season months, usually November to March, last minute bookings are usually accommodated in many cases. But during the peak season months, especially May through October, the most reliable and well recommended transfer and tour companies are the first to get fully booked.
As a result you may find yourself fumbling online looking for different car service companies, using airtime minutes to call around if they don’t respond to your email request in time, and then only to find yourself at the mercy of lesser known, unknown, less reputable, or questionable companies that would not have been your first choice at all. And this can make the difference between a carefree, safe, and enjoyable transfer and tour experience, and a frustrating, uncomfortable, and potentially unsafe one.

Waiting until last minute and finding out the most recommended companies are fully booked comes with some unpleasant circumstances.


For one, it leaves many who require transfer services having to rely on taxis and their availability at the airport. This means if you are a party of more than 3 persons, have extra luggage, need a child seat, are wheelchair bound, or need extra service you’re at the mercy of what’s available at the taxi ranks.

You might even require more than 1 taxi if one vehicle cannot accommodate your group or your luggage. All of a sudden, the price of transportation just doubled! And unlike reputable companies that charge clients only the quoted price so you know in advance what you’ll pay, the same cannot be said about all taxis or fly-by-night companies.

Bad Weather

Rainy Day in Rome with Traffic


During rainy weather taxis are in demand and you may have to wait a long time at the taxi rank for cabs to arrive at the airport. Even worse is if you require a taxi to take you to the airport. If you need to make your flight on time, this is a risk not worth taking. With a private car service reserved in advance, these are someone else’s headaches, not yours.

Public Transportation Strikes

Taxis are also difficult to find at the airport when there is a public transportation strike because they are much in demand in Rome itself. When taxis are busy locally, they will not travel to the airport unless they are dropping off clients they picked up in Rome. When all the train takers need a taxi to get into Rome, the demand for taxis just increased a thousand fold. And once again, if you are in a hurry to get to the airport and there are no taxis readily available, it spells trouble for your trip home.

Taxi Strikes

Hopefully you don’t need a transfer during a taxi strike (which has happened on a few occasions in Rome in January 2012) and be forced to take public transportation when you are among those who find it difficult to do so.

Public Transportation

Public Transportation is a great mode of transportation for many travelers, but may not be a pleasant experience if you’re traveling with a lot of luggage or heavy luggage, children, are elderly, disabled, wheelchair bound, and extremely jetlagged and exhausted.

Taking the Train to Civitavecchia with Luggage

Taking the Train to Civitavecchia with Luggage

Leonardo Express stops at one of the farthest tracks at Termini Station that requires quite a bit of walking to get to the metro, bus and taxi area. Once you’re there, your choices are once again: metros, buses, or taxis.

Passengers waiting at FCO Airport for Leonardo Express Train

Passengers waiting at FCO Airport for Leonardo Express Train

If you plan to take the bus, you’ll need to know well in advance which bus number to take (there are dozens of buses at the stop, it might take some time walking back and forth to find the right one…only to have to wait for it if it hasn’t arrived yet), which bus stop to get off at, and where exactly is your accommodation from there.
Bus Ride in Rome on A Rainy Day
If you are taking the Metro, you will need to know if it’s the A line or the B line, and which direction you need to go….in some cases, you might even have to take an extra bus if the metro stop is not near your accommodation (as it’s often the case with off the beaten path B&B’s, rental apartments, and other types of accommodations).
Taking the Metro in Rome
If by the time you arrive at Termini station you decide to take a taxi, you’ll have to put your trust in the taxi driver that he will be honest with the fare and the short drive to your hotel won’t cost as much as the transfer from the airport itself.
Taxi Rank at Termini Station



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Tours also get booked early during the peak season. This is further impacted when numerous ships arrive in Civitavechiaat once, and thousands of people have booked shore excursions in and around Rome.
With limited number of professional and experienced English speaking driver guides in Rome, tours get booked up rather fast. This leaves you with very few alternative options.

Public transportation such as trains and buses are not always convenient, are time consuming, and not very reliable for day trips in many areas outside of Rome – especially in less touristy yet very attractive areas. During the hot summer months it proves to be uncomfortable as well.


There are very few options available, and probably not where you wanted to go. If you are on a shore excursion from Civitavecchia, and there is a public transportation strike, your options of getting to Rome on short notice are very limited (and very expensive if you opt for a taxi).

Renting a car for the day works for some people, but may not be a practical option for many either because it can be an expensive or a time consuming process. If you are on a shore excursion and renting a car, you must be sure not to get lost or delayed in any way that may cause you to miss your ship.


Here are a few tips to consider when planning your vacation.

* Book your airport and port transfers when you book your airline tickets.

* Book your shore excursions once you book your cruise and know the places you’d like to visit.   

* Book your day trips after you booked your hotels and once you decide on the places you’d like to visit.

With a little planning in advance and booking early, you will have the peace of mind knowing that you won’t have any last minute hassles booking the services you need with the companies you trust.

For more information on Tours, Shore Excursions and Transfers, please visit us at http://www.RomeCabs.com  or click on the OPTIONS below:







You may also visit our sister company Stefano Rome Tours at www.StefanoRomeTours.com.

We’d love to hear from you and help you make your visit to Italy a most memorable experience.

Do you have any practical travel tips and ideas you’d like to share? We’d love to hear from you in the comments box below.

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Thank you for stopping by and reading our blog. We wish you Happy Travel and hope to see you in Italy soon!
~ The Rome Cabs Team
P.S. This blog was inspired by stories and experiences shared with us by other travelers. We thought we’d share them with others in order to help them avoid the hassles these folks experienced.

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