The BEST and WORST Time to Book your Civitavecchia Transfers


Buon giorno and welcome to Stefanos’ RomeCabs, Rome’s premier company for quality and reliable Civitavecchia Transfers, Day Tours and Shore Excursions in Italy.

If you are planning cruise, one of the important decisions you will have to make is how to get to and from your cruise ship.  If your cruise starts or ends in Italy, chances are you will be leaving and arriving at the cruise port of Civitavecchia.

Although regarded as the Port of Rome, Civitavecchia is about 1.5 hours away from Rome, and about 1 hour away from Fiumicino Airport – Rome’s international airport in the town of Fiumicino (about 40 minutes from Rome). Most international flights arrive at Fiumicino Airport. Some regional flights also arrive at Ciampino Airport, but most of our clients arrive at or depart from Fiumicino Airport (FCO).

During your cruise holiday that starts or ends in Civitavecchia, you may need various types of Transfers that includes:

Fiumicino Airport to Civitavecchia
* If arriving at Rome’s airport on the same day your cruise departs, or if arriving a day early and planning to stay in the town of Civitavecchia near the port overnight

Fiumicino Airport to Rome hotel accommodation
* If arriving prior to your cruise and spend time in Rome

Rome hotel to Civitavecchia Cruise Port

Civitavecchia Cruise Port to Fiumicino Airport
* If your flight departs on the same day your ship arrives at the end of your cruise)

Civitavecchia Cruise Port  to Rome hotel accommodation
* If you plan to stay in Rome post cruise

Rome hotel accommodation to the Airport
* For your final departure from Italy at the end of your holiday

As you can see, there are various types of transfers to plan for and arrange, depending on your travel itinerary. They can be as simple as 2 direct transfers between Airport and Civitavecchia, or multiple complex transfers with stays in Rome pre cruise and/or post cruise.


So what is the best time and the worst time to book your Civitavecchia Transfers?


The Best Times to book your Civitavecchia Transfer


One of the best times to book your Civitavecchia Transfer is as soon as your travel plans are finalized.

Once you booked your cruise, your flight, and your hotels, you are ready to book your transfers.

By booking early and in advance, you can secure your ALL necessary transfers on all your dates and times.

By waiting until last minute you may not find availability, especially during peak travel months and if your travel dates coincides with already busy port days when multiple large ships dock in Civitavecchia together and tens of thousands of cruisers booking up most of the available transfer companies.

Instead of wrapping up the final details of your trip, you’ll be spending your time anxiously contacting multiple companies trying to find available transfers… and since the most reputable companies get booked first and quickly, you may find yourself with less than desired options down the line.

You need to finalize your flight and hotel details first before booking your transfers as they will be required when placing your reservations.

Because your hotel location is necessary for hotel pick ups, it’s important to book your hotel accommodation before you book any transfers that require hotel pick up or drop off.

By booking your transfer first and leaving your hotel To Be Decided later, you may forget to update your transfer company with your new hotel, and your reservation will remain incomplete and service may not be provided accurately.


The other best time to book your Civitavecchia Transfer is when you are focused

When you are focused on a task, you reduce your risk of making errors. And making errors on your transfer reservations can be costly.

If you book a transfer on the incorrect date, with incorrect ship information for your pick up at the port, or the wrong flight number and time arriving in Rome, you may find yourself without your much needed service at the airport of the cruise port.
Verify the details of your reservations carefully for accuracy, and if you make an error in your reservation alert the company immediately so corrections can be made.


The Worst Times to book your Civitavecchia Transfers


One of the Worst Times to book your Civitavecchia Transfers is just before your trip.

Just before leaving on an important international trip and cruise, you are rushed and can easily forget to book important transfers and you can make errors in your reservations that can result in service not provided.

If waiting until last minute to book your transfers, you not have sufficient time to review the important information about on the service you book (such as where to meet your driver, mode of payment, cancellation policy, etc…).

By not taking the time to read important information carefully and simply relying on assumptions, you may find yourself faced with unpleasant surprises – especially when traveling abroad where things are done differently than at home.


The Other Worst Time to book your Civitavecchia Transfers is during your cruise

Unfortunately too many cruisers book their transfers one at a time, piecemeal, with potentially unpleasant results.

Whether they want to test out the transfer company before booking additional services, in a hurry and only had time to book their initial transfers, simply forgot to book subsequent transfers, or preferred to keep their options open for alternatives, may find themselves in the middle of their cruise scrambling to find transportation to the airport or to their hotel once their ship docks at the end of their cruise.

At sea, internet access may be sporadic, slow and/or expensive, and phone connection poor.

Instead of enjoying your cruise, you’d be spending your time trying to secure a post cruise transfer.  

By waiting to book last minute, you may also find yourself in the same predicament mentioned previously: not finding availability for last minute reservations.   

With transportation options at Civitavecchia limited to a few Civitavecchia taxis and a slow and challenging train system, your post cruise just turned bleak.

 If you have a flight to catch directly from your ship, you may be at risk of missing your flight and ruining your otherwise perfect cruise holiday.


We hope this information helps you with your travel plans and to book your perfect Civitavecchia Transfers.

For more information on our Civitavecchia Transfers visit our official website at, or click below:




Do you have a half day or full day available for sightseeing Pre Cruise or Post Cruise?

Turn your Civitavecchia Transfers into delightful fun filled tours with our popular Pre-Cruise and Post-Cruise tours in Rome and the Roman Countryside. Click below on the different tour options to find out more.



Rome Pre Cruise Tour includes pick up from your hotel in Rome, 4 hour tour of Rome in your private deluxe vehicle and English speaking Driver, followed by a transfer to Civitavevecchia where you will be delivered right on the pier next to your ship.


Rome Pre Cruise Tour Civitavecchia Transfer RomeCabs

Rome Pre Cruise Tour with Stefano’s RomeCabs



Countryside Pre Cruies Tour includes pick up from your hotel in Rome, journey to the countryside to the village of Bracciano and visit the famous Bracciano Castle that overlooks the pristine volcanic Bracciano Lake


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Countryside Pre Cruise Tour with Stefano’s RomeCabs



Rome in A Day Post Cruise Tour includes pick up from your ship, a full day tour of Rome’s most famous sites, and drop off at your hotel in Rome.

Please watch the TOUR VIDEO below for a preview of our Rome in  A Day Tour:




 Our popular Countryside Splendor Tour from Civitavecchia can be provided as a Post Cruise Tour with pick up from our ship, full day tour of the countryside to Bracciano, Bracciano Castle, lunch in the Medieval Hamlet of Ceri, and an adventurous exploration of ancient Tombs in the Banditaccia Etruscan Necropolis in Cerveteri.

Please watch the TOUR VIDEO below for a preview of our Countryside Splendor Tour:



Thank you very much for choosing Stefano’s RomeCabs for your Transfers and Tours in Italy.

We look forward to welcome you!
Stefano’s RomeCabs



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