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The shuttle bus driver may drop you off at the train station if you ask the driver nicely. In September '09 we were dropped at the port entrance and walked to the train station, but other shuttles brought riders to the station.Now that is interesting news. We have never seen a port shuttle bus go outside the port but this would sure be a nice development. There is another issue about dragging luggage to Rome. The train from Civitavecchia to Rome ends its journey at a track in the Rome Termini station that is several blocks from the main station entrance (its seems like you walk forever through the huge station). In most cases you will have to wheel your luggage for this long distance until you get to the main station exit where there are taxi queues. There is a much closer exit that goes out the side of the station onto a normal sidewalk, but it can be very difficult to find a taxi at this exit. We have also noticed that many taxi drivers will not take a fare to the station because they prefer to keep looking for a big fare to Rome or FCO.
You should also know that you may very well have to drag your bags down about 40-50 stairs and then up another staircase in order to get to the proper track in Civitavecchia. We didn't see any porters there, but you may be able to tip someone to assist you.
I wouldn't depend on it. While walking to the train station we saw only one shuttle making the trip.
We have never seen a port shuttle bus go outside the port but this would sure be a nice development.
Good point. When disembarking the shuttle there were a number of taxi drivers offering rides to Rome. A short, four block fare would not be of much interest to them.
We have also noticed that many taxi drivers will not take a fare to the station because they prefer to keep looking for a big fare to Rome or FCO.
Others here on CC have reported occasional drop-offs at the train station. I have seen it with my own eyes.
The shuttle bus driver will not drop you off outside of his regular stop. He will only drop you off at the Fort which is a walk to the train station. And the first hour or two he will be very busy with passengers and luggage.
I know it's expensive, but look to share a ride to the airport.The OP made no mention of wanting to go to the airport.