Transportation from the port of Livorno


Taxi from the cruise port to the city center of Livorno

€20 per taxi

15 minutes

If you don't like to walk or take a shuttle bus, then a taxi is a good alternative to go to the city center or train station. The center is located a few kilometers from the port. The journey takes 15-20 minutes and count on approximately € 20 per taxi (4 persons one way).

Keep in mind that most drivers prefer to sell you a day trip and are not eager for a short drive to downtown.

Shuttle bus

Shuttle bus from the cruise port to the city center of Livorno

€0 - €10
10 - 15 minutes
10 - 15 minutes

Most cruise lines provide a shuttle bus from your cruise ship to the center of Livorno. In most cases, you must pay a fee between €5 and €10 per person (roundtrip). In the beginning, these buses run very frequent, but later in the day it can happen that you must wait longer until the bus is full. You can expect long lines during peak times. The shuttle bus takes you in 15 minutes to Via Cogorano, alongside Piazza del Municipio, opposite Livorno town hall and just behind Piazza Grande. The Tourist Office is close by.

From Piazza Grande, you can explore the rest of the city on foot or go by LAM BLU bus (formerly bus N° 1) or LAM ROSSA bus (formerly bus N° 2) to the train station for an excursion to Pisa, Florence or Lucca. Some cruise lines offer a direct bus connection between the ship and Livorno train station, costing between €15 to €20 for a roundtrip.


Walk from the cruise port to the city center of Livorno


20 minutes

If you dock in the industrial area of the port (the case for most large cruise ships), it's not recommended to walk around in the harbor. It is too crowded and dangerous because of the many trucks, cranes, container trailers, etc. Moreover, you are between 4 to 8 km (3,1 to 4,9 miles) from the city center. You would lose too much valuable time.

If you dock close to the cruise terminal at Porto Mercantile, you can walk to the city center. From the pier, there are signs to the city and the nearest bus stop. Opposite the Fortezza Vecchia, one of the old forts, there is an exit gate of the port area. From there it is a 20 minute walk to the center.