This guide on how to get from Naples to Pompeii It will help you prepare your visit to the most important archaeological site that remains of the ancient Roman Empire, located just 25 kilometers from the city that can be reached by train or bus from Naples.
Walking through its cobbled streets of large slabs and surrounded by old buildings is to go back almost 2000 years in time, before the city will be buried by a large layer of volcanic ash, coming from the great eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
Based on the experience of our trip to Naples in 4 days, in which we visited this archaeological site making this transfer, we explain the different options of to get to Pompeii from Naples, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs. We start!
How to get from Naples to Pompei by train
The most common way of go from Naples to Pompeii It is by train from the central station of Piazza Garibaldi to the Pompei Scavi stop.
These commuter train lines called Circumvesuviana they will take you in just over 40 minutes for less than 3 euros to the Marina Gate, the main access to the Pompeii site. You can check the schedules and make the reservation in this search engine.
In addition to visiting Pompeii, this train route that goes in the direction of Sorrento (Amalfi Coast) allows you to visit Herculaneum, another of the best preserved cities of Ancient Rome, just as we did and you can read in the post Herculaneum and Pompeii in a post day.
Although the frequency of trains is quite high, every half hour, and it is not necessary to book online, it is advisable especially in summer and if you have not booked, go ahead to the station or early to avoid crowds and always be aware of possible pickpockets.
How to get to Pompeii by bus
If you don't want to rent a car or take a train, you can go from Naples to Pompeii on a bus of the SITA company from the Central Station of Piazza Garibaldi. You can check the schedules and prices on their official website.
A more comfortable alternative is to book this excursion to Pompeii by bus, which includes skip-the-line tickets to the venue, pick-up at the hotel and the company of an expert guide who will explain the curiosities and history of this impressive site.
Another interesting option is to book this offer to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius by bus, which includes all tickets, guide in Spanish, food and pick-up at the hotel.
Both bus tours are located among the excursions in Naples best valued by travelers.
Fossilized Pompeii inhabitants