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Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

Now operated by EAV Campania, five Regional Railway Lines known as Naples Circumvesuviana connect the city center with the city’s eastern suburbs around Mount Vesuvius. Between the  Napoli ↔ Sorrento and Napoli ↔ Poggiomarino lines, not only can you reach all of the major Vesuvian Excavation Sites, but the Circumvesuviana is also a cheaper, and in some cases quicker alternative to taking the hydrofoil to Sorrento.

The Napoli ↔ Sorrento train runs about every half hour during peak hours and the entire journey takes just a little over an hour. The Circumvesuviana station is easily reached from Naples Central Train Station, Stazione Centrale via an underground walkway. You will need a Unico Campania ticket, which can be purchased at the Central Station. Unico Campania Tickets are organised into 11 fare bands and are available as a single journey, daily, or weekend daily.

  • Herculaneum: U2 Ticket- €2,20, €6,30, €3,50
  • Pompei: U3 Ticket - €2,90, €8,40, €4,60
  • Sorrento: U5 Ticket - €4,10, €12,00, €6,50

Major stops on the Circumvesuviana lines:

Napoli ↔ Sorrento

Napoli to Sorrento Schedule

Sorrento to Napoli Schedule

Napoli ↔ Poggiomarino

 

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Passionate about my adopted home, for me Naples is the perfect canvas. From its breathtaking vistas to its rich cultural heritage, I could live here a lifetime and never see it all, photograph it all, or write about it all.

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  1. Ron Messner, March 26, 2013 5:24 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    We plan to visit in May. We need a train from Naples to Sorrento. How late in the day does the train run? What is the cost? Do we need reservations? Thanks

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      Bonnie, April 1, 2013 3:09 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Ron – the last train is around 9:30 pm. No reservations are required and there is no reserved seating. You will need a Unico Fascia 5 ticket which is 4,00 euro. You can buy the tickets at the station.

      For the schedule see http://www.vesuviana.it/web/files/Orario%20Na_So%20dal%2017settembre%202012.pdf

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      • Elaine Holman, March 20, 2014 3:57 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Hi. I tried that website and its 100% in Italian. Even using google translator I am having problems. I need the schedules for the trains back to Naples from Sorrento. I have a very early train (in July) from Naples to Venice and I am trying to see if I can catch an early enough train from Sorrento to Naples. I have to get on a train when I get to Naples at 8:15 am. Any suggestions on how to check on that or if I will even be able to get a train that early?

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  2. cathy, April 2, 2013 6:05 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    hello. we plan to visit in june. we want to purchase tickets at the naples station and visit the herculeaum and pompei and stay 2 nights in sorrento then back to naples. please advise how many rail tickets etc. i would need

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      Bonnie, April 3, 2013 11:13 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Cathy – The number of tickets you will need is completely dependent on your itinerary – i.e. how many sites you will visit per day, how long you plan to stay at each one, etc. Unico Campania offers hourly, daily and weekend tickets. There are 11 fare bands and Herculaneum, Pompeii and Sorrento are in 3 different bands: Ercolano – U2, Pompei – U3, and Sorrento – U5. Follow this link and click on the different fare bands to see the prices

      http://www.unicocampania.it/?lang=it&center=inside&colonna=biglietti&action=1

      If you are visiting both Herculaneum and Pompeii the same day and then going on to Sorrento, a U5 daily pass might be the easiest option. Returning from Sorrento, assuming you are returning direct, you can get an hourly U5.

      The Campania ArteCard – Naples Museum Discount Pass also offers transportation options, so you might want to check that as well

      http://www.campaniartecard.it/

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      • Harvey J. Hoffman, March 16, 2014 4:35 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        My family and I are arriving in Sorrento on a cruise ship and would like to visit Pompeii using the Circumvesuviana Railway. Do you know how close the Pompeii Scavi Villa Masteri station is to the ruins? Would you happen to know if the Sorrento station is close to the Sorrento cruise ship port?
        Thanks.

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          Bonnie Alberts, March 17, 2014 5:49 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

          Hi Harvey – the Villa dei Misteri station is right at the ruins. I’m not sure exactly where the cruise ships pull in to Sorrento, but the railway station is located above the port area – so its not in the immediate vicinity. You can take a cab, bus, or walk. There is an elevator near the bathing beaches that takes you up top and then its probably a 10 minute walk or so from there to the Circumvesuviana station.

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      • Shawn Sweeney, March 26, 2014 3:48 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        If I am travailing from Naples to Sorrento and purchase the Unico 5 ticket. Can I get off and visit Pompeii and then get back on and continue onto Sorrento with the same ticket. Or will I have to buy another ticket after getting off to visit Pompeii.

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          Bonnie Alberts, March 28, 2014 7:50 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

          Hi Shawn – the tickets have a time limit – so you wouldn’t be able to use the same ticket. You can purchase a Unico 3 ticket to Pompeii – € 2.90 and then an E3 ticket from Pompeii to Sorrento € 2.20

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    • Albert, May 3, 2013 8:20 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      You might consider a UNICOCAMPANIA 3T ticket (€ 20,00 for 3 days)

      http://www.unicocampania.it/index.php?lang=en&center=inside&colonna=turisti&action=3T

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  3. a. merino, April 28, 2013 11:31 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    hola. En junio vamos de vacaciones por Napoles con mi bebe(1 año), tenemos intención de utilizar el Circumvesuviana y otros transportes públicos, quería saber si mi bebe de 1 año precisa billete.
    Muchas gracias.

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      Bonnie, May 22, 2013 10:12 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      “si el bebe es mas alto de un metro y quiere sentarse, hace falta el billete”

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  4. antonio, April 28, 2013 11:34 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    hola. En junio vamos de vacaciones por Napoles con mi bebe(1 año), tenemos intención de utilizar el Circumvesuviana y otros transportes públicos, quería saber si mi bebe de 1 año precisa billete.
    Muchas gracias.

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      Bonnie, May 22, 2013 10:07 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      si el bebe es mas alto de un metro y quiere sentarse, hace falta el billete

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  5. Laura Strobel Roberts, May 16, 2013 10:14 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    I'm arriving via Frecce at Napoli Centralel. Is there a Circumvesuviana stop within Napoli Centrale? My destination is Sorrento.

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      Bonnie, May 17, 2013 12:03 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Laura – you will want to get a Unico 5 ticket for €4,10 in the Central Station, then head downstairs and follow the walkway to the Circumvesuviana station. There are several Circumvesuviana routes so make sure you get on the Napoli to Sorrento line.

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  6. Roy Boyd, May 19, 2013 4:06 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    In need of assistance going from Royal Caribbean cruise port to Archeologic museum.

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      Bonnie, May 23, 2013 11:20 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      If you are up for a stroll, the Archaeological Museum is about 2.5 km from the port, about a 40 minutes walk. Find your way to Piazza Trieste e Trento and head right up Via Toledo. If you lose steam along the way, you can duck into the Toledo Metro Station (the newest metro station in Naples and one of the most beautiful) to Piazza Dante and then its just a few blocks from there. Getting there by local bus is a bit more convoluted, but the Archaeological Museum is on two of the City Sightseeing Naples bus routes – http://www.city-sightseeing.com/tours/italy/naples.htm#tourlandingposition. These buses are just a short walk from the port. And of course, the easiest way would be a taxi and if I’m not mistaken the fare should be around € 7,00 – € 10,00 euro.

      Don’t forget – the Archaeological Museum is closed on Tuesdays.

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  7. Rustam Rahman, June 4, 2013 11:25 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Do euro rail travelers get a discount on the circumvesuviana train line??

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      Bonnie, June 10, 2013 10:59 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      As far as I’m aware there is not discount for euro rail on the Circumvesuviana.

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  8. Stephen, June 17, 2013 1:10 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi flying into Naples airport and then onto my hotel Grand Hotel Vesuvio Sorrento, would be very grateful if anyone could give me the best way to achieve this,at Naples airport are there bus transfers or using the Circumvesuviana the better option ?

    Thanks in advance

    Stephen

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      Bonnie, June 18, 2013 9:29 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Stephen – you can take the Alibus Airport Shuttle to the Central Station and then take the Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento but a better option might be to take the Curreri Viaggi Bus directly from the airport to Sorrento.

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  9. Matt, June 19, 2013 6:11 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi – I am traveling in August – I am arriving to Napoli Centrale from rome at 9:00AM. When is the next Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento? The link provided above (http://www.vesuviana.it/web/files/Orario%20Na_So%20dal%2017settembre%202012.pdf#sthash.QzXsrvlg.dpuf) does not work.

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  10. Kevin Swat, August 20, 2013 4:15 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie!!

    Great website!! We are in need of some honeymoon help!! We are staying two nights in Furore (OCT 1-3) and hoping to catch our 10am flight on 10/3/13 out of FCO. There is a train that leaves Napoli Centre at 402 (R12442) and arrives in FCO after a transfer at 723. What is the best way to get to Napoli Centrale early in the am from Furore? And are we leaving ourselves enough time for the security at FCO. We are 1st time italy travelers and not familiar with the train sysytem. Thanks soooo much for any advice!!! Kevin and Danielle

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      Bonnie, August 20, 2013 9:06 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      I rarely use the Rome airport, but I would think 2 1/2 hours would be enough time, of course that is assuming you arrive on time and there are no delays. It looks like you have about 20 minutes to connect to the Leonardo Express, which should be enough time.

      The only way I know to get to Napoli from Furore at 0400 in the morning would be a private driver. Your other option would be to stay in Naples or Rome the night before. It is about an hour or so drive from Furore to Naples, so you will probably be leaving Furore about 0200 or 0230 am anyway.

      Good luck and hope you have a great honeymoon!

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  11. jose, August 24, 2013 5:57 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    holaaa,que buena page,hola voy en setiembre ,el metro del mare funciona?? muchas gracias saludos

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      Bonnie, August 28, 2013 5:59 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Lamento que Metro del Mare no funciona este año

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  12. rupert, August 29, 2013 2:07 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    planning on travelling from naples to rome about 7 in the morning which station do i need to got the train from in naples?? and how much will this trip cost me??
    many thanks
    rupert

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      Bonnie, August 31, 2013 4:35 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Rupert – you get the train to Rome from Naples Central Station, Stazione Centrale. There are Inter City, Regional, and High Speed trains so prices vary widely. You can check out http://www.trenitalia.it for more info.

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  13. Angela Stephan, October 22, 2013 2:51 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    We are arriving at the Naples airport on Oct. 28th and want to go directly to Poggiomarino (my father’s birthplace) for only 2 hours and then on to Pompeii and then Sorrento where our hotel is located.

    Can you advise the fastest way to do this? Naples to Poggiomarino first, or Naples to Pompeii and then to Poggiomarino and back down to Sorrento?

    Thanks!

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      Bonnie Alberts, October 25, 2013 7:36 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      I would guess it would be best to do Poggiomarino first then on to Pompeii and Sorrento.

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  14. Newton Andrade, October 23, 2013 11:38 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi, how can I get to Piazza del Plebiscito from Napoli Centrale? Is it too long for a walk? Thanks!

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  15. Przemek, November 14, 2013 9:12 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    hi, what is the price of a ticket Pompeii Sorrento (Circumvesuviana)?Thanks.

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      Bonnie Alberts, November 18, 2013 8:38 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      You will need a Unico 3 ticket which is € 2.90

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  16. Wietse Bakker, November 29, 2013 2:09 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Dear Bonnie,

    I’m planning on taking a Taiwanese exchange student for 5 days to Rome, I’d also like to visit Pompeii and Herculaneum on a day. I’m having real trouble trying to figure out how to get there, since many websites (including Google Maps) have trouble with Pompeii as a destination.

    Your information here has been really helpful, but if you could I would really appreciate some personal advice.

    We would want to go to Pompeii as early as possible. I found that Trenitalia shows a train from Rome Termini to Central Naples as early as 7:35 (arriving at 8:45). Can you maybe tell me how early the earliest train on the Circumvesuviana track leaves Naples?

    Oh, not unimportant, we are talking about mid January here, the week of the 20th-25th. Seeing as Pompeii closes at 17:30, while Herculaneum closes at 17:00 I think it would be best to visit Herculaneum first, is it possible to buy a ticket to Pompeii from Naples, get out in Herculaneum and hop back on the train to Pompeii a few hours later?

    Thanks for your time!

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  17. JAY, December 6, 2013 10:08 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    hello!

    I’m planning on traveling from Naples to Sorrento by Circumvesuviana train at Christmas.
    Can I take the Circumvesuviana trains at Christmas?

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      Bonnie Alberts, December 11, 2013 11:00 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Circumvesuvia has not yet announced their holiday schedule. Typically, they run limited trains on the 24th, 25th, 26th, 31st, and 1st.

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    • Ingrid Little, April 20, 2014 10:01 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Jay,

      Did you end up using the Circumvesuvia on the 25th December? We are thinking of using this train from Sorrento to Naples on the 25th this year. Just want to check it was running. Ing55

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  18. Jonathan Tumin, December 11, 2013 5:09 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi, this is an incredibly helpful website. We are planning to go from Rome to Naples, and then end up in Sorrento for 3 nights. On way, we want to stop at least at Pompeii, and maybe Herculaneum if we can fit it in (in one day). The problem is what to do with our luggage; we can’t walk around the ruins dragging a bag (even on wheels). Are there storage lockers at the Heculaneum and Pompeii circumvesuviano stops, or are these too small to have such facilities? If they don’t, can one leave the bags at a station office? Thanks in advance for any help on this.

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      Bonnie Alberts, December 12, 2013 11:19 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Jonathan – The last I knew there was left luggage at Pompeii (the site not the station). There might be at Herculaneum (again the site not the station) as well, but you will have to tote your luggage to the site, about a 10 minutes walk downhill from the train station, uphill on the way back. Keep in mind, the train ride from Sorrento to Pompeii is only 30 minutes and to Herculaneum – 50 minutes. In the end, you might find it easier to buy a daily ticket for the Circumvesuviana and go to Sorrento first and drop you luggage there, then head back to Herculaneum and then on to Pompeii. Also, depending on what time of year you are coming, there is also a bus that goes directly from Rome to Sorrento.

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  19. laura osorio, December 19, 2013 5:07 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    estoy proxima a viajar con mi familia de napoles a Sorrento y no se como hacer para conseguir sacar los pasajes. Por favor si me envían información se los agradeceré.

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  20. Vikki, January 7, 2014 7:19 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi I’m staying at hotel del sole in Pompeii in April and my flight comes in to Naples at around 1840, could you please help me on the best/cheapest way of getting to my hotel from the airport. Thanks

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      Bonnie Alberts, January 12, 2014 11:56 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Your best option might be the Curreri Viaggi bus (10,00 euro). The other option would be to take the Alibus to the train station and then the Circumvesuviana train.

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  21. Przemek, January 8, 2014 1:05 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi! It is very great website!!
    Bonnie, How to get to Vesuvius from Pompeii. Is it worth:)

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  22. Kathy, January 8, 2014 10:37 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    I can confirm there IS left luggage at Pompeii Scavi

    Bonnie – I am the Trip Advisor destination expert for Naples and can I commend you for answering (over and over) all these questions!
    Kathy

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      Bonnie Alberts, January 11, 2014 7:09 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Thanks so much Kathy!!! and thanks for confirming the left luggage.

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  23. Mike Morey, January 10, 2014 3:36 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    We need to go from Sorrento to Naples Airport. What is the train schedule in the morning and how close to the airport is a train station?

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  24. Theresa green, January 28, 2014 10:23 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Does anyone one know if there would be a train leaving Sorento by 5am to get to the Naples airport?

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      Bonnie Alberts, January 30, 2014 6:51 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Sorry Theresa, the first train out is around 6:00 am.

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  25. Rob Merrill, January 29, 2014 3:36 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    It’s great to read such good advice from someone who clearly knows her stuff. We are planning to visit Rome-Naples-Sorrento- Pompeii/Herculaneum in May. Seems like Sorrento is a good place to stay a few nights as a base. Is the Rome-Naples train scenic? Otherwise, we can fly. Also, going down to Paestum. Not so easy from Sorrento? Thanks again in advance.

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      Bonnie Alberts, January 31, 2014 7:41 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Rob – I’m a bit biased, but I would say Naples makes a better base, as it is more central to Rome and Paestum than Sorrento is. Having said that, Pompeii and Herculaneum are easily reachable with the Circumvesuviana train from either Sorrento or Naples, so both would be good options.

      The high speed train between Rome and Naples is 1 hour 10 minutes. I don’t know that I’d say it is super scenic, but if you take high speed it is quite enjoyable and relaxing. With travel to the airport and check-in/security time, you will spend a lot more time getting to Naples if you fly and when you arrive you will have to make your way to the train station from the airport.

      It’s also about an hour and 10 minutes from Naples to Sorrento on the Circumvesuviana train or you can take the more scenic route, the ferry which takes about 45 minutes.

      If you stay in Sorrento, you will need to come to Naples to get a train to Paestum. Depending on the route you choose – i.e. fast train to Salerno, the journey can take anywhere from 1 hour 15 minutes to more than 2 hours.

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  26. Lidia, January 30, 2014 5:40 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Dear Bonnie, we plan to visit Naples in mid February and of course we would like to go to Pompeii, as well. My question is that can we get there using an Unicocampania 3T ticket? I mean is this ticket valid on the Napoli-Sorrento line or we will have to buy another one?
    And I have another question about the ArteCard. Can we use the ArteCard-Naples to enter Pompeii and Herculaneum?
    Thank you for your help!

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      Bonnie Alberts, January 31, 2014 8:01 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Lidia –

      Yes, the Circumvesuviana should be included with a Unicocampania 3T.

      You will need the ArteCard Tutta la Regione card for Pompeii and Herculaneum and then, only your first 2 chosen sites are free, you get 50% off the others on the list after that. The €32.00 price tag for the three days however includes transport. The Unicocampania 3T is €20.00.

      You can also purchase the Pompeii Sites Ticket which inlcudes five sites: Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Boscoreale, and Stabia. The ticket is €20,00 (a savings of €7,50 on all sites and €2,00 if you are visiting just Pompeii and Herculaneum), valid for three days and can be purchased at Pompeii or Herculaneum.

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      • Lidia, January 31, 2014 9:07 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Thank you so much Bonnie, you helped a lot!

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  27. Maisin, February 1, 2014 1:26 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    I plan on going to Volterra in April 2014 flying from England Liverpool to Naples arriving Naples around 10:00am

    Can anyone suggest the most economical and convenient way to travel from Naples to Volterra and how many hours journey is it?

    Also any suggestions for accommodation in Volterra that is within walking distance of the old town.

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      Bonnie Alberts, February 1, 2014 2:28 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Maisin – Volterra is in the Tuscany region, which is several hours away from Naples and the Campania region by train. According to TrenItalia you’d be looking at 6 hours or more with several changes.

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  28. GHETU SORIN, February 4, 2014 7:45 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    dear Bonnie,
    My name is Sorin, are from Romania and this year they want to visit Amalfi peninsula from Naples to Salerno bike. I want to give a transport solution Naples airport until Castellamarre di Stabia. Want to know if the company Curreri buses stop in Castellamare di Stabia VIAGGI, and I care closer to Funivia Monte Faito. I prefer a direct transport option considering that the bike is in a bulky bag. Other suggestions.
    THANK YOU

    ghetusorin@yahoo.com
    (Excuse me for not speaking English, translated by google)

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      Bonnie Alberts, February 5, 2014 2:01 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Yes – the CurreriViaggi bus should stop at Castellamare di Stabia.

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  29. Christine, February 6, 2014 5:28 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi,

    My spouse and I are planning to visit this region for 4 days (3 nights) we will probably arrive in Naples in train on thursday May 8th and leave from Sorrento to Naples on sunday May 11th. We will probably sleep in Sorrento as it is central to everything we want to see.

    Therefore we will need to take the train from Naples to Sorrento (may 8th) and Sorrento to Naples (may 11th) for our arrival and departure. Then during our stay, we want to visit pompeii, Herculaneum and Capri.

    What would be the best option for us?

    Thank you for your help!

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      Bonnie Alberts, February 12, 2014 3:29 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Christine – I’m not sure I understand your question and much depends on how you want to organise your trip. Herculaneum, Pompeii and Sorrento are all accessible via the Circumvesuviana Napoli – Sorrento line. From Naples its about 20 minutes to Herculaneum, 40 minutes to Pompeii and 1 hour 10 minutes to Sorrento. You can get a ferry to Capri from either Sorrento or Naples, so if you are based in Sorrento, that would probably be quicker/easier. http://www.napoliunplugged.com/naples-maritme-transportation

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      • Christine, February 12, 2014 10:00 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Thank you for your response. I am not sure that I was sufficiently clear in my description. We will be based in Sorrento during our stay (but our train arrives in Naples). If you don’t mind, could you answer the following?

        1. What train should I take from Naples to Sorrento (arrive May 8th and leave May 11th)?
        2. What train should I take to visit A) Pompeii) and B) Herculaneum, from Sorrento?

        Is there an option that would be cheaper?

        Thank you so much. Your help is much appreciated!

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  30. Anirban Sarkar, February 7, 2014 2:11 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi,

    I would be travelling from Naples to Sorrento, and in between I want to stop at Pompeii. I would stay in Sorrento for one day and return to Naples the day after. So, could you suggest me the best and possible option out of the followings:

    1. I buy a U3- 2.90 Euro ticket from Naples to Pompeii — visit there the whole day and in the evening buy another ticket U5 from Pompeii for (to go to) Sorrento. This could save me few Euros (if its possible). is it possible to buy a ticket from pompeii Scavi Misteri station?

    OR

    2. I buy a U5 daily ticket for 12 Euros from Napels to Sorrento, and get down at Pompeii in between.

    Thank You

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  31. Brian, February 11, 2014 4:15 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,

    My fiancé and I have just booked our honeymoon which we will be spending Campania (based in Sorrento) and Rome. We will arrive by plane on a Tuesday in July around 11:50 AM in Naples and are trying to figure out the best way to get to Sorrento cheaply and affordably- I have heard of taking either the Circumvesuviana or a ferry. I’m curious as to what would be the duration of a trip on either as well as how late they run (we’re considering sending our luggage ahead to Sorrento and spending that first afternoon/evening in Naples).

    Finally we will be going to Rome the next Saturday morning. Before I book my train tickets I want to know how early we could possibly get to the train station in Naples from Sorrento on a Saturday morning in July (I don’t want to book a 9:00 train if we will not be able to get there by then!) Thanks in advance.

    Best,
    Brian

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    • Brian, February 11, 2014 6:53 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Oops, I meant “quickly and affordably”!

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      Bonnie Alberts, February 12, 2014 3:52 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Brian – if you want to go directly to Sorrento from the airport, the CurreriViaggi bus would be your best option. It takes about 1 hour 15 minutes and is 10,00 euro per person. – http://www.curreriviaggi.it

      The Circumvesuviana takes about 1 hour 10 minutes and will run you € 4.10 plus another € 3,00 or € 4.00 for the Alibus ticket to the station from the airport, about 15 minutes or so. A ferry takes about 45 minutes and will run about 12,00 or 15,00 euro per person, plus you will need an Alibus ticket to get to the port, about 30 minutes or so.

      There is a bus from Sorrento to Rome which may prove both more convenient and economical. The website doesn’t want to cooperate at the moment, but my guess is they will have an early bus out in the morning in the summer. You could ask your hotel to help you organise the bus. http://www.marozzivt.it/

      If you take the Circumvesuviana train, the earliest train should be around 6:00 am or so.

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      • Brian, February 14, 2014 3:47 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Thanks Bonnie; would it take about 1 hour 10 minutes to get from Sorrento to the train station in Naples on a Saturday morning? Meaning that if we left at 6:00 AM we could be in the train station around 7:15?

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          Bonnie Alberts, February 17, 2014 8:47 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

          Yes Brian – it should take about the same amount of time.

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      • Scott Wertman, February 17, 2014 4:45 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Bonnie, I came to this site with questions, but you have answered them all in the posts above! You are an amazing wealth of information, and incredibly patient!

        Grazie,

        Scott

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          Bonnie Alberts, February 17, 2014 8:46 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

          Thanks so much Scott!!!

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  32. Andrey, February 16, 2014 6:05 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Bonnie, could you help me with information about luggage lockers at Pompeii station?

    Andrey.

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      Bonnie Alberts, February 17, 2014 8:45 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Andrey – as far as I am aware, there is left luggage at the Pompeii Archaeological site, not the Pompeii train station.

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  33. Josie Tascione, February 18, 2014 5:57 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hello, we are 3 adults planning to go to Sorrento the first week of May. How many Unico Fascia tickets do we need? Is is cheaper to buy round-trip tickets? Also, what would be the best transporation to get in and around Sorrento and neighboring towns. Thank you for your help.

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      Bonnie Alberts, February 20, 2014 8:57 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Josie – for three adults, you would need one Unico 5 ticket per adult – so three tickets each way. They do not sell round trip tickets and one way tickets are only €4,10 each. Walking is the best way to get around Sorrento, but you can also use the local EAV bus, and there is an elevator that takes you from the port area up into to town. You can use either the Circumvesuviana or the local bus between towns. If you are not going to Napoli from Sorrento, you will use UNICOCAMPANIA E tickets. For example, Sorrento to Pompei is an E3 ticket for € 2.20. There is also a Unicocampania Costiera ticket for connection to towns along the Amalfi coast that might work for you. http://www.unicocampania.it/index.php?lang=en&center=inside&colonna=turisti&action=costiera&banner=costiera

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  34. Morgan, February 23, 2014 2:00 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie, I’m going to be in Naples port on a cruise and was wondering whether you could advise on the best way to get to Napoli Stazione Centrale from the port? Also I was wondering whether self service ticket machines are available to purchase a Cirumvesuviana ticket, my Italian is very basic and I wouldn’t want to annoy the station staff!

    Many thanks for any help you can offer and thanks for the information you have already provided on this fantastic page, I can’t wait to see Pompei and Herculaneum!

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      Bonnie Alberts, February 24, 2014 8:17 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Morgan – you can take the Alibus to the Central Station then follow the signs to the Circumvesuviana station. You need to buy a Unico ticket to go to Pompeii and Herculaneum and I don’t think you can get them in a machine. You should be able to get them in the Tobacco shop at the station.

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  35. adrienne, February 25, 2014 4:21 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hello Bonnie,

    Thank you for being so helpful!
    Is it possible to go to Salerno from Sorrento or Ercolano without going back to Naples?

    Thank you!

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      Bonnie Alberts, February 27, 2014 9:35 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Adrienne – you can definitely get to Ercolano from Sorrento – its the same train – the Circumvesuviana. As for Salerno, you would have to go back part of the way on the Circumvesuviana and then get a train to Salerno. I think it is possible from Pompeii, but you would have to get to the Pompei station from the Villa dei Misteri station, probably by taxi. I don’t know if any ferries run to Salerno from Sorrento. The other possibility is to take the SitaSud bus from Sorrento to Amalfi and get a ferry from there http://www.sitasudtrasporti.it/public/tpl/campania/5070.pdf

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  36. POULLAIN JEAN CLAUDE, February 26, 2014 12:15 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Nous sommes 9 personnes à voyager ensemble et nous arrivons à Naples
    le 10/03 par un bateau de croisière Costa. Nous arrivons à 13 h 30. Nous désirons visiter Pompéi, j’ai vu qu’il y a un train à 14 h 11 à la Gare de NAPOLI
    GARIBALDI (est-ce bien la gare centrale) Quelle distance sépare le port de Naples (endroits où accostent les bateaux de croisière) de cette gare Garibaldi.
    Pouvons nous y aller à pied où faut-il prendre un taxi.
    Merci pour votre réponse
    JCP

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  37. Jon Price, February 27, 2014 5:55 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi

    Will the UnicoCampania3T get me as far as Paestum on the railway?

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      Bonnie Alberts, February 28, 2014 3:49 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Jon – no I’m afraid the Unico 3 will not get you to Paestum. Paestum is bit of a ride from Napoli and you can’t get there on the Circumvesuviana. I believe you need a U7, but you should check at the station, or you can just buy a ticket from the machine.

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  38. Sue, March 3, 2014 2:43 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Can anyone tell me if there are restrooms on the Circumvesuviana trains?

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  39. Carma Kelliher, March 6, 2014 12:17 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,

    After reading several posts, I think I have this correct. 3 adults traveling from Naples to Sorrento – need to purchase Unico 5 tickets at 4.10 euros each. Then to go from Sorrento to Pompeii they need to purchase E3 tickets at 2.20 euros each. These tickets all are sold one way only and all train travel is by Circumvesuviana trains…correct? One more question – are there any youth fares? One of these travelers is 18 years old. Grazie mille!

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    • Carma Kelliher, March 6, 2014 12:24 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Bonnie,

      What is the fastest way to get from Sorrento to Assisi by train? 3 adults traveling with luggage.

      Grazie mille!

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        Bonnie Alberts, March 6, 2014 12:03 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Hi Carma – the only way I know of would be to take the Circumvesuviana back to Napoli (about 1 hour 10 minutes) and then take Trenitalia to Assisi. There are a variety of options, none of which are direct. Probably easiest to take a Frecciarossa to Rome and a regional train from there – about 3 ½ hours total from Napoli.
        http://www.trenitalia.com/

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      Bonnie Alberts, March 6, 2014 12:08 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Carma – you have it correct – U5 ticket Naples to Sorrento at €4.10, E3 Sorrento to Pompeii at € 2.20. There are no round trip tickets but both have the option to by an all day ticket. The U5 daily ticket is € 12,00 on weekdays and € 6,50 on weekends. the E3 ticket is € 6.30 on weekdays and € 3.50 on weekends. THere are no youth fares.

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  40. Koey, March 10, 2014 8:42 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Do you know how to get from Napoli to pompei by train as I can’t find it anywhere? Also how long will it take. We actually travel from Roma to Pompei.

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      Bonnie Alberts, March 10, 2014 12:47 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Koey – this page explains how to get to Pompeii from Napoli – by Circumvesuviana train. When you arrive at Naples Central Station from Rome, look for the signs towards the Circumvesuviana train. You will need a U3 ticket € 2.90. The journey takes about 40 minutes.

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  41. Andy, March 16, 2014 10:30 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hello Bonnie, what a wonderful job you do! Five of us are visiting Herculaneum in June, on a day trip from Rome. I already bought train tickets on-line that will get me to Naples around 8:45AM, and we will take the Circumvesuviana from there. My questions are: I wonder how much time we should plan on spending in Herculaneum? My daughter and I do like ruins! Should I buy train tickets back to Rome on-line today, or wait until we are done with Herculaneum, and are at the station in Naples? Do the trains sell -out from Naples to Rome?
    Thank you for your help!

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      Bonnie Alberts, March 17, 2014 6:08 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Andy – Herculaneum is much smaller than Pompeii – but if you like ruins and want to explore them at some depth, I’d plan at least a few hours, if not more. As for buying tickets now vs. later – it depends on your motivation. If it’s financial – you will probably be able to get a better price now if you’re taking Frecciarossa. If it’s flexibility you want – wait until you are back in the station at Naples – I always end up paying more for flexibility :)

      Between the regional, Intercity, Frecciarossa and Frecciargento trains, about 3 trains leave Naples for Rome per hour, so you shouldn’t have a problem getting back.

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      • Andy, March 19, 2014 1:45 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Thank you Bonnie! You’ve relieved some unwanted stress with your answer! Just the answer I needed! I too will pay for the flexibility and enjoy not touring under a strict timeline!

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          Bonnie Alberts, March 19, 2014 11:42 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

          Great to hear Andy – hope you enjoy your day at Herculaneum!!!

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  42. Laura, March 19, 2014 2:58 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Wow, Bonnie, you are fabulous. I learned all the answers I needed from reading the previous posts. I now know our trips between Napoli and Sorrento and visiting the ruins will be a fun and easy day.

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      Bonnie Alberts, March 19, 2014 11:41 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Great to hear Laura – Thanks. Enjoy your visit to Napoli and Sorrento!!!

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  43. Carma Kelliher, March 28, 2014 11:02 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,

    I’m trying to purchase train tickets online from Napoli to Assisi via the website http://www.trenitalia.com/ The website keeps wanting me to register before it will complete my online purchase. The form is requesting my “Italian” address information – United States is not listed as a country to choose. I have tried calling them and left my name and number – no one calls me back. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Grazie mille!

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 2, 2014 3:51 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Carma – I wish I could be of more help, but I can’t really assist you with the TrenItalia website. You might need to contact a travel agent.

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  44. Sal Tollis, March 29, 2014 10:50 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie, Great web site. And you’ve given everyone such good information. We’ll be staying in Sorrento for 3 nights and plan to visit Pompeii and Ercolano. We may want to use the Alibus shuttle to Piazza Garibaldi and have lunch before we get on the Circumvesuviana to Sorrento. Can I buy a Unico 3T ticket at the Napoli Airport?

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 2, 2014 3:47 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Sal – I’ve never purchased one there, but I would think either the “Sunstore” (they sell Newspapers, tobacco products and gift items) should sell it or perhaps at the Info Point there.

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      • Sal Tollis, April 3, 2014 1:17 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Ok, We’ll check it out. Thank you!

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  45. Julie Robinson, March 31, 2014 4:28 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie

    I will be travelling from Naples to Sorrento, stopping off in pompeii on Monday 7th April 2014.

    I have read that the circumvesuviana train is really busy and difficult when you have luggage with you. Is there a quieter time to travel, as we are flexible ?
    Also, Can we store a suitcase in Pompeii train station?

    Can we pick up a tour when we get there, or is this something you have to book in advance?

    Thanks Julie

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  46. Madhu, April 1, 2014 12:05 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hello Bonnie,

    We will be arriving in Naples as part of a cruise. Is it realistic to visit both Pompeii and Sorrento by train, tour both within a day and make it back to the ship on time?

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 2, 2014 3:36 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Madhu – that really depends on how much time you have and how much time you want to spend in Pompeii. You should plan a few hours at each location as well as about an hour travel time each way. You could take the Circumvesuviana train to Pompeii or even Herculaneum which is smaller but better preserved and easier to see in a short visit. Then take the Circumvesuviana to Sorrento and if the timing is right you could ferry back from Sorrento putting you right at the port.

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  47. Josie Tascione, April 1, 2014 12:33 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Can you please post the train schedule from Napoli Centrale to Sorrento. Grazie.

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  48. Josie Tascione, April 1, 2014 1:00 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    I just found the schedule from Naples to Sorrento. Do you also have the schedule from Napoli Centrale to Rome Termini Rail Station. Thanks again.

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  49. Mario Rotea, April 6, 2014 5:23 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,
    Great job you’re doing here. I was planning to go to Agrigento but time became a challenge. Can you suggest a Greek-like ruin in the vicinity of Pompei? We will be in Pompei and Sorrento between April 16 and 20.
    We will be in Sorrento for the Holy Thursday and Good Friday procession. Any suggestion on the best way to view or experience it?
    Much thanks and hear from you soon.

    Mario

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  50. Bonnie chehames, April 7, 2014 5:42 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    what is the fare from Napoli to Sant Angelo?

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 8, 2014 6:32 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      You need a U5 ticket which is € 4.10

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  51. Dominique, April 9, 2014 2:18 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi,

    At what time is the first train from Sorrento to Naples (in the morning) ?

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  52. Mick, April 10, 2014 12:37 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi
    We are arriving at Naples airport at 20.35 in late May and need to get to Sant Agnello.
    Having looked at the bus and train timetables, it appears we will be too late to use either.
    Will our only option be to use a taxi and if so, would you advise us to pre-book?
    Thanks.

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  53. Peggy, April 12, 2014 8:32 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,

    Can you comment on how safe the Circumvesuviana train is from Naples to Sorrento? I’d like to take the train as our hotel is located by the station in Sorrento, but heard it can be a place for thieves. Is it any different than using the Metro in Rome? We will have two suitcases with us. Can you give us suggestions to help us feel more at ease while traveling the Circumvesuviana train? Also, which train has less stops? Thank you!

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 17, 2014 4:38 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Peggy – I use the Circumvesuviana quite often and would equate it to any public transport in any major city – the Metro in Rome, the Tube in London or the Subway in NY. Like you would in any city, you need to be mindful of your belongings and surroundings. I would caution you that if you are travelling from Naples to Sorrento – you might have to carry your bags down a flight of steps at the Circumvesuviana station. If you are coming into the airport – you might find the Curreri Viaggi Bus more comfortable.

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  54. juu, April 16, 2014 9:43 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Does Circumvesuvia trains operate during easter sunday and monday as well? I reckon it’s a holiday on easter monday and i can get the weekend unico ticket at euro 6,50? How punctual are these trains

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 17, 2014 4:26 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Juu – as far as I know they will run Easter and Easter Monday although perhaps a modified schedule. I believe the Unico weekend ticket is good on holidays but you should check with the agent to be sure.

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  55. Leila Mehio, April 17, 2014 12:55 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hello
    I was wondering if you can help me.
    I am planning a trip from Naples to Pompei (I want an early train) we are staying in pompei for one night then off to Salerno for one night. We will then need a train from Sorrento back to Naples at the end of our holiday. ( we are using the bus to get to the almalfi coast and a ferry to Sorrento in between)

    Can you assist with schedules and tickets?

    Thank you!

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 17, 2014 4:17 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Leila – there are links to the Circumvesuviana schedule on the page for both Naples to Sorrento and Sorrento to Naples.

      The first train from Naples to Pompeii is about 06:10 am and they run every 20 to 30 minutes from there. The first train leaves Sorrento at around 0600 am and they run every 20 to 30 minutes from there.

      You need a Unico 3 ticket (€ 2.90) for travel between Naples and Pompeii and a Unico 5 ticket (€ 4.10) for travel between Sorrento and Naples. You can buy them at the train station or most tobacco shops. For more info follow the link to the Unico Campania website from this page.

      For information about travel around the Amalfi Coast – see Gillian’s How to Get to the Amalfi Coast.

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  56. Kim Pauley, April 17, 2014 2:44 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi we are arriving at Naples airport at 21.20 in july is the trains still running at this time and what is the last train?!?! Websites ive looked at state different times.

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 17, 2014 4:06 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Kim – please follow the link to the train schedule on this page. The last train is 21:39 – so I can’t imagine you would be able to make that. The last bus is at 1930 http://www.curreriviaggi.it but you might want to check back – perhaps they will extend their schedule for the summer.

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      • Kim Pauley, April 30, 2014 6:05 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Thanks for your help its good to get a clear answer! Do the train times change during the summer too??

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          Bonnie Alberts, May 5, 2014 4:20 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

          I don’t believe the train schedule will change for the summer but you can always double check late June/early July.

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  57. Dorothy, April 19, 2014 2:11 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,

    Flying into Naples what is the best way to get to Sorrento, we will be getting a 6 day eurorail pass (I have been told this can be used on all trains in Italy, I just have to get a ticket, no cost)

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 22, 2014 9:40 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Dorothy – the best way to get to Sorrento from the Airport is the Curreri Viaggi bus. As far as I am aware the Eurorail pass is not good on the Circumvesuviana as the Circumvesuviana railway is not part of the Italian state railway (FS/Trenitalia) system.

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      • Dorothy, April 24, 2014 6:13 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Thank you Bonnie,
        Did not get the eurorail pass, booked point to point, what is the best way to get from Sorrento to Naples train station, we are catching fast train from Napoli C.L.E to Roma Termini

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          Bonnie Alberts, April 24, 2014 9:18 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

          The Circumvesuviana is probably the easiest. If you take a boat, you will need to take the Alibus from the Molo Beverello Port to the Central Train Station. There is a bus, but that goes to the airport. Your only other option is to hire driver.

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  58. Alex, April 19, 2014 4:05 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,

    I have several questions. And this post is a little long, so please bear with me.

    My two sisters and I are arriving at FCO on Tues. June 24 at 7:55AM. I was planning on hiring a car service that would take us from FCO to Termini (45 Euro total)

    From Termini I was planning on taking the train to Naples and then my travel agent recommended a private car service from Napoli Centrale to our hotel in Sorrento. I mentioned the Circumvesuviana line and she told me “no way.” That it was unsafe, hot, crowded, etc. I live and work in NYC and take the subway everyday. I’m used to hot, crowded trains, albeit not for an hour straight.

    My questions for you are:

    1) Do you really think it is unsafe? I’ll be wearing a cross body purse and have one piece of rolling luggage (the same for my sisters).

    2) One day we wanted to go from Sorrento to Capri and then the other day from Sorrento to Positano. Do you have any recommendations on how to go about these trips without booking tours through my agent?

    3) I also wanted to maybe take my sisters to Mt. Vesuvius, but not Pompeii (I’ve already been there). Could you recommend if this is worth it and how to go about it if we are staying in Sorrento?

    4) Lastly, my little sister wants to horseback ride. She is a very experienced rider and I was wondering if you knew of any excursions for good riders on the Amalfi coast somewhere.

    Thank you so much for your help and patience in advance.

    Alex

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 22, 2014 9:58 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Alex – I use the Circumvesuviana quite often and would equate it to any public transport in any major city – the Subway in NY, the Metro in Rome, the Tube in London. It will likely be quite hot and crowded and like you would in any city, you need to be mindful of your belongings and surroundings. I would caution you that you might have to carry your bags down a flight of stairs at the Circumvesuviana station in Naples.

      There is also a bus service between Rome and Sorrento that leaves from Tiburtina, but I think they only run twice a day, at 0700 and 1500. http://www.marozzivt.it/web.aspx

      Here’s some info on getting around the bay and the Amalfi Coast – http://www.napoliunplugged.com/get-amalfi-coast.html

      The port at Sorrento is not terribly large – you can just go down there and look at the schedules and purchase tickets and/or your hotel in Sorrento should be able to assist you.

      Vesuvius is definitely worth a visit though it might be a pretty warm hike at that time of year. You can take the Vesuvius EAVBUS from Pompeii. There may be excursions from Sorrento as well.

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  59. Lydia Court, April 19, 2014 5:57 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi we need a train to pompeii and back tomorrow, easter sunday, from torre annunziata! Do you have any ideas of times? Thanks lydia

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  60. tammie, April 22, 2014 6:32 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    We are planning on taking the train from Rome to the Pompeii Excavation site, then from there go to Sorrento via the train. In Naples do we purchases tickets for Naples to Sorrento or Naples to Pompeii Excavation and then purchase tickets from Excavation to Sorrento? Much thanks!

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 24, 2014 9:03 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Tammie – there are two ways you could do it:

      1) Buy a U3 ticket to go from Naples to Pompeii – € 2.90 and buy a E3 ticket for Pompeii to Sorrento – € 2.20
      2) Buy a U5 day ticket for € 12.00 (€ 6.50 if its Saturday or Sunday)

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  61. L Doolan, April 24, 2014 5:32 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie

    Great site! I am spending one night only in Napoli. I want to visit Herculaneum and have figured out if I get the Artecard Tutti la Region 3 day this will give me free entry, travel on Circumvesuvius and then Alibus to airport. (A great deal!)

    I just wondered as I arrive at 1pm on the SNAV and want to get there soon as I can, would you advise, is it easy to find the desk to buy Artecard at Napoli Central Train Station? Is it then easy to find the Circumvesuvius platform (I understand it is down a level from the main station).

    Small details I know, but I have such limited time in this place you describe so well. Your site is invaluable and I have used it to plan ahead.

    Grazie!

    Lita

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 25, 2014 11:50 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Lita – as far as I know you can get it at the Info Point – Informazioni turistiche – Ente Provinciale del Turismo which is behind Binari 22-23. Once you are at the station, it’s a pretty clearly marked path to the Circumvesuviana train and yes – its down one level.

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  62. Kerry-Anne, April 26, 2014 12:27 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie, what a wealth of knowledge you are – THANK YOU!!! I think most of my questions are answered already from here. Its our first trip to Italy and we are all so excited but with lots of questions. :)

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 28, 2014 6:53 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Kerry-Anne – thanks so much and enjoy your trip!

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  63. Rita Osborn, April 27, 2014 10:48 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,

    We arrive in Naples Central and want to take train to Pompei. What ticket do we need?

    Staying in hotel in Pompei evening we arrive, then plan to visit pompei next day. The third day we want to go to Sorrento and take ferry to Capri. Can we buy train ticket from pompei to Sorrento at pompei train station? Should we buy round trip?

    On fourth morning taking train from pompei back to Naples central to catch train to Rome. We can buy this ticket at Pompei station, correct.

    Thank you

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 28, 2014 7:14 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Rita,

      For travel from Naples to Pompei you need a U3 ticket which is €2,90.
      For travel from Pompei to Sorrento you need a E3 ticket which is € 2.20. You should be able to get that from a Newspaper stand or tobacco shop near your hotel.
      For travel from Pompei to Naples you need a U3 ticket which is €2,90.

      I don’t believe you can buy a ticket to Rome at Pompei but you can buy it at Naples.

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      • Rita Osborn, April 28, 2014 7:46 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Thank you so much. Your site is amazing and so are you. Is it easy to find where to buy the ticket at the Naples central station.

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          Bonnie Alberts, April 29, 2014 8:32 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

          Yes Rita – you should be able to buy the Unico tickets at the News Stand/Tobacco shops in the station.

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          • Rita Osborn, April 29, 2014 9:02 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

            Hi Bonnie,

            We did it yesterday. Bought the ticket in the News stand at the Naples station and followed the signs to the circumvesuviana. The train to Pompei was crowded and full of characters that were worth noting, but we watched our bags, and it was no problem. Unfortunately, it is thundering and lightening here today, April 29, so not a good day for the ruins or Capri. We are hoping for a break in the weather tomorrow, but so far only looks like it might be okay in Capri tomorrow. So, we might get up early and take the train to Sorrento, and try to get a ferry to Capri in the morning, and then head back early afternoon, and see if we can get a little time at Pompei ruins. We are scheduled to leave on May 1, so no time to wait, and even it we do change our plans and stay an extra day, the weather looks bad all week, with only tomorrow looking better. Can you tell me if the port for the ferry to Capri is far from the Circumvesuviana station in Sorrento? Thanks for your fabulous website. Ciao, Rita

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  64. Lesha, April 28, 2014 2:03 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Ciao! Thanks so much for all the great info you post. If you could please help answer a question about the trains…we would like to visit Pompeii Scavi and Vesuvius on the same day from Naples if feasible(possible in your opinion?). The info I’ve read here leads me to think it would be best to get a day ticket (is it U5?) that would allow us to get to both sites and then return back to Naples? Or do we need separate tickets for each leg(Naples to Pompeii, Pompeii to Vesuvius, Vesuvius to Naples)? Thanks so much–we can’t wait to visit your city in July.

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 28, 2014 7:22 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Lesha,

      You can certainly do both sites in one day but the Circumvesuviana doesn’t go up to Vesuvius, just to the sites around the base of it. To travel to Vesuvius, you get the EAV bus at Pompei which is € 10.00 round trip.

      For travel from Naples to Pompei you need a U3 ticket which is €2,90 each way. A daily ticket is €8,40 or €4,60 for a weekend day, so unless you are going on a weekend it makes more sense to just buy two single journey tickets for travel to/from Pompei.

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      • Lesha, April 28, 2014 3:07 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Many thanks, Bonnie! I will be posting some additional questions in other threads. I am finding so much information from your site and I’m pleased to find someone who’s not totally fearful/negative about this area.

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  65. Tim Gaydos, May 2, 2014 11:18 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,
    A few questions:

    1) We’re traveling from Rome to Praiano in July. Seems like there’s a bus option from Rome to Sorrento then CITA bus onto Praiano (though the above bus link for Rome-Sorrento was in Italian and couldn’t figure it out)? We’re staying next to Termini in Rome so taking train to Naples then either ferry to Sorrento or Circumvesuviana to Sorrento seems easily doable. Which option do you think is best? Is it worth transfering over to the port in Naples to take ferry to Sorrento rather than just take train?
    Also, how easy is it to get a CITA bus in Sorrento to Praiano? Is there a website to see what times the busses run?
    Sorry for all the questions, and thank you so much for any help!!
    Tim

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  66. Tim Gaydos, May 2, 2014 11:38 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,
    Another quick question: I just saw that another better option could be train from Rome to Salerno, than bus to Praiano? This looks faster and cheaper? Thoughts? Thanks so much!!!
    Tim

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      Bonnie Alberts, May 5, 2014 10:17 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Tim – have a look at this page, it might give you other options to think about – http://www.napoliunplugged.com/get-amalfi-coast.html

      If you are coming from Rome I would say the easiest is the bus to Sorrento then the SitaBus to Praiano. The bus leaves Rome’s Tibertina bus station (directly across the road from the Tibertina Train station – there are no signs) at 7:00 am every morning.

      I don’t know that there is actually a bus from Salerno to Praiano.

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  67. Tammy Smith, May 4, 2014 5:28 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Bonnie,
    My husband and I will be staying a few days in Torre del Greco in early June. We were wondering if the trains and buses to Sorrento, Vesuviaus and Naples make stops there and would it be advisable to take the train or would a bus be better?
    Thanks so much,
    Tammy

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      Bonnie Alberts, May 5, 2014 3:42 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Tammy – the Circumvesuviana stops at Torre del Greco. You can take that train to Pompeii and get the EAVBus to Vesuvius and you can take that train to Sorrento.

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  68. Claire, May 5, 2014 11:01 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi I am taking a group of school children (40 of them) to sorrento in a couple of weeks. We are staying in pianno di sorrento , however we need to get to sorrento port by train in order to travel to Capri.

    Do you have any information on the rough price of a ticket for a child traveling from pianno do sorrento to sorrento? Is it better to get a return ticket or single ticket? Any help would be much appreciated . We also have 4 adults going.

    Thanks Claire

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      Bonnie Alberts, May 5, 2014 3:46 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      You will need an E1 ticket – € 1.30 for each rider. There are no reduced fares for children. There are no round trip tickets either, so you can either buy two tickets per person or a day ticket for € 3.60 which is €1.00 more expensive. Remember – tickets must be validated prior to boarding the train. There are machines at the station.

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  69. Paprica, May 5, 2014 8:02 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Dear Bonnie, you are perfect, no words to explain more than this. My wife, son 18yr old and me, planning to visit Italy beg.od Aug. First, we will visit again Roma 2days, and next 6 days we will spend in Napoli region. Our first choose of hotel in Napoli was H.Garibaldi in piazza Mancini (near to train station), but this is unsafe zone. Please for recomendation which part of Napoli is “safe” including night wolking-back to hotel? Moreover, our targets are Napoli, Pompei, Vesuvio, Sorrento, Capri and Salerno.
    What is your advice-route for 5 days incl.all kind of transport.Last 6th day we will back from Napoli to Roma by train. Our flight is at 22,50h. How many time we need to go earlier from Napoli to Roma to catch this flight? Many thanks in advance.

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      Bonnie Alberts, May 7, 2014 3:32 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Paprica – In downtown Naples, Centro Storico and the area around Piazza del Plebiscito are nice as is Lungomare and Chiaia. There are many routes and many forms of transportation so I suggest you look throughout the website and create an itinerary suited to your interests and needs – perhaps a day in Naples, one for Pompei and Vesuvius, and one day each for the other 3 locales. As for returning to Rome there are a number of options. Your time constraints would be based on how you plan to travel back. If for example you use high speed train, it is 1 hour 10 minutes to Rome’s Termini station and then you have to catch the train from there to Fumincino, another 30 minute journey. That train runs every half hour. Obviously you have to allow time to check-in and get through security. All totalled I would probably allow 4 to 5 hours or so.

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  70. Natalie, May 8, 2014 1:13 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,

    Thank you so much for answering all of these questions! My husband and I will be arriving on the overnight ferry from Palermo at 6:30 AM and are debating taking the train to Pompeii (with our luggage) on our way to Sorrento. Is the train pretty crowded around 7 AM as well? If so I’m guessing it might be worth the extra time to drop off our stuff and head back to Pompeii.

    Thank you again for your time!

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      Bonnie Alberts, May 8, 2014 8:23 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Natalie – there is left luggage at the excavation site, but if it were me, I’d go on to Sorrento and drop everything off. It really depends on what your time constraints are however and how far from the station your hotel is. It’s 30 minutes back to Pompeii from Sorrento. The Circumvesuviana is crowded most of the day, so my guess is it might be at that time of day as well.

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  71. Susan Wagner, May 9, 2014 1:58 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,

    Can you advise the best way to get from the Naples train station to the UNA Hotel Napoli? Also, I plan on taking the high speed train from Rome to Naples and then the cirvumvesuviana train from Naples to Sorrento. Are they at the same train station? Would you happen to know the best way to get from Rome Airport to the Rome train station?

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  72. Mary King, May 9, 2014 10:28 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    My husband and I are in Italy for 6 weeks and we have rather large suitcases. We did fine on the train from Rome to Naples, but I’m wondering if our luggage will be a problem on the Circumvesuviana train from Naple to Sorrento. Thank you for your help.

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      Bonnie Alberts, May 11, 2014 5:55 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Mary – the first problem with large suitcases is that you might have to carry them down a flight of stairs at the Naples Circumvesuviana station. The other problem is the Circumvesuviana train is very much a commuter train so it can be quite crowded. You might find it more comfortable to take a taxi or the Alibus to the port and take a ferry over to Sorrento or you can go to the Airport and get the Curreri Viaggi bus to Sorrento (luggage is stowed beneath the bus). http://www.curreriviaggi.it

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  73. Bemi, May 10, 2014 9:49 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnies,
    All your information given here is very useful and is a good start to many planing a trip in the area. I and my husband are planning a trip to Sorrento, we would like to get your advice on how to best go from napoli airport to pompei? If we are going to take this Curreri bus like previously mentioned, where does it stop at pompeii? Is there luggage storage available around? I only want to visit the ruin site only and head of to sorrento.

    Alternatively, should we just go directly from naple airport to sorrento, leave our luggage at the hotel and take the train back to pompei?

    Kindly advice. Millions thanks :)

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      Bonnie Alberts, May 11, 2014 6:01 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Bemi – I don’t know exactly where the Curreri Viaggi bus stops at Pompei but I don’t believe it stops at the excavation site. You might try checking with them directly. There is left luggage at the Pompei ruins (not the train station) but you might find it easiest to take the Curreri Viaggi bus to Sorrento, drop off your luggage and then take the train to Pompei.

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      • Bemi, May 11, 2014 5:21 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Hi Bonnie, thank you so much for your reply. I think i will go directly to Sorrento and come back to Pompei afterward, it isnt that far :) … Many thanks again :)

        Kindly help me with another question here, i just found out that my ticket back to Rome makes my traveling schedule kindda rush! Meaning I have 30 mins to run from sorrento port to Les chic (hotel right across the train station) and then to sorrento train station. Is that even possible at all? I know there is a taxi at the port, but is it hard to find one? Thanks again :)

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  74. julianne nagle, May 10, 2014 9:41 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    hi Bonnie

    i am bringing my family to italy in october. we are coming to naples and seeing capri and pompeii . i would like to hire a local tour guide for the ruins…..any suggestions?

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  75. Goli, May 19, 2014 1:12 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,
    We arrive naples by train at 8.30 am on 25th may. The plan is to check into hotel(Hotel NAples, near Molo Beverello), to leave the lugguagesnd then head back to the train station to catch the circumvesuviana train to head to pompeii ruins.
    Now my question is after visting the ruins , we would like to go to Mt.Vesuvius. How do we do this?. After that we want to go to Naples without coming back to Pompeii ruins, how do we do this?. Please help. thanks

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      Bonnie Alberts, May 21, 2014 8:49 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Goli,

      There is a bus from Pompeii to Vesuvius – here’s a link to the hours http://www.unicocampania.it/files/Pompei-Vesuvio.pdf The fare is € 10.00 (with return) or you can use the UNICOCAMPANIA 3T tourist travel ticket. The only bus back to Naples from Vesuvius leaves Vesuvius at 1400 so all things considered it would be easiest to come back to Pompeii and take the train back. You might be able to find transport to Herculaneum from up there but you would still be taking the Circumvesuviana back.

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  76. Aindrila, May 31, 2014 1:56 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie

    We will arrive Naples on 13th June. We have a day trip plan of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Sorrento . We will be returning back to Naples. I would request you to guide me with a detailed plan with near by train station names and from there how to reach the mentioned sites.

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      Bonnie Alberts, June 2, 2014 5:16 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Aindrilla – Sorry – Napoli Unplugged is an informational website designed to allow you to do your own research/itinerary planning – we do not provide any travel planning services. Most of the information you need is right here on this page. The only station that is not directly at the location you wish to reach is Herculaneum but its only a 5 or 10 minutes walk from the station. The Pompeii Scavi Villa Misteri station is at the Pompeii Excavations and the Sorrento station is downtown Sorrento.

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      • aindrila, June 2, 2014 2:52 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        thank you so much for replying. It is all clear now. thank you.

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  77. Dawn Connor, June 9, 2014 7:47 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    How easy is it for someone with a physical disability to use the circumvesuviana train between Naples and Sorrento, please.

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      Holly Willmott, June 11, 2014 11:13 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Dawn,
      It depends on the disability, but you do have to go down stairs and it is very crowded, so if someone’s in a wheelchair, for example, then it’s probably not a great idea. Coming back, you have to use an underpass (with stairs) to get to the right platform. One option is that you could get on at the first stop on the Circumvesuviana (Porta Nolana – Corso Garibaldi) where, according to the website, there is disabled access (lift, escalator etc). This might be a good idea also because you’d be at the end of the line, so it should be much easier to get a seat than if you got on at Napoli Centrale station. We haven’t been to the Porta Nolana – Corso Garibaldi station, so we cannot guarantee the access, but it might be an idea. Other options are to try getting a bus, or to take a taxi, but obviously that is an expensive option (in the region of €90 for a return journey with a 2 hour wait for you to visit Pompeii).
      Good luck! If you have any more questions, please ask.

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  78. Ruscu Nicolae, June 15, 2014 5:07 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hello,
    1. I will be in Naples 26-29.06.2014; I want to buy 3T Unicocampania from aeroport. Is it that possible at thursday, 18,00 o clock?
    2. I want to visit Pompei-Vesuvius. My plan is to take early in the morning bus 5001 from Varga Immaculata port (or Circumvesuviana) and visit first Vesuvius, for avoid the heat. Where can I catch EAV Bus for Vesuvius? I know about Porta Anfiteatro bus stop but I wander if is a EAV Bus stop for Vesuvius at Porta Marina-railway station?!
    3. At Vesuvius can I easy find the bus stop directly Vesuvius Napoli (14 o clock). It is the same bus stop on Vesuvius for all kind of bus?
    Thanks a lot in advance.
    Nickro

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  79. Ruscu Nicolae, June 16, 2014 9:34 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Thanks for your kind and prompt answer. One more concrete question, please. Does it exist an EAV bus stop in front of Pompeii Scavi railway station, for catch the bus for Vesuvius?

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      Holly Willmott, June 17, 2014 12:54 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      It’s not directly in front of the railway station, but the Porta Marina stop is a very short distance away from the Porta Marina entrance (the one by the Pompeii Scavi railway station). Just ask at the station or when you leave the archaeological site and someone will be able to point you in the right direction. :)

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  80. Laurie A., July 2, 2014 4:30 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hello,

    I will be in Naples on Monday, July 21st and would like to skip the Circumvesuviana and take a hydrofoil or ferry from Naples to Positano. Is this possible?

    Or, do I need to change boats in Sorrento and then continue on to Positano?

    I am also having trouble determining return schedules from Positano back to either Sorrento or directly to Naples in the evening. (A direct route from Positano to Naples would be a better choice for me.)

    Thoughts and many thanks! :)

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      Bonnie Alberts, July 7, 2014 4:41 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Laurie – The Circumvesuviana train does not go to Positano (only to Sorrento) and there is no direct connection between Positano and Naples anymore – you will need to go via Sorrento or Capri. This page should give you all the info you need:

      http://www.napoliunplugged.com/get-amalfi-coast.html

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  81. Karen, July 3, 2014 11:44 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    We arrive via cruise ship in SALERNO and want take a train to see both Herculaneum and Pompeii. Any suggestions. Our ship arrives at 8:00am and we have to be back on board by about 4:30 for a 6:00pm departure.

    Thanks for your help.

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      Bonnie Alberts, July 7, 2014 4:59 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Karen – I believe there is a regional train that runs about every hour – you should find one at 09:00 and at 10:03. If I’m not mistaken – the stop is in the town of Pompei not at the excavation site but its only about a 10 mins walk to the Amphitheatre gate (my favourite way to go into Pompeii). You can use the Circumvesuviana train to get to Herculaneum. The station is at the other end of Pompeii at the Porta Marina entrance. Truthfully though – you might find it a nicer day if you did either Pompei or Herculaneum and then took a bus up to Mt. Vesuvius rather than do 2 excavations sites. There are buses up to Mt. Vesuvius from Pompeii.

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  82. Alvaro Pacheco, July 4, 2014 6:02 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi! thanks for your time to keep this website, its really helpful for us!
    Im planning to do in the same day Naples-Herculano/ Herculano-Oplontis (T. Annunziata right?) / T. Annunziata- Naples. what option you will use? 3 ticket hourly or 1 daily? tks!!!

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      Bonnie Alberts, July 7, 2014 5:27 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Alvaro – Just for the convenience – I would get a daily for €6.30 but if you want to save a few cents (.30) you could buy two U2 tickets at € 2.20 and one E2 ticket at € 1.60 (travel between Herculaneum and Torre Annunziata).

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  83. Rene, July 6, 2014 6:15 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Great advice! I would like to know what ticket is the best to buy from our hotel in Naples to train station then to Pompeii and then to sorrento and later in day back to Naples? Thank you

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      Bonnie Alberts, July 7, 2014 5:36 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      For convenience you could get a U5 daily ticket – € 12.00. That would cover everything but you can’t buy them everywhere so you would want to check with your hotel about where you can buy one. Or, you can buy individual tickets. You’d want to get a U3 ticket before setting off from the hotel – again check with them about where to find one. You can get an E3 ticket at Pompeii and a U5 at Sorrento.

      U3 Napoli – Pompei – € 2.90
      E3 Pompeii – Sorrento € 2.20
      U5 Sorrento to Napoli – € 4.10

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  84. Priscila N, July 8, 2014 5:39 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie, i dont find where to BUY the bus tickets from Sorrento to Napoli. I need 2 tickets for the 9th of August. Where can i purchase them?

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      Bonnie Alberts, July 10, 2014 9:21 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      You can purchase the tickets at the train station in Sorrento.

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  85. Eric S., July 15, 2014 9:33 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Nous allons à Naples pour visiter le Vésuve et Pompéi. Nous serons à proximité de la station de métro Poggioreale. Quelles sont les options pour se rendre sur les sites indiqués précedemment ? Qu’y-a-t-il d’autres à visiter sur 2 jours ? Merci

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      Holly Willmott, July 24, 2014 1:05 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Bonjour Eric,

      Il n’y a pas encore une station à Poggioreale, donc vous devez aller à la gare centrale de Garibaldi et prendre la Circumvesuviana à Pompeii Scavi. Pour le Vésuve, vous devez prendre la Circumvesuviana jusqu’à Ercolano, puis le bus de la station. C’est une service privée.

      Il y a beaucoup de choses à visiter sur 2 jours. À Naples il y a le ‘Palazzo Reale’, le ‘Museo Archeologico Nazionale’, 3 châteaux et beaucoup d’autres choses. Si vous faites un tour du centre historique à pied, il y a beaucoup de choses a voir. Vous pouvez voir quelques choses ici – http://www.napoliunplugged.com/locations-category/centro-storico.

      Bon voyage!

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  86. Tony Psaila, July 17, 2014 10:07 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    We are arriving at Napoli Central Station after 23.00 and know that there is a ‘bus di supporto’ in the late evening to Sorrento (Sant’Agnello). At what time does it leave Napoli Central Station? Is there this bus every day? Do you know how much it costs please?

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  87. Maria, August 26, 2014 8:22 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Bonnie,
    Your comments and knowledge are excellent. I have a question for you. My family of 3 adults are traveling from Sorrento to Tropea to Catania to Palermo at the end of Sep-Oct 2nd. What is the best and fastest was to accomplish this tour? train or car? We are staying only 2 days in each place. Please advise.

    Thanks!
    Maria

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      Bonnie Alberts, August 28, 2014 8:01 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Maria – There are overnight ferries to both Catania and Palermo – you can find links to the carriers on this page – http://www.napoliunplugged.com/naples-maritme-transportation

      Beyond that – I can’t really advise you on putting together an itinerary. You might do best to contact a travel agent to help you with this.

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  88. Joann, August 27, 2014 12:29 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,
    Thank you this site and the patience to answer the same questions over & over again.
    We are sailing into Naples on 9.16.14. Our plans are to go from Naples-Pompeii then to Sorrento and back to Naples the same day. I understand the U5 ticket can also be used on the tram to get us to the Circumvesuviana train station. Is that correct. Thank you.

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      Bonnie Alberts, August 28, 2014 8:05 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Joann – yes – you should be fine using the U5 ticket.

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      • Joann, August 29, 2014 12:33 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Thank you Bonnie. Appreciate you help!

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  89. Abhijit Chatterjee, September 2, 2014 8:34 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    These details are amazing. I need a small help Bonnie. We arrive in Naples next week, and we are planning a trip to Pompeii & Capri on our own.
    First we would like to board the Circumvesuviana train from Napoli Centrale subsection (please correct me if my assumption is incorrect) to Pompeii–Scavi–Villa dei Misteri- so …

    Question (1) can I buy this ticket ONLINE or I have to buy from station only??
    Question (2) when in the morning the Pompeii site opens ??
    Question (3) can we buy the Pompeii entrance ticket online ????

    Next after spending may be an hr we would like to board the train back from Pompei and travel to Sorrento. From here we would wish to take ferry or hydrofoil to Capri Is. So …

    Question (4) how to get from the Sorrento Circumvesuviana Stn to shore/port area where we can get ferry or hydrofiol to Capri?? well where is it any way …
    Question (5) where can I find details about the ferry/hydrofoil and can I book tickets online ???

    We would like to spend the day there and at 5ish we would like to catch the hydrofoil back to Naples directly. So …

    Question (6) how feasible is this plan?? We plan to leave Naples at 7:30 AM and be back by 7:30 PM

    Your feedback will be really helpful.

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      Bonnie Alberts, September 4, 2014 6:06 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Abhijit:

      1 through 3 – there is no need to buy tickets for the train or Pompeii online. Pompeii opens at 0830.
      4 – the port at Sorrento is about a 10 minutes walk from the station. If you don’t like a long walk down hill there is an elevator that takes you down to the port. Just ask for directions to that when you arrive.
      5 – Info about ferries – http://www.napoliunplugged.com/naples-maritme-transportation
      6 – It is a lot for one day – but you can probably manage it. I’d allow a bit more time in Pompeii – it is huge – or go to Herculaneum instead. Perhaps a a walk around Sorrento and lunch there, then the afternoon in Capri.

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      • Abhijit Chatterjee, September 4, 2014 8:35 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

        Thanks. Clears the confusion. Much appreciated. Shall modify plans accordingly but prefer to have lunch at Capri :)
        I’m taking a private tour the next day – Amalfi Coast, Sorrento, Positano. Will be spending nearly 10 hrs there, no group, just us and the guide.
        Lets hope we can manage with the language barrier.
        Thanks again. Shall certainly post back our experience later …

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  90. Louise, September 4, 2014 10:51 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    I’ve just come across this website…what a little gem!
    It’s wonderful,to read straight forward answers.
    Thank you.

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      Bonnie Alberts, September 6, 2014 5:52 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Thanks Louise!!!

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  91. Louise, September 4, 2014 10:55 pm - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    Hi Bonnie,
    I am travelling to Rome next week,with my friend.We have booked the fast train from rome to Naples on the Saturday morning.We then need to get to Sorrento…would it be best to get a bus or train?it will be roughly 10-30am.
    Then we need to come back the same day at roughly 7pm…to connect up with the Naples to Rome train.

    Many thanks.

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      Bonnie Alberts, September 6, 2014 5:54 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Louise – the Circumvesuviana train would be the easiest. You can reach the station at Piazza Garibaldi via the underground passageway. The journey is about an hour and 10 minutes. I’d do the same coming back. Follow the links on this page for the schedules.

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  92. lee, September 13, 2014 9:51 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

    how about children?
    Any discount for child to take this train?

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      Bonnie Alberts, September 16, 2014 4:49 am - Naples Circumvesuviana Railway

      Hi Lee – no, there are no discounts for children. Tickets are the same price for all.

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