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Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

As of 1st January 2015, the ticketing system for public transport in Naples has changed. (Except the Alibus ticket)

The ticketing agency for Naples and the Campania region is the Unico Campania consortium.  In general, all riders need a ticket to use public transportation within the city, the province and the region and there are no discounts for age, except children under 6 years old, who don’t need a ticket if accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket (1 child per adult. Children cannot occupy a seat by themselves).

TICticketUnico Napoli tickets are now called TIC tickets and are required for travel within the City of Naples (Comune di Napoli).  TIC tickets are valid on: all city (ANM) buses; the four funicular lines; regional EAV buses, Metro Lines 1, 2 and 6, and the Circumvesuviana, Circumflegrei and Cumana lines within the confines of the city. Tickets are available for 90 minutes or for daily, weekly, monthly and annual travel.

Biglietto Orario (hourly): €1.50 (valid for 90 minutes from the time the ticket is validated)
Biglietto Giornaliero (daily): €4.50 (valid until midnight on the day the ticket is validated)
Biglietto Settimanale (weekly): €15.80 (valid until midnight on the last day of the week of validity)
Abbonamento Mensile (monthly): €42.00 (valid until midnight on the last day of the month of validity)
Annuale Ordinario (annual): €294.00 (valid for 12 months from the first month of validity)

Unico Alibus tickets are required for travel via Naples Alibus (to and from Capodicchino Airport).  Tickets are €3.00 at an authorised agent, €4.00 if purchased on board the bus.  Tickets are valid for 90 minutes from the time of validation.  They CANNOT be used for a round trip on the Alibus but can be used on a combination trip (Alibus followed by any other mode of transport that normally would be valid with a TIC ticket, or vice versa).

TIC NA tickets are used for transport to/from Naples and the towns in the Province of Naples. These tickets are organised into 16 fare bands – NA1 through NA16 and tickets are available as single journey, monthly and annual and require the same validation as TIC tickets.  The examples below are for single journey fares:
NA1: Portici €2.00 (valid for 100 minutes)
NA2: Pozzuoli and Herculaneum €2.50 (valid for 120 minutes)
NA3: Pompeii €3.20 (valid for 140 minutes)
NA5: Sorrento €4.50 (valid for 180 minutes)

TIC AC tickets are used for travel between towns in the Province of Naples without connecting with the city of Naples.  These tickets are organised into 16 fare bands – AC1 through AC16.  Tickets are available as a single journey, monthly and annual and require the same validation as TIC tickets. The examples below are for single journey fares:
AC1: Sorrento to Piano di Sorrento €1.60
AC2: Sorrento to Castellammare di Stabia €2.20
AC3: Sorrento to Pompeii €2.80
AC4: Sorrento to Herculaneum €3.40

If you buy a 3 day, Tutta la regione (the whole region) Campania ArteCard, for €32.00, then all your transport (using road transport (buses, trolleybuses); and rail and cable transport (Metro Line, funiculars, trams, Circumflegrea, Cumana and Circumvesuviana trains) within the region is covered for those 3 days.  If you buy a 3 day ArteCard Napoli, for €21.oo, then all your transport (using road transport (buses, trolleybuses); and rail and cable transport (Metro Line 1 _ Metro dell’Arte, Line 2, Line 6, funiculars, trams, Circumflegrea, Cumana and Circumvesuviana trains) within the urban area of Naples is included.

In addition to the changes above, the individual agencies (ANM and EAV) now also have their own tickets, which are valid on just their transport.

Both companies now do single journey tickets, which are cheaper than the integrated TIC 90 minute ticket.  These tickets cover one journey on any transport.  The starting price for these single tickets is €1.00.  There are also daily, weekly, monthly and annual tickets.

The full fare list for all companies can be found here.

For more information about sight-seeing around Naples and the surrounding area (Vesuvius, Pompeii, Sorrento etc.), please click here.

Buying a ticket

Hourly, daily, weekly and monthly tickets can be purchased at any tobacco shop (tabaccheria) and many newspaper stands. There are also ticket machines at many of the railway, metro and cable railway stations as well as at selected bus stops throughout the city. Monthly tickets can be purchased only between the last four days of the month preceding the month of validity and the first two days of the month of validity. They are available at most tobacco shops.

Validating tickets

Hourly tickets must be validated in the electronic ticket machines on the buses or inside the train/metro stations prior to boarding. Daily, weekly and monthly tickets must be validated at first use and you must also fill out your name and date of birth on the back of the ticket and be able to provide identification on request. If a ticket machine is out of order you must validate your ticket by writing the day, month and hour on the back of the ticket in the space provided. If you do not do this and a ticket inspector checks your ticket, on the spot fines may be levied; being a foreign visitor to the city is unlikely to excuse you.

Travelling with animals

If you are travelling with animals, it is best to check with the specific company.  The MetroNapoli website (which covers some buses, trams, lines 1 and 6 of the metro and 4 funiculars) states that: It is possible to bring one dog per passenger aboard, provided that the animal is small or medium size (Art. 7, par. 4 of law 16 of the Campania Region of 24/11/2001 defines “small” as a dog not exceeding 2 Kg, and “medium” as a dog not exceeding 8 Kg), equipped with a leash and muzzle and held at all times by the owner so as to not disturb other passengers.  In such cases the pet may travel free of charge.  It is also possible to transport small pets in containers not exceeding the dimensions 70x50x30 cm.  It is forbidden to transport large animals, with the exception of Seeing Eye dogs for the blind, transported free of charge as a result of their special function.  The passengers who bring such pets aboard will be held responsible for all damages to the train car, other passengers, and their belongings.

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Holly is an English teacher, working for the British Council, who enjoys crossing cultures, exchanging languages and a good ol' story! Sweet and friendly, Holly always welcomes a good chat. Originally from Southampton in England, she moved to this wonderful city 3 years ago, and has never managed to leave! “Naples has a magnetism that once it gets hold of you, it never lets you go! I’ve thought about leaving a number of times, but every time, the reasons to stay far outweigh the reasons to leave – sun, sea, good food, good wine, fascinating culture and great people – it’s like nowhere else on Earth! I think everyone should visit Naples at least once in their life, but without preconceptions, and should make up their own mind about the place I now call home.”

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  1. Marco, January 23, 2013 4:31 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    where would i buy 3 tickets from Naples to Rome? preferably would like to do it online before i go, and i would be happy to travel on the cheapest way possible at around 10am. how much would it be?

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      Bonnie, January 24, 2013 11:33 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Marco – you can purchase most tickets online at http://www.fsitaliane.it/homepage_en.html, but the easiest way is to buy them is at the station. The regional trains are around 11,00 euro and take about 2 1/2 hours. Inter City trains are around 23,00 euro and take about 2 hours. However, if you book far enough in advance, you can get a high speed Frecciarossa train for as little as 19,00 euro and you’ll be in Rome in 1 hour and 10 minutes. These tickets would have to booked in advance online at http://www.trenitalia.com.

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  2. Rob, March 12, 2013 7:16 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    How does the Metro in Naples work?

    If you for example have an ArteCard for Tutta La Regione (which is first two museums free, plus discount on other museums and free transportation – naples metro, busses to amalfi coast, bus up to vesuvius, busses in naples, etc.) then how do you get on the metro in naples with it?

    Yes, you validate the card once on a bus or wherever you use it… but do you have to go through a turnsyle at the metro or re-scan the card? Is there no gate or turnstyle and you just hop on the train without having to scan a ticket?

    I’m going to have the Artecard and just wondered how the metro worked (turnstyles, taking passes and touching a touch-pad, etc)

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      Bonnie, March 16, 2013 5:48 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Rob – yes, you do go through turnstiles to get on the metro. I believe this particular ArteCard is paper, so once validated, you should just run it through the machine to activate the turnstile. If it is plastic, there will be a touch pad on the turnstile.

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  3. Kathy, September 17, 2013 6:03 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    What about children? I’m soon to travel with my son who is 13 – we will be in Naples for one week.
    We are not EU (we are from Australia).
    What do I pay for him on the metro?

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      Bonnie, September 25, 2013 5:01 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Children your son’s age pay full price.

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  4. Colleen, October 3, 2013 3:48 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Bonnie: To clarify … if one arrived in Naples in mid-October, it would not be possible to purchase a monthly pass until the 28th?

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      Bonnie, October 3, 2013 11:11 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Colleen – Yes – you can’t buy a monthly ticket until the last four days of the month preceding the month of validity and the first two days of the month of validity.

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  5. Jamie, November 12, 2013 5:36 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Can somebody else by the monthly ticket and then I write my name on the back when I get there and validate it.

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      Bonnie Alberts, November 13, 2013 8:28 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      That shouldn’t be a problem Jamie. Write your name on the back when you first use it and don’t forget, you must also validate the monthly in a ticket machine.

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  6. HARRY LAND, December 10, 2013 7:43 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    HI uk tourist with disability travelling to Naples i have free pass for uk and london metro any similar concessions in Naples?

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      Bonnie Alberts, December 11, 2013 11:09 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi – Naples does have something similar for residents with disabilities. I believe it is a monthly pass, and it requires documentation and the completion of a form, so I’m not sure if you can get that as a tourist. Your best bet would be to check with the Information Point in the airport upon your arrival.

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  7. Amber Carswell, June 2, 2014 5:30 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Hi,

    Is there a bus service or metro service from the airport to the university? If so could you tell me the service times and prices??

    Thank you

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      Bonnie Alberts, June 3, 2014 8:49 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Amber – there is no direct bus service from the airport to the University. You would need to take the Alibus to the Central Station and either walk or take a city bus from there. I would need to know a specific address to help you further as there are University buildings spread around the city.

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  8. Cynthia, June 9, 2014 8:41 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    HI Bonnie/Napoli Unplugged,

    We are a family of 2 Adults 3 Children ages 14, 10, 8 years old
    – how many Merto tickets will we need please?

    Also , if you can help, we see there is the campania>artecard that has prices for adults and for 18-25 ; how does that apply to our circumstances and younger children?
    Thank you and very excited to visiting Napoli!

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      Holly Willmott, June 9, 2014 11:01 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Cynthia,

      Thank you for your message. You raise a good point! I have investigated and have been told that as most of the sites have free entry (or reduced price tickets), there is no Artecard for children under 18. This means that you and the other adult in your group would have free travel on all transport within Naples city (as covered by the card), but you would need to buy tickets for the children. One easy option is to buy a daily ticket (biglietto giornaliero) for each of the children. This costs €3.70 on weekdays and €3.10 on Saturdays and Sundays, but includes all transport within Naples (inside the city) for the whole day.

      Have a great trip and let us know if you have any more questions.

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  9. Cynthia, June 10, 2014 12:55 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Thank you Holly/Napoli Unplugged,

    In this case, since we are getting the standard 3 day €32 campania>artecard Tutta la regione tickets , would you agree that the best option for the children are the corresponding €20 unicocampania 3T ?

    Thanks again!

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      Holly Willmott, June 11, 2014 10:57 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Yes, I think you might be right. It depends on what you want to do whilst you’re here. If you are thinking of venturing outside of Naples, then yes, the 3T ticket is probably your best option. If you’re going to stay within the city, then probably the daily ticket is best, as it works out a bit cheaper. If you buy the 3T though, you don’t have to worry, as it covers a greater range.

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      • Cynthia, June 14, 2014 5:38 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

        thanks for the information Holly, we are in Naples now. :-)

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  10. Carmen, December 28, 2014 8:10 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Holly,

    I will be travelling to Italy in April. I arrive at the Naples Airport and need to travel to Ischia. I have purchased my return ticket however, I am unsure how to get from the airport to where the ferry departs. I am departing from Naples Beverello? I have done some research, and it appears the best option is the Naples Alibus Airport Shuttle, located at the airport…can I buy a ticket in advance?
    Any information you could provide would be wonderful. Thank you very much Carmen

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      Bonnie Alberts, December 31, 2014 5:24 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Carmen – you can take the Alibus from the Airport to the port. You can’t get a ticket in advance, but if you purchase your ticket at the Sunstore inside the airport rather than on the bus you will save one euro. Get all the info here.

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  11. Brian, January 7, 2015 10:29 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Bonnie,

    We live in Fusaro and based on the new fare scheme I think that would be the NA3 to cover from Fusaro to downtown Naples. All I see is the 140 minute option, is there no more daily option from in this zone? Also is there no longer a discount for weekends?

    Thanks!

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      Bonnie Alberts, January 10, 2015 10:08 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Brian – yes, as far as I can tell you need an NA3 ticket Integrato € 3.20 that is 140 minutes and yes – the daily options have gone away for these tickets. If you are using only one mode of transport, for example, the Cumana train only, you can get an agency (Aziendale) supplied ticket for € 2.60

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  12. Saana / AlwaysAbroad.co, January 7, 2015 11:47 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Thank you for this post! I’ve been wondering what the metro’s policy is towards dogs. Do you know if bringing a medium sized dog (say, 20kg) is absolutely forbidden or is it just a recommendation not to bring one? Have you ever seen dogs on the metro? The policy seems to say that it is forbidden but in case you bring one, you are responsible for any damage. To me it sounds like you can bring a dog as you know the risks…? Do people even care, really? Confusing!

    Saana

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      Holly Willmott, January 10, 2015 12:52 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Saana,

      It is always best to check with the specific company, or at the station, here is a translation of what the ANM website says (ANM are in charge of Metro lines 1 and 6, the funicular railways and a lot of the buses):
      The free transport of animals is allowed under the following conditions:
      – they must be small,
      – they must be held and/or in appropriate containers and/or covered cages; dogs must be muzzled and on a lead.

      For medium-sized dogs, with a muzzle and lead, it is also necessary to have a ticket.
      Guide dogs are allowed free transport.
      In all other cases it is not permitted to transport animals.

      Pets must be kept in a way that does not cause unnecessary clutter in the vehicle and in particular in the vicinity of the doors; should they cause damage to property or persons, the owner will be required to pay related compensation.
      No more than two animals, besides guide dogs, are allowed in the car, provided that they meet the conditions of safety, comfort and hygiene of the passengers in the opinion of the ANM staff.
      The transport of these animals (except guide dogs for the blind) may be limited or excluded at the discretion of the driver of the car, in case of overcrowding or otherwise risk for travellers.

      Like I say, it is always best to check for your specific dog.
      I hope that helps!
      Holly

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  13. Michal Jurek, January 16, 2015 1:30 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    I will be in Napoli next week
    tell me if traveling by bus from airport to the city should I buy separate ticket for my luggage (big suitcase) ?
    one ticket for me and another ticket for suitcase ?
    MJ

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  14. Michal Jurek, January 19, 2015 10:00 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Thank you for your ansfer!

    one more question
    if I buy a ticket for Alibus – can i go with it to Piazza Garibaldi and then go with metro to Toledo station using the same Alibus ticket ?

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      Bonnie Alberts, January 20, 2015 4:59 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Michal – yes you can go on to the Toledo Metro station using the same ticket provided it is within the 90 minutes from validation. Don’t forget to validate when you get on the Alibus.

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  15. Ashraf, January 25, 2015 4:03 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Dear Madam,I am coming from rome to naples via train which arrives late at 22:30 or maybe a bit later,is there Alibus at the naples train station i can take at 23:00 to sorrento,or maybe a bit earlier or later .thank you in advance.

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  16. Judy, March 3, 2015 3:31 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Hello,

    I will be in the Naples/Amalfi Coast region for 5 days and am contemplating getting a weekly pass for transportation. Based on my research, it seems that I would need to purchase Alibus tickets to/from Capodichino Airport separately from the Napoli TIC weekly pass. Then purchase another UnicoCostiera day pass for transportation within the Amalfi Coast? The Unico Campania website is really confusing, so I’m hoping you can help clarify if there is one weekly pass that I can buy that covers everything: Napoli, Alibus, Amalfi Coast. Thanks in advance!

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      Holly Willmott, March 4, 2015 10:52 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Judy,
      I know, it is rather confusing! The Alibus is a separate ticket and is not included in any other tickets, so you will need to buy those just for to and from the airport. Will you be sightseeing whilst you’re in the area? Pompeii, Herculaneum, any of the castles/museums in Naples etc? If so, I’d recommend buying a 3 day ‘Campania>Artecard Tutta la regione‘. This would cover all your transport (except Alibus) for the whole of the Campania region (so including the Amalfi Coast), and you would get free entry to 2 attractions and 50% off a third. After the 3 days you could buy individual transport tickets as and when you needed them.
      I hope that helps, but if you still have questions, then let me know. :)
      Holly

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  17. jermaine, March 10, 2015 5:51 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    How is the Naples Metro (Line 1 in particular) with luggage? I assume I can carry luggage down to the train with no major issues? Just wanted to be sure that there wasn’t a rule specifically prohibiting luggage (e.g. Mexico City supposedly has such a rule, although I’m not sure how well-enforced…) OR that it wouldn’t be so crowded or the turnstiles not so imposing that I’d be unable to even get on a train…

    For reference, I live in NYC and so I’m generally good with public transit and can finagle luggage on our subway despite the crowded, narrow stairwells and packed platforms. Does the Naples Metro get extremely crowded during certain times? I’ve read that it’s actually not so well used yet, so maybe it wouldn’t be an issue at all?

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      Holly Willmott, March 16, 2015 10:49 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Jermaine,
      The stations are relatively luggage friendly, in that the stairs are quite wide, and generally there are escalators or lifts (particularly in the larger, newer stations, such as the Metro Art stations – Dante, Toledo, Università, Garibaldi). According to the ANM (MetroNapoli) website, you need to buy a ticket for a suitcase (though I’ve never seen anyone do this), but it’s best to check at the station before you get on. There are special turnstiles in all the stations for larger items – buggies,suitcases etc.
      There are times when it can get very busy, generally typical rush hours, so around 8.00/9.00 in the morning, 13.00/14.00 for lunch and then in the late afternoon/early evening, but it’s not as busy as the London Underground or NYC subway, for example, so I think you’d be fine.
      Good luck!
      Holly

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  18. Jakub, March 20, 2015 8:41 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    benvenuto
    ho una domanda
    se il biglietto 90 minuti di lavoro sul metro

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      Holly Willmott, March 21, 2015 12:06 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Ciao Jakub,
      Si, il biglietto di 90 minuti funziona anche sul metro. Dal momento che è obbliterato per la prima volta, ha 90 minuti per utilizzare il biglietto. Può prendere solo una volta ogni metodo di trasporto, quindi solo una volta la metro, solo una volta la funicolare ecc.
      Holly

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  19. Manna, April 1, 2015 11:14 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Hello Holly, can you tell me how we can get from Naples to the airport at 5 am, because our plane flying in 7 30 am?

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  20. charmaine, April 4, 2015 12:06 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Hi Everyone will be arriving Rome going to Naples then going out of town Baiano will be there for a day then going to San’Antonio Abate should I buy a weekly pass?

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 4, 2015 9:36 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Charmaine – unfortunately there are no more weekly tickets for these journeys so you will have to buy single journeys. Both are NA4 tickets – the agency ticket is 3.10 euro the integrated ticket is euro 3.90.

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  21. Eric, April 7, 2015 7:02 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Hi Im going to see Naples for a 8 days , i stay in center of city , i want to buy weekly tic for 15,80 is that include my travel to and from Pompeii and Herculanum? Thank You Eric

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 10, 2015 5:44 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Eric – the weekly ticket is not good outside of the city of Naples and unfortunately there are no weekly tickets for Pompeii and Herculaneum anymore. You can, however, buy agency issued tickets vice integrated tickets for the Circumvesuviana. NA2 for Herculaneum €2.00 and NA3 for Pompeii €2.60 (vice the integrated tickets which are €2.50 and €3.20). See the fares here http://unicocampania.it/uploads/testistatici/tariffario_2015.pdf

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  22. Debby, April 10, 2015 5:13 pm - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

    Hi, I am going to Capri. Which transportation from Napoli Centrale station to Molo Beverello is better? R2 bus or tram no.1? For the Biglietto Giornaliero (daily),is it valid on tram? Thanks . Debby

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      Bonnie Alberts, April 12, 2015 11:03 am - Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

      Hi Debby – though it costs a few euro more, the easiest transport is the Alibus. You can get it at the Central Station and it will drop you off in front of the port at the ticket offices. If you take the R2 you can get it very near to the Central Station in the bus parking area (in front of Hotel Cavour) but you will have to get off at Castel Nuovo and walk down the plank and across the street to the port (the bus will pass the Castle, stop at Galleria Umberto and come back around and stop in front of the Castle.). If you take the tram (note – it is not running 13 – 19 April), you will have to walk out to Corso Garibalidi from the train station and cross the street and wait on the middle median. Since the entire area is under construction, this can be a daunting walk. The tram terminates a few hundred meters before the port, so you’d need to get off there, cross the street and walk to the port. Long story short, I’d recommend the Alibus, then the R2 and lastly the tram. The integrated day ticket (€ 4.50) is valid on the tram and ANM has their own agency ticket for 3,50, the ANM – BIGLIETTO GIORNALIERO URBANO NAPOLI that is valid on all ANM modes of transport within the city (autobus, filobus, tram, metropolitane (lines 1 and 6) and funicolari).

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