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Naples Metro and Bus Tickets and Fares

For travel within the City of Naples you need a Unico Napoli Ticket which is valid for travel throughout the city and within several towns in the Province of Naples including Portici and Pozzuoli. UNICO Napoli Tickets are valid on all ANM Buses, the intercity metro lines Metro Line 1, Metro Line 2 and Metro Line 6, and Naples four cable railway lines.

For travel outside of the city into the province and the region there are a variety of ticketing options and fare zones. Check the Unico Campania Website for more information.  For details of the Circumvesuviana, to get to Pompeii, Herculaneum etc., click here.

Unico Napoli Tickets

Unico Napoli 90 Minute TicketHourly Ticket
Biglietto Orario
Fare – €1,30
Valid for 90 minutes from the time the ticket it is validated

Daily Ticket
Biglietto Giornaliero
Fare – €3,70
Valid until midnight on the day the ticket is validated. You must fill out your name and date of birth on the back of the ticket and be able to provide identification on request.

Weekend Daily Ticket
Biglietto Week-End Giornaliero
Fare – €3,10
Valid on Saturday or Sunday until midnight on the day the ticket is validated. You must fill out your name and date of birth on the back of the ticket and be able to provide identification on request.

Monthly Pass
Abbonamento Mensile
Fare – €41,20
Valid until midnight on the last day of the month of validity. You must fill out your name and date of birth on the back of the ticket and be able to provide identification on request. The monthly ticket can be purchased the last four days of the month preceding the month of validity and the first two days of the month of validity.

Annual Pass
Annuale Ordinario
Fare – €285,10
Valid for 12 months from the first month of validity

Unico Alibus Ticket
Fare – €3,00 at ticket agents, €4,00 if purchased on board the bus
Valid for 90 minutes from the time the ticket it is validated and can be used on all modes of transporation valid with a Unico Napoli ticket.

Who needs a ticket?

There are no discounts for age, neither for children nor people over 60.  In general, though you need to check with the individual transport companies, children under 1m tall don’t have to pay for a ticket.  If you are travelling with a pushchair/stroller, it must be kept folded up for the length of the journey and the child/children must be carried.

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.

Buying a ticket

Hourly, daily, weekend and monthly tickets can be purchased at any Tobacco Shop (Tabaccheria). There are also ticket machines at many of the railway, metro and cable railway stations as well as at select bus stops throughout the city. Monthly tickets can only be purchased 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, daily and weekend tickets must be validated upon use in the electronic ticket machines located on the buses and in the train stations. 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. Monthly tickets must also be validated on the first day they are used.

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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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