How to Reach Pompeii

The archeological site of Pompeii is located just 15 miles south of the city of Naples. 

Get to know the ways to reach Pompeii from different areas of Italy.

From Naples 

Heading towards Pompeii from Naples? 

You can choose from the three options below based on your comfort and preferences.

By train 

Take the EAV linea 1 train, called the Circumvesuviana.

This 40- minute ride will take you to the Pompei Scavi- Villa Dei Misteri stop, which is adjacent to the archeological site.

By bus

By bus
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Every 30 minutes, SITA local buses depart from Naples’ Nuova Marina port for Pompeii.

The SITA office at Nuova Marina port is where you can purchase the bus ticket.

The approximate travel time is 35 minutes.

By car

Pompeii is a straight shot from Naples on the A3 Autostrada, also signposted as E45. 

The duration of the trip is about 30 minutes.

From Rome 

Based on your preferences, you can choose from the options below.

By train 

You can take a high-speed train from Roma Termini station to Napoli Centrale in just an hour. 

From Napoli Centrale, switch the train towards Sorrento and get down at Pompeii Scavi- Villa Dei Misteri. 

The journey will take around 20 minutes.

By car

Take the Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA) and get onto the A1 highway to Naples.

Once you get close to Naples, change to the Motorway A3 Napoli-Salerno and exit in Pompeii.

From Sorrento

Based on your comfort and preferences, you can choose from the options below.

By train 

You can take the Circumvesuviana, which travels from Sorrento to Pompei Scavi – Villa Dei Misteri, making it a simple day trip.

The duration is about 20 minutes.

By Car

Drive from Sorrento to Pompeii along Strada Statale 145.

The journey takes around an hour.

Featured Image: Pompeiisites.org

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