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How to go to Pompeii from Rome?

Will you be in Rome for several days and would like to visit some other places in Italy? I suggest you go to Pompeii! How to go there from Rome? Find out here on Your Travel to Italy! We have tips and lots of options for you to make this one day trip!

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How to go to Pompeii from Rome?

Considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, it is also one of the most visited, so if you have available time, you cannot miss the chance to visit Pompeii. Here it it our today’s post: How to go to Pompeii from Rome? Stay with us and make the best of boot shaped country! Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”

About Pompeii

Read here “How to visit Pompeii? “. Pompeii was covered in ashes in 79 A.D. and, in that moment, life stopped, through its roads, fountains, houses and shapes of people who were buried by the ashes; In Pompeii you can have the opportunity to experience and understand the life of the Romans in the city, at that time. Also read How to go to the cities near Rome: one day trip!

How about going to Naples too?

In addition, on the same tour, you can take the chance to visit Naples, which is located 207 kilometers away from Rome and is the third most populous city in Italy (the first one is Rome, followed by Milan) and is the capital of the region of Campania. Naples is famous in the world for its music, for being the birthplace of pizza, for its history, for its historic center and for its UNESCO World Heritage.

Well, there are plenty of reasons to visit this fantastic city! If you are staying in Rome, then read our special post “Which neighborhood should I choose to stay in Rome?” – you will find great tips for choosing your hotel in a very well located spot in Rome! Also, I recommend you to read our post with some advice on what to do in Naples in half day: What to do in Naples in a half day?

1) How to go to Pompeii from Rome? GROUP TOUR

This option is PERFECT for those who want to visit Naples AND Pompeii. Remember that many of these tours are usually done in large groups and with guides in Spanish (or other languages, but you can easily find this tour in English as well.). Group tours are a great alternative for those who don’t want to spend too much money and for those who are not used to traveling alone, and therefore prefer to be with other people, where you will have person who will organize all the day’s tours! That way you don’t have to worry about anything! Just being rested and willing to visit magnificent places! Oh, and be at the meeting point in time! ; )

Advantages

  • IDEAL option if you are alone, as a couple or with up to seven friends;
  • To save the time you would spend going to the train stations, or with transportation to reach the tourist places to be visited in Pompeii;
  • Visit of TWO cities on the same day (Naples and Pompeii);
  • You will be able to enjoy a “bicchiere di vino” (glass of wine) during lunch without having to worry about driving later :), since in Italy the laws are strict against those who drive after they drank (even a small amount of alcohol) ;
  • Less time spent traveling, with taxis, trains and transportation;
  • Service with the charm that only Italian people can offer and with the excellence that you are looking for!
  • If you have children, great! In addition to having a discount, with the guide speaking in English, they will, in addition to understanding, questioning and learning much more than with a local guide! They will love it;
  • If you are with elderly people or people with limited mobility, this option is ideal, as it requires little movement and, when necessary, you will have all the necessary assistance.

Disadvantage

  • There is practically none, just the fact of adapting your plans to the program of the day.

Tip

  • Remember to always read customer testimonials before proceeding with your reservation.
English language tour: Pompeii and Naples from Rome with Civitatis
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2) How to go to Pompeii from Rome? TRAIN

There are many train and timetable options from Rome’s Termini Station. I suggest you using the train so you can enjoy the day a little bit more, starting around 07:00 a.m. You can buy tickets directly at Termini Station (best to buy the day before) or buy online through the Trenitalia website (most recommended).

How to go to Pompeii by train?

Just go to the Termini station and buy the ticket the day before, or make the reservation in advance through the website, so you can have the possibility to save both: time and money, and have everything organized – Once you arrive in Naples (at the Central Station), you will only have to follow the arrows that will take you to the Circumvesuviana, the Regional Railway. When you’re there, I suggest you to buy a “biglietto giornaliero U3” (daily ticket U3), which allows you to go to Pompeii, return to Naples and still use public transport in Naples until the end of the day. If you buy the single ticket you will end up spending a lot more, so take note! 😉

You will have to take the train towards Sorrento, and get off at the Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri stop. There are two trains that leave each hour, and the journey takes approximately 40 minutes; do not be surprised if you have a delay, in southern Italy, unfortunately, this is very common. Trains do not work as well as in northern Italy!

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Important

  • One very important thing: be prepared because regional railroad trains are often very bad and, sometimes, very dirty, so don’t set high expectations regarding the south trains because, vis-à-vis, you can have a huge disappointment! To understand the differences in trains in Italy, read this post: What is the difference between trains in Italy?

Advantages

  • Ideal option for people who like to do things at their own pace;
  • For people who are used to travel mainly by train;
  • For young people, for those who are backpacking;
  • And especially for people who want to save money and are in no hurry.

Disadvantages

  • For families with young children and for elderly people it ends up being very tiring. I do not recommend!
  • Having to adapt to the fixed schedules of trains (or buses) for the trip;
  • Having to go to the tourist spots alone, without knowing the city or speaking the local language;
  • Time wasted on public buses from railway stations to places where tourist attractions are located or extra money you will spend on taxi once you reach the destination;
  • And especially the time that is wasted with all these journeys, which could be used to make the most of the visited city!

3) How to go to Pompeii from Rome? GROUP TRANSFER

An alternative service is available for you who like practicality and economy: a group transfer between Pompeii and Rome! A bus leaves Rome early, close to the Cavour metro station. With a round-trip shuttle service between Rome and Pompeii, you can explore the ancient city of Pompeii any way you like without having to worry about transportation. Fantastic, isn’t it?!?

The schedule is as follows:

  • 07.15 a.m. – Take the shuttle at the designated meeting point, always respecting the schedule;
  • 11.00 a.m. – Arrival in Pompeii to explore the ruins (without a guide);
  • 03.30 p.m. – Boarding the bus to return to Rome;
  • 07.00 p.m. – Arrival in Rome.
Group Transfer – Pompeii: Round Trip Transfer from/to Rome
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Advantages

  • Very economical option;
  • Ideal option for people who like to do things at their own pace;
  • For people who are used to traveling by train;
  • For young people, for those who are backpacking;
  • And especially for people who want to save money and are in no hurry.

Disadvantages

  • Having to adapt to the fixed schedules of round-trip buses;
  • Having to go to the tourist spots alone, without knowing the city or speaking the local language.

4) How to go to Pompeii from Rome? RENT A CAR

You can rent a car in the center of Rome and go to Pompeii, and if you don’t get lost (LOL – always remember to take the GPS), if you have time, and especially if you have a few more days, you can also take the chance to go to other cities that are nearby, such as Naples, the Amalfi Coast or Capri! Among the other options, precisely because there is no fixed schedule, the rental car is certainly the ideal choice if you don’t worry about taking a few, not to say, unnecessary turns. It is always difficult to drive on roads that we do not know, but it depends on each person and the type of trip they are used to.

In my opinion if you also want to visit Naples, renting a car it’s not the best idea. Naples is a very big and chaotic city, and – don’t get me wrong – is not one of the safest Italian cities. So if you choose this option I suggest you to pay full insurance for the car you’re renting. This way you can avoid an unpleasant surprise and we will not ruin your trip if something goes wrong. In addition to being a big city, you will end up wasting a lot of time in traffic and trying to understand where you are going, but if you are going to visit only Naples, and the other locations I mentioned before, this is certainly a good option.

Benefits

  • If you are in a group with 4 or 5 people it will be a great option instead of taking the train;
  • Great for visiting more places on the same day, at your time and pace;
  • It is the best form of transport for people who are used to driving anywhere and it is easy to locate!
  • IF YOU DRIVE: DO NOT DRINK!

Disadvantages

  • Generally, those who drive cannot enjoy the beautiful view around, because you can’t take your eyes off the road!
  • Extra expenses with GPS (average price of € 10.00 / € 15.00 – A DAY) so you don’t get lost so much.
  • Another thing, folks: to drive in Italy, as I have explained several times, is it essential to have an International Driver License AND your original driver license (in English) or with an official translation, ok?! If you don’t have these documents: DO NOT DRIVE, as you will have a lot of problems if you are stopped by the Italian police! READ ALSO: DO I NEED THE IDL TO DRIVE IN ITALY?
  • Those who drive cannot drink, the Italian laws on this are very strict and you take the risk of getting a really huge fine. So if you intend to taste great Italian wine during lunch pay attention! Don’t risk ruining your vacation!
  • It is not a suitable option for people who do not have the confidence to ask for information, especially if they do not speak Italian, as with the train or the bus not knowing the territory you can end up wasting precious time that could be used for tourist visits.

Traveling by car in Italy

How about if I give you a rental car option? Are you ready for it? If you are renting a car be sure to read our posts in the section Driving in Italy on the blog Your Travel to Italy. In addition to car itinerary tips, we have everything about signage, tolls, roads and many more tips.

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5) How to go to Pompeii from Rome? WITH A PRIVATE TOUR

The last option is a private tour. The advantage of the private tour is the total freedom to decide your own time, not having to wait to leave, wasting unnecessary time using it to get to know other places. In addition, the tour departs comfortably from your hotel, which is important when you have little time available to visit a few places.

In addition, of course, the arrival will not be at the train or bus station, but directly at the tourist spot you want to visit. And if you book in advance, you will often be able to have the driver speaking your language, so you can easily ask for clarification about the trip.

Total Comfort

This type of tour is ideal for VIPs, who want to enjoy the trip from the beginning to the end. Excellent option for small groups of people or elderly people. This type of service guarantees absolute comfort for those who travel. Basically, you should just enjoy the tour without the stress of attending train, subway, bus schedules, or worrying about where the main places to be seen are!

Benefits

  • IDEAL option if you are a couple or with up to seven friends!
  • It is safe, comfortable and you make your own schedules!
  • Great for visiting more places on the same day, at your time and pace;
  • You can enjoy a “bicchiere di vinoduring lunch without having to worry about driving later :), since in Italy the laws are strict against those who drive after they’ve drunk (even a small amount of alcohol);
  • You won’t have to worry about train or bus schedules, you won’t have to worry about whether you will be able to return to Rome or not.
  • No need to ‘stick’ to schedules and itineraries.
  • You will save a LOT of time, which you would lose with commuting by bus and train.

Disadvantage

  • The rate is a little higher, but a worthwhile investment! Especially if you like to do everything on your own time, with no pressure.

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Conclusion

How to go to Pompeii from Rome? Let’s be careful, you get what you pay for, especially in a place you don’t know, and without knowing how to speak the local language: make sure to do the right choice! I suggest you think carefully about the options presented above, especially if you are traveling with children and the elderly! Don’t take risks, invest a little more and travel safely, comfortably and without worries or risks of ruining your long-awaited trip, deal?!?

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