How To Get From Rome to Pompeii

Many travelers wonder how to get from Rome to Pompeii. Located 240 kilometers (150 miles) southeast of Rome, Pompeii offers a window into the past, showcasing the preserved ruins of an ancient Roman city buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD. Typically, the journey from Rome to Pompeii takes around two to three hours. Both cities lie in central Italy, and you’ll enjoy breathtaking landscapes along the way. Read on to find out how to get there and discover the best tours of Rome and Pompeii.

Best Way to Get From Rome to Pompeii: Join a Tour

Rome to Pompeii Tour

When traveling from Rome to Pompeii, a guided tour is the best way to fully immerse yourself in the experience. All your transportation and accommodations are pre-arranged, allowing you to relax and enjoy the journey without any logistical worries. Whether you’re on a day trip or a multi-city excursion, you’ll get to your destination in comfort, and knowledgeable guides will help you unravel the ancient city’s mysteries. An organized tour ensures a hassle-free adventure, enabling you to focus on the fascinating history and awe-inspiring scenery.

We offer several options for multi-day tour packages and day trips from Rome to Pompeii. Make the most of your visit with this captivating day tour led by an expert archeologist. If you have more time to spend exploring and want to experience the best of the region’s culture, food, and history, you’ll love our Rome & Pompeii 5 Day Tour Package. Or, experience even more of Italy on the Naples from Rome 4 Day Tour, which includes Pompeii, Mount Vesuvius, and the scenic Amalfi Coast before ending in Rome. Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive travel experience or simply want to day trip, we’ve got you covered.

Other Ways to Get From Rome to Pompeii

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By Bus

Your bus journey to Pompeii begins at one of Rome’s major bus terminals, Tiburtina or Termini. There are direct and stopover routes. On average, the direct buses will get you to Pompeii in just over three hours, with multiple departures daily. Tickets for this public bus usually cost €15-40.

Another option is booking a private shuttle bus. You’ll get picked up at a central location in Rome, and the driver guide will share interesting information about the regions you pass en route. Private shuttles typically cost around €40-65.

By Train

Taking a train from Rome to Pompeii is convenient and efficient. From Rome’s central train station, Roma Termini, catch a direct train to Naples. Then, transfer to the local Naples-Sorrento line, which will take you to Pompeii. The journey typically takes two to three-and-a-half hours. There is also one direct train between these places on the third Sunday of each month. The average train ticket price is around €15 each way. Please note that a high-speed train journey ticket is included in our Rome to Pompeii day tour.

By Car

If you prefer driving, you can also make the journey by renting a car. Be aware that non-EU/EEA visitors must have an International Driver’s Permit or an official translation of their driver’s license to drive in Italy. The average Rome to Pompeii drive time is two-and-a-half hours. One can also hire a taxi or UBER, however, note that the average fare starts at around €360. 

By Air

The fastest way to get to Pompeii from Rome is on a plane, with an average trip time of 55 minutes for a direct flight. However, it’s also one of the more expensive options, typically costing €75-150. 

Private Transfers

Pre-booking a private tour or transfer service provides a comfortable and convenient travel experience. A professional driver will pick you up from your desired location in Rome, and you can sit back and relax in a comfortable vehicle on the scenic journey to Pompeii. This option offers flexible departure times, allowing you to customize your itinerary according to your preferences. 

Let the Journey Begin!

There are plenty of options for reaching this ancient Roman city. However, when you book a guided Rome to Pompeii tour, all the logistics are conveniently taken care of so you can make the most of your time discovering the rich history and cultural treasures of the mesmerizing ruins. Upon arrival, there are plenty of exciting options to choose from, including wine tours, archeology excursions, and horseback riding adventures. Or, take a deep dive into the region’s heart and soul with our Rome & Pompeii 5 Day Tour Package.

You can also opt for the scenic route by bus, the efficiency of a train ride or flight, or the comfort of a private transfer. Whichever you choose, the allure of Pompeii awaits, promising an immersive experience in one of the most captivating archaeological sites in the world. Then, continue your Italian adventures in vibrant Naples or another of Italy’s delightful regions.

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