Pompeii shuttle bus from Rome

Explore Pompeii independently using a convenient shuttle service or by train

Pompeii figures

Shuttle bus from Rome: to see Pompeii figures

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Today, Pompeii is widely considered to be one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world — a vibrant, well-preserved and accessible destination offering a fascinating look back to an ancient Italian civilization.

An independent round-trip tour from Rome to Pompeii by air-conditioned coach. It's a no hassle way to arrange a do-it-yourself tour of Pompeii from Rome.

When you get to Pompeii, you can tour the site independently or upgrade to an option that includes admission tickets and includes a 2 hour tour with an English-speaking guide.

The trip from Rome to Pompeii takes three and a half hours. Note, you'll board the shuttle for your return journey at 3.30pm, arriving back in Rome at around 7pm.

Depart from central Rome by air-conditioned coach. As you travel, enjoy reading the books and leaflets on Pompeii (provided) and perhaps plan your route through the ancient Unesco-listed site.

Pompeii shuttle logistics

Days of operation: Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday Only (March to November)

Departure point: Rome Termini Station. (main public transport hub in the centre of Rome)

Departure time: 7.30am. Due back at Termini Station about 7pm

Inclusions: Return shuttle service from Rome to Pompeii. Transportation by air-conditioned coach or mini bus. English speaking hostess on board the shuttle. Pompeii books on board for you to read and learn about the sites

Upgrade your tour: to gain access to Pompeii’s fascinating excavations and enjoy a 2-hour tour in a group of no more than 25 people, with personalized attention from your guide.

There is no toilet on board the bus, however a 10 - 15 minute stop is made en route.

Luggage storage NOT available

This tour is not wheelchair accessible

It is not possible to stay overnight in Pompeii and return to Rome the following day as shuttle services do not run daily.

If you wish to stay overnight or longer in the Naples area then you need to visit Pompeii from Rome by train.

Pompeii Shuttle Bus From Rome Tickets & Prices

Naples to Rome by train

An alternative to the fully comprehensive coach day tour from Rome is to do the long distance between Rome and Naples by train. This gives you more flexibility and tour options in Naples too.

Frecciarossa Train - Rome to Naples In 70 Minutes

Frecciarossa Train:
Rome to Naples in 70 minutes

There are three or four trains an hour between Rome Termini Station and Naples Central Station, the fastest trains taking just 70 minutes.

There are several tour combinations from Naples Central Station where the Rome trains arrive, a typical tour bus leaves Naples Central Station at 10.30am so there is plenty of time for a train down from Rome prior to boarding

The Pompeii only tour lasts three hours so you are back in Naples mid-afternoon with freedom to explore the parts of Naples that interest you before getting a late train back to Rome.


There are other longer day tour options from Naples Station with permutations that include Naples.

Rome to Naples by train then tour bus from Naples station details

Rail tickets with Pompeii entrance package from Rome

If you like the flexibility of the train but don't want the hassle, queues and expense of procuring tickets on the day you can buy a package in advance.

Pompeii Entrance Tickets & Rail Ticket Package

Pompeii & Mount Vesuvius from Naples Station connecting with Rome trains

Visiting Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius or Herculaneum in a day tour fron Rome is possible independently putting together each component separately.


But, especially for Mount Vesuvius combined with Pompeii its a lot more effecient and stress free to simply take a tour that sets out from Naples Railway Station connecting with trains from Rome.

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