Notice summer 2019
There are daily delays and cancellations on this route at this time, which can result in being blocked on a crowded train with no air conditioning for hours. In addition, there is no luggage space and many stops are in a state of disrepair. We strongly suggest you consider an alternative means of transportation, especially if you have luggage or if you are travelling with children on the naples-sorrento route, and vice versa.
These trains run from mid-March to mid-October.
Tickets for the Campania Express from Naples to Pompeii cost around EUR 6; from Sorrento to Pompeii around EUR 4.
Tickets for the Campania Express from Naples to Herculaneum cost around EUR 4; from Sorrento to Herculaneum around EUR 6.
It takes about 30 minutes from Naples to Pompeii and around 25 minutes from Sorrento to Pompeii.
Tickets can be purchased online through the official EAV Campania website or at the Circumvesuviana ticket office 20 minutes before departure.
The Circumvesuviana train station at Napoli Centrale in Piazza Garibaldi is on the lower level, below the platforms for the high-speed trains.
The lower level Circumvesuviana platforms inside the Naples Centrale (Piazza Garibaldi) Station are not handicapped-accessible and you must take the stairs down a few flights of stairs on foot to reach the tracks. The Naples Porta Nolana station in Naples is accessible; request assistance at the EAV info desk. The Sorrento station is also accessible; the stations at Herculaneum and Pompeii are not.
The biggest difference between the regular Circumvesuviana trains and the Campania Express trains are that the latter are specifically designed for tourists and offer air conditioning, guaranteed seating, and luggage storage.