Napoli Centrale railway station

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Napoli Centrale railway station is the main railway station in Naples. It is located next to Piazza Garibaldi. Under Napoli Centrale there is the metro station that is called Stazione Piazza Garibaldi (Garibaldi Piazza station), it is served by the metropolitan trains of the line 2.

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Piazza Garibaldi
  • Treni

Napoli Centrale railway station is connected by verious trains of Trenitalia and EAV (Ente Autonomo Volturno). For example, there are direct trains to and from Rome and to and from Salerno. In addition to this there is Circumvesuviana train station. Circumvesuviana is a railway operating services in the East of the Naples metropolitan area, managed  by EAV . The Circumvesuviana network is 142 km long, it covers around 96 stations and provides services to the important tourist destinations such as Pompeii (How to reach Pompeii) and Herculaneum (how to reach Herculaneum).

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  • Autobus

Napoli Centrale railway station offers numerous bus lines that connect different areas of Naples and the province. To move around the city, it is possible to use buses operated by  ANM, Azienda Napoletana Mobilità.

In addition to this, there are also buses Alibus that connect Napoli Centrale with Capodichino Airport. Average journey time is only 20 minutes.

alibus

  • Metro

As was mentioned before, under Napoli Centrale railway station there is the metro station line 2 that is called Stazione Piazza Garibaldi (Garibaldi Piazza station). Line 2 is operated by Trenitalia SpA. The line starts operate at 5.20 and finishes at 23.20. Trains arrive with frequency of 8 minutes.

Beside this, Napoli Centrale is connected with line 1 of Naples metro through a passage. Line 1 is operated by ANM, Azienda Napoletana Mobilità. From Piscinola first train leaves at 6.00 and from Garibaldi – at 6.20. As for the last train, from Piscinola a train leaves at 22.29 and from Garibaldie – at 23.02.

Timetable workdays:

06.00 – 07.00  Frequency is 12′

07.00 – 21.30 Frequency is  9′

from 21.30 Frequency is 12′

Timetable holidays:

06.00 – 07.00 Frequency is 12′

07.00 – 21.30  Frequency is 10′

from 21.30  Frequency is 12′

Friday and Saturday
The last train from Piscinola is at 00.48, from Garibaldi – at 1.32
*extensions are stopped till 03.09.2016

Napoli metro map

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Passage from Napoli Centrale to the metro

 

Vesuvius connections

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There are several ways how to get to Vesuvious from Naples and Pompeii.

 

  • From Naples

EAV Bus

The Company EAV Bus operates a shuttle service from the city center of Naples to Mount Vesuvius. Buses leave from the terminal of Piazza Piedigrotta and cross different parts of the city reaching the Vesuvius after 1 hour and 30 minutes.

You can see the timetable here: EVN: Napoli- Vesuvio

From Naples to Vesuvius the bus stops at: 

Capolinea P.zza. Piedigrotta

Napoli via Caracciolo

C.so Garibaldi

P.zza Garibaldi Hotel Terminus

Ingresso Autostrada

Seggiovi

Capolinea. Vesuvio Q. 1000

From Vesuvius to Naples the bus stops at:

Capolinea. Vesuvio Q. 1000

Ercolano S.Vito

P.zza Garibaldi Hotel Terminus

Napoli via marittima

Napoli via Marina (Molo Beverello)

Napoli p. Vittoria

Capolinea P.zza. Piedigrotta

 – Train Circumvesuviana

It is also possible to take train Circumvesuviana from Naples Central train station in direction of Sorrento till the station Ercolano-Scavi (more inf. about how to get to Herculaneum/it. Ercolano you can see here: how-to-reach-herculaneum). The train leaves every thirty minutes (more or less). Ouside of the station Ercolano-Scavi there is a bus station with buses and taxi that go to Vesuvious. The average journey time is 30 min.

  • From Pompeii

– Eavbus Pompei-Vesuvio

From Piazza Anfiteatro in Pompeii (you can see here how to get to Pompeii) leave direct buses Eavbus Pompei-Vesuvio

Buses leave every day from 08.00 till 15.30(because the last entrance to Vesuvio is at 17.40). The average journey time is 55 min. The bus goes till the crater (that is the height of 1000 m).

You can see the timetable here: EVN: Pompei – Vesuvio

There bus makes 4 stops:

Porta Marina

Villa dei Misteri

Height 400 m

Height 750m.

Tickets Pompei/Vesuvio can be bought in the bus. The price for one way ticket is  2,70.

  – Train Circumvesuviana

It is also possible to use the train Circumvesuviana direction Pompei-Napoli till  Ercolano-Scavi. Ouside of the station Ercolano-Scavi there is a bus station with buses and taxi that go to Vesuvious. The average journey time is 30 min.

  • From Herculaneum/Ercolano

Vesuvio Express Bus shuttle

From the square of the train station Ercolano-Scavi leave Vesuvio Express Bus shuttle that connect Herculaneum and Vesuvious. The bus leave every day, every 40 min starting from 9.30. Two way ticket costs 10 EUROES. It is also possible to buy integrated ticket that includes also the entrance to the crater of Vesuvius.

  • From Sorrento

 – Train Circumvesuviana

If you travel from Sorrento, it is possible to take  Circumvesuviana train direction Sorrento-Napolitill  Ercolano-Scavi. Ouside of the station Ercolano-Scavi there is a bus station with buses and taxi that go to Vesuvious. The average journey time is 30 min.

How to get to Sorrento you can read here Naples-Sorrento timetables

 

Vesuvio

After you reach 1000 m with the bus or taxi, you need to go for some time (around 20 min )on foot till you reach edge of the crater. The entrance is paid and you can enter only accompanied with a tour guide that you find on spot.