What cities can I do a Pompeii tour from?

Spend a few hours walking through the crumbling ruins of the ancient town of Pompeii.

Pompeii is truly a unique city, as it’s been frozen in time ever since the nearby volcano, Mount Vesuvius, erupted in 79 AD.

Some highlights to see while in Pompeii include the House of the Faun, Villa Dei Misteri, the Forum, the amphitheatre, and the brothel.

While standing in the Forum, you’ll have a perfect view of the deadly Mount Vesuvius. If your tour permits, you may have a chance to climb the active volcano!

Planning a trip to Pompeii? Here are some cities where you can get a tour from, or nearby cities where you can easily meet outside Pompeii to do a tour.


Naples is a very popular Italian city and is actually the third-largest city in the country! Naples is a beautiful city to visit with amazing food, after all, pizza was invented here!

To reach Pompeii from Naples, it is a 20-minute drive or about a 35-minute train journey. If you’re opting for a train, it’s thankfully very simple. From Napoli Centrale, get a train towards Salerno or Sapri which stops by Pompei station.

You could also get a bus, but the trip is about an hour, so we recommend a train!

If a tour is for you, this tour leaves from Naples and goes to Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius!


Sorrento is a coastal town that overlooks the Bay of Naples. The town is a popular holiday destination for travellers all across the world during summer.

The trip from Sorrento to Pompeii is a 45-minute drive or about an hour’s trip on train and bus. One of the few ways to reach Pompeii on the train is the L1 train that stops by Pompei Scavi Villa Dei Misteri. From here there is a short bus ride.

For more a direct route, you can get a FlixBus that goes directly from Sorrento to Pompeii.

If you want an easy way to reach Pompeii from Sorrento, consider booking a tour.

Capri is a stunning Italian island that sits right by Sorrento in the Gulf of Naples.

If you’re staying over in Capri, it will take around 25 minutes longer than Sorrento. You’ll need to get a ferry over to Sorrento, and then get the train or drive.

Rome is the capital of Italy and typically where most first-timers of Italy will visit. Rome may have it all, but it does take a couple of hours to reach Pompeii. However, we think it’s worth the trip!

You can drive yourself to Pompeii which takes under three hours. You can also get a train, with the quickest option getting you there in under two hours. The best train is from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale, then switch to a different train towards Salerno, which stops by Pompei station.

You can also book a tour of Pompeii from Rome for another option.

If you’re not staying in Naples, Sorrento, or Rome, you can still do a tour of Pompeii! Book this Pompeii tour and make your way down to the meeting point outside the site.

Previous article:
Language »