Pompeii is one of the most well-preserved ancient Roman cities and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy. If you are staying in Rome and want to go on a day trip to Pompeii, it is totally doable! The easiest two ways to go are by car or by train.
It takes around two and a half hours to get to Pompeii from Rome by car. Of course, it is a more expensive option, but considering that there are no direct bus or trains from Rome, it is the most comfortable choice, and also it will allow you to be more flexible with your schedule. If you are brave enough to drive in Italy and navigate a road trip you can rent a car. If you’re not feeling that adventurous, and you just want to relax on your way, you can hire a private driver. It will cost you around 50 Euros per person per hour. You can also add Vesuvius, Naples, or a town on the Amalfi coast on your itinerary.
This is the cheaper way to get to Pompeii from Rome. and is fairly easy. You will need to take two trains: the first one from Rome to Naples, and the second from Naples to Pompeii Scavi.
First, you will need to get your train ticket from Rome Termini station to Naples Central Station. I highly recommend you to get tickets for the high-speed trains instead of the regional train. If you don’t book in advance you will pay around 45 euros each way. The first journey will take 70
Once you are at Naples Central Station, head downstairs and follow the signs to the Circumvesuviana. You can buy your roundtrip ticket for your next train at a newsstand or station ticket offices for 4.60 Euros. Don’t forget to validate your ticket at the turnstiles before you get on the train.
Next, get the train on the Naples to Sorrento line, via Pompeii and Herculaneum. This will be a smaller and more crowded train compared to the first one and the journey will take around 40 minutes. Get off at Pompeii Scavi. Et voila! You’re there. Enjoy!