Taking a public bus to Pompeii

Don't want to bother with the train, or simply want to take a private shuttle or Pompeii day trip? 

Shuttles from Rome to Pompeii

Look into taking a direct shuttle, or go with a group bus tour through Viator (Viator.com)—which offers both a Pompeii-and-Naples day trip from Rome as well as a popular Pompeii-Amalfi Coast trip—or some outfit like Enjoy Rome (Enjoyrome.com) or Green Line (Greenlinetours.com).

It'll take all day and may include lunch. Expect to leave early (around between 6:30 and 7:30am) and not be back in Rome until between 7pm and 9:30pm.

Shuttles from Naples to Pompeii

...or just stop at Pompeii en route to the Amalfi Coast:

..or get a Pompeii tour

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A Flixbus in Italy (Photo Public Domain)

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