Plan your trip to Pompeii

Pompeii useful information to help you plan your vacation

How to get to Pompeii, Italy, by train, car, or bus

Visitor information (Photo )

The tourism information office of Pompeii


Transportation options in Pompeii


Enjoy free admission to various Pompeii sights and monuments (along with skip-the-line privileges)

Transportation options to and within Italy (Photo icons courtesy of AIGA, illustration by Reid Bramblett)

Getting to Italy and getting around Italy: trains, planes, rental cars, low-cost airlines and long-distance coaches

Travel info (Photo by Bobafred)

Tourist information, guidebooks, maps, tips for niche groups (students, LGBT, seniors, disabled, etc.), and more in Italy

Some airports even have SIM card vending machines if you have an unlocked phone

Keeping in touch while traveling—Cellphones and Skype, mail and roaming fees, and how to call to, from, and within Italy

Only use a bank ATM (or official exchange bureau at worst). This place doesn't look very legit to me.

From emergency numbers and hospitals to pickpockets and general safety issues

Credit unions, online banks, and local banks are almost always better than major banks

From credit cards, cash, and ATMS to VAT refunds, travelers checks, and customs limits in Italy

Transportation options to and within Italy

All those boring but necessary travel details: passports, entry visas, trip insurance, health insurance, customs regulations, and all the other super-fun pre-trip preparations

Not my gear, but pretty close to what I pack (save the helmet) (Photo by cmor15)

From travel speciality clothes and gear to bags and currency converters

Activities, walks, & excursions links


How long does Pompeii take?

Pompeii takes a good, full day to explore. At the very least, it takes three to four hours , minimum, to pop into the major sights (it's a city, remember, so there's a lot of walking to be done).

The train station will store your luggage

Traveling to Pompeii en route elsewhere? The bar in the train station will let you leave your luggage for a small fee until 6pm.

Pompei or Pompeii?

You will note a spelling variation in this section that is not a typo.

  • "Pompeii" (with two "i"s) refers to the ancient city and archaeological site.
  • "Pompei" (with one "i") is the official name of the modern town that surrounds the ancient site.

Apparently, the second "i" got buried by Vesuvius along with everything else in AD 79.