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How to get to Pompeii from Rome by train

Take the train from Rome to Pompeii and discover this fascinating ancient Roman town with no hassle at all. The average journey time by train between Rome and Pompeii is 2 hours and 15 minutes, with around 26 trains per day. 

Just south of Naples, Pompeii is an easy day trip from Rome by high-speed train – simply follow our steps below for a smooth and stress-free journey.

Step 1, take a high-speed train to Naples

  • As there’s no direct train from Rome to Pompeii, you’ll need to stop in Naples and change
  • High-speed Frecciarossa and Italo trains frequently depart from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale throughout the day, with an average journey time of 1 hour and 14 minutes
  • Make sure you plan your journey ahead of time if you want to save on money

Step 2, take a regional train from Naples to Pompeii

  • Once in Naples, simply step off the high-speed train from Rome and follow the signs to get to Napoli Garibaldi station downstairs
  • Trenitalia’s regional trains run from Naples to Pompeii station, which is right in the town centre and just 10 minutes away from the ruins
  • Don’t confuse the station served by Trenitalia with Pompei Scavi (Villa dei Misteri) station, which is on the train line operated by the local Circumvesuviana train

Step 3, have a walk to the ruins

  • Walk out of Pompeii station and in just 10 minutes you’ll reach the Amphitheatre Gate (Piazza Anfiteatro), where you won’t probably have to queue for a long time as it’s not the main entrance (Porta Marina)
  • The ruins are open every day from 09:00 to 19:30 from April to October and from 09:00 to 17:00 from November to March.

Ready to book your next train journey? Keep reading for more information, including train times and ticket prices.

Roma Termini to Pompei by train

It takes an average of 3h 08m to travel from Roma Termini to Pompei by train, over a distance of around 131 miles (211 km). There are normally 22 trains per day travelling from Roma Termini to Pompei and tickets for this journey start from €12.70 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 57m
Price€12.70 - €118.20
Distance131 miles (211 km)
Frequency22 trains per day
Departure stationRoma Termini
Arrival stationPompei
Changes1 change
Train and bus operatorsMarozzi, Flixbus

Roma Termini to Pompei train times

Check out the next trains departing from Roma Termini to Pompei for Tuesday 29th Sep 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
12:00 14:05 2h 05m, 1 change
13:00 15:05 2h 05m, 1 change
14:00 16:05 2h 05m, 1 change
15:00 17:05 2h 05m, 1 change
16:00 18:05 2h 05m, 1 change
16:35 19:05 2h 30m, 1 change
17:07 19:35 2h 28m, 1 change
18:00 20:05 2h 05m, 1 change
18:35 20:36 2h 01m, 1 change
19:00 21:05 2h 05m, 1 change

Cheap train tickets from Roma Termini to Pompei

Train tickets from Roma Termini to Pompei start at €12.70 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €42.56.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price34.08
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price37.24
on the day
avg. single price42.56

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Roma Termini to Pompei by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Roma Termini to Pompei? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Roma Termini to Pompei take?

The average journey time by train between Roma Termini and Pompei is 3 hours and 8 minutes, with around 22 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Roma Termini and Pompei by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Roma Termini to Pompei is 1 hour and 57 minutes.

How much does the train from Roma Termini to Pompei cost?

Train tickets from Roma Termini to Pompei can start from as little as €12.70 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Roma Termini to Pompei?

No, there are no direct train services from Roma Termini to Pompei. Travelling from Roma Termini to Pompei by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Roma Termini to Pompei leave?

The first train from Roma Termini to Pompei leaves at 07:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Roma Termini to Pompei leave?

The last train from Roma Termini to Pompei leaves at 23:06. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Roma Termini and Pompei by train?

Trains travelling from Roma Termini to Pompei cover a distance of around 131 miles (211 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Pompei to Roma Termini. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Roma Termini to Pompei.
Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Roma Termini to Pompei for a typical week day using timetable data for 29/09/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 21/09/2020 for travel on 28/05/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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