Forget about driving and take a direct train from Salerno to Pompeii – you’ll get from city centre to city centre in no time at all! The average journey time by train between Salerno and Pompeii is 41 minutes, with around 33 trains covering a distance of approximately 15 miles (24 km) every half an hour every day.
To get to Pompeii from Salerno by train, head to Salerno’s main train station – it’s in the old city centre – and board one of Trenitalia’s regional trains going to Pompeii. You’ll arrive at Pompeii train station, which is also in the town centre and is only 10 minutes away from the ruins. Don’t miss the House of the Faun, one of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in the city, or Villa dei Misteri, which is famous for its series of beautiful frescoes depicting the Dionysian mysteries.
Keen to learn more about the train journey from Salerno to Pompeii? Scroll down for more information, including train times, ticket prices and FAQs.
Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.
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 Salerno to Pompei by booking early.§
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.
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!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.
The average journey time by train between Salerno and Pompei is 42 minutes, with around 34 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.
The fastest journey time by train from Salerno to Pompei is 35 minutes.
Train ticket prices from Salerno to Pompei can start from as little as €2.40 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Salerno to Pompei without having to change trains. There are 33 direct trains from Salerno to Pompei each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Salerno to Pompei leaves at 05:05. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Salerno to Pompei leaves at 21:38. 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.
Trains travelling from Salerno to Pompei cover a distance of around 15 miles (24 km) during the journey.