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Reviewed today via mobile

We bought RETURN tickets to take out family from Naples to Pompeii Scavi. 2.20 euro each, each way. The train was empty on the way out... With few tourists, but it was 8.30am. The views of Mount Vesuvius as you travel along the heavily graffitied...More

Thank R_J_Newbury
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used this service twice from Sorrento to Ercolana and Pompei with no troubles. If you are familiar with London Underground trains, this will be very easy. The trains look very scruffy, full of graffiti (on the outside) as are the stations. We bought tickets...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trains ran to time, cheap tickets and yes there was a lot of standing but the service and approach was better than some trains here in the UK. The Circumvesuviana provided easy transport around the areas we wanted to visit. We never felt threatened or...More

1  Thank PeachMe11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Train was packed even before it arrived at Naples Garibaldi, so we stood for the 75 min ride Naples to Sorrento. No AC is offered. Felt safer on the train than platform. Lots of good people watching. Like riding a bus

Thank Gene L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We used the railway to get from Ercolano to Torre Annunziata and back to Naples and found the service to be punctual and convenient. Yes it is run down and covered in graffiti, but at no time did we feel threatened on our trip. At...More

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled this train numerous times between naples, Sorrento, Pompeii, Herculaneum and Vico Equense this month. It's pretty grim. Very overcrowded, very hot and numerous shady characters and annoying musicians. BUT is cheap and gets you up and down the coast but do be careful to...More

Thank deebeeLincsUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Getting on at Napoli-Garibaldi you should be able to sit down the whole way to Sorrento. There is a large amount of graffiti on the outside of the trains as well as the lack of comfort inside. The trains have no air conditioning either so,...More

Thank Gazelle83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I used the Circumvesuvia railway everyday during our stay in Torre Del Greco. From Torre Del Greco we travelled north to Naples and Herculanium, and south to Sorrento, Pompeii and Torre Annunziata. It is a cheap and convienient way of travelling up...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Riding this feels like being on an old city transit system. It is however a convenient, fast, and sometimes crowded way between Sorrento and Napoli. It stops st the entrance of the Pompeii ruins.

Thank George C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Circumvesuviana is a horrible train. I have read lots of the previous comments and I had to chuckle at some, one being that some people felt this train was totally fine and would recommend it, indicating that they never saw any pick pocketers. WHAT...More

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BookDude
I very much appreciated your recent review of the Circumvesuviana train. Like you, we have heard and read the horror stories of filthy conditions and rampant pickpockets, so it was nice to see a review which dispelled much of those fears. We are traveling from Naples to Sorrnto in October and plan to take the Circumvesuviana with our luggage. Once in Sorrento, we plan to use the train again (without luggage) to make a day trip back to Naples to visit the archaeological museum there, and on another day to go to and from Pompeii. I am wondering if you happened to visit the Naples museum and whether or not you used the Naples city Metro to go to and from. If so, can you share what that journey was like? Also, do you know of anyone who boarded the Circumvesuviana train at Porta Nolana rather than at Garibaldi? We are pondering a walk to Porta Nolana in order to improve our chances of getting seats on the train, but the neighborhood around Porta Nolana appears dodgy and unsafe, at least judging from the picture we see on Google Maps. Thanks for any information you can share! Bill McLoughlin in Columbus, Ohio, USA
6 August 2018|
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Response from Frank P | Reviewed this property |
We haven't used the Porta Nolana station. I'd be surprised if it's any worse than the underground at Napoli Centrale, however. We haven't been to the museum or taken the metro. I didn't even know they had a metro! :) The... More
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Denise L
13 October 2017|
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Response from raymondb944 | Reviewed this property |
Denise. There are automated ticket machines at Naples Garibaldi. There is also a kiosk if you have problems and most staff speak english. The Circumvesuviana is separate from main railway station, but well signposted. I am... More
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Terry H
27 August 2017|
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Response from Colin M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. under the main station. Clearly signposted. Quite a large queue at ticket office though
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