In this article we are going to give you a brief overview of the fastest and most comfortable ways to reach the Pompeii excavations starting from the Amalfi Coast.
Even if you have decided to enjoy the sea, the beaches, and the vivacity of towns such as Sorrento, Amalfi and Positano, it is worth planning an excursion to one of the most incredible sites in the world during your holiday on the Amalfi Coast.
In fact, the archaeological excavations of Pompeii became a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1997. What is hidden under the terrible eruption of Vesuvius, which took place in 79 A.D., is still perfectly intact and represents one of the most important witness of the ancient age.
The “old” Pompeii appears to the visitor as if time had never passed: on the site, villas, buildings of various types, squares, amphitheatres, markets and much more are visible. A really special place that should not be missed from anyone coming on holiday in Campania.
So let’s see how to get to Pompeii and how to get around to visit, in addition to the excavations, also the surrounding places.
How to reach Pompei from Sorrento, Amalfi and Positano
Here below you will find our suggestions on how to get to the Pompeii excavations in a practical and fast way.
Tourists who have chosen the Amalfi Coast as their holiday destination can decide between several options to reach the Unesco site independently and in comfort, starting from Sorrento, Positano and other coastal locations. In particular, we recommend you to travel by boat, car or scooter.
Have you ever thought you could reach one of the most important historical sites in the world sailing on a boat? A way of transport that will certainly make the experience even more original and fun.
To reach Pompeii, Sorrento Trips offers an exclusive and private boat tour, departing from Sorrento. The landing point is the port of Castellammare di Stabia where a professional guide will welcome guests to lead them on a visit to the excavations.
After Pompeii, the private boat tour continues with an excursion to the beautiful Capri, to discover the historical remains of Villa Jovis and the other main attractions of the island. Obviously, like any self-respecting boat trip, there is also time for a dip and some snorkeling in the crystal clear waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, as well as a moment of relax during the cruise, to be enjoyed while having a drink facing one of the most beautiful landscapes in Italy.
All in complete safety and with the assistance of qualified personnel.
Sorrento Trips also offers travelers numerous additional services that we invite you to view on the dedicated page.
To enjoy the maximum autonomy and the freedom to stop and take a photo or to visit a site as often as you want, the car is certainly the ideal means of transport.
If you want to know how to get to Pompeii from the Amalfi Coast by car, you should also be aware that the way to go, as well as being very easy, is also quite short: Sorrento is just around half an hour by car from Pompeii, Positano an hour and Amalfi just over one hour. Starting from these three locations, but also from the other towns of the coast, it is possible to plan a day trip to the excavations of Pompeii.
From Sorrento you will have to take the SS145 state road, from Positano the SS163 and then a small part of the SS145 and, finally, from Amalfi you have to follow the SS366. Once you arrive, you will have no problem finding a parking space: in Pompeii, at the entrances, you will find several parking areas where you can leave your car.
After the visit, with your car you can choose to see other places of interest near the excavations of Pompeii: highly recommended, for example, is the visit to the excavations of Herculaneum. Or, you could arrive in Paestum, or still, opt for a walk in the lively center of Naples.
In case you plan a holiday on the Amalfi Coast in spring or in the summer months, and you want to have a trip to the Pompeii excavations, we suggest you take a look at the solutions proposed by Sorrento Trips for the rental of convertible cars. In this way, you will combine the pleasure of discovering a new place with a fun and exciting driving experience along one of the most fascinating routes in Italy.
What about a very romantic trip on two wheels?
The third means of transport that we suggest to reach Pompeii from the Amalfi Coast is, in fact, the scooter. A pleasant and even slower way to experience the journey and to fully enjoy the road ahead. Not surprisingly, the scooter is a valid alternative to the car if you prefer a more relaxed drive, if you like to stop and go in search of panoramic corners from which to admire the landscape or to reach hidden beaches.
Renting a scooter is also an economical alternative and suitable for all types of driver. Sorrento Trips offers advantageous rates for scooter rental and allows you to choose between many different models.
How to get to Pompeii from Naples
Finally, to be more complete, we also would like to give some advice to those who want to know how to get from Naples to Pompeii.
A convenient way to get around is the Circumvesuviana train line, which leaves from platform 3 of the Naples station in Piazza Garibaldi. The line is the Sorrento – Pompeii one, which also leads to Herculaneum.
The stop at which to get off is called Pompei Scavi Villa dei Misteri; immediately in front of the station you will find one of the main entrances to the site.
As an alternative to the Circumvesuviana, those who want to know how to reach Pompeii from Naples can board one of the buses of the EAV and SITA companies.
The lines of the EAV company that stop in Pompeii are two: Naples – Sorrento and Naples – Scafati. The SITA bus instead covers the Naples – Nocera – Salerno route.