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Although quite efficient and rather on time, these graffiti-stained, overcrowded trains are really... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Belgrade, Serbia
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Noisy but cheap

Take the train to Pompeii or Naples with this worn, noisy train. It does not go fast, often 30... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jonas A
Göteborg, Sverige
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The trip to Pompeii went OK because we got on at Porta Nolana. It was completely packed with people and hot, but we had seats. We had to fight our way out of the train, because as everyone tried to get out, a hoarde of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Used the Circumvesuviana for several trips: Naples to Pompeii, Pompeii to Herculaneum, Herculaneum to Sorrento, Sorrento to Pompeii Scavi and Pompeii Scavi back to Naples. Yes, they can be crowded but, like many areas where crowding occurs, just be mindful of your personal belongings. We...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had a wonderful day visiting Pompeii and Herculanium ruined by a pickpocketer. These trains are overcrowded, requiring most tourists to ride standing. The thieves fill this train and you are their victim. I noticed that my wallet was gone as soon as I stepped...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although quite efficient and rather on time, these graffiti-stained, overcrowded trains are really not something you'll remmember fondly.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the train to Pompeii or Naples with this worn, noisy train. It does not go fast, often 30 minutes slower than the timetable. But that is the cheapest way. It took 1.5 to 2 hours to travel between the cities. You land in the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jonas A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Sorrento and took Circumvesuviana early in the morning (7h00) to go to Garibaldi Station in Naples. Sorrento is the departure point, so when we arrived at Sorrento Station, the train was already there, empty, and we chose our places. Of course, the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank EricP4363
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the Circumvesuviana for four journeys (twice to Pompeii, once to Herculaneum and Oplontis). We found it comparable to a New York City subway: efficient, gets you where you're going, but plenty of graffiti and rattling. We followed the advice of many on Tripadvisor...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank CaliforniaBernadette
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The timetables are just a vague suggestion, The trains were not clean, packed and full of pickpockets so be careful. Young travelers scurried for seats leaving elder travelers standing, to their credit when I pointed out to them they should give their seat to an...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Elana G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the train frim Sant'Agnell to Pompeii and had to stand the entire way there. the trains are heavily covered in graffiti, often run extremely late, but are a convenient way to get around the Sorrento - Naples corridor. The Train Station at Sant'Agnello is...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

Cheap, heavily grafittied. Get you to Pompeii or herculanium. But pick pockets and bag thieves very active. My wife had the purse stolen from her bag.

Date of experience: May 2019
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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
August 6, 2018|
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Response from dgr1968NewJersey | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bill! I'd be glad to share my experience! We took the ferry from the port of Naples to Sorrento as we had luggage. The Circumvesuviana while less expensive was very crowded so it may not be as easy depending on how... More
Denise L
October 13, 2017|
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
Terry H
August 27, 2017|
Response from Colin M | Reviewed this property |
Yes. under the main station. Clearly signposted. Quite a large queue at ticket office though