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Sorrento to Pompeii by train – tickets, prices, stations, timings

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Sorrento, a town in Southern Italy, is a famous tourist attraction that can be reached easily from Pompei and vice versa.

The distance between Sorrento and Pompeii is 28 km (17 miles) and can be easily reached by using different modes of transport in 20 to 50 minutes.

Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and the Isle of Capri may all be explored from the Sorrentine Peninsula.

The Amalfi Drive runs along the cliffs above the Tyrrhenian Sea and connects Sorrento to Amalfi.

It is situated on the Sorrentine Peninsula near the southern terminus of the Circumvesuviana rail line, so taking a train from Sorrento is a good option while traveling to Pompeii.

Sorrento Train Station

The Sorrento train station is only 500 meters from Piazza Tasso, a busy intersection of streets known as the city’s heart.

Regular trains are available from the station to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Naples.

If you decide to take a train, Pompeii is only 20 minutes away from Sorrento.

Archaeological Park of Herculaneum is 50 minutes away from Naples and can be reached by train in about an hour.

You can purchase tickets for all routes online or at the station’s ticket office. 

Learn everything about Pompeii tickets, guided tours, and what to see at Pompeii before planning your trip to the ancient ruins.

Train from Sorrento to Pompeii

Train from Sorrento to Pompeii
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People who want to travel from Sorrento to Pompeii go on a self-guided or a guided tour.

Self Guided Tour: Going from Sorrento to Pompeii

Visitors traveling alone can go to Line 1 and board the Circumvesuviana train from Sorrento to Naples to reach Pompeii in just 20 minutes.

The train hopping experience will also be memorable, as one can enjoy the serene countryside view from the train.

The Circumvesuviana station is directly across from the entrance to the archaeological site.

Besides Sorrento, many tourists land at Pompeii from Rome and Naples. Visitors from Rome prefer day trips in buses, while those from Naples opt for a train to Pompeii.

Guided Tour: Join a group going to Pompeii

Embark on a journey away from the city’s hustle and bustle, trading Sorrento’s traffic for a tranquil train ride to Pompeii.

Expedite your Italian adventure with priority access tickets to the highly sought-after Pompeii Archaeological Site.

Unravel the secrets of this globally renowned excavation spot through an enlightening walking tour.

Convene with your local guide at 9.30 am at the Edicola (Newsagent) at the Sorrento Circumvesuviana train station.

Please note the tour commences strictly from Sorrento Train Station. Thus, all participants must arrange their transportation to this point.

Being punctual is important as the train is scheduled to depart promptly at 10 am.

From Sorrento, there are many popular guided tours to Pompeii, but some of them may be on a bus. We list them below –

Tour to Pompeii Cost
Skip-the-Line Pompeii Express Tour by Train € 46
Full-Day Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Tour € 115
Pompei Half-Day Tour € 74
Pompeii & Herculaneum Skip-the-Line Tour € 152
Full-Day Pompeii & Wine Tasting Tour € 128
Campania Express Train Pompeii Tour € 149

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Where to buy train tickets

We recommend you buy your tickets online in advance, which often comes with good benefits and discounts. 

The ticket prices and train timings are here as follows.

Departure – Sorrento Arrival – Pompeii Ticket Prices
10 am Sorrento 10.36 am Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
10.48 am Sorrento 11.24 am Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
11.36 am Sorrento 12.12 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
12.24 pm Sorrento 1 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
1.36 pm Sorrento 2.12 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
2.24 pm Sorrento 3 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
2.48 pm Sorrento 3.24 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
3.12 pm Sorrento 3.48 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
4 pm Sorrento 4.36 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
4.24 pm Sorrento 5 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
4.48 pm Sorrento 5.24 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
5.36 pm Sorrento 6.12 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
6 pm Sorrento 6.36 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
6.24 pm Sorrento 7 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
7.12 pm Sorrento 7.48 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
8 pm Sorrento 8.36 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
8.24 pm Sorrento 9 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
8.48 pm Sorrento 9.24 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
9.12 pm Sorrento 9.48 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket
9.36 pm Sorrento 10.12 pm Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri €3 One way ticket

The return trains from Pompeii to Sorrento are available at 6.59 pm, 7.47 pm, 8.35 pm, 9.23 pm, and 10.11 pm.

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Pompeii Train Station

Pompeii Train Station
Image: wikimedia.org

Pompei Scavi-Villa dei Misteri is a train station in Pompeii, Italy, on the Circumvesuviana commuter rail system’s Naples-Sorrento line.

The well-known remains of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii are located across the street from the station’s main building, making Pompei Scavi the closest station to them.

The trains to Sorrento depart from Platform 1, while trains to Naples depart from Platform 2. 

Pompei Scavi station has two tracks and two side platforms.


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Additional tips for the Visitors

If you plan to visit Pompeii from Sorrento, you must keep a few things in mind.

– Avoid going during peak times because the ticket prices go up

– Sometimes ticket prices go sky-high during the holiday season and on weekends, so it’s always better to book your tickets much in advance

– When you book your train tickets from Sorrento to Pompeii online, you also avoid waiting in the ticket counter queue

– If you have enough time on your hands, you can save money by taking a slower or connecting train

Source
# Rome2rio.com
# Omio.com
# Tripadvisor.in

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