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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cheap mean of transport very panoramic in many parts of the path all around the volcano Vesuvio. There are 5 different lines. Crowded in rush hour but a good way to see all around Naples.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ValerioDM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While yes, you need to PUSH your way in from NAPLES as it is the Second stop on the line and all the locals hang by the door, just look down and push your luggage in front of you and just keep going. There is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UpstateRob
Reviewed 17 December 2018

We took the train from Garibaldi station to Pompeii Scavi. At the Garibaldi station, the ticket office is where you might get scammed. I read prior to our trip from many Tripadvisor posts that there is an old man that will give you improper change...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank traveloncity
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We spent nearly a year reading Trip Advisor reviews of this train service, the great majority of which reported dirty trains, unreliable timetables, dangerous stations, and unsavory passengers on the prowl for pickpocketing opportunities. We nearly spent a fortune on hiring a private van to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BookDude
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

This is a cheap and easy way to get to Herculaneum and Pompei from Naples. Straight forward to buy a ticket at the ticket office (make sure you buy at the Circumvesuviana office as they have separate tickets (think it was a NA2 or NA3...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

We took the train from Porta Nolana and found it just fine. It's not luxury travel but it's pretty similar to any other metro/subway style rail system. We got seats both ways to and from Pompeii. It was a cold, rainy day so the heating...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AngelaTh
Reviewed 12 November 2018

Pretty dirty trains, seat numbers mean nothing, first there gets a seat! OK if going from Sorrento as it's a terminus but not so good if you are getting on at Herculaneum! Expect to stand & look after your valuables!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PJ777
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We were there in October when it wasn't too hot, so the lack of air conditioning wasn't a problem. On one occasion the train left about 15 minutes late. We had no trouble at all with anyone on board. It looked as if it could...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BaruchBarryPinnick
Reviewed 24 October 2018

A milk run from Naples to Sorrento at best. Way overly crowded. My wallet was stolen within the first two stops. It is a body to body experience, full of nasty, smelly people who shove you around like a leaf in the wind. There is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

We travelled between Ercolano/Pompeii/Sorrento a number of times during our 5 day stay, myself, my husband and my 14 year old daughter. I was aprehensive due to other comments but as one reviewer said if you have been on the London Underground then this won't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 uniquefp | 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
28 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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