Warning to Visitors

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The booking forms should be up to date however, so if tickets for a particular service are available, then the service should be operational.


Ercolano is a town in the area of Naples, Italy. It is situated at the foot of Mount Vesuvius. Today's town was built over the Roman city of Herculaneum, which was destroyed by the volcano in 79 AD. 

The town is the gateway to the ancient city of Herculaneum, as well as tours to the top of the volcano. It is connected to the rest of Italy via the Circumvesuviana railway and mainline rail services, as well as buses and a metro system.

How to get to Ercolano from
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The train between Naples and Sorrento is a very cheap and quick way to travel between the two cities. Unfortunately, it also happens to be one of the worst in terms of pick-pocketing. There are countless stories floating around of tourists being targetted, so be aware. If you are set on using this train service, wear a money belt or be very aware of the potential for pickpockets.

Trains travel to/from the main station at Naples (Stazione Napoli Centrale on Piazza Garibaldi) regularly throughout the day, and travel along the cost between the city and Sorrento. Some trains stop more often than others. If you are in a hurry to reach your destination, look out for 'Diretto' trains.

More information is available on the Circumvesuvian website, which also hosts a useful journey planner.