Circumvesuviana are a group of narrow-gauge rail links that connect the towns to the east and south east of Naples. The service gets its name from Mount Vesuvius, around which it runs, with a total of 96 stations and 138km of track.
All of the service's routes start/end at Naples, with the longest journey (to Sorrento) taking around an hour. Some of the routes available offer fantastic views of the sea and Italian coastline.
There are six routes currently in operation:
- Naples - Sorrento;
- Naples - Ottaviano - Sarno;
- Naples - Nola - Baiano;
- Naples - Pomigliano - Acerra;
- Naples - Scafati - Poggiomarino (via Pompeii); and
- Naples - San Georgio a Cremano (via Centro Direzionale).
As Circumvesuviana services are operated by a private company, railpasses are not accepted.