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Getting to Vesuvius

The Circumvesuviana railway (tel. 800-053939 toll-free within Italy; www.vesuviana.it) runs from Naples, Sorrento, and Poggiomarino/Sarno to Vesuvius. From Naples, trains stop the 12-minute ride costs 1.10€. From Sorrento, the journey can take up to an hour and 20 minutes (you have to change) and costs 3.40€. Once at the station, you can then get a shuttle bus to Vesuvius or a taxi (confirm the price before getting in).

A good alternative is taking a taxi from Naples (flat rate of 90€ includes round-trip transport and 2-hr. wait), or a car service from any location.

From Naples, another excellent option is a guided tour.

Note: All transportation gets you only as far as the park entrance at 1,017m (3,337 ft.) in altitude; the trails are not wheelchair accessible.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.