How to get from Rome to Naples
The distance between Rome and Naples is 231 km. Between cities excellent transport links, so you can get in any way: either by train or by popular buses. If you have such a need and the opportunity, even by air.
Travel time by train is 1-3 hours, by bus about 3 hours, by car 2,5 hours; direct flight takes 50 minutes.
Below we’ll look at the best way to get from Rome to Naples on your own and how much it would cost to travel by this or that means of transport.
Train Rome – Naples
Perhaps the fastest and most comfortable way to travel between the cities of interest.
Every day from Termini station there are direct trains of different categories that arrive at the central station of Naples in 1-3 hours. Travel time depends on the type of train chosen. The fastest (1 hour) is the high-speed Frecciarossa, i.e. “Red Arrow”; it is not only fast, but also comfortable (wireless internet, sockets, electronic displays, toilets, etc.).
The other categories are the slow regional Regionale, Intercity, and Intercitynotte (night trains). Trains run from 5 am to 11 pm.
The price of tickets for the train Rome-Naples in 2022 is from 12.65 to 56 euros . Tickets for the train Frecciarossa will be even more expensive, besides there are several categories of cars, right up to Executive with huge leather seats, monitors, etc.). We recommend to buy tickets in advance, because bargains quickly come to an end.
Rome – Naples train schedule is available on the website of Italy’s main railroad operator – Trenitalia.
Buy a train ticket for Rome – Naples
You can view the schedule and buy a ticket on the Russian-language site Rail Europe, which specializes in the search and sale of tickets for trains in Europe, as well as through a unified service to find tickets for transport around the world.
Bus Rome – Naples
It takes an average of 3 hours to travel by bus. The route is served by several bus carriers, large and small. See what offers have the most popular.
FlixBus. A popular budget bus carrier offers two dozen trips with departures at different times of the day. Strictly speaking, you can even leave late at night if you need to.
The buses leave from the Tiburtina bus station, which is located near the railway station of the same name in Rome. Here’s how it looks like:
Travel time is from 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours 40 minutes, depending on the flight. Arrival is at a stop near the railway station in Naples.
The price of a ticket for the Rome-Naples bus in 2022 is €11.99-28.99 .
Marino Bus. The largest bus carrier in Italy offers, however, only one daily flight on the route of interest to us – at 04:45 from the bus station Tiburtina.
The bus travels 2 hours 55 minutes and arrives at 07:40 at the stop near the railway station of Naples.
The cost of the ticket is 13-26 euros .
The board shows the flights on the route Rome – Naples. You will find more information by clicking on the “Buy ticket” button. The website Unitiki.com has information about the carrier, reviews, ticket prices and availability.
Buy a bus ticket for Rome – Naples
You can view flight schedules and buy boarding passes on the websites of FlixBus and Marino Bus, as well as through the Busfor.ru service, which specializes in the sale of bus tickets.
You can compare all variants of travel between cities in terms of cost and travel time through the unified ticket service OMIO.
Pre-booked transfer is a convenient option for those who are used to planning their trip in detail. In addition, the car will hold all the luggage, and if you are traveling with children, it is even safer, because there are special seats for little passengers. You can book a cab online by filling out a request through the service KiwiTaxi.
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From Rome to Naples by car
A trip by car will take 2,5 hours. The distance from Rome to Naples by car is 231 km on highway E45. This is a good track and the fastest route. The only point is that there are toll sections. The fare depends on the category of the vehicle (usually a car) and the distance traveled. Payment is made at the exit of the section. You can see the fares and the location of the toll roads on the website of the Italian freeways.
How to get from Rome to Naples
Whether you are planning to visit Naples or want to take a tour of Pompeii, in any case you will have to get to Naples first. That’s what I’m going to talk about today – how to get from Rome to Naples.
- How to get from Rome to Naples by train
- By car from Rome to Naples
- By bus from Rome to Naples
- By plane from Rome to Naples
- And here you are in Naples…
As with any trip between two points in Italy, there are several ways to get from Rome to Naples. Of course, I have my favorite way, but it doesn’t have to suit you and be perfect for your trip.
So in this article, I’m going to look at all the major options for getting from Rome to Naples so that you can choose the one that suits you best.
I want to point out that while this article is primarily aimed at people who start their trip from Rome and end up in Naples, if you are traveling in the opposite direction – from Naples to Rome – the highlights will be similar.
How to get from Rome to Naples by train
The easiest way (at least for me) to get from Rome to Naples is to take the train. Taking the train means you don’t have to navigate, find a parking space, etc. The new high-speed trains that run between Rome and Naples today make the trip so fast that it’s very convenient.
The fastest trains running from Rome to Naples are the Alta Velocita trains, which make the trip one way in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Slower trains on the Rome to Naples route can take anywhere from 2-3 hours, but they are much cheaper, so if budget is more important to you than time, you can choose one of the slower trains.
Rome-Naples trains leave from Rome’s main train station, Termini, and arrive at Naples Central Station.
By car from Rome to Naples
Many people traveling to Naples do so by car. After all, it’s not a bad idea to make a stop along the way in one of the towns along the beautiful Amalfi Coast before a long vacation.
Want to take a drive along the Amalfi Coast? No problem – after you’ve had your fill of Naples, rent a car at the Naples airport or elsewhere outside of the city center, for example, and go.
If you plan to drive from Rome to Naples, I recommend renting a car in advance.
By bus from Rome to Naples
Traveling by bus can be a great option for those who are saving money, for example if you are traveling between two cities in the same Italian region. Unfortunately, this option is not suitable for a trip from Rome to Naples.
Rome is in the Lazio region and Naples is in the Campania region, so there are no bus companies that operate flights between these cities. So if you want to save money, take one of the slower (and therefore cheaper) trains.
By plane from Rome to Naples
Direct flights from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Naples Capodicino Airport usually take less than 1 hour. In all cases, the flight will be operated by Alitalia.
Direct flights can cost about 100 euros for a one-way ticket, which can be comparable in price to a first-class ticket on high-speed trains.
In this case, the ratio of price to the time you spend on the train or the plane will be important. Since both Rome and Naples airports are outside the city center, you will also need to consider the cost of getting from the airport to the city in both cases (not to mention how long it will take).
All in all, I don’t recommend this option.
And here you are in Naples…
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