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Mount Vesuvius Location & How To Get There

Where Is Mount Vesuvius Located?

Mount Vesuvius Location & How To Get There

Getting to Mount Vesuvius by Bus

Public Transportation - Mount Vesuvius Location & How To Get There

By Public Bus

Best for: Budget travel

Travel time: 55 mins

Nearest stop: Mount Vesuvius ticket counter

Timings: every 50 mins

  • Take the bus or shuttle from the Circumvesuviana Pompei - Villa dei Misteri stop or the Circumvesuviana Ercolano Scavi stop.
  • Buses and shuttles cost about EUR 22 round trip (entrance to the park included) and take you directly to the ticket office about 200 meters below the trailhead for the crater.
  • EAV bus routes also run between Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius every 50 minutes.
Private bus transfer

By Private Bus Transfer

Best for: Easy planning

Travel time: 50mins

  • Some private bus companies offer tourist transfers from Pompeii to Mount Vesuvius or Herculaneum to Mount Vesuvius and back.
  • The cost is approximately EUR 15 per person, but the entry ticket must be purchased separately.
  • These companies bring you near the entry and pick you up from the same spot to bring you back to Naples.

Getting to Mount Vesuvius by Car

Mount Vesuvius Location & How To Get There - By Car

Driving Route

Best for: Convenience

Travel time: 40 mins

Distance: 25.2 km

  • Take the A3 Napoli-Salerno highway to the Torre del Greco or Herculaneum exit.
  • Follow the signs for Vesuvio.
  • At the unstaffed parking area at 800 meters above sea level, pay EUR 5 for all-day parking.
  • Take the shuttle to the ticket office for EUR 2 round trip (free for children).
  • It's recommended to take the shuttle as the climb from the parking area to the ticket office is tough.
Parking

Parking Facilities

  • There is an unstaffed parking area available for visitors arriving by car at Mount Vesuvius.
  • The parking area is located at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level and costs EUR 5 for all-day parking.
  • From the parking area, shuttle services are available to take visitors to the ticket office for the trail to the crater. The shuttle services cost EUR 2 for a round trip, and it is recommended to take the shuttle service as the climb from the parking area to the ticket office can be tough.
  • There are also private parking areas available near the entrance, but they may come at a higher cost than the unstaffed parking area.



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Frequently Asked Questions On How to Get To Mount Vesuvius

Where is Mount Vesuvius located?

Mount Vesuvius is located 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) southeast of Naples, Italy. It is part of the Campanian Volcanic Arc which includes the Campi Flegrei caldera/geothermal field to the west of Naples near Agnano and Mount Etna in Sicily.09

How do I get to Mount Vesuvius?

The easiest way to get to Mount Vesuvius is by taking a train or bus to the town of Herculaneum or Pompeii, from where you can take a shuttle bus to the national park entrance.

Is it possible to see the crater of Mount Vesuvius?

Yes, visitors can see the crater of Mount Vesuvius from the summit. However, access to the crater may be restricted due to safety concerns during periods of heightened volcanic activity.

How long does it take to climb Mount Vesuvius?

It takes approximately 30-40 minutes to hike up to the summit of Mount Vesuvius from the entrance of the national park.

What is the distance between Naples and Mount Vesuvius?

The distance between Naples and Mount Vesuvius is approximately 9 miles (15 kilometers).

Is it safe to visit Mount Vesuvius?

Yes, it is generally safe to visit Mount Vesuvius. However, visitors should follow all safety instructions and be aware of the potential risks associated with visiting an active volcano.

Is there an entrance fee to visit Mount Vesuvius?

Yes, there is an entrance fee to visit Mount Vesuvius. The current fee is around 10 euros per person.

Can I drive to the summit of Mount Vesuvius?

No, it is not possible to drive to the summit of Mount Vesuvius. Visitors must park their cars at the entrance of the national park and take a shuttle bus to the summit.

What is the distance between Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius?

Pompeii is located about 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) southeast of Mount Vesuvius.

What is the history of Mount Vesuvius?

Mount Vesuvius has a long history of volcanic activity, including the infamous eruption in 79 AD that destroyed the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

What is the distance between Herculaneum to Mount Vesuvius?

Herculaneum is located about 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) southeast of Mount Vesuvius.

What should I wear when visiting Mount Vesuvius?

Visitors should wear comfortable shoes and clothing suitable for hiking. It is also recommended to bring sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.