Best for: Budget travel
Travel time: 55 mins
Nearest stop: Mount Vesuvius ticket counter
Timings: every 50 mins
Best for: Easy planning
Travel time: 50mins
Best for: Convenience
Travel time: 40 mins
Distance: 25.2 km
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
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.
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.
It takes approximately 30-40 minutes to hike up to the summit of Mount Vesuvius from the entrance of the national park.
The distance between Naples and Mount Vesuvius is approximately 9 miles (15 kilometers).
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.
Yes, there is an entrance fee to visit Mount Vesuvius. The current fee is around 10 euros per person.
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.
Pompeii is located about 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) southeast 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.
Herculaneum is located about 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) southeast of 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.