From Napels it's easy to make an excursion to the archeological site of Herculaneum. The best way to do so is by the special Circumvesuviana train. It runs every 30 minutes between Naples and Sorrento and makes several stops, inculding at Herculaneum and Pompei.
The journey from Naples to Herculaneum takes 20 minutes. A ticket costs € 2.10 per person (valid for 100 minutes after validation). Check the Circumvesuviana timetable before you leave.
How do I get to the Circumvesuviana station from the cruise port in Napels?
In Naples are 2 places to catch the Circumvesuviana train. At the main station on Corso Garibaldi or at the train station at Piazza Garibaldi. Both stations are only a few hundred meters apart. The best way to get there is by tram N° 1, bus N° 151 or by taxi.
- Tram N° 1 has a stop at Via C.Colombo, opposite the cruise terminal. The tram makes a stop both at Corso Garibaldi and Piazza Garibaldi. It runs frequently. The ride takes only a few minutes and costs € 1,20 per person (one way).
- Also at the Via C.Colombo you can take bus N° 151. A ticket costs € 1.20 per person (one way). The bus stops both at Corso Garibaldi and the train station at Piazza Garibaldi.
- A taxi from the port to the train station costs about € 15 per taxi (4 persons one way).
TIP: If you take the Circumvesuviana train from the train station on Pizazza Garibaldi, keep in mind that the Circumvesuviana station is located underground. It is well indicated.