Tickets for Vesuvio Express

Easy transport from Ercolano to the summit of Vesuvius on the Vesuvio Express

Provider: Cooperativa Vesuvio Espress Srl

Start time: 08:45
Instant ticket delivery
Duration: 3h
Smartphone tickets accepted
Start time: 08:45
Duration: 3h
Instant ticket delivery
Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Roundtrip Vesuvio Express bus from Ercolano to Vesuvius
English-speaking driver
Free time to visit the crater

What's not included

Entrance fee to the Vesuvius National Park

Meeting point

Via Vittorio Veneto 8, 80056, Ercolano

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  • Travel directly from Ercolano to the volcanic cone of Vesuvius aboard the trusty Vesuvio Express
  • Enjoy stunning views of the Gulf of Naples and the towns below from atop Vesuvius National Park
  • Stare into the crater where 1.5 million tons of molten rock and ash gushed forth every second in 79 AD

With the best views of the Gulf of Naples and lush greenery at its base, Vesuvius is the picture of tranquility – but nearly 2,000 years ago it reigned devastation on the Italian coast. The fossilized remains of humans struck down by ash are the most powerful reminder of mother nature's unbridled power.

Journey directly to the top of Vesuvius aboard the comfortable Vesuvio Express shuttle bus, with pick-up and drop-off at Herculaneum. It's by far the easiest and fastest route to the crater.

Vesuvio Express Timetable

The Vesuvio Express schedule is really easy to remember. The bus departs every 40 minutes from Herculaneum Railway Station, starting at 09:30. The final departure is indicated by the Vesuvio Express closing time on this page.

You can find a more detailed Vesuvio Express timetable at Herculaneum Railway Station.

  • Show your smartphone ticket to the staff at the Vesuvio Express office to get a paper voucher before getting on the bus. You will be also able to select the available departure time with the staff, the departure is selected according to the time of the entrance ticket
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your preferred departure time.
  • Buses run every 40 minutes. There is luggage storage available onsite
  • After your visit, you can hop on the Vesuvio Express bus back to Herculaneum where you hopped off, at Piazzale Gran Cono
Saturday 09:00 - 16:00
Sunday 09:00 - 16:00
Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

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Ratings & reviews

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3 reviews
Anita,  Croatia Croatia
13 Feb 2023
Bus was in clean, departure was on time, driver wery friendly. Booking was easy. To recemend to everybod as an option to reach Veasuvio. Value for money. Highly recomendable.
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Jennifer,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
01 Nov 2022
Excellent service. We went up in a mini bus rather than the coach but were very impressed. Would have been nice to have slightly longer at the top but still had an amazing time!
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Patricia ,  Italy Italy
01 Oct 2022
Very easy to use the booking service. The bus was a good service and returned on time to pick us up. I would definitely use it again.
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