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Tickets for Vesuvio Express: Roundtrip Transport from Ercolano

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

Cooperativa Vesuvio Espress Srl
Registered address: Piazzale Stazione, 8, 80056, Ercolano, IT
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Duration: 3h
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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

Important information

* One way takes 20 minutes * Buses run every hour * Last return bus is at the indicated closing time of the Vesuvio Express * The entrance fee to the Vesuvius is not included

Meeting point

Via Vittorio Veneto, 8, 80056, Ercolano

  • 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 the departure time at the meeting point
  • Buses run every hour. There is luggage storage available on-site
  • After your visit, you can hop on the Vesuvio Express bus back to Herculaneum where you hop off, at Piazzale Gran Cono
Mount Vesuvius
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Vesuvio Espress
Thursday 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 09:00 - 18:00
Sunday 09:00 - 18:00
Monday 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
  • Cancellation is possible until 24 hours before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 24 hours before your visit.

Ratings & reviews

394 verified customer reviews

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3 reviews
14 Apr 2024
Air con on the bus, with good instructions where the collection point was for our return. When the return bus was overbooked we were diverted to a taxi with no extra charge. Excellent service.
Vesuvio Espress
Sanja,  Croatia Croatia
07 Apr 2024
Everything was great. The bus was on time on both rides. Would recommend
Vesuvio Espress
RANDY,  Belgium Belgium
30 Mar 2024
The bus was late, the staff at the ticket desk not really friendly and the boarding of the bus very chaotic. I wish I had taken a rental car.
Vesuvio Espress

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