Visiting Mt. Vesuvius

(Google automatic translation) For those who have their own means, take the A3 Napoli-Salerno motorway to the “Torre del Greco” exit and follow the signs: along the way you can admire the permanent exhibition Creator Vesevo. Park at an altitude of 800 and use the shuttle buses or walk for about 2 kilometers to reach the access at an altitude of 1000.

ATTENTION: the parking area must be booked and paid for in advance. The service is managed by the Municipality of Ercolano:
https://parksuvio.it/

By public transport you can reach the volcano from:

  • Pompei: from Piazza Anfiteatro using the Eavbus Pompei-Vesuvio line or from the Pompei Circumvesuviana station, using the shuttles that lead to the terminal in via Cifelli in Boscoreale from which the Busvia del Vesuvio service departs along the ancient Matrone road.
  • Ercolano: from the Ercolano-Scavi Circumvesuviana station , with bus services.
  • Sorrento: by Circumvesuviana to the Ercolano-Scavi or Pompei stations and subsequent interchange with the above-mentioned services.

Opening hours

January-February-November-December:
from 9am to 3pm

March-October:
from 9am to 4pm

April-May-June-September:
from 9am to 5pm

July-August:
from 9am to 6pm

Ticket price

For the visit to the crater an entrance fee is charged. The ticket includes guide service:

  • EUR 10: adults;
  • EUR 8: students;
  • Free: children shorter than 120 centimeters; disabled and companion;

ATTENTION: to ensure the safety of all visitors, until further notice, entry to the path will be allowed only upon purchase of the nominative ticket through the official channels of the park:
https://www.vivaticket.com/it/ticket/visita-guidata-al-gran-cono-del-vesuvio/79785

Access to the crater

The crater can be visited all year round, except on days when the climatic conditions do not recommend it. We recommend clothing suitable for walking a mountain path that exceeds 1000 meters of altitude, as well as sunglasses, binoculars, camera.