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Cruise port to Pompeii and Sorrento for the day?

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Cruise port to Pompeii and Sorrento for the day?

We are a family of four stopping for a day on our cruise and we are thinking about doing a morning visit to Pompeii and an afternoon visit to Sorrento. Is that a good plan? What is our best options for transportation for this?

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1. Re: Cruise port to Pompeii and Sorrento for the day?

Sure, hundreds (maybe even thousands on a busy day) of cruise passengers do it every day.

The easiest route is to take the bus from the port area (Piazza Immacolatella, one third of a mile further along the port from the cruise port) to Pompei. The bus stop in Pompei is two-tenths of a mile from the Porta Marina entrance to the ruins, where you can join a guided tour if you are interested.

After visiting the ruins you can take either the Circumvesuviana local train or the more comfortable (but infrequent) Campania Express tourist train to Sorrento.

From Sorrento you can take a fast ferry back to Naples, it drops you off at Molo Beverello which is adjacent to the cruise port. Very easy and comfortable.

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2. Re: Cruise port to Pompeii and Sorrento for the day?

Am interested in this as going to naples on cruise week after next and was going to take train. Which bus is it please?

Edited: 18 July 2018, 19:23
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3. Re: Cruise port to Pompeii and Sorrento for the day?

It's the SITA bus #5001, Naples to Salerno. Pompei is the first stop after Naples so it's easy to identify, it's the first stop after the bus leaves the autostrada.

You can see the schedule here: https:/…0

The 8 AM departure works well for most cruise passengers and gets you to Pompei just before opening time at 9 AM.

Edited: 18 July 2018, 19:51
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