Naples, the capital of Italy’s Campania region, is the modern birthplace of pizza. Almost every restaurant claims they offer the best slice and it’s hard to prove them wrong! But there’s actually more to explore and experience in the city that sits on the Bay of Naples.
Its iconic history, immersive culture, Baroque architecture, and contemporary offerings make it a captivating Italian destination. On top of all those, Naples is one of the most common base camps when visiting the ancient city of Pompei, located 25 km southeast.
4 ways to get from Rome to Naples
The train is the best way to travel the 225 km distance from Rome to Naples. This train journey takes around 1.5-4 hours and fares start from €13 ($13.50). Other options include a 2.5 to 3-hour bus, a 2.5-hour private transfer, and a 12-hour day trip. Rates range from €6 ($6) to €300 ($310).
Travelling by train is the most convenient way to get from Rome to Naples. There are plenty of train schedules to choose from, as well as countless amazing views along the way. Regionale trains cost €13 ($13.50) for the 3-4 hour travel time. Meanwhile, fares for high-speed trains that take 1.5-2 hours start from €27 ($28).
The cheapest option for this route is the bus. Bus rates start from €6 ($6) and travel time is around 2.5-3 hours. Instead of taking the regional train which is a few euros more expensive with a longer travel time, we suggest travelling by bus to Naples.
Travelling in a group? You can get a taxi from Rome to Naples with rates from €300 ($310). It’s quite pricey and not that practical because you can just take a more cost-efficient train or bus. We recommend taking a taxi only if you’re with kids or people with limited mobility.
If your time is limited and you can only allot one day in the so-called “new city,” you can also consider taking a day trip from Rome to Naples. An organised tour will allow you to explore not just Naples but also Pompeii. Rates start from €260 ($270) for the 12-hour day trip.
The last stop for the shuttle buses from the airports is also Naples Metropark.
Rome to Naples by Private Transfer
Duration: 2hrs 40m
Cost: €300 ($310)
Duration: 2hrs 40m
Cost: €300 ($310)
Private transfers in Italy are quite expensive. We don’t recommend them when travelling from one city to another, especially since the country has a really efficient train system. But if you’re travelling with kids or people with limited mobility, then indeed a door-to-door ride is the most convenient.
Fares for a 4-seater taxi ride from Rome to Naples start from €300 ($310). Thinking of taking Uber? Rates start from €415 ($430) with an Uber Black Saver, but it can only accommodate up to 2 people.
Taxis in Italy are generally okay as long as the metre is turned on. If you’re looking for the cheapest private transfer, then the taxi is the way to go. You can hail one from the street or get a ride from a taxi stand. Note that it’s not customary for Italian drivers to approach commuters and offer a ride.
If you’d like to book your private transfer in advance with trusted drivers, then you can book one with BookAway. Rates start from €300 ($310) for a 3-seater car and €365 ($380) for an 8-seater minivan.
Do you plan on visiting Naples for just a day? GetYourGuide offers a few day trip options from Rome to Naples.
Our favourite is a 12-hour day tour that features all the best of Naples, plus a side trip to the ancient ruins of Pompeii. This tour is for small groups only, and the maximum number of participants is up to 6 people.
Round-trip transportation, lunch, and tasting of local delicacies are already included in the rate of €260 ($270) per person.