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Getting to Herculaneum

Herculaneum is located on the foot of Mount Vesuvius in Erclano, southern Italy.

It is just a short drive of about 20 minutes from Pompeii.

Herculaneum Address: Corso Resina, 187, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy

Its proximity to major cities like Naples and Sorrento makes it easily accessible for visitors from various locations.

Herculaneum is easily accessible from Ercolano station in Naples by the Circumvesuviana commuter train.

Getting to Herculaneum will take only 20 minutes from Napoli Garibaldi or Pompiee Scavi station, with trains running at least every half an hour. 

Herculaneum Location: Corso Resina, 187, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy

From Naples: 7- 8 miles (20 – 25 min)
From Pompeii: 10.5 miles (20 min)
From Sorento: 25 miles (1 hour, 12 min)

Herculaneum Timings: 9:30 am to 7:30 pm
Closed: Every Wednesday

Herculaneum Ticket Price:  $14 to $30

Best time to visit: Weekdays in the morning

Time required to visit: 2 to 3 hours

Getting from Naples to Herculaneum

Boarding a Circumvesuviana train from Napoli Centrale (Piazza Garibaldi) to Ercolano is the easiest way to reach Herculaneum.

The journey will take only 25 minutes. 

For a better chance of finding a seat, consider boarding from Porta Nolana station, one stop before Napoli Centrale.

Get off at Ercolano Scavi station and simply walk downhill towards the ruins

The walk will take around 10 minutes. 

Herculaneum from Sorento 

To reach Herculaneum, board the Circumvesuviana train from Sorrento train station, going towards Erclano and get off at Ercolano Scavi.

The journey will take about 40 minutes; during peak times, the train runs every 50 minutes.

Upon reaching Ercolano Scavi station, walk straight down via IV Novembre (4th November street) towards the sea, leading you directly to the ruins’ entrance.

The walk will take merely 5 minutes. 

Driving Directions to Herculaneum

You can reach Herculaneum from the airport by taking the highway in as little as 20 minutes.

Leave the E45 (A3) highway at the Ercolano and follow the signs to Scavi (Excavations). 

You can find paid parking near the archaeological site.

Herculaneum and Pompeii, both sites

You can use public or private transportation if both sites are on your list.

A private car with a driver is optimal if money is not a concern.

For public transport, take the Circumvesuviana train towards Sorrento, which starts from Porta Nolana station in Naples. 

For Herculaneum ruins, you get off at Ercolano Scavi station; for Pompiee, get off at Pompeii Scavi-Villa Dei Misteri.

From Ercolano station to the entrance to Herculaneum ruins, it is just 500 meters.

And the entrance to Pompeii’s ruins is just 25 meters outside the station.

Check the Train Schedule.

We suggest taking the Herculaneum and Pompeii combined tour, which saves you time and ensures efficient exploration management.

Herculaneum Parking

There is no parking facility at Herculaneum. However, you can find some parking options near the ruins’ entrance.

Here are some parking options near the entrance of the archaeological site to help you park your vehicle.

Herculaneum Underground Car Park

 This car park is the most economical and convenient parking facility at the Herculaneum, near the Ercolano Scavi station of the Circumvesuviana Train line. 

You can walk to the Herculaneum, about 5 minutes from the parking lot.

The parking fee is around €2 per hour.


Easy Parking Portici 

This parking service is about 3 km from the ruins and operates from 6 am to 10 pm. 

Portici Easy parking costs €1.50 per hour or €10 per day.

They also have a shuttle service to take you to the ruins.


Green Parking Di Luca Zona 

This is a short and long-term parking service in Ercolano, near the Circumvesuviana station.

Green parking is at a distance of 1.5 km from the entrance of the Herculaneum site.

For this parking service, you must pay €3 per hour or €15 per day in cash or by credit card.

The parking lot has security cameras, and guards open from 7 am to 8 pm.

 They also offer a shuttle service to take you to the ruins.

FAQs

How do I get from Pompeii to Herculaneum?

To get from Pompeii to Herculaneum, you can use public transport via the Circumvesuviana train, getting off at Ercolano Scavi station. 

It’s a short walk from there to Herculaneum. Alternatively, you can hire a private car for convenience.

Where is Herculaneum located?

Address: Corso Resina, 187, 80056 Ercolano NA, Italy.

Herculaneum is an ancient town in the modern-day Ercolano, Italy. 

It is situated in the Campania region of Italy, 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Naples, at the western base of Mount Vesuvius. 

Its hours of operation are from 9:30 am to 7:30 pm.

How to get to Herculaneum from Naples?

To reach Herculaneum from Naples, take the Circumvesuviana train from Napoli Centrale to Ercolano. 

Board at Porta Nolana for a seat. From Ercolano Scavi station, walk 10 minutes downhill to the ruins.

How to get to Herculaneum from Pompeii?

To get from Pompeii to Herculaneum, take the Circumvesuviana train from Pompeii Scavi-Villa Dei Misteri to Ercolano Scavi station.

The ruins entrance is just 500 meters from the Herculaneum entrance.

We recommend booking the Herculaneum and Pompeii combo tour, which includes one-way transportation.

Can you park at Herculaneum?

Numerous parking options are available near the Herculaneum entrance.

The Underground Car Park is the most convenient and economical option, located near the Ercolano Scavi station of the Circumvesuviana Train line. 

You can also park at Easy Parking Portici and Green Parking Di Luca Zona, both offering shuttle services to the ruins.

How to get to Herculaneum from Rome?

From Rome to Herculaneum,  board a train from Termini railway station to Naples.

Once in Naples, switch to the Circumvesuviana line to Ercolano Scavi station.

Herculaneum opens at 9:30 am in the summer and 8:30 in the winter

How to get to Herculaneum from Sorrento?

From Rome to Herculaneum, board a train from Termini railway station to Naples.

Once in Naples, switch to the Circumvesuviana line to Ercolano Scavi station.

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