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  • Location:Rome, Italy
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus & Independent Day Trip

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pompeii on this 12-hour independent tour from Rome and enjoy hassle-free round-trip travel by air-conditioned coach. A great way to arrange your do-it-yourself tour of Pompeii, this simple round-trip shuttle service takes you from central Rome right to the heart of ancient Pompeii. Travel in comfort and explore independently, or upgrade your tour to include access to Pompeii’s excavations and a 2-hour guided tour.


  • 12-hour independent day-trip to Pompeii from Rome
  • Travel in air-conditioned comfort then tour Pompeii at your leisure
  • Enjoy hassle-free round-trip travel
  • Learn about the site and plan your visit from the books and leaflets on board your coach
  • Upgrade to access Pompeii’s excavations and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour

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What You Can Expect

Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus & Independent Day Trip

Explore the mysteries of ancient Pompeii!

Depart from central Rome by air-conditioned coach in the morning and travel out of the city on the 3.5-hour journey to Pompeii. As you travel, enjoy reading the books and leaflets on Pompeii (provided) and perhaps plan your route through the ancient UNESCO-listed site.

Nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted on a summer's day here in the year 79AD, covering the town and its many inhabitants in thick layers of volcanic ash. Pompeii has been locked in a time capsule ever since, and the artefacts and buildings on display offer insight into life here almost 2,000 years ago. Today, Pompeii is widely considered to be one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world — a vibrant, well-preserved and accessible destination offering a fascinating look back to an ancient Italian civilization.

Wander from mosaic to monument and temple to theater as you explore Pompeii independently, and marvel at the site’s strong sense of history. Admire the town’s ancient Forum and thermal baths, where Pompeii’s many residents would have played out their days before the eruption.

Stroll along Via degli Augustali, past the age-old limestone columns still standing, and perhaps pose for photographs in front of the centuries-old scenery. To help you navigate your way around, all paths begin and end with beautiful frescoes depicting scenes from daily life in ancient Pompeii.

Upgrade your tour to gain access to Pompeii’s fascinating excavations and enjoy a 2-hour tour in a group of no more than 25 people, with personalized attention from your guide.

In the mid-afternoon, hop back aboard your air-conditioned coach for the journey back to central Rome where your Rome to Pompeii independent day tour will come to an end.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It rained the entire day but the guide in the bus was wonderful and our English guide at Pompeii was vibrant and knowledgable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent trip and guide. Everything went according to schedule. Comfortable bus and beautiful views.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Pompeii, WOW.
The bus trip with EnjoyRome was very comfortable and our host and driver were great.
Our guide at Pompeii, Dario, was also fantastic and delivered the tour with humor and a great amount of knowledge.
Must do.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great and easy bus transfer to the sight- would recommend. Great guide too

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Did I say awesome?

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We did the add-on guided tour, in addition to the bus. They were both beautifully organized and informative. Definitely the way to do it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Perfect! Everything is really outstanding. Patricia, the guide on the bus, was fantastic.. Moreover, we also had a guided tour on site and, there also, our guide also named Patricia, was very knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

we had a great relaxing drive down from Rome and a great day. Patricia our tour hostess was excellent. Vincenzo our guide through the ruins was very knowledgeable and clear and very entertaining! recommend the guided tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The bus was comfortable, and the tour guide and driver were both friendly and thorough. Pompeii is a bit overwhelming to tour on your own in a half day, but they give you enough guidance to make the trip worth your while. I highly recommend this for people who are comfortable traveling independently and who don't mind not seeing all of Pompeii during their trip. Take a book with you it's a long enough drive!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great experience. Would do again. Get the guided option. Our English speaking guide was knowledgeable and personable. Patricia our tour escort was punctual, precise and professional. She was always smiling on a very hot day. If you want a positive stress free trip to Pompeii from Rome this is it.

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