• Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 81.38 View price calendar

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Travel from Rome to Pompeii on this independent day trip that provides you with convenient transportation so you don’t have to worry about how to get there. When you arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage site, you are free to explore the ruins of the city at your own pace. You also have the option to upgrade to include access to the excavations and a 2-hour tour with a knowledgeable guide. There’s no easier way to visit Pompeii from Rome.


  • 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
  • Upgrade to access Pompeii’s excavations and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour

What You Can Expect

Rome to Pompeii Shuttle Bus & Independent Day Trip


Your day trip starts as you board your coach or minibus in central Rome for the 3.5-hour drive to Pompeii, one of the world’s most fascinating archaeological sites—a city frozen in a time capsule. An onboard host is available to answer any questions during the journey. You will be learning about Pompeii, which was destroyed by heavy volcanic ash in 79 AD when Mt Vesuvius erupted, killing the residents of the city.

When you arrive, you are free to explore own your own until it’s time to return to Rome. Stroll down the ancient lanes, imagining what life was like here 2,000 years ago. Pass the limestone columns still standing along Via degli Augustali, and check out artifacts and ruins from the forum, thermal baths, temple, theater and homes. All walking paths are marked with frescoes that depict scenes from daily life in Pompeii, which give context to what you’re seeing and help you find your way around.

Head back to your tour vehicle in the mid-afternoon for the drive back to Rome, where your day trip ends.

Optional excavations and tour upgrade:
When booking, you have the option to include access to the excavations of Pompeii and a 2-hour tour with an informative guide. This tour is limited to 25 people.

Customer Reviews

Inicita M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017


Amanda T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Excellent tour guide, comfortable transport. I needed a way to see these sights quickly and this was the perfect way to do it.

Kathleen O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

My husband was very impressed. The tour guide was again very informative.

Diane E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the tour and our tour guide.

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Claudia our guide on the bus was brilliant and had more interesting things to say than our location guide Vincent who was pretty basic unfortunately. After packing so much in to our travels it was so nice to hop on this bus to and from Pompeii without having to negotiate other methods of transport. Our 4 year old companion Alessio had a wonderful time too yes there was ice cream involved.

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

There is so much to see.

Sally H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Really well organised and extremely friendly and helpful guide on the shuttle bus. All went to planned timings, pick up was in central Rome and we were given some useful information on the way of what to expect and of what we were paing on the way. One stop off on the way and one on the return. Pompeii is amazing - not to be missed.

Carolyn N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our tour from Rome to Pompeii was everything we had hope for: friendly, informative guides, good coach and driver, and the grand highlight, touring the ruins of Pompeii. It was an excellent tour from start to finish and one we highly recommend if you only have one day available to go to Pompeii.

Glenn R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Great Staff very Helpful and informative

Tari L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

This is a great way to see Pompeii. We opted for the optional guided tour. Our guide on the bus, Claudia was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The guide, Francis, in Pompeii was very good. He went at a comfortable pace, was easy to understand and answered any questions we had. After we finished our tour, we had a couple hours to explore Pompeii on our own, giving us 4.5 hours total in the site. Although it was not indicated in the description, we had a nice stop on the way down and back, just long enough to get a drink, bite to eat and us the facilities. All-in-all and enjoyable trip.

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