Rome To Pompeii Shuttle Bus & Independent Day Trip

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  • Duration: 11 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Via Cavour, 224, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The best way to discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Pompeii is taking this 12-hour independent tour from Rome! You can enjoy hassle-free round-trip travel by air-conditioned coach as the round-trip shuttle service takes you from central Rome right to the heart of ancient Pompeii. You can travel in comfort and explore independently, or consider upgrading your tour to include access to Pompeii's excavations and a 2-hour guided tour.


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Excellent value for money
  • Get inside tips from a local

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Depart from central Rome by air-conditioned coach in the morning and travel from all the hustle and bustle to enjoy your 3.5-hour journey to Pompeii.

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 artifacts and buildings on display offer insight into life here almost 2,000 years ago.

Wander from mosaic to monument and temple to theater as you explore this site of ancient civilization independently. Admire the town's ancient Forum and thermal baths, where Pompeii's many residents must have enjoyed 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.

You can also upgrade your tour to gain access to Pompeii's fascinating excavations and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour in a group of no more than 25 people with personalized attention from your expert 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 after 12 unforgettable hours.


Return shuttle service from Rome to Pompeii

Transportation by air-conditioned coach or mini bus for small groups

English speaking hostess on board the shuttle

2-hour walking tour of the Pompeii excavations (if upgrade is selected)


All entrance fees

Optional gratuity

Food and drinks

Guided tour of Pompeii (if not selected in the upgraded tour)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Luggage storage NOT available

There is no toilet on board the bus, however, a 10 - 15 minute stop is made en route.

This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

It is not possible to stay overnight in Pompeii and return to Rome the following day as shuttle services do not run daily.

This tour requires a minimum number of 15 people to operate. There is a possibility that the tour may be canceled after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be provided with an alternative date or receive a full refund.

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  • 07-Oct-2019

    While the bus was comfortable and the guide was friendly the trip is far too expensive for what you get. They also really push you to upgrade for a guided tour which is €40 per person on top of the expense of the journey... I would highly recommend using the train to save yourself some money!

  • 09-Sep-2019

    The meeting place was really gross and smelled of vomit and garbage. From there, it could only get better, which fortunately it did. Katia was excellent but not too talkative, the stops were clean with many bathrooms and average priced drinks and snacks. Pompeii itself was incredible, as always. The tour guide there (we upgraded to the guided tour) was very personable and good. Although it was hot, water was plentiful and free from the fountains so we managed well. One word of advice: try to sit with no one behind you so you can tip your seat back. I tried, but the people behind me (whose seats were fully reclined) said "No no! Is too much!!!" when I tried to recline a little.

  • 31-Jul-2019

    Great information and very comfortable bus. Need to have Pompeii maps to hand out. Rest stop was nice.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    I recently went on the Rome to Pompeii shuttle bus and independent day trip with Viator. I can completely recommend this option. It was perfect for our family (we have 3 young kids) and doing an independent tour was also ideal given our kids' ages (all 3 are younger than 10). In the Pompeiian heat in July, they wouldn't have been able to manage a 2-hour guided tour. We did a bit of research in advance and were able to hit the main sites in Regios 6 and 7, which I recommend. Overall, this a really good, cost-effective option for families!

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The bus ride was a smooth ride, easy...the guide could have provided us with more information along the ride....

  • 09-May-2019

    For those who are in Rome and wish to visit Pompei but are short on time this is a good option. Pompei is well worth visiting. The only downside of this tour is that most of the day is spent in transit to and from Pompei leaving about 3 1/2 hours to visit the site. I opted for the guided tour. Although the guide was knowledgeable the tour moved slowly leaving only an hour for independent exploration of the site. I would recommend the tour if you are in Rome and are short on time. But weigh the fact that you will only be at Pompei for only about 3 1/2 hours and if you take the guided tour you will probably be left with an hour to explore the park.

  • 25-Apr-2019

    The trip was a blast, got pick up at a designated location. Took a 3 hour ride on a air conditioner bus with very comfortable seats. The English giude was very friendly and knowledgeable of the trip down to Pompeii. Would do it again and would recommend.

  • 30-Aug-2018

    Wow. It was amazing. The bus service was efficient and the optional upgrade to a guided tour was breathtaking. Francesco was very informative, knowledgeable and very funny. It was a great tour and would highly recommend it for anyone who goes to Rome. In a word, unbelievable.

  • 20-Aug-2018

    We had a fantastic time on this day trip from Rome to Pompeii. Taking the bus allowed us to see some of Italys beautiful country side and have all afternoon in Pompeii. We met at 7 am in Rome and departed at 7:30 am for Pompeii. Our guide Claudia started providing us with tons of history and fun facts the minute we boarded the bus. On the way we saw beautiful fields of blooming poppies, the Apennine Mountains, farms and even part of the Appian Way which starts outside of Rome. About half way we took a short break for using the restroom and having refreshments. This was just enough time. As we approached Pompeii we could see Mt. Vesuvius looming in the background and the coast to our right. When we arrived, Claudia guided us to our starting point and we met our English speaking Pompeii guide Barbara. Pompeii is a very large and busy area. Our guides always made it clear about when and where we needed to meet them.
    Barbara guided us through the streets of Pompeii. She was extremely informative, witty, and kind. During the 2 hour guided portion of the tour we saw a bakery with the wood stove and grain grinder fully intact. It was amazing. The fire wood oven looked as new as one in a local restaurant.
    In another area we saw mummified and plaster infused shapes. One shape was a woman covering her face at the moment of her death. We also saw a man, a dog, and a baby. There were statues and intact pottery vases. We saw multiple frescoes. We walked along the stone streets of Pompeii where the people, animals, and carts would have done the same 2000 years ago. The organization and planning of the city were amazingly sophisticated. There were crosswalks and water pipes leading to fountains, and baths, and houses. We saw mosaic entry ways.
    It is a massive area and there is no way to see everything in an afternoon. We did have enough time to get a sense of the place and saw enough to understand the significance of its history.
    When we finished the guided portion of the tour, Barbara was very helpful in guiding us to how we might spend the last hour seeing Pompeii.
    On the bus ride back to Rome, Claudia spoke with each of us about our time so far in Italy and what we might do in the next couple of days. She offered suggestions on what sites we might enjoy in and around Rome. I was so impressed by her kindness and passion. Claudia could have simply relaxed and slept on the bus ride back to Rome, but she did not. She took a personal interest in each one of us and how to make our time in Italy even more enjoyable. Both of our guides were extremely charming, kind, and informative. They were the perfect guides to have on our adventure to Pompeii. Grazie mille!

  • 26-Jul-2018

    A budget-friendly excursion from Rome to Pompeii. To get the best out of the experience, I would definitely recommend the optional English-language guided tour -- important to know what you're looking at and any additional information. A good day trip.

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