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Flights to Pompeii

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What is Pompeii?

Pompeii is a vast archaeological site, spanning 70 acres (and growing, as the site continues to be excavated). The once thriving Roman city was buried under meters of ash following the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.

Today, Pompeii is a UNESCO World Heritage site and visitors are free to explore the excavated ruins of the villas, streets, and public buildings that made up the city.

The site is located in southern Italy’s Campania region, near the coast of the Bay of Naples, and is one of the most visited sites in Italy — as well as being one of the most visited archaeological sites in the world.

photo of pompeii archeological site with mt Vesuvius in the background

What airport to fly to for Pompeii?

There isn't an airport in Pompeii. However, there are airports nearby. Most tourists heading to Pompeii will fly to Naples, which has the closest airport to Pompeii. It is easy to then travel from Naples to Pompeii town, where you’ll find the archeological site.

Naples International Airport, also known as the Capodichino Airport (IATA: NAP), is located in the Capodichino district of Naples.

The airport has two terminals. Tourists flying to/from the airport will do so from Terminal 1, which is used for commercial operations. Terminal 2 is set back from the airfield and is used for chartered flights. The airport has just a single runaway and a single taxiway and is managed and operated by the Naples Airport Management Company.

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How far is Pompeii from Naples?

By Car

Naples is 27 km (16.7 miles) from Pompeii by car. The journey from Naples International Airport to Pompeii by car will take about 25 minutes.

By Train

Naples is located 28 km (18 miles) from Pompeii’s main station (located just a few minutes walk from the main entrance to the archeological site) by train. If you choose to travel from central Naples to Pompeii by train the journey will take about 45 minutes. If you travel from Naples International Airport straight to Pompeii the journey by train will be between an hour and an hour and a half.

By Bus

Buses take roughly 35 minutes to reach Pompeii from Naples, with regular departures from the airport.

Airlines that fly to Naples

Fly to Pompeii from the USA

Airlines that fly to Naples International Airport from the USA include: Aeroflot, Norwegian, Air Europa, United Airlines, Lufthansa, Iberia, Jetblue, and SWISS.

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Fly to Pompeii from the UK

Flights to Naples take just over two hours from the UK. A number of airlines fly directly from across the UK. EasyJet, for example, flies from Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Stansted and Liverpool. British Airways offers a number of daily services from London Gatwick, along with Ryanair, Tui Airways, and Jet2.

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Fly to Naples from Europe

Airlines that fly from Naples International Airport from cities across Europe include: Ryanair, Easyjet, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Austrian, Alitalia, Air Italy, TUI Airways, and Ryanair.

Fly to Pompeii from Asia, Africa, Australasia, and elsewhere around the world!

Flying to Naples International Airport from around the world is east. The following airlines fly from international destinations to Naples: China Southern, Aeroflot, KLM, Hainan, Qatar, Air Italy, South African, Alitalia, and Turkish Airlines.

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