The archaeological site of Herculaneum lies on the Bay of Naples in southern Italy, in the heart of the modern town of Ercolano, approximately 10 km from Naples.By train:
There are frequent trains from all over Italy to the central railway station at Naples (known both as Stazione Centrale di Napoli and Napoli Piazza Garibaldi); once you arrive at either of these stations you can take the local train line, the Circumvesuviana, which connects Naples with the Vesuvian towns. Trains in the direction of ‘Sorrento’ or ‘Poggiomarino (via Scafati)’ leave approximately every 15 minutes and you should get off at the station of ‘Ercolano Scavi’ (the journey time takes roughly 20 minutes).
The archaeological site is a few minutes on foot from the Circumvesuviana station as you head towards the sea: exit the station and walk diagonally right through the car park in front of it. Head towards the roundabout with its central fountain, cross over and continue down the main road in front of you (Via IV Novembre). This road ends at a T-junction with Corso Resina where you will see a pedestrian entrance to the archaeological site immediately in front of you.
From the A3 (Naples – Reggio Calabria) motorway, take the exit for Ercolano. Once you have come off the motorway, follow brown signs for the archaeological site (‘Ercolano Scavi’) and car parking which is located just before one of the site’s entrances.
You can stay overnight in Ercolano in several quality Bed & Breakfasts or hotels which have an agreement with the Herculaneum Centre: for enquiries or to book click here.