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There are trains every hour between Rome and Naples. Alta Velocità, Eurostar, and Intercity, the fastest types of train service, make the trip in less than two hours. Almost all trains to Naples stop at
Stazione Centrale (Piazza Garibaldi, Naples, 80142. 892021. www.trenitalia.com, www.italotreno.it.)
The efficient (though run-down) suburban
Circumvesuviana (081/7722444; 800/211388 toll-free. www.vesuviana.it.)
runs from Naples's Stazione Circumvesuviana and stops at Stazione Centrale before continuing to Herculaneum, Pompeii, and Sorrento. Travel time between Naples and Sorrento on the Circumvesuviana line is about 75 minutes.
For ticketing purposes, the region is divided into travel zones depending on distance from Naples. A Fascia 2 ticket (€2.10 for 120 minutes) takes you to Herculaneum, Fascia 3 (€2.80 for 140 minutes) includes Pompeii, and Fascia 5 (€4 for 180 minutes) covers trips to Sorrento. If you're traveling from Naples to anywhere else in Campania, there's no need to buy a separate ticket for your subway, tram, or bus ride to the train station. Your train ticket covers the whole journey. Buy the ticket the day before, as some of the ticket types are hard to find.
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