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Mar 3rd, 2012, 01:42 PM
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How to travel from Rome to Naples and back in one day

Hi,
Going to Rome for 6 nights in April. I wanted to hop on a train and enjoy Naples fro one day. Which train to take while on a budget???
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Mar 3rd, 2012, 02:09 PM
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I don't recommend this day trip, on the principle that it is more difficult to orient oneself in a large city than in a small one. I would choose Orvieto as an alternative. Moreover, Naples, while attractive and interesting it itself, practically begs a longer stay so that one can visit the various Roman ruins, such as Pompeii and Herculaneum.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mksfca/...58744325/show/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mksfca/...57622914974923 and the next 14 pictures in the set.
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Mar 3rd, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Plug in Roma and Napoli into: http://www.trenitalia.com/.
You decide which trade off between the cost and the travel time you care to take.
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Mar 3rd, 2012, 02:22 PM
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I've been to Naples as a daytrip from Sorrento, with a stop at Herculaneum, and really enjoyed it. If you confine yourself to the old center, and some great pizza, you can capture a lot of atmosphere and some remarkable churches (and remarkable pizza).

Depending on your travelling style, you might be able to add in Herculaneum as well.

The fast trains Rome-Naples are expensive (over 40e) and take 70 minutes. The slower trains cost half that or less and take just over two hours (though the mini-fares on www.trenitalia.com start at 9e, even on the fast trains, they say). To save money if you can't get a mini fare, take the slower trains, leave plenty early, and come back late. This is very doable (we once did Rome-Capri and back, taking the ferry to Capri from Naples, and with dinner in Sorrento on the return).
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Mar 3rd, 2012, 03:49 PM
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All you need to know:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic..._Campania.html
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Mar 3rd, 2012, 03:59 PM
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I have been to Naples for one day, and it was exactly what i wanted to see, given the fact that i had limited time.

We took the train from Rome, not the super express one, which was much more expensive, but we arrived in Naples early enough, to have a whole day to spend in the city.

If OP wants to go to Naples for a day, it is doable, so recommending Orvieto instead makes no sense.....
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Mar 3rd, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Thanks, I love that website GAC and when we get to Naples I was planning on getting on the HOHO tour bus.

I want to purchase a mini fare there and just pay regular on the way back to Rome.
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