Pompeii, three-day card.

Access to Pompeii and other sites such as Herculaneum and Stabiae, with free public transport
“The Artecard was great as it included both Pompeii and Herculaneum and the Circumvesuviana train to get to both of them, as well as providing a 50% discount on further tourist attractions.”

“Most interesting and enjoyable visit to Pompei, Herculaneum and the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. Free train and metro travel was an added bonus, as I also went to Sorrento.”

“Once we had collected the tickets, everything worked very well - trains, use of other public transport, entry to sites, etc. Very good system.”

HM, United Kingdom

Pompeii +

Three-day pass, extra sites, with transport.


Pompeii Pass, 3 Day + Transport

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A 3-day pass covering the ruins and excavations at Pompeii, free local transport, and a choice of other local historic sites to visit.

Clearly the main attraction here are the ruins of Pompeii and the Naples area, but this cumulative pass gives you three days access to a whole range of sites (two sites covered, successive visits are discounted), the excavations at Pompeii included, plus transport from Naples as well as transport between the sites.

To put that another way, transport is included at no cost, as is entry to two sites from the long list further down the page, and this includes Pompeii, but any visits you make after having visited two sites will incur a charge, albeit it at a reduction of up to 50%.

The card allows use of all public transport systems run by companies that belong to the UNICOCAMPANIA Consortium: AIR, AMTS, ANM, CLP, CSTP,CTI/ATI, CTP, EAV (ex Circumvesuviana SEPSA METROCAMPANIA NORDEST EAVBUS), METRONAPOLI, SITA SUD, and TRENITALIA.

Included with your tickets is an e-book guide to Pompeii and the surrounding area, written by two prominent Italian Art Historians and available to download as epub (for iPad and iPhone, Android, and many ebook readers), mobi (for Kindle) and PDF for pretty much everything else.

The list below covers most of the main attractions (with links through to some more detailed information), but, in total, the card covers more than 80 sites! A more or less complete list of other sites included can be seen further down the page.

The pricing policy of the relevant authorities here is very different to that of those elsewhere in Italy.

If you are aged under 18 then entrance is free and you do not need a pass - just show some proof of ID at each place. The same applies for disabled people.

If you are a EU citizen aged between 18 and 25 then the card is offered at a slightly reduced price.

No need to queue up and get tickets, just use your card at the dedicated entrance for cardholders.

Opening times are as follows:
1st April - 31st October: 9 AM to 6.00 PM.
1st November - 31st March: 9 AM to 3.30 PM.

* The card is valid for 72 hours from the time you first use it, at least as far as museums and sites are concerned. The slight oddity is that the free transport included is not valid for 72 hours, rather it is valid for the day of activation and the two days following that.

To reserve your Pompeii card, just fill out the booking form, supply us with credit card details, and we'll do the rest. There will be no charge whatsoever until we confirm your reservation. We'll then point you to our secure page, where you can print out your voucher. Print it out, bring it with you to Italy and exchange it for your card on arrival.

Your card must be collected at one of the following places:

  • at the Airport, the 'Napoli Official Tour' point (next to the 'Infopoint'), open 7 days a week from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM.
  • at the 'Edicola Hudson Number One' (book store) at Napoli Central Station in front of platform 22, open every day from 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM.
  • at the Bookshop in Piazza Anfiteatro, Pompei Scavi, open every day from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM.

For left-luggage, there are two facilities - in the lower level of the railway station and then at the Pompeii museum complex; pass the gates, head to the right of the ticket booths and down the ramp - to the right of the turnstiles is a small office for bag storage.

  • Castel Sant'Elmo
  • Catacombe di Napoli
  • Certosa & Museum of San Martino
  • Fondazione PLART - Plastiche e Arte
  • Galleria Borbonica
  • MADRE Museum
  • MEMUS Museum
  • ARCA Museum
  • Museo Civico di Castel Nuovo
  • Museo del Corallo Ascione
  • Museo del Mare di Napoli
  • Museo Diocesano di Napoli
  • Museo Duca di Martina
  • Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte
  • Museo Pignatelli Cortes
  • Palazzo Reale di Napoli
  • Pio Monte della Misericordia
  • Polo Museale Suor Orsola Benincasa
  • Basilica di San Domenico Maggiore
  • Teatro San Carlo (guided visit)
  • MAV - Museo Archeologico Virtuale
  • Anfiteatro Campano
  • Mitreo
  • Museo Archeologico dell’Antica Capua
  • Museo dei Gladiatori
  • Real Belvedere San Leucio
  • Reggia di Caserta
  • Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Paestum
  • Parco Archeologico di Paestum
  • Certosa San Lorenzo - Padula
  • Grotte di Pertosa-Auletta
  • Parco Archeologico di Elea Velia
  • Ravello circuit:
  • Villa Rufolo
  • Villa Cimbrone
  • Museo del Duomo
  • Auditorium
  • Scavi del Monastero della SS. Trinita

At a glance details:

  •     Voucher must be printed. You must print these vouchers in order to exchange them for your tickets - an email or a copy of the voucher on your phone or mobile device will not suffice.

  •     This is a full 'skip-the-queue' ticket.

  •     The pass is valid for three days.

  •     Wear comfortable walking shoes, sun protection in high season.

    4.4 stars out of 5 from 80 ratings. See all 57 reviews

    5 stars
    SA, United States
    29th May 2019
    Other than having my wallet stolen on the train to Herculaneum, this was a great trip. Be more aware than you think you can of thieves, and take every precaution you can. Use the pass for Herculaneum and Pompeii - it gets you in for free, and then for any other attractions you choose to visit.
    5 stars
    AW, Canada
    19th Apr 2019
    The tickets were great. Having the transit included was an added bonus. I think that a map of the area should be included, it would make it helpful for tourists since we are not familiar with the area.
    5 stars
    JS, United States
    19th Nov 2017
    It was wonderful
    5 stars
    PE, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    26th Oct 2017
    Very enjoyable. Perhaps a couple of helpers in pompeii itself just to advise directions. Not including the paid quides
    5 stars
    CL, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    24th Jul 2017
    Pompeii was fabulous
    5 stars
    WH, United Kingdom (Great Britain)
    26th Apr 2017
    Most interesting and enjoyable visit to Pompei, Herculaneum and the National Archaeological Museum in Naples. Free train and metro travel was an added bonus, as I also went to Sorrento.