Open-top sightseeing bus tours are an excellent way to take in the top sights of Naples in just a few hours. We suggest joining a hop-on-hop-off Naples bus tour to get an overview of the city's most important landmarks, stopping at those that interest you most to explore further.
The hop-on-hop-off bus route includes a number of stops where you can get off to visit an attraction or landmark before catching the next bus that passes, and is ideal for visiting Naples in a day without the hassle and delays of getting around the city by public transportation. These tour busses have two levels: the lower level is covered and the upper level is open top for great views of the city from above.
Hop-on-hop-off sightseeing buses in Naples have two routes:
- Line A: cultural highlights. This route departs from Piazza Municipio and crosses the historic center, passing artistic and architectural treasures along the way. Buses pass every 30 minutes and the entire route takes about 65 minutes to complete.
- Line B: views over the bay. This route departs from Piazza Municipio and skirts the coastline to Posillipo and back. Buses pass every 30 minutes and the entire route takes about 70 minutes to complete.
Tickets for the hop-on-hop-off bus are valid for 24 hours and you can catch buses on either route as many times as you'd like during that time. There is an audio guide on board with commentary about the sights along the route in 8 languages, free wifi, and maps of the city. There is also a dedicated app so you always know when the next bus will be passing.
Here is a complete list of the stops on both routes of the Naples open-top sightseeing bus:
- Line A: Piazza Municipio, Piazza Dante, Archaeological Museum, Sanità, Capodimonte, Catacombs of San Gennaro, Piazza Bellini, Porta San Gennaro, Palazzo Caracciolo, Piazza Garibaldi Corso Umberto, Piazza Bovio, Piazza Municipio.
- Line B: Piazza Municipio, Piazza Vittoria, Viale Dohrn, Mergellina, Capo Posillipo, Marechiaro, Parco Virgiliano, Via Petrarca, Rotonda Diaz, Piazza Vittoria, Chiatamone, Via Acton, Piazza Municipio.
If you purchase your ticket online, you can get on and off the bus as many times as you'd like by showing your ticket on your smartphone. The meeting point and information booth for both routes are in Piazza Municipio at Largo Castello opposite the Maschio Angioino.
The first bus departs at 9:30 a.m. and the final bus departs at 5:30 p.m.