I will be spending some time in Campania here in a couple of weeks. I will arrive to Pompei, where I will spend most of the day, then move into Sorrento for 2 days. Then, I will double back to Naples for 2 days.
I have most of my major transportation issues taken care of, and now I am zeroing in on some of the minor ticky tack transportation....bus rides, etc.
So, I have been looking at Google Maps, Rome2Rio, and cross-referencing with the timetables I am finding for the buses. Which, aren't exactly syncing minute for minute, but it's at least close, and give me an idea of the times, and also the bus numbers, route names.
It is still a bit of a struggle because G/R2R are telling me bus stops that don't exist on the time tables. For example, Google Maps will say a route is 3 stops. On the timetables, it's the very next stop. However, at the end of the timetable, there are stops listed which aren't listed on the timetable. Do the timetables only list major stops? I am just trying to make sense of it. Granted, I know I won't know the exact times I will be there coming and going, but I know a general range, and it at least gives me an idea of what buses to look for.
I was going to purchase tickets ahead of time as much as I could. But, ultimately, I started leaning toward just paying for the single trips. But, even that might change. Here are my plans:
I will need just two bus trips in Pompei- one from train station into town, and one vice versa.
Then, in Sorrento, I will need 3 bus trips. One from the train station to my hotel. Then 2 from my hotel to the ferry dock/town. So, at this point, I am thinking that just paying per trip makes the most sense.
But, then...we come to Naples. Now, with Naples, I do expect to be doing a lot more sightseeing, so I expected to use much more public transit. My plan all along was to purchase some sort of pass that includes the metro, bus system, and funicular.....just so I have access to all of them, and can use whatever mode is most convenient at the time.
So, then I thought that maybe I should just buy a week pass and combine all of them.
But, I am getting so confused with all the different companies and what not. I downloaded the Unico app, and from what I can tell, they all run through Unico. But, like I said....it's so confusing. I'm unsure if it is better to just pay per ride in Pompei and Sorrento, and then just get a pass in Naples.
Any thoughts? My brain is all jumbled right now.