Naples Funiculars: history, schedules, prices and stops

Naples Funicular

All the details on the Funiculars of Naples Montesanto, Chiaia, Centrale and Mergellina: history, timetables, prices and stops.

An overview of the lines of the Naples Funicular: MontesantoChiaia, Centrale e Mergellina.

History

During the 19 century the city of Naples experienced a period of growth in the construction sector, with the development of what will then be the neighborhoods Vomero e Arenella. It was at this juncture that the need arose to connect the upper districts with the other districts of the city, so in 1880 the hypothesis began to arise for "the funicular of Naples". It was the two engineers Cigliano and Ferraro who studied the mechanical systems for the construction of the funiculars of Chiaia e Montesanto. A few years later the project was presented to the Municipality which, with the support of Banca Tiberina, started construction work.

Only towards the 20 years did the construction of the other funicular plants be seen, that is: that Centrale, which was built so as to create a link between the high neighborhoods and the city center, and that of Mergellina, which was built, as well as the first two plants, to enhance the surrounding land at the time building.

For the operations two companies were founded, the SAFUCE, in 1926, which took care of the construction of the plant Centrale, and SPEME, who instead worked on that of Mergellina.

The lines count a total of 17 stations, with waiting times ranging from 10 to 15 minutes. The travel time varies from 3 to 7 minutes needed to cover the routes.

Hours

The funiculars operate on weekdays and holidays, with some variations on certain days of the week.

Timetable of the Montesanto Funicular (Montesanto - Morghen):

Ferial and Festive

La Montesanto funicular unifies weekdays and holidays with theopening at 7: 00 , closing at 22: 00.

The frequency of the races is 10 every minute, travel time is about 4 minutes.

Chiaia funicular timetable (Parco Margherita - Cimarosa)

La funicular of Chiaia unifies the working and festive hours with opening at 06: 30 e closing at 00: 30, however, there are some variations to these times on some days, specifically:

  • Il Wednesday and Thursday la closing is anticipated at 22: 00

The frequency of the races is 10 every minute, travel time is about 3 minutes.

Timetable of the Mergellina Funicular (Mergellina - Manzoni)

Notice: the Mergellina Funicular is temporarily closed from July to September 2018. Here are the times of the substitute shuttle on the Mergellina-Via Manzoni section (click on the button to show them):

  • 7.00 - 7.15 - 7.30 - 7.50
  • 8.10 - 8.30 - 8.50
  • 9.10 - 9.30 - 9.50
  • 10.10 - 10.30 - 10.50
  • 11.10 - 11.30 - 11.50
  • 12.10 - 12.30 - 12.50
  • 13.30
  • 14.10 – 14.50
  • 15.30
  • 16.10 - 16.30 - 16.50
  • 17.10 - 17.30 - 17.50
  • 18.10 - 18.30 - 18.50
  • 19.10 – 19.50
  • 20.30
  • 21.10 – 21.45
  • 7.00 - 7.15 - 7.30 - 7.50
  • 8.10 - 8.30 - 8.50
  • 9.10 - 9.30 - 9.50
  • 10.10 - 10.30 - 10.50
  • 11.10 - 11.30 - 11.50
  • 12.10 - 12.30 - 12.50
  • 13.10 – 13.50
  • 14.30
  • 15.10 – 15.50
  • 16.30 – 16.50
  • 17.10 - 17.30 - 17.50
  • 18.10 - 18.30 - 18.50
  • 19.10 – 19.30
  • 20.10 – 20.50
  • 21.30
  • 22.00

La Funicular of Mergellina unifies the Feriale and Festivo timetables with opening at 07: 00 e closing at 22: 00.

The frequency of the races is 10 every minute, travel time is about 7 minutes.

Central Funicular Timetable (Augusteo - Piazza Fuga)

La Central Funicular unifies the weekdays and holidays with theopening at 06: 30 , closing at 00: 30, while inserting some variations to them in some days, specifically:

  • Monday e Tuesday: the closing is anticipated at 22: 00

The frequency is 10 every minute about, the travel time is about 5 minutes.

To keep up to date on timetables, we recommend installing the application GiraNapoli for iOS and Android terminals.

The stops of the Chiaia funicular

  • Cimarosa (connected with 1 Line and Central Funicular)
  • Palazzolo
  • Corso Vittorio Emanuele
  • Parco Margherita (connected with 2 Line)

The stops of the Central Funicular

  • Piazza Fuga (connected with 1 Line and Chiaia Funicular Railway)
  • Petraio - Via Palizzi
  • Corso Vittorio Emanuele
  • Augustan

The stops of the Funicolare di Mergellina

  • Via Manzoni
  • Angelina Park
  • St. Joachim
  • St. Anthony
  • Mergellina

The stops of the Montesanto Funicular

  • Via Morghen (connected to 1 Line)
  • Sant'Elmo - Viale Raffaello
  • Corso Vittorio Emanuele
  • Piazza Montesanto (connected with 2 Line, 5 Cumana Line, 7 Line)

Pricing

To move on Naples Funicular, it is possible to acquire the company ticket from €1 which entitles you to a single ride along the entire route. From the 12 June 2017 the single ride ticket will cost 1,10 €, but tickets to 1 € can still be used while stocks last.

Furthermore, you can buy a single ticket (ICT, integrated single ticket) at the price of 1,50 €, valid for one ride on every single line on iron or funicular and on buses (also on Eav vehicles) within 90 minutes. ICT will also be raised by 10 cents from 12 June and it will cost €1,60.

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Written by Matteo Morreale
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