The Montesanto funicular is one of the three historic funiculars that connects the lower part of Naples with the Vomero hill.
It was officially inaugurated in 1891, two years after the Chiaia Funicular, the oldest.
Of the 3 Funiculars of Vomero it is undoubtedly the most suggestive, thanks to the open stretch that offers a scenic view of the center of Naples, from Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
The two terminus are located in Montesanto and Morghen.
The first is located in the historic center, not far from the historic Pignasecca market, Piazza Dante, and Via Toledo.
Morghen, on the other hand, is located in the hills, just under 10 minutes from the wonderful Belvedere, Castel Sant’Elmo and the Certosa di San Martino.
Tourists, students and citizens regularly use this means of transport, one of the most efficient and punctual in Naples.
The route of the Montesanto funicular is 825 meters long for a total of 3 stations.
The Montesanto station is located in the square of the same name, near the Church of Santa Maria di Montesanto, and from Via Pignasecca.
It is spread over two floors: on the ground floor there are ticket offices, and some points of sale (newsagent, bar and supermarket). On the first floor, on the other hand, there are the (separate) entrances to the funicular and the Cumana and Circumflegrea trains.
The Metro Line 2 station is just a few minutes away on foot: when you leave the station, walk along the church and walk along Via Olivella.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele is the first, and only, intermediate stop. The project for a fourth station connecting with Sant’Elmo Castle (through a system of lifts) has been definitively shelved.
Morghen, the mountain station, is located in the street of the same name, not far from San Martino. To reach the Viewpoint, as soon as you leave the station, turn right, take the first road on the right and go up. You have to walk for about ten minutes.
The Morghen station is not directly connected to the other lines, however, it is just a few minutes’ walk from the Central Funicular, Chiaia and Line 1 of the Metro (Piazza Vanvitelli).
The funicular runs every day, from Monday to Sunday, including holidays, from 07:00 (first ride) to 22:00 (last ride).
The rides depart exactly every 10 minutes.
The complete journey takes 5/6 minutes.
The funicular is managed by ANM, a transport company that also offers service on buses, Metro Line 1 and the 4 funiculars.
A single journey ticket, valid for one journey only, costs €1.10.
You can also use the 90 ‘integrated TIC ticket. It allows you to use the funicular and other vehicles in a combined way, but making only one trip for each vehicle (a trip by funicular, a trip by metro…). It costs €1.60 per person.
There are no reduced tickets. Only children under the age of 8 enter for free, accompanied by a paying adult.