Armando Mancini from Napoli, Italia [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

937/5000 The Central Funicular is not only a convenient service to overcome the difference in height between Piazza del Plebiscito and the Vomero district, but it is also one of the oldest and most elegant transport structures in the city. Opened in 1928, it was designed by Giovan Battista Comencini and Nicola Daspuro; the beautiful lower station is instead due to the hand of the architect Arnaldo Foschini together with the engineer Pier Luigi Nervi. As for the other funiculars, the station clocks are designed by the watchmaker Brinkmann of Naples. It consists of 4 stops and, given its location between two historic areas of the city, it is very popular with tourists. Coaches leave every 10 minutes, for a quick trip that will take you to the top in less than 5min. Pay attention: like the Mergellina Funicular, the runs alternate between direct - which will take you from one end of the line to the other without stopping - and mixed - which stop at all the stations.


  • Augusteo
  • Corso Vittorio Emanuele
  • Petraio
  • Piazza Fuga


Funicolare centrale runs since 7:00 AM to 10':00 PM everyday.