Where is Royal Palace of Caserta? Location, Directions, Best Routes & More

Where is Royal Palace of Caserta located?

Address: Royal Palace of Caserta, Piazza Carlo di Borbone, 81100 Caserta CE, Italy

The Royal Palace of Caserta consists of the palace, the park, and the garden. However, the estate of the Royal Palace of Caserta stretches beyond these as well, including the Carolino Aqueduct, Saint Leucio Belvedere and also San Silvestro’s Oasis. 

There are multiple ways to get to the Royal Palace of Caserta, including train, bus and also your own vehicle.

Getting to the Royal Palace of Caserta by public transportation

By train
By bus

Best for: Quick, long-distance travel
Travel time: 30 minutes
Nearest train station: Caserta station, 500 m away
Frequency: Every 15-30 minutes

  • Take a regional train from Napoli Centrale Station to Caserta Station . This is the most common route, with trains departing frequently throughout the day. The tickets start from €3 - €4.
  • Travelers from Rome can take a Frecciarossa high-speed train to Naples Centrale and then switch to a regional train for Caserta. Or they can opt for a slower but direct regional train route from Rome to Caserta (be prepared for a longer travel time).
  • The Reggia Express, a special historic train with carriages from the 1930s and 1950s, offered by the FS Foundation, allows you to travel from Naples to the Royal Palace of Caserta in style.

Best for: Cost-effective travel
Bus lines: 01-CE, 03-NA, 07-CE, 01-UC, 04-UC, 05-UC, 43-CE, 02-CE, 03-CE, 04-CE, 04-NA, 02-UC, 06-UC, ATC
Travel time: 30 minutes
Closest bus stop: Caserta – Stazione FS, 500 m away
Frequency: Every 30-45 minutes

  • Take a bus from Naples to Caserta. FlixBus offers direct bus service between Naples and Caserta, with a travel time of around 30 minutes.
  • Once you arrive at Caserta Bus Station, it's about a 15-20 minute walk to the entrance of the Royal Palace. Follow signs for "Reggia di Caserta".
  • Alternatively, you can take a local bus from Caserta Bus Station directly to the palace entrance. Buses run regularly and the journey takes around 10 minutes.

Getting to the Royal Palace of Caserta by car

Driving route
Parking facilities

Best for: Convenient travel
Travel time: 40 minutes
Distance: 31.4 km

  • From Naples: Head onto Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi towards Corso Novara and take a right onto Corso Meridionale. Continue straight for about 2 km and take a left onto Via Emanuele Gianturco. Follow signs to get onto SS162dir.
  • Highway option: Take the exit onto A1/E45 towards Roma and continue straight for 24 km. Then, take the exit towards Caserta Nord and continue onto Via Autostrada.
  • Reaching the Palace: Turn left onto Via Nazionale Appia/SS7 and then right onto Via Regalone. Then turn left onto Via Giuseppe Campanile and then left again onto Via Ponteselice. Continue straight for 1.3 km. Finally, turn right onto Viale Carlo III di Borbone and take the first exit at the roundabout to Viale della Libertà. Continue straight for about 650 meters and then turn left onto Viale Vittorio Veneto/SS7. The Royal Palace of Caserta is about 100 meters from here.
  • On-site Parking: The Royal Palace has a large parking lot conveniently located right in front of it. This is likely the most convenient option, though it might get crowded during peak season.
  • Parcheggio Jolly H24 Caserta: Situated at Via Antonio Vivaldi, 51, this parking lot is highly rated. It is conveniently located at a 15-minute distance the palace.
  • Park San Carlo: This parking facility is located at Via S. Carlo, 106, within walking distance of the Royal Palace, just a 15-min walk.
  • Vanvitelli Parking Srl: Located at Piazza Luigi Vanvitelli, 19, this parking lot is 10-min walk to the palace entrance.

Walking to Royal Palace of Caserta

Best for: Sightseeing
From Caserta Train Station: The Royal Palace is located about 15-20 minutes walking distance from Caserta Train Station. Follow signs for "Reggia di Caserta" and head towards Piazza Carlo di Borbone, where the palace entrance is located. The walk is relatively straightforward, with clear signage guiding you to the palace.

From Caserta City Center: If you're starting from the city center, the Royal Palace is around a 15-20 minute walk away. Head towards Piazza Carlo di Borbone, following the signs for the "Reggia di Caserta". The walk takes you through the historic streets of Caserta, offering views of the city along the way.

Accessibility: The route to the palace is mostly flat and paved, making it accessible for visitors with mobility issues. However, there may be some uneven surfaces or slight inclines, so those with accessibility needs should exercise caution.

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Frequently asked questions about where is Royal Palace of Caserta

What is the best way to travel from Naples to the Royal Palace of Caserta?

The most convenient and efficient way to travel from Naples to the Royal Palace of Caserta is by train. Trains run frequently from Napoli Centrale to Caserta Station, and the journey takes approximately 40 minutes. The palace is a short walk from Caserta Station.

How frequent are the train and bus services from Naples to Caserta?

Trains and buses from Napoli Centrale to Caserta run approximately every 30 to 45 minutes throughout the day.

Are there any direct transport options from Naples Airport to the Royal Palace of Caserta?

While there are no direct shuttles from Naples Airport (Capodichino) to the Royal Palace of Caserta, you can take a shuttle or taxi to Napoli Centrale and then a train to Caserta. Taking a taxi directly from Naples Airport to the palace is an option, though it is more expensive (around €80-€100). The ride takes about 30-40 minutes. The best bet is to book round-trip shuttle transfers with your Royal Palace of Caserta tickets, you eliminate the hassle of logistics and enjoy a seamless travel.

How much does it cost to catch a train from Naples to the Royal Palace of Caserta?

Depending on the type of train, the price of your ticket can vary from €1 to €6.

If arriving by train from Naples with luggage, are there limitations on suitcase size or quantity allowed onboard?

Trenitalia trains generally allow passengers to bring luggage without strict limitations on size or quantity, as long as it can be stored in designated areas or overhead compartments. It's recommended to check Trenitalia's specific policies if you have large or multiple suitcases.

Are there any shuttle services or public transport options from Caserta Station to the palace?

The Royal Palace of Caserta is approximately a 5-10 minute walk from Caserta Station, making it easily accessible on foot. However, there are also local buses, shuttles and taxis available at Caserta Station if you prefer not to walk. Some

What is the recommended mode of transportation for travelers with mobility issues?

For travelers with mobility issues, the most convenient and comfortable way to reach the Royal Palace of Caserta from Naples is by taxi or pre-booked shuttle transfers.

Are there any notable landmarks or stops along the way from Naples to Caserta?

While the train journey from Naples to Caserta is relatively quick, history buffs can consider a couple of interesting detours. First up is Santa Maria Capua Vetere, located roughly halfway between the two cities. Steeped in history, this town was once the ancient Roman city of Capua. Alternatively, near San Tammaro, you'll find Reggia di Carditello, an 18th-century royal palace offering a unique architectural style compared to the grand Baroque of the Royal Palace of Caserta.