Reaching Naples is simple! The easiest way to get to the city is by high-speed train and routes run to Rome and many other major Italian transport hubs. Naples’ main train station is called Napoli Centrale and both Trenitalia (Italy’s national rail company) and private Italo trains arrive and depart here. Those coming to Naples from overseas will probably opt to fly into the Capodichino International Airport, the city’s main airport where a number of direct international flights arrive and depart daily. Naples is also easy to reach by car; highway A1, also known as the Autostrada del Sole that runs the entire length of Italy north to south, passes through the city.
The fastest and easiest way to reach Naples by train is via a high-speed Trenitalia or Italo train. The two train companies are very similar, so choose a train based on your schedule and budget.
It takes about four hours to reach Naples from Milan, three hours to reach Naples from Florence, and just over an hour to arrive from Rome.
You can find discounted tickets if you book in advance, but they generally cannot be changed or refunded so if you miss your train or travel plans change, you will not be reimbursed. We recommend taking that into consideration when booking, especially if you are catching the train after connecting from another train or flight that may be delayed. Regardless, you can always buy tickets at the station or online via the train company’s app or website up until a few minutes before departure. Numerous trains arrive each hour in Naples, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding a seat.
High-speed trains to Naples arrive in the Napoli Centrale station. On the lower level of this station, called Napoli Piazza Garibaldi, Circumvesuviana trains running between Naples and Sorrento arrive and depart; metro lines 1 and 2 also have stops on the lower level. How to get to Sorrento from Naples.
In contrast to a few years ago, the Naples train station is safe and guarded by security officers 24 hours a day. You should have no issues with safety inside the station, but should be cautious in the surrounding neighborhood late at night.
Many international flights land at the Rome Fiumicino Aiport. From here, you can take the Leonardo Express airport train that takes 30 minutes to reach the main Rome Termini train station located in the city center. At Rome Termini, connect to a high-speed train to Naples. The entire trip from the Fiumicino airport to the Naples via train will take about three hours.
A number of budget airlines land at the Rome Ciampino airport; from here you can take an airport shuttle bus to the Rome Termini train station and connect to Naples via high-speed train.
You can also take a Fiumicino Express bus bus directly from the Rome Fiumicino airport to downtown Naples near the train station.
High-speed trains to Naples depart from the Santa Maria Novella station in central Florence and take about three hours to make the trip.
The Napoli Capodichino airport is less than 30 minutes from the city center and there are direct flights to major European cities and New York. Alitalia and Lufthansa operate routes out of Naples that connect to destinations across the globe.
From the Naples airport you can reach the city center by taxi (fares are around EUR 20) or with the Alibus.
You can reach Sorrento from the Naples airport via the Curreri Bus.
If you are flying into Rome, you can take a high-speed train directly to Naples.
You can drive to Naples easily by following the A1 motorway, though driving in the city itself and finding parking can be daunting. We suggest leaving your car in one of the outlying parking lots and garages near the exits for the motorway and beltway around the city, and take public transportation into the city center.
The least expensive parking lots and garages:
Parcheggio Brin: located at the motorway exit along Via Marina. From here, take tram n. 4 or one of the buses to the city center. Daily rate: EUR 8.
Policlinico: located at the beltway (tangenziale) exit near the Policlinico stop along metro line 1. Daily rate: EUR 6.
Colli Aminei: located at the beltway (tangenziale) exit near a metro line 1 stop.
Ferries run between Naples and Capri all year round, departing from Marina Grande on Capri and arriving either at Molo Beverello (hydrofoils) or Calata Porta di Massa (regular ferries) piers in Naples. Molo Beverello is located in Piazza Municipio in the city center while Porta di Massa is located closer to the train station. There are taxis and Alibus airport shuttles that connect the Naples Capodichino airport with the city center at both piers.
There are a number of ways to reach Naples from Sorrento:
Circumvesuviana train from Sorrento to Naples: this local commuter train departs every 20 minutes from the train station in the center of Sorrento and takes about an hour to reach the Napoli Piazza Garibaldi (Centrale) station in downtown Naples.
Ferries from Sorrento to Naples: hydrofoils depart from Marina Piccola in Sorrento and reach the Beverello pier in Naples in about 40 minutes.
Curreri bus from Sorrento to the Naples Capodichino airport: this shuttle service is the easiest way to reach the Naples airport from Sorrento, departing from outside the Circumvesuviana train station in downtown Sorrento.
It’s not easy to reach Naples from the towns along the Amalfi Coast, since there are just a few buses that depart from Amalfi and ferries from Positano only run during the summer high season.
Here are your options:
Bus from Amalfi to Naples: it takes about 2 hours by bus to reach Naples from Amalfi. Buses stop at Amalfi, Atrani, Minori, and Maiori.
Bus from Positano to Sorrento + Circumvesuviana train from Sorrento to Naples
Ferry from Positano to Naples: this ferry only runs a few times and day and is active from June to September.
The easiest way to reach Naples from the towns on the Amalfi Coast, especially if you are traveling with luggage, is booking a private transfer from Positano to Naples.
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