Naples Getting in and Around

Procida – Photo © theamalficoast.info
Procida – Photo © theamalficoast.info

Getting in Naples by plane

The International Airport is Capodichino (code NAP). It’s well organized and connected to the Center of the City with public transportation.

  • Naples International Airport – official site.From the airport you can take a bus for 3 euros (called Alibus) to Stazione Centrale. It also stops on Piazza Municipio near the ferry port. You can buy your ticket on the bus.

Getting in Naples by train

The main station is Piazza Garibaldi Station.

Getting around Naples

There are several ways to see Naples and the surrounding area. These include by taxi, train/subway, bus, boat (ferry and hydrofoil) and car.

Getting around Naples by taxi

Taxis are the quickest way to see Naples, but is also the most expensive. Before getting into a taxi make sure it is licensed. Licensed taxis will have a city crest on the door and a taxi number. Also, make sure it has a meter.

Vesuvius – Photo © www.stuckincustoms.com
Vesuvius – Photo © www.stuckincustoms.com

Getting around Naples by train/subway

There are four different trains and/or subway services that operate in Naples and the surrounding areas. They are listed here:

  • Circumvesuviana. The Circumvesuviana rail line operates out of the basement of the main train station at Piazza Garibaldi and has different routes that service the local Naples area. One route goes from the train station to Sorrento with several stops in between, including Pompei Scavi and Ercolano. A second route travels around Vesusvis. Other routes go to Acerra and Nola-Baiano. See the Circumvesuviana website has more information on timings, routes and cost of tickets.
  • Circumflegra. This rail line also starts in Montesanto and ends in Torregaveta. However, it runs along the western edge of Naples through the districts Soccavo, Pianurat, Quarto Flegreo, Licola and Cuma. It also approximately seven kilometers longer than the Cumana. Since the Cumana and the Circumflegra start and end in the same places one can quickly transfer from one train to the other. Both services are owned and operated by the same company and more information can be found at the S.E.P.S.A website.
  • Cumana. This is railline that operates from Montesanto in Naples and follows the coastline for approximately 20 km before ending in Torregaveta (Bacoli). The Cumana runs in the urban centers of Montesanto, Fuorigrotta, Bagnoli, Pozzuoli, Arco Felice, Baia, Fusaro before reaching Torregaveta.
Ischia Punta S. Angelo – Photo © De Maio Agostino
Ischia Punta S. Angelo – Photo © De Maio Agostino

Getting around Naples by ferry/hydrofoil

There are several ferry/hydrofoil services that connect Naples and local ports/islands. Ferry and hydrofoil services leave from either Molo Beverello, Mergellina or Pozzuoli. Some then of them are listed here:

  • Metro di Mare has several lines that connect Naples and Sapri; Bacoli and Salerno and Sorrento; Monti di Procida and Salerno; and, Amalfi and Sapri. Besides the main stops the ferry service also connects many smaller communities. The Metro di Mare webpage has schedules, timetables and location of ticket counters.
  • L.N.G. has an hydrofoil service that connects Naples with the island of Capri, along with Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi. Schedules and timings can be found on its website.
  • AliLaurohas a hydrofoil service that connects Naples with the islands of Ponza, Ventotene, Prochida, Ischia, Capri and Eolie, and the towns of Formia, Castellamare, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Salerno. Alilauro operates from both the Molo Beverello and Mergelina.
  • L.N.P. operates both hydrofoil and boats lines. It connects Naples with Sorrento and has other lines connecting Capri, Sorrento, Castellamare, Salerno, Amalfi and Positano. Schedule and timings can be downloaded from the L.N.P. website.

Where to stay in Naples

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