How to reach Sorrento Coast
There are several ways to reach Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast. Sorrento, in fact, thanks to its favorable location is at the center of a fascinating and unforgettable tourist-cultural itinerary.
Is a convenient starting point to reach the most beautiful places of the coast and islands of Capri and Ischia.
HOW TO REACH BY PLANE:
The nearest airport to Sorrento, only 55 km long far, is Capodichino (International Capodichino Airport) www.gesac.it. The airport is linked to the main Italian and European towns by different airlines.
From the airport there are different ways to get to Sorrento. The most comfortable and the cheapest as well, if available at your arrival time, is bus service by Curreri www.curreriviaggi.it.
The bus is just outside the "Arrival" gate takes you straight to Piazza Tasso, Sorrento town center and in good traffic condition it takes about one hour. Different solutions may be taxi or transfer services that the most agencies in Sorrento offers. From the airport there are also buses, taxi and shuttles to the Circumvesuviana rail station www.vesuviana.it (Piazza Garibaldi) from where you can catch the local trains to Sorrento every approx twenty minutes or to Naples harbour (Beverello port) from where you catch the hydrofoils and ferries to Sorrento.
We suggest you to use these last transports only if you don’t find any better solution as they are little comfortable and tiring.
HOW TO REACH BY TRAIN:
The train station Napoli Centrale Piazza Garibaldi of the State Rail www.trenitalia.com is linked to Sorrento by the Circumvesuviana local trains www.vesuviana.it. As soon as you get to Napoli Centrale take the stairs to the underground and you’ll get to the Circumvesuviana station. You can buy it at the ticket strand or at some newsagent at the station.
The journey from Naples takes about one hour and depending on the time, can be more or less comfortable.The trains are infact often crowded but unluckly they represent the fastest and cheapest way to reach Sorrento (last stop).
HOW TO REACH BY CAR:
Any direction you are coming from take the highway to Naples www.autostrade.it. Follow the A3 to the Sorrentine Peninsula and take the Castellamare di Stabia exit. From Castellamare drive along the main road for about 23 km. You pass through the villages of Vico Equense, Meta, Piano di Sorrento, Sant’agnello as far as Sorrento, the last village you find.
The state road in the most touristic period, from June to September, can be stucked with traffic and sometimes it takes more than one hour to drive the 23 km from Castellamare to Sorrento. We suggest to departure not during busy days.
HOW TO REACH SORRENTO BY SEA:
If you are in the town centre of Naples or in Via Marina it can be very comfortable to reach Sorrento by sea.
There are different hydrofoils and ferries www.alilauro.it; www.navlib.it; www.caremar.it; www.snav.it linking Naples to Sorrento. Depending on the transport it takes approx 35/45 minutes to get to Sorrento.
The journey is more comfortable than the train one even if more expensive.
The hydrofoils and the ferries get to the port of Sorrento (Marina Piccola) that is about 500 mt. far long from the Sorrento town centre.
We suggest you to get to the centre by the shuttle buses you find in the little square.