Getting from Naples to Sorrento – Best Route and Travel Advice

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by Giuseppe Morvillo
Giuseppe is a Property Manager, Travel writer & Media Planner who has born and raised in Sorrento, Italy.
If you are in Naples and you are coming to Sorrento, here you will find all the necessary and updated INFO for 2020: getting from Naples to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast is never been easier with our guide.
by Giuseppe Morvillo
Giuseppe is a Property Manager, Travel writer & Media Planner who has born and raised in Sorrento, Italy.
If you are in Naples and you are coming to Sorrento, here you will find all the necessary and updated INFO for 2020: getting from Naples to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast is never been easier with our guide.

Getting from Naples to Sorrento

Naples is one of the most beautiful cities of Southern Italy and the third largest city in Italy, known for its rich history, art and sights to visit it is the largest and closest to Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast. If you’re planning a quick weekend break to Sorrento or booking a one day tour from Naples to Sorrento and wanting to know the best and efficient way to get there, we’ve put together all of your travel options for you in this article.

You can read more on our Complete Guide to Sorrento here.

From Naples to Sorrento – Map

One of the questions we often get asked is what is the best way to get to Sorrento from Naples?

As well as what is the easiest and most comfortable to travel?

In my opinion the best way to get to Sorrento from Naples always depends on where you are departing from but the most comfortable way is to travel by private transportation. Your other options to reach Sorrento is by train, bus or ferry and which ever transport option you decide to choose the journey of each of them is much easier than you think.

Naples to Sorrento: With Private Driver

 

Naples to Sorrento - Map

Travelling from Naples to Sorrento with a private driver is of course the most comfortable, effective and fastest option to arrive to your destination. We always recommend this option to our guests as our first class drivers will give you some information about our beautiful coast and also give you the opportunity to make stops to take pictures in some breathtaking locations. This the best and most convenient way to travel if you are in a group of more than 3 people or if you’re travelling with family and small children.

The private transportation is a perfect choice for those who:

  • Are departing from Naples Capodichino Airport, Naples train Station, Naples harbour or from your hotel or accommodation in Naples
  • Are travelling with family or small children, have bags and luggages and your group is more than 3 guests
  • Want to enjoy hassle-free transportation to your accommodation in Sorrento & Amalfi Coast with a private transfer service
  • Want to travel with professional, efficient and great drivers with an extensive knowledge of the area

 

Naples to Sorrento: By Train

Naples to Sorrento - Map

The Journey from Naples to Sorrento:

If you are travelling by train from Venice, Florence or Rome with Italo or Trenitalia (high speed trains), you will arrive to Napoli Stazione Centrale on Piazza Garibaldi. From here all you have to do is reach Cirumvesuviana line or Campania Express and take the direct train from Naples to Sorrento.

If you prefer to take public transport to reach Sorrento from Naples, deciding which one is best for you really depends on your needs and who you are travelling with.

  • Circumvesuviana:

    This is the local train that connects all the cities between Naples and Sorrento, the journey to reach our beautiful town takes about one hour and a half. The first train is at 6.11am and the last is at 9.49pm, trains run every 30 minutes and a one way ticket costs €4,90 per person. The ticket can be easily bought at the station’s ticket office without having to prebook.

  • CampaniaExpress:

    The newest train company made specifically for travellers and commuters, where you’ll find all the comforts, guaranteed seating, air conditioning and a very fast way of travelling, in fact this specific train has fewer stops in comparison to Circumvesuviana. The ticket should be bought at least 20 minutes before departure or if you’re planning to travel by train with no doubt, buy it directly online. A one way ticket costs €8,00 per person and the journey takes about 50 minutes.

Travelling by train from Naples to Sorrento can therefore be a good solution for:

  • Those who have flexible times and do not need to arrive at a certain time
  • Those looking for a more budget friendly option
  • If you are travelling in a group less than 3 people
  • Those travelling without bags and luggages

Naples to Sorrento: By Bus

From Naples To Sorrento By Bus

Travelling from Naples to Sorrento is of course the cheapest way to reach Sorrento, especially if you’re travelling by plane and you do not want to lose time to reach the Railway Station or the Port of Naples. In fact, from Capodichino, there is shuttle service served by the company Curreri that departs directly from the airport exit and reaches Sorrento bus station, with only a few stops.

Curreri: Pro’s & Con’s
  • Tickets can be bought online on the web page of the company Curreri
  • The journey takes about 75 minutes, but it depends on traffic (I really do not recommend to take the bus if you’re travelling on a Sunday and especially between these times: 14:00 – 18:00)
  • Ticket costs €10,00 one way per person
  • On the bus there is air conditioning
  • If you are traveling with luggage, you will have to store them in the luggage compartment underneath the bus
  • There isn’t a toilet onboard and they won’t make any service station stops.

Travelling by train from Naples to Sorrento can therefore be a good solution for:

  • Those travelling alone or as a couple
  • Those who have flexible times and do not need to arrive at a certain time
  • Want to see a nice view of the volcano Vesuvius on their journey

Naples to Sorrento: By Ferry

From Naples to Sorrento by ferry

f you’re a lover of the sea and want to start your holiday with the sensation of the Neapolitan’s sea breeze on your face the ferry is the best choice for you! The ferry is also the fastest and easiest way to reach the Sorrento coast, as you’ll skip any kind of delay with traffic. Whether you’re travelling by train or by plane, to reach Molo Beverello (Port of Naples), you’ll have to take a quick ride of 10-15 minutes by taxi and it will cost around €10,00.

The biggest company that serves this type of transfer service by boat is Alilauro:

  • Tickets can be purchased online directly on their website: http://www.alilauro.it/orari-e-tariffe or directly at the ticket office situated in Molo Beverello
  • Ticket prices may vary, it usually costs between €13,00 – €20,00 each
  • The journey takes about 45 minutes and you’ll have an amazing view of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius, admiring the beauty of Naples and a beautiful glimpse of the Sorrento coast
  • Luggage of a maximum size of 50x35x20 (cm) and the weight not exceeding 9 Kg is included in the cost of the ticket. For extra luggage and excess baggage in size and/or weight or if your are travelling with animals or bicycles you’ll need a ticket specifically for your additional needs

Travelling by ferry from Naples to Sorrento can therefore be a good solution for:

  • Those landing in Naples in the early hours of the morning
  • Those who want to see a nice view of the Bay of Naples, Capri Island and Sorrento Coast during their journey
  • Those travelling with luggage, directly at the port they offer a storage service, and you can benefit the extra hours to visit and see as much as you can of Naples (Just nearby is the harbour of Molo Beverello you’ll have the majestic Maschio Angioino in front of you, visit the famous metro station of Via Toledo, which is one the most beautiful stations in Europe or you could choose to eat the famous Pizza a Portafoglio, a typical Neapolitan appetizer)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Naples to Sorrento?

The train ticket from Naples to Sorrento is €4.90 – €8, each way, depending how far in advance you purchase your tickets and which train company you decide to go for, Circumvesuviana or Campania Express.

Is there a direct train from Naples to Sorrento?

Yes there is a direct train from Naples to Sorrento.

How long is the bus journey from Naples to Sorrento?

The bus journey from Naples to Sorrento is 1 hour and 30 minutes.

How far is the train ride from Naples to Sorrento?

The train journey from Naples to Sorrento is around 90 minutes.

How far is the ferry ride from Sorrento to Naples?

The journey from Sorrento to Naples by ferry takes around 45 minutes.

Can you do a day trip to Naples to Sorrento?

Yes of course, but it will require very organised planning and a very early start in order to maximises the sights and activities you will want to see and do during your time in Sorrento. You can discover a full list of activities in our 1 day in Sorrento Itinerary.

How much is a taxi from Rome to Sorrento?

From Rome to Sorrento an taxi can cost 380€.

Is it safe to travel to Sorrento?

Sorrento is known to be a very safe area by local and tourists which is why its an ideal location for families, couples and large groups.

How much is a taxi from Naples to Sorrento?

From Naples to Sorrento an taxi can cost from 80€.

How far is Naples to Sorrento by car?

Travelling from Naples to Sorrento by car takes around 1 hour.

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