Warning to Visitors

Some of the information below may be out of date as a result of changing timetables and services. Please double check the accuracy of all information before travelling.

The booking forms should be up to date however, so if tickets for a particular service are available, then the service should be operational.


Naples is the third largest city in Italy, and is one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities. Its historical centre is the largest in Europe and is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The city has an extensive public transport system, operated by the Azienda Napoletana Mobilata (ANM). The main station is called Napoli Centrale, located in Piazza Garibaldi. Other stations of note are Napoli Campi Flegrei and Napoli Mergellina. Since 2007, the city has been connected to Rome by a high speed rail link, with a journey time of just under one hour.

The city's port runs a number of ferry services to destinations including Capri, Ischia, Amalfi, Sicily, Sardinia and Sorrento. 

How to get to Naples from
Route 1:

The train between Naples and Sorrento is a very cheap and quick way to travel between the two cities. Unfortunately, it also happens to be one of the worst in terms of pick-pocketing. There are countless stories floating around of tourists being targetted, so be aware. If you are set on using this train service, wear a money belt or be very aware of the potential for pickpockets.

Trains travel to/from the main station at Naples (Stazione Napoli Centrale on Piazza Garibaldi) regularly throughout the day, and travel along the cost between the city and Sorrento. Some trains stop more often than others. If you are in a hurry to reach your destination, look out for 'Diretto' trains.

More information is available on the Circumvesuvian website, which also hosts a useful journey planner.

Route 2:

Catching a ferry between Naples and Sorrento is often a safer and more enjoyable alternative to the Naples - Sorrento (Circumvesuvian Train). There are a couple of options with regard to which ferry you catch as well.

Alilauro Hydrofoil

The Alilauro Hydrofoil offers the quickest route between Sorrento and Naples, travelling to/from Naples' Moro Beverello pier. The trip lasts about 40minutes, and costs €11 one-way (return fares are double the single fare). The boat itself is very fast, and as a result, passengers aren't permitted to stand on-deck. You can still see plenty of scenery from your seat, but if you would rather have the opportunity to take photographs, I would recommoend the Metro del Mare. Full details are available on the Alilauro website.

Metro del Mare

The Metro del Mare network operates along the length of the Amalfi Coast, and as a result, there are plenty of different services that operate between Naples and Sorrento. For this route, you need to catch the MM1, MM2, MM3 or MM7. The quickest route between Naples and Sorrento is the MM3 ferry, as it only stops at one other port between the cities. A single ticket costs from €6.50. Full details can be found on the Metro del Mare website.