Sorrento and the Amalfi can be reached by different means of transport. Sorrento, thanks to its favorable geographic location provides a convenient starting point to reach the most beautiful places of the coast.
HOW TO GET THERE BY PLANE:
The nearest airport to Sorrento, only 50 km, is Naples (Capodichino) www.gesac.it. The airport is linked with major Italian and European towns by different airlines that, often, propose interesting offers depending on the seasons. From the airport there are different ways to get to Sorrento. The most convenient and economical, if available at the time of your arrival, is undoubtedly the Curreri bus service. The bus stops right outside the exit "arrivals" of the airport and takes you in about 7 euros an hour (in good traffic condition) to the train station of Sorrento. Other solutions may be taxi or transfer services that most agencies in Sorrento offer at prices ranging from 70 to 100 Euros. From the airport there are buses, taxis and shuttles to the station Circumvesuviana www.vesuviana.it to take local trains every half hour or to Naples, Sorrento and the Beverello from which to take the hydrofoils and ferries Sorrento. These solutions are to be taken only in the absence of better alternatives because little comfortable and tiring.
HOW TO GET THERE BY TRAIN:
The train station Napoli Centrale Piazza Garibaldi of the State Railways www.trenitalia.com where trains arrive from the major Italian cities is linked to Sorrento by train local Circumvesuviana. Upon arriving in Naples Central Station, in front of the tracks, follow the instructions that will lead to the Circumvesuviana. The cost of the ticket is about 3.50 Euros you can do the ticket or at some newsagent in the station. The journey from Naples takes about 1 hour and depending on the time, can be more or less comfortable. The trains are infact often crowded and uncomfortable, but it remains the fastest and cheapest way to reach Sorrento.
GETTING THERE BY CAR:
Any direction you are coming from take the highway to Naples. Continue along the A3 motorway in the direction of Sorrento and exit at Castellammare di Stabia. From Castellammare di Stabia, continue along the main road for 23 km. You pass from the various towns of Vico Equense, Meta, Piano di Sorrento, Sant'Agnello until you get to Sorrento. The highway during periods of increased flow of tourists (from June to September) is very congested with traffic and sometimes, you can take more than an hour to drive the 23 km from Castellammare to Sorrento ....
GETTING THERE BY SEA:
If you are at the center of Naples can be very comfortable to reach Sorrento by sea. There are different hydrofoils and ferries that connect Naples to Sorrento. Depending on the means of transportation it takes about 40 minutes to reach Sorrento. The journey is more comfortable than the train even if more expensive (more than twice). The hydrofoils and ferries dock at the port of Sorrento that is about 500 meters from the center that you should do with shuttles linking the port with the center.