Caprionline Insider Guides

Recommended experiences for your Italy holiday.

Getting to Sorrento

Map

Sorrento is located 50 kilometers south of Naples and can be reached by train, bus, car, or ferry. On the map below you'll find all the information you need to reach Sorrento. It takes about an hour to travel between Naples and Sorrento.

Book your transfer from Rome or Naples to Sorrento online Or request an estimate

Top Excursion Sorrento - Deluxe transfer from Rome to Amalfi, Ravello, Salerno Pick

Guided tours

Deluxe transfer from Rome to Amalfi, Ravello, Salerno

This deluxe transfer service will take you from the airport, train station, or hotel in Rome in comfort and style to Amalfi or Ravello on the Amalfi Coast or Salerno (or vice versa).
Duration of the transfer: about 3 hours

By Top Excursion Sorrento

from € 460 3 hours

Giovanni Guidone

(Titolare)

Astarita Car Service - Private Transfer Rome - Sorrento or Vice Versa Pick

Guided tours

Private Transfer Rome - Sorrento or Vice Versa

Reaching Sorrento from Rome (or vice versa) can be a long and complicated trip. Instead, book a private transfer by luxury Mercedes and leave the driving and luggage worries to us! Your bilingual driver will take you directly to your destination, stress-free.

By Astarita Car Service

from € 450 price per vehicle
Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Roundtrip transfer from Rome to Positano Pick

Guided tours

Roundtrip transfer from Rome to Positano

Enjoy a private luxury roundtrip transfer from Rome to Positano by a Mercedes or Volkswagen sedan or minivan with a professional driver who speaks Italian and English.

By Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers

from € 878

All transfer services to/from Rome »

Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Transfer Sorrento- Naples (or viceversa) + Pompeii Pick

Guided tours

Transfer Sorrento- Naples (or viceversa) + Pompeii

Make your transfer from Sorrento to Naples (or vice versa) a fun day trip! Add a two-hour stop at Pompeii, Herculaneum, or Mount Vesuvius to your luxury transfer by Mercedes or Volkswagen with a professional driver.

By Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers

from € 185 Includes 2 hour stop
Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers - Private Roundtrip Transfer Naples - Sorrento Pick

Guided tours

Private Roundtrip Transfer Naples - Sorrento

A complete roundtrip transfer getting to and from Naples and Sorrento for a completely stress-free beginning and end to your stay on Italy's beautiful Sorrentine Peninsula! Pick-up an drop-off with luxury Mercedes or Volkswagen vehicles at your hotel or any other location in the city.

By Joe Banana Limos - Tours & Transfers

from € 210
Top Excursion Sorrento - Deluxe transfer from Naples to Positano Pick

Guided tours

Deluxe transfer from Naples to Positano

Book a private transfer by sedan or minivan with Top Excursion Sorrento for a comfortable, safe, and relaxing trip to Positanto from your airport, train station, or hotel in Naples or vice versa.
Duration 1 hour 15 mins

By Top Excursion Sorrento

from € 120 € 125 -4%

Giovanni Guidone

(Titolare)

All transfer services to/from Naples »

Getting to Sorrento

From the Naples Capodichino International Airport

The Curreri bus departs from the Naples Capodichino airport terminal and arrives in Sorrento in a little over an hour. You can purchase your ticket on board for EUR 10. The bus stop is opposite the airport arrivals gate; buses arrive about ten minutes before every scheduled departure and there is ample space for luggage on board. Buses run daily, except for 25 December and 1 January. The bus service is comfortable and safe; sit on the right side to enjoy the beautiful views of the Sorrentine peninsula along the way.

My flight comes in late. How can I get to Sorrento at night?

The last bus from the Naples airport to Sorrento departs at 9:30pm in the summer, and at 7:30pm in the winter. If your flight arrives after that time, your only alternative is to reach Sorrento by private transfer or taxi. The average fare for a taxi ride from Naples to Sorrento is €80-100. We recommend booking a transfer rather than taking a taxi, as you will have a driver waiting to meet you when your flight lands.

Book a transfer from the Naples Airport to Sorrento

From the Naples Piazza Garibaldi Train Station

High speed trains from Milan, Florence, and Rome arrive at Naples' Piazza Garibaldi train station.

The Circumvesuviana station is downstairs. This line runs from Naples to Sorrento, and tickets cost less than €4.

Info:

  • The ride lasts about 1 hour and 10 minutes, with a number of stops along the way. Sorrento is the last stop along the line.
  • The Circumvesuviana is a commuter train along a main line, so can get very crowded and you may not find seating. Trains are not air conditioned.
  • The Naples train station has the same sort of safety issues that any train station in a large city may have, so keep an eye on your valuables and documents and don't wear expensive jewelry.
  • The train usually runs on time, and is generally the fastest and cheapest way to reach Sorrento.

If you are travelling with a number of bags, we do not recommend taking the Circumvesuviana:

  • There are no escalators to reach the platform.
  • There is no space to store luggage on the train.
  • The trains can get very crowded, so you may have to travel standing up with your bags next to you.

In this case, the most convenient alternative is to book a private transfer from the station to your hotel.

Book a transfer from the Naples train station to Sorrento

We recommend avoiding the Circumvesuviana from Naples to Sorrento on Sunday mornings in the summer, and national holidays.

From Rome to Sorrento by Bus

If you are travelling to Sorrento from Rome, you can also opt to take the Marozzi bus. The trip takes about 4 hours, but you are guaranteed a seat, there is space for storing luggage, and you don't have to change. Buses depart each day from the Roma Tiburtina train station at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Getting to Sorrento by Car

Getting to Sorrento by car is easy...the traffic is the hard part!

Driving to Sorrento, Italy

From Highway A3 Napoli - Pompei - Sorrento (Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento), exit at Castellammare di Stabia and continue straight following the signs to "Sorrento".

After passing through three tunnels and a few kilometers of curvy, scenic road, you'll pass through the towns of Meta, Piano, and Sant'Agnello and arrive in Sorrento.

Parking in Sorrento

There is no free parking in Sorrento. All parking are pay lots and cost around €2/hour or €25/day. The largest and most convenient parking lot is Il Correale, behind Piazza Lauro. For those who are travelling to Capri, there is a parking lot at Sorrento's port.

Corso Italia is closed to traffic between 7:30 pm and midnight from Easter to the beginning of November.

Parking in Sorrento

Traffic in Sorrento

One of Sorrento's chronic problems is the traffic that can back up along the highway SS 145 from Castellammare to Sorrento. Here are the days and times in which you will probably run into heavy traffic:

Summer and Christmas holidays

  • Sunday and holiday mornings going into Sorrento
  • Sunday and holiday late afternoons coming out of Sorrento

Traffic can come to a standstill on the national holidays of Easter Monday, April 25th, and May 1st, particularly in late afternoon leaving Sorrento. We strongly recommend taking a different route. The same is true for Sunday evenings in summertime going towards Naples.

Getting to Sorrento by Sea

One of the most scenic and relaxing ways to reach Sorrento is by ferry from Naples.

The Naples - Sorrento line is active all year long, and the routes depart from the Molo Beverello pier. You can reach the Naples port via the Alibus bus route which leaves from the Naples' Capodichino Airport.

Info:

  • The high speed ferry takes 40 minutes
  • Routes do not run Saturday and Sunday from November through March.
  • The ticket costs around €12, plus a baggage fee of €2 per bag.
  • Routes may be suspended in case of rough seas
  • To get to the port of Sorrento to the center of town, you need to climb a steep road or about 100 steps. There are buses and taxis which will take you uphill from the port.

The most convenient arrival?

Camilla Formisano

(Insider)

Book a private transfer from Rome or Naples directly to your hotel in Sorrento. If you are travelling with a group of family or friends, a private transfer will cost only slightly more than public transportation. Late flight? A private transfer is the only way to get to Sorrento if your flight lands in the evening, or if you have an early morning departure flight. Begin your vacation stress-free!

Book online

...and let your vacation begin

Shuttle service directly to your hotel!