Sorrento is located 50 kilometers south of Naples in southern Italy and can be reached via public transportation - train, bus, or ferry - or by car. On the map below, you can find information on all the different options for getting to Sorrento; it takes about an hour to travel between Naples and Sorrento.
The Curreri Viaggi 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 €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.Bus Schedules Napoli Aeroporto di Capodichino - Sorrento
My flight comes in late. How can I get to Sorrento at night?
How to get to Sorrento by private transfer
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, you will not be able to take public transportation and 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.
Trenitalia high-speed trains from Milan, Florence, and Rome arrive at Naples Centrale train station (Napoli Centrale) on Piazza Garibaldi.
The Circumvesuviana train station is downstairs. This public transport line runs from Naples to Sorrento, and tickets cost less than €4. You can purchase tickets at the ticket office at the entrance to the platform.Circumvesuviana Train Schedules
- 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, 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.
- The bus stop for routes between Sorrento and Positano, Amalfi, Praiano, and the rest of the Amalfi Coast is located just outside the Circumvesuviana train station.
If you are traveling 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 Naples train station to your hotel in Sorrento.
We recommend avoiding the Circumvesuviana from Naples to Sorrento on Sunday mornings in the summer and on national holidays. Near the Sorrento train station, you can find the bus stop for routes to Amalfi, Positano, and the Amalfi Coast.
If you are traveling 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.Info and Bus Schedules Rome - Sorrento
A convenient option for those flying into Rome's Fiumicino airport is the direct bus from the Rome airport to Naples. The bus stops near the Circumvesuviana station in Naples, where you can catch the train to Sorrento.
Getting to Sorrento by car is easy... the traffic is the hard part!
From Highway A3 Napoli - Pompei - Sorrento (Naples - Pompeii - Sorrento) in the direction of “Salerno-Reggio Calabria”, exit at Castellammare di Stabia and continue straight following the signs to "Sorrento". The journey takes about 45 minutes, and you can enjoy the view of the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius.
After passing through three tunnels and a few kilometers of curvy, scenic road, you'll pass through the towns of Meta, Vico Equense, Piano di Sorrento, 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 traveling 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.
An Authentic Italian Break
While traveling to or from Sorrento, take a break by stopping at “Sorrento Excellence” along the panoramic Sorrentine Peninsula highway. This charming complex includes a limoncello workshop that you can visit and sample their artisan limoncello, a shop selling local crafts and delicacies, and even a café overlooking the Bay of Sorrento where you can relax with a drink. Free Wi-Fi, parking, and restrooms.
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:
- 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 Italy's national holidays of Easter Monday, April 25th, and May 1st, particularly in late afternoon when many locals return from their day trip to Sorrento. We strongly recommend taking a different route. The same is true for Sunday evenings in summertime going towards Naples.
One of the most scenic and relaxing ways to reach Sorrento is by ferry from Naples.
The Naples to Sorrento ferry 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.
- 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.
How to get to Sorrento from Salerno
There is a high-speed ferry that runs between Salerno and Sorrento in the summer months.
The Salerno port is a short walk from the train station where high-speed trains arrive and depart.
How to get to Sorrento from Ischia
There is a high-speed ferry route connecting Ischia and Sorrento in the summer months that takes just over an hour to make the crossing.