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 €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.
From the Naples Stazione Centrale Train Station
High speed trains from Milan, Florence, and Rome arrive at Naples' Centrale train station.
The Circumvesuviana train station is downstairs. This line runs from Naples to Sorrento, and tickets cost less than €4.
- 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.
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.Prenota l'autobus da Roma a Sorrento
Getting to Sorrento by Car
Getting to Sorrento by car is easy... the traffic is the hard part!
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.
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.
- 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.