The trip from Naples to Sorrento isn't long, as the two cities are only about 50 kilometers apart. The problem is that public transportation is often crowded, chaotic, and delayed.
The local Circumvesuviana train line that runs from Naples to Sorrento is always very crowded, and often standing room only. Most trains are not air conditioned. Unfortunately, the Naples Piazza Garibaldi train station is not accessible for those with disabilities, as there are stairs connecting to the underground platforms, and pickpocketing is an issue.
The best option for a simple and easy arrival? By far, booking a private transfer.
With public transportation, the cost of the entire trip is about Eur 10/person, and takes about 1 hour.
Private transfers include pick up at the Naples airport or train station and car or minivan with a driver and luggage transport to your hotel. Estimated cost: EUR 100 for the one-hour trip that includes the option to stop for photos!
If you were planning on visiting the ruins of Pompeii during your time in Sorrento, consider booking a transfer that includes a stop at the archaeological site. This is a great way to make the most of your time!