Last update 28/10/2022 (10/28/2022)
A Bird view of the Sorrento Peninsula
A land with the scent of sea and lemon, sung by numerous poets and artists who draw inspiration for their works from this small place. Sorrento has a history and magic, traditions, myths and legends, a cradle of ancient treasures, and a land of beautiful sirens. Sorrento and the Sorentine Peninsula are just 50 km away south of Naples.
The town is well known as one of the most beautiful in the Campania region, meta of tourism and Dolcevita, with its stunning landscapes; every year, Sorrento attracts tourists from all over the world.
View of the Marina Piccola and Sorrent Peninsula
How to get to Sorrento:
You can get to Sorrento from Naples by bus, taxi, private transport, train, or boat.
By bus -from The Airport of Naples-Capodichino, at the main parking right in front of the arrivals terminal, is the bus stop from the Curreri line http://curreriviaggi.it which will take you to Sorrento in less than an hour. The ticket costs €10 and is purchased on-site from the driver. The bus has a large trunk. I recommend that you sit on the right side of the bus to enjoy the fantastic panorama of the Sorrentino Peninsula along the way. Below is a map of Naples airport car parks; buses to Sorrento stop at the orange car park. Buses to other famous tourist destinations leave from there too.
Capodichino airport parking map
By Private Transport- http://sorrentoprivatedriver.com the last Bus from Naples Airport to Sorrento is at 21:30 in the summer and 19:30 in winter. If you have a late flight, one of the alternatives is to take a taxi or book a private transfer. The private transfer is preferable. You will not get charged more than 80-100 euros, and you will be sure that the driver will be waiting for you until you arrive.
By train – From the airport, you need to take a public transport bus; the Alibus line will take you to Naples Central Station, located in Piazza Garibaldi. The ticket costs 5 euros, and you can buy it on the spot from the driver. From the central train station in Naples, it is enough to take Circumvesuviana Napoli-Sorrento, which costs only € 4.20, and in about an hour and 30min will take you to Sorrento. It is an intercity train and stops at every stop. The last stop is Sorrento, so you can’t go wrong. The Circumvesuviana is an intercity train, which can often be overflowing with passengers, and you may not find a place to sit. On its way to Sorrento, the train stops at every station, so traffic eases with each stop. The Sorrento Train Station is in the center of the town. The main bus stops are right in front of the train station, where all the buses run to Naples Airport, Positano, Amalfi, Praiano, and the Amalfi Coast.
Sorrento’s train station
Front view of Sorrento’s train station
By car – from Naples airport, you can rent a car from international concessionaires such as Europcar; Budget, Hertz, Avis, Firefly, etc., but keep in mind that in summer the traffic is very high, moving with the car may become slower. Furthermore, if the place where you stay in Sorrento does not offer a free garage, parking is charged 2 euros per hour anywhere in Sorrento or €25 for a whole day. However, there is plenty of private parking around, and the rates are the same everywhere.
By sea -Take the city line bus from Naples airport to the port. The Alibus line departs right before the arrival terminal. This bus will take you to Molo Beverello. The route is an airport/port and back, leaves every 20 minutes, and the trip takes about 40 minutes. Tickets cost €5, and you can purchase them from the driver. The distance from Naples to Sorrento by sea is 40 minutes and costs €19,20. http://directferries.it. Keep in mind that when you arrive in Sorrento, to get to the city center, walking, you need to climb many steps, but you can also take an urban bus for only 1 euro or a taxi.
Another option how to reach Sorrento from Naples is a Flix bus. Eventually, Flix buses became very functional all over Europe and the southwest of the USA. They offer comfortable rides with free Wi-Fi, snack and drinks, USB and electric plugs, WC, and enough luggage space. So you can get a Flix bus even though you’re in Rome and would like to visit Sorrento or you are in Sorrento and would like to reach Rome. Check their site and app for more info.
Attention: outside the summer season, the ferryboat may not leave if the sea is rough, and at that time of the year, the schedules run differently.
View from Piazza Tasso
View of the port of Sorrento, Marina Piccola
Have a fantastic stay in Sorrento.
But if you want to enjoy the delicious gnocchi from Sorrento and other traditional dishes at home, click here, and you will find many easy-to-prepare recipes from Italian cuisine.