Getting from Sorrento to Naples – Best Route 2024

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by Giuseppe Morvillo

Planning a trip from Sorrento to Naples in 2024? Look no further than our Travel Guide, offering options like low-cost private transfers, top transport connections, as well as comprehensive information on fares and timetables.

by Giuseppe Morvillo
Planning a trip from Sorrento to Naples in 2024? Look no further than our Travel Guide, offering options like low-cost private transfers, top transport connections, as well as comprehensive information on fares and timetables.

Getting From Sorrento to Naples

With centuries of significant art, architecture, and history, the City of Naples is one of the most beautiful places you can visit in the South of Italy. Naples is the closest city to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast that offers an international airport, a train station connecting the largest Italian cities, and a port with hydrofoils and ferries.  Thousands of people often write to us wanting to discover the fastest, most efficient, and safest way to travel from Sorrento to Naples, depending on whether their destination point is Naples Airport, Naples Central Station or Naples town. That’s why we offer you in this guide all the ways to reach Neaples from Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, along with our personal recommendations!

There are a few ways you can reach Naples from Sorrento by land and sea. Together, we will examine in detail the advantages and disadvantages of all travel options, including car, train, bus, and hydrofoil.

Sorrento, Italy

Sorrento to Naples: With Private Driver

Traveling from Sorrento to Naples by private transfer is undoubtedly the safest, fastest, and most efficient way for you to reach your destination in the shortest possible time, especially without the need to navigate public transportation. We have carefully selected a team of highly professional, certified, English-speaking drivers who operate a fleet of Mercedes cars and minivans. These vehicles are new, comfortable, safe, and equipped with all modern conveniences.

Private transportation is a perfect choice for those who:


  • Are traveling with family or small children, have multiple bags and luggage, and are in a group of more than 4 guests.
  • Seek a hassle-free journey to their accommodation in Sorrento & the Amalfi Coast with a dedicated transfer service.
  • Desire to travel with professional, efficient, and friendly drivers who possess an extensive knowledge of the area.
  • Wish to travel in comfort, with the benefit of air conditioning.
  • Need to catch a train from Naples station early in the morning or late in the evening.
  • Have a flight from Naples airport early in the morning or late in the evening.
  • Wish to include stops along the route for visits to the Pompeii ruins, Herculaneum ruins, Vesuvius, or Naples for an authentic pizza experience

If you need to get to Naples airport, the driver will pick you up at your accommodation at least two hours before your flight’s check-in time. They will wait for you outside your accommodation and assist with your luggage. During the trip, you have the opportunity to learn more about our region or make stops along the coast to capture photos of the Sorrento Peninsula, all while traveling in comfort with vehicles equipped with air conditioning and Wi-Fi. If your destination is the Naples train station, booking a private driver is recommended for those who wish to travel safely and comfortably, and prefer to avoid using public trains.

Sorrento to Naples: By Train

Taking the train from Sorrento to Naples is especially advisable for individuals or duos planning to continue their journey from Naples to other destinations (such as Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice) via high-speed train. The trains arriving in Naples from Sorrento dock at the same station (Napoli Centrale) that offers connections to major Italian cities, allowing passengers to seamlessly transfer from one train to another in under five minutes. 

There are two rail services that facilitate the connection from Sorrento to Naples: the Circumvesuviana and the Campania Express.


The Circumvesuviana line is a railway line that connects Sorrento to Naples. Most of the trains are old and very crowded, do not have air conditioning and you often find yourself traveling on your feet. The journey time from Sorrento to Naples is about 90 minutes, but delays due to problems or strikes also occur. You can buy the train ticket from Sorrento to Naples at the Sorrento station, we advise you to go about twenty minutes before because there may be queues or crowds. To those who ask us if the Circumvesuviana is safe, the general advice is based on its reputation and existing reviews online. Aside from the lack of air conditioning and seating, the line is known for its delays and inconveniences. While there are no specific dangers to worry about, it is wise to stay vigilant and watch out for pickpockets. To avoid an overly crowded experience, it’s best to travel outside of peak hours, so you don’t have to travel in uncomfortably packed conditions.


The Campania Express is a train service specifically designed for tourists and commuters traveling from Sorrento to Naples. It provides air-conditioned carriages, guaranteed seating, and operates more efficiently than the Circumvesuviana, making it a preferable choice for many travelers. Unlike the Circumvesuviana, the Campania Express makes fewer stops, reducing travel time to approximately 50 minutes from Sorrento to Naples.

The stations served by the Campania Express include: Sorrento, Vico Equense, Castellammare di Stabia, Pompei Scavi – Villa dei Misteri (Pompeii Scavi – Villa of the Mysteries), Torre Annunziata, Ercolano Scavi (Herculaneum Excavations Vesuvius), Naples Piazza Garibaldi, and Naples Porta Nolana. This service is available from mid-March until mid-October, catering specifically to the high demand during the tourist season. Tickets can be purchased up to 20 minutes before departure, and the cost for a one-way ticket is €15 or €25 per round trip.

Campania Express timetable 2024

Travelling by train from Sorrento to Naples can therefore be a good solution for:

  • Those who have flexible times and do not need to arrive at a certain time
  • Those looking for a more budget friendly option
  • If you are travelling in a group less than 3 people
  • Those travelling without bags and luggages



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Sorrento to Naples: By Bus

The bus service to Naples train station from Sorrento is provided by Flixbus, featuring one or two routes daily, while the connection from Sorrento to Naples airport is ensured by the Curreri company. These services offer a practical alternative for travel, directly linking Sorrento and the Sorrento Peninsula to Naples. Particularly suited to those with adaptable travel schedules, the buses to Naples airport by Curreri depart approximately every two hours, ensuring straightforward access. However, it’s important to note that this mode of transportation can become quite stressful due to potential traffic and delays. Given the necessity to arrive at the airport at least a couple of hours before your flight, travelers should plan accordingly to accommodate these uncertainties.

Curreri: Pro’s & Con’s
  • Tickets can be bought online on the web page of the company Curreri
  • The journey takes about 90/120 minutes, but it depends on traffic (I really do not recommend to take the bus if you’re travelling on weekends and festivities and especially between these times: 14:00 – 18:00)
  • Ticket costs €10,00 one way per person
  • On the bus there is air conditioning
  • If you are traveling with luggage, you will have to store them in the luggage compartment underneath the bus
  • There isn’t a toilet onboard and they won’t make any service station stops.

Travelling by bus from Sorrento to Naples can therefore be a good solution for:

  • Those travelling alone or as a couple
  • Those who have flexible times and do not need to arrive at a certain time
  • Who can travel with flexible times and can adapt to the arrival and departure times of the bus
  • Those who need to depart from the areas of Meta di Sorrento, Piano di Sorrento and Sant’Agnello
  • Those who need to reach Naples airport from Sorrento
Curreri timetable 2024

Top Tips:

  • Bus tickets can be purchased online
  • The journey takes about 75 minutes, but depends on traffic and other circumstances
  • The ticket costs €10
  • The bus has air conditioning
  • You can travel with luggage to store in the compartment before boarding.
  • There is no toilet and there are no stops other than intermediate destinations

Sorrento to Naples: By Ferry

If you’re a sea enthusiast eager to experience the coastal breeze and views while traveling from Sorrento to Naples, taking the ferry is a splendid option to consider. Approximately four daily departures from the port of Sorrento head towards the port of Beverello in Naples and retun. The Beverello port is centrally located within Naples: for those needing to connect to a train or flight, opting for a private driver to travel from Sorrento to Naples station or airport is generally recommended for convenience and efficiency. However, if your plans involve staying within the heart of Naples, the hydrofoil presents an excellent alternative for direct city center access.

The primary providers are NLG and Alilauro, offering reliable and scenic journeys between Sorrento and Naples and return.

  • Tickets can be purchased online directly on their website: /  or directly at the ticket office situated in Molo Beverello or in Sorrento
  • Ticket prices may vary, it usually costs between €15,00 – €20,00 each
  • The journey takes about 45 minutes and you’ll have an amazing view of the Gulf of Naples and Vesuvius, admiring the beauty of Naples and a beautiful glimpse of the Sorrento coast
  • Luggage of a maximum size of 50x35x20 (cm) and the weight not exceeding 9 Kg is included in the cost of the ticket. For extra luggage and excess baggage in size and/or weight or if your are travelling with animals or bicycles you’ll need a ticket specifically for your additional needs

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Sorrento to Naples?

The train ticket from Sorrento to Naples is €4.90 – €15, each way, depending how far in advance you purchase your tickets and which train company you decide to go for.

Is there a direct train from Sorrento to Naples?

No, there is not a direct train from Sorrento to Naples.

How long is the bus journey from Naples to Sorrento?

The bus journey from Naples to Sorrento is 90/120 minutes.

How far is the ferry ride from Sorrento to Naples?

The journey from Sorrento to Naples by ferry takes around 45 minutes.

Can you do a day trip from Naples to Sorrento?

Absolutely, achieving a comprehensive exploration of Sorrento in a single day is indeed possible, yet it demands meticulous planning and an early beginning to fully capitalize on the array of sights and activities Sorrento has to offer. This approach ensures you can savor the essence of Sorrento, from its stunning vistas to its cultural landmarks, within the limited time frame.

How much is a taxi from Sorrento to Naples?

From Naples to Sorrento taxi costs from 100€.

Is it safe to travel to Sorrento?

Sorrento is known to be a very safe area by local and tourists which is why it’s an ideal location for families, couples and large groups.

How far is Sorrento to Naples by car?

Travelling from Naples to Sorrento by car takes around 1 hour.

Getting From Naples to Sorrento - Best Route 2024


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