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Sorrento to Naples

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How to get from Sorrento to Naples?

Naples is the third-biggest city in Italy, next to Rome and Milan. With its iconic history, immersive culture, Baroque architecture, and contemporary offerings, it’s no wonder how Naples captivates thousands of tourists every year.

Not only is it home to the majestic Mount Vesuvius and the largest historic centre in Europe, it’s also known as the birthplace of pizza. Almost every restaurant claims they offer the best slice, and it’s hard to prove them wrong!

5 ways to get from Sorrento to Naples

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Direct Ferry35 minutes€15.50 ($19)Check ferry tickets
Train1 hour€8 ($10)

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Bus1 hour 40 minutes€4 ($5)Check bus tickets
Minivan1 hour 10 minutes€23 ($28)Check Minivan Tickets
Private Transfer1 hour 10 minutes €49 ($60)

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There are 5 ways you can travel the 50km distance from Sorrento to Naples: a 35-minute ferry; a 1-hour train, a 1-hour-40-minute bus; a 1-hour-10-minute minivan; and a 1-hour-10-minute private transfer. Costs range from €4 ($5) to €49 ($60).

A direct ferry ride is the fastest option when travelling from Sorrento to Naples. Travel time is between 35 minutes to 1 hour and you can get a ticket for €15.50 ($19). Just keep in mind that ferries are only available in summer.

You can also complete this route by land, but it takes a bit longer. You can take a bus for €4 ($5) or a train for €8 ($10). We recommend the train when travelling by land as it’s more convenient and faster (1 hour). The bus takes around 1 hour 40 minutes.

Looking for a door-to-door transfer? You can take a shared minivan with fares from €23 ($28). We recommend this only if you’re travelling alone. If you’re with a group, then it would be cheaper to get a private transfer with rates from €49 ($60) for a 3-seater car.

Itinerary from Sorrento to Naples

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Sorrento to Naples by Direct Ferry


Duration: 35 minutes
Cost: €15.50 ($19)

With a direct ferry, you can get from Sorrento to Naples in as fast as 35 minutes. You can travel with either Alilauro or NLG. But note that they’re only available during summer.

To take the ferry, you’ll have to make your way to the Port of Sorrento, which is located north of Piazza Tasso in the town centre. All ferries dock at Molo Beverello in Naples city centre.

Ferry schedule

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
NLG
(Navigazione Libera Del Golfo)
(July 1 – Oct. 31)
07:20-07:5535 minutes€15.50 ($19)
Alilauro
(May 1 – Oct. 31)
08:10-09:10
10:00-11:00
12:00-13:00
14:00-15:00
16:25-17:10
18:45-19:30
1 hour
1 hour
1 hour
1 hour
45 minutes
45 minutes
€15.50 ($19)

Ferry tickets cost olny €15.50 ($19) when you purchase online via BookAway.

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Sorrento to Naples by Train


Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours
Cost: €5 ($6) – €8 ($10)

Travelling by train from Sorrento to Naples is definitely a scenic experience! You’ll be treated with the beauty of the Italian countryside for the entire 50 minutes to 1.5-hour journey.

In Naples, you will be welcomed by a breathtaking view of Mount Vesuvius, the historic stratovolcano that draws many travellers to the city.

You can choose from 2 types of trains: the cheaper yet slower Circumvesuviana and the faster and more expensive Campania Express.

Option 1: Sorrento to Naples with Circumvesuviana

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: €5 ($6)

The advantage of taking Circumvesuviana trains is that they depart several times every hour from 06:00 to 21:55, so you can be very flexible with your schedule. It is also the cheaper train option with fares from €5 ($6).

The downside is that they were made for locals, so there is neither reserved seating or room for luggage. Also, Circumvesuviana trains make a stop at all the stations along the way making the journey take around 1.5 hours.

To travel from Naples to Sorrento with Circumvesuviana, you’ll first need to make your way to the Sorrento Train Station located in Piazza Giovanni Battista de Curtis. Tickets are easily available at the ticket booth, no pre-booking required.

You are to get off at Naples Centrale Station.

Check Circumvesuviana Train Schedules from SorrentoInsider

Option 2: Sorrento to Naples with Campania Express

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: €8 ($10)

Campania Express is a newer train line that specifically caters to tourists. It offers air conditioning and guaranteed seats, making it the more comfortable train option. It also makes fewer stops compared to Circumvesuviana, so you’ll reach Naples in just about 1 hour.

Take note though that Campania Express only runs from March to October. A ticket costs €8 ($10).

Train ServiceScheduleDurationCosts
Campania Express10:25-11:25
14:39-15:45
16:55-17:57
20:56-22:06
Around 1 hour€8 ($10)

Campania Express tickets should be purchased at least 20 minutes before departure time. To avoid any hassle at the train station, you can book your ticket online beforehand through the Campania Express website.

Check Train Tickets with Campania Express

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Sorrento to Naples by Bus


Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Cost: €4 ($5)

If you have a tendency to get seasick or are travelling on a budget, the bus is a good alternative. Fares start from as low as €4 ($5). The only downside is its longer travel time, which takes around 1 hour 40 minutes.

We recommend travelling with FlixBus because of 2 reasons: it has more convenient departure times and it’s available to book online through its own website.

There is another company available – Ente Autonomo Volturno. However, its buses depart either in the middle of the night or very early morning. Also, you’ll have to take your chances at the bus terminal as its tickets are not available for online booking.

Bus schedule

Bus CompanyScheduleDurationCosts
FlixBus06:05-07:45
17:00 – 18:35
1 hour 40 minutes
1 hour 35 minutes
€4 ($5)
Ente Autonomo Volturno00:10-01:40
00:20-01:50
01:30-03:00
04:30-06:00
04:50-06:20
23:15-00:45
1.5 hours€4 ($5)

Bus tickets are cheaper the earlier you book. This why we highly recommend booking your tickets at least several days, but better 1 or 2 weeks in advance..

Check Bus Tickets with FlixBus

Bus departure in Sorrento

All buses depart from Sorrento Bus Stop near Piazza Tasso in the city centre.

Bus arrival in Naples

You are to get off at Napoli Piazza Garibaldi, just outside the city’s central train station.

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Sorrento to Naples by Direct Minivan


Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cost: €33 ($40)

If you’re travelling solo and prefer a door-to-door journey, there is also an option to take a minivan shuttle. This one’s a shared service that picks you up from any hotel in Sorrento and drops you off almost anywhere you prefer in Naples (your hotel, the airport, or even the train station).

DTS Travel Group and Enjoy Travelling offer several shuttle trips throughout the day from 04:00 to 18:00.

Travel time is around 1 hour 10 minutes and rates start from €23 ($28). That’s quite expensive so if you’re travelling with a group, it would be better to take a private transfer.

Minivan schedule

Minivan OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
DTS Travel GroupEvery hour
(04:00-18:00)
1 hour 10 minutes€23 ($28)
Enjoy TravellingEvery other hour
(04:00-18:00)
1 hour 10 minutes€33 ($40)

Check Minivan Tickets with BookAway

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Sorrento to Naples by Private Transfer


Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cost: €49 ($60)

If comfort and convenience are your primary requirements, you can always opt for a private transfer. With this option, you can leave anytime from Sorrento and arrive in Naples after around 1 hour 10 minutes.

Since you won’t have to worry about schedules and making your way to terminals, this is the best option if you’re travelling with family or friends.

Rates start from €49 ($60) with a regular taxi that can accommodate 3 to 4 persons. You can get a ride from the nearest taxi stand or you can ask your hotel to call one for you.

For bigger groups, you can find several vehicle options on BookAway. Book your ride online and you can get an 8-seater minivan with prices from €122 ($147).

Check Private Transfers with BookAway

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