How to Get to Sorrento

How to Get to Sorrento

Getting to Sorrento by Sea

All year long, there are high speed ferries for Sorrento departing from:

  • Naples
  • Capri

From May to October, you can also reach Sorrento by high speed ferry from:

  • Ischia
  • Positano

Helpful information for high speed ferries from Naples to Sorrento

  • Departure: Molo Beverello pier
  • Duration: around 40 minutes
  • Price: around €12

Which is the Most Convenient Way to Travel to Sorrento?

For those arriving by train

The Circumvesuviana train from the Naples Piazza Garibaldi station to Sorrento (around a 1 hour trip).

For those arriving by airplane

The Curreri bus from the airport (around a 1 hour trip). This bus also stops at Meta, Piano, and Sant'Agnello.

The high speed ferry is convenient only if you are already in Naples and are staying near the Molo Beverello pier. Please note that from the Sorrento port to the center of town, you must either take the bus or climb about 100 steps.

For travelers already in Sorrento who would like to visit Naples, the high speed ferry is very convenient and pleasant: it's a short trip and arrives directly downtown at Piazza Municipio.

Getting to Sorrento by Car

From the north

Take the A1 highway Milano - Napoli (Milan-Naples, known as the Autostrada del Sole), then continue on the A3 highway Napoli - Salerno (Naples - Salerno) to the Castellammare di Stabia exit.

From the east

Take the A-16 highway Bari-Napoli (Bari - Naples) to the A/3 highway Napoli - Salerno (Naples - Salerno) to the Castellammare di Stabia exit.

From the south

Take the A/3 highway Reggio Calabria - Salerno toward Napoli (Naples) to the Castellammare di Stabia exit.

From all directions, after the Castellammare di Stabia exit continue straight along the S.S. 145 highway. After passing the towns of Meta, Piano, and Sant'Agnello, you will reach Sorrento.

With Public Transportation

How to Reach Sorrento from the Capodichino Airport

By bus

From the Capodichino terminal take the Curreri bus directly to Sorrento.
Check the schedule here:
During the summer, the bus runs frequently and you can purchase tickets on board for about €10. Before arriving in Sorrento, the bus stops in Vico Equense, Meta, Piano, and Sant'Agnello.


If you find that there is more than an hour wait fo the Curreri bus, consider taking the Circumvesuviana, the local rail line which runs between Naples and Sorrento.
To arrive at the Naples train station from the airport, take the Alibus from the Capodichino terminal. Tickets cost €4 and can be purchased directly on board. Get off at Piazza Garibaldi (first stop), and once inside the train station go downstairs following the signs for "Circumvesuviana".
Otherwise, you can take the high speed ferry from the Molo Beverello pier (second stop on the Alibus route).

How to Get to Sorrento from Piazza Garibaldi

Piazza Garibaldi is Naples' central train station where all trains, including high speed trains, arrive and depart. The Circumvesuviana station, where trains on the Naples - Sorrento line arrive and depart, is located on the lower level.
Tickets for Sorrento cost €3.60 and trains depart roughly every 20 minutes for the hour-long ride. Sorrento is the final stop. Usually, Circumvesuviana trains leave from track 3. Be careful! This track is not reserved exclusively for trains running to Sorrento, so always double check to make sure you are boarding the Sorrento train, or you may find yourself in Sarno or Poggiomarino!
Please note that the Circumvesuviana trains can get very crowded and there are no luggage racks, so if you would like a more comfortable trip you may want to reserve a private transfer.