Salerno in detail

Flights & getting there

Boat

TraVelMar Sails seasonally to Amalfi (€8, 35 minutes, 12 daily) and Positano (€12, 70 minutes, eight daily), as well as to Cetara (€5, 15 minutes, six daily), Maiori (€7, 30 minutes, six daily) and Minori (€7, 40 minutes, six daily).

Alicost Runs one daily seasonal ferry service to Capri (€25.40, 2¼ hours) via Minori (€7), Amalfi (€8) and Positano (€12).

Navigazione Libera del Golfo Runs one daily hydrofoil service to Capri (€26) from Easter to mid-October.

TraVelMar services depart from the Porto Turistico, 200m down the pier from Piazza della Concordia. You can buy tickets from the booths by the embarkation point. Alicost and Navigazione Libera del Golfo services depart from Molo Manfredi, 1.8km further west.

Bus

SITA Sud buses for Amalfi depart at least hourly from the bus station on Piazza Vittorio Veneto, beside the train station, stopping en route at Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori and Minori. For Pompeii, take Busitalia Campania bus 4 from nearby Corso Garibaldi (at the corner of Via Luigi Barrella). For the south coast and Paestum, take bus 34 from Piazza della Concordia near the Porto Turistico ferry terminal. Bus 34 runs roughly every one to two hours from Monday to Saturday, with no service on Sunday.

Car

Salerno is on the A3 between Naples and Reggio di Calabria; the A3 is toll-free from Salerno south. Take the Salerno exit and follow signs to the centro (city centre). If you want to hire a car, there’s a Europcar agency not far from the train station.

Parking

Salerno has a reasonable number of car parks. Follow the distinctive blue P sign as you approach the centre of the city. The most convenient car park for the centro storico (historic centre) is on Piazza Amendola. Near the train station (and tourist office), other convenient locations are the large car parks on Piazza della Concordia and the adjacent Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini. You can expect to pay around €2 an hour for Salerno car parks.

Train

Salerno is a major stop on southbound routes to Calabria, and the Ionian and Adriatic coasts. From the train station on Piazza Vittorio Veneto there are regular services to Naples (from €4.70, 35 to 45 minutes), Rome (Intercity from €30.50, three hours) and Agropoli (€3.40, 40 minutes).