Sorrento in detail

Flights & getting there

Tickets & Passes

If you plan to do a few short hops on SITA Sud buses in one day, then it saves money and hassle to invest in a Costierasita card costing €10 for 24 hours and valid on any SITA bus between Salerno and Sorrento. Note that the ticket-use time begins when the ticket is punched on entering the bus, not when the ticket is purchased.

Air

Naples International Airport (Capodichino)

Naples International Airport, also known as Capodichino, is the closest airport to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast.

Transport Options

Boat

Sorrento is the main jumping-off point for Capri and also has ferry connections to Naples and Amalfi coastal resorts during the summer months from its ferry and hydrofoil terminal.

Caremar Runs fast ferries to Capri (€14.40, 25 minutes, four daily).

Alilauro Runs year-round hydrofoils to Naples (€13, 20 minutes, up to six daily) and Capri (€20.50, 20 minutes, up to 13 daily), as well as seasonal services to Ischia (€23, one hour, two to three daily), Positano (€20, 30 minutes, two daily) and Amalfi (€21, 50 minutes, two daily).

Bus

SITA Sud buses serve Naples, the Amalfi Coast and Sant’Agata, leaving from the bus station across from the entrance to the Circumvesuviana train station. Buy tickets at the station or from shops bearing the blue SITA sign.

Car & Motorcycle

Coming from Naples and the north, take the A3 autostrada until Castellammare di Stabia; exit there and follow the SS145 south.

Car Rental

The big international car-hire operators, as well as some local outfits, are based in Sorrento.

Autoservizi De Martino has cars from €54 a day, and €280 per week, plus 50cc scooters from €23 for four hours.

Avis Small cars from €35 per day.

Hertz Small cars from €33 per day.

Parking

In midsummer, finding a parking spot can be a frustrating business, particularly as much of the parking on the side streets is for residents only and the city centre is closed to traffic for most of the day. There are well-signposted car parks near the ferry terminal, on the corner of Via degli Aranci and Via Renato, and heading west out of town near Via Capo (€2 per hour).

Train

Sorrento is the last stop on the Circumvesuviana line from Naples. Trains run every 30 minutes for Naples (€3.90, 70 minutes), via Pompeii (€2.40, 30 minutes) and Ercolano (€2.90, 50 minutes).