Naples and Sorrento exemplify the best the Italian coast has to offer: the birthplace of pizza, otherwise known as Naples, and the relaxed coastal village of Sorrento with stunning sea views. In each you can enjoy rich culture, beautiful architecture, and of course, fantastic food!

The journey between Naples and Sorrento is rich in both beauty and history. Whether you decide to visit Pompeii, the city famously frozen in time, or stop at the Bosco de’ Medici Winery for a glass of local wine, this trip has a little something to offer for everyone. By booking a private transfer with Daytrip you can take in all these sights and enjoy a leisurely ride to make this journey truly unforgettable.

How to get from Naples to Sorrento

If you find yourself in the Metropolitan hub of Naples, you’re likely going to gorge yourself on its countless culinary and cultural delights. However, if the hustle-and-bustle of the city gets to be too much, your likely going to want to set your sights in a destination elsewhere on the sunny Italian coast.

If you’re travelling from Naples to Sorrento, you have several travel options. For travellers on a budget, the cheapest way to travel from Naples to Sorrento is by train or bus, although it is also possible to take a ferry for a relatively low cost as well. The fastest way to travel from Naples to Sorrento is by ferry or train, but if you care about convenience, the best way to travel from Naples to Sorrento is by car.

Naples to Sorrento by train

Taking a train from Naples to Sorrento is a cheap and popular option among tourists. The Circumvesuviana train leaves daily from the main station, Napoli Centrale, every half hour from 6 AM to 11 PM in the high season, and a bit less frequently in off seasons. A one way trip takes an hour and ten minutes, and you can purchase your ticket at the station for about 4 euros. A great deal for a cost-savvy traveler, but keep in mind these trains have no luggage area, no air conditioning, and are often overcrowded, especially in the summer. For 4 euros more you can shave 20 minutes off of the trip by taking the Campania Express, a special tourist line with guaranteed seats, air conditioning, and luggage storage. Tickets can be purchased online at the EAV Campania website or at the Circumbesubiana ticket office. These trains run less frequently than the Circumvesuviana and the schedule depends on the season, so be sure to check the time tables in advance.

Depart from Napoli Centrale 
Train intervalsEvery 30 mins
First/Last Departure 6:09AM / 11:00 PM
Avg. Price€3.10 - €8.00
Duration~50 mins to 1 hr
Operating CompaniesCircumvesuviana, Campania Express

Naples to Sorrento by bus

It is possible to take a bus from Naples to Sorrento, but really this option is only feasible if you will be coming from the Naples airport. The Curreri Viaggi shuttle service offers buses from the P1 parking area at Naples Airport to the main station in Sorrento for 10 euros. These busses leave every 2 hours from 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM, except for Christmas and New Years. You’ll need to purchase your ticket on their website in advance to ensure a seat. The trip makes multiple stops along the way, taking an hour and 15 minutes to reach sunny Sorrento.

Departs from Naples Airport, P1 area 
Time intervalsEvery 2 hours
First/Last Departure9:00 AM / 7:30 PM
Avg. Price€10.00
Duration~1 hr 15 mins
Operating CompaniesCurreri Viaggi

Naples to Sorrento by Ferry

If your anxious to be in the waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea, you may decide to take a ferry from Naples to Sorrento. The Ailauro Hydrofoil will take you from the Moro Beverello Pier in Naples to Sorrento for just 13.10 EUR. The Hyrdofoil runs regularly between Naples to Sorrento but the schedule is dependent on the season, so make sure you check their website before the trip. Be aware that the speediness of this transfer won’t allow you much time for picture taking and it can be a bit of a bumpy ride.

Operating MonthsYear round except for Saturdays and holidays
Time intervals5 per day
First/Last Departure9:00 AM/ 05:15 PM
Avg. Price€13.10
Duration~ 40 minutes
Operating CompaniesAilauro

Naples to Sorrento Private Car Transfer

For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Naples to Sorrento. You will be picked up at your accommodation and the driver will take care of your luggage. No crowded trains or sea sickness necessary! You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Sorrento, and can even add sightseeing stops along the way.

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