Sorrento is the main town of the Sorrentine Peninsula and it has a landscape unique in the world that makes it one of the favourite tourists destinations. Sorrento is also the perfect place to stay if you want to visit the nearby areas since it is well linked thanks to buses, trains and ferries.
How to get to Sorrento from Naples
The cheapest and fastest means of transport to reach Sorrento is by train.
From Piazza Garibaldi, Naples train station, departs a train called Circumvesuviana that links Naples with every town of the peninsula. There is a train every 30 minutes and the ticket price is about 3.50 Euros, that you can buy at the ticket office or at some newsagent in the station. The journey lasts one hour and the train might get quite crowded.
From the airport
Once you arrive at Napoli Capodichino going to Sorrento is very easy. There is a bus of the Currieri company (www.curreriviaggi.it), that takes you to the Sorrento train station in an hour (in good traffic condition). The stop is just outside the “arrivals” airport exit and costs 7 Euros .
Other options are a taxi or a transfer service that might cost 70-100 Euros.
There are different ferries that link Naples, molo Beverello, to Sorrento, Marina Piccola. This service costs 12 Euros and takes 40 minutes, it’s more expensive than the train, but it’s more comfortable.
The port of Marina Piccola, situated in a small cove on the Sorrento Peninsula, is located a few steps from Piazza Tasso in Sorrento, hence it is very central.
From Naples take the A3 to the Sorrentine Peninsula and take the exit at Castellammare di Stabia, you will arrive on the SS Sorrentine 145, which takes you to Sorrento along the entire coast crossing the main towns of the Peninsula: Seiano, Meta, Sant’Agnello and finally Sorrento. It should take one hour in good traffic condition.
How to get to Sorrento from Rome
There is a bus from the train station Tiburtina that in about 4 hours arrives at the Sorrento train station. It costs 19 Euros and you can buy the ticket at the train station, in travel agencies of Rome or online at the official website Marozzi (www2.marozzivt.it). The bus stops also at Sant’Agnello, Piano di Sorrento, Meta, Vico Equense and Castellammare.
How to get to Sorrento from Capri Ischia and Positano
From Ischia there is a ferry, it takes 1 hour and it costs about 20 Euros.
From Capri there are two options: Slow ferry- 14,80€- 30min; Ferry- 18,30€- 20min.
From Positano there is a bus of the Sita company that in about 50 minutes arrive at Sorrento. Tickets cost 3,40 Euros and can be found at tobacconists, newsagents and bars of the various towns of the Amalfi Coast. Sorrento has a kiosk at the Circumvesuviana station. You can not make the ticket on board.