Getting to Naples

Getting to Naples, Naples, Italy (Photo by Retaggio)

How to get to Naples, Italy, by train and airplane

The classic way to arrive in Naples is by boat—the city and its castles spread along the curve of the bay under the shadow of Vesuvius gave rise to the sighing old expression "See Naples and die"—but these days most travelers aren't so lucky.

These days, most visitors arrive by train. This is unfortunate, since that means the first thing they see is the chaotic train station and dingy Piazza Garibaldi bus terminus outside—both of them teeming with pickpockets.

(More unfortunate than the folks arriving by train? Those who arrive by car, since they have to drive in Naples, which is only to be undertaken by incurable thrill-seekers.)

Here are more details on arriving in Naples:

An .italo train arriving at Napoli Centrale (Photo by Hoff1980)
Trains
Naples

Trains to Naples

 
 (Photo by Ra Boe)
Planes
Naples: Capodimonte

Flying into Naples (NAP) at the Aeroporto di Napoli-Capodichino

 
Once you arrive in Naples, ditch the car—the traffic is terrible (Photo by derekcx)
Car
Naples

How to drive to Naples

 
 (Photo courtesy of Context Travel)
Tours
Naples

Getting to Naples by escorted tour

 
 (Photo by Tanya Dedyukhina)
Boat
Naples

How to get in Naples and out to popular day trip sights (Pompeii, Amalfi Coast, Capri, etc.) from the cruise terminal and ferry port

 
Getting To Naples tours
 
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Trains links

Tips

Transit timetables

The Naples daily paper Il Mattino has a page near the back listing the current transportation schedules for the entire province, including the state and private rail lines, buses, and ferries.