Sorrento

How to get in Sorrento, the Syrens and good foods Land!


Hire a Driver to get to Sorrento

We offer a easy Booking service for transfers from/to Airport  to/from your villa or apartment in Sorrento and Amalfi coast, many times for a small price difference you’ll get to your accommodation more comfortably, and fastly. Do not waste your precious vacation time waiting for a train or getting lost driving a hired car on out crazy road!

At arrival, you will be greeted by our driver carrying a sign with your name and  assisting you with luggage to the waiting vehicle (usually Van Mercedes Vito or Viano or Mercedes Class E) to get you on the road in the quickest and easiest way.

We provides private transfers from Naples airport, seaport or Naples railway station to Positano, Amalfi, Ravello, Sorrento, Pompeii, etc…

E.g.

Transfer from Naples airport or Train station to Sorrento for 2/3 persons €90,00

Transfer from Naples airport or Train station to Sorrento for up to 7 people € 120,00

To book we just need your flight/train details, no deposit needed, you’ll pay in cash to the driver, feel free to ask for more infos and prices.

How to get from Rome to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast by public Transportation.

First you need to take a train from Rome to Naples ( we suggest the fast trains Italo treno or Frecciarossa only 1 hour trip!), then you’ll take the  local train Circumvesuviana to Sorrento.

Trains from Rome to Naples

First get a train from Roma Termini, Rome’s main train station, to “Napoli Centrale”, Naples’ main train station. The fast Trains (Italo treno or Frecciarossa) run directly between the two stations, although the others trains make some stops, the fast trains its runs very frequently, from early morning (currently 5:42) until late at night (currently 21:45).

For more details, see you can check schedules and ticket prices on the Trenitalia website.

Trains from Naples to Sorrento on the Amalfi Coast

Circumvesuviana Trains run between Napoli Centrale (Naples main train station) and Sorrento.

To get to the Circumvesuviana get to Piazza Garibaldi Station this is the Naples Main train station (Napoli Centrale), go downstairs and buy the tickets for these trains (inexpensive)

These tickets are separate from the Rome to Naples and must be bought at a Circumvesuviana station.

Train time to Sorrento is about 1 Hour and 5 minutes, trains run every 30 minutes. There may be fewer trains on Sundays or Italian bank holidays.

Circumvesuviana trains also go to Pompeii and  Herculaneum, where you can catch the Bus to get to the Volcano Mount Vesuvius.

For Pompeii, get off at Pompeii Scavi stop, 36 minutes from Naples, for the Ercolano archaeological site, get off at Ercolano Scavi, 17 minutes from Naples.

To get to Mount Vesuvius, get off the train at Ercolano station where you can catch a Compagnia Trasporti Vesuviani bus outside the station.

Check the Circumvesuviana web site for current schedules.

Bus from Sorrento to Amalfi Coast Towns

The bus leaves from near the Sorrento train station to connect to other Amalfi Coast towns Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi, Ravello.

How to Get to Sorrento and Amalfi Coast by Car 

Follow this Link to Google Map to see the Road from Rome Airport to Sorrento.

If you’ll not rent one of the ours “No Car needed” properties and you wouldn’t  use the public transportation probably you would hire one.

To drive from Rome, take the Highway A1  to Naples, then the A3 Highway (look at on Google map or any other online map).

Pay attention to Not take before Naples the exit  towards Salerno-Reggio Calabria- Avellino Bari!

To get to Sorrento, follow the sign PENISOLA SORRENTINA- COSTIERA AMALFITANA and exit at Castellammare di Stabia to take the  SP145 keep follow the sign PENISOLA SORRENTINA- COSTIERA AMALFITANA  you ll be driving on 3 tunnels and 25 km to get to Sorrento.

To get to Positano, follow directions toward Sorrento, then take LEFT  Via cavone – SS 163  on  Piano di Sorrento  and follow the sign to Positano. To get to Amalfi or villages near Amalfi, stay on the A3 and after  Castellammare di stabia exit at Vietri Sul Mare and follow the sign toward Amalfi.

You could also take the train to Sorrento, then pick up a rental car there, feel free to ask Us  for a Local Car Hire company, we can easy arrange for a car delivery and pick up service straight at your villa for a small extra price.

How to Get to Sorrento from Rome by Bus without any connections

Most people travelling to Sorrento from Rome will take the trains from Roma Termini Station (the fast Trains ITALOTRENO or FRECCIAROSSA are really fast!) to Napoli Centrale, then the unreserved Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento.

The fast trains from Rome takes between 70 minutes and the Intercity about two hours, and the Circumvesuviana another 65 minutes or so.

That makes travel time, exclusive of the time connection in Naples, anywhere between two and three hours at least. Circumvesuviana trains, very 30 minutes on average and not so trustable on the last years due to frequent strikes…

This is the “conventional” way for travel from Rome to Sorrento.

But there is a way to get to Sorrento without any connection, of course included the Private driver!

This solution is particularly useful for people with mobility problems, those who may have difficulty carrying luggage on and off trains, or those who simply prefer to avoid the Circumvesuviana train, which is known to get quite crowded during summer times and working days.

The other solution is to take the DIRECT Marozzi bus from Rome’s Tiburtina all the way to Sorrento at Circumvesuviana train/bus station.

The Tiburtina bus depot is located 300 meters from Rome’s Tiburtina train/metro station, which is conveniently connected every 15 minutes by Trenitalia unreserved airport train to Rome Fiumicino ( the true name of the Airport is Leonardo Da Vinci, but is normally called Fiumicino) FCO Airport. It takes about five minutes to walk from the train/metro station entrance to the bus stop.

There is a year-round Marozzi bus at 07.00 AM arriving in Sorrento at 10.45 AM and at 15:00 ( summertime only), arriving in Sorrento at 18:45.

The buses operates Monday through Saturday, but NOT on Sunday. The mid-afternoon departure makes for an easy connection from many incoming flights to both Roma Fiumicino (FCO) and Roma Ciampino (CIA) airports.

The Downside is that during the summertime ( from May to september) and specially the week end there is a traffic congestion on the last 10 km to get to Sorrento, so the trip can result much longer the 4 hours.

From June 1 through September 30, there is a SECOND bus departure DAILY at 7:00 a.m., arriving in Sorrento at 10:45. (This bus continues on to Positano, Praiano and Amalfi).

The one-way fare is 18 Euros. Advance reservations are optional and suggested on the summertime but not mandatory.

PROS:

1. Direct service. No need to haul luggage between trains at Napoli Centrale. No need to lift luggage on and off trains. Stow luggage in the underfloor baggage compartment of the bus.

2. Cheap: only 18,50 Euros, versus 23 (Intercity), 38 (Eurostar Italia) or 44 (Frecciarossa) Euros on the Trenitalia train to Napoli Centrale, plus 4 Euros on the Circumvesuviana train to Sorrento. (There is also the unreserved Trenitalia “regionale” train from Rome to Naples for only 11.20 Euros, but it takes over 2.5 hours. There are also cheaper discounted fares on Trenitalia.com for the ITALOTRENO or FRECCIAROSSA reserved trains which have significant restrictions).

3. Unless you take the fast and expensive high-speed train (ITALO TRENO or FRECCIAROSSA), the direct bus is not so slow, considering that the train solution (using the Trenitalia Intercity train) will take over three hours.

4. Guaranteed seating all the way to Sorrento. Instead, the unreserved Circumvesuviana commuter train sometimes has lots of standing passengers.

5. No problem with luggage. By contrast, you must keep luggage by your seat (or next to your legs) on the Circumvesuviana trains.

CONS:

1. Slow: 4 hours ( or more depending of the traffic), versus 2-3 hours by train (Not considering the connection time in Naples).

2. No service on Sundays (except from June through September at 7:00 a.m.).

4. Limited schedules: only one bus year-round, and two buses from June through September.

5. Limited connection timeframes from Rome FCO and CIA airports.

RETURN to Rome:

From Sorrento at 6:00 a.m., arriving Rome Tiburtina bus depot 9:45 (year-round, daily except Sunday).

Additionally, from Sorrento at 17:00, arriving Rome at 21:00 (daily, from June through September only).

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