How to get from Naples Airport to the city center?
Naples is the capital of the Campania region and it attracts thousands of tourists throughout the year. Full of history, it is an impressive city, full of historic sites and beautiful buildings! Much is said about the lack of security in Naples, but, in general, the city has an excellent tourist structure and is not so unsafe. It’s OBVIOUS that you can’t be too careful, and this is true for all the places you visit, inside and / or outside Italy. But how do you get from Naples Airport to the city center? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
Despite its beauties, we cannot deny it, Naples impresses by ‘good and bad’: beautiful, with chaotic traffic, noise pollution and some poorly maintained places. The region of the central station is not the most beautiful and some historic buildings in that area are poorly maintained, in fact, but none of that takes away the magic of the city, believe me! Unfortunately the city became known worldwide for its mafia but, despite being known because of the Camorra, Naples goes much further!
- Do not mention the mafia for any Italian, especially for those from southern Italy! They don’t like to talk about it and many of them are offended (I’m not sure why, but …), that is, just in case, you better let it go!
A little about Naples
I’ve read in several places that Naples is ugly! Let’s clarify it once and for all: whoever said that, you can be sure that they’ve never been to Naples! The city that “leans on” the sea, presents some of the most beautiful panoramas in all of Italy! It is not an exaggeration! The blue sea and the sun that seems to paint the city with vivid, strong and beautiful colors, frame the whole city as if embracing it in a loving and gentle way. The historic center of the city has a unique authenticity!
So many others talk about the ‘dirt’ of the city. OK.! It is not the cleanest, especially if you are coming from Rome – for example – but it is far from being an open air dump. Some areas like streets close to the train stations (such as the central station and the Stazione Circumvesuviana – from where trains leave for Pompeii) are really kind of ‘abandoned’, but nothing that prevents access to come and go .
Important to Know
Avoid going without a guide to Quartieri Spagnoli (Spanish Neighborhoods). It is undoubtedly one of the most important areas in terms of tourism, but it is also one of the most ‘dangerous’. Many call it ‘favela’, so, really, I suggest that if you want to visit this region, hire a guide or just let it go!
Depending on from where you fly into Italy, you may not find a direct flight to Naples but from many cities in Europe you can get a direct flight to Naples. . Maybe there are no direct flights to Naples, so the flight will stop in Rome or Milan. The airport in Naples is Capodichino. Capodichino is a medieval name and is, in fact, an old hill that has always been part of the Neapolitan landscape: it was a mandatory passage to access the Capuana Gate, which led to the city and one of the oldest in Naples. It was used mainly by traders and farmers who came to the city to exchange products from the hills and mountains.
The airport is not one of the largest, it has only one terminal, but a great infrastructure. It is 7 km from the center and offers great transport options. All of them are offered by the airport that outsources the service, but it is very efficient. How to get from the airport to the city center? Let’s see it now!!!!!!!!!
1) How to get from Naples Airport to the city center? WITH A PRIVATE TRANSFER
Are you traveling in a group with up to four people or do you want comfort? ? Then consider this option! One of the biggest advantages of the transfer is the convenience! By booking in advance, you can even request a driver who speaks English! Have you ever thought how nice it would be? The service costs around EUR 40.00 and, in addition to insurance, it is comfortable and efficient! It is also ideal for those traveling with children or people with limited mobility.
Advantages and disadvantages
One of the main advantages is having someone waiting for you when you arrive at the airport, that is, no stress! Not to mention that the car is clean and safe. One of the biggest disadvantages, when compared to other services presented above, is the price, but, as I mentioned earlier, if you are in a small group, the value pays off. See it as an investment, not as an expense! Did you like the idea? Access the banner below for more information!
1) How to get from Naples Airport to the city center? BY BUS
The journey is very fast to the center (Central Station – Garibaldi), 15 minutes. The ticket costs EUR 5.00 and you can buy it online on the website of the responsible company (Alibus) by clicking here! The service is open from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm.
- It is also possible to come and go from Naples to other cities using the services of the same company. For more information, click here!
2) How to get from Naples Airport to the city center? BY CAR
The airport is 7 kilometers from the city center, but some streets are against the hand, so it is necessary to take a little wider ride to take the A1, E45 or A3 highways. Another option is to use the state-owned highway SS162. All exits are very well signposted, but if you have a GPS, it will be of great help.
- Read also TRAVELING BY CAR IN ITALY: EXAMPLES OF TOURS. If you are renting a car be sure to read our posts in the section Driving in Italy on the blog Traveling to Italy. In addition to car itinerary tips, we have everything about signage, tolls, roads and many more tips.
Important to Know
If you are driving in Italy, you will need the International Driver’s License. If you don’t have it, don’t drive, as you will have a lot of problems if you are stopped by the Italian police! LEARN MORE ABOUT IT: DO I NEED THE INTERNATIONAL DRIVER’S LICENSE IN ITALY?
Traveling by car in Italy
How about if I give you a rental car option? Are you ready for it? If you are renting a car be sure to read our posts in the section Driving in Italy on the blog Your Travel to Italy. In addition to car itinerary tips, we have everything about signage, tolls, roads and many more tips.
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3) How to get from Naples Airport to the city center? BY TAXI
The airport has a fixed fare for several points in the city. To the central station, the ride costs EUR 18.00 from the airport. To check prices for other destinations, CLICK HERE! Is it worth taking a taxi? In this case it ends up being valid, because the value is not so high; however it is only recommended if you have children or people with limited mobility (or want to avoid the train station areas of the city).
Important to Know
- NEVER take a clandestine taxi, ANYWHERE in Italy, IT IS NOT SAFE, O.K.?! Before getting into the car, check if the taxi is registered to avoid unpleasant surprises.
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