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How to Get from Naples Airport to the City Center

January 6th, 2020 by Prontopia

Flying into Naples, Italy means getting ever-closer to experiencing the distinct culture and  unique history that only this city can provide. But before you start sightseeing and putting your skills at ordering meals in Italian to the test, you need to find out how to get from the Naples airport to the city center. Thankfully, Naples International Airport gives lots of good options for reaching the city and other points. Here's your guide to Naples Italy airport transportation.

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Not Too Far

There’s nothing worse than flying into a city’s airport only to find the distance to the heart of the city is much greater than you anticipated. While Naples’ airport is in Capodichino, in the Naples suburb of San Pietro a Patierno, its distance of 7 km (4.3 mi) to the city’s central area is a real treat. The various options will help you decide the best choice for you is, given any timing restraints and the size of your group.


One of the most reliable modes of transportation to and from Naples International Airport is taking the bus; in this case: the Alibus. It runs throughout the day even on weekends, at 20-30 minute intervals. Rides begin at 6:30 A.M. Monday to Friday and run until 11:50 P.M. On weekends and on holidays, they commence at the same time and are suspended at 11:39 P.M. It costs 5€ for a single Alibus ticket, good for one ride. You can board the bus upon exiting the terminal. You can get at the train station of Napoli Centrale, from where it is fairly easy to go around on foot. Remember that in Naples is it always advisable to have extra help from a local person to avoid getting lost, or even scammed. 

Buying the bus ticket at the airport will also give you the opportunity to ride local buses for 90 minutes. So once arrived in the city, you could use the same ticket to jump on a local bus from Napoli Centrale. Destinations are also Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza Municipio, which are also pickup spots for your return back.

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Private Transfers

Another option to get from the airport to the city center is the taxi. This is actually quite economical compared to other Italian cities, especially if you are two or more people. However, you have to be prepared to state clearly what you are looking for to the driver, otherwise the cost could change and increase tragically: in fact, the fares to/from the airport to each destination in the city are usually fixed and all-inclusive.

ALWAYS REMEMBER TO ASK FOR “TARIFFA PREDETERMINATA”. You should be able to check the fixed-rate prices online at this link. Do not underestimate it: you need to tell the driver you want "tariffa predeterminata" before the trip begins! If you forget saying it, the driver will start the taxi counter and you will get charged by the mile.

There are taxis ready to hire from Naples Airport, available at flat rates depending on where you’re going, such as 19€ to Piazza Municipio. However, it’s understandable if you don’t want to compete with the other arrivals and just get to your destination. Booking a private transfer can save you lots of time. You can also take it other great towns, such as Maiori and Salerno.

Car Rental

It can be a little daunting to drive in an unfamiliar country, but if you feel at most ease when you’re in control, you can rent a car for your Italian journey at the Naples Airport. Agencies that are available include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and some regional companies.

Bus Rental

Coming with a huge group and want to make sure that everyone is able to make it on the bus in one trip? Then, you should try booking a bus of your own in advance. Research different companies and determining a time and place of rendezvous (to take a word from a neighboring country).

When you’re planning a trip to a place as romantic as Naples, you might not be thinking of the logistics of getting from the airport to the city until you’ve disembarked from the plane. Keep yourself in as stress-free of a mode as possible by starting off knowing exactly how to get to where you want to be. 

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