If you happen to be going to Naples, you’re in luck! In today’s post, we’re discussing the multiple ways that you can get around the city, including public transport, by sea, flying, and on foot.
1. On Foot
If you plan on traveling around Naples on foot, make sure you that you make your own personal safety a top priority. Keep in mind that Neapolitan drivers view red lights as a suggestion, not a rule. Ensure to take all necessary precautions when crossing streets: always look both ways, try to stick with a crowd when doing so, and don’t ever cross without looking at a pedestrian crossing.
2. By Train/Tram/Funicular
Then you have the Metropolitana, Naples’ subway network. There are two lines (aptly named line 1 and line 2) to transport you to the main transport points in the city. New metro stations are developing as time passes, making getting around Naples a breeze! The Naples tramway network has been in operation since 1875, is 7.3 miles (11.8km) long and has 3 different routes: 1, 2 and 4, that travel to various locations throughout the city. You also have the option of a funicular, which are trams that take Neapolitans up the steep hills of Naples for ease of transport.
3. By Bus
Buses are the most common form of transport used in Naples. It has a range of inner-city connections and links to Italian cities, as well as international bus connections to a range of Euopean countries. Piazza Girabaldi is the main terminus for almost all Neapolitan buses. It’s also super convenient for other means of transport, as it’s right in front of the central train station in Naples. If you’re traveling from the airport, you can take an Alibus directly to the city center or to Beverello port. The tickets for these buses cost between €3-4 depending on where you purchase them. You can also take a coach trip to Pompeii, Mt. Vesuvius, Sorrento or Amalfi, if you’re looking to take in the sights and beautiful scenery!
4. By Boat
Naples’ port has a regular ferry timetable in place, making it more than easy to explore the most beautiful parts of Italy. With the option to travel to Capri, Sorrento, along the stunning Amalfi coast and many more, it’s the perfect option for a day away from the city. Prices range from €14 to €23 for ferry tickets, and you can choose from a slow, normal or high-speed ferry, depending on whether you want to take it all in or explore as quickly as possible!
5. By Air
Naples International Airport is a main point of travel for many, accepting and departing flights from a range of cities across the globe, including the plentiful airports within Italy. It’s about a 15-minute drive from the center of Naples and can be accessed easily by bus as well as taxi.
6. By Car/Taxi
We can’t help but recommend not driving when in Naples – the traffic tends to be absolute bedlam in the city and getting parking can be close to impossible. Accidents appear to be incredibly common in Naples, so it might be a good idea to give driving a miss entirely! If you do need to get somewhere in a hurry or out of convenience, the perfect alternative for getting from A to B is getting a taxi. They’re regulated, reliable and fairly priced. With established flat rates in each cab, there’s little to no chance of getting ripped off, so don’t worry if your driver doesn’t set the meter.
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