Discover the Naples Italy Cruise Port, your gateway to extraordinary culinary, artistic and historical experiences in this enchanting city. Learn about different port locations in Naples, distance from the city center, and fantastic shore excursion options available for cruise passengers.
Yes, there is a cruise port in Naples and this port is where seafaring explorers and cruisers embark on unforgettable journeys through the beautiful Bay of Naples and Amalfi coast.
So, if you've been thinking about booking a cruise that calls to the port of Naples, go ahead, find that perfect itinerary and over a million of cruise passengers who visit this unique city.
The Porto di Napoli, or Port of Naples, consists of several parts or areas that serve different purposes within the overall port complex. Here are some of the main parts of the Port of Naples:
These are some of the main parts of the Port of Naples, each fulfilling a specific role in handling cruise ships, ferries, cargo, and passenger services.
The port code for the Naples Italy Cruise Port is "ITNAP."
As I have mentioned above, you will be docking at Stazione Maritima, the primary cruise terminal. To make sure, just double check with your pursors/guest services when you get onboard the ship.
The terminal building at Stazione is one of my favourites - it was constructed in the early 1930s, in the architectural style of Art Deco (predominantly), a popular design movement that emerged in the early 20th century.
What is really great about Stazione Marittima - it's strategically located near the city center, allowing cruise passengers convenient access to the vibrant streets, historical landmarks, and popular attractions of Naples - it's literally across the street.
Getting to the isle of Capri is even easier as the hydrofoil dock is just a few steps away from the cruise ship.
But just keep reading for more info on getting from Naples Italy cruise port to the most attractive spots in the Bay of Naples or Amalfi coast!
Naples cruise port is located in the city of Naples, Italy itself. It is situated along the coastline of the Bay of Naples, specifically in the southern part of the city.
Stazione Marittima, the port of Naples where big cruise ships dock is located in the heart of the city, just a short distance from major attractions, such as the historic city center and the iconic Piazza del Plebiscito.
Can you walk from the port into Naples center?
Yes, you can. The distance between the Stazione Marittima and the historic center of Naples is approximately 2 kilometers (1.2 miles), which is a walkable distance for many people.
Also, it's a very scenic walk so you have the feeling you are right there the moment you step outside the terminal building.
As a matter of fact, Castel Nuovo, a castle built in the 13th century that has served as a royal residence, a fortress, and a seat of power throughout its history is just across the street from the cruise ship!
The most direct route from the Stazione Marittima to the city center is typically along the waterfront promenade called Via Partenope or Via Caracciolo.
If you don't feel like walking, taxis, buses, and other public transportation options are available as well for convenience and efficiency.
How far is Naples cruise port from the airport?
The distance between the Naples Cruise Port (Port of Naples) and Naples International Airport (NAP) is approximately 6 kilometers (3.7 miles).
The driving time between the two locations is typically around 20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.
It's important to note that travel times can vary, so it's advisable to account for possible delays and plan your transportation accordingly when traveling between the cruise port and the airport.
To travel from the Naples Cruise Port to Naples International Airport (NAP), you have a few transportation options to choose from:
You can read more about getting there in our article Naples Italy Airport Transportation.
The distance between the Naples Cruise Terminal (Stazione Marittima) and the main train station, Napoli Centrale, located in Piazza Garibaldi is approximately 3 kilometers (1.9 miles).
Here are a few options to consider when traveling between the cruise terminal and Napoli Centrale:
From there, you can catch Line 1 (Linea 1) of the Naples Metro, which will take you directly to Napoli Centrale. The metro journey typically takes around 10-15 minutes.
You can find out more about getting to the train station, getting around it and finding the right ticket booth in Getting from Naples to Pompeii.
Namely, getting either to Pompeii or Sorrento, you will be using the same train, the so called Circumvesuviana, so the procedure is the same.
Sorrento is something like a gateway to Amalfi coast, it's not too far from Naples and you can visit Pompeii along the way, too - that is why cruise passengers oftern pick Sorrento as a destination for the day.
Cruise passengers have several transportation options when traveling from the Naples Cruise Port to Sorrento:
3. Taxi: also flexible but your trip could depend on their availability in front of the cruise terminal. Language barrier could be a problem.
4. Shared Shuttle: safe, hassle free and affordable. I have found one for you, but it leaves from Napoli Centrale train station.
Click below to find out more...
5. Train - some walking or public transport to the train station involved, very affordable. Find out more in Getting to Sorrento by train.
6. Hydrofoil - very scenic but departs only a few times in the morning. Find out everything about it in Getting to Sorrento by Ferry/Hydrofoil.
When planning your transportation from the cruise port to Sorrento, consider factors such as travel time, cost, convenience, and personal preferences.
I recommend to research and book in advance to ensure a smooth and enjoyable journey to your desired destination - and you will get a chance to do just that in our article Travel to Sorrento.
Whichever mode of transportation you choose, traveling from the Naples Cruise Port to Capri offers a fantastic opportunity to explore the idyllic island known for its stunning landscapes, charming villages, high-end shopping, and crystal-clear waters.
And there are only three options, as Capri is an island:
You can find out more about different options when getting from Naples to Capri in my article Naples to Capri - Getting to the Isle of Capri.
Cliffside driving, lemon groves, stunning coastal views, white houses cascading down the cliff, charming towns - you've seen it all on travel influencers' Instagram profiles and fell in love with it.
Yes, Amalfi coast is like a dream come true, and it's only natural you want to visit one of the most beautiful corners of the world.
If you have a limited time frame of around 10 hours in port at Naples and wish to visit the Amalfi Coast, it's important to choose the most efficient transportation option. Here are a few options to consider:
To travel from the Naples Cruise Port to Pompeii, you have several transportation options available. Here are the most common routes:
Start by taking a taxi or walking to Napoli Centrale, the main train station in Naples. There you will catch the Circumvesuviana line to Pompeii. Find out more in my article Getting from Naples to Pompeii by train. It's recommended to check the train schedules in advance and consider the duration of your visit to Pompeii to ensure you have sufficient time to explore the site and return to the cruise port in time for your ship's departure.
2. Cruiseline operated Shore Excursions:
Many cruise lines offer shore excursions to Pompeii from the Naples Cruise Port. These organized tours typically include transportation, a guide, and entrance to the archaeological site. They are a convenient option if you prefer a guided experience and want to ensure you make the most of your limited time in port. Just doublecheck the availability and prices - they can be way higher than booking a tour privately, on your own.
3. Private Tour/Shore Excursion or Driver:
Consider booking a private tour or hiring a private driver who can take you directly from the cruise port to Pompeii and provide guidance throughout your visit. And get you back in time!
Here's a few tours with great reviews and affordable prices that I have found for you:
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