Italy Sorrento Train - How to Get from Naples to Sorrento by Train 

"Italy Sorrento train - Sorrento is the perfect place to unwind, have lunch and do some siesta time gelato tasting or espresso sipping after your visit to either Capri or Pompeii..."

Getting from Naples to Sorrento by train is quite easy and most importantly, very affordable. Besides taking a Sorrento ferry hydrofoil or taking transfers to Sorrento, Italy Sorrento train is one of the most popular ways to get there.

If your Mediterranean cruise ship docks in Naples, this hectic and vibrant city will be a good springboard for your day trip to Sorrento. However, keep in mind Sorrento is quite a small town and Sorrento attractions are easy to see in two hours at the most.

With many other attractive destinations in the Bay of Naples, we do suggest you combine it with the lost city of Pompeii, Vesuvius, Amalfi coast or Capri Italy… your decision will depend upon whether you are more into ancient history or natural beauties combined with world-class shopping and star spotting.

But before you decide, make sure to read where is Sorrento in Italy and how very close to it all these attractions are

sorrento sandalsGet some handmade sandals in Sorrento!

We would say Sorrento is the perfect place to unwind, enjoy some great Sorrento Italy weather, have lunch, have a Spritz, and do some siesta time gelato tasting or espresso sipping after you visit either Capri Italy or Pompeii.

If you still cannot decide whether to take an Italy Sorrento train or a Sorrento ferry hydrofoil to reach this picturesque town, here are a few pros and cons…

Taking an Italy Sorrento train pros:

  • It’s the cheapest way to get there, excellent for taking a bigger family.
  • Once in Sorrento, you just need to walk for two blocks (5 minutes) to reach the main square of Sorrento, the Piazza Tasso.
  • Departure times are quite frequent, about every 20-30 minutes.

Taking an Italy Sorrento train cons:

  • You need to organize your transportation from the Naples cruise terminal to the Naples Circumvesuviana train station (located in the underground of Napoli Centrale). In this case, walking is not recommended as the part of the town you would be walking through isn’t the most pleasant. We do suggest you take a taxi, for approx. 15 Euros one way, or if you have time, wait for the local tram or bus #1 in front of the cruise terminal.
  • Trains can be really hot, mostly not air-conditioned, seating is not very comfortable, and can get very crowded in the afternoon hours.
  • You should be aware of your valuables on the train. Apart from that, it’s generally safe.
  • It’s quite slow - the train ride takes from about 50 minutes to one hour and 15 minutes.
  • You could be bothered by numerous gypsies begging for money.

For the pros and cons of taking a Sorrento ferry hydrofoil click here.

Now if you’re wondering how to get from Naples to Sorrento by train, it’s best you read our article on travelling from Naples to Pompeii as Pompeii is halfway through on the way to Sorrento, so the whole procedure is identical.

That article will give you detailed instructions on how to reach the Piazza Garibaldi where the station is located, part of the Naples Centrale Station from which Circumvesuviana trains depart (and that’s the ones you’ll need).

To find out your Naples to Sorrento departure times check the website that covers the Circumvesuviana trains' timetables in Campania. There find the timetable from Napoli to Sorrento in pdf.

If you wonder how much the train ticket is from Naples to Sorrento, there you can find out the exact fee too. It is usually approx. 4.50 Euros per person one-way.

Not sure you are adventurous enough to go around the Bay of Naples in train by yourself? There are always some great shore excursions that help you relax when on vacation:

CircumvesuvianaYou will know you are at Circumvesuviana department of the Centrale train station when you see Pompeii red walls

Italy Sorrento Train: Getting from Sorrento to Naples by train

If you came to Sorrento from Capri Italy or Naples using a Sorrento ferry hydrofoil and now wish to carry on to Pompeii Italy, or head back to Naples by Italy Sorrento train, first you will need to reach the top of the cliff from the Marina Piccola where the hydrofoils dock.

Sorrento Town view of the marinaLooking down to the seafront from the top of Sorrento cliff

To do that read the instructions in our article Sorrento Italy travel.

If you’re really in a rush and don’t have time to stop by in Sorrento for a pizza or Sorrento wooden music-box shopping, we suggest you take a taxi from Marina Piccola straight to the train station.

If you have more time on your hands but still wish to go straight from the hydrofoil dock to the Italy Sorrento train station, you can wait for the local bus Line B, it will depart from the little square by the Marina Piccola.

Sorrento mini bus Marina Picola The mini bus you will catch just above the Marina Piccola

If you need to reach the train station from the center of Sorrento, once you find yourselves on the main square of Sorrento (Piazza Tasso), you will head north-east down the Corso Italia and turn second right to reach the Circumvesuviana train station. It’s a 5-minute walk.

You can buy your tickets at the booth and you will need to validate them inside the machine that controls the entrance gates.

Check which platform (binario) your train to Napoli leaves from. Don’t worry, the train station in Sorrento is so small it will be very easy to find the Italy Sorrento train to Naples that you need.

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