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rome to sorrento and return to rome airport

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rome to sorrento and return to rome airport

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1. Re: rome to sorrento and return to rome airport

We did this back in April. After studying the options we chose to hire Aldo Limos out of Sorrento. Contact them at: info@aldolimos.com for rates, etc. They were exceptional. You'll find several reviews on TA. The alternative was to take a train or cab from the airport to the main train station in Rome, get another train to Naples, get another train, bus or boat to Sorrento, then a cab to where ever you're staying in Sorrento.

Seems like such a hassle especially if your hauling luggage.

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2. Re: rome to sorrento and return to rome airport

OPTION 1 (most frequent schedules and fastest option):

1. Trenitalia AV, ES or IC train from Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale (70/105/120 minutes; 45/36/22 Euros in second class; reserved trains);

2. Walk downstairs to the underground Circumvesuviana station;

3. Circumvesuviana commuter train to Sorrento (usually 65 minutes; 4 Euros, frequency every 30 minutes; unreserved train).

OPTION 2 (very limited schedules, but particularly useful for the physically challenged, plus (nearly) cheapest option):

Curreri or Marozzi bus from Roma Tiburtina (not Termini) to Sorrento (3.5 hours and 18 Euros on Curreri; 4 hours and 17.50 Euros on Marozzi). Marozzi operates year-round; Curreri only from April through October, but not on Sundays. Check website for precise departure times and days of week of operation.

NOTES:

1. There are frequent Trenitalia connections to/from both Roma Termini (32 minutes; 14 Euros) and Roma Tiburtina (45 minutes; 8 Euros) and Fiumicino (FCO) Airport. If taking either the Curreri or Marozzi bus, connect at Roma Tiburtina. If taking Trenitalia, connect at Roma Termini. There is also a cheaper airport bus (8 Euros) from Fiumicino Airport to the square in front of Roma.

2. There is limited space on the Circumvesuviana commuter train for luggage Deal with the situation as best you can.. Also, this train gets crowded during commute hours, so plan accordingly.

3. There is also daily hydrofoil service from Naples-Beverello Dock to Sorrento several times per day. You must take a taxi or public transportation to reach the Dock, which is much too far to walk with luggage. While it is much more scenic to travel by hydrofoil, it is simply so much easier (and less expensive) to take the handy Circumvesuviana commuter train from the underground level of Napoli Centrale, which departs every 30 minutes and costs less than half the hydrofoil.

4. The distance from the front entrance of the Tiburtina metro/train station to the Tiburtina bus depot is 300 meters. You must walk under the highway overpass in the direction of the parked buses. Buy the bus ticket from the ticket office.

5. Second class on the reserved Trenitalia trains is fine for most people. First class is not necessary for most. (The airport train from FCO to Roma Termini is officially classified as first class for pricing purposes, which the other airport train for Roma Tiburtina has only second class railcars).

6. The Trenitalia Frecciarossa AV train takes the high-speed rail line which stays inland all the way to Naples. The ES and IC trains take the "old" rail line which skirts the coastline around Formia (with nice views of Gaeta in the distance). The AV train is more modern than the older ES train, and has larger picture windows and overhead luggage compartments. Both the AV and the ES trains have open-railcar seating. The traditional IC train has separate seating compartments with a sliding glass door.

www.ferroviedellostato.it

www.vesuviana.it

www.curreriviaggi.it

www.marozzivt.it

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3. Re: rome to sorrento and return to rome airport

It is hard to keep up with all the changes, isn't it!

If travelling any time before 11 September but wishing to ease your path through Naples, there's another one to consider that's much more pleasant than some, though not the fastest or cheapest option - start from post # 15 onwards, here:

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187785-i421-k45…

Still not sure whether or not they're allowing the use of the cheaper trains, but - for example - this is the selection their site offers for travel NEXT Friday, with prices from €40...

pbase.com/isolaverde/image/136245604/original

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4. Re: rome to sorrento and return to rome airport

Hi,

since June there's a faster and more comfortable way to reach Sorrento and/or Ischia from all major italian cities, in fact as you can read on FB page of SorrentoInfo (www.facebook.com/note.php…), just buying one ticket you can combine train and hydrofoil from Naples to Sorrento. So for example in your case, upon your arrival in Rome apt, you should take the train "Leonardo express" to Rome Termini train station, then the Frecciarossa to Naples station and finally you'll have assistance from Volaviamare staff to take the first hydrofoil leaving to Sorrento (the total trip lenght will be less than 4 hours).

Otherwise if your budget is great, you could have a round trip helicopter transfer direct from Rome apt to Sorrento by Helisorrento.

http://www.helisorrento.com/

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5. Re: rome to sorrento and return to rome airport

We did this (return) trip in June and it's perfectly described by GAC above, there is as he says limited space on the Circumvesuviana commuter train from Naples to Sorrento but I would warn all travelers to beware and keep a CLOSE eye on your luggage and more importantly still be aware that while there appears to be a strong police/security presence at Naples Central pickpockets are a major problem.

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