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Stay in Sorrento or Naples to get to airport on departure

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Stay in Sorrento or Naples to get to airport on departure

After our stay on Capri some have said we shouldn't rely on leaving capri and going directly to Naples airport. So...we can stay in Sorrento for one night and get a driver to the airport or stay in Naples close to the airport (this seems very dicey!)

What are the recommendations?

what is a good hotel just for one night in Sorrento before departing for airport in the morning?

Our flight is at 1:45pm so need to be at the airport by 11am or so. Should we try leaving directly from Capri? Or what?????? What has been others experience?

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1. Re: Stay in Sorrento or Naples to get to airport on departure

Ferries(regular(80min),fast(60min),hydrofoil(50min)) leave from Capri to Naples beginning early in the morning(540am) and leave every hour thereafter. Also, ferries are going at similar times to Sorrento and require about half the travel time.

The limiting factor for ferry travel is the weather.

From Sorrento, there is direct bus transport(www.curreriviaggi.it) to the Naples airport. Advanced purchase is not necessary. The travel time is 1.5hours.

For hotels then have a look at www.expedia.com or hotels.com for available properties. Search for one which is close to the train station in Sorrento since this is where the airport bus will depart.

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2. Re: Stay in Sorrento or Naples to get to airport on departure

Antiche Mura is very central in Sorrento and a lovely hotel to stay in to round off your holiday.

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thank you so much I will check it out

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4. Re: Stay in Sorrento or Naples to get to airport on departure

This is not a first-hand report, but we did just travel from Sorrento to Rome. Because there are ferries direct to Naples, and the Airport isn't that far away, I think it is safe to take the ferry in the morning. We hired a car from Sorrento to the Naples RR station, and it was exposed to horrendous traffic well before approaching Naples. But the Circumvesuviana train is jam packed and unpleasant, and a long run, followed by a Naples cab or train.

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We went to Sorrento in April and our pick up was over two hours early to take into account the heavy morning traffic plus major roadworks .(On the way out, our driver took a detour as the traffic was at an almost standstill.) We arrived at the airport with time to spare. Better safe than sorry!

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6. Re: Stay in Sorrento or Naples to get to airport on departure

It's never a good idea to stay in Sorrento when you have a hard arrival time afterwards. The road out of Sorrento is too small for the traffic using it and this is a year-round problem, not a seasonal one. If your flight is late enough that you can allow several hours to make the short drive, then by all means stay in Sorrento. If your flight is early in the morning, unless you want to be out the door at zero dark thirty, you should consider staying in Naples.

Actually, it's really not much harder to get from the Amalfi Coast to the airport than from Sorrento, you might just as well stay where you are.

Edited: 12 June 2014, 22:59
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7. Re: Stay in Sorrento or Naples to get to airport on departure

Oops, just saw that you were on Capri. Same advice applies however, avoid Sorrento.

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8. Re: Stay in Sorrento or Naples to get to airport on departure

Wnen you will be in Capri? In summertime (from June to late Sept) it's never happen that the sea would be too rough and the ferries don't run- And, in any case, i could be know the day before by the weather forecast. I'd take the 8.05 or 9.10 hydrofoil from Capri to Naples.

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