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Air: Most air travelers will arrive at Naples ’ Capodichino airport, located about 5 miles from downtown. Rail travelers will likely arrive at Napoli Centrale or Garibaldi station (two parts of the same terminal building), but some trains stop at Mergellina or Campi Flegrei station, both of which are located slightly outside downtown.
Auto: The A1, A3, A16 and A30 autostrade (toll highways) converge in Naples and automobile travel to other parts of Italy can be convenient. However, driving in downtown Naples can be a challenge. Heavy traffic, one-way streets, lack of signage, ignorance of the few functioning red lights, Vespas that zoom over every paved surface, and pedestrians combine to create a stressful environment for the visitor. Traffic can be significant during morning and evening commute times, especially on the Tangentiale toll highway that passes through the city. Parking is limited and expensive, but can be found by following the blue P signs. Pay parking is located at Capodichino airport, Napoli Centrale train station, and opposite the Molo Beverello port at Maschino Angioino castle (also called Castel Nuovo). Never leave valuables or baggage stored in your car.
Boat: The main port is Molo Beverello, located near Piazza Municipio and Via Cristoforo Columbo/Via Nuova Marina. Travelers to Capri, Sorrento , Ischia or the Amalfi coast can take ferries or hydrofoils from either Molo Beverello or from Mergellina, approximately 20 minutes from downtown by foot. Ferries to Greece , Sicily and other Mediterranean destinations and cruise ships such as Costa and Royal Caribbean also depart from the Molo Beverello area. The port of Pozzuoli , 30 minutes west of downtown by subway/metro train, has ferries to Ischia , Procida & the Amalfi coast. Info on ferry timetables and links to boat transport can be found at: http://www.metrodelmare.com/
Buses: The easiest way to reach the main Naples Centrale train station or Molo Beverello is to use the Alibus. This specially-marked bus departs outside the arrivals terminal, and makes a circular route with stops at Piazza Garibaldi (for the main Centrale/Garibaldi train station) and Piazza Municipio across from Molo Beverello. The Alibus stop at Garibaldi Station is on the far side of the square from the station adjacent to Hotel Cavour. The 90 minute tickets can be purchased onboard for 4 euro/person or from the tabacconist next to the tourist information office at the station for 3 Euro. City bus 3S runs between Capodichino airport and Piazza Garibaldi, and R2 goes between Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza Municipio, but these can be more crowded than the Alibus and make more frequent stops. Unico Napoli tickets, valid for 90 minutes on city buses, funicular railways, and metro/subway trains, are 1.10 euro/person (as of July 2009) and can be purchased at a tabacci (tobacco/convenience) store or newsstand. Daily tickets are 3 euro. Tickets must be validated immediately upon boarding the bus or funicular.
Taxis: available outside the arrivals terminal at Capodichino airport, Centrale train station and Piazza Municipio. To reduce overcharging, ask your hotel to arrange a private transfer. There is a base rate plus fees for airport trips, luggage, nighttime and weekend service. Ensure the meter is on or demand the flat rate fare (tariffa predeterminata) when entering the vehicle. A PDF chart with flat rates in Italian & English can be found at: http://www.comune.napoli.it/flex/cm/p...