The Circumvesuviana trains depart from the lower level of the Naples Centrale station in Piazza Garibaldi, below the main level where the high-speed trains arrive and depart. Walk down the stairs located in the center of the train station.
You cannot purchase a ticket online, but only at the ticket window or one of the newspaper stands in the station. There is no combination train and bus ticket for the Amalfi Coast.
The train ticket from Naples to Sorrento currently costs EUR 3.60.
Trains to Sorrento always depart from track 3. To reach this track, there are no elevators or escalators. Pay attention to the display and make sure you board a train to Sorrento and not Sarno!
It takes about 1 hour and 10 minutes by train from Naples to Sorrento. DD trains do not stop at all the stations, so reach Sorrento in about 50 minutes.
Sorrento is the end of the line, so you can't go wrong. Make sure you don't get off at Piano di Sorrento!
Some stations are wheelchair accessible and some are not. The main Piazza Garibaldi (Naples Centrale) station is not accessible as there are no ramps to the lower level. The Sorrento station is accessible.
The Circumvesuviana trains are often late and overcrowded, with no place to sit, no air conditioning, and no luggage storage. Pickpocketing and other non-violent theft is common.
For a much more comfortable and safe option, book a private transfer from Naples to Sorrento.
Sita buses for the Amalfi Coast depart from right outside the Sorrento train station, and you can purchase tickets at the ticket stand near the bus or at the newspaper stand in the station.
The Campania Express trains run along the same tracks as the Circumvesuviana but only stop at the tourist attractions. They have guaranteed seating, air conditioning, and hostess service on board. Campania Express train schedule