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Rome Fiumicino Airport to Salerno and Vicinity Transportation Options

Rome Fiumicino Airport to Salerno and Vicinity Transportation Options

Dec 5th, 2010, 03:42 PM
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Rome Fiumicino Airport to Salerno and Vicinity Transportation Options

One commonly asked question is how to get from Rome's Fiumicino Airport (FCO) to Salerno (gateway to the eastern half of the Amalfi Coast) without spending a fortune. There are numerous options, with the variables being: (i) your budget; (ii) the season of travel; (iii) your time of arrival at FCO; (iv) your final destination; and (v) your tolerance for making multiple connections.

Let's very briefly run through some of the more common options (assuming that your final destination is either Salerno itself or somewhere between Salerno and Amalfi, but not any further west than Amalfi):

1. Private transfer with car and driver: most expensive and convenient option by far, but not necessarily the fastest, since heavy traffic on the highway can make the trip slower than taking the fast trains; prices range around 350-380 Euros.

2. Airport train to Roma Termini Station (31 minutes and 14 Euros), connecting to Trenitalia train to Salerno. The train comes in three versions:

(i) Trenitalia AV Frecciargento train: 120 minutes and 47 Euros;
(ii) Trenitalia ES train: 150 minutes and 37 Euros;
(iii) Trenitalia IC train: 180 minutes and 23.50 Euros.

From the Salerno train station, there are useful connections on the hourly SITA bus to Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Atrani and Amalfi (75 minutes and 3.60 Euros to Amalfi). From April through October, there is also the (much less frequent) Cooperativa Sant'Andrea ferry boat to Amalfi (35 minutes and 6 Euros) from the nearby Concordia Dock. Boat service is subject to cancellation during bad weather.

3. Airport train to Roma Termini Station, connecting to Trenitalia train to Naples, connecting to private car/driver to final destination along the Amalfi Coast (90-110 Euros). The Trenitalia train to Naples again comes in three versions: AV train: 70 minutes and 44 Euros; ES train: 105 minutes and 34 Euros; IC train 120 minutes and 20.50 Euros (note that it's only 3 Euros cheaper than going to Salerno). You would obviously not use this option if your final destination were Salerno itself.

4. From the spring through the middle of October, there is also the Metro del Mare hydrofoil from Naples Beverello Port to Amalfi (15 Euros, travel times vary) and Salerno-Manfredi Dock (16 Euros, travel times vary), which gives a very scenic introduction to the Amalfi Coast, but whose schedules are not very frequent and not often terribly convenient. Worth keeping in mind, however. Not a useful option if your final destination is Salerno.

5. Direct airport bus from FCO at 15:20 to Salerno-SITA bus terminal (arrive 19:10) operated by BUONOCORE GROUP year-round on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, augmenting to daily except Sundays from June 15 through September 15. Fare is an incredible 15 euros (yes, fifteen Euros), plus 5 euros for each piece of luggage after the first. From Salerno, there is a useful connection to the regular SITA bus at 19:30 to Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Atrani and Amalfi (ar 20:45). Note that the arrival of this airport bus in Salerno is too late to take the ferry boat from the Concordia Dock to Amalfi.

www.ferroviedellostato.it (Trenitalia)
www.sitabus.it
www.metrodelmare.net (Napoli Beverello Dock to Amalfi/Salerno-Manfredi Dock hydrofoil)
www.coopsantandrea.it (Salerno-Concordia Dock to Amalfi ferry boat)
www.buonocore-group.it (Roma FCO Airport to Salerno airport bus)
http://www.buonocore-group.it/..._virtuemart&Itemid=8
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Dec 5th, 2010, 07:55 PM
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Many thanks for sharing the detailed info. Your posts have been most helpful for planning trips in Italy.

Sorry to post some question off the topics: From FCO to Norcia, besides trains to Spoleto, then bus to Norcia, any other public transport available?

Thanks in advance.
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Dec 5th, 2010, 08:24 PM
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Not as far as I know. But the Trenitalia Regionale Train to Spoleto/Spoletina Bus to Norcia is a very good combination, seven days per week, and cheap as well.
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Dec 6th, 2010, 07:39 PM
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Thanks for the info.
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Jan 12th, 2011, 05:20 AM
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Hi all, from Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) there is a direct flight to Salerno-Costa d'Amalfi Airport (QSR) operated by Alitalia every day except saturday.
From Costa d'Amalfi Airport (www.aeroportosalerno.it) to Amalfi Coast there are this option :
1. Private Car-Hire
2. Bus connection with Salerno Ternitalia Station then via SITA connection

Many Thanks
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