Train from Rome to Sorrento ?

Old Mar 19th, 2003, 08:19 AM
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Train from Rome to Sorrento ?

My wife and I had planned to spend a couple of days in Rome, then take the train to Sorrento, which would be our central spot to then explore the entire Amalfi Coast region. <BR><BR>I just can't seem to find any train schedules that go beyond Naples. Does anyone know where to find that information?<BR><BR>Does the train even run to Sorrento?<BR><BR>Or, is there a better way to get from Naples to Sorrento, such as a hydrofoil?<BR><BR>Thanks for the help!<BR><BR>Kevin
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Old Mar 19th, 2003, 08:21 AM
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You'll find lots of posts about this...you must take the local train called the Circumvesuviana which makes frequent trips between Naples and Sorrento.
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Old Mar 19th, 2003, 08:23 AM
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Hi<BR> The train from Naples to Sorrento is the Circumvesuviana. It is a different train company from trenitalia, but has a terminus at Naples Central.<BR><BR> Sorry, I can't give you the website.<BR>
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The Circumvesuviana is a local train with their cars similiar to what you'll see on subway trains. <BR><BR>There are several options to get from Rome to Sorrento. 'Steve' from the UK usually has access to schedules -- if I recall there's a hydrofoil between Naples-Sorrento. OR you may want to take the train to Salerno (?) -- anyhow check this thread with similar query.<BR><BR>http://www.fodors.com/forums/pgMessages.jsp?fid=2&amp;tid=34405465<BR>
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Old Mar 19th, 2003, 02:51 PM
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www.vesuviana.it <BR><BR>is the website for the Circumvesuviana Rail.
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Old Mar 19th, 2003, 04:24 PM
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Hi Kevin. An additional note...<BR><BR>While the Circumvesuviana commuter train will easily, and inexpensively, get you from Naples to Sorrento, it's definitely not the most picturesque train ride I've ever taken in Europe, since you pass by countless ugly concrete apartment buildings on the way out of Naples. <BR><BR>Going by boat would probably be more scenic but, I'm sure, a lot more expensive and you'd also have to get from the Naples train station to wherever it is the boats leave from.<BR><BR>What's &quot;better&quot; for you depends on what your priorities are. <BR><BR>
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Old Mar 19th, 2003, 09:33 PM
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The train is cheap, just a few euros in each direction. The jet boat is only marginally more expensive, about 8-10 euros in each direction. However, factor in the taxi ride from the train station to the boat dock, and you've got a debate. The train ride is not scenic, and it makes 25 stops on its way; but you see how and where the locals live, and the train schedule is more frequent than the jet boat. Hmmm. You decide.
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Old Mar 20th, 2003, 03:47 AM
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The most user-friendly train timetable I've found is:<BR><BR>http://www.massalubrense.it/circum.htm<BR><BR>Steve<BR><BR>
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Take the train to Naples and transfer to the Circumvesuviana train. It is in the same train station but it is on a different level. If you look at the train schedules it might look like a different station but as I said it is just a different level. You will not have any trouble with the circumvesuiana and you don't need to worry about schedules. It runs every 20-30 minutes depending on the time of day. Just a few of the trains do not run all the way to Sorrento so just make sure your train is going all the way or if not, you can just catch the next one where the one you are on stops. <BR><BR>The train station in Sorrento is about center of town and very easy to walk to about anywhere and taxis are readily available outside the train station. <BR><BR>I traveled by train in Nov. with my 10 year old daughter and we had no problems.<BR><BR>Have a wonderful trip,<BR>April [email protected]
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Old Mar 20th, 2003, 10:57 AM
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} see similar topic discussed in<BR>&quot;Rome to Positano: which is better - train to Sorrento or Salerno?&quot;<BR><BR>http://www.fodors.com/forums_reg/pgMessages.jsp?fid=2&amp;tid=34407848<BR>
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KJH - There is also a Rome-Sorrento bus service.<BR><BR>It leaves from Roma Tiburtina station.<BR>The operator is Marozzi.<BR>Fare is approx. Euro 16.00<BR><BR>This may be a good option with luggage.<BR><BR>Steve<BR>
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