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Transportation from Naples to Amalfi or Sorrento

May 6th, 2007, 07:52 AM
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Gurm-have you considered NOT taking a private limo/taxi to Sorrento, and instead, taking a taxi to Molo Beverello, and then taking the high-speed hydrofoil from Naples to Sorrento? There's a place to put your luggage on the hydrofoil, and it is VERY enjoyable-about 35 minutes on the Alilauro line, and arriving into Sorrento by boat, with its stunning cliffs, the marina and its luxury hotels perched on the top of the cliffs-is a very picturesque sight. I just did this last September, during the height of the tourist season, and I could not recommend it more highly. Very easy to do as well: just take the taxi to Molo, and buy your ticket there at the counter for the Alilauro hydrofoil (tickets can be bought up to 30 minutes before departure, several departures a day). The folks there at the ticket counter are helpful and speak English, so there's no problem there. It costs somewhere between 12-15 Euro pp., if I remember correctly. And from there, you just take a taxi or a bus to your destination.

Other than that, I, too would recommend the airport Curreri shuttle bus to Sorrento, as that will take you right to the town center, and they have luggage space under the bus for luggage.
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May 6th, 2007, 08:00 AM
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The hydrofoil is a good idea - I got it last June - but I think there are only 3 a day. If the timings work for you, an alternative and much cheaper way of getting to Molo Beverello is to get the express airport bus. It only stops at 2 places, 1) Pizza Garibaldi (by the main railway station) and 2) Piazza Municipio. From the latter it is only a 5 minute walk to the dock.
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May 6th, 2007, 08:05 AM
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You're going to love Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast! This past October, we chose to base ourselves in Sorrento - perfect choice for us. We stayed at Antiche Mura, based on reviews from tripadvisor. While it isn't on the coast, that wasn't as important to us as the room, service, location, etc. and we couldn't have been happier. We enjoyed views of the water from restaurants, boat trips, drive down the Amalfi coast, Capri day trip. Hope this helps...

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May 7th, 2007, 05:23 PM
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Thanks for the great ideas again. People are really nice here. If my flight got to Naples earlier, I would have taken taxi and hydofoil. But my flight is at almost 9:30 pm. I am also travelling with my kids and thought private transfer might be the easiest. As far as hotel cose, we are hoping to stay withing 800 Euros for 3 nights we at there.
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May 7th, 2007, 06:18 PM
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May 8th, 2007, 12:14 AM
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Ira - Naples-Amalfi wouldn't be via Sorrento/Praiano.

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May 8th, 2007, 01:06 AM
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Hi Gurm. Have just returned from trip to Europe which included Sorrento. Was advised not to stay at Naples and glad we didnt after seeing it on our visit. We stayed at the Gardenia Hotel in Sorrento in a triple room (162.50 Euros per night) Lovely Hotel - Walking distance to rail station with a great breakfast. We booked our Amalfi tour thru the hotel as we were having difficulty with the NET. It was fabulous $47.50 Australian per person. toured Amalfi, really good Lunch at Scavi(sic) and free time in Ravello. Viewed Positano from above and we were quite happy to miss going into it when we saw the walking involved. The train from Napoli to Sorrento is a bit rough but quite safe and inexpensive. We had our 11 year old grand-child with us and she was quite comfortable
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May 8th, 2007, 03:37 AM
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OK, I (and presumably others) hadn't noticed how late your flight gets in. Our fault - you did give the time in your first post. So yes, if you can afford it, a limo is much the easiest at that time.
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May 8th, 2007, 06:49 AM
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Hey Caroline - you and me both

Must remember to put more Lavazza in my espresso ...
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May 8th, 2007, 08:32 AM
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Ira, no need to guess or estimate, this is from the site I quoted, Tour of Italy.com


Naples Airport/Station Sorrento € 95,00 ( all one way )
Naples Airport/Station Positano € 95,00
Rome Airport Positano € 300,00

Rome Airport Sorrento € 300,00

including 2 hours stop in Pompeii ( not obligatory )

I will meet you at your gate exit at airports, at the end of your track at railways stations, by the dock of your cruise ship, Iíll take care of you and your luggage during the transfer in order to take you to your destination in full comfort, and assist you during your trip.
Meanwhile driving from the airport or station towards your hotel, Iíll be happy to give you all of the information youíll request to guarantee you a deeper knowledge of the area or town you are going to spend your holiday in."

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