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“Naples Capodichino is the best airport by which to reach Sorrento by plane.”

Flying into Beautiful Sorrento

Have you ever wondered what's the best airport to fly to for a Sorrento holiday? We're about to show you all there is to know about Naples Capodichino, Naples's main airport and the closest airport to the beautiful town of Sorrento. You'll learn how to get from the airport to Sorrento and back, where to stay if you've got a late night or early morning flight, and what to see and do if you're stuck around the airport for a while. We've got it all covered, so all you need to do is pack your bags! 
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How Do I Book a Flight?

Naples Capodichino is the best airport by which to reach Sorrento by plane. Naples has flights to and from Italy and Europe, as well as some medium-haul destinations such as Tel Aviv and Casablanca. Travelers coming from the United States or Asia will most certainly fly via Rome Fiumicino and then connect to a domestic flight to Naples.

Flights are busiest (and therefore more expensive) around Italian national holidays and in the summer season, especially August. The weeks around Christmas, New Year, and Easter can be prohibitively expensive, with many Italians traveling to visit their families.

Try to avoid late night arrivals and early morning departures. There are no airport hotels, the airport is located in a seedy area of Naples, and nighttime transportation options to Sorrento are limited to taxis.

What's the Best Way to Get To and From the Airport?

There's a direct bus from Naples Capodichino to Sorrento, with eight daily buses from nine a.m. to six p.m. The journey takes one and a quarter hours, and the ticket costs €10.

If you're arriving earlier or later, an alternative is travelling to Naples central station by bus or taxi and taking a Circumvesuviana train from directly below the station. Trains run from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., and a single ticket costs €4.20. 

Are There Any Nearby Hotels?

There are no hotels attached to Naples airport. The closest place to stay is Millennium Gold Hotel, a clean and comfortable midrange hotel, located 500 meters from the airport entrance.

However, the airport is so close to Naples that staying in town is a viable option, even for early morning flights. For example, Stelle Hotel the Businest is a beautiful four-star hotel near the station, and only a 15 to 20 minute taxi or bus ride away from the airport. If you're after something cheaper and don't mind a short walk, you can opt for Robby's House, a boutique bed and breakfast in the narrow streets of the historic center, about 15 minutes' walk from the station and near some phenomenal pizzerias.

Another alternative, pretty much halfway between town and airport, is Kleopatra Design Hotel, a beautiful property in the Poggioreale district, offering a spa, free Wi-Fi, and fashionable rooms.

What is There to Eat in the Airport?

The food in Naples and Sorrento is among the best in Italy, and even the airport doesn't disappoint! Before security, there is a delicious pizzeria, Fratelli La Bufala, offering authentic Neapolitan pizza with real buffalo mozzarella, as well as a selection of hot and cold dishes in the Neapolitan tradition with a modern twist.

After security, you'll be spoiled for choice! There is Garofalo, a store selling authentic cow and buffalo mozzarella which can be packaged to take on the flight with you, as well as many Neapolitan and Sorrentine goodies for friends back home. Talk about a delicious present!

You can also opt for a platter of sushi at a newly opened sushi bar called Giappo. If you fancy a tipple before boarding your flight, you can stop at DUBL, a swanky wine bar that also serves food. It's the ideal way to farewell Italy in style!

What's the Airport Like?

The airport is not huge, but a selection of great restaurants and some stylish shops can help you pass the time. After security, you'll find many Italian fashion brands, a duty-free and bookshop, as well as several stores selling food products. 

The airport has free Wi-Fi, but figuring it out can be tricky. You need to register on the NAPLES_AIRPORT network, fill in the form, and then phone a landline number to confirm registration. If you don't have roaming, it may be difficult to make the call.

Naples Capodichino is certainly no Heathrow or JFK, but it's a pleasant way to spend time when flying to and from Sorrento. Just wander around, have a pizza or coffee, and you'll find time will fly!