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Naples-Getting from train station to Marina

Please help! I am going to Capri via Naples. We will be arriving at the main train station and are trying to figure out how to get to the marina to board the hydrofoil to Capri. Should we walk, take the local train, or taxi and please give an estimated time for your suggestion. Thank you!

Posted by
1158 posts

last year when I was researching Italy I was able to find a map of Naples online.
I don't really know how far the train station is.
Some people are addicted to taxi, some don't mind to walk for half mile.

Posted by
1829 posts

It is too far to walk and even if you were up for it not a particularly comfortable experience. You would have to get a bus or taxi. If you get a taxi, from an official taxi rank only, agree the price before you get in. Was about 15 - 20 Euros a couple of years ago but you may find it difficult to get that price.

Maybe contact your hotel and see if they could arrange a private transfer from the station to the port.

Posted by
6898 posts

The ferry docks are a bit over a mile from the train station. I haven't made this walk but I've seen posts that the neighborhood on the way may not be the best. Take the taxi.

Posted by
23465 posts

It is easy. There is a huge bus area in front of the station. Walk across the plaza and take the bus. I believe it is NO 1. There is even a sign in English-- Bus 1 (?) to Harbor. These is also a booth there and it was staffed when we were there. There is also a tram. I have used it from the harbor to the train station but don't know how to use it to get back to the harbor. The taxi was 10E which I thought was too much for the distance. The bus was fine. The bus pick up point was on the far side of the plaza.

Posted by
30 posts

Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments. We're going to have luggae so I think we will take cab, but we'll be sure to set the price with the driver first!

Posted by
1829 posts

"Special fixed rates for specific rides within and outside the city boundaries are all-inclusive (i.e.
airport, night-time, baggage, animals, motorway toll and phone booking supplements are all included).

These rates are available to any passenger who asks for this service when they get in the taxi. Taxi-drivers cannot refuse the request and obviously the taxi-meter should not be switched on.

The multilingual fares list is given to all taxi drivers and includes both pricing systems (normal
meter and fixed rates). It should be clearly displayed inside the vehicle to enable passengers to
decide immediately which fare to choose depending on their destination.

If any money should be asked for, over and above the fixed rates listed, this constitutes a violation of the regulations and can be reported to the Planning, Promotion and Control Service for Public Transport, as sanctions apply."

The above is guidance from some conference organisers in Naples, it also covers the fare from the station to the port. Don't know what the rates are this year but maybe someone else could help. We were overcharged but made the mistake of not agreeing the fare before we got in the taxi, some guff about luggage charges. I take some comfort from hearing that it could have been much more!

Posted by
1170 posts

Don't walk (it's too far) and don't take the bus. Take a taxi. It has been suggested that a fixed 10 Euro fare can be arranged. The ferry dock to Capri is called the Molo Beverello. It's directly in front of the Castel Nuovo. Traffic in Naples is horrendous! Even though the rail station is not very far away, you have to factor in the traffic. Check out Google Maps or Google Earth for their proximity.

Posted by
30 posts

Thanks again everyone. I accidentally found the answer to my question on the tourist office webstie for Capri, which said to take either the tram line 1 or the bus R2 to Piazza Municipio or a fixed price cab (10 EU)!