Welcome to the Naples cruise port guide. Naples is a city of 3,1 million inhabitants. It is one of the largest cities in Europe and one of the oldest in Italy. It has more monuments, churches and convents in its historical centre than any other city on earth. It is not for nothing that the entire historical centre is on the UNESCO world heritage list. It is a gem to explore, from the busy shopping streets of La Toledo to the typical streets of the Spanish quarter. It seems like everything is a little bit more extravagant in Naples. Its city is just a little bit older, more artistic and more delicious than the rest of Italy.
Find the finest pieces of archaeology and art in its museum, go on the search for the best margarita pizza and take part in street life in Naples. But it is not just about the city in this port of call. Don’t forget that this is the gateway to Amalfi coast, Pompei, Herculaneum, Capri and Sorrento. From ancient excavations, to world famous scenery, to the old city of Naples. There is always something new to explore not far from the ship. Check the cruise travel guide underneath to learn about your options.
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Cruise Port Guide Naples – Italy: docked
Cruise ships dock at Naples Stazione Marittima. The cruise terminal in Naples is right in front of the city centre of Naples. From here you can easily explore the city by foot. The cruise terminal has all the facilities you could want like post office, tourist information, shops, wi-fi etc.
The cruise terminal lies at a very convenient place and still Naples has all the facilites to easily get further afield. Check underneath what the most popular options are:
Taxis in Naples
Taxis are available outside the cruise terminal. These taxis have a meter, but they’dd rather make a deal with you before you step in. In front of the cruise terminal the prices are also on display. To name you a few:
– Taxi tour to Amalfi = 130 euro
– Taxi tour to Vesuvisu = 90 euro
– Taxi tour to Pompei = 90 euro
The tain system around Naples is very extensive and its a great way to get around. Here is what you need to know about the train:
This is the name of the train that goes from Naples around Mt. Vesuvius. You can reach all of the mayor Vesuvius excavation sights with this line. The trains go frequent and are cheap. Go from the cruise terminal to the train station Napoli Garibaldi by taking tram 1 or bus 15, walk 2,5 km or take a 7 euro taxi ride.
Buy a TIC ticket at the booth at the main road in front of the terminal. This ticket is valid for public transport in Naples and for the train.
The trains go very frequent, but if you want you can check the train schedule at http://www.eavsrl.it/web/home
The following stations connect to the following sights:
Pompei – scavi villa misteri = Pompei. Train ride takes +/- 35 minutes. Station is 200 meters from the sight.
Ercolano Scavi Station = Herculaneum. Train ride takes +/- 16 minutes. Station is 800 meters from the sight.
You can even go further afield with the train to Sorrento for example. This train ride takes just over an hour.
In front of the terminal directly to the left as you exit the terrain you will find a ferry station called Molo Beverello. Catch the ferry to Capri or Sorrento from here. These ferries go pretty frequent, but it is wise to check the schedule on http://www.capri.net/en/ferry-schedule?path_id=11
Hop on hop off bus
You will find the red dubble decker busses in Naples close to where you dock. There has been a lot of construction work at the door step of the Naples Cruise Centre and therefore it could be that if you don’t see the bus right away it leaves from behind the castle in front of the cruise terminal.
The bus only stays in Naples and it is wheelchair accessible.
Distances from the cruise terminal to:
City centre = less than 1 km walk
Via Toledo = 1,2 km walk uphill
Arcehological museum = 2,5 km walk uphill
Via dei Tribunali = 2 km walk uphill
Herculaneum = 15 km / 20 min drive south east
Pompei = 27 km / 30 min drive south east
Sorrento = 50 km / 1 hrs 15 min drive south
Amalfi coast = 60 km / 1 hrs 30 min drive south
Capri = 43 km south. Can only be reached by ferry.