Naples - A Transportation Hub for Southern Italy:
From Naples the tourist can visit a wealth of interesting destinations in southern Italy: The Amalfi coast, the Volcano of Vesuvius, and the archaeological sites of Pompeii, Herculaneum and Paestum are all close by.
Arriving in Naples by Air: Aeroporto Capodichino:
Naples Train Station - Napoli Centrale:
Naples Train Station is located in the Piazza Garibaldi, just east of the city center. It's really two stations in one: the upper section for the state run trains and the lower lever for the private Circumvesuviana line (now the Ente Autonomo Volturno) that will take you to Pompeii, Herculaneum (Ercolano), and Sorrento. You can also rent a car at Napoli Centrale, as well as get tourist information for the region.
Find out more about the Circumvesuviana, which takes you to all the major archaeological sites.
Local Buses in Naples:
Naples Funicular (tram) routes:
The Metropolitana - Naples Metro:
Most buses for Italian and some International destinations leave from Piazza Garibaldi in front of Stazione Centrale.
For tourists, the best way to see Naples and the surrounding area might be the Campania artecard.
Boats and Hydrofoils to Islands near Naples:
Naples: Notes on Transportation:
Naples is a frantically hectic city. I like it that way, but you'll want to watch out for your personal belongings--even though the area around piazza Girabaldi and the Stazione Centrale has been cleaned up from its highly disreputable state in the past.
When you think of Naples perhaps the first mode of transport you think of is a moto, or vespa. Well, you probably can't rent one. That's because they're frequently the main targets of thieves, as well as being the main transportation of petty ones.
Taxis are problematic as well. Traffic in Naples can get snarled beyond belief, and the myriad charges tacked on can make the cost of a ride an incomprehensible extravagance. Still, some travelers report that a taxi ride, although expensive, can be a fun, uplifting experience if you get an engaging driver willing to show you the hot spots. Still, if you must use a taxi, make sure it's an authorized one. You can find them at stands in large piazzas.