The closest airport to Sorrento is Naples International Airport (NAP) which is situated 35 miles north of Sorrento. On average, you can expect a flight from London to Naples International Airport to take 2 hours 45 minutes. Alitalia, British Airways and BMI offer regular flights to Naples throughout the year. In addition, discount airline EasyJet also offer cheap flights to Naples year-round.
Most people heading to Sorrento book a package holiday which includes coach transfers in the price of the holiday. A coach transfer to Sorrento will take around an hour.
If you do not have your transfer prearranged, there are a number of ways to travel to Sorrento from Naples International Airport. Taxis are the quickest and most convenient way to get to Sorrento from the airport. Taxi ranks are stationed outside of the airport. A taxi ride from the airport to Sorrento will cost between 70 and 100 euros.
The Circumvesuviana railway is perhaps the most economical way to get from downtown Naples to Sorrento. Trains run at 30-minute intervals and stop at a number of popular destinations along the way such as Pompeii. There is also a direct bus service which can convey arrivals from Naples International Airport to Sorrento cheaply and quickly. On average, you can expect a bus from Naples International Airport to take between 1 and 2 hours depending on traffic and the journey will cost around 5 euros.
What To Do In Sorrento
Despite its coastal location, Sorrento is not particularly famous for its beaches. This is due to its clifftop location. Nevertheless, there are some pleasant beaches to be found around both of Sorrento’s marinas, Marina Piccola and Marina Grande. While these are the main beaches, other beaches can be found around the cliffs. Most of the beaches will charge you a nominal entrance fee but there are some free sandy beaches with decked jetties in the nearby area.
The Duomo, Sorrento’s Cathedral is perhaps the city’s most iconic landmark. Situated on the Corsa Italia, the cathedral has an impressive but unassuming exterior. However, upon entering the cathedral travellers are often surprised by how colourful and exuberant the cathedral’s interior is. Indeed, the cathedral is beautifully designed and has stunning frescoes created by local talent.
Another religious building of note is the Basilica di Sant’Antonio. This is the oldest church in Sorrento and is named after the town’s patron saint. The church is home to a number of interesting roman artefacts, some medieval paintings and, bizarrely, a pair of whale ribs as the patron saint is famed for rescuing a child from the stomach of a whale.