Getting around Sorrento

Transportation in Sorrento

Sorento is small enough to get around on foot, or you could rent a scooter just for fun.

Sorrento city buses

To get down to the Marina Piccola and such, there is a system of tiny public buses.

From the station, city Bus D runs to Piazza Tasso (city center) and Corso Italia (the main drag). Bus A runs from Piazza Tasso out Via Capo (where you'll find lots of hotels). Buses B and C run from Piazza Tasso down to Marina Piccola (ferry dock) and back again.

Buses run every 20 minutes.

Sorrento elevators

There are public elevators from the Villa Comunale park down to the swimming piers by Marina Piccola.

Sorrento taxis

You can find taxi cabs by the train station and on Piaza Tasso.

Taxis cost €4 for the flag fall, plus €04.0 every 125m or 1 minute of standing still. Add €0.50 per bag, and €3 after 10pm.

You can call a taxi in the center (tel. +39-081-878-2204) or train station (tel. +39-081-877-2484)

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How long does Sorrento take?

Planning your time: Sorrento has maybe 2-3 hours of mediocre sightseeing. To be brutally honest it is probably the least interesting town in this area. It is only famous for its location.

Sorrento makes an ideal base for exploring Campania thanks to its location at the nexus of regional public transit—pretty much the only place from which you can get anywhere without having to change mode of transportation: Trains direct to Pompeii and Naples; ferries to Capri; buses or ferries down the Amalfi Coast.

If you prefer the home-base style of travel, Sorrento is the perfect base. Figure on three days/two nights here (hit Pompeii on the train ride down from Naples—you can store your luggage temporarily at the Pompei train station—then spend one day each visiting Capri and the Amalfi Coast).

If, however, you prefer to travel from town to town, just treat Sorrento as a way-station to switch from train to bus or ferry; skip Sorrento entirely and sleep in a more interesting locale on the Amalfi Coast or Capri.

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