From Naples to Salerno by ferry
How to move between the two cities by sea
Naples is about 56 km far from Salerno, so it takes around 1 hour to move between the two Campania cities by car (if traffic allows it). But why drive when you could make your vacation even greater instead?
As the distance between Naples and Salerno is short, there are no direct ferry routes between the two ports at the moment. It so happens, however, that the famous Gulf of Sorrento is exactly halfway, and that it is connected by sea to both Naples and Salerno.
How to travel from Naples to Salerno by ferry
A stop at Sorrento is an excellent solution for you to be able to move from Naples to Salerno by sea. Here is a brief guide that will help you organize your holiday:
Departing from Naples and arriving in Sorrento
There are many ferry crossings to Sorrento from Naples, so you can decide whether to leave early in the morning or in the afternoon. We recommend taking the 11:00 ferry to reach Sorrento at 11:45, just in time for coffee at Piazza Tasso. 😉
There are up to 15 weekly crossings from Naples to Sorrento and the ferry trip lasts around 45 minutes. The ferry route is served by Navigazione Libera del Golfo (NLG) and Alicost hydrofoils, and tickets cost around €15.
Spend a few hours in Sorrento, stroll through its historic center and, of course, don't forget to buy a bottle of limoncello! The first ferry to Salerno from Sorrento departs at 16:10, so you will have plenty of time to wander around and maybe enjoy a good plate of gnocchi alla sorrentina for lunch.
Here are some more details on the Sorrento - Salerno ferry route:
Travel info from Sorrento to Salerno
First of all, it is important to know that the ferry route to Salerno from Sorrento is seasonal. The crossings are active from July to September and are operated by the ferry companies NLG (Navigazione Libera del Golfo) and Alicost.
NLG ferries travel every day of the week, with 1 crossing every morning. Alicost ferries, on the other hand, operate crossings once a day, except Mondays and Wednesdays.
The Sorrento - Salerno crossing takes 2 hours or 2 hours 50 minutes, depending on the operator, and is served only by hydrofoils.
As for the Sorrento - Salerno ferry price, a one-way ticket costs around €19-20.
You can also travel with your pet on all ferries! Just check the policy of the company you have chosen for your trip and add the pet to your booking!
A lovely alley at the historic center of Sorrento
Now that you know how to travel from Naples to Salerno by ferry (with an intermediate stop at Sorrento) you just have to book your tickets online on Ferryhopper. Take a look at all available ferry routes and discover the Italian gems by sea!