From Naples to Salerno by ferry

How to move between the two cities by sea

Naples is about 56 km away 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?

Take advantage of the seasonal ferries from Naples to Salerno or plan a multi-stop itinerary to discover other enchanting destinations along the way. Take notes and be inspired by our recommendations!

How to travel from Naples to Salerno by ferry

From May to October, you can travel from Naples to Salerno by ferry thanks to the daily routes operated by NLG (Navigazione Libera del Golfo) and Alicost companies.

The Naples - Salerno route is active 1-3 times a day, but the connection is not direct. The crossings include 1 or more stops at other ports (such as Capri, Positano, Amalfi, etc.). For this reason, the trip takes 3 hours 25 minutes or 3 hours 40 minutes depending on the operator chosen.

However, if you don’t feel like spending so much time on the ferry, there are other options to consider. One of them could be to take the ferry from Naples to Sorrento, visit the town for a few hours and then embark to Salerno.

Here's a small guide to help you organize your vacation:

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 earliest 09:00 ferry from Molo Beverello to reach Sorrento at 09:45, just in time for coffee at Piazza Tasso. 😉

There are usually 6-7 daily crossings from Naples to Sorrento and the ferry trip lasts around 35-45 minutes. The ferry route is served by NLG and Alilauro ferries, and tickets cost around €15-€16.

Spend a few hours in Sorrento, stroll through its historic center and, of course, don't forget to buy a bottle of limoncello! The earliest 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 May to October and are operated by the ferry companies NLG (Navigazione Libera del Golfo) and Coast Lines.

There are usually 1-2 routes per day depending on the season and departures are mostly in the morning.

The Sorrento - Salerno crossing takes 2 hours 50 minutes and is operated only by hydrofoils. As for the Sorrento - Salerno ferry price, a one-way ticket costs around €21-€23.

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!

An alley with restaurant tables at the historic center of Sorrento, Italy

A lovely alley at the historic center of Sorrento

Now that you know how to travel from Naples to Salerno by ferry, you just have to book your tickets online on Ferryhopper. Take a look at all available ferry routes and discover the Italian gems by ferry!

Important: the relevant operators have not yet published their 2024 ferry schedules, so the info here refers to 2023. We recommend that you visit our pages frequently to view all updates for 2024.