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Ferry Sorrento to Naples

Old Jun 20, 17, 8:29 am
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Ferry Sorrento to Naples

Any advice regarding the hydrofoils from Sorrento to Naples? I was looking at Alilauro and NLG. Some reviews/comments on other sites say no need to purchase tickets in advanced and just to show up early to purchase tickets at the dock. Anyone have any input/advice on this? I plan to take multiple trips back and forth (July 9 round trip and July 11 only Sorrento to Naples).
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Old Jun 21, 17, 12:48 am
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I would not book in advance.
Just show up a little earlier or, once in Sorrento, just stroll down the wharf and get tickets there.
But if makes you feel more comfortable nothing wrong to book it online.

Alilauro schedule:

Sorrento > Napoli (Beverello)

08:10 Giornaliero - Fascia Turistica
10:00 Giornaliero - Fascia Turistica
12:00 Giornaliero - Fascia Turistica
14:00 Giornaliero - Fascia Turistica
16:25 Giornaliero - Fascia Turistica

Napoli (Beverello > Sorrento

09:00 Giornaliero - Fascia Turistica
11:00 Giornaliero - Fascia Turistica
13:00 Giornaliero - Fascia Turistica
15:05 Giornaliero - Fascia Turistica
17:15 Giornaliero - Fascia Turistica
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Old Jun 21, 17, 1:25 am
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Originally Posted by htran88 View Post
Any advice regarding the hydrofoils from Sorrento to Naples? I was looking at Alilauro and NLG. Some reviews/comments on other sites say no need to purchase tickets in advanced and just to show up early to purchase tickets at the dock. Anyone have any input/advice on this? I plan to take multiple trips back and forth (July 9 round trip and July 11 only Sorrento to Naples).
I just took the Alilauro last week, Naples to Sorrento. You really don't need to buy tickets in advance, I think the service charge is like 6 euros. On the one hand, it would save you the somewhat chaotic on site ticket purchase process. On the other, you're locked into a specific sailing. Be aware, there is a 2 euro per bag charge beyond the cost of your ticket (collected on board if you don't prepurchase it).
Two more tips. If you're coming from the train station, and insist on public transport, consider using Metro Linea 1 to Municipio rather than the Alibus. Fare is 1 euro vs. 4. And the Alibus is usually crazy mobbed. Best advice is to take a cab. Fare is fixed at 11 euros, 1 euro for each passenger over 4, and 0,50 for large bags. The extra cost is worth the baggage hassle of public transport. Expect wildly varying quotes from drivers. Show them the rate card. Which you can download and print here
http://www.napoliunplugged.com/naples-taxi-services
Naples = chaos. Go with the flow, but know before you go.
Sorrento is on a cliff. There's a little bus that runs you up to Piazza Tasso, but the Lift is more pleasant. From the port, you walk along the public beach and follow the signs for "ASCENSORI." Costs 1 euro, leaves you in front of Hotel Tremontano. Of course, the convenience depends on where you're staying.
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Old Jun 21, 17, 8:52 am
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Just curious, any advice from Naples to Poistano via ferry/hydrofoil? I was going to take the train from Naples to Sorrento and then take the ferry to Positano. Does it make sense to take the hydrofoil to Sorrento and then the ferry to Positano? Do you arrive in Sorrento and leave for Positano from the same port? I would assume so.
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Old Jun 21, 17, 11:42 am
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Originally Posted by sportsguymichael View Post
Just curious, any advice from Naples to Poistano via ferry/hydrofoil? I was going to take the train from Naples to Sorrento and then take the ferry to Positano. Does it make sense to take the hydrofoil to Sorrento and then the ferry to Positano? Do you arrive in Sorrento and leave for Positano from the same port? I would assume so.
Yes, same port.

Unlikely there's a direct ferry, you have to change in Sorrento anyway.
But it's easy.
If you have to wait just walk up or take the lift to the city of Sorrento (takes 5 min. from the ferry pier to the lift) and just wait at the belvedere (lookout terrace) over there.

Might be your best connection time ever.
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Old Jul 5, 17, 11:35 am
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Originally Posted by htran88 View Post
Any advice regarding the hydrofoils from Sorrento to Naples? I was looking at Alilauro and NLG. Some reviews/comments on other sites say no need to purchase tickets in advanced and just to show up early to purchase tickets at the dock. Anyone have any input/advice on this? I plan to take multiple trips back and forth (July 9 round trip and July 11 only Sorrento to Naples).
I made the trip on Tuesday from Naples to Sorrento. I think Forest Bump and Rickg 523 have given you good advice. I just showed up 20-30 minutes prior and bought my ticket at the dock. It may be crowded at Sorrento to buy your tickets at the dick but as long as you leave yourself a little time you should be ok. My travels were by ferry from Naples to Sorrento then SITA bus to Positano because the ferry from Sorrento to Positano was canceled due to rough seas I guess. Return was Positano to Capri by hydrofoil and then Capri to Naples on
The ferry.
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