Getting around the hub of southern Italy is a lot easier than its sounds. Naples, the capital of the Campania region, is served by Capodichino International Airport. Here you can get direct flights to many European destinations which are served by regional airlines. You can also catch flights to and from the United States, off-season with a stop in Dublin, Brussels, Rome or France, or during the summer months when low cost carrier EuroFly flies direct between Capodichino and New York’s JFK Airport.
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Traveling to/from Capodichino from Naples’ historic city center is also easy with public transportation services located at the airport. You can grab the Alibus right in front of the Arrivals Concourse. It runs every 20 minutes and the fare is only €3 one way. This bus only makes two stops – Stazione Centrale or the ferry port of Beverelo, where you can grab a boat to the nearby islands Capri, Ischia or Procida. The two stops for the Alibus are centrally located in the middle of Naples and you can easily grab a taxi to your final hotel destination. However, Travelers beware, as there are many unscrupulous taxi drivers waiting at the central station and ferry ports. Fixed fares are in place from the main points within Naples and fares should be posted. If you are in doubt, ask a police officer or at the ticket booths.
The other bus alternative is the S3 bus. It also departs from in front of the Arrivals Concourse but runs less frequently at 30 minute intervals. It’s much cheaper than the Alibus and costs about 77c. You can buy a ticket from the agent just inside the airport. Ask for a ticket for the Orange S3 bus. The S3 does make more stops than the Alibus and may place you closer to your hotel.
Do know that Capodichino is a full service airport, meaning you can also rent a car or hire a private driver to get you to and from the city centre.