Vietri (dal latino 'Veteri') sul Mare

 
Vietri (from Veteri, its ancient Roman name) sul Mare (on the sea) is located within walking distance from Salerno and marks the beginning of the world-wide famous Amalfi Coast. Itcan be reached in one hour, by bus/trainfrom Naples Airport and in three hours from Rome Airport. Short rides, by bus/train take to Positano, Sorrento, Herculaneum, Pompei, Paestum, Vesuvius or, by boat, to the islands of Capri, Ischia, Procida.

How to reach the Hotels in Vietri sul Mare (Salerno)

 

You will probably arrive by airplane either at Rome, Fiumicino Airport (FCO) [named "Leonardo Da Vinci", or at Naples, Capodichino Airport. In both case you will find hereafter the instructions [A or B, respectively] to reach by train the Salerno Railway Station (Salerno), unless you arrive in Capodichino and can profit from the direct bus Capodichino-Vietri [see B* below]. If you arrive by bus in Naples, you can directly read instruction B2.

 

 

Once in Salerno you may reach Vietri by bus. Therefore, you need to follow two steps:

- first, take bus n. 4 ToFromor bus n. 9 ToFrom from Salerno Railway Station to the first stop in Vietri. You should buy the ticket ("UNICO Salerno", also called "urbano", 1,10) at the railway station's newsagent or at the CSTP office, and stamp it on the bus. Remember that the ticket is valid for 90 minutes. 

Another possibility is to take a taxi at the cost of about 10 from Salerno Railway Station Square directly to Vietri.

 

 

A. From Rome Airport (Leonardo da Vinci) to Salerno

You have the following two steps.

 

A1. From Rome Airport (Leonardo da Vinci) to Roma Railway Station (Roma Termini)

You may reach Roma Railway Station (Roma Termini) from the Rome Airport (Leonardo da Vinci) by train; a taxi is not recommended because of the distance. Once at the Arrival Exit go to the Railway Station inside the Airport (Fiumicino Aeroporto) and take the train to Roma Railway Station (Roma Termini): the ticket must be bought at the FS office ( 11) and stamped at the yellow machines before getting on the train. At the same office you can also buy the ticket from Roma Railway Station (Roma Termini) to Salerno Railway Station (Salerno).

 

Remember to stamp the ticket at the yellow machines before getting on the train.

 

A2. From Roma Railway Station (Roma Termini) to Salerno Railway Station (Salerno)

Once in Roma Railway Station (Roma Termini) get a train to Salerno Railway Station (Salerno) [about 20 (IC) or 25 (ES)].

There is an on-line official timetable of the Italian Railways (FS) and you can use the name of the railway stations we quoted above in rounded parentheses (Fiumicino Aeroporto, Roma Termini, Salerno) as departure or arrival railway stations.

 

Remember to stamp the ticket at the yellow machines before getting on the train.

 

 

B. From Naples Airport (Capodichino) to Salerno Railway Station (Salerno)

You have the following two steps, unless you can profit from the direct bus Capodichino-Vietri [see B* below].

 

B1. From Naples Airport (Capodichino) to Napoli Railway Station (Napoli Centrale)

At Naples Airport (Capodichino) you may take the bus 3S (orange bus) just in front of the Airport entrance (every 15 minutes): the tickets ( 1) are sold inside the Airport at the newsagents and should be stamped on the bus. You have to get down at "Piazza Garibaldi" (Garibaldi Square) and walk a little bit through the square towards the Napoli Railway Station (Napoli Centrale). There's also a direct bus departing from the parking lot just on the right of the Airport Arrival gate ("Alibus" - ticket on board about 3). Another possibility is to take a taxi (about 20).

 

B2. From Napoli Railway Station (Napoli Centrale) to Salerno Railway Station (Salerno)

Once in Napoli Railway Station (Napoli Centrale) get a train to Salerno Railway Station (Salerno) [ 3.10, but IC ( 5.37) and ES ( 10.07) have a supplement].

There is an on-line official timetable of the Italian Railways (FS) and you can use the name of the railway stations we quoted above in rounded parentheses (Napoli Centrale, Salerno) as departure or arrival railway stations. For the sake of completeness, you should consider also the departures from "Napoli Piazza Garibaldi", which is another railway station, exactly under Napoli Centrale (there a direct stairway). 

 

Remember to stamp the ticket at the yellow machines before getting on the train.

 

B*. From Naples Airport (Capodichino) to Vietri

At Naples Airport (Capodichino) you may take the SITA bus running directly to Salerno and passing through Vietri ( 7). This bus runs only 4 times a day, therefore you must check carefully the timetable. The bus is leaving from the street ahead of the Airport, but you have to walk some 300 meters to reach the bus-stop (it is not evident from indications).

 


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