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Bus from Bari to Naples or Sorrento

Bet Shemesh
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Bus from Bari to Naples or Sorrento

Hi I'm arriving at Bari by ferry from Croatia at 8 am on the 22nd September and need to get to Naples or Sorrento for the Amalfi Coast . Is there any advice whether by bus , train or to rent a car .

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1. Re: Bus from Bari to Naples or Sorrento

We've taken the train between Naples and Bari several times.

If doing so, you'd almost certainly be best to purchase your ticket beforehand - especially on a Saturday, when services appear to be less frequent than on weekdays?

It's the only route on which I can remember ever NOT having our choice of departure on turning up at the station - and only being able to buy for much later in the day... with a long wait involved!

And indeed, I see that - in 2nd Class at least - some of today's trains are showing as fully "Sold Out", not just of the discounted Economy versions but even the Base type:

pbase.com/isolaverde/image/145451205/original

Not sure what happens with the first of those... for the Regionale train, no seat reservations, so everybody can crowd on.... but then there's presumably only a limited number of places on the bus or buses that do the second part of the trip?

(If there is room, that's a very cheap way to travel, probably 18 Euro or so by now - but very slow!)

Not sure about buses, and how busy they might be - but, if you did fancy a drive whilst here, then it's perhaps the ideal opportunity for doing so!

Here are some photos, taken along the route used by the Regionale train - back when we did it that way:

http://www.pbase.com/isolaverde/trani_train

Not unpleasant countryside?

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2. Re: Bus from Bari to Naples or Sorrento

Check the Sita bus schedule Bari to Naples www.atsviaggi.com/default.asp?language=it

Train Naples to Sorrento www.vesuviana.it

Edited: 7:27 am, August 18, 2012
Bet Shemesh
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3. Re: Bus from Bari to Naples or Sorrento

Thanks for prompt and helopful reply

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4. Re: Bus from Bari to Naples or Sorrento

Thanks Peter for the info .

Harry H

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5. Re: Bus from Bari to Naples or Sorrento

Hi Harry,

We are doing the same in late July. What did you decide? I am not too keen on driving into Naples, the train doesn't seem to get us there, and I cannot figure out the bus schedules. Odd that a ferry terminus has so few solutions into a major city such as Naples.

Jim

Edited: 2:57 pm, June 11, 2013
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6. Re: Bus from Bari to Naples or Sorrento

Still trying to figure out the train situation. The problem is from Caserta to Naples.

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7. Re: Bus from Bari to Naples or Sorrento

We will be arriving in Bari on the evening of the 16/6/13 with the intention of catching a train to Naples Sorrento on Monday the 17/6. Can't seem to get a train that goes direct . Have previously caught a train from Rome to Bari which bypassed Naples. Can anyone advise if Bari / Rome train stops anywhere near Naples and if there is a bus or train connection to Naples/sorrento.

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8. Re: Bus from Bari to Naples or Sorrento

Caserta is the closest station to Naples on the Bari-Rome line. So book the train from Bari to Naples, which entails a change in Caserta. Then take the Circumvesuviana train from Naples to Sorrento.

There's a train from Bari at 7:15, change in Caserta, arrive at Napoli Centrale at 11:05. Walk a short distance to the Circumvesuviana platform (if I recall correctly, it's downstairs from the main train station, but best to look for the signs), buy a ticket, and board the 11:41 train to Sorrento. You'll be in Sorrento about an hour later.

If you want to go later in the afternoon, there is a 13:17 train from Bari, change in Caserta, arrive at Napoli Centrale at 17:02. Circumvesuviana trains leave at 17:11 and 17:43, and so on.

Here are the relevant websites:

TrenItalia:

www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp…

Circumvesuviana:

http://www.eavcampania.it/web/

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9. Re: Bus from Bari to Naples or Sorrento

Thanks for your help. That's brilliant and will make life so much easier. Best wishes and good luck for the future.

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