Naples Capodichino International Airport (NAP)

Naples Capodichino International Airport (NAP)

The Naples airport (officially the Naples Capodichino International Airport) is the largest airport in southern Italy and one of the most important hubs for air travel in the entire country. The airport is named after the Italian aviator Ugo Niutta, but it is most often simply called the Capodichino airport.

The airport in Naples is located north of the city on Viale Ruffo di Calabria, about ‘‘‘4 km (2.5 miles) from the city center and the main train station,’’’ the Stazione Centrale on Piazza Garibaldi. There are direct Alibus airport shuttle buses that connect the train station to the airport. Flying into and out of Capodichino awards travelers with sweeping views over the Bay of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and the entire city of Naples.

Keep Your Aiports Straight

The Naples Capodichino International Airport’s IATA code is NAP, not to be confused with the Naples Municipal Airport in southwest Florida’s Collier County (IATA code APF), hub for the Everglades, Paradise Coast, and Marco Island.

Gateway to the Mediterranean

Naples International Airport is the ‘‘‘closest airport to Positano and the Amalfi Coast’’’, as well as to Capri, Ischia, and the other islands in the Bay of Naples; Pompeii; Caserta; and other holiday destinations in the region of Campania. The airport is also a convenient connection hub for other cities in southern Italy and Sicily, either by domestic flight or by train, rental car, or ferry.

Over the past few years, flights in and out of the Capodichino Airport in Naples have increased exponentially with more airlines and more passengers using the airport as a base. Keep this in mind when traveling in high season, as heavy air traffic can mean longer check-in times and waits to pick up bags).

An Airport on the Rise

In addition to the major national airlines from across the globe, the Naples airport serves low-cost European companies like Ryanair, Easyjet, and Volotea that connect to the continent’s capital cities. Charter flights also depart in the summer months for the top destinations in the Mediterranean, the Red Sea, and more. Lufthansa has direct flights to Munich and Frankfurt, where passengers can connect to other major cities worldwide. United Airlines has a direct route linking Capodichino Airport and New York City. The airport offers a number of passenger services, including wifi, a post office, ATMs, an app, and restaurants and bars.

How to Get to the Naples Capodichino Aiport

The Naples airport is located near the city center in a densely populated and heavily trafficked residential area. The cheapest way to reach the airport is with the Alibus, the airport shuttle bus that connects Naples Capodichino with the Naples Centrale train station in Piazza Garibaldi and with the port near Piazza Municipio. This option is ideal for those landing in Naples but heading to one of the islands in the Bay of Naples, since Capodichino is the closest airport to Capri, Ischia, and Procida.

Book the Alibus online

Otherwise, you can reach the airport by taxi from the center of Naples or vice versa. Be sure to request the set fare of between €20 and €25.

For those traveling to the Amalfi Coast or Sorrento and environs, the most stress-free travel option is a private transfer to and from the Capodichino airport. With a driver, you can skip the hassle of making connections between the bus, train, and ferry and avoid dragging your bags through the crowds and heat of high season.

A private transfer is also ideal for those arriving or departing in the early morning or late evening when the Alibus shuttle isn’t running.

Book a private transfer to or from the Naples Capodichino Airport

How to get from the Naples Capodichino Airport to Sorrento

Passengers traveling to Sorrento can take the Curreri shuttle bus that departs directly from the airport and connects to Sorrento and the major towns on the Sorrentine Peninsula (and vice versa).
Bus schedules: Naples Capodichino Airport - Sorrento

How to get from the Naples Capodichino Airport to Positano and Amalfi

There is no direct public transport that connect the Naples airport with the Amalfi Coast. First, you can to reach Sorrento and from there catch the local Sita bus to the coast. In the high-season summer months, there is a ferry service between Naples and Positano, but only a few ferries run each day. The easiest and fastest way to get to the Amalfi Coast from Capodichino is with a private transfer.

How to get from the Naples Capodichino Airport to Capri

It’s easy to reach the Naples port from Capodichino airport by bus or taxi, where you can catch one of the many ferries that connect the mainland with the island of Capri (especially between the busy months between April and October). There are transfer packages that you can book that include a taxi to the port, ferry tickets, and a service to accompany you from the Capri port to your island hotel. Otherwise, you can book a transfer via private speedboat from the port or via helicopter from the airport that will get you to the island in less than 30 minutes.

Book a transfer to Capri

How to get from the Naples Capodichino Airport by car

If you are getting around by car, you can park at the multilevel garage just outside the arrivals terminal 1 and near the Sixt car rental office. In the surrounding area, there are a number of less expensive parking lots that are a bit farther from the terminal but managed by Gesac S.p.a. (the same company that manages the airport) and near the Avis and Hertz car rental offices. Keep in mind that the airport is located along Naples’ beltway (the “tangenziale di Napoli”), a main commuter artery that is very congested during rush hour.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

How can I get to the airport from downtown Naples?

The cheapest way to reach the Naples Capodichino Airport from the city center is the Alibus, a shuttle that runs between the main Napoli Centrale train station in Piazza Garibaldi, the port near Piazza Municipio, and the airport.

Which airlines fly in to and out of Naples airport?

A number of low-cost airlines like Ryanair, EasyJet, Volotea, and Wizz Air fly into Naples, as well as larger companies like Air France, Lufthansa, British Airways, Iberia, and United Airlines.

Where do flights from Naples connect?

The Naples Capodichino connects with cities in Italy like Milan and Turin; European capital cities including Barcelona and London, and many holiday destinations in Italy and abroad.

Where is the Naples Capodichino airport?

The Naples airport is about 4 km (2.5 miles) north of the city.

When is the best time to visit Naples?

The best time to visit Naples is spring and fall, since the summer months can be hot and crowded. The Christmas holidays are also a great time to visit, though the historic center can be packed with tourists and shoppers.

How far is Naples Italy from airport?

Naples International Airport is located about 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) southeast of the city center. Alibus is an airport shuttle service that runs between Naples International Airport and several locations in the city, including Central Station, Piazza Garibaldi, and Piazza Municipio. The journey from the airport to Central Station takes approximately 20 minutes. There are also a number of taxi and private transfer companies that operate in the area. The average journey time by taxi is 30 minutes and the cost is around 25 euro.