Built as a military airport that held great importance during the two world wars, Naples International Airport began commercial use in 1950, and has been developing ever since, despite its small size.
With just one terminal for regular flights (the second is used for charter flights), the airport still receives around a million passengers each year.
How to get to the airport from Naples?
There are a number of different ways to travel between Naples city centre and its airport, and we've listed the most common below:
Alibus connects the airport and the city centre with daily departures every 15 to 20 minutes from 5:45 am to 11:45 pm. The bus makes three stops: one at the bus station and two more in the port area, and the journey takes between 15 and 35 minutes depending where you get off. A one way ticket costs € 5 (US$ 5.90) and should be bought directly on the bus.
When you get a taxi from the airport to Naples city centre, you have the option between paying a fixed price depending on the distance, or using the meter. The fixed price between the airport and the main train station is €18, and to the port area is € 21 (US$ 24.80), and € 25 (US$ 29.50) to Chiaia, Mergellina and Posillipo. There is a minimum charge of the is € 3.50 (US$ 4.10) (€ 6.50 (US$ 7.70) on Sunday).
The easiest way to travel between Naples and its airport is to pre-book a transfer service. The driver will pick you up from the arrivals hall and take you to your preferred destination in a comfortable private vehicle. Prices range € 35 (US$ 41.40) one way for a three-passenger car: check out our transfer rates from Naples Airport here.