Sorrento is a beautiful town perched on a cliff high above the sea with views of Vesuvius and the islands in the Bay of Naples . Use this website to help you plan a visit to this elegant southern Italian resort and find your way to the best beaches and some lovely villages and towns along the Sorrentine peninsula that are perhaps less well known to tourists.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Travel around Sorrento on local transport

You don’t have to hire a car to travel around Sorrento and the surrounding area as the transport services are excellent.
Linea A bus
A local bus service, operated by EAVBUS, serves Sorrento. Linea A (Line A) goes from Massa Lubrense, just outside Sorrento to the south-west, through Capo di Sorrento and the centre of Sorrento to Meta, at the north-eastern end of the Sorrento plain. 
Circular lines B & C link the main port (Marina Piccola) with Piazza Tasso in the centre of Sorrento and the railway station. Linea D links Sorrento with the smaller fishing port at Marina Grande and Linea E runs between the railway station and the Hilton Hotel.  
Another bus service (Autolinee Sita) connects Sorrento with places on the Sorrentine peninsula, including Massa Lubrense, Sant’Agata su due Golfi, Nerano, Marina della Lobra and Priora, as well as Positano and Amalfi. 
The Circumvesuviana railway runs trains back and forth between Sorrento and Naples every half an hour from early in the morning till just before midnight .
Trains call at Pompei and Ercolano, providing visitors with an easy way of seeing gli scavi -- the excavated remains of the towns destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. 
Hydrofoil at Marina Piccola
There are main line stations providing access to the more extensive rail services of the Trenitalia network at both Pompei and Naples.
A car ferry service runs between Sorrento and Capri and aliscafi (hydrofoils) go to Capri, Naples, Ischia, Procida, Positano and Amalfi.
Timetables for all the buses, trains and boats are printed at the back of Surrentum, the free monthly tourist magazine, which is available from the Tourist Office based at the Foreigners' Club in Via Luigi De Maio in the centre of Sorrento. 

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