Sorrento is a nice resort town in Italy, extremely popular both among tourists and Italians. There is no chance to get there and remain unmoved — that place is full of incredible landscapes. Upon arrival from Rome to Sorrento you'll find the sea, unusual vegetation, and healing clean air. The town is also known for its beautiful ancient architecture, for example the Basilica of St. Antonio built in the 11th century and Villa Kommunale located in the mountains. Next to it is the church of St. Francesco and an old monastery, which has a really interesting history of creation.
In a nutshell, it’s worth to come here. You can get from Rome to Sorrento either directly or with a change in Naples. Now, let's see which way suites you best.
If you want to go from Rome to Sorrento directly, without stop in Naples, take the Flixbus or Marozzi buses which run three times a day. Buses depart from the Autostazione Tiburtina bus station in Rome. Travel time is about 4 hours, ticket prices start from 10 euros.
Please note, shuttle buses and trains run to Sorrento only until the evening. So if you need to get there at night use an individual transfer or rent a car. If you decide to travel by bus, it is better to track the cost of tickets and the schedule of departure in advance on the internet, as they depend on factors such as time of year and day of the week.
There are no direct trains from Rome to Sorrento, so you will need to make a change in Naples. Trains Rome to Naples run from early morning till late evening, travel time is about 2.5 hours. Promo tickets on the carrier’s website can be purchased from 10 euros. On average, train tickets cost about 20 euros. Tickets and timetables are available at trenitalia.com. Please note that Italian trains can often be late or delayed.
When in Naples, you need to take the Sita Sud company bus to Sorrento. Travel time is about 1 hour. Buses in Naples depart from the Ferraris Stazione Vesuviana station. These buses run all day long all over the coast. The same buses can go from Sorrento to Amalfi, Positano, Majori. This is perhaps one of the most budgetary and popular ways to get from Naples to Sorrento.
There is another way to get from Naples to Sorrento — by train Circumvesuviana. Departure is from Naples Central Station, Sorrento is the final stop. The duration of the trip is only 1 hour 06 minutes. Tickets can be purchased at the railway ticket office for 4.5 euros or online. This is a regular route with many stops. You can go out and take a walk in Pompeii or another city.
Naples has a large number of rental offices, so if necessary, you can also rent a car for further trips around Italy. Travel time is about one and a half hours, and the distance is a little more than 50 km (the tracks pass through mountainous terrain). You can find a suitable option in advance at car rental rental services at Rentalcars, Discover Cars, Autoeurope and others.
To rent a car from Rome to Sorrento, you will need standard documents: national driving license, ID/passport and credit card. In order to avoid problems with the police, it is better to have an international driving license. Between Rome and Sorrento go on route E45, the approximate travel time — 3 hours.
The cost of renting a car for a day starts in Rome from 9 euros per small car. The price of the rented car includes accident and theft insurance, road and airport charges. The latter applies if you rented a car at a Roman airport.