Summer lovers and tourists from virtually every corner of the globe have fallen under the spell of the sunny Amalfi Coast in southern Italy, which used to be a quiet destination until visitors started to crowd it, especially during the warmest months of the year. Its singular towns stretching along the coastline and overlooking the Salerno Gulf from steep hills have something to suit all tastes: fine dining at open-air terraces affording stunning views, charming beaches, hiking tours, boat trips and beautiful architecture.
Whether you will be using buses and ferries to see as much as you can during your vacation or are looking to enjoy a retreat in Ravello, Vietri sul Mare, Maiori, Positano, Atrani, Praiano, Gavitella Beach, Marina di Praia or Monte Lattari, we are about to help you find out how to get to this holiday destination in Italy, which airlines fly to it and which the closest airports to the Amalfi Coast are.
Airports near the Amalfi Coast in Italy: Salerno Costa d’Amalfi
If you take an international flight for your vacation in Costa d’Amalfi, chances are that you will land in Naples International airport in Italy (aeroporto Napoli-Capodichino), however, you must know that the closest airport to the Amalfi Coast is actually Salerno, located 12 kilometres from the downtown, 45 kilometres from the heart of Amalfi, 50 kilometres from Pompei and 73 from Sorrento. It primarily focuses on chartered operations, and buses, taxis and shuttle services compose the varied ground transportation offer for travellers to get to their final destination in southern Italy.
Travelling to the Amalfi Coast: Naples International Airport
Provided that we only take into account commercial flights operated by international airlines, Naples – Capodichino airport is not only the closest airport to the Amalfi Coast, but also the gateway into the region for the largest majority of travellers due to its good and frequent connections to Sorrento, Avellino, Amalfi and other towns.
Find some of the main airlines operating scheduled flights to Naples in Italy and their origin airports across Europe below.
Aegean Airlines (Athens), Air France (Paris CDG), Air Italy (Milan MXP), Alitalia (Milan LIN, Catania, Palermo, Rome FCO), Austrian Airlines (Vienna), Blue Air (Bucharest and Turin), British Airways (London LGW), Brussels Airlines (Brussels), Eurowings (Koln Bonn, Munich, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf), Iberia Express (Madrid), Lufthansa (Frankfurt), Swiss (Zürich), Transavia (Amsterdam), Vueling (Barcelona) and Wizz Air (Budapest and Warsaw). The low-cost carriers EasyJet and Ryanair also operate flights to the Amalfi Coast from these and many other cities in Europe.
Furthermore, Naples Capodichino International airport will be welcoming much anticipated new direct routes from April 2019 onwards, such as the ones by FlyDubai (from DXB), KLM (Amsterdam), Norwegian Air Shuttle (Oslo Gardermoen), Scandinavian Airlines (Stockholm Arlanda), TAP Air Portugal (Lisbon) and Turkish Airlines (new Istanbul airport, after the transition process from Atatürk is completed), as well as seasonal flights to and from Newark International airport in New York (United States of America) operated by United.
*TRANSFER TIP: So that you can start planning for your journey already, bear in mind that the fastest and most convenient way to go from Naples airport to Amalfi, Positano and the rest of the holiday areas is the car. If you rent a car upon your arrival in Capodichino, it will take you about one hour to reach Positano and less than one hour and a half to travel to Amalfi. Notwithstanding that, buses and taxis are an equally good option.
Did you know that one of the most popular destinations for a luxury day trip from the Amalfi Coast is Capri island? Visit our linked post if you would like to discover how to get there, what to do or where to stay in Capri, Italy.