Naples Airport Mini Guide
Why do People Visit Naples?
Naples has its good and bad sides. The city is overcrowded and so are the roads with travel from the airport taking an eternity at peak times. At its best, Naples is one of the most beautiful of Italian cities, nestled around the stunning Bay of Naples with views out over to the island of Capri. Naples is also looked down upon by Mount Vesuvius, culprit of the destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum. There is a lot to see and do in the city as well as regular sampling of the delicious Neapolitan ice cream and pizzas.
How do I get to Naples?
Nearly four miles away but at least 30 minutes by road is Capodichino Airport which serves the city. With dozens of flights from all over Europe and easyJet providing low cost flights from several UK
airports, flying to Naples couldn’t be easier. Whilst bus and car journeys will take you along the beautiful coastal route along the Bay of Naples, you will find that you have plenty of time to look at the view whilst stuck in traffic. A metro line station is due to open this winter which will ease congestion and provide a quicker means of access to the city centre.
What is the Airport Like?
The airport has two terminals with Terminal 1 being used for domestic and scheduled international flights including those by budget carriers whilst Terminal 2 is used by charter airlines. Planes dock around a semi-circular concourse before offloading passengers into the terminal building.
What Should I Expect When I Arrive at Naples Airport?
At Terminal 1 you’ll be offloaded into the terminal via air bridges before showing your passports and heading down to the lower level to collect your suitcases. The ground floor arrivals area houses the customer services desk where the informative staff are eager to help. There’s a branch of a bank plus an outlet of Travelex should you need currency or for quick cash use one of the many ATMs. To find the car hire companies, you’ll have to walk around to the right hand wing of the lower level and you’ll find the desks on the right hand wall. Buses and taxis are found immediately outside the terminal building.
What can I Expect on the day of my Departure?
Around twenty shops await your euros on the day of your departure so get your bags checked in quickly then browse through fashion, accessories, jewellery, books and gifts. There are three restaurants at the airport serving anything from Italian specialities to delicious pizzas as well as numerous cafes and snack bars, both before and after security. Wi-Fi is also available at the airport should you have your laptop or netbook to hand. The service is free, but ask the information desk staff for a voucher to get started.