Naples Airport is located approximately 4 miles, or 7 km from the city center of Naples, and is one of the main gateways to Southern Italy. It also lies in the suburbs of Capodichino, and is therefore commonly referred to as Naples Capodichino Airport. Naples is a wonderful city full of some magnificent buildings and interesting museums, as well as amusement parks and aquariums which the whole family can enjoy. For this reason, many of the five and a half million passengers who make use of Naples Airport each year are tourists, coming to explore the city and surrounding areas. Passengers arriving at Naples Airport will find all the amenities they require, including transport options.
Eighteen airline companies operate from Naples Airport, some with seasonal flights and others with year-round flights. Many of these airlines are popular low-cost operators, flying to and from other major European airports, while others offer long-haul flights to areas such as London and Manchester. The main airline companies at Naples Airport include Lufthansa, EasyJet, Alitalia, Air Berlin, British Airways, Meridiana Fly, Travel Fly operated by Astraeus Airlines and Wizz Air.
Passengers arriving at Naples Airport will find two terminal buildings. Terminal 1 is the larger and main terminal, handling the majority of arrival and departure flights, while Terminal 2 is mostly used for charter and tour operators. The two terminals are within walking distance of one another, and nearby the parking areas as well. Both terminals, Terminal 1 in particular, are well equipped for the needs of all passengers, with banking services provided by the Banco di Napoli, currency exchange from Travelex. Travelex takes care of the exchange of all foreign currency, as well as many other international services, such as Visa and Mastercard cash advances and international telephone cards. The bank is located about 30 meters from the entrance to the Departure concourse, and Travelex can be found in the arrival and departure areas. Additional services at the airport include the Red Cross medical center, a post office and a car wash facility. Business passengers can make use of the Telelink Internet center for online access, telephone and fax facilities, PCs with offices, photocopying and scanning, and videoconferencing. Meeting rooms with equipment and catering services can also be hired at Naples Airport.
Although Naples Airport is much smaller when compared to some other airports in Italy, it has a surprisingly good variety of retail outlets to enjoy selling a wide range of items. There is are also numerous restaurants, cafes, bars and snack bars for all refreshment requirements. The shops at Naples Airport are located in the Galleria Napoli, on the first floor of Terminal 1.
Disabled passengers will feel at home when arriving at Naples Airport, as management of the airport has ensured that special facilities to aid those in wheelchairs are available, and that the construction of the airport is ‘user-friendly’ as well. Ramps and wide pavements facilitate entry and exit of the airport, while lifts provide access to the upper levels. Disabled toilet facilities are available, and numerous reserved parking spaces located nearby the terminal can be found in almost all of the parking lots. There are also many services and facilities to aid hearing and sight impaired passengers. Passengers arriving at Naples Airport who would like extra assistance should make arrangements with their airline company at least 48 hours prior to their departure flight. Airport and airline staff will then be ready for your arrival at Naples Airport. Assistance will be provided with disembarkation from the aircraft, and through passport control and baggage collection procedures.
Once passengers are ready to leave the airport they will find many options for transport. Public transport includes bus services, and these are the Line 3S and Alibus which travel to the Central Railway Station in Piazza Garibaldi, and to the main bus station in Naples. Buses are also available to other towns and cities nearby, such as Avellino, Benevento, Caserta, the Sorrento and Amalfi coasts, Salerno and Serre. The Amalfi coastal areas are not connected by trains, therefore buses are a very convenient way to reach these popular holiday destinations. There is no train station at the airport, therefore passengers will need to catch a bus to the railway station in Naples to continue their journey by train. Naples Central Train Station provides connections to all major cities nearby Naples, and to further European destinations as well, such as Rome. Plenty of taxis can be found waiting in the taxi ranks just outside the main arrivals area of the airport. Although more expensive than buses, many passengers like the privacy and convenience of a quick taxi journey. Within the arrivals area passengers will also find the services of major car hire companies, such as Sixt, Avis, Alamo, National, Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Maggiore and Auto Europa. A wide range of vehicles are available from these companies, and having your own rented car is a wonderful way to explore the outskirts of Naples and to travel to other nearby towns. Driving in Naples city center though may prove to be a bit ‘hair-raising’ for most.
There are no hotels at Naples Airport, but many can be found in the close proximity. The Holiday Inn Naples Hotel and Hotel Ideal are only one mile from the airport, while the Grand Hotel Vesuvio, Hotel Del Golfo and Starhotels Terminus are only three miles away. Some hotels with lovely views of the Bay of Naples are available in the city as well.
Further information on Naples Airport and its surrounding areas is available from the information desks within the two airport terminal buildings.
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