Getting around Naples

Public transport

The public transport system in Naples includes a metro, trams, buses, suburban trains and funicular railways. Azienda Napoletana Mobilità (tel: +39 081 763 1111; operates most of the city's public transport. 

You can buy a single ticket, a TIC ticket valid for 90 minutes' unlimited travel, or a day pass.


Taxi drivers in Naples have a reputation for tricking tourists into paying higher fares. The best advice is to avoid unofficial taxis and insist that the meter is turned on before setting off. Official taxis are white and can be found at taxi stands in the main piazza.

To pre-book a taxi, call Consorzio (tel: +39 081 8888) or Partenope (tel: +39 081 0101).


Roads in the historic centre are narrow, cobbled and often congested. Blue markings denote pay-and-display parking. Buy tickets at the meter or in the nearest tobacconist. Elsewhere, informal parking attendants expect a small tip for ‘watching’ your car. A 24-hour car park is located north of central station on Via della Piazolla (tel: +39 081 231 1731;

Car hire

You can hire cars at the airport, railway station and hotels. To hire a car you need to be over 21 and require a credit card and an EU driving licence or an International Driving Permit (IDP).

Providers include Avis (tel: +39 081 780 5790;, Europcar (tel: +39 081 764 9838; and Maggiore (tel: +39 081 780 3011;

Bicycle hire

In a city where almost every road rule is ignored, cycling is not recommended. If you’re determined, try I Rent Bike (tel: +39 081 585 2570; at Via E Scaglione 474A, or Bike Sharing Napoli (, the city’s bikeshare scheme, which has stations throughout the city. Subscription is free but must be linked to a debit or credit card. Download its app for ease of use.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.