Travel and transportation in Naples2023-12-29T10:19:19+01:00


Reaching Naples is simple! On this page, you will find information on how to reach it and move inside the city.

Visa Letter

All participants can request a Visa invitation letter from the Organizing Secretariat after registering for the Congress and paying their registration fee.

Sustainable travel

Dear travellers, to minimize/reduce your environmental impacts, we suggest you:

  • opt for public and more eco-friendly means of transport like buses and trains, promoting a sustainable and slower travel approach. By encouraging this shift, you will contribute to a significant reduction in CO2 emissions and air pollution. You will also lessen your carbon footprint and reduce traffic congestion in urban areas. This choice benefits the environment and enhances the travel experience, providing the opportunity to thoroughly appreciate the beauty of the surroundings. When travelling long distances, relying on trains or buses is sometimes tricky. Air travel has become necessary, especially for very long journeys. In such cases, it’s possible to participate in carbon offset programs.
  • choose to walk or embrace sustainable modes of transportation like biking and bike-sharing, which are more favourable in urban areas. This alternative not only helps mitigate traffic congestion but also reduces environmental pollution. Moreover, car-sharing brings multiple benefits by decreasing traffic congestion and pollution in our cities.
  • avoid or minimize single-use plastic products, such as plastic bags, bottles, small shampoo bottles provided by hotels, and utensils for takeout food. On the contrary, strive to choose reusable products to replace plastic and solid soaps. These actions are essential to minimize environmental impacts during a journey. Single-use plastics become waste, many of which pollute our oceans, transforming into smaller fragments called microplastics. Moreover, standard plastic takes hundreds of years to degrade entirely under normal conditions.
    In this regard, you can also choose to travel with solid soap, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner, which are easy to travel with (since they can’t open in your suitcase and have no issues with travels via airplane) and eco-friendly.
  • it’s essential not to leave traces of your presence during the journey. This means respecting the environment by recycling your waste carefully and avoiding taking items from the landscape as souvenirs (for example, sand or particular rocks).
  • the choice of hotel is also crucial to minimize environmental impacts. Try to prefer accommodations that prioritize water and energy conservation, promote the use of renewable energy, and implement waste recycling policies. Give priority to accommodations employing bioarchitecture or repurposing existing spaces, avoiding further land consumption.
  • finally, opt for local food products during your journey. Local or short-chain products involve less transportation, resulting in fewer harmful impacts on the environment. Additionally, they promote the growth of local economies and communities.

By Bike

  • Long-Distance Cycle Routes:
    1. from Paris- Rome* – the Cycle Route in Aosta connects to the stretch of the Via Francigena that passes through the Gran St Bernard Pass;
    2. from Munich-Rome* – the Cycling Route cross into Italy at the Brenner Pass, than at Calestano (PR) connects to the Ciclovia Francigena, the name for the Italian section of the eurovelo 5;
    3. from Norway to Italy, the Sun Route* – the Sun Route touches different countries in Europe, such as Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Czechia, Austria, and Italy (and it arrives at Malta).

The Via Francigena Cycle Route

  • The Via Francigena Cycle Route* is the traditional pilgrimage route that runs from Canterbury in south-east England to Rome.
    There are 3 variants of the route:

    1. the Via Francigena Cycling Route is the closest to the Via Francigena hiking route, crossing into Italy at the Gran St Bernard Pass;
    2. the Ciclovia Francigena is the name for the Italian section of the eurovelo 5. The eurovelo 5 follows the Swiss national route 3 from Basel to Chiasso in Italy taking the Gotthard pass;
    3. there’s also the Moncenisio variant of the Ciclovia Francigena, which starts at the Col du Mont Cenis.

*Please, note that these are external websites not managed by the Organizing Secretariat of ECRS 2024.

By Car

Naples is also easy to reach by car; highway A1, also known as the Autostrada del Sole, runs the entire length of Italy from north to south, and passes through the city.

For further information visit

By Train

To look for the excellent rail connections of Naples, we suggest looking up for different solutions on or on for high-speed rail

By Air

Capodichino International Airport

Those coming to Naples from overseas will probably opt to fly into the Capodichino International Airport, the city’s main airport where a number of direct international flights arrive and depart daily. The airport is less than 30 minutes from the city centre that can be reached by taxi or with the Alibus shuttle bus service.

The taxi stand is at the arrivals exit at the airport; licensed taxis are parked in a row and are white. Do not take a taxi from those who solicit business from inside the airport terminal as they are not licensed taxi drivers. Once you are on board, request the fixed airport fare immediately; the fixed fare for the city center should be between EUR 18 and EUR 25, depending upon your final destination. The taxi fares are displayed on the front seat back, so you can check the prices.

Alibus is the shuttle bus service that runs between the airport and Piazza Garibaldi and the port in central Naples. A ticket costs 5 € and can be purchased online, onboard or at the info point in the arrivals area of the airport.

Public Transportation


The Conference venue is decentralised from the city center, and for this reason we offer two types of transfer:

  1. Transfer Stops: from Bagnoli – Agnano Terme (Submway L2 stop and Railway station) to Città della Scienza (Conference Venue) and vice-versa
    Price: free
    How to book: through the online form
    To reach Bagnoli – Agnano Terme you can take the subway L2 or a train to the Railway station, and get off at the “Bagnoli-Agnano Terme” stop.
  2. Transfer Stops: from the centre of Naples (TBD) to the venue “Città della Scienza” and vice versa.
    Price: 15€ per day
    How to book: through the online form

To see the itinerary of the transfers, you can visit this page.

There are two metro lines in Naples: line 1 and line 2. Line 1 is the newer and faster line.

Line 1 is known as the “Metropolitana dell’arte”, or art subway, as the stations have been decorated by contemporary artists; the Toledo station is perhaps the most striking. Though the stations are modern, the service itself leaves something to be desired as trains only run about every 10 minutes and are very crowded at rush hour.

The subway line 1 (Metropolitana Linea 1) in Naples runs from Piazza Garibaldi (the Napoli Centrale train station) to Piscinola, crossing the entire historic centre and the hilly Vomero neighbourhood. Trains run from 6:20 AM to 11 PM; on Saturdays, trains run until 1 AM.

  • Schedule: every 10 minutes from about 6:20 AM to 11 PM
  • Ticket (single ride): 1.10 €
  • Daily pass: 3.50 €
  • Weekly pass: 12.50 €

Tickets for metro line 1 can be used on all ANM transportation, including buses and trams.

The “art stations” decorated by contemporary artists are Garibaldi, Università, Municipio, Toledo, Dante, Materdei, Salvator Rosa, Quattro Giornate, Vanvitelli, Rione Alto, and Museo.

Line 2 was once the only underground metro in Naples and, as opposed to Line 1, uses rail cars. The route runs between Pozzuoli and San Giovanni a Teduccio and is used primarily to reach the Flegrea or Piazza Amedeo (Via dei Mille and Corso Vittorio Emanuele) areas. Trains run every 8 minutes from 5:20 AM to 11:20 PM. Line 2 and Line 1 cross at Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza Cavour.

  • Schedule: every 8 minutes from 5:20 AM to 11:20 PM
  • Ticket (single ride): 1.30 €
  • 90-minute pass: 1.60 €

The 90-minute pass is good for line 2, line 1, and ANM buses and trams.

The Cumana is a local rail line that runs between downtown Naples and a number of neighbourhoods and towns in the outlying Phlegraean Fields. This is where the nearest beaches are located, which can be quite crowded in summer.

The terminal in downtown Naples is the Montesanto station in the Pignasecca neighbourhood, while the terminal in the Phlegraean Fields is Torregaveta. It takes about 40 minutes to ride the rail line from beginning to end, and ticket prices vary according to the length of the ride; it costs EUR 2.60 to reach Torregaveta from Naples.

  • Schedule: trains depart every 10 minutes in summer and every 30 minutes in winter, from 5:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Ticket (single ride): 2.60 €

Naples has an extensive bus system that is primarily used to get between the residential, hospital, and university areas and not for the historic centre. The most useful lines for visitors are:

  • Tram Line 1: Piazza Garibaldi to Piazza Vittoria
  • Tram Line 4: San Giovanni to Piazza Vittoria

These two trams run the length of Via Marina and are useful to get between the station and the area surrounding Piazza Municipio and Piazza dei Martiri.
You can purchase a ticket from the driver on board for EUR 1.50 or before boarding for EUR 1.10 at newspaper stands and bars that sell tickets. For additional information regarding the bus: ANM Buses Naples

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