Salerno ferries connect Italy with Sicily, Tunisia, Malta & Gulf of Napoli with crossings available to Palermo, Catania & Messina (in Sicily), Tunis (in Tunisia), Valletta (in Malta), Amalfi, Positano, Acciaroli, Agropoli, Camerota, Casalvelino, Palinuro, Cetara, Maiori & Minori (in Italy) & Capri & Ischia (in Gulf of Napoli). Sailings from Salerno are operated by numerous ferry companies.
There are up to 50 ferry crossings daily from Salerno with sailing durations starting from 10 minutes. Our Salerno ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Salerno is a city on the north east coast of Italy, laying in the commune of Campania. The port is primarily used as a domestic transport hub, heading to other coastal cities and towns around Italy and the island of Sicily.
Previously known as a bland, coastal city, Salerno has transformed itself into a flourishing hub of urban infrastructure amid historic architecture. You can wander through the sea of churches and cathedrals before enjoying a small glass of wine at one of the vibrant bars. Visit in the summer and the city develops into an oasis of charm and originality; the copious parks and gardens gracing the landscape paint a verdantly picturesque image that has slowly embodied Salerno. Further enhancing the city’s reputation for increasingly alluring aesthetics is the waterfront promenade, adorned by trees and affording breathtaking vistas, it is believed to be one of the most beautiful waterfronts in Europe.
In the eyes of the locals, many of the impressive buildings were destroyed in the chaos of the second world war, but the vast, sparse roads and boulevards have a unique quality. Salerno has embraced its unusual structures and designs that define its character, though the controversially modern ferry terminal is a sign of its intent to reinvent itself. As it stands, Salerno remains a perfect contrast of history and modern technology.
Many choose to walk around the centre of the city, and the promenade is the perfect setting for a stroll in the evening sun. For quick and convenient transport, taxis are also readily available.
From Naples take the A3 and turn off at 'Vietri sul mare' then follow directions 'porto turistico'. From the South, take the A3 Reggio Calabria – Salerno, turn off at Salerno and then follow 'porto turistico'.
The train station at Salerno is called Piazza Vittorio Veneto and is well connected to all the main Italian cities. There are ticket machines at the station or you can queue up for assistance at any of the ticket counters. A train ticket should cost you around 5 Euros per person. The station is just 2km from the port.
Piazza della Concordia, 84010 Maiori, Salerno (Campania), Italy
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