The bus is a good option, with SITA (tel. 089-405145; www.sitabus.it) offering service from Naples and Sorrento, and Curreri Viaggi (tel. 081-8015420; www.curreriviaggi.it) offering regular departures from Naples's Capodichino Airport as well as from Rome (respectively for 10€ and 16€). A faster option is the train. The Circumvesuviana (tel. 800-053939; www.vesuviana.it) railroad from Naples and nearby towns offers frequent service and makes four stops in town; the ride takes 45 minutes from Naples and costs 2.40€. You can also use the FS national rail service (tel. 892021 in Italy; www.trenitalia.it); trains arrive at Castellammare FS station on Piazza Giacomo Matteotti.

From Naples or another seaside location, ferries provide the most scenic method of travel to Castellammare: Metro del Mare (tel. 199-600700; www.metrodelmare.net runs from Pozzuoli, Naples, and Sorrento (service is suspended in winter). In 2011, the service was reduced to a minimum and only ran during July and August, but we were told that a fuller schedule should be resumed by 2012. Other companies offering seasonal service are Alilauro (tel. 081-4972222; www.alilauro.it), LMP (tel. 081-7041911; www.consorziolmp.it), and NLG (tel. 081-5520763; www.navlib.it). By car, take autostrada A3 to the exit for CASTELLAMMARE DI STABIA; once on SS 145, follow the CASTELLAMMARE DI STABIA signs directly into town.

Buses and trains are the best way to get around the area; in town, there are local buses, but taxis are more convenient. As elsewhere in Italy, drivers wait at taxi stands, at Piazza Matteotti and Piazza Unità d'Italia.

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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.