If you've been before....
Those who've used Capodichino in the past might care to note that both the Alibus and the
airport itself have seen several changes in 2011, 2012 and 2013 - not least the opening of
the new Departures area at T1, which has greatly improved things!
Last Spring the latter part of that bus route - between the station and port - was revised,
dropping the old stop up near the San Carlo opera house, in favour of two new locations...
one that's handy for the ferry quay and the other for cruise ships and the hydrofoils.
Later, with the changed traffic flows to and from the new car park at Terminal 1, the
airport's two Alibus stops were combined - and have recently been moved again, as described
in one of the following sections!
Alibus, at the airport
Since winter 2012, the stops used by the Alibus and other services have been moved, twice!
Most recently - in early June 2013 - they're gone to a point some 200 yards / 250 meters
from Terminal 1...
Look for it on the main exit road just after the first roundabout, as shown here:
Also, note that the airport's Left Luggage / Baggage Deposit facility has also been relocated
- and is now near the T1 "Departures" building. No photo, however the phone number shown on
this airport webpage will still get you through to them:
A word of warning...
Well-intentioned notices like this one (taped onto the signboard at the airport bus stop) aren't
much help if they're neither dated, nor taken down once the interruption's over.
In fact, ANM's staff had been out on a wildcat strike on December 19th - but services were back
to normal again the following day, although several would-be passengers read this, and moved off
to the taxi rank!
On board the Alibus
This is fairly typical of what we've seen on most occasions over the years, with
plenty of space left in the luggage bay - but it can vary enormously....
One morning in May 2012, whilst utterly packed on the journey TO the airport,
the two of us were then the only passengers on the bus back into town only an
hour or so later, after our niece had left!
Alibus - route and stops in Naples
Of the two stops in Piazza Garibaldi, the one in the north-west corner is
used by buses heading towards the harbour - the other (in the NE corner,
near the station McDonalds) is where they stop when going to the airport.
Adapted from the Unicocampania map of the city centre - select "Original"
from the list below the image for a larger, printable version.
Or, for their considerably larger PDF version of the map, use this link:
The train station complex in Naples...
.... at the eastern end of Piazza Garibaldi.
From the airport, the Alibus makes its first stop on the northern side of
the square, leaving a walk of some 200/300 yards to the rail station.
The big glass box between those flagpoles, next to the new kiosk for the
Municipal Police, actually houses a handy new entrance - which cuts out
the main concourse (Trenitalia's "Napoli Centrale" area).
That's ideal for those heading to the subterranean "Piazza Garibaldi"
station, where the platforms are used by...
(i) the city's Metropolitana services, on the first level down.
(ii) a floor below those, Circumvesuviana trains to Pompei, Sorrento etc.
For those catching a ferry...
... the "Varco Pisacane" entrance to the harbour.
Where the Alibus SHOULD make a stop, between Piazza Garibaldi and Beverello!
... the stop at Varco Pisacane
... situated on an island in the middle of the roadway.
This is where you'd get off the Alibus when heading for the ferry ships,
or (thanks to a quirk in the route) where you're board it after arriving
by ferry - first continuing on to the Beverello terminus, and only then
heading back towards the station and airport!
The stop at Beverello - new from Spring 2012
Where the Alibus drops you off, and picks you up - only yards from the
Beverello quay, very handy for both the cruise terminal and hydrofoils!
With daytime departures fairly frequent, it's usually best to simply wait at the
stop until one turns up.
Otherwise, for timetables for the Alibus - versions that date from March 2012,
but are handily bilingual, even if this ANM webpage isn't - do try looking on: