Boarding at Beverello....
At Beverello - opposite the Castel Nuovo
At the station - when heading for the airport
Just outside the Napoli Centrale forecourt, next to the McDonalds - this
is the place to wait for the Capodichino-bound Alibus.
Looks quiet, but quite a crowd were trying to board at the front of the bus!
Where once there was chaos....
Back at the airport, the area outside the T1 "Arrivals" exit is no longer
a battleground for taxis and private cars seeing parking spots.... instead
it's an oasis of calm!
The repositioned taxi rank is off to the left - and, in the background, the
new multi-storey car park to where much of the traffic is diverted.
Airport taxi rank
(Updated photo, from a bright morning in late December 2012 - after the
opening of the new car park and its approach roads)
Shot from the tables of the very pleasant outdoor café at Capodichino, to
show the new taxi rank outside the main "Arrivals" exit at Terminal 1.
As before, this is ONLY open to proper taxis, officially licensed by the city
authorities, so ignore any touts and make your way there for safety!
Old hands may notice that all the bus shelters and stops have been removed -
although, when we returned on a wet January afternoon, they were starting to
erect a cover over the pathway that leads out to the cab rank.
One other thing: these new arrangements clearly suit larger "van-style" taxis,
and - for the first time ever at Capodichino - we saw some 6 or 8 seaters
waiting in the queue. Good news for families, I guess?
Only as an aside.....
No longer like this, but how that area used to be...
Utter chaos usually - with all various buses competing against cars trying to use
the short-stay parking facility, vans making pickups for the car hire companies,
and a taxi queue that came right to the "Arrivals" exit!
The taxi alternative
There's a fixed fare scheme, under which it should cost 19 Euro between the
airport and Beverello - although you'll often be asked for a little more!
The driver is meant to give you a receipt, something like this one... but
do be sure to ask to be charged that way BEFORE the meter is turned on.
When the roads are quiet, the metered fare may well be cheaper, however
Naples is famous for traffic jams - and you may well prefer knowing in
advance what the ride is going to cost?
Naples taxi rates - 2013 (Be sure to check for subsequent updates!)
Effective as from today, 22nd April 2013 - the schedule of fares for journeys
in and around Naples - which should be displayed in all the city's licensed taxis.
You'll also find copies posted up at the airport - but click on "Original"
below the image for a larger version to print for yourself!
See the blue section there for the Fixed Tariffs ("tariffe predeterminante"
as they're called in Italian).
Many of those date back to 2007, and are well due for a rise - so don't be
overly surprised if some drivers ask for a few Euro more! For example, usually
we draw the line at about 13 Euro for the trip between port and station.
(They didn't change in the 2013 review, which only brought in RPI increases
for one or two elements of the metered fares)
For a link to the original of this, on the city comune's website, look for the
word "english" on...
And note that none of this applies to taxis based elsewhere! As the rates set
by the city authorities are relatively low, do expect to be paying somewhat
(to "considerably") more if travelling by taxi FROM other places TO Naples!