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Two new Trenitalia connections between Naples and Salerno

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Trenitalia is continuing to expand its regional services in Italy. Since mid-September, the Italian operator has added two more services between Napoli Centrale station in Naples, the capital of the Italian region of Campina, and the seaside town of Salerno, located about 50 kilometres away, to the southeast.

The Amalfi Coast, one of Italy’s most popular coastal destinations, relies on the relatively undiscovered port city of Salerno as a crucial transportation hub for travellers making their way to the coastline. The majority of tourists reach Salerno either by train or cruise ship and then proceed north to the charming towns along the Amalfi Coast using either ferry or bus services.

Operating from Monday to Saturday, a new pair of trains has been activated by Trenitalia, of the Italian state-owned FS Group, in agreement with the Campania Region which commissioned the service. These two additional services will enhance the regional transport offer on the historic Salerno – Naples line with an additional available 930 seats per day to meet increasing demand.In total, there are now nearly 40 trains available each day connecting Naples to Salerno.

Modal shift

The quickest direct train route from Naples to Salerno covers the distance in just approximately half an hour, significantly less time than a 60-kilometre car journey would require. There is a frequent train service running from Naples to Salerno, including both fast direct trains and slower ones that involve transfers. Several direct high-speed and regional trains already operate daily from Naples to Salerno, completing the journey in 30 to 40 minutes.

The new direct connections should speed up the connection between the two cities even further, and may positively impact the modal shift towards rail. Indeed, at the moment, it takes about an hour to travel between cities by train and car, but with this new connection, the train may become the more convenient choice for many. This is further enhanced by the intermediate stops in the region, and arrival/departure times in Naples facilitating connections to and from Milan and Venice.

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Author: Emma Dailey

Emma Dailey is an editor at and

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