Rail connections from Germany to Southern Italy are excellent. For example the fastest way from Munich (Southern Germany) to Pisciotta-Palinuro only takes about 18 hours. There is a motorail train to Naples. Apart from that you can also take night trains (NightJet by ÖBB), regional and Intercity trains. The fastest connection by Euro-Night (daily scheduled) takes the route from Munich via Austria to Rome, from where Italian trains continue on to Pisciotta-Palinuro.
Information about the NightJet at ÖBB - Austrian Federal Railways
Our guests from Austria can take the Euro-Night from Vienna to Rome.
Our guests from Switzerland are recommended to take the night train from Milan to Pisciotta-Palinuro.
High-speed train connection from Milan (Frecciarossa)
You can reach the Cilento from Milan (Milano Centrale) quickly and conveniently by taking the Frecciarossa. From May 10th to October 13th 2019 there is a direct connection to the Cilento on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The high-speed train stops at:
Bologna Centrale - Florence (Santa Maria Novella) - Rome (train stations Tiburtina and Termini) - Napoli Centrale - Salerno - Agropoli (Castellabate) - Vallo della Lucania - Pisciotta-Palinuro (only on Fridays) - Centola (only on Saturdays and Sundays) - Sapri.
The high-speed train ride from Milan to Centola takes 6.5 hours.
Car rental at Naples, Salerno, Centola or Pisciotta-Palinuro (see below).
Cilentano recommends traveling by train, which is environment- and climate-friendly.
Since you can travel through Italy along Autostradas, the south is reached quite easily and quickly: Autostrada Rome - Salerno - dir. Reggio Calabria - Exit Battipáglia (ca. 20 km after Salerno). The main road SS 18 from Battipáglia runs past Paestum to Agrópoli. From there, you can continue on along the coastal road (dir. Castellabate) or the well-developed highway all the way to Sapri.
For a precise road map, we recommend www.viamichelin.com.
A suitable destination would be Naples. Some carriers offer direct flights to Naples airport. Alternatively, some airlines offer flights with transfer at Milan or Rome.
At Naples airport you can either pick up your rental car or continue on by taking the bus to the main train station (Napoli Centrale) or to the harbor of Naples. The so-called Alibus runs at 20-minute intervals from the airport to the train station and back.
From Naples you can take the train to Salerno and from there continue on to the Cilento by bus or rental car.
From Rome-Fiumicino airport you can take either a shuttle bus or the train (Leonardo Express), both of which run at half hour intervals, to the central train station Roma Termini. From there you can continue on to Salerno by taking either the Intercity (without change of trains) or the Eurostar to Naples and from there the regional train to Salerno.
From Rome-Ciampino airport you can take a shuttle bus to the center of Ciampino, which is about 15 km south-east of Rome, and from there continue on by train to Roma Termini. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle bus from Ciampino airport straight to the main train station of Rome. For traveling on to the Cilento from Roma Termini see above.
Take over responsibility for the climate - fly atmosfair
The climate impact created by the emissions of one passenger on the return flight Munich - Naples amounts to about 458 kg CO2, London/Heathrow - Naples to about 929 kg CO2 and New York - Naples to about 4283 kg CO2.
You can offset your flight's climate impact by donating a specified amount to a climate protection project and do your share in protecting our climate.
For more information see the website of atmosfair.
Do not hesitate to ask us for support concerning the organization of a rental car at Naples or Salerno via SunnyCars, which we have been cooperating with for many years.
SunnyCars has got low-price offers incl. insurance!
We can also organize for you a rental car to be picked up at Centola (train station near Marina di Camerota), Pisciotta-Palinuro (train station) or Marina di Camerota:
For car rental in the Castellabate and Agropoli areas we recommend car rental Antares '91.
For car rental at Pisciotta you can either contact us at Cilentano's or Mrs. Simona Chirichiello at the agency Discover Cilento: 0039 0974 973555.
Especially during the summer months it is rather easy to get around in the Cilento by using the local buses. Useful bus connections and timetables are found by following the links below.
Please note that bus tickets are available at the tobacco shops, the so-called "tabacchi" (parking tickets, amongst others, are available there, too). The tabacchi are easy to recognize, their sign is a big white "T" against a dark background.
CSTP-buses that run between the various towns in the Cilento ("Feriali" = timetable on workdays; "Festive" = timetable on holidays)
Naples airport - Pompeii - Salerno - Paestum - Palinuro - Marina di Camerota (Cilento Bus, valid from June 01st - Sept. 15th)
Ascea Scalo (station) - Velia - Casalvelino Marina // Ascea Scalo (station) - Ascea Capoluogo // Ascea Marina - Vallo della Lucania (July & August, on Sundays only underlined bus connections are valid) >> Bus connections from August 31st
Pisciotta-Palinuro (station) - Caprioli - Marina di Camerota (valid until June 08th 2018)
Sapri (station) - Lentiscosa - Marina di Camerota - Caprioli - Pisciotta-Palinuro (station) (valid until June 08th 2018)
Italian bus timetables - explanation:
(Periodo) invernale - winter timetable (usually mid September - mid June)
(Periodo) estivo - summer timetable (usually mid June- mid September)
Valido dal... al... / in vigore dal - valid from... to.../ valid as of
(Orario) feriale - on workdays
(Orario) festivo - on Sundays and holidays
Andata / Ritorno - journey there / journey back
Scolastico - on school days
Vacanze scolastiche - school holidays
Escluso (estivo, domenica etc.) - excluded (not during summer, not on Sundays etc.)
Lu - Ve (Lunedì - Venerdì) - Monday - Friday
Sabato, Domenica - Saturday, Sunday
Percorso - route
Cambio vettura a... - change bus at...
We are glad to organize for our Cilentano guests transfer to the Cilento from Naples or Salerno. From May 01st to September 30th, agency Infante (Marina di Camerota) offers this service several times per day.
The destinations are the following (respective stops given in brackets):
Last update January 2019. Do not hesitate to contact us for further price offers.
Please book your transfer at least 2 weeks in advance. Payment for the transfer has to be made 4 days in advance at the latest by PayPal or money transfer to Agenzia Infante. The details for payment are provided by us. Payment is confirmed by the Infante agency and a bill is issued (in English).
On the day prior to your journey, you are contacted directly by the Infante agency and informed about your pick-up time at Naples/Salerno. You are also informed about the name and telephone number of the driver. Waiting time onsite is in general 1.5 hours at the most.
No responsibility taken for the correctness of the above information.