In order to get to the Neapolitan Riviera it is very likely that you'll be approaching it from Naples, so I've detailed below ways to get to the city from the airport. Onward travel to other destinations on the Neapolitan Riviera - Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi Coast - can be found on these pages: Sorrento flights, Capri flights and Amalfi Coast flights.
Naples can easily be reached by land, sea or air, thanks to its strategic position.
Capodichino Airport or Aereoporto Internazionale di Napoli (+39 848 888 777, +39 081 789 62 59, www.gesac.it) is 7km (4.5 miles, 10 minutes) from Stazione Centrale rail station in Piazza Garibaldi, and 20 minutes from the ferry and hydrofoil ports.
There are currently 20 airlines serving Naples including Alitalia (www.alitalia.com), easyJet (www.easyjet.com) and British Airways (www.ba.com).
Getting to the city
Capodichino is 7km (4.5 miles) from the city centre.
Taxi: There is a tariff for taxis picking passengers up from the airport and the rates are set; know where you're going and how much it should cost, and make sure the driver puts his metre on when you get in the cab. From the airport to Piazza Garibaldi will cost about 15 euros and to the Lungomare (beachfront) will cost around 23 euros. If you don't feel like the hassle, arrange a pick-up with your hotel; you'll pay a premium for this service. I wouldn’t recommend driving and, once you arrive in the centre, you’ll understand why; few cars don’t have scratches or serious dents, and stopping at traffic lights seems to be an option, rather than compulsory. Parking will also be a real hassle.
Bus: This is the easiest and cheapest way to get to the centre. From the airport there are two buses to take you to the centre of Naples. The ANM Alibus runs every 20 minutes from the Arrivals' concourse to Piazza Garbaldi (for onward trains with Circumvesuviana or Metro and other bus routes) or Piazza Municipio (for connections from the port to the islands). Tickets cost 3 euros and are available from the ticket machine just outside the airport where the bus stops. The C58 runs every 30 minutes from the Arrivals' concourse to Piazza Garibaldi (for onward trains with Circumvesuviana or Metro and other bus routes) or Via Brin (for onward trains with Circumvesuviana or other bus routes).
Car: For advice on getting around by car, please see my Neapolitan Riviera car hire page.