Traveling with your own car brings significant advantages compared to ordinary transport, such as trains, buses or airplanes.
First of all, of course, there is the strong mobility and autonomy: moving with its own vehicle allows you not to depend on public transport being able to travel comfortably even to destinations further away, with no restrictions on luggage.
On the other hand, travel times are very long, especially if the destination is not close, while the costs increase in particular due to motorway tolls.
How to reach Naples by car?
The city of Naples is the main transport artery of Southern Italy, through which many means pass both by road, by rail and by sea. The city is connected, through the motorway network, to all the main junctions allowing you to reach every Italian region.
What are the main road entrances to the city of Naples?
- The ring road, also known as the A56 motorway, which crosses the metropolitan city of Naples from Casoria to Pozzuoli. It is a paid route at a single cost for its entire distance (95 cents). The Naples ring road is the main access hub for Capodichino airport, the city center and the Vomero / Arenella area. It flows into the SS7qtr highway after Pozzuoli, which connects the metropolitan city of Naples to the entire northern coastal area of Campania and to the south of Lazio.
- The highway of the sun, also known as A1. It crosses almost all of Italy, from Milan to Naples, also passing through Caserta. It connects Northern Italy with the more southern regions, through the Salerno-Reggio Calabria motorway network. The cost varies according to the distance, it can become significant in planning a trip when the route covers a long distance.
- The median axis and the external circumvallation, respectively also known as SS162 and "double meaning". They are two roads that do not pass directly through the city of Naples, but that innervate its northern suburbs, reconnecting it to the city center. They are not paid, but can be risky to undertake as they are poorly lit in some places.
- The Naples-Salerno motorway, also known as A3. As the name implies, it connects the city of Naples with Salerno via a direct highway passing through Portici, Torre del Greco and Pompeii. Unlike Caserta-Salerno, the motorway is slower as it has only two lanes with numerous incomplete works in an attempt to widen the roadway. If you have to arrive or leave from the south / east peripheral area of Naples, it might be convenient for you to continue towards Nola and from there reconnect with Caserta-Salerno, less crowded and more flowing.