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ASCEA - Flight, Train & Road Travel   Information correct as of 15/03/2011

Philosophy weekends and Writer's Retreats

  Summary of Recommended Travel

Ascea is on the west coast of southern Italy, 140 km south of Naples. Paestum, Pompeii, Naples and Rome are easily accessible by direct train (20, 90, 110 & 240 minutes respectively).

1  Flight to Naples or Rome
Low cost and other flights from European cities. At times BA is remarkably lower cost than the low costs (and the peanuts and orange juice are free).

Easyjet         British Airways          Lufthansa           Ryanair (Rome only)


2  Airport bus to Naples train station
If arriving at Naples airport take the red Alibus - a non-stop airport bus from Capodichino airport to Naples train station (Piazza Garibaldi). Buses leave from the concourse just outside arrivals. Tickets purchased from the driver.

Service From To First Last Frequency Cost

AliBus - non stop, direct to centre

Airport Piazza Garibaldi 0630 2330 20 mins €3
3S - a local bus service with stops Airport Piazza Garibaldi 0520 2320 30 mins €1
Times are according to company schedule

Train to Ascea (Elea)
Ascea train station is on the mainline from Salerno, Naples, Rome and Milan and therefore no changes are required.

  • Direct train from Naples to Ascea: approx €8.50 one way
  • 110 minutes travel time by intercity train
  • Check train times at Trenitalia


Collection at train station. We'll usually be able to do this and accompany you to the hotel, B&B or agriturism lodge (for philosophy encounters) or writer's residence (for the writers, artists and scholars). Drop off on return journey.

By Road
Google Maps to find best route by road. Train is highly recommended however.

By Ferry
Ferries can be taken to Acciaroli (15Km from Ascea) from many places along the Amalfi coast during spring and summer. We can arrange collection at Acciaroli. Please enquire.


1. Direct flight to Naples
Best option if you do not intend to spend time in Rome.

2. Alibus from airport to Naples train station
Special Airport bus to Naples Piazza Garibaldi, direct, no stops.

3. Train to Ascea
Intercity, Naples to Ascea direct. Just 110 minutes

4. Pick up at Ascea Train station
If you require collection someone in a dusty Landrover will arrive. Call +39 0974 978 005 or call/send an SMS to +39 329 408 4127 when you know which train you are on. Please inform us well before hand, preferably once you book your ticket.

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Carbon Offset
Suggestions are welcome for schemes to offset the carbon footprint of transportation to Ascea.

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