Search here for great deals on cheap airfare to Naples
The biggest and busiest international airports in Italy are in Rome and Milan, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have more options to choose from when flying into the country. In fact, since most people traveling to Italy from overseas will have a layover somewhere outside Italy on their way to the Italian peninsula, that’s a perfect opportunity to switch to a different airline and fly directly to a smaller airport that’s closer to where you want to spend your vacation.
If your holiday will be focused on the Amalfi Coast, or if you plan to start around Naples and continue from there, then don’t bother flying into Rome or Milan – get the lowdown on airfare to Naples and waste less time getting where you want to be.
Airports in Naples
There’s one airport serving the city of Naples, and it’s Naples Capodichino Airport (NAP). Naples Airport is very close to the city center – it’s less than 4 miles away – in what’s known as the Capodichino neighborhood. It’s an international airport, and the largest in the region, but it doesn’t serve as a base or hub for any airline.
Some of the big airlines serving Naples include Air France, Alitalia, and Lufthansa, but there’s a relatively long list of smaller carreirs that fly to and from Naples regularly, too.
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There are a few other airports in the Campania region that are all much smaller and none of which are really suitable backup airports if you’re headed to Naples. If your destination is further south in Campania, however, you might look into getting a flight into the smaller Salerno Airport (QSR). It’s actually located south of Salerno, near the town of Bellizzi, and it’s served by Air Alps and Skybridge AirOps.
How to Find Cheap Airfare to Naples
When you’re trying to save money on a trip, the easiest way to do that is to find cheap flights – since airfare is nearly always the biggest travel expense. Here, then, are a few tips for finding cheap flights to Naples.
- Consider flying into a different city – Yes, you’re trying to get to Naples, so flying to a different city doesn’t really make sense. But sadly, because Naples isn’t one of Italy’s major airports, that often means flights to and from Naples aren’t the cheapest ones out there. If you’re looking for the best deals, compare the prices on flights to Naples with flights to Milan and Rome, and then see how much it would cost to take a high-speed train to Naples from either of those cities. If you’re saving a few hundred dollars on a flight, the cost of the train ticket still won’t eat up all your savings.
- Travel in the off-season – This is a no-brainer to seasoned travelers, but it bears repeating. You’ll always save money on airfare and hotels if you’re not visiting during the busy season. Demand goes down, and prices follow – even in smaller airports like the one in Naples. Italy’s high season is generally May through September, and there’s sometimes another spike right around Christmas and Easter.
- Check out budget airlines – As mentioned earlier, there are a few big-name airlines that fly in and out of Naples, but they may not offer the best fares. It always pays to look at the fares offered by smaller airlines, especially if you have to change planes along the way. If your layover is in Amsterdam or Paris or London or Frankfurt, your choices may be a bit more limited – but if you find a great deal flying into Rome or Milan, check out the budget carriers that fly to Naples from there to see if there’s a sale going on that would make the cost of a flight cheaper than a train ticket.
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