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Ques­tion:

I’m trav­el­ling to Italy with my hus­band and we are look­ing at get­ting a pri­vate trans­fer from Naples air­port to our ho­tel near Sor­rento. I was look­ing to book this online as I’ve been told it’s cheaper than get­ting a taxi at the air­port. A com­pany called Easy Pri­vate Taxi of­fers prices lower than oth­ers — mak­ing me a lit­tle sus­pi­cious. But the web­site does look of­fi­cial and there are reviews. Aman­daN

An­swer:

As far as I can tell, Easy Pri­vate Taxi is a per­fectly le­git­i­mate com­pany, but as it is lo­cated in Es­to­nia it seems an odd choice to or­gan­ise an air­port-to-ho­tel trans­fer in Italy.

In your po­si­tion I would phone the ho­tel and ask them for a rec­om­men­da­tion for a com­pany to use.

If the quote is sig­nif­i­cantly higher than you’re find­ing online, in­vite them to ad­just the price in your favour.

Per­son­ally, for longer jour­neys, I find air­port trans­fer buses more com­fort­able and much cheaper than taxis.

So I sug­gest you catch the bus di­rect from Naples air­port to Sor­rento.

It leaves roughly ev­ery hour from 9am to 7.30pm, for a fare €10 per per­son.

You can hop into a taxi for the last leg to your ho­tel.

Re­turn­ing to the air­port, I rec­om­mend the su­perb boat trip across the Bay of Naples from Sor­rento: an en­tranc­ing 90-minute voy­age.

You can eas­ily pick up a cab from the port in Naples to the air­port, a jour­ney tak­ing as lit­tle as 10 min­utes.

IDYL­LIC: the stun­ning coast­line of Sor­rento

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