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About Salerno

Salerno, which is the central city of Campania region in the south of Italy, is located in the southeast of Naples. There is the Gulf of Salerno in the south and Irno River in the east. The city, where the first medical school of Europe was founded, is very important historically thanks to this school. In the 11th and 12th centuries, the school was home to many students from Europe, Asia and North Africa who came here to receive education and still continues to provide education. San Matteo Cathedral, which is the main monument, is located in the city which has castle ruins, castle gates and palace ruins.

Other important places to be visited in the city are the cathedral museum and provincial museum. Salerno, which is a port city, is also a railway junction. In the city, foodstuffs, building materials, machine parts, ceramics and processed iron are produced. In addition to these, tourism is one of the most popular sectors in the city.

Transportation to Salerno City Center from Airport


Salerno Costa D'Amalfi  Airport

Salerno Costa d'Amalfi Airport, which is 22 kilometers outside Salerno city center, is also known as Salerno-Pontecagnano Airport. The number of vehicles you can use to reach the city center after landing to the airport is not much. On the other hand, after landing to the airport, you can take one of the taxis waiting in front of the terminal, or evaluate the car rental alternatives with or without driver. If you prefer to travel to different districts after arriving from the airport to the center, you can go to the train station and continue with the trains from there.


The trains are not connected directly to the Salerno Costa d'Amalfi Airport, but it's easy to get to the station from the airport, which is not far away. You just have to take one of the taxis waiting for passengers in front of the terminal and tell them you want to go to the station. One of the closest stations to the airport is the Pontecagnano station. From here you have a chance to get on the trains getting to different parts of Italy.


Two different taxi companies at the airport are at the service of passengers who want to reach the city center with taxi. You can contact RadioTaxi Salerno at +39 089757575 to get information about taxi fares as well as to make reservations. Passengers who want to get information from Pronto Taxi Battipaglia, another company carrying passengers from the airport, can call +39 0828303030.


You can also reach the city center of Salerno From the airport by bus, which is a much more affordable means compared to the taxi. You can arrive to the center in a short time by bus number 8, line Salerno-Battipaglia.

Car Rental

You can rent a car, with or without a driver, from the Hertz office at the airport, and you can easily travel to both the city center and other nearby areas. To get to the city center, it will be enough to follow the signposts going towards Salerno after you leave the airport. If you have not driven in this area before, try to obtain a map or navigation device while at the airport. By doing so, you can find your direction more easily along the way. Car rental offices usually operate between 09:00 and 17:30. On Saturdays and Sundays, the opening and closing times of offices can vary. You can make reservations in advance by taking into account the day and time of your arrival, and pick up your vehicle after landing to the city.

Private Vehicle

If you have a private car to get from the airport to the center, you can complete your journey from the airport to the city center by following the direction Salerno - Reggio Calabria. You can reach Salerno at the end of your 22 kilometers journey. You will have to drive 6 kilometers if you want to go to Pontecagnano, 10 kilometers to Battipaglia, 10 kilometers to Avellino and 63 kilometers to Naples.


You can rent a helicopter from Salerno Costa d'Amalfi Airport if you prefer a different and fast vehicle to reach the city center. Helicopter rental service at the airport is provided by ELISERVICE. If you want to travel to a different city near you, you can still use the helicopter, but you should remember that you may be charged more for this service compared to the taxi or other land vehicles. For more information about helicopter rental services or to book a helicopter, please call +39 335 569 6565.

Weather in Salerno

DayMin - Max
ThursdayMin 24ºC - Max 30ºC
FridayMin 25ºC - Max 32ºC
SaturdayMin 26ºC - Max 31ºC
SundayMin 27ºC - Max 31ºC
MondayMin 24ºC - Max 32ºC

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