Naples Metro: General Information
Known as Metroplitana di Napoli is an integrated rail system of the city of Naples which is composed of: 2 metro lines, 1 light metro and 5 light rail urban railways.
The Naples metro is managed by five private companies (Metronapoli, Trenitalia, Circumvesuviana, SEPSA, MCNE) coordinated by the Agenzia per la Mobilità Sostenibile Campana and fare integration managed by Consorzio UnicoCampania. There are ambitious expansion plans for the period 2010-2020.
It was opened in 1993, with a length of 73 kms.
Naples Metro Lines
Currently there are eight lines with a total of eighty-three stations.
- Line 1: it is a metro, with a length of 15kms and 16 stations. Opened in 1993, with a section between Università to Piscinola. This line is known as Metro dell'Arte or Collinare, both for its permanent exhibitions of contemporary art in some stations as it reaches the hills neighborhoods of Naples (Vomero and Arenella Aminei Colli)
- Line 2: with a length of 16 kms and 11 stations. It was inaugurated in 1925. It's a street railway, which crosses the city of Naples from east to west, from Pozzuoli Solfatara until Napoli Gianturco, on the outskirts of the city.
- Líne 3: it is an urban rail also and connects the city center with the suburbs of the eastern interiors, from Napoli to San Giorgio Porta Cremano. Inaugurated in 2004it has a length of 12.3 km and 11 stations.
- Line 4:it is an urban railway, that links the center of the city with the east city neighborhoods.Ttravels the route between Napoli Porta Nolana and Cercola. Inaugurated in 1891, it has a length of 8.3 km and 7 stations.
- Line 5: it is an urban rail that connects downtown Naples (Montesanto station), with the western periphery until Pianura. Inaugurated in 1962, there are 9.1 kms track with 6 stations
- Line 6: it is a light rail, connecting Mergellina with Mostra. This is the shortest line, 2.4 kms long and 4 stations. The line was opened in January 2007, after more than 17 years of works. All stations belong to the project "Art Stations".
- Line 7: it is an urban railway, linking Torregaveta with Montesanto Napoli. It is the longest line, and the first railway line built in Italy. With 20 km of tracks and 19 stations. It opened in 1889, with numerous subsequent extensions. Currently, partly under construction, has been operational only Montesanto to and from Montesanto Soccavo Edenlandia Zoo.
- Arcobaleno Line refers to Naples railway linking Aversa, following the route of the railway Alifana, which was closed in 1976. His only station in the urban territory is Piscinola Naples, where it connects with Line 1
In addition, Naples has 4 funiculars and 10 lifts that help save the pronounced slopes of the city.
Metro Opening Hours:
The metro runs from 06.00 a.m to 23.00 p.m
Depending on the line. Line 1 runs every 6 minutes at peak hour, 6-10 minutes out of peak hours, and every 15 after 21.00 hours. Rest of the lines run every ten minutes during day, and 15 minutes from 21.00 hours.
Fares and Tickets
Tickets may be purchased at all sales locations authorized by the UNICOCAMPANIA Consortium (bars, tobacco shops, newsstands, automatic distributors, etc.)
There are many options:
- UNICO NAPOLI is the integrated fare that allows to travel on all means of transport of Consortium companies in Naples. There are different kinds of tickets and passes: hourly, daily or weekend daily ticket, monthly or annual pass.
- Hourly Ticket: €1.20: Valid for 90 minutes from the first validation.
- Daily Ticket*: €3.60: Valid from 00.00 to midnight of the day of validation.
- Weekend daily ticket*: €3.00. Valid on Saturday or on holiday from 00.00 to midnight of the day of validation.
- Monthly Pass*: €40.00. One calendar month of validity. It expires at midnight on the last day of the month of validity.
- Annual Pass* (buy on line): €276.70. Valid for 12 months from the first day of the first month of validity. It expires at midnight on the last day of the last month of validity.
It allows to use all public transport service by the Consortium companies in the Naples urban area.
* The owner must fill in the appropriate blanks with his/her name and date of birth. He/she must also show an ID when requested.
If this information is not provided or if he/she does not show a valid ID, the passenger will be considered to be without a ticket.
To find more options please check: http://www.unicocampania.it/index.php?lang=en¢er=inside&colonna=biglietti
Naples airport is located only 7 kilometres northeast Naples. Buses and taxis connect the airport with the urban area. There is a bus service (ANM Alibus) going from the airport to the center of Naples (Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza Municipio) and vice versa, starting every 20 minutes in front of the arrivals area. There are also bus services that go to Avellino, Benevento and Caserta. It takes 15-20 minutes to arrive to Piazza Garibaldi, and 30-35 minutes to Piazza Municipio. There is no train connection.
Priceof the ticket is 3.00€ and can be purchased on board.