Salerno’s train station may be small, but it serves as a transportation hub for Southern Italy.
The main railway station for the city of Salerno is simply called the Salerno station or stazione. Salerno’s station is relatively small, but it’s still a transportation hub for Campania and, therefore, southern Italy. The building was opened in 1866, though it has undergone some major renovations and upgrades since then. The facade is mostly unchanged, however, with five arched entrances (echoed on the next floor by five arched windows).
There are five platforms at the Salerno train station, serving 10 tracks. Trenitalia’s high-speed Alta Velocità (AV) trains serve Salerno on the Turin-Salerno route. Other trains link Salerno with cities throughout southern Italy—places like Reggio di Calabria, Lamezia Terme, Taranto, and Potenza—including night trains and InterCity trains.
Although small, the Salerno station has all the basic services and amenities travelers may need. In addition to the ticketing counters, there are a few shops and places to get a bite to eat, restrooms, and a Sala Blu office for assisting disabled travelers. There’s even a Freccia Club lounge for travelers with a Gold or Platinum CARTAFRECCIA card or an Executive or AV Salottino ticket.
Just outside the station entrance on Piazza Vittorio Veneto, there are several local bus stops that make it easy to get around the city. A taxi queue is also nearby. Salerno station is not far from the waterfront, which is potentially useful for anyone arriving or departing on a cruise from the city’s port. The station is also connected to much of Salerno via a suburban railway called “Metro Salerno.”
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