How to get to Sulmona


By Air

Sulmona’s nearest airport is at Pescara with flights to London’s Stansted, Barcelona, Oslo, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels and Dusseldorf plus internal flights to Milan and Cagliari. Pescara airport is 50 minutes from Sulmona and you can connect either by bus or by train.

Further afield are the Rome airports of Ciampino (1hr 40 mins)  & Fiumicino (2hrs), Ancona (2hrs 15 mins) and Bari (3hrs 15 mins)  The new airport at L’Aquila has not yet published its timetable.

By Car

Sulmona is accessible via the A25 Rome to Pescara motorway- exit at Sulmona / Pratola Peligna. Rome is 2 hours away and Pescara just 50 minutes.
It is also reached via the SS17 which lead to Naples in one direction and L’Aquila in the other. Naples 2hrs 20 mins and L’Aquila 1 hr 15 mins.

By Train

Sulmona is an important communication node in the centre of Abruzzo and is easily accessed from Rome, Pescara and L’Aquila. Note that the railways station is a little way out of town and uphill towards the centro storico.  On your arrival at the train station you may wish to consider calling a taxi or waiting for a bus.  You can find contact details to taxi companies in our SulmonaWiki page.
Train times are available in English here through the Trenitalia website.

By Coach

Coaches are provided throughout Abruzzo by ARPA.
Connecting coaches to Rome for example are also available from PSTAR and PRONTOBUS.


Read here for more information on how to get to Sulmona from Rome’s airports.


Note that all transport providers are liable to change their timetables at any stage and Welcome to Sulmona accepts no responsibility for an out of date or inaccurate information stated here.  If you do spot any anomalies, or would like to help us by adding some extra info, please do let us know.

About The Author

Written and curated by bi-lingual partnership Katy Gorman and Susanna Iraci, Welcome To Sulmona is the first born and remains the best-loved child of their marketing & communications consultancy ‘Quid Novi'. They enjoy researching and creating copy for their own website alongside that of the other many guest authors. More often than not Katy is ‘words’ and Susanna ‘pictures’. Katy Gorman: Ex-pat Anglo-American, Quid Novi wordsmith, English teacher & resident of Sulmona since 2009. Susanna Iraci: Marchigiana, Quid Novi visual designer & photographer - also resident of Sulmona since 2009.

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