The Naples ANM Bus System is managed by Azienda Napoletana Mobilità SPA (ANM), whose 2900 employees transported 170 million passengers in 2008. Its fleet of 973 vehicles includes 733 diesel buses, 10 mini electric buses, 21 mini hybrid buses, 52 trams, 87 filobuses (cabled buses), and 70 methane buses. ANM also manages five parking garages that are strategically located around the city. A Unico Napoli Ticket is required on all ANM buses except the Alibus Airport Shuttle which requires the purchase of a Unico Alibus Ticket.
The Naples ANM Bus System operates 151 different bus lines throughout the city and the immediate suburbs. In Ocotber 2010, ANM introduced a new service to its customers, dynamic information about bus arrival times via your mobile phone with ANM Infodrin System and via the internet with Infoclick. All bus routes are also published on the ANM Website but there a few key buses that are good to know about.
Transportation to/from the Airport
The Naples Alibus Airport Shuttle is a cheap alternative to taking a taxi to/from Naples Capodichino Airport and the Central Train Station and Naples Molo Beverello Port at the city center and is more convenient than using the city buses.
The C68 runs from Piazza Carlo III to the traffic circle at the entrance to the Capodichino Airport.
Transportation between the Central Train Station and Molo Beverello Port
Use the number 1 tram for transportation between the Molo Beverello Port and the Central Train Station at Piazza Garibaldi and beyond to the Poggioreale Market. Major stops are just outside the port on Via Cristoforo Colombo, the Circumvesuviana Sation on Corso Garibaldi, Piazza Garibaldi on Corso Garibaldi near the Statue, and Via Nuova Poggioreale near Via Marino di Caramanico for the Poggioreale Market.
Use the R2 for transportation between the the Central Train Station at Piazza Garibaldi and Galleria Umberto at Piazza Trieste e Trento. If you stay on the bus at Galleria Umberto it will circle back around and stop in front of Castel Nouvo. From there it is a a quick walk to the Molo Beverello Port.
Use the 151 for transportation between the the Central Train Station at Piazza Garibaldi and Piazza Vittoria in Chiaia. Coming from the Central Train Station, the bus stops in front of Castel Nuovo across the street from the ticket booths at Molo Beverello Port. Going to the Central Train Station, there is a bus stop in front of the ticket booths at the Molo Beverello Port.
Transportation to Mergellina, Posillipo and the Posillipo Market
Stops at most major points of interest in Piazza Municipio, Piazza Trieste e Trento. the ferries at the Mergellina Port, and the Mergellina Train Station. It also stops at Piazza Vittoria, along Riviera di Chiaia and then takes Via Posillipo up to Capo Posillipo. Get off at Capo Posillipo and walk up the hill to Parco Virgiliano a Posillipo and the Posillipo Market. You can catch the 140 at Galleria Umberto, Piazza Vittoria or anywhere along Riviera di Chiaia.
Along Riviera di Chiaia
Stops at most major points of interest in Chiaia and Mergellina and goes on to Fuorigrotta. Get off on Via Leopardi for the Fuorigrotta market. You can catch it at Piazza Vittoria or anywhere along Riviera di Chiaia.
Catch the 178 at Piazza Museo to go to the Capodimonte Museum.
Suburb Buses (non ANM Buses)
You can use the A4R bus to go to Ikea. Catch it in front of the McDonalds at the Central Train Station in Piazza Garibaldi. The bus leaves once an hour on the hour from the Naples bus depot, arriving at Piazza Garibaldi at approximately 10 to 15 minutes past the hour. It arrives at Ikea in approximately 30 to 35 minutes. You must get off the bus at the stop in front of Leroy Merlin. Ring the bell for the bus to stop as soon as the bus takes a right on the street beteen Ikea and Leroy Merlin. Returning, catch the bus in front of the main exit of the store. The bus leaves the Afragola bus depot once an hour on the hour and arrives at Ikea approximately 10 to 15 minutes later. The bus stops in front of the statue at Piazza Garibaldi.