The quickest and easiest way to get to Calabria is by plane. The central airport is Lamezia Terme (SUF)). Alitalia is flying to Lamezia Terme all year round. There are direct charter flights from March to November with
EasyJet, Ryainair, Eurowings, Condor, Edelweiss (Swissair) and Austrian Airlines.
From Lamezia Terme airport you may continue your trip with a rented car or you can also travel from Lamezia Terme by train along the Tyrrhenian Coast. I am happy to advise you and search for your most convenient train connections.
From Lamezia airport there is a direct bus that takes you in 10 minutes to the trainstation in Lamezia. By car it takes about 1 hour to Tropea, 1.5 hours to Capo Vaticano. Amantea or Belmonte Calabro are reachable in about 30 minutes. Lamezia Terme Tropea by train takes about 1 hour if you have a direct connection. You are travelling along the coast with a beautiful view of the sea. Also to the Ionian coast there are a few connections. Who wants to discover Calabria I advise to have a car though. Who wants to spend a relaxing holiday in an accommodation near the beach can do so depending on the location.
On request, a pick-up from Lamezia Airport can be arranged with a taxi service (cost approx. €80.00 - 100.00). The taxis in front of Lamezia Airport cost at least € 120.00 to get to Tropea. Quite a good option it is to fly to Naples. From Napels you can continue with a rental car to Calabria - about 4 hours - or by train, about 3.5 hours.
I am happy to help you with planning your trip and Gleisnost
is really good in booking train tickets!
If you like to travel by train, you need to have a bit of patience to get to Calabria. Calabria is located far down at the tip of the boot of Italy. From Southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria you can travel relatively comfortably with a night train to Rome. From Rome it takes about 5 or 6 hours to Calabria. I love
traveling by train in Italy. It is cheap and mostly punctual (actually I think Italy start to beat Germany on this too!). Have a look here for connections: Trenitalia
Calabria is located at the tip of the Italian boot. Travelling by car from Germany / Switzerland / Austria you need to plan a stop-over half way. For Italian highways you have to pay a toll fee. The famous highway from Naples (Salerno - Reggio Calabria) took more than 50 years to finally be finished. Now it is a good way and above all, toll-free, to comfortable drive the last stretch from Naples to Calabria. My father-in-law recommends driving the Italian boot along the Adriatic coast (Rimini, Ancona, Pescara, Bari) less cars, hardly any traffic jams, hardly any tunnels, better highway conditions and then you cross the boot from Taranto to Cosenza (Calabria).
Have a good trip!