The quickest and easiest way to get to Calabria is by plane. The central airport is Lamezia Terme (SUF), but there are also flights to Reggio Calabria (REG), most of them thought with a stop-over. Alitalia and Easyjet are flying to Lamezia Terme all year round. There are charter flights from March to November which you can find with Germanwings and Ryanair. From Lamezia Terme airport you may take a rented car or you can also travel from Lamezia Terme by train to Tropea. Just be aware that there are not all day long good connections. 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.
On request, a pick-up from Lamezia Airport can be arranged with a taxi service (cost approx. €80.00). 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 give you some help on this as well.
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. Best train station to connect is Vibo Pizzo. From there I can arrange a pick-up with a taxi (€ 40.00).
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). From Cosenza to Tropea you arrive in about 2 hours.
Have a good trip!