HOW TO GET TO THE AMALFI COAST
The Amalfi Coast is located to the South of Naples.The main and closest connection points are: Naples, Salerno and Sorrento. The main public transport serving the Amalfi Coast are SITA buses and, in the summer, ferries and hydrofoils.
The first city of the Amalfi Coast you'll find coming from the north is Positano. Continuing along the Highway 163 you reach Praiano, Amalfi, Minori, Maiori, Cetara and Vietri sul Mare. The only railway station is located in Vietri sul Mare and is connected with Naples and Salerno.
Get to the Amalfi Coast, especially if you land in Rome, it is not quite that simple. The most comfortable and cheap (if you are many people traveling) for stress-free travel is to book a transfer service from the airport to hotel/B&B.
HOW TO GET TO THE AMALFI COAST FROM ROME
Traveling from Rome to Amalfi Coast can be very long: consider minimum of four hours from the time you land, if you're lucky with all the connections. If your plane lands in the afternoon, consider the option of spending a night in Rome or Naples before you travel to the Amalfi Coast.
FROM ROME FIUMICINO AIRPORT
From the airport take the Leonardo Express, train to the city's main Roma Termini railway station. From here you can take a train to Naples or Salerno
There are different types of train from Rome to Salerno:
- Eurostar Freccia Rossa (TAV) is definitely the most comfortable option but also the most expensive. In about two hours you'll be at the station of Salerno. Trains leave every hour for this category and are usually extremely punctual. It costs about 40€.
- Intercity: are mid-range trains and connect Rome to Salerno in about three hours. It costs about 20€.
- Interegional: trains that stop at every station and every town. It takes about 4 hours to go from Rome to Naples. The ticket costs 10,00 Euro but we recommend it only if you are traveling with a really tight budget.
The train ticket from Rome to Naples or Salerno can be purchased at the station (classic ticket office or automatic) or online at Trenitalia. By purchasing a ticket online in advance you can get great discounts. Attention: often purchased tickets with special offers are not refundable.
Once arrived at Naples Central Station - Piazza Garibaldi, follow directions to Circumvesuviana (the regional light railway, it is located on the lower level of the station) and take the train to Sorrento. You will be in Sorrento in about one hour.
At Sorrento train station you will find the bus stop Sita headed to all destinations of the Amalfi Coast.
Once arrived at Salerno Station, follow directions to Tourist Port, near "Piazza della Condordia" (it is exactly 200 meters in front of the train station) and take the ferry to Amalfi or others destinations. You will be in Amalfi in about 40 minutes. In Amalfi you will find the bus stop SITA headed to all destinations of the Amalfi Coast.
FROM ROMA CIAMPINO AIRPORT:
Once in Rome Ciampino, you can take a bus that will take you to Roma Termini Station and from there follow the directions above.
BUS CONNECTIONS FROM ROMA TIBURTINA STATION:
Another option is to reach the station Rome Tiburtina (blue line subway) and from there take one of the Marozzi bus routes connecting Rome to Amalfi and Sorrento.
For Amalfi there is only one bus that leaves at 7:00 am, arriving at 12:00.
For Sorrento, however, there is one at 07.00 and one at 15.00.
HOW TO GET TO THE AMALFI COAST FROM NAPLES
If you land at Naples Capodichino, to reach the Amalfi Coast you'll have to get to the town of Sorrento.
You have two options:
- Curreri bus to Sorrento immediately outside Terminal 1. It costs about 10€ and you pay directly to the driver.
- Buses to the center of Naples "Alibus", to be taken outside Terminal 1, which takes you to Naples Central Station (Piazza Garibaldi). The ticket costs about 3€ and can be purchased directly on board.
Once at the station you have twho choices:
- If you want to reach Sorrento, take the Circumvesuviana, the local train that is situated on the lower level of the station. From there, take the train that in about an hour will take you to Sorrento.
Once you reach the local train station to Sorrento, you have to take one of the SITA buses that connects the Sorrento Peninsula to the Amalfi Coast.
- If you want to reach Amalfi, Maiori, Minori, Ravello or Salerno, take a regional train to Salerno (40 minutes), and from there take a ferry from the tourist port or Sita bus from the main station.
Sit on the left side of the bus to admire the breathtaking view! Salerno by the bus takes about 45 minutes to reach Amalfi If you have to go over Amalfi, you'll have to change buses at Amalfi. The road is full of bends, take precautions if you suffer from car sickness.
Airport, bus and taxi, the useful sites:
SITA BUS SALERNO AMALFI
In order to reach Positano, Amalfi, Maiori and the others villages of the coast, once arrived at the train station of Salerno, you should head to terminal bus, which is located in via Vinciprova. It is only 10 minutes walking from the main station. Here you can find the Sita buses running almost every hour to the Amalfi Coast. Once in Amalfi, to continue to Positano, you can catch another bus.
Download the Schedule of SITA bus from Salerno to Amalfi Coast e viceversa:
The trip takes approximately 75 minutes and the fare is € 3.40. Tickets can be purchased in all retailers and must be stamped on board.
HOW TO GET TO AMALFI COAST BY SEA
In summer there are convenient connections by sea with hydrofoils and ferries departing from Salerno and docking in Positano and Amalfi (and vice versa). The place of departure is at Concordia Square, opposite the train station. It is so very convenient if you travel by train. Routes usually run from 1 April to 31 October. Other ferries to Amalfi and Positano leave from Sorrento.
Ferries Fares and schedule are available here
HOW TO GET TO AMALFI COAST BY CAR
During the months of July and August and during the holiday the traffic on the Coast can be completely blocked and, as far as the landscape from the window of the car can be breathtaking, it is never a pleasant experience. On the other hand drive along the Amalfi Coast it is the best way to explore the coast, stopping when and how much you want in the most panoramic places. But if you're not used to drive on narrow roads, your best option is to use the public bus service or, if your budget allows it, a chauffeur driven car.
Avoid traveling by car:
- In the summer: from Naples to the Amalfi on the morning of Saturday, Sunday and throughout the month of August.From Coast to Naples the late afternoon of Saturday, Sunday and throughout the month of August.
- In winter: the road is usually clear. Just be careful on Sunday morning when the sun is shining: the SS163 becomes the favorite meeting place of motorcyclists from all over the Campania region.
Reach the Amalfi Coast by car is easier than you can imagine. The reference is the A3 motorway, exit Castellammare di Stabia or Vietri sul Mare.
WHERE TO PARK IN AMALFI COAST
Parking on Amalfi Coast may be difficult and expensive, here you are a Guide about where to park in Amalfi Coast: areas and fares.