Your vacation on the Amalfi Coast is booked now you just have to figure out how to get on the Amalfi Coast. The closest connections are: Rome, Naples, Sorrento and Salerno.
Public transport arriving in Amalfi are the SITA bus (in detail: times of lines Amalfi – Maiori – Salerno and Amalfi – Positano – Sorrento) and, in the summertime, thanks to intensified transport links by sea, ferries departing from Salerno.
The more comfortable and less stressful way to reach the coast is to book a private transfer from the airport be it Rome or Naples.
Private transport service is convenient if you have been travelling a long time.
If you arrive by plane, you can read our specific guide (click here!).
From Rome Ciampino airport you can get to Rome Termini Station by Bus Shuttle or by taxi.
From Rome Fiumicino you can take the Leonardo Express, the train that comes from the Terminal that leads to Stazione Termini.
From Roma Termini you can catch trains to Naples Central Station and Salerno. The Freccia Rossa (AV) is the fastest and most comfortable option. In an hour you will arrive in Naples Piazza Garibaldi Station.
The price is about 50 €. Alternatively there is the Intercity train connecting Rome and Naples in about two hours and costs about € 20; Finally there is the Regional train for only 10 € which gets you to Naples in about 4 hours and makes several stops along the way.
From Roma Tiburtina there is a ‘Marozzi’ bus (5 hours, 27 € approx) which stops in Sorrento, Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini and Amalfi.
For Amalfi there is only one bus that leaves at 7:00 am and arrives at 12:00. For Sorrento, on the other hand, you can choose between the 7:00 and the one at a more convenient time of 15:00.
How to get to the Amalfi Coast from Naples
From Napoli Capodichino international airport you can take bus the ‘Alibus’ or taxi to the Central Bus Station or ‘Curreri’ (80m, € 10) that leads to Sorrento.
From Naples Central Station there are various alternatives that differ according to the location of the coastal reach.
If you are going to Amalfi, Minori, Maiori, Cetara, Vietri sul Mare, the train can reach Varco Immacolatella by taxi or train and from there a SITA bus (about 2 hours, 4 € )
Alternatively you can choose a regional train leading to the station of Salerno or the Circumvesuviana, which is a train that in 70 minutes gets you to Sorrento: the ticket price is 3.20 euro.
From Sorrento, then, you must use the Sita bus mentioned above to reach Positano or Amalfi.
From Salerno train station, you can reach from Naples by regional train or by the main Italian locations using the high-speed trains, part of a SITA bus that arrives in Amalfi in 75 minutes and costs € 4 per person.
Alternatively, at Molo Concordia (the port), located opposite the train station, the fast hydrofoil (35 minutes and 8 Euros a ticket) goes directly to Amalfi and 70 minutes and 12 Euros, to Positano.
How to get from Sorrento
We said that, especially for those arriving from Naples, you can easily reach Sorrento. From the train station there is an express SITA bus to Positano and Amalfi, which takes 60-90 minutes and costs between 3 and 5 € depending on the route.
Alternatively a fast hydrofoil in 30 minutes at 16 euros each to reach Positano. Another hydrofoil, instead, in 50 minutes for 17 € reaches Amalfi.
We recommend, however, that you always pay close attention to the timetables of trains, buses and ferries that can vary based on the season or due to unforeseen circumstances. It is always good before you start your journey to consult their internal sites.
How to get on the Amalfi Coast by car
For all those who, instead, choose to use their own car, first of all pay attention to the traffic in the months of July and August.
From Rome you must take the A3 Roma-Napoli and follow signs for Salerno. Once in Salerno you must take the Vetri sul Mare exit and follow the ss163 along the coastal road.