Tips on Getting To/From the Amalfi Coast
More than 5 million people visit the Amalfi coast every year; they come here to enjoy the UNESCO world heritage culture, landscape, memorable Italian cuisine and, who knows, to stumble upon celebrities. Honestly, there are so many things to like about this Italian gem, but it’s crucial to plan your trip carefully. To help you experience the Amalfi coast in the best possible way, let’s give you some tips on getting there.
One thing is certain, it doesn’t matter how you choose to arrive to the mesmerizing Amalfi coast, your journey will surely be scenic. So, let’s check out major means of transportation to and from the Amalfi coast!
Boats or Ferries – From the beginning of April to the end of October, it’s possible to take a fast ferry (such as Alilauro) to the main port of the Amalfi coast from Naples. Most of the journeys aren’t direct and usually take more than one stop before their final destination. There are, also, boats such as Travelmar leaving from Salerno and stopping at several municipalities of the Amalfi coast.
Trains and Buses – If you are not really into a sea commuting, consider traveling by train. Italy’s national train company, Trenitalia, offers trains to Sorrento from Napoli Centrale; Freccia Rossa trains are the most efficient and direct. As soon as you reach Sorrento, you can go by bus to your final destination, since many companies offer their services. If you’re more of a “shuttle sharing” person, there are systems such as Positano Shuttle departing from international airports in Naples and Rome and arriving directly in Positano.
Car – For many people traveling by car is still the most convenient and comfortable way to reach certain destination. There’s a possibility to rent a vehicle at international airports in Naples and Rome, but you can also choose more luxurious private transfers to Positano from Naples, Rome, Salerno etc.
Finally, whichever means of transportation you opt for, it’s important to book everything well in advance. Services can be sold out quickly (buses and trains) and the prices tend to rise with the travel dates approaching (boats and ferries).