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Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast

Visit the Sorrento Peninsula

Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
Day Trip to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast
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The land of Sirens which enchanted Homer and became a favorite destination on the Grand Tour: this coastal resort town continues to seduce all those who visit.

While in Positano, it's well worth traveling a few kilometers up the coast to visit the historic seaside town of Sorrento. This vibrant coastal city is larger than the villages on the Amalfi Coast, so attracts visitors all year round. The historic center is filled with restaurants, cafés, souvenir shops, and fashionable boutiques. Take a stroll through this bustling town and visit some of its famous artisan workshops to choose pieces made of inlaid wood and other locally-crafted souvenirs, generally sold at a less expensive prices than in other towns along the coast.

How to Get from the Amalfi Coast to Sorrento

There are a number of ways to get to Sorrento. The city is well connected to destinations along the coast and is also a transport hub for a number of different public transportation routes.

Bus

The most convenient way to travel to Sorrento, Italy from the Amalfi Coast is by SIta bus, which has routes departing from each village along the Amalfi Coast to either Sorrento or Salerno. There is a direct route from Amalfi to Sorrento, which takes about an hour. From Positano, the trip is shorter and can get you to Sorrento in less than 30 minutes.
Buses between Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast run frequently and tickets are quite inexpensive. The downside is that they are often crowded and if you board at a stop along the route you may not find a seat, especially during the high tourist season. The other problem is that the road is famously winding, which may be a problem for those who suffer from motion sickness.
Bus scheduls for Amalfi - Sorrento
The bus terminal in Sorrento is in front of the Circumvesuviana train station, right in the center of town.

High Speed Ferry

The ferry is a fun alternative to the bus, and runs from April through October between Positano, Amalfi, and Sorrento. You can admire the beautiful coastline along the way and don't have to worry about getting car sick from the curves along the road. Unfortunately, there is a limited number of ferries which depart each day, and routes can be suspended in cases of rough seas.
Ferry schedules for Amalfi and Positano - Sorrento
The high speed ferry to Sorrento arrives and departs from Marina Piccola; to get to the center of Sorrento from here, you can take the stairs or elevator up the hill, or the bus.

Taxi or Private Car Service

The most comfortable way to get to Sorrento from the Amalfi Coast is with a private driver or taxi. Taxis are easy to come by, but if you can plan your day trip in advance, we suggest booking a private car service. Private transfers or tours by car offer an excellent quality service for a fixed rate which you can set in advance. A private transfer from Positano to Sorrento costs about EUR 70.

Sights in Sorrento

Sorrento is a festive coastal town which is fun to explore on foot. The historic center begins in Piazza Tasso, the town's main square which overlooks the sea and is lined by cafés.
Here is our suggested intinerary for a day in Sorrento:
Self-guided Walking Tour of Sorrento

Astarita Car Service - Private Tour from Positano to the Amalfi Coast Pick

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Private tour from Positano to the Amalfi Coast (Praiano, Amalfi e Ravello) on a Mercedes vehicle and English speaking driver.
Duration 6 hours

By Astarita Car Service

from € 250 € 270 -7% rate for 2 people

(Terms and conditions)

Astarita Car Service - Day Tour from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast Pick

Guided tours

Day Tour from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast

Private Day Tour from Sorrento to Positano, Praiano, Amalfi and Ravello (8/9 hours).
Pick up at 9 a.m. from Sorrento.

By Astarita Car Service

from € 290 price per vehicle

(Terms and conditions)

Eurolimo - Sorrento, Positano and Pompeii - day tour from Naples Pick

Guided tours

Sorrento, Positano and Pompeii - day tour from Naples

Enjoy our full day tour on board of an exclusive vehicle with private driver and discover three of the most beautiful locations in the world: visit the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, taste the exquisite traditional products of Sorrento and have a walk through the picturesque streets of Positano.

By Eurolimo

from € 400 8 hour tour

(Terms and conditions)

Nello Russo

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