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Recommended experiences for your Italy holiday.

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

Top Excursion Sorrento - Pompeii, Wine Tour, and Sorrento (from Positano) Pick

Guided tours

Pompeii, Wine Tour, and Sorrento (from Positano)

A full-day private tour from Positano with a stop at the ruins of Pompeii, one of the best wineries on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius for a tour and tasting, and a visit of the charming historic center of Sorrento. You will be driven by an English-speaking driver in a luxury sedan.
Duration: 8 hours

By Top Excursion Sorrento

from € 349

(Terms and conditions)

Giovanni Guidone

(Titolare)

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 hours).
Pick up at 9 a.m. from Sorrento.

By Astarita Car Service

from € 290 price per vehicle

(Terms and conditions)

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

Guided tours

Private Tour from Positano to the Amalfi Coast

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)

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Recommended experiences and tours

Priore Capri Boats Transfers - Boat Transfer Sorrento - Capri (or vice versa) Pick

Transport and Rental

Boat Transfer Sorrento - Capri (or vice versa)

Do you need to cross from Sorrento to Capri and want to travel fast and comfortably? Then opt for a luxury boat transfer on our elegant Itama 40 speedboat! Reliable and indulgent...just what you need for your Italian vacation!

By Priore Capri Boats Transfers

from € 600 max 6 passengers

Priore Capri Boats

(Company)

Priore Capri Boats Transfers - VIP Transfer Rome - Capri (or vice versa) van+speedboat Pick

Transport and Rental

VIP Transfer Rome - Capri (or vice versa) van+speedboat

Begin your Capri vacation upon arrival in Rome! How? With our relaxing VIP transfer from the airport, train station, or hotel in the capital to your final destination on Capri with an all-inclusive transfer service by luxury car, private speedboat, and open-air island taxi. Book now!

By Priore Capri Boats Transfers

from € 1,400 max 10 passengers

Priore Capri Boats

(Company)

Capri Boat Service Transfer  - Luxury Transfer by Speedboat Capri - Positano Pick

Transport and Rental

Luxury Transfer by Speedboat Capri - Positano

Choose the fastest and most stylish and comfortable transfer from Capri to Positano (or vice versa): a luxury speedboat for you and your group to reach your destination in record time and absolute safety! Make even a transfer an unforgettable moment during your holiday!

By Capri Boat Service Transfer

from € 499 € 610 -18% max 8-10 passengers
Sunland Travel - Pompeii & Hercolaneum collective tour from Positano Pick

Guided tours

Pompeii & Hercolaneum collective tour from Positano

The perfect tour for archaeology lovers: a full day exploring the two famous Roman cities buried in 79 b.C: Pompeii & Hercolaneum. Departure in the morning Pompeii. Visit to the archaeological excavations. Free lunchtime. Visit of Herculaneum archeological site.

By Sunland Travel

€ 67 per guest
Top Excursion Sorrento - Transfer from Naples to Sorrento + City Tour & Pizza Pick

Guided tours

Transfer from Naples to Sorrento + City Tour & Pizza

Transfer + Naples city tour by car + pizza: don't miss this chance to combine the convenience of a private transfer from the airport, station, or hotel in Naples to Sorrento (or vice versa) with a tour of Naples by car and a stop to sample true Neapolitan pizza.
Duration: about 3 hours

By Top Excursion Sorrento

from € 220 € 240 -8%

Giovanni Guidone

(Titolare)

Cartotrekking - Faito Mountain, the highest peak of Amalfi Coast Pick

Guided tours

Faito Mountain, the highest peak of Amalfi Coast

Fabulous location, hiking to the conquest of the highest summit of the Lattari Mountains and across the province of Naples. Loop hike through the forest of Mount Faito which now houses a protect beech wood. Here you can visit the ancient "neviere" snow stock, and walking on the edge of amazing peaks

By Cartotrekking

from € 119 € 150 -21% per group (max 15 people)

Excursions

Day Trips from the Amalfi Coast

Places to visit near the Amalfi Coast

Day trips to Capri from Positano and Amalfi

Day trip to Capri from the Amalfi Coast

Day trips to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius

A day trip which takes you back over two millenia

Day Trip to Paestum from the Amalfi Coast

Visit ancient Greece...in southern Italy!

Day Trips to the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

Tips for visiting the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento in a Day

Day Trip to Naples from the Amalfi Coast

Visit the vibrant city of Naples from Positano and Amalfi

Excursions

Day Trips from the Amalfi Coast

Places to visit near the Amalfi Coast

Day trips to Capri from Positano and Amalfi

Day trip to Capri from the Amalfi Coast

Day trips to Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mount Vesuvius

A day trip which takes you back over two millenia

Day Trip to Paestum from the Amalfi Coast

Visit ancient Greece...in southern Italy!

Day Trips to the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

Tips for visiting the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento in a Day

Day Trip to Naples from the Amalfi Coast

Visit the vibrant city of Naples from Positano and Amalfi

Rental & transfers

Bellantonio Car Service

Limousine services, transfers and tours in Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi Coast, Naples and Pompeii