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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

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

Tours and excursions

Day Tour from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast

from € 320 price per vehicle

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

5 Excellent
Cartotrekking - 3 Walking Tours from Amalfi to Sorrento (3days holiday) Pick

Tours and excursions

3 Walking Tours from Amalfi to Sorrento (3days holiday)

from € 449 price for 3 days hiking guide

A guided tour of three days to discover the 'pearls' of the Amalfi and Sorrento Coasts. See all the best of southern Italy!

5 Excellent
Amalfi & Positano Boat Tours - GROUP TOUR to Capri from Sorrento 7 Hours HIGH SEASON Pick

Boat tours

GROUP TOUR to Capri from Sorrento 7 Hours HIGH SEASON

€ 95 per guest
  • Seven-hour tour from Sorrento to Capri
  • Avoid the hassle of the ferry!
  • Boat tour of the island + free time on land
  • Special rate for children 3-9 years old
5 Excellent

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

Transfer

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

from € 950 max 10 passengers

Say goodbye to travel stress by booking our VIP all-inclusive transfer that includes pick-up at the airport, train station, or hotel in Naples, transfer by luxury sedan, crossing by speedboat, and an open island taxi waiting for you at Marina Grande to take you to your final destination!

4.5 Excellent
Priore Capri Boats Transfers - Boat Transfer Salerno - Capri (o vice versa) Pick

Transfer

Boat Transfer Salerno - Capri (o vice versa)

from € 900

No long waits, no delays, and full comfort: our private boat transfer from Salerno to Capri is the perfect way to begin your relaxing vacation! Hop aboard our luxury Itama 40 speedboat and fly over the waves to your final destination!

4.5 Excellent
Priore Capri Boats Transfers - Special offers: transfer by speedboat to/from Capri Pick

Transfer

Special offers: transfer by speedboat to/from Capri

from € 450 max 6 passengers € 550 -18%

Book now one of our special offer and enjoy a luxury transfer from/to Capri on board of a speedboat Itama 40!

4.5 Excellent
Eurolimo - Private transfer Naples - Ravello Pick

Transfer

Private transfer Naples - Ravello

from € 130

Choose an exclusive private transfer between Naples and Ravello on board of a luxury vehicle. Pick up/drop off available form airport, station, hotel, or other point in the city center. Book our stress-free transfer and reach your destination in about 80 minutes.

5 Excellent
Sorrento Limo - Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento Pick

Tours and excursions

Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

from € 310

All the charm of the Amalfi Coast in a private tour to the most beautiful spots along this famous coastline, includingo Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. We'll also pass the pretty villages perched on the cliffside and have breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples.

5 Excellent
Top Excursion Sorrento - Private transfer Rome - Sorrento Pick

Transfer

Private transfer Rome - Sorrento

from € 400 3 hours € 420 -5%

A comfortable and relaxing trasfer by luxury sedan or minivan directly from the airport or hotel in Rome to Sorrento (or vice versa) with no stress, delays, or logistics to worry about!
Duration of the transfer: around 3 hours

5 Excellent

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Places to visit near the Amalfi Coast

Day trips to Capri from Positano and Amalfi

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A day trip which takes you back over two millenia

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Visit ancient Greece...in southern Italy!

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Visit the vibrant city of Naples from Positano and Amalfi

Rental & transfers

Bellantonio Car Service

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