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Getting Around the Amalfi Coast


The towns of the Amalfi Coast are located along the SS163, also known as the "Amalfi Drive", one of the most scenic coastal roads in the world.

Fifty twisting kilometers which hug the dramatically beautiful coastline and lead visitors to the picturesque towns of the Amalfi Coast in a series of spectacular hairpin bends.

If the curves begin to take their toll on your stomach or the heat of the summer sun is making driving uncomfortable, stop for a refreshing lemonade or crushed ice granita from one of the kiosks set up in the panoramic lay-bys along the road.

Traffic alert: on weekends and throughout the summer, the road is often jam-packed with cars and tour buses carrying visitors to the Amalfi Coast.

Getting Around by Car on the Amalfi Coast

The SS163 or "Amalfi Drive" has just one lane in each direction and is often very busy. Considering the traffic and the endless curves, we recommend maximum caution at the wheel.

Try to avoid driving in peak hours, especially in the summer months, when the traffic often comes to a standstill under the baking hot sun. Saturdays and Sundays from May to the beginning of October are especially heavily trafficked.

The Amalfi Coast's Curves

Un altro problema che affligge la Costiera Amalfitana è quello del parcheggio.
I paesi si sviluppano tutti in verticale e quindi trovare parcheggio in spazi così ridotti può essere un serio problema.
Tutti i paesi della Costiera hanno dei parcheggi pubblici o privati, ma tenete presente che la sosta per una sola ora può costare circa 5,00 Euro.

In nessun paese della Costiera avrete possibilità di parcheggiare gratis, se non lasciando l'auto molto lontano dal centro. A Positano occorre lasciare l'auto in uno dei vari parcheggi poco prima dell'inizio dell'aerea pedonale: i posti in strada sono quasi tutti riservati ai residenti. A Positano il parcheggio si trova nei pressi del porto

Remember also that the historic centers of Positano and the other towns on the Amalfi Coast are often closed to traffic, especially in the summer months.

Getting Around by Motorcycle and Scooter on the Amalfi Coast

A moped or motorcycle is by far the most pleasurable means of getting around the Amalfi Coast, allowing travellers to explore the area in complete freedom, without having to worry about getting stuck in traffic or where to park.

You can rent mopeds in most of the towns on the Amalfi Coast.
Obviously, we only recommend you use a motorcycle or moped to get around the Amalfi Coast if you already have considerable experience and are confident about navigating the many kilometers of hairpin bends.

Amalfi Coast - SS 163

Getting Around by Public Transport on the Amalfi Coast

Buses operated by the Sita bus company run between all the towns on the Amalfi Coast. Although buses are frequent, the volume of traffic on the SS163 often means they do not run according to schedule.

Be prepared for the crowds: in the summer, at peak times, you might not always find a seat on buses filled with local holidaymakers heading to the sea. At times, you will have to ride standing up, and at times the driver will not allow additional passengers to board.

Amalfi Coast - SS 163

If you decide to travel by Sita bus, you will need to buy your tickets before boarding. Tickets can be purchased in the majority of bars and tobacconists on the Amalfi Coast and must be validated on the bus.
Tickets cannot be purchased on board.

Be aware that buses do not run at night and if you want to get from one town to another in the evening and do not have your own vehicle, you will have to take a taxi.

Useful information

Useful links
Consorzio Unico Campania
Bus Napoli Aeroporto - Sorrento
Orari autobus Sita
Amalfi Coast - Directions
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