An important note for those traveling in April 2023: The Positano dock is currently closed for urgent construction work; therefore, until mid April no ferries or hydrofoils will be permitted to arrive or depart. However, private or group tours with small boats are still possible, as they utilize a small private pier.
The easiest way to travel between the towns along the Amalfi Coast is by ferry. Ferries routes run from the beginning of April through October and link all the towns along the coastline. From Amalfi and Positano, there are also ferry routes to Capri and Sorrento. Ferry routes may be suspended when sea conditions are rough. You can purchase ferry tickets online or at the ticket office at the departure port. Read on for all the information you need about taking the ferry!
The schedules change often; the times on this page refer to the current week. Check times again shortly before your travel dates!
In case of rough seas, hydrofoil routes may be suspended. You will also find all ferry company updates on the site NaplesBayFerry
In case of very rough seas, regular ferry routes may be suspended. We suggest you double-check for any changes with your ferry company.
Ferry information for Positano and Amalfi (Amalfi Coast, Italy)
Schedules and Seasonal Routes for Positano and Amalfi
Ferry routes for Positano, Amalfi, and Salerno run during the tourist season from the beginning of April through October. During the winter months, the only ferry routes active are those between Sorrento and Naples, and Naples or Sorrento and the islands of Capri and Ischia (departing from Naples for Ischia and Sorrento and from Sorrento for Capri). There is no Amalfi Coast ferry from Sorrento or ferry service between Positano and Capri in winter
Duration of the main routes
Salerno - Positano Ferry: 1 hour and 15 minutes
Positano - Capri Ferry: 50 minutes
Amalfi - Positano Ferry: 20 minutes
Amalfi - Positano Ferry: 20 minutes
Sorrento - Positano Ferry: 30 minutes
Unfortunately, there are no regular direct ferry routes that connect Naples and the Amalfi Coast. In July and August, there are limited routes to the coastline from Naples. The Sorrento - Positano - Amalfi route usually runs from mid-May. In July and August, there is a ferry route between the Amalfi Coast and Ischia that runs daily. Positano does not have a true port, but a small pier that is closed when seas are rough. In case of inclement weather ferry routes to Positano are often suspended.
The Sorrento to Amalfi Coast Ferry
The Amalfi Coast ferry from Sorrento to Positano and Amalfi runs from mid-April to mid-October. There are a couple of routes in the morning from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast and a couple of routes in the afternoon from Positano and Amalfi to Sorrento. The duration of the ferry trip from Sorrento to Amalfi is about 40 minutes. For the best views of the coast, sit on the left side of the ship on the Sorrento to Amalfi ferry and on the right side of the ship on the Amalfi to Sorrento ferry. If you want to grab a seat on the outdoor deck, you need to be among the first to board.
Prices refer to a single, one-way ticket. Children under 3 travel free. There are discounts available for children under 12.
Luggage and Pets
Luggage can be transported on the ferry, but there is a surcharge of €2 per bag. There is a porter service at the Positano and Capri ports to help transport your luggage to hotels located above the port. You can also bring small pets on board by paying a supplement; pets must be in a carrier or on a leash with a muzzle.
We suggest you pre-purchase your tickets for travel during the months of July and August, on holiday weekends, and for routes to Capri. If you have purchased your tickets online, you will have to present your voucher at the ferry ticket window to receive your tickets. You can also purchase ferry tickets in advance directly at the port.
In Salerno, there are two ports of departure: Piazza Concordia and Molo Manfredi. Piazza Concordia is directly across from the train station where the high-speed trains arrive; Molo Manfredi is a few kilometers away.
The Amalfi port for all ferry arrivals and departures is Molo Pennello in the town center.
In Positano, the ferry pier is located at the Spiaggia Grande beach. If your hotel is located in the upper section of town, we do not suggest arriving by sea, as there are no roads connecting the pier and the highest section of town, but only flights of stairs. Regardless, there are luggage porters available at the pier.
Vehicles cannot be embarked on ferry routes to and from the Amalfi Coast. There are a number of public parking lots in Salerno where you can leave your vehicle.
In Case of Rough Seas
In case of rough seas, routes may be suspended.
Information for the Disabled
By law, all ferries must be handicapped accessible. However, we recommend contacting the ferry company before your travel date to confirm that the ferry is accessible and to request assistance during boarding and disembarking.
NLG - Navigazione Libera del Golfo
Positano: Tel. +39 089 875032
Call center: Tel. +39 081 18966690
Call center: Tel. +39 081 4285555
Call center: Tel. +39 081 7041921
Call center: Tel. +39 089 872950
Ischia: Tel. +39 081 983636