There are no direct connections via public transportation between Naples and the Amalfi Coast. If you are flying into the Naples airport, you will need to take a bus to Sorrento and then transfer to a different bus to reach Positano or Amalfi. The trip will take at least three hours.
If you are arriving in Naples by train, you will need to catch the Circumvesuviana train from Naples to Sorrento and then transfer to the local Sita bus that runs from Sorrento to Positano. The Circumvesuviana is a local commuter train with frequent stops that is not meant to serve tourists, so it takes more than an hour to get to Sorrento from Naples. It is often overcrowded, so you will probably have to stand for most of the trip. There is no elevator or escalator to reach the underground platforms, so moving your heavy bags can be challenging. Public Sita buses are also often overcrowded, especially in the summer, so you may not be able to find seats and there is no place to store your luggage during the ride. To top it all off, a long walk often awaits between the bus stop where you get off and your hotel in Positano!
The best way to avoid the stress and delays of public transportation is booking a private transfer.
The cost and time of a public transfer: ,30/person (adding together all the various tickets) and about 2 hours between Naples and the Amalfi Coast.
A private transfer will pick you up with a sedan or minivan directly at the airport or train station and your driver will take you and your luggage directly to the entrance to your hotel. The cost and time of a private transfer: ,130/vehicle and about 1.5 hours between Naples and the Amalfi Coast.
If you plan on visiting the ruins of Pompeii while vacationing on the Amalfi Coast, consider booking a private transfer that includes a stop at the Pompeii Archaeological Park along the way. It's a perfect way to make the most of your time!
How long does it take to get to Naples from the Amalfi Coast?
It takes about 75 minutes to get from Naples to Positano by car, though the trip can take longer when there's heavy traffic. To get to Amalfi, it takes about 90 minutes and about an hour to get to Sorrento.
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