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Here we will show you how to get to Positano and the Amalfi Coast from Naples by bus and public transport.

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A simple but detailed guide on how to get to Positano from Naples, by public transport. It is the cheapest way to reach the Amalfi Coast from the city of Naples, it is also the best for the view you will have and will enter in contact with locals.

Take the Vesuviana – Guide on how to get to Positano.

Take the Vesuviana from Napoli Piazza Garibaldi, toward Sorrento. The Vesuviana is a train doing all the internal part of the cities of the Gulf of Naples, is the train line the locals take for their transport from outside and inside the city, it is running just out of Naples and do just a couple of stops at the suburbs of the city. Take advantage to stay in Naples and eat an amazing Pizza before your day trip to Positano, check out our list of the best pizzerias in Naples.

From Piazza Garibaldi, just downstairs, opposite to the main entrance go downstairs and turn left. You can buy the ticket to Sorrento at the automatic machine before the entrance, otherwise, there are many spots inside the station where you can easily buy a ticket.
Here you can find the timetable with all the departure from Napoli Garibaldi and all the Vesuviana’s Stop.

Price and Time Table – Guide on how to get to Positano.

The price of the ticket is 4,50 euro and it cost of 1h and 10 minutes with the direct train. In fact, take attention to the kind of train you take, they may take longer if it is direct (signed with D after the train direction state) or super fast (DD signed). The difference is in the stations stop they do. The super fast doesn’t some train stops.
On the way, you can reach easily the ruins of Herculaneum or the MAV Museum of Ercolano or hike the Vesuvius just stopping at Ercolano. You can visit Pompei and the ruins.

This is the list of kind of ticket you need to buy for any stops you want. Detailed guide on how to get to Positano.

Sorrento – Napoli: € 4,10 (ticket zone U5);
Sant’Agnello – Napoli: € 4,10 (ticket zone U5);
Piano di Sorrento – Napoli: € 3,50 (ticket zone U4);
Meta – Napoli: € 3,50 (ticket zone U4);
Seiano – Napoli: € 3,50 (ticket zone U4);
Vico Equense – Napoli: € 3,50 (ticket zone U4);
Scrajo – Napoli: € 3,50 (ticket zone U4);
Castellammare di Stabia – Napoli: € 2,90 (ticket zone U3);
Pompei Villa dei Misteri – Napoli: € 2,90 (ticket zone U3);
Ercolano – Napoli: € 2,20 (ticket zone U2).

The kids under 1 metre don’t pay if accompanied by an adult, you can take with you as many luggage you want, it doesn’t cost you more.

The prices and the tickets you have here are valid on the FS Trains as well, the national rail trains.
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The Vesuviana trains are crowded, especially in the summer period, so plan in advance your journey and be careful of your belongings, there are many pickpocketers ready to take advantage of crowded places.


From Naples to Sorrento – Guide on how to get to Positano.

The station of Sorrento is in the centre of the city and it is located close to shops and other spots. It is a very touristic place with a lot of restaurants and hotels.

From Sorrento train station you can bring the Sita Bus. It is a public transport company of Campania Region.

The Sorrento train station is not that big. Just going out of the station you can reach the bus stop to Amalfi city. There is a kiosk with the writing “Costiera Sita Sud” where you can buy your day ticket for 8 euro. There are many other options like if you want to stay longer, ask to the kiosk.
On the bus, you can admire the amazing landscapes and views the Costiera is famous for.

The ride takes about 50 minutes and it depends on traffic. Especially in the summer this area is full, not only tourists will be here but also locals, but even that you will really enjoy your beautiful view.

Tips: Be ready for tons the curve, the Amalfi Coast is full of it, but the drivers are really good. Take a seat on the right side of the bus, otherwise, you will miss everything.

When you reach Positano you will know that because there are so many artistic boutiques on the way. Do you know the Costiera is known also for the artistic glass processing and colourful majolica? Yes, it is.

Positano is a small town on the rock, the ancient streets and the breathtaking landscapes become famous in the golden age of Italy when the riches people choose Positano for their holidays.


Do you like our guide on how to get to Positano? So, Read our guide to Positano!

Today Positano is well known as one of the most beautiful and Instagrammable places on the Earth, it is instaworthy to have a picture of Positano on your profile. The blue of the sea unmistakable. The small and narrow streets will stick in your mind forever. The colours of the flowers and of the majolica are something really special.

Read about our tips on the Travel Photography, you can have inspiration!

The Sita bus stop is very close to the stop where you land on arrival. I will suggest you visit also Sorrento, it is worthy to be visited on your stop to come back to Naples. The big beach of Sorrento is really famous and you can take the boat to the main island of the Gulf. The beach is called Marina Grande and there are many restaurants really nice there.

It easy to reach the port of Sorrento. From Piazza Tasso, the main square of the city you can walk down to the port where the ferries arrive and leave from and to Naples as well. So you can do a mini-cruise of the Gulf on your way back to Naples, the cost is less than 10 euro.

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  2. Definitely two MUST destinations in Italy. This post reminded me of one of my favorite and funniest travel stories. We took a local bus from Pompei trying to get to Amalfi, but there was a transfer somewhere in there and one bus dropped us off (supposedly) 400 meters to where the other was meant to pick us up. Long story short, we found a magnificent Italian mama to hitchhike with, who just happened to own a hotel on the hilltop above Amalfi. Long story short, we made great friends, ate great food, and stayed in the region for 5 weeks instead of the 5 days we had planned 😂Who knew it could be so easy to have caught the bus there?

  3. I haven’t been to Italy since I was a very small child. From that gorgeous blue water to the colorful houses built into the side out the mountain, how gorgeous!

  4. I spend nearly half the year in Italy, but haven’t made it to Positano yet! I loved reading this and found it useful, grazie!

  5. Having taken this trip many times, good to know the information is the same. I quite like the SITA buses and you are right, it’s very curvy, but the drivers know what they are doing. And Sorrento is such a great place to base yourself.

  6. This is great guide to share! Very descriptive and helpful to many I’m sure! I’d love to make it out there someday!

  7. This is such a detailed guide, very thoughtfully compiled. Thanks so much for taking the time to share this info, I feel like I’m ready to make the trek!

  8. Almafi Coast is high on my list as I missed it during my Italy tour. I loved your detailed guide on use of public transport to reach Positano and Naples. I am saving it.

  9. FlySoulmates

    Good Post,
    Naples is my favorite part of Italy. Did you have a chance to try the most famous pizza?

  10. Ah, this is exactly what I needed. Planning a trip to this area next year. THANK YOU!!

  11. thanks for your helpful tips! I’ve always wondered how to get to this part of Italy. I have yet to go here but I am so excited to see it one day!

  12. Thankyou for the guide! The amalfi coast looks beautiful!

  13. Thank you, Jessica! Yes, it is true, this is is super expensive and can be really hard to have more than a week at the Amalfi Coast, but in the following weeks, we will get a new guide to how to afford the Amalfi Coast on budget. Stay tuned!

  14. This is so helpful, that area can be super expensive to get to and get around in. Thanks for all the tips!

  15. I appreciate the thorough description of the transportation system. You even tell which side of the train to sit on and how to connect to ferries, etc. When I am ready to visit this area, I will have everything I need by reading your post.

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