How to Get from Naples to Amalfi Coast

December 11th, 2019ByProntopiaLeave a Comment

Naples, Italy, offers visitors a city teeming with culture and historic curiosities. It also gives good access to the Amalfi Coast, one of the most naturally pristine areas of the entire country. For a day trip that will make your Italy vacation even more enchanted, these are all the tips you need to learn how to get from Naples to Amalfi Coast.

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A Word About the Amalfi Coast

A jewel of the Province of Salerno in Campania in Southern Italy, where Naples is located, the Amalfi Coast runs for 50km (31 mi.) It’s part of the Sorrentine Peninsula and draws in scores of tourists looking for an ideal setting to soak up some rays or take a boat out. Getting near or on the water when you’re in Italy is a must, and the Amalfi Coast is the perfect setting for experiencing the Tyrrhenian Sea.

How to Get from Naples to Amalfi Coast

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Airport Access

Accessing the Amalfi Coast from Naples International Airport in Capodichino means reaching the charming town of Sorrentino first. You’ll hop on the Curreri bus, which is easy to spot at its location outside of Terminal 1. Just make sure you have the 10€ fare available.

You can also take a more affordable (3€) trip to Naples Central Station via the “Alibus.” This can also be boarded from Terminal 1. You’ll connect from Naples Central Station to Sorrentino via the Circumvesuviana train. After an approximately 60-minute ride, you’ll be at Sorrentino.

Once you’re in Sorrentino, you just need to hop on a SITA bus to get to the Amalfi Coast. It might seem like a lot of commuting and transferring, but it’s simple to make the connections and the endpoint is so worth the effort.

Driving

You can get to the Amalfi Coast via car, but it’s far more of an ordeal than using public transportation. The roads can be constricting and it can be hard to appreciate the scenery when things are getting congested. You might not even have access via personal vehicle in the summer, especially during weekends and in August. You’ll have better luck during the winter, but there’s also the issue of parking being one of the biggest potential expenses of your trip. You might drive everywhere you go when you’re back home, but for a trip to the Amalfi Coast, it’s far better to stick to being a passenger.

You can also hire a car transfer to drive you door to door from the airport or train station, starting from around 100 euro one way depending on how many passengers there are and you destination. Contact us to book with one of our preferred drivers at hello@prontopia.com.

How to Get from Naples to Amalfi Coast

Boat

You can experience the sea before you land at the Amalfi Coast. Taking a ferry from Salerno can bring you to the Amalfi Coast in a breathtaking fashion. The ferry can be taken from and to Salerno via Concordia Square, between March and October. You can reach this easily from the train station.

A visit to the Amalfi Coast can be one of the grandest experiences you enjoy in Naples. The journey there is quite pleasurable as well, as long you’re not taking your own car. When you’re outlining your trip to Naples, make sure you put down a visit to the Amalfi Coast and that you know the right way to get there!

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