We know how it goes: once you have booked your holiday on the Amalfi Coast, the gentle wait for departure begins.

While waiting, what do you do?

You look dreamily at photos of places to visit on Instagram, you save posts that will be useful during your holiday, you compile lists of things to do, to see and to eat.

And, last but not least, you look for all the information you can to make sure everything goes smoothly.

And that is probably why you have come to our site and to this very page, where, without further fluff, we will provide you with all the information you need to reach your destination.

Basic things to know about travelling on the Amalfi Coast

📣 The Amalfi Coast does not have a railway line. The train stops at Salerno station.

✅ Public transport arriving on the Amalfi Coast are the SITA SUD buses (for further information: timetables of the Amalfi – Maiori – Salerno and Amalfi – Positano – Sorrento lines) and, during the summer period, transport is increased thanks to Travelmar connections departing from Salerno.

✅ Sita buses to the Amalfi Coast leave from Salerno approximately every hour. The bus stop is right outside the Salerno station. Buses stop at all municipalities along the Coast. You can purchase Sita tickets at the newsstand inside the station, at all businesses displaying the “Unico” badge, and via the Unico Campania app. The terminus is Amalfi: buses leave from here for all other destinations on the Amalfi Coast.

Travelmar ferries leave from the Concordia jetty, about a ten-minute walk from the station. Stops include Vietri sul Mare, Cetara, Maiori, Minori and Amalfi. To reach Positano, you will need to stop in Amalfi and take another ferry.

✅​ Positano is the first town on the coast you encounter coming from the north. Afterwards, keep braving the bends and you will arrive in Praiano, then Amalfi, Minori, Maiori, Cetara and finally Vietri sul Mare.

📍 How to get to the Amalfi Coast from Rome

From Rome Ciampino Airport you can reach Rome Termini Station either by Bus Shuttle or Taxi.

From Fiumicino airport, you can take the Leonardo Express, the train that arrives at Roma Termini Station.

From Roma Termini you can take trains to Naples Central Station and Salerno e.g. Italo or Freccia Rossa (AV) which are the fastest and most comfortable options. In an hour you will arrive at Naples Piazza Garibaldi Station.

Otherwise, you can travel, at a lower price, aboard the Intercity train, which connects Rome and Naples; finally, you can take the Regional train, which for only €10 takes you to Naples in 4 hours and makes several stops along the way.

From Tiburtina Station there is a ‘Marozzi’ bus that stops in Sorrento: it leaves at 7am and arrives around 11am.

From Sorrento, just take the bus on the Amalfi-Positano-Sorrento route.

📍 How to get to the Amalfi Coast from Naples

From Capodichino International Airport you can take the ‘AliBus’ bus or taxi to the Central Station or the ‘Curreri’ bus (80minutes, €10) to Sorrento.

From Naples Central Station you can choose from several options, depending on the destination on the coast you need to reach.

📣 If you have to go from Vietri to Conca dei Marini:

✅ If you have to go to Amalfi, Minori, Maiori, Cetara, Vietri sul Mare, from the station you can take a taxi or train to Varco Immacolatella and from there take the SITA bus, which will take you to your destination in about two hours.

✅ You can take the Regional train to Salerno Station and from there proceed to your destination by bus or ferry.

📣 If you need to get from Sorrento to Praiano:

✅ You can travel by Circumvesuviana and reach, in about 70 minutes, the town of Sorrento. From here, you can take the Sita bus and reach Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi.

If you are traveling with a lot of luggage or with small children in tow or simply prefer to move around in total comfort and safety, an alternative to public transportation is definitely the tranfer, which will pick you up directly at the station or airport, getting you to your destination quickly.

If you want to travel worry-free, book your transfer in advance

📍 How to get to the Amalfi Coast from Salerno

A SITA bus leaves from Salerno station and arrives on the Coast in 75 minutes.

Alternatively, from Molo Concordia, located opposite the train station, ferries leave for Amalfi.

📍 How to get to the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

We have said that, especially for those arriving from Naples, it is easy to reach Sorrento.

A SITA bus leaves from the station for Positano and Amalfi, taking 60-90 minutes depending on where you arrive (Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Amalfi).

Alternatively, a fast ferry also leaves from Sorrento, arriving in Positano in 30 minutes. Another ferry, on the other hand, arrives in Amalfi in 50 minutes.

A recommendation: always pay close attention to the timetables of trains, buses and ferries, which can vary according to the season, due to weather (in the case of ferries) or because of unforeseen events. It is always a good idea, before setting off, to consult the respective internal websites of both bus and ferry companies to facilitate travel.

How to get to the Amalfi Coast by car

✅ If you are coming from the north, on the A1 motorway take the exit for Angri. From this point, proceed as far as Valico di Chiunzi and then proceed through all the hamlets of Tramonti, proceeding as far as Maiori. From here, follow the signs to reach your destination. 

📣 To enjoy the Costiera on the way back, instead of taking the same route, you can opt for the SS 163: you will pass through all the towns on the Coast, as far as Vietri sul Mare. 

Some tips for getting around the Amalfi Coast by car

Driving along the SS163 Amalfitana is a very unique experience: on the one hand, you have the chance to drive along one of the most scenic roads in the world; on the other, you will face bends and hairpin bends, which could put you to the test, especially if it is your first time.

🔹 Remember that in the high season you might find traffic along the road: many travellers who travel by car find the road difficult to navigate and, facing buses, panic, often creating traffic jams along the roadway.

🔹 In addition to this, if you are travelling in the mid-summer months, consider another critical issue: the difficulty in finding a parking space. You may have already read it: in the summer months it becomes really difficult to find a parking space, especially if you intend to reach destinations such as Amalfi or Positano. Not to mention that in some destinations on the Amalfi Coast parking your car can cost even more than €5 per hour or fractions of an hour. One solution could be to book a parking space in advance, at one of the local private car parks.

🔹 If, on the other hand, you are travelling in the period between November and April, parking your car will not be as much of a problem, because during these months there are very few tourists and it is easier to get around on the streets.

🔹 If you are travelling alone or as a couple, you can consider renting a scooter, which will allow you greater freedom and agility when travelling. 

🔹 If you haven’t already done so, download our guide “How to get around the Amalfi Coast without stress”. Inside you will find lots of useful information for getting around by bus or car, all the tips for getting from one town to another, and a handy guide to parking for cars and motorbikes!