About traveling from Positano to Naples

Positano and Naples exemplify the best the Italian coast has to offer: the  birthplace of pizza, otherwise known as Naples, and the relaxed coastal village of Positano with its colorful coast line and gorgeous sea views. In each you can enjoy rich culture, beautiful architecture, and of course, fantastic food!

The journey between Positano and Positano is rich in both beauty and history. Whether you decide to visit Pompeii, the city famously frozen in time, or stop at the Cantine del Vesuvio for a glass of local wine, this trip has a little something to offer for everyone. By booking a private transfer with Daytrip you can take in all these sights and enjoy a leisurely ride to make this journey truly unforgettable.

How to get from Positano to Naples

After spending time on the beautiful Italian coast, you might find yourself needing to get back to the Metropolitan hub of Naples.

If you are travelling from Positano to Naples, you have several travel options. The cheapest way to travel from Positano to Naples is by public transport. However, there isn’t a direct route from Positano to Naples by bus or train, so you’ll have to take a bus or a ferry from Positano to Sorrento, and then take a bus or a train to Naples Central Station. To avoid annoying transfers and overcrowded buses, the best way to travel from Positano to Naples is by car.

Positano to Naples by Train

There is no direct train from Positano to Naples. In fact, there is no train station in Positano. The first thing you need to do is get to Sorrento by taking a bus, or in the summer season, a ferry. We are covering both options in details below.

Once you reach Sorrento, you are only a short way away from Naples. Taking a train from Sorrento to Naples is a cheap and popular option among tourists. The Circumvesuviana train leaves daily from the main station in Sorrento every half hour from 6 AM to 10 PM in the high season, and a bit less frequently in the off season. For full details check our guide on How to get from Sorrento to Naples by train.

Positano to Naples by Bus

No buses go directly from Positano to Naples. First you need to take a bus to Sorrento. The Sita bus company runs from the Chiesa Nuova and Sponda stations in Positano from 7:25 AM to 7:40 PM and takes about 45 minutes, give or take. Tickets cost between €10 and €12 EUR and can be purchased at local cigarette shops, newspaper stands, or the Circumvesuviana station. However, a ticket doesn’t necessarily guarantee you a seat as these busses are often extremely sold out.

Positano to Sorrento by bus
Time intervalsEvery 1 hour
First/Last Departure 7:25AM/7:40PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€20 - €24
Duration~45min
Operating CompaniesSita Bus

Once you reach Sorrento, you are only a short ways away from Naples. If you are heading directly to the Naples Airport, the Curreri Viaggi shuttle service offers buses from Sorrento’s main station to the P1 parking area at Naples Airport for 10 euros. These busses leave every 2 hours from 6:30AM to 4:30 PM, except for Christmas and New Years. You’ll need to purchase your ticket on their website in advance to ensure a seat. The trip makes multiple stops along the way, taking an hour and 15 minutes to reach Naples, so make sure you schedule enough time to make your flight out of Naples.

For full details check our guide on How to get from Sorrento to Naples by bus.

Positano to Naples by Ferry/Hydrofoil

Like every other public transport option, there is no direct ferry from Positano to Naples. You can however, catch a ferry from Positano to Sorrento.  Ferries from Positano to Sorrento are only available in the summer and will set you back about 20 EUR. You can buy your ticket at the ticket office of the Positano port, or you can book tickets online to avoid long lines and waiting time.

Positano to Sorrento by Ferry
Operating MonthsApril to October
First/Last Departure 10:30 AM and 02:55 PM
Avg. Price 2 persons€26
Duration~40 min
Operating CompaniesNaples bay ferry

The Ailauro Hydrofoil will take you from the main port in Sorrento to the Moro Beverello Pier in Naples for just 13.10 EUR. The Hyrdofoil runs regularly between Sorrento and Naples but the schedule is dependent on the season, so make sure you check their website before the trip. Be aware that the speediness of this transfer won’t allow you much time for picture taking and it can be a bit of a bumpy ride.

Sorrento to Naples by Hydrofoil
Operating MonthsYear round - schedule is posted in 3 month increments
Time intervals5 per day
First/Last Departure 8:10AM / 02:25 PM (November- March)
Avg. Price 2 persons€26
Duration~40 min
Operating CompaniesAilauro

Positano to Naples by Private Car Transfer

If reading through the many steps of travelling from Positano to Naples by public transport has you stressed out, don’t worry! For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Positano to Naples. You will be picked up at your accommodation and the driver will take care of your luggage. No crowded trains or sea sickness necessary! You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Naples, and can even add sightseeing stops along the way!

Book a Private Car Transfer from Positano to Naples

Going the other direction? Check our guide on How to get from Naples to Positano

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