About traveling from Naples to Amalfi
Naples, otherwise known as the birthplace of pizza, and the relaxed coastal village of Amalfi, 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 from Naples to Amalfi is rife with 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 for everyone. By booking a private transfer with Daytrip you can take in all these sights and to make your leisurely ride truly unforgettable.
How to get from Naples to Amalfi
If you find yourself in the metropolitan hub of Naples, you’re likely going to gorge yourself on its countless culinary and cultural delights. However, if the hustle-and-bustle of the city gets to be too much, you’ll likely want to set your sights on a destination elsewhere on the sunny Italian coast.
If you are travelling from Naples to Amalfi, you have several travel options. The cheapest way to travel from Naples to Amalfi is by public transport. However, there isn’t a direct route from Naples to Amalfi by bus or train, so you’ll have to take the train from Naples Central Station to Sorrento, and then hop on a bus or a ferry to Amalfi. The fastest way to travel from Naples to Amalfi is by car, and this is also the best way to travel from Naples to Amalfi since it’s direct, so you avoid annoying transfers and overcrowded busses.
Naples to Amalfi by train
There is no direct train from Naples to Amalfi. The first thing you need to do is to get to Sorrento. Most people traveling in Naples will at some point become familiar with the main train station, Napoli Centrale. From here, the Circumvesuviana train heads to Sorrento every half hour, from 6 AM to 11 PM in the high season, and a bit less frequently in the off season. A one way trip takes an hour and ten minutes; you can purchase your ticket at the station for 3.10 EUR. Keep in mind that these tickets can’t be purchased in advance, so they tend to be overcrowded or sold out. For an additional 4 euros you can shave 20 minutes off of the trip to Sorrento by taking the Campania Express, a special tourist line with guaranteed seats, air conditioning, and luggage storage. You can buy these tickets online at the EAV Campania website. These trains run less frequently than the Circumvesuviana and the schedule depends on the season, so be sure to check the time tables in advance. From Sorrento you can then take a ferry or bus.
|Naples to Sorrento by train|
|Time intervals||Every 30 mins|
|First/Last Departure||6:09 to 23:00|
|Duration||~50 mins to 1 hr|
|Operating Companies||Circumvesuviana, Campania Express|
Naples to Amalfi by bus
To travel from Naples to Amalfi by bus, the first thing you need to do is get to Sorrento. If you are coming directly from the Naples Airport, you can use the Curreri Viaggi shuttle service, which departs from the P1 parking area at the Naples Airport every 2 hours from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM everyday except for Christmas and New Years. The shuttle costs 10 euros and will bring you to the main station in Sorrento in an hour and 15 minutes. You’ll need to purchase your ticket through their website in advance to ensure a seat. If you’re not coming from the airport, check our detailed guide on How to get from Naples to Sorrento by bus.
Once you reach Sorrento, you are only a short bus or ferry ride away from Amalfi. The Sita bus company runs from Sorrento Railway Station along the coast, all the way to Amalfi with stops in Positano and Amalfi. The bus runs daily, in the peak season leaving every 30 minutes from 6:30 AM until 7 PM and takes about an hour and 15 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 crowded and sold out. Ferries from Sorrento to Amalfi are only available in the summer and will set you back about 20 EUR. You can buy your ticket at the port of Sorrento, where all the ferry companies have their routes and schedules posted, or you can book these tickets online to avoid long lines for these doubtlessly crowded boats.
|Naples to Sorrento by bus|
|Time intervals||Every 2 hours|
|First/Last Departure||9:00 AM/7:30 PM|
|Duration||~1 hr 15 mins|
|Operating Companies||Curreri Viaggi|
|Sorrento to Amalfi by bus|
|Time intervals||Every hour|
|Duration||~1 and 15hr|
|Operating Companies||Sita Bus|
Naples to Amalfi by Ferry/Hydrofoil
If you want to travel from Naples to Amalfi by ferry, you’re out of luck as there isn’t a direct ferry from Naples to Amalfi. But if you’re eager to get in the water, you can take a ferry from Naples to Sorrento and then Sorrento to Amalfi. The Ailauro Hydrofoil will take you from the Moro Beverello Pier in Naples to Sorrento for just 13.10 EUR and takes about 40 minutes. The Hyrdofoil runs regularly from Naples to Sorrento year round, but the schedule is dependent on the season, so make sure you check their website before the trip. The Naples Bay Ferry can then take you from Sorrento to Amalfi for 13.10 EUR and takes about 40 minutes.
|Naples to Sorrento by Ferry|
|Time intervals||5 per day|
|First/Last Departure||9 AM/17:15 (November- March)|
|Sorrento to Amalfi by ferry|
|Time intervals||2 a day|
|First/Last Departure||10:30 AM and 14:55|
|Operating Companies||Naples bay ferry|
Naples to Amalfi by Private Car Transfer
For speed and convenience, a private car transfer with Daytrip is the best way to travel from Naples to Amalfi. You will be picked up at your accommodation and the driver will take care of your luggage. No crowded trains or buses or sea-sickness! You’ll then be able to enjoy door-to-door service to your accommodation in Amalfi, and can even add sightseeing stops along the way!