How to get from Rome to the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento

If you are in Rome and you feel like visiting the famous Amalfi Coast, don’t worry! There are many options to get there by public transport and you’ll surely find what perfectly matches your needs, both in terms of timetable and costs. The best starting points to discover the Amalfi Coast are Sorrento and Amalfi, but Napoli and Salerno are good options too.

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Sorrento

How to get from Rome to Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast by train

Part 1: Roma to Napoli by train

 

  • Italo trains (high speed): departure from the station of Roma Termini and arrival at the station of Napoli Centrale. Journey time: around 1h10. Ticket cost: about 40 euros. For more information: https://www.italotreno.it/enBest option!

 

  • Trenitalia (regional, interregional and local public trains): departure from the station of Roma Termini and arrival at the station of Napoli Centrale. Journey time: around 2h44. Ticket cost: about 13 euros. For more information visit: https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
Amalfi

Part 2: Napoli to the Amalfi Coast

 

  • Train: Circumvesuviana is the local railway network connecting coastal towns to Napoli Centrale train station. From Napoli, you’ll arrive in Sorrento in about 1h10 and the ticket costs about 4 euros. For more information: https://www.sorrentoinsider.com/en/naples-to-sorrento-train-schedule From Sorrento you can take eitheir the Sitabus to get to the villages (Positano, Amalfi etc) or take the boat. Best option!

 

  • Boat: Napoli is well connected to the Amalfi Coast by boat. From the train station of Napoli Centrale, take the subway in Piazza Garibaldi (just outside the station) and get off at Università stop (about 19 minutes). Once you have reached the port, search for the hydrofoil belonging to the network named “Metrò del Mare” (“Sea Subway”). The journey time is around 2 hours and the cost is about 20 euros. The hydrofoil also stops in Sorrento (about 1 hour) and Positano (about 1h30). For more information visit: http://www.metròdelmare.it/index.html
Beautiful Amalfi Coast Towns and Villages - Salerno
Salerno Town

How to get from Rome to Salerno and the Amalfi Coast by train

Part 1: Roma to Salerno by train

  • Frecciarossa trains (high speed): departure from the stations of Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina and arrival at Salerno train station. Journey time: around 2 hours. Ticket cost: about 53 euros. For more information visit: https://www.trenitalia.com/en/frecce/frecciarossa.html

 

  • Italo trains (high speed): departure from the stations of Roma Termini or Roma Tiburtina and arrival at Salerno train station. Journey time: around 2h20. Ticket cost: about 40 euros. For more information visit: https://www.italotreno.it/enBest option!

Part 2: Salerno to the Amalfi Coast

  • Boat: you can catch a ferry that will take you to Amalfi in about 35 minutes. The port of Salerno is just in front of the train station and the ticket costs about 8 euros. You can also take a ferry to reach Positano. In this case, the journey will take around 1h10 and the ticket will cost about 12 euros. For more information visit: https://www.livesalerno.com/ferry-connectionsThe best option is catching the ferry from Salerno to Amalfi!

 

Reaching the Amalfi Coast by train:

Pros: Rome is very well connected to the Amalfi Coast and the best option is going to Napoli and catch a local train to get to Sorrento.

Cons: you cannot directly reach any location on the Amalfi Coast from Rome, so that you have to stop in Napoli or Salerno first.

Atrabni – Amalfi Coast

How to get from Rome to the Amalfi Coast by bus

Roma to Amalfi Coast by bus

Marozzi Company offers some rides to Amalfi. Departure from Tiburtina bus station and arrival in Flavio Square in Amalfi. Journey time: about 5 hours. Ticket cost: about 22 euros. 

Roma to Sorrento by bus

  • Marozzi Company offers some rides to Sorrento. Departure from Tiburtina bus station and arrival in Corso Italia in Sorrento. Journey time: about 4 hours. Ticket cost: about 19 euros. 

 

  • Flixbus Company is another good option. Departure from Tiburtina bus station and arrival in Corso Italia in Sorrento. Journey time: about 4h15. Ticket cost: about 14 euros. – Best option!

Reaching the Amalfi Coast by bus

Pros: if you are planning to stay a few days in Sorrento, the bus is the best option because it’s really cheap and the journey doesn’t take long (about 4 hours).

Cons: if you just have a weekend to spend on the Amalfi Coast, the journey is too long and it would be best to choose a high-speed train.

Beautiful Amalfi Coast Towns and Villages - Amalfi
Amalfi

Rome to the Amalfi Coast on a guided tour

One day guided tours from Rome to the Amalfi Coast

  • The most popular option is a small group guided tour from Rome tan includes a visit to Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast. The tour incudes a 2,5 hour guided visit to Pompeii and a visit to Positano. Tour duration: 13 hours. Click here for more information and to book this tour.

 

  • Another option is this small group day trip from Rome to the Amalfi Coast by train. You will arrive in Naples by a high speed train and then you will board a bus to visit the Amalfi Coast and the villages of Positano and Amalfi. Tour duration: 13,5 hours. Click here for more information and to book this tour.

Three day guided tour from Rome to the Amalfi Coast.

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