The most uncomplicated way of reaching the Amalfi Coast by train is to take the night train to Rome and further on to Naples or Salerno. it is a comfortable way of traveling overnight for about 15 hours from Munich to the Campania region. Breakfast is already included in the ticket prices for sleeping cars.
For more information see ÖBB nightjet
From southern German we recommend taking the Brenner Highway E45/A22 as far as Modena; from there take A1 to Naples, then continue on A3 direction Salerno until you reach the exit you wish to take and follow the appropriate country roads to your destination.
For guests from the north or west of Germany, the route through Switzerland may be reasonable – via Schaffhausen, Zurich, Milan and Bologna to Naples.
For an exact road map, we recommend the web site of www.viamichelin.com.
A suitable destination would be Naples. Some carriers offer direct flights to Naples airport. Alternatively, many airlines offer flights with transfer at Milan or Rome.
At Naples airport you can either pick up your rental car or continue on by taking the bus to the main train station (Napoli Centrale) or to the harbor of Naples. The so-called Alibus runs at 20-minute intervals from the airport to the train station and back.
From Naples you can take the train to Salerno and from there continue on to the Amalfi Coast by bus or rental car.
From Rome-Fiumicino airport you can take either a shuttle bus or the train (Leonardo Express), which run at half hour intervals, to the central train station Roma Termini. From there you can continue on to Salerno by taking either the Intercity (without change of trains) or the Eurostar to Naples and from there the regional train to Salerno.
From Rome-Ciampino airport you can take a shuttle bus to the center of Ciampino, which is about 15 km south-east of Rome, and from there continue on by train to Roma Termini. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle bus from Ciampino airport straight to the main train station of Rome. For traveling on to the Amalfi Coast from Roma Termini see above.
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On the Amalfi Coast and the Sorrentine Peninsula, public transportation is well organized and developed. During the summer months, in particular, you are well advised to take the bus to get from one coastal town to the next. Should you plan on a journey to the Amalfi Coast without car, then you can rely on the fact that there are several connections per day to/from Naples, Sorrento and Salerno.
Along the coastal road, Amalfi is a kind of hub and terminal station for the lines running Salerno – Amalfi and Sorrento – Amalfi. Coming from Salerno and bound for Positano/Sorrento, you have to change lines at Amalfi. The same goes for the other way round.
Alibus: The Alibus runs at 20-minute intervals between the airport, the harbor and the central train station of Naples.
Tickets are available for € 5 one-way at the following stores:
Tickets can also be bought from the bus driver (€ 5/one way).
Timetable (bus runs at 30-minute intervals):
Monday - Friday: 06:00 - 23:40 h
Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 06:30 - 23:40 h
Monday - Friday: 05:40 - 00:20 h
Saturday, Sunday, holidays: 06:10 - 00:20 h
Pintour offers Naples-Amalfi transfer service 3 times daily at the moment. It is an approx. 2-hour bus ride. Currently you have to count on € 20 per adult and € 10 Euro per child (up to 12 years of age).
From Naples to Amalfi: 9:45 h (arrival 11:55 h) - 14:45 h (arrival 16:55 h) - 19:45 h (arrival 21:55 h)
From Amalfi to Naples: 7:25 h (arrival 9:15 h) - 12:15 h (arrival 14:15 h) - 17:15 h (arrival 19:15 h)
For up-to-date information check the site of Pintour.
From Naples, these places are quickest to reach via Salerno. There are trains and busses from Naples (airport or central train station) to Salerno:
From Salerno, bus line Salerno – Amalfi serves the towns mentioned above:
Please note: If you are bound for Raito (bus line 1) or Albori (bus line 68), you have to change at Vietri sul Mare to the CSTP-busses running to those towns:
Marina di Vietri - Vietri sul Mare - Raito - Albori (only weekdays)
Marina di Vietri - Vietri sul Mare - Raito - Albori (Sunday and holidays)
("Feriale" = weekday timetable; "Festivo" = Sunday and holiday timetable)
From Naples, these places are easiest to reach via Sorrento.
Shuttle bus from Naples airport to Sorrento: www.curreriviaggi.it (€ 10, tickets available in the bus); daily 9:00 - 19:30 h
The Circumvesuviana (railway) runs from Naples (central train station) to Sorrento. From there, bus line Sorrento – Amalfi serves one town after the other:
Please note: There is a direct connection from Sorrento to Massa Lubrense:
Information about the Circumvesuviana: On the Naples-Sorrento route, trains run at 30-minute intervals with stops at Portici, Ercolano, Pompeii and Torre Annunziata. A second line runs northwards around Mount Vesuvius. Current timetables are found in the daily newspapers and at www.eavsrl.it
Ravello is absolutely worth a visit; however, it is not located on the famous coastal road, but somewhat apart. In order to get to Ravello, first take the bus to Amalfi, then change to the line Amalfi – Scala there:
Via Amalfi, you reach the towns of Agerola and Furore, should you want to go hiking along Sentiero degli Dei, for example. From Amalfi, you can also reach the towns of Conca dei Marini and Tovere di Amalfi:
Useful link concerning bus connections for excursions:
Current timetables are, for example, also found in the daily newspapers.
Tourists traveling without car on the Amalfi Coast and the Sorrentine Peninsula and who want to discover Campania's cultural treasures might be interested in the Campania ArteCard. With this card you can use all the regional, public means of transportation and profit from reduced entrance fees to quite a number of museums and cultural sites.
On insulatransfer you can book transfers from Rome and Naples airports as well as from the train stations at Naples to Ischia, Capri, Procida, to Sorrento and to the Amalfi Coast.
On the islands of Capri and Ischia you are also well advised to use public transportation. You are not allowed to take your private car to the islands.
Bus tickets can be purchased at the tabacchi shops (marked by a ‘white T against dark background’ sign) and usually also at café-bars.
Italian bus timetables - explanation:
(Periodo) invernale - winter timetable (usually mid September - mid June)
(Periodo) estivo - summer timetable (usually mid June- mid September)
Valido dal... al... / in vigore dal - valid from... to.../ valid as of
(Orario) feriale - on workdays
(Orario) festivo - on Sundays and holidays
Andata / Ritorno - journey there / journey back
Scolastico - on school days
Vacanze scolastiche - school holidays
Escluso (estivo, domenica etc.) - excluded (not during summer, not on Sundays etc.)
Lu - Ve (Lunedì - Venerdì) - Monday - Friday
Sabato, Domenica - Saturday, Sunday
Percorso - route
Cambio vettura a... - change bus at...
Ferries (traghetti) and hydrofoils (aliscafi) serve the routes between the towns of Naples, Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and the islands of Capri and Ischia daily.
Connections, timetables and rates can be found on the sites of Traghettilines and Metrò del Mare.
No responsibility taken for the correctness of the information given above.