The most uncomplicated way to reach the Amalfi coast by train is to take the night train to Rome and further to Naples or Salerno. This way, you will travel comfortably overnight for about 15 hours from Munich to the region Campania. Breakfast is already included in the ticket prices for sleeping cars.
Information about the NightJet at ÖBB - Austrian Federal Railways
Coming from the southern German region, the route across the Brenner Highway E45/A22 is recommended until Modena; take the A1 to Naples from there, continue on the A3 in the direction of Salerno until you reach the desired exit and drive on country roads to your destination.
For guests from the north or west, the route through Switzerland may be reasonable – via Schaffhausen, Zurich, Milan and Bologna to Naples.
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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.
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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 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, respectively, for the lines running Salerno – Amalfi and Sorrento – Amalfi. Coming from Salerno and bound for Positano/Sorrento, you have to transfer here. The same goes for the opposite direction.
Naples airport transfer service
Alibus: The Alibus runs at 20-minute intervals between the airport, the harbor and the central train station of Naples.
Journey to Vietri sul Mare, Raito, Albori, Cetara, Erchie, Maiori and Minori
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)
Journey to Praiano, Positano, Colli di Fontanelle and Massa Lubrense
From Naples, these places are easiest to reach via Sorrento. 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/web/en/content/timetables-rates
Excursions (Ravello, Agerola, Furore and Sentiero degli Dei, Conca dei Marini and Tovere)
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:
More useful links to bus connections for excursions
Current timetables can also be found in the daily newspapers.
On www.insulatransfer.com 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...
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Ferries (traghetti) and hydrofoils (aliscafi) daily serve the route between the towns of Naples, Sorrento, Positano and Amalfi and the islands of Capri and Ischia.
Timetables and rates can be found on the web sites of Traghettilines and Metrò del Mare.
The current timetable for boat connections at the Amalfi Coast you find here.
Useful information are also given on the web sites of the follwing ferry companies:
No responsibility is taken for the correctness of the information on this website.