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Day Trip to the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

How to organize a day trip from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast

Day Trip to the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

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Sorrento is the perfect base for visiting the nearby Amalfi Coast by bus or ferry, with an organized tour, or with a private driver.

Here are all your options, with their specific pros and cons:

Day trips to the Amalfi Coast by Bus

Sita Bus

Sita buses depart from Sorrento directly for Positano and Amalfi all day. The terminal is opposite the Circumvesuviana station in Sorrento and you can purchase your tickets there.

The bus stops first in Positano and then in Amalfi. To take the bus further south or visit Ravello, you will have to transfer to a different route in Amalfi.

Sita Bus Schedules

  • Pros: tickets are quite inexpensive (less than EUR 3) and buses run relatively frequently. If you can get a seat on the right side of the bus, you will be treated to great views along the route.
  • Cons: buses are always crowded and there is not always seating for all passengers, especially if you board along the route. The ride takes over an hour and follows the notoriously curvy coastal road, so is not recommended for those who suffer from motion sickness.

Day Trips from Sorrento to Positano and Amalfi by Ferry

This is an excellent option, both convenient and fun! Public ferries from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast depart from the port and stop at the ports of Positano and Amalfi, both of which are right near the center of town so a convenient starting point to visit these towns. Tickets cost around EUR 15.

  • Pros: a pleasant and scenic ride, far from the coast's notorious traffic
  • Cons: high speed ferries only run from April to mid-October, and routes are suspended in case of rough seas

Book ferry tickets online

Small Group Tours by Private Minibus

Tours from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast depart daily by minibus. From Sorrento, the tour drives along the scenic highway 163 and includes stops in Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Stops in each town last about an hour, and a sandwich and beverage for lunch are included.

  • Pros: the opportunity to see the most beautiful towns on the coast in one day, and in comfort.
  • Cons: higher costs

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Book your tour for Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello online

Amalfi Coast Boat Tours

A number of different boat tour companies depart on organized group tours from the Sorrento port, offering mini-cruises to the Amalfi Coast. You can choose between large tour boats or smaller crafts for a maximum of 10-12 passengers. Lunch on board is often included, and almost all tours stop for a bit at Positano and Amalfi to give passengers a chance to explore. You can also hire a private boat, with or without a skipper.

  • Pros: this is by far the best option on hot summer days, especially if you hire a private boat or book a tour on a smaller craft with less than 10 passengers which will stop for a swim along the route
  • Cons: more expensive, and tours do not depart on days when sea conditions are rough

Book your boat tour online

The Amalfi Coast by Scooter

There are number of scooter rental agencies in Sorrento which offer rentals for one or more days. We recommend renting a scooter only if you have had a bit of experience driving on two wheels, as the winding and steep roads along the coast are not the best place to learn!
Rental costs around EUR 30/day.

  • Pros: complete freedom to explore, and no issues with parking
  • Cons: only recommended for those with some experience driving a motorcycle or scooter

Private Tour of the Amalfi Coast by Car

A car with driver is definitely the most comfortable way to tour the Amalfi Coast, with a customized itinerary and stops along the way.

  • Pros: customized itinerary, complete comfort and safety, perfect in any season
  • Cons: relatively expensive. A day tour begins at EUR 350

Book your private car tour online

Sorrento Limo - Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento Pick

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Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

from € 310

All the charm of the Amalfi Coast in a private tour to the most beautiful spots along this famous coastline, includingo Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. We'll also pass the pretty villages perched on the cliffside and have breathtaking views of the Bay of Naples.

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Boat tours

Capri Boat Tour by Luxury Gozzo from Sorrento

from € 600 max 7 passengers € 800 -25%

During your stay in Sorrento, don't miss out on an exclusive boat tour to the island of Capri! Depart from the port in Sorrento on board our luxury gozzo boat and sail to Capri after an onboard picnic and swim. Visit the island by foot, then sail the entire circumference before heading back.

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Full Day Tour of the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento

from € 400

Are you ready for an unforgettable day on the Amalfi Coast? Depart from Sorrento by luxury sedan and stop in Amalfi, Positano, and Ravello, enjoying your drive along the winding coastal road with its marvelous views. You'll have time to stop to snap unforgettable photos and explore each town.

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