Amalfi coast

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The Amalfi Coast is a stunning area of Italy's coastline located south of Naples

The Amalfi Coast containing the famous coastal resort towns of Amalfi & Positano, is known for its picturesque towns, cliffside villages, rugged terrain and unmistakable scenic beauty.

Although the Amalfi Coast does not have a train line, it is still accessible by bus services or ferry.
From Rome you can take a train down to Naples, and swap to the Private line between Naples and Sorrento. From Sorrento you will then need to take a bus. Another option is to take a train from Rome to Salerno, then hop on a bus into the Amalfi Coast, rent a car and drive the winding roads yourself, or take a ferry.

It is important to be aware that the private Circumvesuviana line from Naples to Sorrento is NOT covered on any Train ticket or Rail Pass including the Italian Rail Pass.
For this travel you will need to purchase a separate ticket in Naples or Sorrento at the station.

Direct trains run from Rome to Naples up to 46 times a day, and you will be able to use these trains if you have a Eurail pass covering Italy; however any fast trains you take will require a compulsory seat reservation before board. Regional trains do not require a seat reservation

Rail Europe Products that get you to the Amalfi Coast

All Passes that include Italy (Will get you as far as Naples or Salerno, but cannot be used on the private line from Naples to Sorrento)

You can also purchase train tickets and seat reservation by using the train ticket search below on this page. Please note that all fast trains require a compulsory seat reservation in Italy.

How to travel to Amalfi & Positano from Rome or Sorrento

To Amalfi

  • Rome to Salerno trains run approx every 45mins and take approx 2hr 30 mins.
  • Salerno to Amalfi buses run almost hourly and take 1hr 15 mins
  • Rome to Naples. Trains run at least every hour and take approx 1 hr 10 mins
  • Naples to Sorrento by private train. Trains depart approx every 30 mins and take 1 hr 7 mins (Tickets must be purchased locally for approx 3 euro's )
  • Sorrento to Amalfi. Buses run hourly and take 1hr 30 mins

To Positano

  • Rome to Salerno . Trains run approx every 45mins and take approx 2hrs 30 mins
  • Salerno to Positano. Buses run almost hourly and take approx 3hrs
  • Rome to Naples by train. Trains run at least every hour and take approx 1 hr 10 mins
  • Naples to Sorrento by private train. Trains depart approx every 30 mins and take 1 hr 7 mins (Tickets must be purchased locally for approx 3 euro's )
  • Sorrento to Positano Buses run hourly and take approx 40 mins