How to Get Around Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast Bus and Amalfi Coast Ferry
The Amalfi Coast region is a beautiful, adventure-filled part of the Italian Coast. You need to plan your next vacation here; there’s so much to see and do. From views to catch, seafood to eat, and beaches to visit, you won’t run out of things to do on the Amalfi Coast.
However, the towns of the Amalfi Coast are all spread out so getting around them isn’t always possible by foot. Thankfully there is great public transportation here, so you can catch a bus or ferry between all the towns very easily. However, you might have to wait slightly longer for a bus or ferry than you’d like; Italians don’t like living life in a rush.
So how do you travel around the Amalfi coast? While there are some towns you can walk between, you’ll most likely be taking a bus or ferry around the Amalfi Coast.
The main buses on the Amalfi Coast are SITA buses. They go between most towns, are cheap, and operate fairly frequently making this a great way to get around the Amalfi Coast. You can easily catch a bus from, say, Amalfi to Ravello, or Amalfi to Maori. One way tickets cost less than €2, so this is far cheaper than hailing a taxi.
If you plan on staying for multiple days in the Amalfi Coast, I recommend staying in Amalfi itself as it makes a great base. Tons of ferries and buses leave from this town. If you’re up for a bit more walking, or don’t mind taking the bus down to Amalfi to catch more transportation, Atrani and Ravello are also wonderful to stay in and offer a quieter, more relaxed feel.
I highly recommend buying SITA bus tickets before you get on board. Some bus drivers will allow you to pay once you’re already on board, but not all of them. You can buy Amalfi bus tickets in most “general stores” or “Tabacchis.” In Amalfi, we bought SITA tickets at this Tabacchi right by the port. Just let the cashier know you need SITA bus tickets, what your destination is, and how many people are in your group, and they’ll help you out!
This is another option for getting around the Amalfi Coast. From Amalfi, there are many ferries arriving and departing all day. For example, you can take a ferry from Amalfi to Positano, or Amalfi to Capri. This is very useful for places further away from Amalfi, as it’s a straight shot and you won’t be stopping at several stops like on the buses.
If you love exploring by foot, you can definitely walk around Amalfi if you’re up for many steps, that is flat walking as well as stairs. There are many, many stairs in the Amalfi Coast as it is a mountain region as well as coastal, so be prepared for a workout.
There is actually a walking tunnel from Atrani to Amali, which is great as it’s for pedestrians only, and you don’t have to walk on the road the whole way. It starts here in Atrani and ends here in Amalfi, and you can easily walk through it in the opposite direction too. Amalfi and Atrani are the two closest towns in the Amalfi Coast, and it takes about 15 minutes to walk between the two. Most other towns are about a 45 minute to 1.5 hour walk apart. So pack comfortable shoes for walking!
Another option for getting around the Amalfi Coast is taking taxis. This is sometimes the only option if you plan on visiting anywhere way off the beaten path. However, this will also be the most expensive form of transportation. When we visited, it costed around €100 euros to get from Amalfi to Ravello, (so we gladly opted for the bus). This is a nice backup option though.
Now you know how to get around the Amalfi Coast, how to use the Amalfi Coast Bus system, as well as the ferries! Start packing your bags for an Italian dream vacation. The Amalfi Coast is every bit as dreamy as you think it will be.
We hope you have a wonderful trip and soak in the Amalfi sun. This Italian region is amazing, and definitely worth traveling to! So now you know the important stuff, what is one random thing you always pack for a beach vacation? I always bring a book as reading on the beach is so relaxing! Let us know what your random beach must have is in the comments below!