The Easiest Way to Get From Naples to the Amalfi Coast
Updated: Sep 4
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While every region of Italy has something beautiful, charming, and unique to offer, the southwestern Italian Coast is unbeatable. With tons of beaches to choose from, hundreds of restaurants to dine in, and so many places to admire, you’ll never run out of things to do.
A great place to start your trip in southwestern Italy is Naples. Once you've explored Naples and its surroundings, head over to the Amalfi Coast, if even for just a day. Lucky for you, getting from the Naples Airport to Amalfi is straightforward; we’ll show you how!
One great thing, out of many, about traveling around Italy, is the reliable public transportation. Getting to the Amalfi Coast is easy when you utilize the trains and ferries. Check out this handy guide to using the trains in Italy before your trip, too, and get all the details! So how do you get from Naples to the Amalfi Coast? Let’s dive in!
How to Get From Naples to the Amalfi Coast
Train from Naples to Salerno
If you are traveling from the Naples Airport to Amalfi, then hop on the bus right by the airport at the Naples Capodichino Airport Terminal Bus stop and head to Naples Piazza Garibaldi Central Station. This is about a 15-minute bus ride, and it should be a direct route with no stops.
You will then be right next to Napoli Centrale, the main train station in Naples. This is where you will catch most trains from Naples, and where most trains will arrive in the city.
From Napoli Centrale, hop on the train to Salerno. This is a 40 to 80-minute train ride depending on how many stops your train is making. If you purchase tickets ahead of time, which we highly recommend doing, then you can buy tickets online for both the bus and the train (from the Airport to Napoli Centrale and the train to Salerno).
Ferry from Salerno to Amalfi
Once you arrive in Salerno, you will head to the harbor, which is about a 5-minute walk, or you can catch a cab if you have lots of luggage. Make your way over to the Travelmar Kiosk and ask for tickets for the next ferry to Amalfi. This ferry ride is about 30 minutes long, and the tickets cost about €7 one way. The ferries leave about every 40 minutes, so you might have to wait for a little. However, there is a cute cafe on the dock with plenty of food and drinks to choose from so you can grab a snack or lunch while you wait!
Arrive in Amalfi
Your ferry will take you right to Amalfi and you will get off at the main port where all the ferries arrive and depart from. The total trip, from Naples to Amalfi, takes approximately 1.5 hours. If you plan on staying on the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi itself is a great hub to explore the rest of this region. There are tons of ferries and buses leaving all day to surrounding cities and islands so you can easily do more exploring.
The Best & Cheapest Way to Get From Naples to Amalfi Coast
1. Bus from Naples Capodichino Airport Terminal Bus Stop to Naples Piazza Garibaldi Central Station (Napoli Centrale)
2. Train from Napoli Centrale to Salerno
3. Ferry from Salerno to Amalfi
Now that you know how to get from Naples to Amalfi, you can start planning your vacation here, even if it’s just a day trip! Check out our absolute favorite things to do in Amalfi and get packing those bags! Trust us, you do not want to miss out on anything this beautiful coastal region of Italy has to offer!
Remember to check out our detailed guide to using the Italy Rail System before your trip. It will make your journey much smoother! We hope you have a fantastic time in this beautiful Italian region and you can soak up la dolce vita!
So now you know the important stuff…what is your favorite form of transportation? We love that planes can go nearly anywhere, but trains often offer some of the best views of a country. Tell us your favorite in the comments below! Ciao, buon viaggio!
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