Amalfi Coast Ferry Schedule 2016

While the twisty Amalfi Coast Road is justifiably famous, my favorite way to get around is on the ferry. You get to avoid the traffic and all those curves while at the same time getting a first class view of the coastline from the sea. I receive a lot of questions about using the ferries on the Amalfi Coast, so I’ll cover as many as I can here for the 2016 season.

 

Where do ferries depart for the Amalfi Coast?

The most extensive ferry service on the Amalfi Coast is run by Travelmar, with a line that connects Salerno, Amalfi and Positano. They also feature a service that connects Maiori and Minori with Amalfi. The company Gescab offers ferry service connecting Amalfi and Positano from Capri. Sometimes during peak summer season there is ferry service to the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento. It was offered in 2016, but I will update this post when I find out 100% that there is ferry service from Sorrento for this season.

 

Where do the ferries stop on the Amalfi Coast?

Ferry service on the Amalfi Coast is primarily focused on Amalfi and Positano. However, there is also a smaller boat service between Maiori and Minori to Amalfi so travelers can connect to other boats to reach Positano, Salerno and Capri.

Taking the Ferry to Positano

When do the ferries run on the Amalfi Coast?

There aren’t set dates for the ferry boat service along the Amalfi Coast each year. There are some general guidelines, but they are weather dependent. Ferry service usually begins on the Amalfi Coast each year in time for Easter, which kicks off the tourist season. Services run through the autumn until the end of October or beginning of November, depending on how long good weather holds out. If you’re planning on visiting in the early spring or late autumn, it’s best to have a plan B in case the ferries aren’t running due to rough seas or bad weather.

 

What is the ferry schedule on the Amalfi Coast?

The Travelmar website is available in English and you can check out the ferry schedule here. They also have an app linked to from their website that you can download in advance. Gescab has their schedule for ferry service between Salerno, Amalfi, Positano and Capri here.

Positano Ferry Amalfi Coast

How much does the ferry cost on the Amalfi Coast?

Prices vary depending on the length of your journey and the company. In general, on Travelmar the prices are €8.00 per person between Amalfi and Positano and a bit more from Salerno all the way to Positano. You can find all the Travelmar rates here.

 

Can I buy ferry tickets in advance on the Amalfi Coast?

Yes! Both Travelmar and Gescab offer online ticketing in advance via their respective websites. You can also book in advance on the Travelmar app.

Ferry to Positano

Where is the best place to sit on the ferry?

All of the ferries along the Amalfi Coast have two levels of seating. The upper level is open on the top of all the boats while the lower area is closed off. The view from down below can be just as great – as long as you’re on the correct side of the boat. And the view from the top is also better if you know which side of the boat to snag a seat on. In general, if you’re heading from Amalfi to Positano or Capri, when you get on the boat head to the right side. If you’re going from Capri or Positano to Amalfi, when you get on go to the left side. That way you’ll be on the side of the coastline for the journey. But no worries if it’s crowded and you can’t get the best seat. You can always move around on the ferry and even go out front or stand at the back and watch where you’ve been. I’m always moving around and taking photos. (Yes, even after nine years here!)

 

Is it a problem to take luggage on the ferry?

Not at all! Many people do. Just be aware that you might need to pay a small extra fee for each piece of large luggage and you’re responsible for lugging it on and off the boat.

 

Can I take a ferry to Ravello?

Well, you’d have to catch the special flying ferry to reach Ravello, because it’s situated about 1,200 feet above sea level. But, no worries, you can simply take the ferry to Amalfi and then continue up into the mountains to Ravello via bus or taxi.

Amalfi Coast Boat Service

Alright that last question was just for fun. (Although I have actually been asked that numerous times!) Are there any other questions about taking the ferry on the Amalfi Coast that I’ve missed?

38 Comments
  • Yes, it is just incredible to see this coastline from the water! I remember the first time I took a ferry that landed in Sorrento, I surprised myself with the strains of “Torna a Surriento” welling up in my head. As many times as I’d heard the song before, I couldn’t believe the impact of seeing the coastline and in an instance I really understood the significance of that beautiful piece of music.

    May 8, 2016
  • Wonderfully informative post and gorgeous photos. Thank you so much for sharing and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

    May 15, 2016
  • Trudi Mould

    Hi,
    Firstly, your page is really helpful – thank you! I have a question which I’m hoping you might be able to answer. We are visiting the Amalfi Coast in June 2016 and will be arriving into Salerno by train, and then staying in Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento. I can book the ferries between Salerno and Amalfi, and Amalif and Positano on travelmar, but I am struggling to find a ferry between Positano and Sorrento. We will be doing the journey between Positano and Sorrento on 8th June – do you know if there is a ferry service running on this date?
    Many thanks!

    May 21, 2016
  • Lesley

    Thank you for taking the time to publish these tips! I find it has been a challenge to find schedules for these routes 🙂 we are visiting Procida mid June for a couple days before coming to Atrani for a few more days. Do you happen to know if there is ever a ferry service from Ischia to Amalfi? I was hoping to avoid spending a few hours in the port at either Sorrento or Capri to make the extra ferry transfer! Thanks

    May 22, 2016
  • Paul from Australia

    Thanks for all the great information. Just wondering if it’s possible to get to Ischia by ferry from Amalfi?
    Can’t believe we’ll be in Amalfi next Sunday!

    June 2, 2016
  • brittney

    HI, how far away is the train station in Salerno from the ferry port? Also, what is there to do in salerno while you’re waiting for the boat?

    June 14, 2016
  • Great post, Laura! Thanks so much for the updated 2016 info! I too enjoyed the views of the spectacular Amalfi Coast from the water!

    June 16, 2016
  • Nurulkia

    Hi Laura,
    Good day!
    Need your expert tips for my first time Italian experience.
    I’m planning to have a short trip to Positano and Capri in mid-July. My plan is to take train from Rome to Salerno. From there we will take the ferry to Amalfi walk around and hop again to Positano for a night. Is Hotel Poseidon good? The next day after check out we will take ferry to Capri (stay one night maybe) and ferry to Sorrento the next day. Onwards to Pompeii via train walkabout and continue to Naples before we head back to Rome. Is it better to take train or hire a taxi for this last leg?

    Maybe I might be over achieving in covering the places do you think it’s doable for 2 days? Hope you can share some thoughts! Thank you.

    June 17, 2016
  • Eliza

    Hi Laura,

    Great page, this helped me a lot and will be booking our ferry from Positano to Salerno from the sites you recommended ahead of our trip in a week! I wondered if you might be able to advise whether booking a ferry from Sorrento to Positano is easy enough to do when we’re there, or should we pre-book? If so, can you recommend a website to do so?

    Thank you!

    June 19, 2016
  • Jane

    Hi Laura

    I will be staying up the hill in Positano and I was wondering a few things:
    1. Is it difficult to get down to the ferry with luggage? Are there any stairs or do you need to cross the beach to get to it? I will have my elderly mother with me. She is fit but our luggage may be heavy.
    2. Will the ferry operate on 10 October, 2016 from Positano to Capri? Who operates it?
    Thank you for your assistance.

    June 27, 2016
  • Maria

    Hi Laura!
    We’ll be travelling from Rome to Praiano on August 12 and was thinking about taking the Marozzi bus at Tiburtina to Praiano. Probably slightly longer ride but less of a hassle than taking train to Salerno, ferry to Amalfi and then another ferry or bus to Praiano. What do you think about the Marozzi bus?
    Would you know the approximate cost of taxi ride from Praiano to Amalfi?
    Thank-you!

    July 9, 2016
      • Maria Ciarletta

        Hi Laura! Just an update on our trip Rome-Praiano using the Marozzi bus: it was amazing and very convenient. The view was spectacular, bus ran on schedule also.
        We are in Praiano now and it is as beautiful as they say!
        Thanks for your blog and your great tips!
        Ciao! ☀️☀️

        August 13, 2016
  • Gill Colverson

    Greetings from Southampton, England

    Thank you Laura for another brilliant Ciao Amalfi newsletter, we have visited the Amalfi coast many times we always keep in touch with what’s going on from our friend in Pogerola, Amalfi! and of course receiving your newsletter is such a great read, always something new, the region has so much to offer, so nicely written you have a real talent. This year we visit Amalfi coast in October, have always said we should visit Ischia and believe the ferry in October would run from Naples, we also plan to take a trip to Cetara and like all the region so unspoilt and the scenery stunning.

    Best Regards
    Gill

    July 18, 2016
  • Lauren Leigh

    Thanks so much for writing this blog! It is very helpful and enjoyable to read.

    July 19, 2016
  • Alex M

    Love your site Laura, this is the most helpful resource in hearing info from someone who’s there!

    I’m hoping you might have some wisdom on luggage storage in Positano too. We’re catching a ferry in from Capri, spending a few hours in Positano and then catching bus & taxi to Ravello.

    While we’re in Positano, is there anywhere official (or at least secure) near the ferry we can leave a suitcase and a couple of bags?

    Appreciate any light you can shed on this 🙂

    July 27, 2016
  • Ann Lynn

    Hi Laura,

    This is my first exposure to your post. I am learning a lot!

    this will be our first trip to Italy. My question: We want to take the early bus from Sorrento to Amalfi on Sun, Oct 16, and that appears doable. We don’t know what the return bus schedule is..I am only seeing a late return (5PM) on the Sita published schedule—did I read that correctly? We need to return to Naples to catch a train to Rome for a lodging check-in by 7:30PM. That does not appear to be enough time to make the check-in time.

    Hence, we think taking a ferry from Amalfi to Sorrento or Naples makes more sense. What do you recommend we take to make sure we are at the Naples train station by 3:30PM?

    Thanks a lot!

    August 4, 2016
  • Chad

    Hi,

    I’m planning on catching the the first ferry from Positano to Salerno. It’s scheduled to arrive at the Concordia port at 11:15am. I have a train at 11:38am. Is that enough time to make the connection?

    Thanks!

    August 11, 2016
  • Brenda P

    Hi Laura! I’ve just discovered your site and am looking forward to reading more – it seems like a great resource! I’m going to be traveling in late October and it looks like the Navlib ferries end service by mid-October. Are there other options? Thanks!

    August 13, 2016
      • Brenda P

        Thanks! Current plan is Naples to Sorrento via Alilauro. Will stay in Sorrento a couple days. And I’m still working on Sorrento to Positano, but Alilauro shows options. Travelmar may be an option for day trips from Positano.

        Appreciate your response – thanks!

        September 5, 2016
  • jane

    If we are staying in Positano Oct 6-8, and want to take the Walk of the Gods hike on Oct 7 (not too early though!) back to Positano. Should we take the morning ferry from Positano to Amalfi , then I guess the bus to Bomerano? Or is it better to take a bus from Positano to amalfi then the second bus to Bomerano? If we take the ferry, will it be easy to fnd that second bus? I thought the ferry would be a nice start to our first day there after arriving the night before. The ferry might be 5 e more per person but maybe will be nice sightseeing?

    September 25, 2016
  • Hi, can you tell me if it is possible to get a ferry from Naples to Amalfi.
    20th April 2017?

    January 10, 2017

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