Positano is one of the most famous towns in Italy, located on the Amalfi coast. The Amalfi is part of the Campania region, south of Naples. The distance between Rome and Positano is 274 km. The most popular transportation hubs of the coast are Naples, Sorrento, and Salerno. Among transportation options for getting from Rome to Positano are bus, train, private transfer, and coaches or ferries.
If you are flying into Rome, remember that the journey from Rome to the Amalfi coast will take at least four hours from your landing time
Moreover, if your flight lands at night, you should better consider the option of spending a night in Rome or Naples and continuing your journey to the coast the next day.
Here’s the list of options on how to get from Rome to Positano:
Undoubtedly, going to Positano by train is one of the most convenient and fastest options. Moreover, you can also discover cities nearby your final destination.
If you are traveling from the Rome Fiumicino Airport, take the Leonardo Express shuttle train to the Termini railway station. Then, you can take a train to Naples (Napoli). The same works with Rome Ciampino airport: once you arrived, take a bus or taxi to Termini station and take a train to Naples from there. Note: different types of trains run between Rome and Naples:
You can purchase tickets in the station or online on the Italo or Trenitalia websites. Prices for tickets are much lower if you buy them in advance. Moreover, if you buy train tickets in advance, there are often special offers available. However, such kind of tickets in non refundable
Once you arrive at the Naples Stazione Centrale station, you have to follow the sign which leads to the Circumvesuviana, which is the regional railway line located under the main railway station. From there you have to take the train to Sorrento. The journey from Naples to Sorrento will take about an hour. Outside the Sorrento railway station will be the stop for the autobus Sita buses headed to Positano-Amalfi or to Sant’Agata-Nerano.
Do not forget to validate your ticket before getting to the train
The Freccia Rossa TAV trains also go to Salerno. So, you can go directly there and after, take a bus to Amalfi or one of the ferries to Amalfi and Positano. Considering the option with ItaloTreno:
Directly opposite the train station in Salerno you will find the Molo Concordia pier. There is also the Molo Manfredi pier, located a few kilometers from the station and you will need to take a taxi to reach it
Of course, you can book a private transfer from Rome to Positano. For instance, the average price for a private driver from Fiumicino airport to Positano is from 660 to 700 euros. For one of the best transfers from Rome to Naples, you can use the service of Sergio&Partners with the best driver and our close Italian friend Sergio. The one-way transfer price is 660 euros.
Fix price transfer from the Fiumicino Airport to Rome
You can reach Positano from Rome by bus from the Rome Tiburtina train station (on the Metropolitana subway blue line). One-way price starts from 8 euros.
Official bus website: FlixBus.com
The road from Rome to Positano by car will take about 3.5 hours (273 km).
Positano is full of charming hotels with impressive views of the town. However, it is important to note that from the pier adjacent to the beach, you will have to climb up for more than 10 minutes to reach the upper part of town. Moreover, walking is the only option to go there. However, the luggage porters at the pier for your bags are always there.
Here’s a list of nice options where to stay during your trip to Positano for any budget:
If you’re searching for the perfect hotel in Positano, I highly recommend checking out Hotel Savoia. This family-owned treasure has been delighting guests for three generations. Ideally situated near bustling Mulini Square, it’s just a short 5-minute walk to the beach. The hotel effortlessly combines contemporary amenities like Wi-Fi with traditional charm, featuring vaulted ceilings and tiled floors.
Guests consistently praise the exceptional staff, delicious breakfasts, and prime location. Keep in mind that during peak season, rates can reach around €700 per day, but the unforgettable experience justifies the price.
If you’re seeking an unforgettable luxury experience in Positano, look no further than 5-star Hotel Le Sirenuse. This centrally located gem is just a short stroll from the coast and beautiful beaches. Offering an oyster bar, a Michelin-starred restaurant, elegant rooms with private balconies, a complimentary pool, hammam, and fitness center, it’s the epitome of indulgence.
The exquisite white-themed rooms at Le Sirenuse provide breathtaking Mediterranean Sea views and spa-like bathrooms, creating a serene atmosphere for relaxation. The hotel’s wellness center, boat rental services, and exceptional staff ensure an unparalleled stay, making it the perfect choice for special occasions, romantic getaways, or birthday celebrations.
Guests consistently praise the incredible breakfast, attentive staff, and awe-inspiring views. While a Deluxe Double with Sea View costs around €2,500 per night, the once-in-a-lifetime experience is well worth the investment.
Pompei Hostel Deluxe – if you are interested in a budget trip and want to visit all surrounding towns of the Amalfi Coast, including Naples and Pompeii, this hostel is the right choice. It is located only 641 m from Pompeii ruins. Moreover, an Italian breakfast is available each morning.
Art Hotel Pasitea overlooks the bay of Positano. There are beautiful air-conditioned rooms with a private sea-view balcony and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is one of the most modern and famous properties of the town.
Villa Gabrisa is a 4-star hotel with amazing panoramic views of the sea, located in upper Positano. It was formerly a private villa, and the hotel offers 12 guest rooms with air conditioning and Sky TV. Breakfast is included in the room rate, and you can enjoy it out on the terrace.
Casa Palassalacqua in Positano is one of the most beautiful and impressive properties of the town. If you are looking for an experience with maximum comfort and fascinating views, this holiday home is the right choice. It consists of two separate bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a sitting area.
Positano BB is located in the center of town and offers spacious rooms with a balcony or terrace overlooking Piazza dei Mulini square. You can reach the beach within a 10-minute walk from the property. Moreover, a continental breakfast is served daily in your room.
Have you ever visited Positano before? 🙂
Author: Kate Zusmann
For the last 10 years, I live in the Eternal City. Traveling, exploring new things, writing blogs, and shooting vlogs are my main hobbies, but the thing that I like even more is sharing my experience and thoughts with you! Explore Rome with Us :)
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