Visiting the Amalfi Coast without a car

The Amalfi Coast is a must-see destination for lovers of seascapes and picturesque villages, all of which can be visited without the need for a car.

Visiting the Amalfi Coast without a car is an excellent option for discovering this picturesque corner of Campania in complete tranquillity. By using public transport, planning your itinerary in advance and avoiding rush hours, you can discover the wonders of this region without worrying about driving.

To explore the Amalfi Coast, you can use local buses (Sita) or water transport to move between villages. Local buses are a practical and economical option, while boats offer a different perspective of the coast and allow you to avoid the often congested roads.

Finally, you can also discover the hiking trails of the Amalfi Coast. This region is famous for its magnificent hiking trails, including the Sentiero degli Dei, a path that starts at Bomerano, a hamlet in Agerola, and offers spectacular views of the sea and surrounding villages. The trails are well-maintained and well-marked, making them an excellent alternative to driving for exploring the coast.

If you only have one day to visit the Amalfi Coast and you prefer not to use a car, our first piece of advice is to book an organized excursion from Naples or a cruise from Sorrento. This way, you’ll avoid wasting time waiting for public transport, which, alas, is not always on time in this wonderful sun-drenched region. The second tip is to reach the coast by sea, but this is only valid during the high-season months, check timetables and buy ferry tickets on this secure site.

From Naples

To get to the Amalfi Coast from Naples, the most practical solution is a transfer by private chauffeur-driven car or shared minibus.

If budget doesn’t allow, Amalfi can be reached from Naples by direct bus from the Varco Immacolatella bus terminal, a 10-minute cab ride from Napoli Centrale station.

If, on the other hand, your destination is Positano, we advise you to take the Circumvesuviana train, a local train that stops in Sorrento: the journey takes 70 minutes and the price is quite affordable. Once in Sorrento, take the Sita bus, which will take you to your destination in about half an hour. You can buy the Unico Campania ticket at tobacconists and newsagents, which includes train and bus travel.

An alternative to the Circumvesuviana for easy travel to Sorrento from Naples is offered by FlixBus. The stop is at Naples Central Station. Tickets can cost as little as a few euros, depending on the period, and can easily be purchased online.

Visiting the Amalfi Coast from Naples  without a car
Please note that if you travel in high season, you may find many people waiting for buses and trains, with the risk of standing. This can be unpleasant, especially if you’re traveling with children and luggage. For this reason, we recommend that you travel by ferry, as it allows you to avoid the traffic, arrive in Amalfi in less than 40 minutes, and enjoy the spectacle of the Amalfi Coast from the sea.
Visiting the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento without a car

From Sorrento

If you’re in Sorrento and want to visit the Amalfi Coast, the best solution is undoubtedly by sea.

Ferries offer panoramic views of the coast and are an excellent way to avoid congested roads. On this site you’ll find all the info you need on prices, times and the possibility of buying tickets online. Alternatively, you can book an organized excursion by boat or shared bus.

You can find more information about visiting the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento on this page.

From Salerno

Salerno is the closest town to the Amalfi Coast, as it borders Vietri sul Mare, the first town to the east of the coast, but also the furthest from Positano, which lies on the opposite side.

You can easily reach Salerno by train from Naples central station. From Salerno, you can take a local bus to the Amalfi Coast. Buses running between Salerno and Amalfi are operated by Sita Sud (line 5120), with the terminus in Via L. Vinciprova, about 10 minutes’ walk from Salerno’s main station. Other stops in Salerno from which you can take buses to the Amalfi Coast are: Stazione (Piazza Vittorio Veneto), Corso Garibaldi and Teatro Verdi. You can buy bus tickets at local tobacconists, bars and newsagents.

Those wishing to continue on to Positano will have to change line at Amalfi (still Sita Sud line) with scheduled stops at Conca dei Marini, Praiano, Positano (Sponda), Positano (Chiesa Nuova). One way to reach the Amalfi Coast’s most beautiful sites from Salerno during the summer months is by sea. Fast, comfortable boats are an excellent way to admire the scenery from the sea. You can check that the lines are available during your stay and buy tickets on this website.

Amalfi, Conca dei Marini, Positano

: places of interest

Places of interest

Marina di Conca in Conca dei Marini

Places of interest

Path of the Gods

Places of interest

Cathedral of Sant’Andrea in Amalfi

Places of interest

Church of Santa Maria Assunta in Positano

Places of interest

Fornillo in Positano

Excursions to Sorrento and Amalfi Coast


Positano and Amalfi in one day


Boat excursions on the Amalfi Coast


Visiting the Amalfi Coast from Naples


Visiting the Amalfi Coast from Sorrento