Positano, Italy 4 Day Travel Tips
Updated: Apr 10, 2020
Buongiorno and welcome to my Positano blog. Positano has got to be one of my favorite places to visit. The breathtaking views just makes you feel so much peace and serenity. Positano is a hill town and with that being said there are several steps to climb to get around but don't be discouraged. If taking the steps are too difficult there is a local bus that will take you around or you can walk the main street and skip most of the steps.
How to get to Positano:
There are several different ways to get to Positano. If you get car sick easily then I would suggest NOT riding the bus through the winding streets. Instead take the ferry from the port of Napoli or Sorrento.
From Roma: 4 hours
Frecciarossa Train from Roma Termini to Naploli Centrale aka Piazza Garibaldi Station- Tickets can be purchased from www.trenitalia.com If purchased 30 days in advance you can get a discounted fare. I paid about 16 euros for a one way ticket to Napoli. If booking last minute the tickets can range anywhere between 30-60 euros.
From Napoli: 2 hours
Circumvesuviana Train to Sorrento-This is the local inner city train, which can be bit of a mad dash to get on. Unless you're the first one to board the train, getting a seat will be very unlikely. Tickets can be purchased at the booths inside the Napoli Train station. Just follow the signs directing you to Circumvesuviana. A one-way ticket to Sorrento is 3.90 euros and you'll take the train to last stop. Ride time is about 1.5 hours. If you have time there is a stop for Pompei. https://www.sorrentoinsider.com/en/naples-to-sorrento-train-schedule
Campania Express Train to Sorrento-This is a new addition to get to Sorrento and was created just for tourists. This train runs from April through October and is 8 euros one-way. You have the option to purchase tickets online and you are guaranteed a seat. https://www.sorrentoinsider.com/en/campania-express-train-schedule http://ots.eavsrl.it/web/public/ots/ticket/index
From Sorrento: 1 hour
Sita bus to Positano-The Circumvesuviana and Campania trains both end at the Sita Bus Station. Bus tickets can be purchased on the lower level and the cost one-way is 2.90 euros. Ride time is 50 minutes give or take with traffic. There are two Sita bus stops in Positano. The first stop is Chiesa Nuova. Not too many people get off at the first stop, so If you need to get of there be sure to hit the stop button on the bus. Positano Sponda is the main stop, which is the second stop. https://www.positano.com/en/bus-schedule?timetable_route=sorrento_positano_amalfi
Helpful Tips-When traveling by Sita throughout the Amalfi Coast be sure to purchase your ticket from the Tabacchi Shops. You will be unable to purchase a ticket from the bus driver. I've seen so many people turned away for not having a ticket. Also, if traveling early morning, be sure to purchase your ticket the night before because the Tabacchi Shops do not open early.
Transportation: Positano Inner City
Positano has a local bus called Positano Interno and has several stops. You can catch this from both the Sita bus stops and the cost per ride is 1.60 euros. Unlike the Sita, these tickets may be purchased from the driver.
The most affordable options in Positano are Bed and Breakfasts. If you plan to stay at a hotel you'll be spending anywhere between 300-500 euros a night. I highly recommend staying at Casa Cosenza. The rooms book quickly, so if wanting to stay here you'll want to book months in advance. http://www.casacosenza.it/
Things to do/See:
Path of the Gods
Day trip to Amalfi
Day trip to Capri-Ferry tickets for Positano Jets can be purchased online via www.lucibello.it and cost each way is 19.50 euros. If purchased online be sure to stop at the booth in morning to get your printed ticket.
Grotta dello Smeraldo
Spiaggia (Beach)-There are a few beach clubs that offer a free boat ride from the pier in Positano: Bagni d' Arienzo Beach Club and Da Adolfo. Reservations are required for both.
Have custom sandals made-I recommend Rallo Antonio or La Botteguccia
C'era una Volta-My new fave. I ate there twice and they offer a complimentary ride to and from the restaurant. (Reservations required)
Chez Black-Try their sea urchin pasta
Casa e Bottega-Great breakfast spot
Il Ritrovo-Was recommended by our BNB host
Latteria-Local deli that offers breakfast and lunch. Their polpo (octopus) salad is amazing.