Positano in detail

Flights & getting there


Positano has excellent ferry connections to the coastal towns and islands between April and October from its ferry and hydrofoil terminal.

TraVelMar Sails to numerous coastal destinations between April and October, including Amalfi (€8, 25 minutes, six daily) and Salerno (€12, 70 minutes, six daily). To reach Minori (€11), Maiori (€11) and Cetara (€12), transfer in Amalfi.

Lucibello Positano Operates three daily services to Capri (€22, 30 minutes) from mid-April to mid-October.


About 16km west of Amalfi and 18km from Sorrento, Positano is on the main SS163 coastal road. There are two Sita Sud main bus stops: coming from Sorrento and the west, the first stop you come to is opposite Bar Internazionale; arriving from Amalfi and the east, the stop is at the top of Via Cristoforo Colombo. To get into town from the former, follow Viale Pasitea; from the latter (a far shorter route), take Via Cristoforo Colombo. When departing, buy bus tickets at Bar Internazionale or from the tabaccheria at the bottom of Via Cristoforo Colombo.

SITA Sud runs up to 28 daily buses to Sorrento (€2, one hour). It also runs up to 25 daily services to Amalfi (€2, 50 minutes), from where buses continue east to Salerno.

Car & Motorcycle

Take the A3 autostrada to Vietri sul Mare and then follow the SS163 coastal road. To hire a scooter, try Positano Rent a Scooter. Don’t forget that you will need to produce a driver's licence and passport.


Parking here is no fun in summer. There are some blue-zone parking areas (€3 per hour) and a handful of expensive private car parks. Parcheggio da Anna (Viale Pasitea 173; €5 per hour) is located just before the Pensione Maria Luisa, at the top of town. Closer to the beach and town centre, Di Gennaro (Via Pasitea 1; €25 per day) is near the bottom of Via Cristoforo Colombo.