Visiting Capri from the Amalfi Coast

How to take a daytrip or excursion from the Amalfi Coast to Capri


How to get to Capri from the Amalfi Coast


Tours & private guides (transportation on your own)

Guided excursions & tours (transportation included)

Capri tours departing from Sorrento

Capri tours departing from Positano

Capri tours departing from Amalfi

Capri tours departing from Ravello

I include this here for those who do not yet realize that Ravello is the one famous Amalfi COast town that is not, actually, on the coast.

Ravello is high above the water—lovely for cool breezes and sweeping coastal panoramas... but not so much for boat rides to the Island of Capri.

However, all you need do is grab a bus from Ravello down to Amalfi (and, for more options, from Amalfi up the coast to Positano) and you can catch any of the many trips to Capri departing from those towns' docks.

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How long does the Amalfi Coast take?

Planning your time: Budget at least a day for the Amalfi Coast. Simply to drive the coast without getting out (except to change buses in Amalfi) takes at least five hours—that's three hours touring the coast from Sorrento to Salerno, plus another hour on each end to get to and from those gateway towns.

If you do want to pack it all into a single day—and actually stop and get out in a few towns—it might be best to just book a tour that picks you up at your hotel, gives you time in each of the main Amalfi Coast towns, and returns you to your hotel 6–9 hours later:

  • From Sorrento, group tours start from $40, private drivers from $60, and private tours from $90. » book
  • From Naples, group tours start from $97, private drivers from $55, and private tours from $85. » book

Otherwise, it makes far more sense to spend at least one night on the coast.

If, however, your schedule doesn't have that much leisure time, might I suggest riding the first leg—from Sorrento to Positano to Amalfi—taking a quick spin around Amalfi town, then catching a ferry either back up the coast to Sorrento or over to Capri.

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