Boats from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast

Getting from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast by traghetto (ferry) or aliscafo (hydrofoil)

The most refined, breezy way to get to the Amalfi Coast is by boat.

Fast ferries (35–60 min.)

Fast ferries take 35–40 min. to Positano (60 min. if they stop at Capri first), 60 min. to Amalfi (90 min with a Capri stop).

Schedules change seasonally and can be altered due to weather—so always check directly with them for current departure times—but in general each company has one to three departures daily (same with returns).

There are two companies running ferries along the coast from Sorrento

  • — The ticket cost is €15 ($18) from Sorrento to Positano, €20.80 ($25) from Sorrento to Amalfi.
  •, — The ticket cost is €19.80 ($24) from Sorrento to Positano, €20.80 ($25) from Sorrento to Amalfi.

Slow ferries (50–80 min)

There is also seasonally (sometimes) a slow boat, which takes around 50 min. between Sorrento and Positano, 80 min. to Amalfi:

The Sorrento ferry docks

» How to get to Marina Piccola in Sorrento

Amalfi Coast cruises and multi-day sailing trips

If you prefer something more of a sightseeing day cruise of the Amalfi Coast, leaving from Sorrento or an Amalfi Coast town, see this page for details. » more

There are also multi-day cruises and sailing trips of the Amalfi coast. These leave from the Naples Bay island of Procida or from the town of Amalfi). » more

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