Ferry from Sorrento to Positano

Timetables, prices and useful info

Ferry from Sorrento to Positano

From / ToDayDeparture Time
01 April - 31 OctoberEveryday09:15
01 April - 31 OctoberEveryday10:30
01 April - 31 OctoberEveryday14:30
25 May - 30 SeptemberEveryday17:35

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Ticket cost Sorrento Positano

TicketsOne WayReturn
Ordinary: Visitor Fee€16.00€32.00
Child (2-11 yrs)€12.50€25.00
Groups (min. 15 pax)€12.50€25.00
School groups (min. 15 pax)-€20.00
Luggage (each piece)€2.10-
Bicycle€6.50-
Pets€4.20-

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  • INFANT: Under the age of 2 are free ticket but are not entitled to a seat
  • GUIDES AND TOUR LEADERS: Free ticket (max. 1 free ticket every 20 paying passengers.
  • BUNKER SURCHARGE: Fees include the additional 'Bunker Surcharge' therefore may very depending on the cost of fuel.
  • PRE-SALE: For Pre-sale tickets, an extra €1,00 fee needs to be added for each passenger. This extra cost does not apply to Groups.

Ferry from Sorrento to Positano

If you are on holiday in the Sorrento peninsula, an unmissable stop is Positano. Fast ships and ferries to Positano are available from the Alilauro Gruson boarding area in Sorrento. Without the stress of traffic, you can enjoy the charm of the Sorrento and Amalfi coasts comfortably from the ferry. Disembarked in Positano, a Unesco World Heritage city since 1997, you will be seduced by the beauty of its narrow streets and natural landscape.

How to get from Sorrento to Positano

The ferries from Sorrento to Positano depart from the port of Marina Piccola, easily reachable on foot from the historic center of Sorrento and from most of the accommodation facilities in the city. If you have luggage or pet carriers, you can take one of the small buses leaving from Piazza Tasso to the tourist boarding area and heading to the port. Alternatively, in the Villa Comunale di Sorrento there is an elevator to reach the beach and a short path to the port. Starting from Pompeii or Naples, it is possible to arrive at the port of Sorrento using the Circumvesuviana trains. If you arrive by car, you can park in one of the many public or private car parks near the port, with daily rates that usually start at 10 Euros.

fast ships and ferries to Positano

Ferries from Sorrento to Positano

The disembarkation point for all fast ferries from Sorrento to Positano is a pier near the famous Spiaggia Grande. As soon as you arrive in this vertical city, you will be overwhelmed by the beauty of its beaches and its sea. From the pier, you can walk to your hotel or the beating heart of the city, made up of a maze of characteristic Positano fashion boutiques. If you want to move to another city on the coast, visiting authentic pearls of tourism such as Amalfi or Ravello, the Sita buses are the most comfortable and frequent public transport.

Ferry and hydrofoil timetables from Sorrento to Positano

The first available ferry from Sorrento to Positano is around 9 am, the perfect time for a hearty breakfast in the Piazzetta, before heading to the port. Ferries to Positano are concentrated in the daytime while those for the return in the afternoon-evening. Check the timetable for the exact departure times from the Port of Sorrento and, if you plan to spend only one day in the city, book your return in advance.

Price of ferries from Sorrento to Positano

On the Alilauro Gruson website it is possible to book fast boats and ferries from Sorrento to Positano at no extra cost. The full ticket for the single route starts from around 17 euros. Reductions are available for groups and for children aged 2 to 11 traveling in the company of an adult. Directly from the site it is possible to book a discounted rate for the return connection from Sorrento to Positano.

How long does the Sorrento Positano connection last?

The journey from the Port of Sorrento to the Positano pier takes about an hour. During this journey you will be able to admire the beauty of the Sorrento coast that meets the Amalfi coast, focusing on the peculiarity of its colorful houses and on the perfect lines of the Amalfi Cathedral, visible from the sea. On board our hydrofoils, you can also relax and enjoy the pleasant sea breeze.

Price of ferries from Sorrento to Positano

What to do during your stay in Positano?

Positano is a must, during your stay in Campania. Place par excellence during the Roman Empire to dedicate himself to otium, Positano welcomes its tourists among its characteristic alleys, where every corner hides surprises to photograph and share. Dwell on the majolica dome of the Duomo of Positano, perhaps while having a coffee or eating a dessert in the numerous bars in the neighborhood. Positano is not just about glamour, gastronomy and relaxation by the sea. A world-famous trekking route, the Path of the Gods, leads from Positano to Agerola, in a setting of incomparable beauty. Another place not to be missed is the Emerald Grotto with its splendid plays of light. Positano is also the right city to dedicate yourself to doing nothing, among the restaurants and its shops where you can buy local clothes and products. We also advise you to keep up to date on events, since cultural events such as music festivals, literary prizes and tastings under the stars are frequent in Positano.

What to see in Positano?

Among naturalistic itineraries and places of entertainment and culture, here is what not to miss during a stay in Positano:

  • Emerald Grotto: through an elevator it is possible to descend into this grotto and admire its emerald waters and the beautiful plays of light.
  • Li Galli Islands: these islands are visible from Spiaggia Grande. According to the Homeric legend, it is precisely from Li Galli that Ulysses listens to the tied to the ship's mast, the song of the sirens.
  • Shopping in the streets of Corso: in Positano there are numerous clothing and accessory shops. Buy your clothes in perfect “positano style”.

What to eat in Positano?

All that remains is to discover the excellent cuisine of Positano. In this section we present 3 of the dishes you absolutely must try:

  • Tagliolini with lemon: in the land of citrus fruits, this famous first course could not be missing. The basic ingredients are lemon, oil, handmade pasta and lots of creaming work!
  • Vermicelli di Positano: a first course with which to cool off from the summer heat. The pasta is seasoned with cherry tomatoes, fresh onion and “secret” aromas.
  • Mussel soup: this dish does not need to be present, it just needs to be tasted.

Tips for trip from Sorrento to Positano

May, September and October are the best months to stay in Positano: the favorable climate and not very high concentration of tourists let you appreciate the poetic lyricism of this land, with its colorful houses and its breathtaking sunsets. However, if you are a lover of nightlife and events, then July and August are the perfect months for you. In that period there is no shortage of events on the beach, concerts and parties. Summer is also the best time to hunt VIPs: Positano is in fact one of the favorite destinations for Hollywood actors and world-famous sportsmen.

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