Bus system along Amalfi Coast.

Old Aug 26th, 2005, 02:34 PM
  #1  
britomart
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Bus system along Amalfi Coast.

I have a few questions about the buses that run along the Amalfi Coast. We will be using them to get around the AC (staying one week in Praiano and one week in Ravello). I have found the bus schedules on the SITA site, but I was wondering, how do we know which bus to take? It seems like there are many different buses that run along the coast... Also, do the bus drivers call out the stops, and if so, do they call out the name of the town? I've been to Rome before, do the tickets work the same way i.e. are they purchased from a tobacco shop and then stamped onboard? Thanks in advance!


 
Old Aug 26th, 2005, 02:47 PM
  #2  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,699
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Hi B,

I saw only the SITA bus, Sorrento/Amalfi, and the Orange bus (about 6 10 km) each side of Positano.

You must buy your tickets in advance for the SITA buses and stamp them. IIRC, you can get 1, 2, 4 and 10 at a time. (Cheaper the more you buy.)

The farther you go the more you have to pay.

You can pay on the bus for the Orange bus (1E).

The bus drivers call out the names of the towns.

ira is offline  
Old Aug 26th, 2005, 02:57 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 15,749
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
A lot of busses congregate in Amalfi and go out from there, as many people may transfer there. They put signs in the windows for which bus is going where. We learned the Ravello bus in Amalfi is sort of apart from the others -- to the south of the big main square where most of the other busses were.
We explained to our bus driver to Ravello where we were going and asked about the specific stop the hotel told us to go to. But the driver insisted on making a special stop for us that was closer to our hotel. It was, but we had to lug our luggage up a long flight of stairs to our hotel. If he had taken us to the stop we wanted, we could have easily rolled them to the hotel.

The point is, though, that the drivers are very friendly. It's always a good idea to tell them when you get on where you want off, and they usually will make sure you do.
Patrick is offline  
Old Aug 26th, 2005, 04:28 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 369
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The main bus "yard" in Amalfi is to die for (believe it or not). Right up against the breakwater. That's where you transfer to the Ravello buses. Which are easy to identify -- they have an electronically-signed "RAVELLO" across the front.
metlc is offline  
Old Aug 28th, 2005, 10:06 AM
  #5  
britomart
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Thanks, it's much clearer now!
 
Old Sep 5th, 2005, 07:48 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 44
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
We just returned from Amalfi Coast and used the SITA bus system extensively.

It is easy enough once you get the hang of it.

The schedules (and tickets) are available in any of the Tabbachi shops and most of the schedules are also posted or available in tourist info booths. You do need to purchase tickets in advance for the buses that take you between the towns on the coast - Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi, Praiano, Ravello, etc.

The bus drivers differed in their 'helpfulness' in calling stops and in advising you which stop may be closest to your destination. I think it's a good idea to ask around a bit before you get on the bus, so you know. Other passengers on the bus were usually quite helpful when the bus driver appeared not to be.

The orange SITA buses take you within the towns and cost $1 each trip (ticket is good for an hour after validating). Again, schedules readily available and posted - though the buses are quite frequent, so we never really found a schedule necessary.

The stops for the blue buses and the orange buses may be close to each other, but not the same. Again, good to double check with the other people waiting, or the people in the Tabbachi selling the tickets.

Buon viaggio!
travelfly is offline  
Old Sep 6th, 2005, 04:57 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 128
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
this thread was very useful...
i am going to be in almafi too, (first time in italy) and was thinking about getting the arte card. we will be staying in amalfi but taking trains to naples, pompeii, and around the coast.
have any of you used this and does it work the same. ie. get the card and have the bus driver stamp it or whatever?
kimberlina01 is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
jojuice
Europe
8
Jul 23rd, 2009 12:41 PM
travelbee
Europe
12
Oct 13th, 2008 05:18 PM
pawsha
Europe
5
Jan 5th, 2007 01:56 PM
Tiller
Europe
7
Feb 14th, 2006 01:23 PM
mgfit
Europe
8
Apr 19th, 2004 07:13 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -