getting to amalfi from naples?

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Feb 12th, 2007, 05:17 PM
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getting to amalfi from naples?

anyone have any experience using trains/busses or tour? We are not really interested in renting a car.

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Feb 12th, 2007, 05:27 PM
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Generally speaking, I think the most "interesting way" is to take a train to Salerno, then walking about two blocks to the docks and taking a boat to Amalfi.
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Feb 12th, 2007, 10:43 PM
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thanks - approx. how long is the train / boat ride?
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Feb 12th, 2007, 10:48 PM
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You might find this link useful
http://www.ondaverde.it/orari_traghettii.htm
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Feb 13th, 2007, 12:34 AM
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Hi RG - The train takes about 35-50 mins - depending on type of train.

For details see:
www.trenitalia.com


The Salerno-Amalfi ferry from Piazza della Concordia jetty takes 35 mins.
Here's the link for the full high season service:

http://www.salernocity.com/comune/tr...i/costiera.asp

A reduced service runs from March-June.

Hope this helps ...

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Feb 13th, 2007, 03:46 AM
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When I did it (some years ago, & admitredly starting from Rome) I got the train to Salerno then bus to Amalfi. The boat would probably be more comfortable but I think you get a better idea of the Amalfi Coast from the bus as it passes through the villages & small towns. I'd imagine buses would be more frequent too - I didn't pre-plan, just turned up & had a drink while waiting for the next one.
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Feb 13th, 2007, 05:38 AM
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Hi R,

I also suggest taking the ferry to Amalfi from Salerno.

The ferries stop running fairly early, so you will probably take the SITA bus back to Salerno.

Will you be visiting the rest of the Amalfi Coast?

You could make a loop: Train N-S, ferry to Amalfi, SITA bus to Positano, SITA bus to Sorrento, Circumvesuviana train to Naples.

Enjoy your day.

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Feb 13th, 2007, 07:42 PM
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Hi everyone - thanks for the info and for including links. I think we will definitely take the bus/ferry route as suggested and I like the idea of starting in Amalfi and stopping in at least Positano.
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