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Help!! What is the best way to get from Rome to Amalfi Coast ?

Help!! What is the best way to get from Rome to Amalfi Coast ?

Old Jan 24th, 2001, 07:22 AM
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Help!! What is the best way to get from Rome to Amalfi Coast ?

We are either going from Rome to Amalfi or to Capri....what is the best mode of transportation?

Are there flights from Rome to Naples?
Thank You!
Old Jan 24th, 2001, 07:28 AM
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You have various choices. All depend on your budget and preferred method of getting around. I have taken the train and find it to be easy and relaxing (as opposed to driving with the crazy Italian motorists...no offense meant!)

If you travel by train, you can catch a EuroStar (new, clean and reliable) from the Termini into Naples. At Naples you switch to the local train to Positano, and from there you can catch a ferry to either place, or you can catch a bus (which I did.) You will hear from a lot of folks that the bus ride is hair-rising..and it is, but it is also a fabulous way to check out the beautiful coast. The drivers are used to driving very fast and so at times you will come very close to running off the road, but they are experts and so I trusted them with my life...

You can always fly from Rome into Naples, but that will be much more expensive (you have to factor in your transport from Rome into the airport...)

I cant remember the total cost of our trip, but it wasnt that much...

Old Jan 24th, 2001, 09:34 AM
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Consider driving, but make your plans far in advance because renting a car in Italy on short notice can be very expensive.

We drove from Rome to Sorrento. No problems. The road is fine, and then when you get to the coast area, it gets picturesque. You can stop where you like and enjoy the views, and it seems (for us, anyway) pretty much hassle-free.
Old Jan 24th, 2001, 04:28 PM
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I always drive..it is much easier! By
the time you get to the airport, fly, land and get a taxi, you could be parking!
Try autoeurope for great car rates!
Driving in that area is the best!
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 01:05 AM
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Hello Andrea,

For Amalfi the easiest and cheapest is by train from Rome to Salerno, - no need to change at Naples.
Amalfi is a short bus ride from there, -
Positano not much further.

For Capri, take the ferry from Naples, (a short taxi or bus ride from Naples Station)
Old Jan 25th, 2001, 01:14 AM
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Hello Andrea,

For the Amalfi Coast, the easiest is by train from Rome to SALERNO. Amalfi and Positano are a short bus ride from here.

For Capri, take the ferry from Naples (the port is a short bus or taxi ride from Naples Station).

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