hydrofoil from naples to positano?

Apr 3rd, 2007, 03:51 PM
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hydrofoil from naples to positano?

My dear, dear friend showed me this website as we finalize our plans for our summer trip to Italy. It sure has been a lifesaver although I browse it much too often and put off what I really should be doing. Anyway, we need to know which train station we should take from Rome to Naples. Which one is closest to the hydrofoil we plan to take to Positano. Also, I followed the links to the hydrofoil, but had a difficult time reading the schedule. Any small tips you could offer would be greatly appreciated!

PS..Thanks Jayneann!!!
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Apr 4th, 2007, 12:53 AM
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Hi Jayneann - When are you going?

In high season there's normally one DIRECT hydrofoil daily:

Dep. 09.45 Napoli Bev.
Arr. 10.50 Positano

Other departures are indirect (- via Vico and Sorrento) - and take 1.5 hrs.

http://www.metrodelmare.com/
(Click on MM3)

From Napoli Centrale Station it's a 10-15 mins bus/tram ride (- or taxi) to the dock at Molo Beverello.


An attractive alternative is to take the train from Rome to SALERNO - from where there are more frequent ferries to Positano.
Fare: € 6.50. Journey time: 70 mins

For timetables see:

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

The jetty at Salerno is 3 blocks/ 5 minutes walk from the station.

Hope this helps ...

Steve

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Apr 4th, 2007, 04:15 AM
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When are you going ? The last two years the Metro del Mare to Positano has started running several weeks later than advertised, due to winter storm damage to their dock in Positano. And nobody could tell me when it would start. In 2005 it hadn't started by the time we left on 2nd July but in 2006 it started the very day we left, 17th June I think.

Steve's right (as always !) - from Rome it's less hassle to get the train straight to Salerno & get the boat (or bus) from there.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 06:19 AM
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Hi J,

>Anyway, we need to know which train station we should take from Rome to Naples. <

Roma Termini.

However, I also suggest that you take the train to Salerno.

You can then take the ferry (docks are 3 blks from the train station) or the SITA bus from the train station for a very scenic ride to Positano.

If you go by bus, you change at Amalfi.

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Apr 4th, 2007, 02:49 PM
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Junebug46,

Hi! You've just received some great information!!!!

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Apr 4th, 2007, 04:29 PM
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Thank you all so very much for your help. I'm thrilled and amazed that everyone is so open and willing to share their travel advice. I especially LOVED seeing photos from those who have already traveled to places we intend to visit! My response was so emotional and overwhelming as I watched the beauty of Rome. I just can't wait to be standing there myself! I truly appreciate it! And thank you Jayneann for sharing this priceless "tool" with me!! It's almost June!!!YEAH...
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Apr 5th, 2007, 05:20 AM
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The Salerno route is good IMO only if you decide to go by ferry (- 70 mins).

By bus I wouldn't recommend it as it takes twice as long (2hrs++ - with a change of bus at Amalfi).
Scenic, yes - but not recommended on arrival day IMO ...

Steve
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