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mw2006 Aug 22nd, 2006 04:11 AM

Limo from Naples to Positano?
 
We will be arriving in Naples by train and then would like to take a car service to Positano rather than bother with buses, ferries etc. Can anyone recommend a driver or company?

We've heard lots of horror stories about the Naples train station and green tourists getting swindled. And that it is essential to make sure you have a driver in advance who waits for you with a sign in the station. Is that true?

Thanks!

Steve_James Aug 22nd, 2006 04:21 AM

Hi MW - The following have all been recommended here:

Positano-based:

www.positanocarservice.com
www.flaviogioia.com
www.limocarservice.net
www.benvenutolimos.com

If you prefer a Naples based company contact:

www.taxinapoli.net

Hope this helps ...

Steve

2Italy Aug 22nd, 2006 05:58 AM

I also recommend Salvatore Lucibello at DriveAmalfi. He is courteous, dependable, raised on the AC and knows it well. He drives a Mercedes Minivan and we use his services from Naples train station to Praiano. He is waiting on the platform for us, and the last time the train was 45 minutes late but there he was.
Email him at [email protected]

ira Aug 22nd, 2006 06:02 AM

Hi mw,

Also:

Limousine Service Sorrento (Renato Cuomo)
www.cuomonet.it

Francesco has gotten good reviews. http://www.francescomarrapese.com/

((I))

kangamom Aug 22nd, 2006 06:05 AM

It has been a couple of years, but we used positanocarservice from recommendations on this board. They were waiting with a sign as soon as we got off the train. Now that we've been once, I don't know if we'd use the car service again, but it was convenient (and expensive).

mimipam Aug 22nd, 2006 06:23 AM

We used
www.benvenutolimos.com
Giovanni was great. Quick to answer by email.

Weadles Aug 22nd, 2006 09:38 AM

We've been very happy with Giovanni Gargiulo of tourofitaly.com. He is very reliable and extremely funny! We've used him for pickups at the airport in Naples and Rome, as well as daytrips along the coast.

Gerardo Aug 25th, 2006 07:00 AM

Thanks Steve!,I highly recommend Salvatore Lucibello of DriveAmalfi ([email protected])

Steve_James Aug 26th, 2006 05:47 AM

Hi Gerardo - You don't work for him, do you? Is he a friend of yours or something?

Don't take it personally!

Steve

auntieapple Aug 26th, 2006 05:50 AM

We just returned from that area and we used www.cuomonet.it and were very happy.

It cost 100 Euro

Gerardo Aug 26th, 2006 09:10 AM

Steve,

I don't take it personally but Salvatore is the nicest guy you could expect to meet and I think your strong opinions might be directed in the wrong direction.Amalfi is a small place with most people either working in tourism or knowing someone who works in tourism and you will find nobody here with a bad word to say about Salvatore.

If you are coming to the Coast let me know.

Thanks

Gerardo

borababe Jul 3rd, 2009 07:28 AM

How about the return trip from Positano back to Naples train station? Does the driver get you to the right track or are you dropped off at the entrance and it's pretty straightforward and one could figure it out easily?

Remus Jul 3rd, 2009 01:09 PM

i suggest you rethink the issue.

taking the hydrofoil across the bay of naples can be the most memorable thing you do on your trip. Newly arrived in Naples, anxious to dive into your plans, a taxi from the station to the dock, and then the Bay of Naples. No taxi/limo can match that experience of "flying" across the Bay of Naples in an "aliscafo, with Vesuvius to your left, Sorrento dead ahead, Capri & Ischia to your right, and 2,800 years of culture surround you waiting to be enjoyed

italybound09 Jul 3rd, 2009 01:30 PM

We are going in September and I would love to hear opinions about Remus' suggestion! We had planned to hire a driver as well but you make the hydrofoil sound fabulous!Thanks.

ekscrunchy Jul 3rd, 2009 01:48 PM

If you are flying into Naples, it is much easier and more straightforward to take a taxi/car directly from the airport to your hotel rather than have to take a taxi or bus to the docks and then take another taxi at your destination port to your hotel.

Steve_James Jul 4th, 2009 12:46 AM

Hi Italybound - A limo transfer is certainly more convenient as Eks says - and much quicker.

N.B. If you choose the hydrofoil option, note that there are only 2/3 hydrofoil services per day to Positano/Amalfi. You can find timetables for your date at -

http://www.metrodelmare.com/search-timetables

Departures are from Napoli Beverello

Hope this helps ...

Steve

ira Jul 4th, 2009 08:26 AM

Hi Bora,

> Jul 3, 09 at 11:28 AM<

It's unlikely that the driver will take you and your luggage to the train track. If he does, that's worth a tip.

There are information offices and a signboard telling you which track is yours.

It is best if you look for your train's time and number, since your destination might not be the train's terminus.

((I))

Mark75 Feb 23rd, 2013 01:02 AM

Hi there,

I came to Sorrento at the end of summer and went with a lady called Mariella.
She has recently added a website too : www.charmlimos.eu
I used her for a transfer from Naples airport to Sorrento and for a couple of private tours (it was 4 of us in the car with the driver).

I have also used others (barbaro carservice and another which I can't remember the name of.. :-/) and they were all excellent, but this one had a couple of extra touches in there, stuff like welcome drinks in the car and little things that just made me feel like I was actually getting a luxury service!


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