Limo from Naples to Positano?

Aug 22nd, 2006, 04:11 AM
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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?

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Aug 22nd, 2006, 04:21 AM
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Hi MW - The following have all been recommended here:


If you prefer a Naples based company contact:

Hope this helps ...

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Aug 22nd, 2006, 05:58 AM
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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]
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Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:02 AM
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Hi mw,


Limousine Service Sorrento (Renato Cuomo)

Francesco has gotten good reviews.

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Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:05 AM
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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).
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Aug 22nd, 2006, 06:23 AM
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We used
Giovanni was great. Quick to answer by email.
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Aug 22nd, 2006, 09:38 AM
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We've been very happy with Giovanni Gargiulo of 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.
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Aug 25th, 2006, 07:00 AM
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Thanks Steve!,I highly recommend Salvatore Lucibello of DriveAmalfi ([email protected])
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Aug 26th, 2006, 05:47 AM
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Hi Gerardo - You don't work for him, do you? Is he a friend of yours or something?

Don't take it personally!

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Aug 26th, 2006, 05:50 AM
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We just returned from that area and we used and were very happy.

It cost 100 Euro
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Aug 26th, 2006, 09:10 AM
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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.


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Jul 3rd, 2009, 07:28 AM
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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?
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Jul 3rd, 2009, 01:09 PM
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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
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Jul 3rd, 2009, 01:30 PM
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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.
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Jul 3rd, 2009, 01:48 PM
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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.
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Jul 4th, 2009, 12:46 AM
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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 -

Departures are from Napoli Beverello

Hope this helps ...

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Jul 4th, 2009, 08:26 AM
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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.

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Feb 23rd, 2013, 01:02 AM
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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 :
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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