Train from Rome to Amalfi Coast

Old Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:28 PM
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Train from Rome to Amalfi Coast

We are planning an 8 day trip to Italy and would like to spend 3 or 4 days in Rome and the remainder on the Amalfi Coast. Is this a feasible itinerary? How long is the travel time from Rome to the Amalfi Coast? Thanks.
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Old Mar 22nd, 2006, 04:42 PM
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The train from Rome to Naples takes about 2 hours and costs 22E for 2nd class on an ES train. In Naples you change to the local commuter train Circumvesuviana. This will take you to Sorrento (end of line) and takes about 1 hour and costs 3E.
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Hey Kally,
I did this recently exactly how kybourbon has laid out. However, one piece of advice would be to take a Eurostar to Naples. There are several classes of trains that run the route - on the way down, I figured I'd take the cheaper "IC" (Intercity) train, not knowing what it was. It was a crazy ride with the windows down and everytime the others trains passed I thought we were hit with a scud missile. The Eurostar is worth the extra cost.
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Old Mar 23rd, 2006, 03:24 AM
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Hi K,

Will you be staying in Sorrento? In that case go via Naples.

If you will be in Positano, Praiano or Amalfi, you can take the train from Rome to Salerno. The ferry docks are about 3 blks SE of the train station.

The ferry will take you to Amalfi and Positano. This is more scenic and less tiring than the Circumvesuviana.

If the ferry schedule doesn't fit, you can take the SITA bus from the train station. Luggage goes under the bus.

For Ferry schedules Positano Amalfi - Salerno (P.zza della Concordia):
See http://www.salernocity.com/comune/tr...i/costiera.asp

You can also fly into Naples and out of Rome and save yourself a day of travel.

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Old Apr 7th, 2006, 09:09 AM
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ira,

What is the travel time from Rome to Positano using a ferry from Salerno?

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PS: And if you know, what is time from Rome to Postiano using a SITA bus?
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Just a note on the different trains, since we just took the train from Rome to Naples and back. On the way down we took an IC Plus and I thought it was just fine. The seats were very comfortable. There were five of us and we were able to find a compartment that only had one man in it (I think he decided he was being invaded!). It was quiet, smooth, and only made two stops in the outskirts of Naples before stopping at the main station (then it was continuing on to Salerno). On the way back we took the Eurostar since the time was right and our friends were going all the way to Florence. The one drawback was that we discovered when we got to the train that we had assigned seats and cars and since we had bought our tickets seperately, we were in different cars. So our thought of taking the same train at least as far as Rome didn't work. Otherwise, the seats were about as comfortable as the IC Plus and it was maybe a teeny bit smoother, but otherwise I didn't see an advantage (and it cost about 8euro more). Both the IC PLus and the Eurostar made the trip to Naples in under 2 hours.

As for your plan to spend 3-4 days in Rome and 3-4 in the Amalfi Coast area - I think that's wonderful. We spent 3 nights in Rome and 4 nights in Sorrento and had an absolutely wonderful trip. I could have spent the entire time in the Amalfi Coast (maybe spent a night or two out on Capri), but I'm really glad I saw Rome also.
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Nessundorma - I'm not familiar with a Sita bus from Rome to Positano but have used the Marozzi bus for Sorrento to Rome. It's only available during the summer months and the cost was about 16 E one way.
http://www.alfonsoamare.it/english/marozzi.htm
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kybourbon,

I wasn't interested in the cost, but thanks. I'm interested in how much time it takes to travel, from Termini Station in Rome to Positano, by ferry or by bus.
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Nessun - It's difficult to give point-to-point travel time as it always depends on waiting time for connections in Salerno or Naples.

Via SALERNO (train & ferry)it's:

- 2hrs 30' ES train to Salerno, plus
- 70 mins ferry to Positano.
http://www.salernocity.com/comune/tr...i/costiera.asp

By BUS (direct service in summer only)it's 4hrs 30' from Rome (Tiburtina) to Positano.
www.marozzivt.it

Via NAPLES (train & hydrofoil) it's:

- 1hr 45' ES train to Naples, plus
- bus/taxi transfer to port (Napoli Beverello), plus
- 1 hr hydrofoil to Positano.
www.metrodelmare.com

The Naples/Sorrento (Circumvesuviana + SITA bus) route takes even longer ...

Hope this helps ...

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Old Apr 8th, 2006, 03:39 AM
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Hi N,

I've been traveling and am not online as usual.

Steve's time schedule is about the same as mine.

The train to Salerno/ferry to Positano is very scenic.

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Nessundorma - The link I provided above was the timetable for the routes so you could see how long the bus takes and what stops it makes. Rome (Tiburtina station not Termini) to Sorrento takes 3 hours and Rome/Amalfi takes 4 1/2.

I found the bus easier than the train/ferry/local sita bus if the scheduling works for you. Your luggage is stored underneath and you don't have to worry about changes.
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I would like to add one more piece of information. We recently traveled Rome-Naples-Rome on the new Eurostar Alta Vista.

The travel time was 1 hr., 27 min., and we had use of the Alta Vista Lounges in both train stations. This is an example: Departed Rome at 7:25 a.m., arrived Naples at 8:52 a.m. This new train was on-time in both directions.

Also, there is a Concierge on board if you need his/her assistance. The top speed we reached was 300km per hour, which, I believe,converted is 186 mph - FAST.

As far as cost is concerned, I was able to book the "Offerta Famigilia" fare at 78,50 euro = 2 adults, one child, the remaining adults fares were 39,00 euro each.

I would absolutely book the Alta Vista Eurostar again on this or any other route.
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