Journey from Rome to Positano usually takes at least four hours. Positano is located on the Amalfi Coast, south of Naples - it's a popular tourist destination full of wonderful landscapes, sea beaches, and secluded bays. Positano and the surroundings are great for hiking, and while walking along specifically developed routes you can see all the most interesting panoramic views of the area.
Distance between Rome and Positano is 219 kilometers (or 136 miles) on a straight line and 265 kilometers (or 165 miles) on roads. The main transport hubs closest to Positano are located in Naples, Sorrento, and Salerno.
Buses from Rome to Positano depart from the station "Tiburtina". This is a transport hub that includes the railway station, metro station ("Tiburtina FS") and the bus station.
Bus ROME - AMALFI (via Sorrento and Positano)
Departure: at 7.00 a.m. and only in summer
Important information for passengers - in Sorrento you will be transferred to another bus, a smaller one. As large buses are not allowed on the Amalfi Coast due to the narrow road and the large number of turns. And one more small addition - a section of the road from Sorrento to Amalfi - a mountain serpentine. Drivers drive the bus very quickly. If you get sick, take appropriate pills and take hygiene bags with you.
Bus ROME - SORRENTO
Departure: at 3.00 p.m (all year round except Sundays)
You can take this bus to Sorrento, which is very close to Positano, and then cover the rest of the journey by taxi or local transport. Ticket price - 19 euros, and if you buy a round-trip ticket it's 31 euros.
To check prices, schedules and buy tickets online, please visit the Marozzi website.
First, you should take a train from Rome to Naples which run from early morning till late evening, travel time is about 2.5 hours. Train tickets to Naples cost about 20 euros and can be purchased online at trenitalia.com.
When in Naples, you can take the Sita Sud company bus to Positano. Buses depart from the Ferraris Stazione Vesuviana station all day long. But...
If you travel to Positano in summer time there are more interesting option for you.
From Naples to Positano on a Ferryboat
Naples is connected with Positano, Sorrento and other towns on the Amalfi Coast by regular ferry lines. Ferryboats depart from the city center, directly from the city fortress. Tickets can be bought here an hour before departure, or if you wish to buy in advance you can do it online via ferry companies such as Travelmar, Caremar, and Alilauro.
Ferryboats go to Positano via Sorrento and past the island of Capri. In addition, throughout the entire path you will be seeing in the distance the famous volcano Vesuvius.