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Amalfi Coast to Sorrento by ferry

The Amalfi Coast lies on the south side of the Sorrento Peninsula.

And it is one of the most delightful seaside destinations in Campania and claims to be Europe’s most beautiful stretch of coast from Amalfi to Sorrento. Its corniche road winding around the towering cliffs that slip almost sheer into the sea. There is no fixed season to visit the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula.

The Amalfi Coast, and its string of towns from Positano to Sorrento, has been a destination for travelers since, well, ancient Roman times. More recently, everyone from Franco Zeffirelli to John Steinbeck have counted themselves among the Costiera Amalfitana’s fans.

The Amalfi Coast remains just as popular today. In fact, in the summer, there’s a visitor for every local. This has its downsides: like in Venice, tons of tourists can mean high prices, mediocre restaurants, tons of souvenir shops, uncomfortably packed buses, and hearing more English than Italian in the street.

That said, the region boasts one of the most spectacular stretches of coastline you’ll ever see. The pastel, ceramic-tiled towns are gorgeous. The limoncello is not to be missed. And, with the region’s proximity to sites like Pompeii and Paestum, you just might be nearby, anyway.

Costiera Amalfitana
Costiera Amalfitana

Amalfi Coast to Sorrento

While the twisty Amalfi Coast Road is justifiably famous, my favorite way to get around is on the ferry. You get to avoid the traffic and all those curves while at the same time getting a first class view of the coastline from the sea.

Where do ferries depart for the Amalfi Coast?

The most extensive ferry service on the Amalfi Coast is run by Travelmar, with a line that connects Salerno, Amalfi Positano and Sorrento. They also feature a service that connects Maiori and Minori with Amalfi. The company Gescab offers ferry service connecting Amalfi and Positano from Capri.

Sometimes during peak summer season there is ferry service to the Amalfi Coast to Sorrento.

Where do the ferries stop on the Amalfi Coast?

Ferry service on the Amalfi Coast is primarily focused on Amalfi and Positano. However, there is also a smaller boat service between Maiori and Minori to Amalfi so travelers can connect to other boats to reach Positano, Sorrento, Salerno and Capri.