Ferry from Salerno to Positano

View Of Salerno And The Gulf Of Salerno

Find schedules, prices and tips for your trip with a ferry from Salerno to Positano. Enjoy a comfortable boat ride with stunning views of the Amalfi Coast!

A ferry ride to Positano from Salerno along the Amalfi Coast is a lovely and pleasant way to travel along the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Here's an overview of the steps to take:

Choose your ferry company

Each carrier provides different timetables, travel times, onboard accommodation options and price ranges. Compare them and choose what suits your needs best.

Check ferry schedules

Ferry timetables and prices are subject to change depending on the season, with many more routes being added in summer (June to late August).

Buy your tickets

Ferry tickets can be purchased effortlessly through our online booking system. It is normally advisable to book in advance, especially during high season, as ferries often sell out.

Reach the ferry terminal in Salerno

The ferry boat to Positano leaves from Salerno Port. Allow enough time for traffic and parking, particularly during high season.

Have fun on the ferry ride

The ferry travel from Salerno to Positano is a beautiful trek along the Amalfi Coast. Depending on the carrier and route, the journey might take anything from 50 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes.

Additional tips

  • Consider purchasing a round-trip ticket, which can sometimes be slightly cheaper than buying two one-way tickets
  • Pack light clothes and comfortable shoes for your trip
  • If prone to seasickness, consider taking medication beforehand
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat for sun protection, especially during the summer months

What is the ferry distance between Salerno & Positano?

The ferry distance between the ports of Salerno and Positano is around 16 nautical miles (29.6 kilometeres).

What is the duration of the ferry trip from Salerno to Positano?

The duration of the trip relies mostly upon the type of vessel and weather conditions. Generally, it takes around 50 minutes.

Transportation in Salerno & Positano

There are several way to get around Salerno and Positano, each with its own pros and cons. Here is a breakdown of the alternatives:


  • Walking: Salerno is a walkable city, with the majority of the key attractions centered in the old district. This is a fantastic opportunity to explore the city at your own leisure and take in the ambiance
  • Bus: The bus system in Salerno is both efficient and inexpensive. It's an excellent way to navigate around the city, especially if you're staying somewhere else than the center
  • Taxi: Taxis are widely accessible in Salerno, however they can be costly. They're an excellent choice if you have a lot of luggage or are short on time


  • Bus: Buses travel frequently between Positano and the other towns on the Amalfi Coast. This is a less expensive alternative than the boat, although it can be slower and more congested, especially in the summer
  • Taxi: Taxis are accessible in Positano, however they may be rather pricey. This is a wonderful alternative if you arrive late at night or have limited mobility

Here are some extra factors to consider while choosing transportation in Salerno and Positano:

  • Traffic on the Amalfi Coast may be high, especially during the summer. If you plan to do a lot of driving, be prepared for delays
  • Parking: Parking can be difficult to find in both Salerno and Positano. If you're driving, be sure to factor in the cost of parking when making your decision
  • Luggage: If you have a lot of luggage, you may want to consider taking a taxi or hiring a private transfer

Please, click on our Salerno and Positano pages in order to find analytic information about your trasnportation options.

About Salerno & Positano

Salerno, a city on the Amalfi Coast, has a rich history, gorgeous architecture, and a lively environment. The following are some of its highlights:

  • Lungomare di Salerno (Salerno Promenade): This lovely long beachfront promenade is ideal for walking and admiring the views of the Gulf of Salerno. The promenade is also lined with cafés, restaurants and shops
  • The majestic Salerno Cathedral (Duomo di Salerno) is one of the most prominent ecclesiastical structures in southern Italy. The crypt of the cathedral holds the remains of Saint Matthew the Apostle
  • Arechi Castle: This medieval castle sits on a hilltop overlooking the city. It offers stunning panoramic views and houses the Provincial Picture Gallery of Salerno
  • Medieval Quarter: Salerno's historic center is a maze of narrow streets, alleyways and piazzas. Be sure to stop by the Minerva Garden, a beautiful public garden in the heart of the old town

Positano is a picturesque cliffside village on the Amalfi Coast, famous for its colorful houses, stunning views, and relaxed atmosphere. Here are some of its highlights:

  • Beaches: Positano has several beautiful beaches, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. The main beach is Spiaggia Grande, a crescent-shaped beach with clear blue waters
  • Santa Maria Assunta Church: This stunning church is one of Positano's most recognizable attractions. It has an impressive dome and a bell tower that provides spectacular views
  • Hiking: There are various hiking paths near Positano that provide breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast. The Path of the Gods (Sentiero degli Dei) is a popular hike, although it is difficult and not recommended for the faint of heart
  • A boat excursion is an excellent opportunity to explore Positano and the Amalfi Coast from a new perspective. There are various firms that provide boat trips, which range from short cruises to full-day excursions
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