For as long as I can remember, the Amalfi Coast was a dream of mine. The scenery, the food, everything about it! I have been to Italy many times, but never had the opportunity to spend some time along the Amalfi Coast. So this past summer, my dreams came true!
Before leaving Budapest, we decided to explore one last European destination. I love Italy and all it has to offer & Matt had never been. So Rome seemed like an ideal choice! While planning our trip & exploring the beautiful city of Roma, we decided to look into a trip to the Amalfi Coast.
When we started to do our research, we only really fond the “long & complicated” way. Which was to take the train, do a transfer in Naples then hop on a train to Sorrento. This way seemed rather complicated due to the fact that you had to do a change and we did not want to waste any time, at all!
How we got to the Amalfi Coast.
The way we decided to get to the Amalfi Coast from Rome, was to take Flixbus. The bus terminal is located in Rome Tiburtina Station, about a 15 minutes metro ride from Termini Station. The tickets were very affordable costing us 17 Euros ($25 CAD), for a roundtrip. There are toilets on the bus & the seats are quite comfortable. The trip duration is approximately 3 hours long, but the scenery is absolutely beautiful!
You can book the bus directly through their website of app. The best part? It’s a direct bus to Sorrento!
How to get to Positano from Sorrento.
There are several ways to get to Positano and the rest of the Coast. As our trip was pretty last minute, we ended up taking the coach to Positano. It was extremely affordable, costing us around 4 euros each, roundtrip. Although, it was very difficult trying to find a place that sold them. We were there on a weekend, so many little shops that sold the tickets were closed, or trying to rip you off. We finally found tickets at the local train station, where the staff were very friendly and tickets were the actual price. It’s important to keep in mind that the coach gets extremely packed, especially in the summertime. Many had to stand during the whole bus ride (approximately 30 minutes). The bus stops for the coach was a bit difficult to understand, but the locals and other tourists were very friendly and helped us figure out where to go. The scenes are absolutely gorgeous as you whine down the edge of the road alongside the coast. It was one of the most beautiful sceneries I had ever seen!
The other option would be taking a boat to Positano, or any other part of the Amalfi Coast. This is ideal if you have the time and budget. It costs around 25 euros each, but the views must be wonderful. Next time we go back, we will definitely try taking the boat into Positano!
Where to stay?
There are many places to stay alongside the Amalfi Coast. However, because we were on a budget and it was a very last minute decision, we opted for Sorrento. It was a city I had not heard much about and it was much more affordable than any other parts of the Coast. But my did it surprise me. The views, the people, the food and the roads just captured my heart. But as for most of Europe, it gets very busy in the summer.
We were lucky enough to find a relatively affordable hotel. We stayed at Hotel Spicy, which is located about a 7 minute drive from the city centre. On the way in, we took a cap and got absolutely ripped off (I highly urge you NOT to take a taxi in Sorrento). But upon our arrival to the hotel, we found out that they offer a shuttle service (1 euro per person each way), which was very convenient and helpful! To check out the hotel and book it, click here; http://tidd.ly/32772a33
If you have a high budget or more time, there are definitely other places to stay. However, I highly recommend visiting Sorrento, at least for a day.
Have you ever been to the Amalfi Coast? If so, how did you get there?