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How long is bus from Amalfi to Sorrento

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How long is bus from Amalfi to Sorrento

Looking at the schedule it seems that the bus ride from Amalfi to Sorrento is about an hour and thirty minutes, is that right?

I am scheduling trains from Sorrento to Naples and naples to Firenze so need to figure best way to get from Amalfi to Sorrento in the morning.

I want to catch a train at around 10:00 in the morning from Naples.

Appreciate any tips

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1. Re: How long is bus from Amalfi to Sorrento

Jim - there are 3 routes, that vary in the latter part of the journey, so it depends a bit on which you catch.... but most of the buses take 100 minutes, just over an hour and a half....

Look here for the current timetable (on which they're marked in 3 different colours)...

sitasudtrasporti.it/public/…5070.pdf

.... and here for some help with understanding it!

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187782-i162-k51…

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2. Re: How long is bus from Amalfi to Sorrento

Thanks, is there a_Brit.

Is there a better way? Maybe a ferry from Amalfi to Sorento? What if I take a cab, how long does that take?

Thanks

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3. Re: How long is bus from Amalfi to Sorrento

Check this map and you'll see it's a surprisingly long way around the headland by sea....

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/132567370

With the buses so cheap and relatively frequent, few ships etc offer that route!

Being driven should be quicker than the bus, although the roads aren't fast and only offer limited overtaking opportunities...

Not sure there are many cabs but try putting "driver" in the search box, and you should find recommendations for some of the private hire firms.... rather pricey though!

Perhaps open to a little haggling at times, this is the price list from one of the few "brave" enough to publish one....

http://www.amalfi-drive.com/fares.html

(We've not used any of them - so treat that as being for "info" only!)

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4. Re: How long is bus from Amalfi to Sorrento

On the bus schedule, what does "Via Meta" mean?

Plan right now is catch the 06:30 bus from Amailfi, get into Sorento at 8:10

8:26 train to Naples, arrive 9:15

9:50 to Firenze.

Does the Sorrento bus drop you at or near the train station? Will only have 16 minutes from bus arrive to train depart.

Thanks again for the advice.

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5. Re: How long is bus from Amalfi to Sorrento

You should also look at the schedules going via SALERNO:

1. Amalfi to Salerno by SITA bus

2. Walk 400 meters to Salerno train station

3. Salerno to Florence by Frecciarossa train

HINT: Going via Salerno is MUCH better!!!!

www.sitasudtrasporti.it

www.trenitalia.com

There is also ferry servce from Amalfi to Salerno from April through October, but not in time for early morning train departures.

www.coopsantandrea.it

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6. Re: How long is bus from Amalfi to Sorrento

Jim, if you're not already off and gone...

For the explanation of "Via Meta" etc, can I again refer you to...

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187782-i162-k51…

Specifically, replies #5 and 6 !

And the SITA bus would indeed drop you near Sorrento's station.

But less there's an element of sightseeing involved as well, the one-bus to option of going to Salerno would be less complicated...

sitasudtrasporti.it/public/…5120.pdf

With the layout in Salerno looking like:

www.pbase.com/isolaverde/image/132810174

If relevant, just watch out for those that don't run on Sundays!

Once there, you could even catch the same Florence train - which leaves Salerno at 09:02.....

http://www.e656.net/orario/treno/9524.html

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7. Re: How long is bus from Amalfi to Sorrento

Salerno does look much better, thank you GAC and A_Brit. I thought I had investigated this before and could not find an ES train from Salerno, I must have spelled it wrong sO instead of sA.

I am in Naples this week(business), heading to Sorrento/Amalfi Saturday.

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8. Re: How long is bus from Amalfi to Sorrento

You'll perhaps not read this - but may well see one of their hydrofoils, as the route reopened yesterday...

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187782-i162-k53…

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9. Re: How long is bus from Amalfi to Sorrento

Thanks Peter.

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10. Re: How long is bus from Amalfi to Sorrento

Yes. We were in Positano this last week, planning to take the bus to Sorrento, and then the train to Naples, and then to Rome. But there was a rock slide on the road between Positano and Sorrento, so we took a ferry to Salerno, stopping to drop off and pick up people in Amalfi, and then caught a direct train to Rome -- much faster and more convenient than our original plan.