When traveling from Naples airport (NAP) to Positano, you have three different modes of transport; taxi, bus or ferry. Although taking the ferry may seem like a fun idea, this is the least convenient transfer option. There is no direct route from Naples Capodichino airport by ferry, so the journey will take around 115 minutes and cost 25€. The quickest and most convenient option is to take a Naples airport taxi to Positano. This journey takes only 80 minutes but costs around 90€ based on a taximeter. Your final and cheapest option is to take the bus. Again, this isn’t a direct transfer option, so will take approximately 125 minutes to reach Positano but costs just 12€.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Naples at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.
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Transfer Options from Naples Airport to Positano
Comparison of the options
How to get from Naples airport to Positano by taxi
Taking a Naples airport taxi from the airport (NAP) to Positano is the only direct transfer option. Although this journey takes just 1 hour and 20 minutes, it does have a much higher cost than the other options, at around €90, based on a taximeter.
There may also be additional costs for waiting times and excess luggage. Avoid these by booking a Naples airport taxi in advance.
Taxi fare from Naples airport to Positano
There’s no set fare for the journey from Naples airport (NAP) to Positano, instead, the cost will be calculated using a taximeter based on distance traveled. The total cost of the journey will depend on the exact location of your hotel in Positano but will be around €90.
*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.
Value for Money
Taxis are available 24/7 at Naples airport
Where do I get it from?
As soon as you exit the arrivals hall of Naples airport, you will see a line of local taxis queuing up ready to take you to your hotel in Positano.
Taking a Naples airport taxi from the airport (NAP) to Positano is by far the most convenient transfer option. Not only is a Naples airport taxi the only direct mode of transport, but it also eliminates the need to navigate public transport and carry around heavy luggage. Taking a taxi means you can spend more time enjoying Positano and less time worrying about travel.
If you're in a hurry or have a budget that allows for a little splurge on transportation, then we highly recommend taking a Naples airport taxi.
How to get from Naples airport to Positano by bus
Taking the bus from Naples airport (NAP) is the second most convenient option and the cheapest. However, there’s no direct bus from Naples Capodichino airport to Positano, so you will need to take the Curreri Viaggi bus from Naples airport to Sorrento Station and then take the SITA bus into Positano. The total journey time is 2 hours and 5 minutes and the cost one-way is €12.
How much is the bus from Naples airport to Positano?
As there is no direct bus that runs from Naples airport (NAP) to Positano, you will need to purchase two bus tickets. The Curreri Viaggi bus to Sorrento costs €10 and the SITA bus to Positano costs €2, making a total transfer cost of €12.
You can purchase your SITA tickets from any newsagent or cigarette shop and from the Circumvesuviana station in Sorrento. You cannot buy these tickets from the driver on the bus and you must pay with cash.
There's a waiting time of up to 50 minutes for the SITA bus.
Value for Money
The Curreri Viaggi bus runs from 09:00 to 19:30 and the SITA bus from 06:30 to 22:00.
Where do I get it from?
The Curreri Viaggi bus is located in the bus terminus at Naples airport. You can find the bus 10 minutes before its scheduled departure at stop P1.
The SITA bus can be found in the forecourt just outside of Sorrento station. This bus leaves every 30 minutes.
Although taking the SITA bus is the second most convenient option, you will still need to carry your luggage through multiple stations, wait in line for up to 30 minutes for the next bus and navigate the public transport links. Once you arrive in Positano, you will also need to find another mode of transport to reach your hotel.
If you're travelling on a budget and have some time to spare, then taking the SITA bus from Naples airport to Positano is the cheapest option for you.
How to get from Naples airport to Positano by ferry
Taking a ferry from Naples airport (NAP) to Positano seems like an exotic and fun idea, but in reality, it’s the least convenient transfer option. There’s no direct ferry from Naples Capodichino airport to Positano, so you will need to take the Curreri Viaggi bus from Naples to Sorrento Pier first, then the ferry across to Positano. The total journey time is just under two hours and the cost is €25.
How much is the ferry from Naples airport to Positano?
As there’s no direct ferry from Naples airport to Positano, you will first need to take the Curreri Viaggi bus to Sorrento Pier which costs €10. Then, you will purchase your ferry ticket which cost another €12 one-way.
You can purchase a ferry ticket online in advance or from the ferry kiosk at the pier on the day, the price remains the same.
There's a waiting time of up to 4 hours for the ferry.
Value for Money
The ferry runs from 08:35 to 19:40 and the Curreri Viaggi bus from 09:00 to 19:30.
Where do I get it from?
The ferry to Positano can be found at the Sorrento Pier. The pier is fairly small and ferries come and go to different cities near Naples, so be sure to check the timetable clearly to find the correct ferry.
As you will need to use two different modes of transport to reach Positano by ferry, and then change again once in the city to reach your hotel, taking the ferry from Naples airport (NAP) to Positano is the least convenient option. There are also extremely long waiting times of up to 4 hours between ferries, so if you miss one, it will add a lot of time onto your journey.
If you wish to enjoy a more unique transfer option and have little to no luggage, then taking the ferry to Positano could be a pleasant option.
Welcome Pickups transfer
Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line
If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Naples. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.
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Frequently asked questions
How do I get from Naples airport to Positano?
You have three different transfer options when traveling from Naples airport to Positano; taxi, bus or ferry. Taking a taxi is the most convenient option as it takes only 80 minutes and costs around 90€ based on a taximeter. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs 12€ in total and takes approximately 125 minutes. Your final option is to take the ferry, which includes a bus to Sorrento Pier, takes 115 minutes and costs 25€.
Is there a bus from Naples to Positano?
Unfortunately, there’s no direct bus from Naples airport (NAP) to Positano. You will first need to take the Curreri Viaggi bus to Sorrento station and then take the SITA bus to Positano. The total journey time is around 125 minutes and the cost is 12€ one-way.
Is there a ferry from Naples to Positano?
There’s no direct ferry from Naples airport to Positano. However, you can take the Curreri Viaggi bus to Sorrento Pier and then take the ferry across to Positano. The total cost of this journey is 25€ and it should take around 115 minutes.
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