A beautiful view from within central Sorrento-mobile

How to get from
Amalfi to Sorrento

Amalfi to Sorrento Trip Overview

Distance19 km (11.9 miles)
Price range$18-$298
Ride Duration Range55m-1h 50m
Earliest Departure06:54
Latest Departure23:00

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Travel Schedule Options from Amalfi to Sorrento

Taking a ferry from Amalfi to Sorrento

Fastest ferry: 55m

Cheapest ferry: $18

The fastest: 55m

The cheapest: $18




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Pets allowed

The fastest: 1h

The cheapest: $161



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The fastest: 1h

The cheapest: $148



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A beautiful view from within central Sorrento

About the ride from Amalfi to Sorrento


Bouncing yellow lemons, the scent of wild thyme and rosemary, the clear azure blue hues of the Tyrrhenian Sea; there’s a reason why travelers go to southern Italy. And we haven’t even mentioned the cannoli! So what are you waiting for?  

If you’ve never heard of the gorgeous Amalfi Coast before, then here’s where you find out more. This stretch of shoreline holds some of the most scenic views in the whole of Italy and is revered by painters, poets and playboys, alike.

It’s now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts thousands of visitors every year. Traveling to one or two of the towns along the coast is a brilliant way to get to know the area and also gives you an opportunity to meet a few of the local characters, especially outside of the busy summer season.

The towns of Amalfi and Sorrento, for instance, provide an iconic glimpse at southern Italian culture as well as those wondrous seascapes. Traveling between the two towns is easy; in fact, you can walk or cycle the route in a day.

The distance from Amalfi to Sorrento is just 32 kilometers (19 miles). The journey only takes 90 minutes if you’re traveling by road or by sea. You’re probably looking at an eight-hour hike otherwise or a long and winding public bus trip.

The public bus schedule from Amalfi to Sorrento will also come with a lengthy wait at the bus stop since buses rarely run on time. However, this will certainly be the cheapest way to travel. 

Taking the ferry is probably the most popular option with travelers. Two service providers are working in the area, Seremar and Alilauro. Both are reputable companies and provide a safe and efficient service.

Onboard Seremar’s ferry, you’ll find a small bathroom as well as several USB charge points—handy! The plastic chair seating area on the lower deck is open at the sides. Don’t expect air-conditioning. The sea breeze will be more than enough to keep you cool.

On the Alilauro ferry from Amalfi to Sorrento, however, you can expect a few more amenities. For instance, there’s an air-conditioned lower cabin as well as outdoor seating on the top deck. There’s also a bathroom onboard.

The starting price for the Seremar ferry is US$18, whereas Alilauro’s high-speed ferry costs from US$22. Both services arrive approximately an hour and 30 minutes after departure.

Suppose you’d prefer to travel by road rather than take to the water. In that case, there are another couple of transport options to consider. Firstly, if you’re traveling as a large group, you could hire a minivan.

Minivans start from US$146 for a 7-seater vehicle and rise to US$197 for a luxury 8-seater vehicle. Minivans are modern air-conditioned and very spacious and comfortable. They also come with their own crazy Italian driver. Buona fortuna

There are three minivan suppliers providing transport from Amalfi to Sorrento: Enjoy Travelling, DTS Travel Group and Blu Welcome Travel.

These companies also offer a car hire service to get you between both locations. Cars are stylish, air-conditioned and have plenty of space for luggage in the trunk. Drivers can also stop at beauty spots or viewing points along the route. 

Prices for a car and driver start from US$102 for a standard Mercedes and rise to US$140 for a top-of-the-range model. All cars are 3-seaters and provide the best way to travel from Amalfi to Sorrento for families or couples on honeymoon.


What to see when traveling from Amalfi to Sorrento

It doesn’t take much time to get from Amalfi to Sorrento. But there’s still plenty of excuses to sit back and enjoy the view. This region of Italy is renowned for its twinkling azure waves and clear cobalt skies.

Taking the ferry gives you a chance to get up close to the ocean, feel the sea spray on your skin and smell the salty sea air. You’ll also get to see the world-famous coastline from the perspective of the water rather than the land.

Driving by minivan or car is the best way to get from Amalfi to Sorrento if you’d rather travel with people you know instead of an often crowded ferry boat. 

You can stop at designated vista points or ask the driver to pull over so you can take photographs. Note: It’s a very windy stretch of road, so this might not be possible on every hairpin bend! And it may not be the best transport if you get carsick.

Classic postcard scenes depict bowing lemon trees, hilltop villages and the offshore

island of Capri. Try to enjoy the ride rather than worrying about all the sharp turns and constantly beeping horns. But that’s all part of the fun, right?


How to get from Amalfi to Sorrento

Taking a ferry from Amalfi to Sorrento 

The ferry schedule is pretty regular, and there are three crossings each day. As a result, prices are relatively affordable, and it’s certainly cheaper than taking a private car or minivan.

Tickets are best booked in advance and especially during the high season from July to September. 


Taking a minivan from Amalfi to Sorrento 

Taking a minivan is the best option for groups of eight travelers. However, if you can’t fill a minivan with your friends, see if any other travelers are lurking around who may also be looking for a ride along the coast.

It’s a comfortable air-conditioned ride, although it can be quite expensive if you’re not able to get your full quota of passengers.


Taking a car from Amalfi to Sorrento 

Hiring a car and driver in Italy is always a good option for honeymoon couples or small families looking to travel in privacy. 

Costs are quite pricey, though, so you might want to consider opting for the local bus service to save your Euros for those all-important gelatos when you arrive.

And that’s how to get from Amalfi to Sorrento! Enjoy the ride on one of the world’s most beautiful stretches of coastline. Now, who’s in for a cannoli?


Taking a public bus from Amalfi to Sorrento 

The public bus from Amalfi to Sorrento stops off at all the little villages in between the two coastal towns. The whole journey takes about two hours, with the price of the ticket usually about US$13. 

It’s a nice ride if you’re happy to sit back and watch the scenery and listen to the locals pass the time of day. Tickets can be purchased at the SITA bus office in Amalfi.

Companies Operating from Amalfi to Sorrento

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1h 10m

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$148 - $232


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1h 20m

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$24 - $26


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Popular stations and stops in Amalfi and Sorrento

Departure stations in Amalfi

Amalfi Harbor Marina Coppola

Amalfi Pier

Amalfi - Any hotel

Amalfi Port

Arrival stations in Sorrento

Sorrento Port

Port of Sorrento

Sorrento - Any hotel

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