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Travelling around the Amalfi Coast is easy with a reliable and comprehensive public transport network that can get to you to most of the major attractions and resorts in the area, along with a number of places to hire cars, mopeds and bikes so you can explore under your own steam.
Be careful when driving on the famous narrow and winding Amalfi Coast road as it requires constant vigilance, with little chance to admire the views. For a more relaxing experience consider a coach tour or the public SITA bus services which has the added advantage of a viewpoint above the traffic.
To escape the summer crowds in Amalfi take the popular walk through the Valle die Mulini which is a narrow ravine studded with old watermills that was once part of the towns famous paper-making industry. For details ask at the local tourist office.
Read more on this destination in the AA Pocket Guide to Naples & the Amalfi Coast.
Ways to get around on the Amalfi Coast
Ferry - With a busy and sometimes narrow road network, ferries are a popular and scenic choice for getting from one resort to another. Regular routes link the main resorts such as Amalfi, Salerno and Positano as well as providing trip to neighbouring islands such as Capri.
Bus - SITA provides a good a regular service between Naples and the Amalfi Coast resorts all the way to Salerno. It is an experience you won’t forget if you take the coastal trip from Sorrento to Salerno, with 500ft drops down to the Mediterranean below.
Taxi - Taxis are available in all towns and tourist resorts. They can be hailed though you’ll be lucky to find one passing when you want it. Otherwise find a rank at stations or in the piazza.
Car rental - Car rental is available in most cities and resorts from international and Italian companies, but it is not cheap. Generally local firms offer better rates but cars can only be booked locally. Air and train travellers can get special inclusive deals. You should also consider that parking on the coastal roads can be quite difficult and spaces are expensive.
Train - Main train routes travel from Naples on the Circumvesuviana to Sorrento or the Trenitalia to Salerno.
Boat hire - There are a number of operators along the coast providing a range of hire options from official tour day trips to private hire by the hour. A really romantic option is the stunning sunset cruise.