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Reaching the Amalfi Coast from Rome by public transportation is no titanic feat! If you are thinking of planning a trip to the Capital but don't want to miss the enchantment of the Divine Coast, follow our tips to know how to get there with no stress and without losing precious time!

by Roberta Cascone

At first glance, the Amalfi Coast may seem difficult to reach for those leaving from Rome. In reality, there are several ways to get there by public transportation within a few hours. Before planning your visit, however, keep in mind a few key points!

First and foremost, I recommend avoiding a day trip, because between the round trip you risk sacrificing valuable time that would be useful for visiting the many villages on the Coast: you definitely don't want to go on a touch-and-go trip to one of Italy's most beautiful corners!

In addition, High-Speed and Intercity trains are definitely the cheapest and most convenient option, since large numbers of them depart daily in the direction of Salerno. Tickets can easily be purchased online in advance, also taking advantage of frequent offers, or locally (but beware! High-speed train prices tend to increase if bought on the same day).

Finally, once in Salerno you will have the Amalfi Coast at your fingertips! From the station, in fact, Sita buses leave for the various villages, but I suggest a much better solution: from the tourist port, just a short walk from there, you can board Travelmar ferries and travel comfortably by sea!

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How to get to the Amalfi Coast from Fiumicino airport

The recommended starting point is Roma Termini station: here you will find different types of trains, some more expensive than others, with destination Naples or Salerno. That's why, if you are at the airport, the first thing to do is to get to the station.

To get to Roma Termini station from Fiumicino airport, you'll find it useful to know that there is a non - stop train called Leonardo Express: it leaves every 15 minutes and costs 14 euros one way. Otherwise, outside the Terminals you can choose from several bus companies (Terravision, Cotral, Sit Bus Shuttle) that run the same route: they are cheaper but not as fast, due to the city traffic.

How to get to the Amalfi Coast from Roma Termini train station

Once in the station, if you can, always prefer direct trains to Salerno! Not only is it the last city on the Amalfi Coast, but it is also the best connected to the other coastal towns. Let's see what the various options are!

  • High-speed rail is definitely the best choice: Italo or Trenitalia's Frecce trains connect the capital to Salerno in about two hours. If booked in advance, they are also quite affordable. 
  • Intercity trains are cheaper solutions but are less comfortable and take about three hours. 
  • Regional trains, on the other hand, take about 4 hours because they make all the stops along the way. It is also the most inconvenient option because they stop in Naples, where it is necessary to make a change to continue in the direction of Salerno.

From Rome to the Amalfi Coast via Salerno

And once you arrive in Salerno? Nothing could be easier! A 5-minute walk from the train station is both the Sita bus terminal and the Masuccio tourist pier (Piazza della Concordia). Buses pass through all the towns on the Coast, but the roads are full of hairpin bends and very busy in the summer months. A definitely less stressful option are the Travelmar ferries, which connect by sea all the most famous towns with a port (Amalfi, Positano, Cetara, Vietri sul Mare, Minori and Maiori). From the ferries you can also enjoy exceptionally beautiful views of the Divine Coast, with houses of a thousand colors perched on the cliff face.

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Reaching the Coast from Rome by private transfer or via Naples

The solutions I have told you about are the best from a value-for-money point of view. Of course, there are alternatives for every budget and need: here are a few!

  • If you don't want to be tied to public transportation schedules or if you are traveling in a group, you can think about booking a private transfer from Rome to the Coast: it is definitely a convenient and fast option, but not very cheap.
  • If, on the other hand, you plan to stop in Naples before arriving on the Coast, you can take advantage of trains to Napoli Garibaldi and then use the Circumvesuviana (a regional metropolitan line that also departs from there) in the direction of Sorrento. Once here, you can not only visit the pearl of the Sorrento Coast, but also take a Sita bus bound for Positano-Amalfi. Always remember that the route is full of curves and not suitable for those who have a sensitive stomach!

In short, if you are in Rome and want a break from the hectic life of the Capital, follow our advice and come to the Amalfi Coast! This corner of Southern Italy will captivate you with breathtaking views, crystal clear sea, delicious dishes and a thousand-year history!

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  • If you are departing from Fiumicino Airport visit this link for all the information on available transportation options!
  • To purchase Travelmar ferry tickets in advance click here!

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