L2R - those "QuadroXYZ" schedules aren't reliable any more!
You might note reply #3 in this, re their new website.... seemingly the only place where update timetable are on offer...
Thanks for the correction I was just pointing out that two buses were involved in this journey a fact which often sems to be avoided.
Indeed, although not a long way, it's a slow old ride... plus the change of bus in Amalfi....
Lawrence - if your times fit, it might be more fun by sea?
You should perhaps check, but most of these should be running...
Not at all far from the station to their quay in the yacht marina...
PeterEdited: 17 April 2012, 16:27
Thanks so much for all the info on the bus and ferry services...and the aerial photo of Salerno, thats very helpful indeed. Looked up all the links...pity about the Italian websites.
My problem is the bus link from Positano to Amalfi,then onwards to Salerno train station for a fast rail journey to Rome. About 4 hours incl waiting for the bus and train! You are right about the long slow ride. To use the ferry service is definitely a good alternative...but that will depend on the weather at the time?!
There is the possibility of a road trip from Positano to Naples,where I can get into Rome by fast train. I think thats a long slow journey too?!
I would like your thoughts on that.
From Positano, you would get the bus to Sorrento and from Sorrento, the local train (Circumvesuviana) to Naples, which takes about anywhere from 45-60 minutes (depending on whether you get the express) to Naples.
The issue with this option is the bus is sometimes already packed as it arrives in Positano from Amalfi, but if you are leaving early enough in the day and want to use this route, go to the La Sponda bus stop in Positano (there are two). This stop is the first one the bus will arrive at from Amalfi and you will have a much better chance of getting on the bus. And, at the time of the year, early in the morning, your chances are much better than other times.
The bus takes about 45 minutes to Sorrento (give or take depending on traffic and sometimes less).
All things considered, I would opt - if it is running - to grab the ferry to Salerno.
There is, of course, the more pricey choice (which is what I do because I really just like a smooth transfer) is a private car service; but, it is pricey - probably about 100 euros to Naples from Positano. Not sure what this season's prices are plus the rising gas prices.
Hopefully, the ferry will be running.
Thanks for the quick response.
Let say I had enough of the buses and trains...and the ferries werent running,,,,the thought of a "smooth transfer" would be very tempting!
Which private car service did you use? Would you recommend it? Did you pre book that online? Will the hotel have this kind of link?
Really appreciate your reply.
I have been using, happily, the same car service for a number of years. I can't speak to any others because I have always used just this one. Safe (and pleasant/nice) driver, great cars, always prompt. Can't ask for more.
Guemar Travel. email and ask whatever you want to know; they respond very quickly to emails: firstname.lastname@example.org
While in Positano - do take the beautiful pathway over to the smaller beach, Il Fornillo. Anyone there will know how to point you in the direction - it takes about 10 minutes to walk, longer if you want to stop and gawk at the beauty and the sea right below you (you are not high high up here at all, it is just a walkable path a bit above sea level); hardly any people there and its nice to get away from the crowds. Good restaurant with decent prices at the Hotel Pupetto, which you will find when you reach Il Fornillo.
Which hotel are you staying? That may affect the bus stop and also how best to arrive in Positano.Edited: 18 April 2012, 01:31