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Exploring the Full Amalfi Coast by Bus

by terrylkris Online Now Jan 29, 2011 at 3:30 PM

We would like to take a bus from Sorrento to Ravelo, then head back, stopping at Amalfi and Positano on the way back to Sorrento. We're interested in spending a little time in each city.
Where do we get the bus in Sorrento? Do we need separate tickets for each leg of the trip? Are we trying to do too much in one day?

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    Re: Exploring the Full Amalfi Coast by Bus

    by Beausoleil Online Now Jan 29, 2011 at 4:11 PM

    There are bus stops all over Sorrento. We stay outside Sorrento on the road to Amalfi and there was a bus stop right across the street from our hotel. We could buy our tickets at the hotel front desk. Check at your hotel for the nearest bus stop. You should be able to buy tickets either at the hotel or at a tabac near the bus stop.

    I'm pretty sure you can get a day ticket. Buses in Italy are really inexpensive and very nice.

    We can spend an entire day in Amalfi but we like to wander the town and check out everything. If you just want a sample of each place, you should be able to do it in one day. It is gorgeous in the area though so you might want to dedicate two days to explore. Just a thought. If you do it all, start fairly early.

    Have a good trip.

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    by angiebabe Online Now Jan 29, 2011 at 4:41 PM

    yes that coastline and the lovely towns/stops along it are too lovely for just one day though it could be done

    Ive got travelpages on Amalfi, Ravello and Positano you might like to look at.
    and other VTers have too.

    The grottoes near Amalfi are said to be as good as good as the ones on Capri so an easier alternative.

    The buses when I was there were tickets for time. time starts when clicked by the driver/punching machine on the bus. Low priced - bargain place and way to travel though a rental car would be better.

    When we got off at Sorrento the bus had run along the main route stopping at several stops before we got off near the famous hotel.

    The Rough Guide for Italy, also the DK eyewitness guide and the Lonely planet for Europe/Western Europe on a shoestring are all excellent guidebooks for info.
    - in addition of course to vters travel pages under the travel guide section.

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    by xymmot Online Now Jan 29, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    there is a all day pass that you can buy at the TABAC shops for eight euros. The problem is with high season, sometimes there is a big wait for buses. I started in Sorrento and had to wait 1 1/2 hours because there were so many people who was taking the same trip. So. go early. SITA bus will take you down the coast and you can hop on and off. On the return be sure to wait at the sign...if they do not see you they leave quickly. Have fun

    cheers tommy x

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    Re: Exploring the Full Amalfi Coast by Bus

    by leics Online Now Jan 29, 2011 at 11:50 PM

    The bus does not run through central Sorrento in terms of Piazza Tasso and that end of town. It starts/stops outside the Circumvesuviana station (buy tickets from the newsagents at the station entrance) and then goes through P{iano di Sorrento before turning towards the Amalfi Coast road.

    Amalfi, Positano and Ravello are not cities: they are small towns (well, more or less large villages). You are not trying to do too much in one day as long as you make an early start and are willing to have a long day.

    There may be a day ticket, but I've not come across it. Better to buy a separate ticket for each segment. Actually, it's better to buy 2 tickets for each segment, because it stops you having to seek out a bus-ticket-selling-newsagent or Tabacchi which actually has tickets available.

    You will need to change buses in Amalfi to get to Ravello.

    Make sure you stick out your hand when the bus approaches, even if you are waiting at an obvious bus stop (as you should). They won't automatically stop if you do not.

    You will find bus timetables for Sorrento>Positano>Amalfi and Amalfi>Ravello here, under quadro 14/15:

    sitabus.it/wps/portal/OrariC...

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    by Maurizioago Online Now Jan 30, 2011 at 1:38 AM

    Bookmark.

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