Taking a ferry from Naples to Positano is a great way to travel to the Amalfi Coast when you are visiting Italy.

Ferries on this route are run by Metro del Mare. Their services only operate during the peak summer months, but 2014 timetables have not been released. There is strong suspicion that the company will not operate ferries this year on the part of financial trouble.

If there is no direct ferry to Positano while you are visiting the Amalfi Coast, you can take a ferry from Naples to Capri and connect to a ferry from Capri to Positano. Alternatively, you can take a bus or taxi, or rent a car and drive.

When services do operate, Metro del Mare runs a regular ferry from Naples to Positano via Sorrento from July to mid-September. The trip takes 1 hour and 25 minutes, and offers scenic views of Sorrento and Mount Vesuvius along the way.

The Metro del Mare ferry from Naples to Positano only departs Molo Beverello port once a day, so make sure you don’t miss it. Timetables change annually, so check before you travel to find the most updated departure schedule. Tickets cost 18.00 euros one-way.