Ferry Booths in Positano
Positano Ferry Booths

Taking a ferry from Sorrento to Positano is a great alternative to taking a bus or driving between the two towns on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Services on this route are run by two companies: one called Alicost (formerly Alilauro), and one called Coop Sant Andrea.

Alicost from Sorrento to Positano
The Alicost ferry runs from the Marina Piccola port in Sorrento to the concrete dock that serves as the Positano ferry port.

The Alicost ferry from Sorrento to Positano takes 30 to 35 minutes and offers scenic views of the coast along the way. Departures take place twice a day during the high season, once at 10:30am and once at 3:30pm.

Ferry tickets on the Alicost ferry to Positano cost 16.00 euros for a single. You can purchase tickets at the small booth by the row of shops at the Marina Piccola, or online in advance. Ferries often get fully booked in the summer, so consider buying tickets ahead of time if you want to guarantee a spot on your desired service.

Coop Sant Andrea from Sorrento to Positano
The Coop Sant Andrea ferry from Sorrento to Positano takes 50 minutes, and departures take place at 10:30am and 3:00pm during the high season.

Ferry tickets on the Coop Sant Andrea ferry to Positano cost around 15.00 euros one-way.

Metro del Mare Ferries from Sorrento to Positano

Other services are run by Metro del Mare, but the 2014 schedule has not yet been released, and there is suspicion that the company will not operate this year because of financial trouble.

Other Ways to get from Sorrento to Positano

If you don’t take a ferry from Sorrento to Positano, you can take a bus, taxi, scooter, or rental car.