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Rome to Amalfi coast

We will be traveling to Italy next September and are trying to squeeze in a trip to the Amalfi Coast. We fly into Rome with two other couples. We have already been to Rome but the others have not. While they are touring Rome, we'd like to take a quick trip south to Amalfi... maybe just one night. Is this possible or is there just too much to see to do it this way? Any suggestions?

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Brussels, Belgium
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1. Re: Rome to Amalfi coast

It's feasible to get there and back - see "Top Questions about Amalfi" - top right of this page, then "How can I travel to Amalfi from Rome with no connections?"

As for whether it is a good idea, it depends on what you want to do there. If you just want to look around Amalfi, you can do that: but if you wanted to visit anywhere else - not really.

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2. Re: Rome to Amalfi coast

You could do it but, no, it is not a quick nor easy trip to make as it involves numerous forms of public transportation though an easy (though pricey) way to do it would be to take the fast 70 minute train to Naples and have a car service pick you up and drive you there.

You won't get much of a flavor of it - but, maybe enough to return as there is much to enjoy in the area.

www.positano.com

www.amalficoastweb.com

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3. Re: Rome to Amalfi coast

Take a full day tour or private driver from your Hotel in Rome to the amalfi coast for the day it is absolutely worth the trip!

Clarksville...
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4. Re: Rome to Amalfi coast

Thank you for your help.

Dło you know how long a drive it is from Rome?

Edited: 10:58 pm, October 14, 2013
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5. Re: Rome to Amalfi coast

From Rome, the drive will be roughly 4 hours, depending on traffic and cost around 400 euros. It is a dull ride - much much better to take the fast train to Naples and get a car service to pick you up. That is a dream way to arrive. The train is so fast that you have barely had time to get comfy when you have already arrived. Amazing - much faster than trains in the states.

Sioux City, Iowa
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6. Re: Rome to Amalfi coast

Check with Luisa at Silver Star tours...wonderful experience with them Guitano our guide for the day from Sorrento. Luisa would be a huge help in setting up a trip. We spent three nights in Sorrento...we wish we had spent more time. We will go back to the Amalfi coast.

Portland, OR
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7. Re: Rome to Amalfi coast

Another option would be to take the direct train from Rome to Salerno and then the ferry from Salerno to Positano or Amalfi.

Kingston, Canada
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8. Re: Rome to Amalfi coast

Hello tennis222.We toured The amalfi Coast a couple of years ago with Benvenuto Limo.it was wonderful.was a full day there & back & cost 900 euro but worth every penny.Did Amalfi,Positano,Ravello &Sorrento.We had a English speaking guide^& he did a superb job.nice to get a tour in the back of a Mercedes,he made as many stops as you want & drove us to a great lunch in Revello.A great day.We are going back next Sept as well .We are going to spend 7 nights in Amalfi & 8 nights in Sorrento.can't wait to get back to one of my favourite places in Italy.Hope this helps.

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9. Re: Rome to Amalfi coast

Nine hundred euros is an absolutely insane amount of money.

You can take a train to Naples for as little as 30 euros or thereabouts - less if you book ahead - and then organise a private day trip for roughly 200-300 euro. Why waste money sitting in a car (and the associated traffic) from Rome when a high speed train gets you there in just over an hour.

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10. Re: Rome to Amalfi coast

Holy moly - 900 euros for that trip? Ouch. There are areas and cities where a tour can be very beneficial but the Amalfi Coast doesn't need a tour as such - yes, a private car from Naples to the area can be a nice way to explore the area when there for just a day but keep in mind, most of the villages are off limits to cars so once the car gets you there - you end up walking anyway so why pay such an exorbitant amount of 900 euros (look at www.xe.com to see the currency exchange for that amount).

I've take the train from Naples to Rome for 19 euros (I think now the lowest may be 29 but I haven't check of late) when bought in advance; 70 speedy comfortable minutes - then the private car picks you up right at the train track in Naples and off you go.

Save some of that money for the good stuff - food, wine, goodies of other kinds.

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