Towns along the Amalfi Coast and on the Sorrentine peninsula are also
served by Campania's extensive regional bus network, which includes municipal buses along
with intercity service provided by two main companies: ACTP (PHONE:
081/7001111) usually handles medium- and long-distance routes out of Naples, and SITA
(Via Pisanelli 3, just south of Piazza Municipio, PHONE: 081/5522176
or 081/5934644 or PHONE: 081/5522176 or 081/5934644) serves the
Amalfi Coast, connecting Sorrento with Salerno. SITA Blue Line buses make the trip
along the coast 22 times daily between 6:30 AM and 10 PM (festival, Sunday, and bank
holiday schedules vary from weekday schedule). Wallet-size SITA schedules are available at
ticket vendors, regional tourist offices, and from hotel concierges, or contact SITA in
Salerno (Via Irno 2-4, PHONE: 089/791660). Schedules are also
posted at the Sorrento train station and at the SITA bus office at Bar Sita, Piazza Flavio
Gioia in Amalfi.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. You'll find ticket vendors in many cafés, bars,
and newsstands area-wide, in addition to bus company offices. One-way trip prices range
from 1,00 Euro to 2,00 Euro.
For best views en route, sit on the sea side of the bus (on your left as you board the
bus if you're starting in Sorrento, on your right if you begin at the other end of the
Amalfi Coast). The bus driver will stop anywhere on the main route as long as you inform
him of your destination, be it hotel or fork in the road, when boarding.
You can purchase SITA Blue Line tickets prior to boarding at Bar Sita (Piazza
Flavio Gioia) or any port-side bar, travel agency, or tobacco shop displaying a SITA
sticker; all SITA buses leave Amalfi from Piazza Flavio Gioia. A special express bus to
Naples departs many mornings at 8 AM (3,00 Euro); catching this bus makes for an easy and
scenic ride back to the city.
Purchase SITA Blue Line tickets prior to boarding at the Tabaccheria (Piazza dei
Mulini) as well as at other tobacconists and cafés. The Blue Line bus stops in Positano
are at Chiesa Nuova in the upper town and Sponda in the lower town. SITA buses pass
through town almost hourly, from 7 AM-7:30 PM (later on weekdays) on the run from Amalfi
to Sorrento; and from 9 (earlier on weekdays)-9:30 PM (later on weekdays) on the run from
Sorrento to Amalfi.
ATACS (Orange Line) municipal buses make the run up and down the mountain
between Ravello and Piazza Flavio Gioia in Amalfi, from where you can connect to the main
Amalfi Drive. You can purchase SITA Blue Line bus tickets prior to boarding, at Bar
San Domingo (Piazza Duomo, PHONE: 089/857142); Bar Calce (Via
Roma 2, PHONE: 089/857152); and Tabaccheria (Via dei Rufolo 4).
Buses run almost hourly.
SITA (Via Irno 2-4, PHONE: 089/791660) buses run
hourly to Sorrento, three times per hour to Naples, and once or twice an hour to Amalfi.
Purchase tickets at the SITA office or at tobacco shops displaying the SITA sticker. ATACS
(Orange Line) buses run locally through the city. ATACS and SCAT buses (Salerno train
station) run frequently to Paestum.
SITA Blue Line buses and coaches depart hourly from Sorrento (Circumvesuviana
train station, PHONE: 081/593-4644) to Amalfi. Before boarding,
purchase SITA tickets at the Mayflower Bar, Bar dei Fiori (Piazza Lauro), the newspaper
stand in the train station, or Bar Tonino (Piazza Lauro).For trips from Sorrento to the
coastal towns of the Sorrentine peninsula, the main stops are Massa Lubrense, Sant'Agata
sui Due Golfi, and Torca. Service usually begins at 5 AM and lasts until 10:30 PM, with
varying schedule for weekends and holidays.