Venice is also called the Floating City, the city of bridges and canals that keeps fascinating local and international visitors.
You’re currently spending a relaxing beach holiday in a lovely town on the Amalfi Coast like Positano or Amalfi, and want to visit the romantic Venice for a couple of days.
Or maybe, you’re at home and planning in advance how to make the most of your time in Italy and include both Amalfi Coast and Venice in your itinerary.
Amalfi Coast to Venice (How to Get There)
Whether it’s one or the other, with this post I’m going to explain how you can get from the Amalfi Coast to Venice.
Is Venice worth visiting?
Wherever you’re on the other side of the Italian peninsula or at home and wondering whether Venice is a destination worth visiting:
The answer is yes, absolutely!
There are many reasons why Venice should be on your list, among these the fact that it’s a one-of-a-kind city built entirely on the water.
Venice is the only place where you can ride a gondola, walk around the wonderful St. Mark’s Square and cross the Rialto Bridge.
If these reasons are not enough, then read my post is Venice worth visiting for extra inspiration!
How far is the Amalfi Coast from Venice?
The Amalfi Coast is more or less 774 kilometres away from Venice. Yes, it’s a long way to go as you’ll be literally travelling from south to north of Italy.
But the good news is that the two destinations are quite well-connected to each other and by taking even just a bus and two trains you can get there!
But the options are not just these two. It’s possible to rent a car and turn this itinerary a road trip or maybe get an internal flight from Naples airport.
Where to stay in Venice?
It’s important to sort your accommodation, ideally before you get from the Amalfi Coast to Venice to guarantee that you can stay in the place you’d like.
There are many options and below are my suggestions for your stay:
- UNAHOTELS Ala Venezia: this is the perfect hotel for a couple stay, as only adults over 16 are allowed. The hotel is located in a 18th century-building and only a few minutes walk away from St. Mark’s Square.
- Hotel Agli Alboretti: this 3-star hotel is based in the Dorsoduro neighborhood, the best one to enjoy the most authentic side of Venice and explore the nightlife. It’s only a few minutes away from the Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell’Accademia museums.
- Ca’ Angeli: the hotel is based in the San Polo district and features great views over the Grand Canal. It’s only 10 minutes walk from the Santa Lucia railway station and it’s not far from the Rialto Bridge.
Do you want more ideas on where to stay in Venice? See my post about the best places to stay in Venice divided by the six neighbourhoods of the city.
How to get from Amalfi Coast to Venice
Now that I mentioned the reasons why you should visit Venice from the Amalfi Coast and where you can stay in the city of water, let’s find out how to get from the Amalfi Coast to Venice by train, by car and by bus.
Train from Amalfi Coast to Venice
The best way to get from the Amalfi Coast to Venice by train is to travel first by bus and get to Sorrento railway station and from there take the Circumvesuviana train to Naples.
These are the correct steps to follow to get to Venice by train:
- If you’re based in Amalfi, Praiano or Positano take the Sita bus 5070 with direction Sorrento. Here’s the timetable. The Positano stops are called Chiesa Nuova or Sponda.
- You’ll arrive at the Sorrento railway station bus stop. From here get the Circumvesuviana train towards Napoli Porta Nolana. It takes more or less an hour to get to the station Piazza Garibaldi (your stop). The first train is at 6.09am and the last is at 9.47pm, trains run every 30 minutes and a one way ticket costs €4.90 per person. A faster option that guarantees a seat and luggage space is the Campania Express line. A one way ticket costs €8 per person and it takes 50 minutes to get to Naples.
- The station Piazza Garibaldi is only 4 minutes walk away from Napoli Centrale. From this station, you can get the direct train Trenitalia or Italo to Venezia Santa Lucia railway station.
It’s worth knowing that there’s also the option to get by Sita bus 5120 to Salerno from the Amalfi Coast (Amalfi, Atrani, Maiori, Cetara and Vietri sul Mare stops) and get a direct train to Venezia Santa Lucia from there.
Always remember to check both Trenitalia and Italo to find the best deals.
Driving from Amalfi Coast to Venice
If you’re thinking about hiring a car and drive from the Amalfi Coast to Venice, then you won’t have to think about public transport on the road.
I recommend getting a car with a sat nav or use the one on your phone.
Depending on where you’re based during your stay in the Amalfi Coast, the itinerary might change. If you’re in Positano, the first thing you should do is drive towards Sorrento on the road SS163.
This road is quite windy and narrow but totally worth the ride for the spectacular views if offers. Instead of going to Sorrento, take the road to Vico Equense and follow the road SS145 until when in Pompeii, you’ll get the A3/E45 via the slip road to Napoli/A1/Roma motorway.
The A1 is the motorway you should follow for most of your time on the road. When you’ll get to Bologna where you’ll take the A14 and A13 motorways.
Once you get in the Padua area, get the E70 road and finally the A57 until when you’ll reach Mestre Venice. Follow the signs to Venice and drive on the road SR11 for 10 minutes crossing the Liberty Bridge.
Bus from Amalfi Coast to Venice
Wondering if it’s possible to get from the Amalfi Coast to Venice by bus? The answer is yes. The best way in this case is to get either to Naples or Salerno and from there get the bus MarinoBus.
These buses leave every day at 8.15pm from the Metropark Terminal bus in Naples and arrive at 6am of the following day in Mestre.
The stop name is V.le Stazione 6 Fronte Touring, in front of the railway station. From Mestre railway station get a train to Venezia Santa Lucia, that’s less than 10 minutes journey. The bus journey is 9 hours and 45 minutes with a change in Bologna.
If you leave from Salerno, the bus leaves at 7.35pm and arrives in Mestre at 6am. This is the same service that leaves from Naples, but just a bit earlier and in this case it takes 10 hours and 25 minutes to reach Mestre.
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Getting from Amalfi Coast to Venice
Now you should have all the information you need to travel from the Amalfi Coast to Venice.
It’s a long journey by train, by car and also by bus but worth your time and energy once you’ll realize you’re in the city of gondolas and bridges!
Don’t forget that there’s also the option to get a flight from Naples Capodichino airport. This is a good alternative to consider if you’re not willing to drive or spend many hours on trains and buses.
Will you be travelling soon? I invite you to read my 3 days in Venice itinerary to get a better idea on what to do in Venice before arriving to the city.
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