There's nothing like arriving on the Amalfi Coast from the sea. After all, this was the only possible way to reach the coast for hundreds of years until roads were carved in the mountains.
On this page you'll find the updated ferry schedule/timetable for all routes related to the Amalfi Coast towns that have ports (Amalfi, Positano, Maiori, Minori, Cetara) and connections to Sorrento, Salerno, Ischia and Capri as well as answers to frequently asked questions.
The schedules are mantained and updated on the latest timetables released by the ferry companies.
Ferry season on the Amalfi Coast is from late March/April until October. That is, outside of those months, the only routes still running, weather permitting, are between Sorrento, Naples, Capri, Ischia, Procida.
All the available routes can be checked by using the ferry search feature from the top of the page.
Ferry service on the Amalfi Coast starts in late March, with most companies in full swing by mid-April and lasts until end of October.
In short, the following Amalfi Coast towns have ferry service: Amalfi, Positano, Maiori, Cetara, Minori.
Amalfi and Positano are the most connected and served. Then there's also Maiori and Cetara that are well connected to Amalfi and Salerno. Together with Minori, they also have connections with Capri. The ferry service has significantly improved in recent years and it's more relied upon, as an alternative to the congested road traffic.
It depends on a few factors, but since you're asking us: we always prefer the ferry whenever possible. It's more comfortable, more scenic, can be a lot faster since the road can easily get jammed. If you find you can't stomach the twisting bus ride, the ferry ride will be far more pleasant.
You can take luggage on the ferry, but please keep in mind that there might be a few euros surcharge for this (€2 per bag).
The ferry service is rather efficient. Here are some info about the most popular routes:
It's advised to book in advance especially during the months of July and August. Prior to embarking you need to present your voucher at the ticket office to exchange it for a ticket.
You want to be on the side facing the Amalfi Coast. So, this depends on the direction:
There's no direct ferry service from Naples to the Amalfi Coast. You will need to connect either through Sorrento or Capri.
No ferry to Ravello at all. That only leaves the option of a private helicopter transfer to glamorously arrive in Ravello. You can arrive as far as Amalfi by ferry, from which you need to take another means of transport.