Ferry from Naples to Positano
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Naples to Positano?
There are usually up to 16 crossings per week to Positano from May to October. This service is offered by the companies Navigazione Libera del Golfo (NLG) and Alilauro.
Please bear in mind that ferry timetables are subject to change from season to season. You can check our fare search engine for the latest ferry timetables and book your ferry tickets with no extra fees.
How long is the ferry ride from Naples to Positano?
The duration of the ferry trip from the port of Naples to Positano is approximately 1 hr 45 min. Please, keep in mind that travel time depends on weather conditions and the type of ferry.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Naples to Positano?
Yes, the fastest ferry to Positano from Naples takes around 1 hr 45 min by high-speed boats (hydrofoils).
How much is the ferry from Naples to Positano?
The ferry ticket price from Naples to Positano is around €25. However, the ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on the vehicle, seat selection and available discounts.
What’s the ferry schedule from Naples to Positano?
The Naples to Positano route is only available from May to the end of October with 2 daily ferry crossings.
The earliest NLG ferry departs from the port of Naples at 08:35. There is another crossing at 09:00 by the Alilauro hydrofoil (with a change in Sorrento).
The latest departure is usually at 16:35, with the ferry reaching Positano at approximately 18:25.
What’s the distance between Naples and Positano?
The distance between Naples and Positano is 27 nautical miles (approximately 50km).
Am I allowed to travel from Naples to Positano?
Yes, you can travel from Naples to Positano at the moment. However, travel guidelines may change. So, make sure to check the latest Covid-19 travel requirements before your trip.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Naples to Positano?
A picturesque alley embellished with flowers in Positano
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Naples to Positano
Here are some travel tips for your trip from Naples to Positano:
- Especially during July and August, it is advisable to arrive at the port of Naples at least 1 hour before boarding.
- Ferry times can often change. Therefore, we advise you to inquire about it a few days before your departure to avoid unpleasant surprises.
- After you visit the extraordinary Positano, you can continue your adventure to the islands of the Gulf of Naples. Take a look at the ferry connections Positano - Capri or Positano - Ischia for an unforgettable stay in Italy!
Where to take the ferry from Naples to Positano
The port of Naples is located near the city center (Piazza Municipio) and is easily accessible by public transport. It is about 15km from Capodichino airport and only 10 min from the Naples central railway station.
Ferries and hydrofoils to Positano leave from the Beverello pier in the port of Naples. You can reach the pier on foot, by taxi, bus or metro.
Each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. Specifically:
- NLG allows 1 piece of luggage up to 50x30x15cm in size. The limit for carry-on luggage is up to 5kg. Suitcases, travel bags and backpacks are considered luggage.
- Alilauro allows only carry-on luggage with a weight limit of 9kg and a maximum size of 50x30x20cm at no extra cost.
Tip: please note that ferry companies charge fees for additional baggage and baggage exceeding the size and/or weight policy.
Due to the short duration of the Naples - Positano ferry trip, there are no cabins available on the boats. Onboard seating is included in the ticket price.
Can I travel on the ferry from Naples to Positano with a car?
Vessels for this route do not transport vehicles from Naples to Positano. However, if you are traveling with a vehicle, you can take advantage of the paid parking lots near the port of Naples. They are mostly inexpensive and offer a free shuttle service to passenger terminals.