Coast of Positano, Italy

Ferry from Sorrento to Positano

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

How to get from Sorrento to Positano by ferry

Traveling from Sorrento to Positano is fairly easy, as there are numerous weekly connections by ferry and hydrofoil. Have a look at the connections and timetables of the Sorrento - Positano ferry route and book cheap ferry tickets on Ferryhopper!

Ferry schedules from Sorrento to Positano*

Is there a ferry from Sorrento to Positano?

There are usually up to 40 weekly ferry connections from May until the end of October. The Sorrento - Positano itinerary is operated by 4 companies: Alilauro, NLG, Positano Jet and Seremar. 

As this is a seasonal route, please check our page for further updates.

How long is the ferry ride from Sorrento to Positano?

The duration of the ferry trip from Sorrento to Positano is about 30-45 min, depending on the ferry company and the type of vessel.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Sorrento to Positano?

Yes, the crossings from Sorrento to Positano are also operated by fast ferries that reach the port in about 30 min.

How much is the ferry from Sorrento to Positano?

The price of the ferry ticket and hydrofoil services from Sorrento to Positano is about €20. However, the cost varies depending on seasonality and available discounts.

What’s the ferry schedule from Sorrento to Positano?

The Sorrento - Positano ferry trips are available only from May until the end of October with about 40 weekly connections.

If you wish to travel by ferry from Sorrento to Positano, keep in mind that the earliest ferry normally departs from Sorrento at 08:35, while the last departure is usually at 14:55.

What’s the distance between Sorrento and Positano?

The distance between Sorrento and Positano is approximately 15 nautical miles (about 27km).

Am I allowed to travel from Sorrento to Positano?

Yes, traveling from Sorrento to Positano and visiting the villages of the Amalfi Coast is currently allowed. Before planning your trip, take a look at the latest updates on COVID-19 and ferry travel in Italy, including all the documents required for your trip.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Sorrento to Positano?

On Ferryhopper, you can book ferry tickets from Sorrento to Positano with just a few clicks! Find all the details about ferry crossings on our Map of ferries, compare companies, prices and schedules and plan your trip at no additional cost!

Sunset at the port of Positano in Italy

Sunset at the port of Positano

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Sorrento to Positano

Wondering how to make the best of your trip from Sorrento to Positano? Have a look at some important tips for your ferry ride:

  • Make sure to check the ferry schedules before your trip, as they vary from season to season and change often.
  • In case of hazardous weather conditions, ferry and hydrofoil services are usually suspended. In such cases, we suggest you consult with the ferry company you are traveling with.
  • In July and August, it’s best to arrive at the port of Sorrento earlier to avoid delays due to the crowd. This also applies to ferry rides during the weekends.
  • Once you reach Positano, you can continue your adventure and even reach the islands of the Gulf of Naples. Discover the Positano - Capri and Positano - Ischia ferry connections on Ferryhopper!

Where to take the ferry from Sorrento to Positano

Ferries and hydrofoils to Positano depart from the port of Marina Piccola, which is located close to Sorrento’s historical center. There, you can find bars, restaurants, shops and several paid parking lots for long or short-term stays.

You can reach the port of Marina Piccola by car, train or bus. Alternatively, you can take the Circumvesuviana railway line from Naples and arrive in Sorrento in about 1 hr.

Ferry Luggage

Each company that operates on the Positano - Sorrento ferry route has different policies for luggage:

  • NLG allows suitcases, travel bags and backpacks with maximum dimensions of 50x30x15cm and a weight that must not exceed 5kg.
  • With Alilauro, you can bring a single piece of luggage weighing less than 9kg and with a maximum size of 50x35x20cm.
  • Positano Jet considers trolley bags and all types of suitcases to be luggage, regardless of weight and size, with an additional fee of €2. Handbags and backpacks are free of charge.
  • On the ferries of Seremar, passengers are allowed to bring baggage with maximum dimensions of 50x30x15cm and a maximum weight of 10kg on conventional ferries and 5kg on high-speed ferries.

Reminder: for additional luggage and luggage that exceeds the proposed size/weight, companies apply an extra boarding fee. 


Given the short duration of the Sorrento - Positano ferry ride, there are no cabins available on the ships. Onboard seating is included in the ticket price.

Daily ferries from Sorrento to Positano