Ferry from Sorrento to Positano

Tickets, Prices & Times

Ferries between Sorrento and Positano operate seasonal connections. Find out how to get from Sorrento to Positano by ferry, check the latest timetables, companies and prices, and book your ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper.

Ferry schedules from Sorrento to Positano

Sorrento Positano Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 09:00 Last trip: 19:40 Average duration: 57m Price range: 18.00 € - 24.50 €
Positano Sorrento Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 09:15 Last trip: 18:40 Average duration: 57m Price range: 15.00 € - 24.50 €

Is there a ferry from Sorrento to Positano?

The ferries that serve the route from Sorrento to Positano are daily from April to October. During summer, you can find about 20 daily crossings

The ferry companies that usually operate on this connection are Alilauro Gruson, Navigazione Libera del Golfo (NLG), Positano Jet, Seremar, Alilauro, and Coast Lines.

Tip: please note that the Sorrento to Positano ferry timetable is subject to change. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the Sorrento - Positano crossing on Ferryhopper. 

What's the ferry schedule from Sorrento to Positano?

The Sorrento - Positano ferry connection is active every day with frequent daily crossings in the summer months.

The earliest ferry from Sorrento to Positano departs at 09:00, arriving at 10:25, while the latest scheduled trip to Positano from Sorrento is at 19:40, with estimated arrival at 20:20.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Sorrento to Positano?

The Sorrento to Positano ferry tickets start from €19. The final ticket price depends on the operator, discounts and offers.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the ferry trip to Positano from Sorrento. Find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees


Traveling by boat from Sorrento to Positano is easy, comfortable and you can take advantage of lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to the available discounts. Ferry companies offer special discounts for specific passenger categories, including:

  • Permanent residents
  • Children
  • Toddlers
  • Large groups of travelers

Ferry route info

How long is the ferry ride from Sorrento to Positano?

The Sorrento - Positano ferry trip duration is between 30 min and 1 hr 40 min. This depends on the type of vessel and the weather conditions.

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

Yes, there is. In fact, you can travel with a high-speed hydrofoil ferry from Sorrento to Positano. The fastest ferry to Positano reaches the port in about 30 min.

How far is Sorrento from Positano?

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

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Positano from Sorrento

Before you board the ferry to Positano, have a look at some important tips for your ferry ride:

  • As the port of Sorrento gets quite busy in summer, it is highly recommended that you arrive at least 1 hr before boarding.
  • You can also catch a ferry to Positano from the ports of Naples, Amalfi, Capri, Ischia, Salerno, Castellammare di Stabia, and Vietri sul Mare.
  • Traveling by ferry from Positano to other islands in the Gulf of Naples is easy. Take a look at the Positano - Ischia and Positano - Capri ferry routes on Ferryhopper and explore nearby destinations.
  • Check out our blog for useful information about your next coast-hopping adventure in Italy.

Where do ferries leave 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

Can I travel on the ferry from Sorrento to Positano with a car?

You cannot bring your vehicle on the Sorrento - Positano hydrofoil. If you’re traveling to Positano by car, you can make use of the paid parking lots close to the port of Sorrento.

Ferry Luggage

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

  • NLG allows 1 piece of luggage: suitcases, travel bags and backpacks with maximum dimensions of 50x30x15 cm and a weight that must not exceed 5 kg.
  • With Coast Lines, Alilauro and Alilauro Gruson, you can bring a single piece of luggage with a maximum size of 50x35x20 cm.
  • 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.
  • With Seremar, you can bring along 10 kg of luggage, as long as it's not bigger than 50x30x15 cm. As for hydrofoils, the proposed maximum weight is 5 kg.

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


There are no cabins in the hydrofoils operating the Sorrento - Positano ferry route, as the trip is short. Alternatively, onboard seating is included in the ticket price.

Pet travel

On Sorrento - Positano ferries, you can travel with your pet by paying an additional fee. Make sure to fill out the appropriate information as you book your tickets. A carrier or cage is required for small pets. As for larger pets, they must have a muzzle and be on a leash.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Sorrento to Positano

On Ferryhopper, you can easily book ferry tickets to Positano. Find more information about the ferry to Positano from Sorrento on our Map of ferries, compare companies, prices and schedules, and plan the trip of your dreams!