In the large inlet in front of Positano, near the Spiaggia Grande, there's a quay and a pier from which, during the tourist season, the hydrofoils for the Amalfi (Amalfi, Cetara, Maiori and Minori) and Sorrento coasts (Sorrento, Seiano and Castellamare di Stabia) depart.
Same goes for Salerno and Capri, easily reachable from April to the end of October. The connections with Ischia, instead, are guaranteed only during the summer months, while there are no direct connections with Procida.
For pleasure boating it's better to head towards the more equipped ports of Amalfi or Salerno.
Car: A3 Napoli-Salerno motorway. Exit at Vietri sul Mare and take the Strada Statale 163.
From Naples Capodichino airport it's possible to take the Alibus (shuttle service of the Neapolitan Mobility Company) to Naples Central Station (cost € 5.00) and from there, by purchasing another ticket, continue towards Sorrento with the Circumvesuviana (Naples Piazza Garibaldi stop). Positano can be reached by bus from outside the Sorrento Circum station. From April to October there are also sea connections to Positano from Sorrento (Port of Marina Piccola).
Curreri Travel, bus company and travel agency, provides a convenient shuttle service to / from Naples airport / Sorrento. Tickets cost around € 10.00 and can be purchased on board (baggage surcharges apply). For more information: +39 0818015420 / 081 8016376. From Sorrento it's possible to reach Positano by bus. From April to October there are also sea connections to Positano from Sorrento (Port of Marina Piccola).
From Naples Central Station, Sorrento can be reached in about 50 minutes with the Circumvesuviana metropolitan train service (Napoli Piazza Garibaldi stop). Positano can be reached by bus from outside the Sorrento Circum station. From April to October there are also sea connections to Positano from Sorrento (Port of Marina Piccola).
From Salerno (terminus via Vinciprova, about 600m from the station) buses leave for Amalfi. Travel time 1h15min. In Amalfi it's necessary to take another bus to Positano. Journey time 45min. about. From April to October there are sea connections with Positano from the port of Salerno. From Salerno station, the port is a few hundred meters away.
The ticket offices of the shipping companies are located near the port, not far from the pier where hydrofoils depart.
Near the port of Positano there are bars, restaurants, boat rentals and night clubs. Other shops, especially those of clothing, footwear and ceramics, are located along the streets of the center up to the upper part of the town. The vertical development of the town is one of the main characteristics of Positano.
Excluding the Church of Santa Maria Assunta and the two beaches of Marina Grande and Fornillo, there are not many things to see in Positano. The real attraction is its particular configuration overlooking the sea.
Positano attracts more for the way it lives than for what there's to see. The streets of the historic center, all with steps and ups and downs, are the most popular. Tourists are rightly attracted to typically Mediterranean environments.