Salerno to Ravello via Ferry

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1. Posted by Proudsaffer (Budding Member 12 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

Hoping to get some advice here as have had before on other Italian tips.... My daughter and I are travelling on the high speed train from Rome to Salerno and then need to get to Ravello. Our Bnb hosts have suggested taking the ferry from Salerno to Amalfi which takes 30 mins. Does anyone know how far away the dock is for the ferries to Amalfi from Salerno train station? Also on arriving in Amalfi is it cheap to get a taxi to Ravello which I believe is not far away but up the mountain from Amalfi? We will have our suitcases with us.

Kind regards

2. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 4465 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

>on arriving in Amalfi is it cheap to get a taxi to Ravello which I believe is not far away but up the mountain from Amalfi?

Nothing is cheap on the Amalfi Coast, even more so in high season (you're going in August I think?).

Amalfi > Ravello is about 7km/4.5 miles but it's a wiggly road so it'll take15+ minutes. The official 2022 taxi rate is here:

https://www.sorrentoreview.com/amalfi-coast-taxi-prices.html

You're looking at around 40euro.

> Does anyone know how far away the dock is for the ferries to Amalfi from Salerno train station?

If you look at googlemaps you'll see that Salerno railway station is right by the coast. The Travelmar coastal ferries leave from docks at Piazza della Concordia, about 10 minutes' walk away. Googlemaps will show you the walking route.

https://www.travelmar.it/en/timetable

3. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 4465 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

I should have made it clear that the Amlafi Coast settlements aren't expensive just because visitors are being ripped-off.

The Amalfi Coast has been a hotspot destination...especially for the wealthy.... since the 1700s. Expensive = exclusive.

Nothing is cheap simply because a) local people have to live & work in that same, expensive area and b) during the high & shoulder seasons they have to make enough to live on during the off-season winter months when there are far, far fewer visitors and many local people are out of work (because most work is seasonal).

4. Posted by Proudsaffer (Budding Member 12 posts) 1w Star this if you like it!

Thanks so much for the feedback.