Positano travel guide

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You're Going to Love Positano

With a population of 2,334, Positano is a must-see destination in Campania, Italy. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

When to visit Positano

Positano in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Positano in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Positano


Although Positano doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Naples Airport (NAP), which is located 33 km from Positano. The shortest flight to Positano from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 61h 35m.


Italotreno is the most popular train carrier serving Positano, followed by Trenitalia. The train journey from Positano to Rome takes 0h 57m and costs around $19 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Bologna, expect to pay about $40 for a 3h 28m trip.


Another option to get to Positano is to pick up a car hire from Rome, which is about 219 km from Positano. You’ll find branches of SURPRICE CAR RENTAL and Hertz, among others, in Rome.


Several bus lines operate bus routes to Positano, including FlixBus, Itabus and Fiumicino Express. From Frosinone, the bus ride to Positano takes 161 km and will cost you around $30. From Modugno, the ticket costs about $29 for a journey of 274 km.

Airports near Positano

Airlines serving Positano

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British Airways
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Air Canada
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Etihad Airways
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Where to stay in Positano

From 5-star hotels such as the Le Sirenuse to great affordable options like the La Rosa Dei venti, Positano offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $634 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $920 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Positanobb and Pensione Maria Luisa.

Where to stay in popular areas of Positano

Most booked hotels in Positano

Hotel Savoia
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
Hotel Villa Franca
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Covo Dei Saraceni
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
Hotel Conca d'Oro
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
La Maliosa D'Arienzo
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
Hotel Royal Positano
Good (6.6, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Positano

Expect to pay $3.61 per litre in Positano (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $43.31 and $57.74. The most frequently booked car type in Positano is Compact (Citroen C4 Cactus or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Alfa Romeo Giuletta or similar) is, on average, 12% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.