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. Positano deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Positano

If you’re looking for affordable options, La Serra (Via Marconi n.127) and Remmese (Via G. Marconi) are great picks.

When to visit Positano

Positano in January
Estimated hotel price
$141
1 night at 3-star hotel
Positano in January
Estimated hotel price
$141
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Positano

Plane

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 35h 35m.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Positano, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Positano to Salerno takes 0h 38m and costs around $18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Rome, expect to pay about $43 for a 1h 08m trip.

Car

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 Europcar and SURPRICE CAR RENTAL , among others, in Rome.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Positano, including FlixBus, Itabus and Fiumicino Express. From Salerno, the bus ride to Positano takes 80 km and will cost you around $12. From Rome, the ticket costs about $33 for a journey of 225 km.

Plane

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 35h 35m.

Train

Trenitalia is the most popular train carrier serving Positano, followed by Italotreno. The train journey from Positano to Salerno takes 0h 38m and costs around $18 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Rome, expect to pay about $43 for a 1h 08m trip.

Car

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 Europcar and SURPRICE CAR RENTAL , among others, in Rome.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Positano, including FlixBus, Itabus and Fiumicino Express. From Salerno, the bus ride to Positano takes 80 km and will cost you around $12. From Rome, the ticket costs about $33 for a journey of 225 km.

Airports near Positano

Airlines serving Positano

Lufthansa
Good (4,680 reviews)
KLM
Good (848 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,746 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,180 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,444 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (471 reviews)
Air France
Good (976 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,943 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,364 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (220 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,214 reviews)
Finnair
Good (771 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,178 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (848 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (775 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (437 reviews)
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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 $684 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $1,434 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Villa Palumbo and Pensione Maria Luisa.

Where to stay in popular areas of Positano

Most booked hotels in Positano

Hotel Savoia
4 stars
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
$642+
Poseidon Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
$1,461+
Hotel Villa Franca
5 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
$1,464+
Hotel Conca d'Oro
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$676+
Hotel Posa Posa
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$705+
Hotel Royal Positano
4 stars
Good (6.6, Good reviews)
$381+

Hiring a car in Positano

Expect to pay $3.45 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 $41.35 and $55.13. The most frequently booked car type in Positano is Mini (Fiat 500 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, 39% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay $3.45 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 $41.35 and $55.13. The most frequently booked car type in Positano is Mini (Fiat 500 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, 39% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.