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Route Distance & Map
How Much Time Does It Take To Amalfi Coast From Milan?
How To Get From Milan To Amalfi Coast
Flying To Amalfi Coast
Taking Train To Amalfi Coast
Getting Bus To Amalfi Coast
Driving To Amalfi Coast
Detailed Itinerary To Amalfi Coast From Milan
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Are you in Milan, and do you have an idea of sneaking the picturesque Amalfi Coast into your itinerary? Does it sound impossible to make for you? Well, hold on. Even though they’re far apart, visiting the Amalfi Coast from Milan, is possible.

I visited both places and guided groups of travelers through Italy, so I’ve got many ideas on how to make this journey happen.

In this article, I’ll give you all the options for getting from Milan to Amalfi Coast. So stay tuned!

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Milan To Amalfi Coast Distance & Map: Milan To Positano

The distance between Milan and Amalfi Coast (Positano) is 821 km/510 miles.

The entire journey by car takes over 8 hours, which is quite a lot. So consider flying to Naples and then taking a train/bus or rent a car to the Amalfi Coast.

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Route Map from Milan to Positano (Amalfi Coast)

How Much Time Does It Take From Milan To Amalfi Coast?

🚗 Getting from Milan to Amalfi Coast (Positano) by car takes 8 hours & 50 minutes.

🚊 A train from Milan to Amalfi Coast (Sorrento) takes about 5 hours & 50 minutes (depending on the train you take).

🚍 Traveling from Milan to Amalfi Coast (Sorrento) by bus takes 15 hours & 30 minutes.

A flight from Milan to Naples (the closest airport to the Amalfi Coast) takes 1 hour & 30 minutes. You can take a train from Naples to Sorrento, which takes 1 hour & 10 minutes.

The fastest way from Milan to the Amalfi Coast is to fly from Milan to Naples and then take the Campania Express train from Naples to Sorrento, or a ferry to any other town on the Amalfi Coast.

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How To Get From Milan To Amalfi Coast

You can get to Amalfi Coast from Milan by plane, train, bus, car, or a boat (partially).

The fastest, easiest, and most convenient way is to fly from Milan to Naples and then take a train or a ferry from Naples to Sorrento or any other town on the Amalfi Coast.

Here are all the travel options in detail:

Milan To Amalfi Coast Flight

The closest you can get to Amalfi Coast by plane is to fly to the airport in Naples. You’ll have to take a train, bus, or a boat to the Amalfi Coast from there.

The airlines that cover this flights are Ryanair or Easyjet.

FLIGHT TIME: 1 hour & 30 minutes + 1 hour & 10 minutes by train (Naples – Sorrento)
FLIGHT COST: $30 up to $100.

Check out flights from Milan to Naples here.

How Far Is Milan To Amalfi Coast By Plane?

It’s 658 km/408 miles by plane from Milan to Naples. Naples is the closest airport to the Amalfi Coast. From Naples, you can take a train or a boat to Sorrento (the starting point of the Amalfi Coast).

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Flying in above Naples – Italy

Milan To Amalfi Coast Train

If you want to take a train from Milan to Amalfi Coast, you’ll need to take a train to Naples first. After, change to another train from Naples to Sorrento.

Note that trains within the Amalfi Coast only operate in Sorrento (closest to Naples) and Salerno (the last town on the Amalfi Coast).

You can only get around between the two cities by car or bus.

Milan To Amalfi Coast High Speed Train

There is a high-speed train from Milan to Naples. It’s the Italo Treno or the Frecciarossa Train and takes 4 hours & 28 minutes.

It only stops twice throughout the journey, in Milan Rogoredo and Roma Termini.

HIGH-SPEED TRAIN MILAN – NAPLES: Italo Treno or Frecciarossa Train, takes 4 hours & 28 minutes.
COST: approx. $120.

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Cicumvesuviana Line Or Campania Express?

Once you’re in Naples, you’ll have 2 train options to Sorrento: Circumvesuviana Line and the Campania Express.

The Circumviana Line is the original train line between Naples and Sorrento, stopping at many stations. It takes about 1 hour & 10 minutes, but often around 1.5 to 2 hours to get to Sorrento due to delays. It’s also super crowded and quite uncomfortable.

There is also a new train option called the Campania Express, which only takes 50 minutes and is less crowded and more comfortable.

TRAIN NAPLES – SORRENTO: 1 hour & 10 minutes with the Circumvesuviana Line (often takes up to 1.5 or 2 hours due to delays).
COST: $3.90.
TRAIN NAPLES – SORRENTO: 50 minutes with Campania Express (fastest and less crowded).
COST: $8.

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Train From Naples To Sorrento

Milan To Amalfi Coast Bus

Taking a bus from Milan to Amalfi Coast is also possible. It’s the longest, yet cheapest option. The best way is to take a Flixbus from Milan to Rome.

Then, change to another Flixbus directly to Sorrento, the starting point of the Amalfi Coast.

BUS TIME: 15 hours & 30 minutes with Flixbus (change in Rome).
COST: $30

Check out bus connections from Milan to Sorrento here.

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Me exploring Positano – Amalfi Coast

Milan To Amalfi Coast By Car

Alternatively, you can rent a car to get to the Amalfi Coast. But first, I recommend flying from Milan to Naples. After, you can rent a car in Naples and make a road trip through Amalfi.

However, I don’t recommend this option. The traffic is terrible on the Amalfi coast, you’d spend a lot of time in a traffic jam and would lose time.

The best way to get around Amalfi is by taking buses and boats.

But, if you insist on renting a car. In that case, my biggest tip is to get from one place to another early in the morning or later in the evening, when the traffic is better.

In this case, renting a car will be beneficial. It’ll give you flexibility if you plan your trip wisely.


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Can You Do Amalfi Without A Car?

Yes, you can visit Amalfi without a car, and it’s actually a great idea. Not having a car is better in Amalfi because the traffic is terrible.

You’d be stuck in a traffic jam most of the time. Besides, the coastline roads are tiny and curvy, so driving on these is pretty difficult.

The best way to get around Amalfi Coast is by bus or boat anyways. The towns are well-connected, so you can visit almost everything without a car.

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Milan To Amalfi Coast Itinerary

If you have more days and want to make a beautiful road trip from Milan to the Amalfi coast, you’re in the right spot. I love creating travel itineraries for you guys. So this article won’t be an exception.

If you want to make a road trip itinerary from Milan to the Amalfi Coast, plan for at least 7 to 10 days.

If you want to enjoy the highlights along the journey, make a 7-day Milan to Amalfi coast itinerary. If you want to enjoy the highlights and have at least 3 days to explore the coast, make a 10-day Milan to Amalfi coast road trip.

Here is the ultimate road trip itinerary from Milan to the Amalfi Coast for you:

1.Milan Parma Pisa
2.Pisa Florecne
3.Florence Tuscany
5.Tuscany Rome
7.Rome Sorrento
8.Amalfi Coast
9.Amalfi Coast
10.Amalfi Coast
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Milan To Amalfi Coast Road Trip: Notes

Here are some notes for your road trip from Milan to the Amalfi Coast.

1. DAY: Rent a car for 7 days and travel from Milan to Pisa. I highly recommend stopping near Parma to taste some delicious Parmigiano Cheese and Parma Ham (in Casa Graziano) on the way. Then, stay overnight in Pisa.

2. DAY: Explore Pisa in the morning and, later, travel to Florence. Enjoy your evening in Florence. Eat delicious Foccacia and walk up to the Piazzale Michelangelo for the city’s best views.

3. DAY: If you want, you can stay in Florence in the morning and visit some museums. Then, make your way to Tuscany (Montepulciano). Enjoy the beautiful Tuscan countryside and a romantic gateway in a hotel with a pool.

4. DAY: Enjoy wine tasting in Tuscany.

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Me enjoying wine tasting in Tuscany

5. DAY: Travel from Tuscany to Rome. In the afternoon, explore Rome by visiting the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, and make your way to Piazza Navona for a delicious Italian dinner.

6. DAY: Explore Rome. You can visit the Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel, Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica, St. Angelo Castle, and hang out in Trastevere.

7. DAY: Travel from Rome to Sorrento. This is when you reach the Amalfi Coast. I recommend returning your rental car in Sorrento and spending the next 3 days exploring the Amalfi coast by boat. Stay in Sorrento tonight.

8. DAY: Take a boat from Sorrento to Amalfi. Make the town your base, stay in Amalfi for 2 or more nights, and enjoy its unique atmosphere. Today, explore Amalfi and maybe Ravello if you want to.

9. DAY: Take a boat to Capri Island from Amalfi. Enjoy the boat ride and the incredible Capri Island. In the evening, take a boat back to Amalfi.

10. DAY: Enjoy Amalfi and its stunning coast on this last day. Stay in Amalfi in the morning and then return to Sorrento.

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Me exploring Capri Island

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FAQs: How To Get From Milan To Amalfi Coast

I’ve also answered some of the most frequently asked questions. Check my answers below.

Can You Get A Train From Milan To Amalfi Coast?

Yes, you can take a train from Milan to Amalfi Coast. First, take a high-speed train from Milan to Naples. Then, change to another train from Naples to Sorrento. The entire train journey takes about 5 hours & 50 minutes.

Which Is Better Lake Como Or Amalfi Coast?

I think Lake Como is better. The reason is that Lake Como is bigger, and so the crowds will be scattered and not so overwhelming. It has stunning mountain scenery and is overall more iconic.

Amalfi Coast, especially during the summertime, is overcrowded and sometimes loses its charm due to the crowds.

Is 3 Days Enough For Amalfi Coast?

3 days is the minimum time I recommend spending on the Amalfi Coast. The best time to spend there is 5 days. This way, you’ll have enough time to explore the entire coast and even visit the beautiful Capri Island.

How Far Is Milan From The Amalfi Coast?

It’s 821 km/510 miles. It takes about 8 hours & 50 minutes to travel by car from Milan to the Amalfi Coast. The train takes about 5 hours & 50 minutes, and flying + train takes about 3 hours.

WRAP-UP: Milan To Amalfi Coast

These are the options for getting to the stunning Amalfi Coast from Milan. If you follow the itinerary, you’ll get the most out of the journey. My biggest tip is to avoid visiting the Amalfi Coast in the summertime (June, July, August, beginning of September). Because the crowds ruin the romance and experience of this place, but otherwise, it’s beautiful.

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Happy Travels!

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About the author: Nicoletta is a travel enthusiast and passionate language learner. While traveling, she loves to connect with locals using her language skills to learn about new cultures. Look for her skiing, hiking in the mountains, or exploring new destinations as she designs travel itineraries for her clients.

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