Traveling from Capri to Positano was one of our easy trips as we caught the 9:55 am ferry.
After breakfast we made our way to the bus stop. It was sad leaving Capri, but we were looking forward to our stay in Positano. We bought our tickets and were directed to the corner to pick up the bus. We paid 5.40 Euro for three tickets, (we needed a ticket to bring our wheeled luggage on the bus). Even though we were one of the first people at the bus stop, by the time the bus came, people were just pushing their way to get on the bus. When we got on the bus we put our wheeled luggage up front with the driver. It was so crowded, we ended up putting our duffle bag and back packs up front to allow more people to get on the bus.
I was glad it was not a long ride as we were packed in like sardines. This was the busiest bus we rode during our stay.
When we arrived at Marina Grande, J went to purchase our ferry tickets (17.70 Euros per person) while I did some last minute browsing.
TIP: Cash is required to purchase ferry tickets.
The ferry departed promptly at 9:55 am. We thought the ferry was going to Positano and then Amalfi but the ferry ended up going to Amalfi first, which took us longer to get to our destination.
The pictures of Capri from the ferry gives you a different view of the island.
It was a beautiful day for the ferry ride. It took about 45 minutes to arrive to Amalfi.
We quickly dropped people off and picked up more passengers before finally reaching Positano.
We arrived in Positano around 11:30am. The view of the harbor is even more beautiful than the pictures. We were staying here for four nights and were looking forward to exploring the Amalfi coast. As soon as you come off the ferry there are ticket booths to buy tickets for the different ferries.
TIP: The ferry does not run in bad weather or if the seas are rough. Have a backup plan. The ferry did not run two days we were there.
As we came off the ferry, we could see the beach.
The village is very picturesque.
We were staying at Pensione Maria Luisa, which was nestled in the hills. If you arrive by ferry, you have to walk up ALOT of STAIRS and once you pass this section, then there is a hill to climb, as there are no taxi or buses in this part of town. There is no way to escape the stairs or the hills in Positano. Keep that in mind if you choose to stay in this town. I was so glad J had our luggage.
We finally reached the canopy walkway.
There was a table set up under a tree along the walk way with tourist information and a map. They told us we could catch the one way bus to our hotel at the corner, but we would still have to take a walkway and walk down steps to reach the hotel. The red buses makes a loop around Positano and only runs during certain hours. We decided to walk because the bus had to go out of our way due to the location of the hotel.
We continued walking up the hill. In the next couple of days, we would walk this hill numerous times during our stay. But it is much easier without luggage.
After taking some pictures of the amazing views of where we just came from, we continued up the hill.
We could see the hotel in the distance, but we still had to get to it.
The sign pointed us in the right direction.
Finally we arrived at Pensione Maria Luisa. Later, we discovered the steps that go right to the beach near our hotel which would have been more of a direct route, but it would have been difficult climb with luggage.
We had read about the stairs and the hills in Positano, but nothing prepares you for it until you actually experience it. I would not hesitate to stay here again, even with all the steps. The views are worth it.