Ferries offer a convenient and easy way to travel from Sorrento to Positano - one of the most beautiful beach towns in Italy, and a jewel of the Amalfi Coast. Positano isn't easy to reach by trains or buses (or even by road), so ferries from Sorrento to Positano are a sensible transport option, and finding a suitable departure shouldn't be hard. Volaviamare offers 3 daily sailings from Sorrento, from April to October. Two boats leave from the easily-accessible Port of Sorrento in the morning, and there should be an afternoon ferry as well. Journeys won't take too long on the company's high-speed ferries, covering the route in 35-40 minutes - so organizing a day trip to the scenic coastal town will be easy. One thing that passengers should know: there's no space for vehicles on Volaviamare ferries, but bikes are allowed. However, parking is available at the Port of Sorrento, so self-driving vacationers can still head to Positano without any problems.
Finding a convenient sailing from Sorrento to Positano won't be hard, providing travelers make the trip in the region's tourist season. Ferries from Sorrento to Positano do not leave the Port of Sorrento for Positano in winter and early spring (November to March), which may be worth bearing in mind when arranging out of season travel. From April to the end of October, there are 3 services every day. All involve high-speed ferries, and take 35-40 minutes to reach Positano. Most boats leave in the morning, although there will be an afternoon departure as well, but there are no evening services to Positano from Sorrento. Ticket prices include discounts for passengers under 12 years of age, and those under 3 travel free of charge. However, expect surcharges to carry pets on board, and extra fees for bulky luggage as well. If travelers have any special needs, staff can be requested to provide assistance. The ferry operator will need advanced notice if assistance is needed, and this should be possible to request during the booking stage.
Departure port: All ferries from Sorrento to Positano will leave from the Port of Sorrento. The port is located in the lower part of the city of Sorrento but is easily accessible from all parts of town. It can be reached on foot from the city center via a passenger elevator, while port shuttle buses run from the station and the center. Sheltered parking is available at the port, with reasonable fees for daily and extended stays. However, there are few facilities at the port. Cafes and stores can be found nearby, but it makes sense to stock up on essentials before sailing.
Arrival port: Ferries from Sorrento will dock at Molo Pennello, which isn't far from Positano's Old Town and Spiaggia Grande (the most popular beach). Positano and the Amalfi Coast in general is very hilly, but SITA buses can transport arrivals to various locations in the nearby area (they stop at the port so transferring won't be difficult). Local orange buses also climb into the town, avoiding the need for length stair climbs. There aren't many facilities at the port, but the seafront is well served by fine restaurants, bars, and places to shop.