The bus is one of the most convenient, economically speaking, ways to transfer from one place to another. From Rome to Sorrento there are a few bus rides a day and if you are not in a hurry and have a lot of luggage, it can be the best solution.
As a student, I took the bus from Rome to Sorrento dozens of times. Mostly, it was a pleasant and enjoyable experience but some days of the week, holidays and specific times, I absolutely do not recommend it.

From Rome two different lines of buses lead to Sorrento center:  Marozzi and Flixbus, and both buses leave from Triburtina Station in Rome.

– MAROZZI

Cost
19€
Travel time
3h 50′
Wi-Fi
On Board
A/C
On Board
  • Ticket can be purchased online https://www.marozzivt.it , at the Rome Triburtina station and in travel agent offices.
  • You can choose your own assigned seat on the bus when you purchase tickets (I recommend next to the window to enjoy the view) – seats number are above the seats.
  • The bus leaves from Roma Tiburtina Station at two different hours: 7 am and 3pm , except on Sundays that  has only one departure at 7am.
  • The ride takes approximately 4 hours but the trip length depends on the traffic on the highway.
  • Tickets cost €19.
  • The bus stops in five little towns (Castellammare, Vico Equense, Meta, Piano di Sorrento, Sant’agnello) before approaching Sorrento.
  • There is no bathroom on board.
  • The bus makes a 15 minutes stop along the way at an Autogrill to use the rest rooms and buy food and drinks.
  • The Marozzi bus shows up only a few minutes before the departure time at the Rome Triburtina station.
  • If you are traveling with luggage, you will have to store them in the luggage compartment on the lower deck of the bus. With a small hand carry, there is overhead storage space on board the bus.
  • There is air-conditioning on the bus.
  • On Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday afternoons expect longer journeys, there may be delays.

– FLIXBUS

Flixbus is a recent international bus agency that allows you to go all around Europe. The route from Rome to Sorrento has been introduced only a few yew months ago but it has already been used by many guests and tourists from all over the world.
Cost
from 11€
Travel time
4h 15′
Wi-Fi
On Board
A/C
On Board
    • Ticket can be purchased online https://www.flixbus.com/ – by selecting the route Rome – Sorrento
    • The ride takes approximately 4 hours  and 15 minutes. Time of arrival is at 12,15, but the trip length depends on the traffic on the highway.
    • The cost of the ticket varies daily, but the price goes from 11€
    • There is a bathroom on board.
    • It is recommended to arrive at least 15 minutes before the departure time at the Rome Tributina station.
    • Each passenger is allowed to take 1 item of luggage (max. dimensions per item 31 x 20 x 12 in, 50 lbs. in total) plus 1 carry-on bag (16 x 12 x 7 in, 25 lbs.).
    • There is air-conditioning on the bus.
    • On Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday afternoons expect longer journeys, there may be delays.

     

 

TRAVEL BY BUS? 

PROS:

  • it is cheaper than other forms of transport
  • there is place for the luggage
  • you have a place to sit
  • there is AC (most of the times)
  • you don’t have to change ways of transport

CONS:

  • it is a long trip
  • on holidays there can be a lot of traffi
  • you can not decide when to stop
  • there are only a couple of routes per day