Getting from Sorrento to Ravello – Best Route and Travel Advice
by Giuseppe Morvillo
by Giuseppe Morvillo
Getting From Sorrento to Ravello
Ravello is known for being the city of music and romance, with its fantastic villas and breathtaking panoramas. If you want to visit Ravello from Sorrento, we recommend you to move by land as Ravello is located in a hilly area. I would like to focus on this point because many of our guests often do not know this and often have difficulties in getting around by public transport and in the changes that need to be made in Amalfi. In fact, there are no means of transport that take you directly to Ravello from Sorrento, you will have to change in Amalfi but we will tell you about this in more detail later in the article.
Unlike Amalfi and Positano, Ravello does not have a port and is not located on the sea but that doesn’t make it less of a reason to visit, its Villas, the auditorium and the historic centre represent it as the queen of the Amalfi Coast. About an hour and a half from Sorrento by car and after passing the town of Amalfi, here you will find all of the information to discover the town by land taking the journey along the famous coastal road, the Amalfi Drive or by sea with private boats, shared tours and ferries.
Sorrento to Ravello: With Private Driver
The town of Ravello is located slightly higher up than the other coastal towns, more precisely between the municipalities of Amalfi and Minori. More than the other destinations, we recommend visiting it with a driver who will guide you directly to Ravello as no public transport from Sorrento arrives directly there. Without traffic, it takes about an hour and a half to get to Ravello from Sorrento, a one-of-a-kind walk especially if shared with a professional and experienced driver. This is why we have selected a team of certified drivers recommended for professionalism and reliability, who have new Mercedes cars or minivans signed with air conditioning and comfort.
We recommend this travel option for couples, families (especially with small children) or groups of friends up to 8 people who:
- Want to arrive to Ravello in the early morning or late in the evening
- Want to stay for dinner in Ravello, Amalfi, Praiano or Positano and return independently
- Have a few hours available and want to experience the Amalfi Coast Tour
- Prefer to travel comfortably
- Want to avoid large crowds and busy bus lines
- Want to avoid changing vehicles or stops
- Have heavy bags and don’t want to stress
- Have strict timetables and cannot risk delays
The driver will pick you up at the requested address or accommodation, help you to arrange your luggage in the car and accompany you to your destination following the fastest and least traveled route, also you will have the option to stop when you want to for a break to take photos of the panorama or for a lunch break along the way.
Sorrento to Ravello: By Bus
If you’re looking to travel to Ravello from Sorrento by bus it is worth knowing that there is no direct bus that goes straight there and it is necessary to take the Sorrento – Amalfi bus, reach the end of the city of Amalfi and then take another bus towards Ravello.
Our Top Tips
- It is possible to reach Amalfi from Sorrento via the SITA bus line.
- There is no direct bus from Sorrento to Ravello
- The total journey from Sorrento to Ravello, including the change over in Amalfi can take from 2hr – 2hr 30min depending on traffic
- The departure of the Sita bus from Sorrento is scheduled from Piazza Giovanni Battista de Curtis, next to the Sorrento Circumvesuviana station.
- Once you reach Amalfi you can take an internal bus that will take you to Ravello in about 30/45 minutes, departing from the Piazza Flavio Gioia
Sorrento to Ravello: By Sea
If you are in Sorrento and you want to reach Ravello by sea, it is important to know that there is no docking point for ferries in Ravello, the village of Ravello is in the mountains and can only be reached by land or by air. The closest port is Amalfi, connected to Sorrento by ferries or private transfers served by local companies and the departure is from the port of Sorrento, reachable on foot from Piazza Tasso in less than five minutes.
From Sorrento to Ravello there is no direct ferry, in fact you must arrive in Amalfi with the Sorrento – Amalfi line and then continue your journey to Ravello by internal bus or taxi.
As we mentioned previously the closest port to Ravello is the port of Amalfi, getting a Private Transfer is the best way to arrive to your destination directly and in comfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a direct bus route from Sorrento to reach Ravello?
No, unfortunate there is no direct bus that takes you to Ravello from Sorrento, you will need to change to another bus in the town of Amalfi.
How long is the car journey from Sorrento to Ravello?
If you are choosing to travel by car, the journey from Sorrento to Ravello can take 1 hour and a half.
Can you do a day trip to Sorrento from Ravello?
Yes of course, but it will require very organised planning and a very early start in order to maximises the sights and activities you will want to see and do during your time in Sorrento.
Is it safe to travel to Sorrento?
Sorrento is known to be a very safe area by local and tourists which is why it’s an ideal location for families, couples and large groups.
Is it possible to reach Ravello by sea from Sorrento?
Unfortunately as Ravello does not have a port the main ways you can reach the town is by land or sky, however the closest port is Amalfi where you can catch a ferry or private transfer boat.
How long does it take to reach Ravello from the port of Amalfi?
From the port of Amalfi it can take 15 minutes by car to reach Ravello or 30 minutes if travelling by bus.