Travel Budget for Positano

Campania, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Positano?

How much money will you need for your trip to Positano? You should plan to spend around €180 ($201) per day on your vacation in Positano, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €42 ($47) on meals for one day and €6.19 ($6.94) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Positano for a couple is €240 ($269). So, a trip to Positano for two people for one week costs on average €2,514 ($2,820). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

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  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Positano for one week usually costs around €1,257 for one person. So, a trip to Positano for two people costs around €2,514 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €5,027 in Positano. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Positano can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Positano?

How much does a trip to Positano cost? Is Positano expensive? The average Positano trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Positano prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Positano can vary, the average cost of food in Positano is €42 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Positano should cost around €17 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Positano is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Positano is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €6 per person, per day, on local transportation in Positano.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Apr 16, 2019
Flights to Positano

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How much money do I need for Positano?

Typical travel prices in Positano are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Positano. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Positano can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Bus Ticket
  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
  • Chair & Umbrella at Spiaggia Grande
  • Day Trip of Capri & Amalfi
  • Sunset Cruise
  • Full Day Wine Tour
  • Cooking Class
  • Pizza in a Restaurant
  • Sandwich in a Restaurant
  • Bottle of Limoncello
Typical tour prices for Positano

How much do tours to Positano cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    10 days
    $ 1265
  • Weekend in Italy Italian specialists
    1 days
    $ 35
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    8 days
    $ 1235
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    7 days
    $ 1170
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Located on the Amalfi Coast in Campania, Italy, Positano is a very scenic town that offers spectacular coastal views. The town sits on the edge of a hill and flows down toward the sea. Because of its dramatic beauty, Positano attracts thousands of visitors year around.

The town dates back to medieval times when it was a port for the Amalfi Republic. It thrived throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries but by the mid-nineteenth century its prosperity was falling. During those times more than half of the population left, migrating predominantly to America. During the 1950s the town gained popularity as a tourist destination, in part because of John Steinbeck's essay about the area in Harper's Bazaar (May, 1953).
Positano is all about its scenic setting and stunning views. The harbour area is an attraction in and of itself. You will find many shops around the harbour that are fun to wander through as well. Perhaps the most notable "attraction" in Positano is Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta. It's an old church that has an impressive dome. It was built in the 1920s on the sight of the 13th century Byzantine Madonna di Positano. Beyond just gawking at the beautiful scenery and architecture, Positano offers so many amazing things to do.
Positano is small enough to walk around, although the hill is quite steep. It has many steps that take you throughout the many hidden back alleys. It sits on an enclave on the face of a hill and spreads down towards the waters of the Amalfi Coast. There are two beaches in Positano, the main Spiaggia Grande, which is where you will find the ferry port, and the more secluded Fornillo, which is a more relaxed and peaceful place to spend some time.

Simply getting lost in town is probably the best activity that you can enjoy in Positano. Other than that, you can take a ferry trip to Paestum, Ischia and Capri during the summer months. It's also possible to charter a private motorboat and plan your own itinerary, but this won't be cheap. And Positano is a great starting point for an Amalfi Coast Road Trip which will take you along the amazing and gorgeous scenery of this coastal area. Don't miss those small towns with their markets and hidden alleyways!

There are two beaches in Positano. Fornillo is the smaller and more remote one. It can be reached by a set of stairs from the grotto or by path from Spiaggia Grande. There are four beach bars near this beach and no ferry traffic. Spiaggia Grande is the larger and more popular beach. It has a ferry port and much activity.
Food and Dining
As a major tourist destination, there are many restaurants around town that you can enjoy. They vary widely by price and quality. Some restaurants at the top of the town offer excellent views, so wander around until you find one that you like. If you're looking for a favorite of the locals, check out Next2 on Viale Pasitea. It's fun to go on weekends when it's the most crowded in the evening. The food is great, as is the wine, but the energy is what is most appealing.

Many restaurants serve seafood, pizza, and pasta. The food is almost always fresh and the ingredients can be simple or quite complex. Dining in Positano is an experience in and of itself and you should take every opportunity to try something that you've never had before.

You can reach Positano by Sita bus from either Sorrento or Salerno. If you're traveling from Sorrento, make sure you sit on the right side of the bus for the best views. From Salerno you want to be on the left. You'll be dropped off at the top of the town. From there you'll have to take a taxi, bus or walk to your hotel. There are actually two stops so make sure you know which is closer to your hotel before you arrive. It's possible to take a ferry from Naples to Positano. It's more expensive than the bus but its an hour faster and offers great views. Or read how to get to Positano from Naples.

Once you arrive in Positano you can get around by bus or on foot. The local bus goes up and down the hill along a small and congested road. The bus does not accept Unico Campania tickets. You can buy tickets at a local shop or directly on the bus. There are many stairs that weave their way around town. If you're not interested in climbing the stairs then you should research the location of your hotel well in advance. Once you're in town you should buy a tourist map of the town that shows all of the stairways, roads and beaches. While getting lost in town is part of the fun, staying lost too long can get exhausting.
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2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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Travel Tips

Positano Beaches

By backpackguru in Entertainment
Positano, like most beaches in Europe, is not sandy, but instead made of smooth rocks. It's not the beach you think of in the Caribbean with soft, white, sand. Instead, you go to Positano for the town, the views, and the history (and of course the food). The mountains here meet the see and a dramatic way, and the town hovers precariously to on the edge of the water. You come to Positano not for the beaches, but instead for the beauty of the town, the ocean, and the mountains as they connect in a perfect way.

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