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Positano, Campania, Italy

How much does it cost to travel to Positano?

You should plan to spend around $240 (€222) per day on your vacation in Positano. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $57 (€53) on meals
  • $8.37 (€7.73) on local transportation
  • $319 (€295) on hotels

A one week trip to Positano for two people costs, on average, $3,366 (€3,110). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $240
    222
  • One Week Per person
    $1,683
    1,555
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $3,366
    3,110
  • One Month Per person
    $7,213
    6,665
  • One Week For a couple
    $3,366
    3,110
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $6,732
    6,221
  • One Month For a couple
    $14,425
    13,331
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Positano cost?

A one week trip to Positano usually costs around $1,683 (€1,555) for one person and $3,366 (€3,110) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Positano on average costs around $3,366 (€3,110) for one person and $6,732 (€6,221) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per 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 will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Positano on average costs around $7,213 (€6,665) for one person and $14,425 (€13,331) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Positano has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Positano expensive to visit?

Prices in Positano are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Europe, which is known to be an expensive region, Positano is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to London or Interlaken.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Positano Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Positano?

The average Positano trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Positano travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 295 ($319)
Local Transportation 1 7.73 ($8)
Food 2 53 ($57)
Entertainment 1 60 ($65)
Alcohol 2 8 - 23 ($8 - 25)
Accommodation Budget in Positano
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Positano is $160 (€148). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Positano is $319 (€295). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $160
    148
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $319
    295

Hotel Prices in Positano

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Positano based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $355. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Positano
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Positano is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $8.37 (€7.73) per person, per day, on local transportation in Positano.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $8.37
    7.73

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Positano?

Typical prices for Transportation in Positano are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Positano, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Bus Ticket
    1.60


Food Budget in Positano
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Positano can vary, the average cost of food in Positano is $57 (€53) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Positano should cost around $23 (€21) 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.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $57
    53

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What did other people spend on Food in Positano?

Typical prices for Food in Positano are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Positano, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Sitdown Dinner (for Two)
    31
  • Pizza in a Restaurant
    9.32
  • Sandwich in a Restaurant
    12


Entertainment Budget in Positano
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Positano typically cost an average of $65 (€60) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $65
    60

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What did other people spend on Entertainment in Positano?

Typical prices for Entertainment in Positano are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Positano, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Chair & Umbrella at Spiaggia Grande
    17
  • Day Trip of Capri & Amalfi
    80
  • Sunset Cruise
    24
  • Full Day Wine Tour
    97
  • Cooking Class
    65


Alcohol Budget in Positano
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $17 (€15) on alcoholic beverages in Positano per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $17
    15

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What did other people spend on Alcohol in Positano?

Typical prices for Alcohol in Positano are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Positano, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Bottle of Limoncello
    16


Water Budget in Positano
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $2.96 (€2.73) on bottled water in Positano per day. The public water in Positano is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $2.96
    2.73


Last Updated: May 16, 2023
Positano On a Budget
Positano Positano
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).
Sights
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.
Neighborhoods
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.

Activities
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.

Transportation
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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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
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. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.