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Private car transfer
from Rome to Praiano

  • Door-to-door in 3 h 40 min
  • From ... per seat
  • Professional driver
  • Sanitized vehicles
Risk-free

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Trip Information

Pick-up

Your driver will meet you at your address in Rome.

  • Door-to-door service
  • Help with your luggage

Trip

You’ll travel in comfort for 3 h 40 min.

  • Optional sight-seeing
  • Clean, comfortable car
  • Professional driver
  • Bottled water
  • Child seats
  • Prepared for handicapped
  • Smoke-free
  • Pet friendly

Drop-off

Your driver will drop you off at your address in Praiano.

  • Door-to-door service
  • Help with your luggage
In total
  • 282 km
  • 3 h 40 min

Visit these sights on the way

Overview: Car trip from Rome to Praiano

A car trip from Rome to Praiano means you’ll be piercing through the heart of Italy, passing by the breathtaking Italian countryside. Your journey in your private car will take around three to four hours without any stops, covering a distance of 168 miles (270 km).

Right after leaving the dynamic and lively Rome and its urban surroundings, soon you will have vast farms, olive groves, and hills as your views from each car window. This part of your trip will serve as a glimpse into Italy's rural beauty and agricultural heartland. As you approach Naples, you'll start getting glances of the sea as you head towards the Amalfi Coast. And finally, from Sorrento on, the famous Amalfi Drive will begin, taking you along a narrow and winding road with unparalleled vistas of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

One of the best parts of traveling with Daytrip is that you can plan the stops along the way and take as much time as you need to explore all your route has to offer. Start with Anfiteatro Campano, Italy's oldest and second-largest amphitheater, built sometime between the 1st century BC and 2nd century AD. Take a stroll in the underground chambers, trap doors, and ancient Roman tombs. Add Mount Vesuvius as your second stop, where you can take a hike around and to the top of the famous mountain that destroyed Pompeii and its surrounding towns with its eruption on August 24, 79 AD. Check our recommended stops for more inspiration.

About Praiano

Traveling from Rome to Praiano is a trip everyone needs to take at least once when visiting Italy. Praiano is one of the smaller communes in the famous Amalfi Coast, meaning it sits on one of the most gorgeous seascapes you’ll ever see.

The town is naturally decorated with dramatic coves and cliffs, beaten with blue waves of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Thanks to Praiano’s unique location, it houses the only beach on the whole Amalfi Coast where you can enjoy watching the sunset in its entirety.

Mirroring the distinct "vertical" nature of the towns along the Amalfi Coast, the upper section of the town is known as "Praiano Vettica," while the lower section, nearest to the sea, is called "Praiano Inferiore". From the upper part, it's possible to access the Path of the Gods, which starts in Agerola and ends in Nocelle, a small village perched above Positano.

While not as well known as Positano, don’t underestimate this small corner of the coast. It has everything you need from a trip in Italy; sun-drenched days by the beach, crystal clear waters, a chance to withdraw from crowds, and fresh and delicious Italian food.

From Rome to Praiano: Travel tips

When you ride from Rome to Praiano with Daytrip, you will have smooth sailing guaranteed. You can simply lean back and enjoy the sights as you pass from Rome to Naples to the Amalfi Drive. Here are some travel tips to ensure you have the ultimate trip.

Control your trip

Daytrip wants you to have your ride exactly how you want it. If you have any special requests or requirements, you can mention these in your booking or contact the customer support team. During your trip, communicate any specific requests or preferences to your driver, whether it's the AC temperature or if you want to stop for a quick photo.

Stop for sightseeing

Along with being the only direct way to travel from Rome to Praiano, Daytrip also is the only travel option that lets you stop for sightseeing. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and enrich your Italian holiday by stopping at must-see sites along the route, such as the imposing Mount Vesuvius or the ancient ruins of Pompeii.

Smart-packing is essential

Pack enough water, nutritious snacks, sunscreen, and lightweight clothes for your trip. Italy’s sun can be quite direct, especially during the summer months. Keep essentials like a hat, sunglasses, and water with you, so you don't have to interrupt your ride looking for something in your suitcase.

How to get from Rome to Praiano

Praiano is accessible from Rome through several different transportation options. Which one to choose depends on personal preferences, with door-to-door private car service being the most comfortable one.

Rome to Praiano by train and bus or taxi

Take a train from Rome to Salerno or Sorrento, and then catch a bus or taxi to Praiano for a cost-effective option. The train from Rome to Salerno is served by Trenitalia's high-speed trains (Frecciarossa or Frecciargento) and takes about two to three hours. From Salerno, take the SITA Sud bus directly to Praiano, or a train to Sorrento and then a SITA Sud bus to Praiano. Although it is an economical option, making so many transfers is not the easiest with luggage.

Rome to Praiano by car-rental

Rent a car for complete flexibility to go at your own pace and for a scenic drive. Take the A1 autostrada to Naples, then follow the A3 towards Salerno, exiting for the Amalfi Coast. While driving a rental gives you complete control, there are some major drawbacks. First, the Amalfi Coast has limited which days rental cars can enter, based on the license plate number. Then, on the day you are allowed to drive, the narrow and winding roads on the Amalfi Coast can be challenging, even for experienced drivers. Additionally, parking in Praiano is limited and often expensive.

Rome to Praiano by private car with Daytrip

Book a private car service for the most direct and comfortable way to get to Praiano from Rome. You still have complete control of your ride, from the pick-up time to sightseeing, without any drawbacks like parking in Praiano. The convenience, flexible schedule, door-to-door service, and the opportunity to make scenic stops along the way are invaluable. Adding to the experience, your friendly local driver would be happy to share their insights about local culture and things to do when you get to Praiano.

Rome to Praiano by plane to Naples then by car or bus

While you can fly from Rome to Naples, then take a bus, train, or private car from Naples to Praiano, this option only makes sense if you're already in the Rome airport - in which case, it's better to book your flight to Naples instead of Rome in the first place. Otherwise, it's not worth the time, even thinking about it.

Things to do when you get to Praiano

After your seamless road trip from Rome, you’ll find Praiano is a town where natural beauty, cultural richness, and serene atmosphere come together in perfect harmony. Here, it is possible to enjoy your days to the fullest, whatever your preferred activities. Check out some of the best things to do when you get to Praiano.

Walk on the Path of the Gods

Don’t leave the Amalfi Coast before embarking on this famous odyssey. Hiking the Path of Gods is all about incomparable views of the coast, Capri, and the surrounding mountains. Legend says that the path was shaped by gods when they rushed to the earth to save Ulysses from the siren’s song, hence the name.

Being accessible for most skill levels means the trail gets extremely crowded during the high travel season. It's better to plan your visit around the shoulder months - from March to June or September to October. Keep in mind that it takes four to five hours to complete the trek, and it is at a height of 2065 ft (630 m).

Take a dip in the Fiordo di Furore

Right next to Praiano lies this stunning fjord (well, technically a ria) and one of the Amalfi Coast's most iconic beaches. Imagine a beach tucked away at the bottom of a deep gorge, which stays cool from morning to evening and is covered by a soothing shade almost all day. Then add a small bridge arched above the bright blue waters. All this is part of a town called Furore, near Praiano, and is easily accessible. After enjoying this tiny beach, continue to explore the town’s white-washed houses with artwork lined up on their walls.

Be mesmerized at the Festival of San Domenico

If you're planning to visit in the summer, try to make sure you're in Praiano on August 4th for the Festival of San Domenico. Since 1599, Praiano has celebrated the Festival of San Domenico by decorating homes with wax and oil lamps.

The light displays, people coming together in candle-lit streets, and music filling the town is downright enchanting. This tradition honors the arrival of Dominican Monks at Santa Maria a Castro Monastery, inspired by a prophetic dream about Domenico spreading "God's word throughout the world." Have a glimpse of how beautiful the festival looks here.

When is the best time to visit Praiano

Visit Praiano during the spring (April to June) and early fall (September to October) for mild weather. Temperatures are ideal for enjoying the hikes around Praiano, swimming, and sunbathing without the danger of sunstroke or crowds of people. You'll also get better availability and prices than in the summer.

Spring is particularly magical as the coastline is bursting with flowers, the weather is perfectly balmy, and sweet evening breezes come with the sunset. Early fall brings a serene atmosphere, allowing for a more relaxed exploration of Praiano and its surroundings.

Additionally, these times offer the chance to experience local festivals and events with fewer tourists and a more authentic glimpse into the Amalfi Coast's culture and traditions.

Questions & Answers about Traveling from Rome to Praiano

The best way to get to Praiano from Rome is by a private car service with Daytrip. It's the only door-to-door travel option and the only one where you can enrich your trip with sightseeing stops. Alternatively, if you’d prefer a more economical option, take a high-speed train at Trenitalia (Frecciarossa or Frecciargento) from Rome to Salerno, followed by a SITA Sud bus to Praiano.
Yes, without a doubt! Whether you are going for a more tranquil and authentic Amalfi Coast experience or for a base that is close to the other towns, Praiano makes a great choice. Unlike its busier neighbors, Praiano is a serene retreat with far-flung sea views, sun-washed beaches like Marina di Praia, and unique cultural experiences, such as the Festival of San Domenico.
No, there isn't a direct train service to Praiano, Italy. The nearest major train stations are in Salerno and Sorrento. You can reach Praiano via SITA Sud buses or private transfers from these towns. The combination of transfers makes this option inconvenient.
Praiano does not have a train station, which helps maintain its quaint vibes. The closest train stations are in Salerno and Sorrento. You can reach Praiano by bus or private transfer from either of these towns.

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  • English speaking*

    All Daytrip drivers speak English* as well as their native language (and sometimes additional languages too!). They'll be happy to discuss local history and culture with you, as well as answer any questions you may have. And because they speak the language, they're able to provide you with a unique opportunity to connect with local culture. *Drivers for Lite service aren't required to speak English but must meet all other standards.

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    We screen all our drivers for criminal and traffic records, and personally interview each one. We also inspect their cars for safety, comfort, and reliability. All cars must be less than ten years old, in excellent operating condition, and insured as required by local law. And because our drivers are locals, they're familiar with the rules and customs of the road.

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  • Cancellations: 100% refund up to 24 hours before the trip!
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Children

If you’re traveling with children, make sure to let us know in the booking so we can get the appropriate child seats ready!

Pets

Pets are allowed (and loved)! We just need to know beforehand. You can tell us about them in the next phase of the booking.

Tips

Gratuity isn’t included or required, but if you really enjoyed your trip, you can show your driver your appreciation with an optional tip (10% is sufficient).

Luggage

  • Big luggage
  • 29x21x11 inches
  • 74x53x28 cm
  • Small luggage
  • 22x14x9 inches
  • 56x36x23 cm

Each passenger is allowed to have one checked bag and one carry on. If you’re traveling with more bags or oversized luggage, you can adjust this while booking.

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