How I Booked A 3-Day Trip To The Amalfi Coast For Under $400
Updated: Jun 5
Everyone dreams of going to the most breathtaking and picturesque place in Europe but don't think they will ever be able to due to its high profile visitors and luxurious ambiance. The Amalfi Coast is one of the most magically beautiful places I have and probably will ever visit. I didn't think I was going to be able to afford to go there because I too thought you must be a millionaire to enjoy the boat rides along the mountainous coast but I am here to attest that a 3-day trip can cost you under $400 if you read about all of my money-saving tips and tricks that I am about to tell you.
First and foremost, you guys already know the drill. GOOGLE FLIGHTS EXPLORE MODE. I cannot stress to you all enough how important it is to be flexible when trying to travel on a budget. Pick the month you want to go and let google flights pick your dates and depending on where you are flying from (I was flying from Spain at the time) I had a specific time frame I had to go so I ended up paying more than I needed to and it was still only $210 round trip.
Next, AGAIN GOOGLE HOTELS EXPLORE MODE. This way you are able to see ALL available hotels/ bed & breakfasts, their price & location. So that way you don't need to play the guessing game of how close is it to downtown or if it's by the water or what train/ bus routes are close. But, when you do this... make sure you still map out on your phone how far away where you are staying from the main area you want to be spending your time in because we ended up staying an hour away by bus up the mountains from Amalfi town. On the bright side, I only spent $140 for a 3-night stay at the cutest bed & breakfast run by the sweetest mother and daughter that provided a full breakfast every morning, free champagne in our personal mini-fridges, and a pool.
Lastly, in order to keep your costs low don't be scared to take public transportation! It may take longer (especially in our case when we had no idea what we were doing but now we do and that's why I'm here to tell you) but it definitely adds up and can save you hundreds of dollars. Travel expenses in Amalfi were about $40 and that included 3 train rides, 6 bus rides, and 3 ferry rides. Some of our bus rides would cost 1 euro while taxis were upwards of 20 euros. May take longer and not as comfortable but you end up in the same place.