Use the SITA bus (http://www.sitabus.it) from Sorrento Circumvesuviana train station (http://www.vesuviana.it) or from Amalfi bus station. From Sorrento the trip takes 1 hour circa, from Amalfi there is a 20 minutes drive.
Main train line of Trenitalia closer stations are in Naples Piazza Garibaldi or Salerno main station.
From Naples use the Circumvesuviana local train to Sorrento, trip is circa 1 hour (http://www.vesuviana.it) and then continue to Praiano by SITA bus (http://www.sitabus.it), trip is circa another hour.
From Salerno use the SITA bus (http://www.sitabus.it) to Amalfi, trip is circa another hour. the continue to Praiano, still by SITA bus for about further 20 minutes.
There is a network of ferries that run along the towns of the Amalfi Coast. The ferry service is run by Coop Sant'Andrea . They provide quicker access to the towns during the summer months, as opposed to the one main Amalfi Coast road which connects Amalfi to Praiano to Positano and onwards to Sorrento. Major ferry stops are Salerno, Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi. In summer, there are ferry connections from Positano and Amalfi to the pretty towns of Maiori and Minori. Praiano is not serviced by ferry as there is no stable pier to dock and ultimately the marina is very shallow. Positano is the closest point for people staying in Praiano who want the ferry.
The SITA bus service runs all along the Amalfi Coast (and from the main towns of Naples to Salerno). Tourists can purchase a 24h ticket for 6 Euro or a 3 days pass for 15 Euro. The rides are quite frequent and late evening ones are also available. During summer the service is available until midnight from Sorrento and Amalfi to Praiano.
A local bus that loops Praiano and Positano is available from spring until fall. The service is operated by the Flavio Gioia company . Tickets can be purchased on board or at the tobacconist. Further information are available at the local efficient Praiano's tourist office, located in the centre of the village in Via Capriglione by the main Church of San Gennaro.
There are few scooter rental companies in Praiano. This route is highly recommended if one has motorcycle experience. Though the roads are skinny at points, the drivers tend to be responsible and under control.
This is the best way to enjoy Praiano walking the ancient paths that during the last millennium were built with the local stones by the village inhabitants.
• Relax - Praiano is an ideal village if you wish a relaxing holiday in the bustling Amalfi Coast without giving up of being in the middle of the attraction. Positano and Amalfi are at only 20 minutes drive and well connected by the Sita bus network. You can reach the magical village of Ravello and attend a spectacular concert driving only 35 minutes. • Locals gather together for gossip and talking at the main church squares of San Gennaro and San Luca, especially in the evening. The young generation instead will meet at the busy bars of Vivaro, bar Sole and Fioriere to listen music and enjoy a soft drink, a red wine glass or a bier. • Praiano has few small pebble beaches, some are only reachable by boat. The main ones are Marina di Praia especially frequented in the evening because of the famous night club L’Africana but also for the lovely restaurants and La Gavitella, the other main beach, lately becoming the most entertaining beach of the coast for his seaside lidos. The Gavitella is also one of the few beaches of the Amalfi Coast facing West meaning the best exposure to the sun rotation enjoying the longest sun light on the Amalfi Coast until 8.00pm during the summer period. • Some local hotel offer cooking classes with reservation. It could be a fun experience to do if you have Italian culinary ambitions.
Local stores offer hand-made ceramics at lower prices than the neighboring towns.
The proximity to the sea provides many chances to enjoy the local cuisine of the Amalfi Coast. You will see many of the restaurants heading out on their fishing boats to bring back meals for that day. The fish is fresh and the shellfish is very sweet. Be aware that some seafood items may be frozen. The menu will alert you to this. The majority of the wines are local.
Many companies offer apartment and villa rentals, often by the week. These are terrific for those who like to travel and not depend upon the services of a formal hotel. These tend to have more charm and offer economical choices when compared to hotels.
Praiano is on the SITA Sorrento-Salerno line, which will allow you to travel to all of the towns along the Amalfi Coast. Tickets can be purchased at any tabacchi. Remember to validate the ticket once you board the bus or else you risk the chance of being fined if you are caught without a validated ticket.