How to Get to Capri Italy

Planning a trip to Capri and want to know how to get there in the most efficient way?. If so, fantastic, you are in the right place! There are only two ways to reach Capri, which are by boat or helicopter.

It doesn’t matter if you travel from Naples, Rome or any other Italy’city, you won’t have the choice but to sail or fly. But don’t worry, it’s fun and not as complicated as you may think it is. In this article, you’ll find everything you need to know about how to get to Capri, Italy.

 


From Naples to Capri

Getting from Naples to Capri

Via Ferry: From Naples to Capri ( 50 minutes)

Capri is an island located south of the Gulf of Naples, and the most economical way to get there is by taking a ferry. Getting a boat to Capri would be an easy feat considering that the Port of Naples is one of the busiest and largest in the Mediterranean Sea Basin.

Two ferry options can get you to Capri from the ports, the Aliscafi high-speed ferry and the Navi ferry. The Aliscafi offers daily departures from Molo Beverello Port and the fastest way to get to the island by sea.

Navi ferries depart from Calata Porta di Massa and can be an alternative if you’re looking for bargains and affordable rates. 


From Naples Airport to Naples PortGetting From Naples Airport to Naples Port

Via Alibus: From Naples Airport to Naples Port (40 minutes) 

If you’re coming from Naples Airport, exit out of Terminal 1 to reach either the taxi stand or the bus stop.

The Naples Airport Bus is a reliable and affordable option that will take you directly to Piazza Municipio, a square situated in the heart of the city.

It will be a 40-minute journey that will stop for a few minutes at Central Station to pick up a few more passengers. From the piazza, you can then take an approximate 3-minute walk to the ports of Molo Beverello and Calata Porta di Massa. 

Via Taxi: From Naples Aeroport to Naples Port ( 9 minutes)

If you prefer to transfer from the airport to the port by taxi, you may do so but choose the licensed ones and arrange a fixed rate.  


From Naples Train Station Naples Port

From Naples Train Station to Naples PortVia Alibus: From Naples Train Station to Naples Port ( 20 minutes) – Via Taxi: From Naples Train Station to Naples Port ( 9 Minutes)

The most convenient way to get from Naples Central Train Station to Molo Beverello and Calata Porta di Massa is via taxi. You can also ride the Naples Airport Bus that stops at the Central Station.

For an easier route, you can choose to travel via subway. In a course along Piscinola, take the transit line 1 and then get off at the Piazza Municipio. The piazza is just a short walk to both Molo Beverello and Calata Porta di Massa.


From Ischia and Procida to Capri

Getting from Ischia and Procida to CapriVia Ferry: from Procida to Ishia (25 minutes) – Via Ferry: From Ischia to Capri (2h 35 minutes)

If you’re coming from Procida, you can get to Capri through Ischia. There are ferries that can take you from Procida to Ischia in just about 25 minutes. Once you arrive in Ishia, take a ferry to Capri.

If you want a faster journey, you may take the hydrofoils, which are 10 minutes faster compared to the ferries.

The ferries leave in the morning from Ischia and depart from Capri in the afternoon. These routes are also available only during summer from April to October.


From Almalfi Coast to Capri

Getting from Amalfi Coast to CapriDirect Ferry ( 50 Minutes)

Amalfi Coast is located in the Gulf of Salerno in the South of Italy and is UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are direct ferries that can take you to Capri in 50 min, but consider that the schedules for this route can vary due to weather and other external factors. There are 3 ferries per day that sail from Sorrento to Capri.

Via Bus: from Amalfi Coast to Sorrento (1h40min) + Walk: From Piazza Giovani Batista Decurtis to Sorrento Port (10 minutes)+ Ferry: from Sorrento to Capri 30 minutes

You can also take the bus 5070 from Amalfi Coast to Piazza Giovani Batista Decurtis(Sorrento). From there, walk around 10 minutes to the port, then take a ferry to Capri.

Taxi (40 minutes) + Ferry (30 minutes)

Another option is to take a taxi from Piazza Flavio Gioia directly to Sorrento port and take a ferry to Capri. If you travel in the low season, you may arrange a private boat tour or hire a skippered boat.


From Rome to Capri

Getting from Rome to CapriVia TAV Train or Eurostar Freccia Rossa: From Roma Termini to Naples (1h 10 minutes)

To get to Capri’s island, you have to travel via train from Rome Termini Station to Naples and then hop on a ferry to Capri. 

The distance from Rome to Naples is only 140 miles. All trains in Naples leave from the Roma Termini central. The fastest option is the Eurostar Freccia Rossa or TAV, which can get you to Naples in just an hour and 10 minutes.  

Via Train: From Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale (1h12 minutes) – Via Subway: From Napoli Central to Naples (5 minutes) – Via Ferry: from to Capri ( 50 minutes)

Intercity is a regional train, and this route will get you to Naples in two hours. If you want to enjoy the view on your way to Naples, you can choose the Interegionali Trains, which is much slower and most economical.

Via Train: From Roma Termini to Napoli Centrale ( 1h13minutes) – Via Alibus: From Napoli Central to Naples (20 minutes) – Via Ferry: From Naples to Capri: 50 minutes) 

The train will get you to Naples in four hours and will allow you to marvel at the beauty of the Lazio and Campania regions. Be aware that some of these regional trains stop in Cassino or Latina, and if you take this route, you may need to transfer trains. 


From Sorrento to Capri

Getting from Sorrento to CapriVia Ferry: From Sorrento to Capri ( 30 minutes)

The crossing time from Sorrento to Capri takes approximately 25-30 minutes. In the summer, ferries are more active and offer service transfer about every 30 minutes.

From Sorrento city center, you can get to the port of Marina Piccola by going down the stairs from Piazza Tasso, but know that it will be more challenging to climb all these steps back on your return.

If you want to skip the stairs, you may take the shuttle buses or a lift from the Villa Comunale for €15, where you can enjoy the breathtaking views of Sorrento.


Get to Capri Via Helicopter

The fastest way to get to Capri is by helicopter. Of course, it’s the most expensive option, but it shortens your travel time and saves you hassle with crowded public transportation.

Some companies offer exciting excursions and transfer by helicopter from Naples airport to Capri, including Florence, Rome, and many other Italy’s cities. The helicopter service usually includes pick up from your hotel or airport, which is convenient. 

Private Transfer vs. Regular Transfer?

Private transfers can provide you the ease of travel. Regular transfers to Capri will demand you to endure the hardship of public transportation. You will need to transfer multiple times just to get to the ferries.

And when you finally get on board, the boat will be packed with people. If you opt for a private transfer, you will get to your ferry or vessel without the hassle, and you won’t have to worry about carrying heavy suitcases.


Tips

  • A pleasant way to explore Capri island’s beauty and all its attractions without dealing with public transportations is on an organized day trip. An 8-hour day tour offers pick-up service from the airport or hotel on a comfortable coach and includes a local professional guide, boat ride, and delicious snacks, beverages, and lunch. You also get plenty of time to explore the island on your own or take a short boat ride to the Blue Grotto before traveling back to your destination.
  • If you’re planning to bring your car or motorbike, know that private non-resident vehicles are not allowed on the island during the peak tourism periods. Capri has one road, the Provincial Highway, and it has fully operational buses for commuters. Upon your arrival on the island, you may use a porter service to move your luggage from the dock straight to your accommodation. It will not be cheap, but you will definitely appreciate the service, especially when you have the road’s steep condition.
  • It’s worth mentioning that the ferry companies change ferry status quite often due to sea conditions, so I would highly recommend checking them the day before traveling.
  • If you want to avoid suffering from seasickness, slower ferries will be a better option for you. You might want to consider taking the middle seats at the back row and enjoy the breeze for the entire journey.

Final Words

Getting to the Capri islands can be easy if you plan your route well. However, if you are loaded with baggage and not on time, the whole trip can turn into a disagreeable adventure. If you want to avoid traffic, public transportations, crowds, and heat, a private transfer would be the best option. It will surely save you time, hassle, and in some cases, money too!

Have you been to Capri? If so, How did you get to the island? I would love to know!

14 COMMENTS

  1. This is going to speed up my journey to get to this part of Italy. I am currently going to Europe and I will be backpacking through all of Europe. And I have been looking for some easy access to certain areas and this is one of the areas I was trying to easily access. Thank you for this information it has brought a lot of peace of mind to me as I didn’t think it would be possible to get there in such a quick manner

    • Hi Misael,

      You are very welcome there; I am glad you found all the information you need for your backpacking journey in Capri!

      Let me know if you need help with something; I’ll be glad to assist!

      Thank you for the comment, and I  wish you a lovely day.

  2. Thank you for this valuable information on how to get to Capri.  Your photographs make it look absolutely beautiful.  That whole area along the Almalfie coast is supposed to be beautiful, so I would probably combine the two areas.

    What is the best time of year to visit?

    Is it very busy during the summer?

    Is english widely spoken at tourist attractions?

  3. Hi Daniella. What a great post. Especially now, when its so difficult to travel due to covid, it brings good memories and hope for better future. I’ve been in Italy few times, but never had an opportunity to visit Capri, also because its not so obvious to get there. Your article is very helpful, and it clearly shows how its possible to plan trip. Hopefully I will have opportunity to check your advices in practice soon.

    • Hi Cogito,

      I am glad you’ve found this guide on Rome useful:)

      I hope you will make good use out of it very soon. The Covid won’t stay forever; things will get back to normal; it’s just a matter of time.

      Let me know if you need help; I am always happy to assist.

      Thank you for the comment, and I wish you a great day.

  4. Hi Daniella, thanks for proving some options for traveling to Capri. I’ve planned to visit Italy during this midyear, and Capri is certainly one of my destinations. I haven’t sorted out my full itinerary, but I’m quite sure that I will go there from Rome. May I know if you needed to have a swab test for COVID-19 checking at any points there? 

    • Hi Alblue,

      Sure, you’ll need to show your Covid-19 test no matter where you go. Even if you want to sit in a coffee shop, you will have to show your Covid 19 test. We won’t be able to do anything without it. 

      I hope it helped; let me know if you need more info. I’ll be more than happy to assist.

      Thank you for the comment, and I wish you a fantastic day.

  5. Hi and thank you for sharing this article, I absolutely love Capri, I have worked on Cruise Ships for a few years now and the Med is one of my all-time favorite destinations. Capri brings back memories of my visits there and I have to say it’s breathtakingly beautiful and the sights are absolutely amazing. Your article is really informative and helpful. Once Cruising comes back, this is going to make the life of any cruiser so much easier and more fun. Take care!

    • Hey Jean,

      You are very welcome! Yes, this what this article is all about, to make travelers life easier and agreeable:)

      Let me know if you need help with anything; I’ll be more than happy to assist.

      Thank you for the comment, and I wish you a lovely day.

  6. Hi Daniella, I was just thinking about planning a trip to Italy. I totally forgot about the transportation aspect of the trip! This post is great because it made me think of that aspect. What’s Capri like? I would love to include a tour of Capri in my trip, but I’m pretty limited on time. In your opinion, what are the best places to visit in Italy?

    • Hi Kevin,

      Capri is a beautiful island. If you want to know more about Capri, here is a guide that will give you lots of useful information. If you are short on time, a day tour would be best for you. There are many fun tours you can do in Capri. The most popular places are the Blue, White and Green Grottos. Hiking and strolling around the island are also fantastic activities. You could also explore the beautiful views from the Villa San Michele or have a nice dinner in one of the seafront restaurants. If you want something romantic, you can rent a boat for the day. The list is long.

      I hope it helped. Please, let me know if I can assist you with something else; I’ll be more than happy to help.

      Thank you for the comment, and I wish you a lovely day.

  7. Thank you, Daniella, for this great article about Capri. It brings back good memories. We traveled to Italy by car in the early 60thees when I was a little child, with blond hair and green eyes. It was always something special. They spoiled my sister and me with love and tenderness, great food and hospitality I never found in my life again. That is why I always have a great passion for Bella Italia. We travel almost anywhere, but somehow we never came to Capri. When it is allowed to travel again, we will visit Capri this year. The video convinced us. Thank you so much for this article.
    Monique.

    • Hi Monique,

      Yes, Italians are warm people. They know how to spoil, no doubt about it:) 

      The Covid will be gone soon, and I am pretty sure that in 2022, everything will get back to normal. Just a little patience.

      I am glad you’ve found this article useful, and I hope you will soon make good use out of it.

      However, if you need help with something, please let me know. I am always happy to assist.

      Thank you for the comment, and I wish you a lovely day.

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