How to get to Capri and how to get around the island

Whether your visit is for one day or several days, it is important to know and know how to get to Capri and how to get around the island, to make a peaceful journey and visit this splendid natural “jewel” located in the sea in the Gulf of Naples.

How to get to Capri

To reach Capri the only means available is the ship, except for the wealthiest, who can also use the helicopter. You can choose to leave from the various ports of the Gulf of Naples, although most tourists use the port of NAPLES, which offers more links.

During the tourist season (April to October), you can also reach the island from the Amalfi Coast from the ports of Sorrento, Positano, Amalfi and Salerno, and from the nearby island of Ischia.

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How to get to Carpi from Naples

If you want to leave from the port of Naples, it is advisable to reach the Beverello Pier, from where ferries, fast ships and hydrofoils leave for the island of Capri.

La duration of the trip varies according to the chosen means of transport: 80 minutes by ferry, 50 minutes by fast ship and 40 minutes by hydrofoil.

Il cost of the ticket it is variable according to the type of ship chosen. By ferry it costs around 15 euros, with fast ship around 20 euros, while with hydrofoils around 22-23 euros.

Recall that the hydrofoils SNAV e NLG depart from Molo Beverello, while the ferries Caremar leave from Porta di Massa.

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How to get around on the island of Capri

Once landed on the island it will be necessary choose how to move on the island. Even if the island of Capri is small, walking can be quite tiring for the many climbs from which to carry out during the movements, being a mountainous island.

On foot

However, if you are a sporty type and want to visit the island on foot, you can take a staircase from the main port of Marina Grande that leads to the city of Capri. Hence a series of stairs and walkways, mostly signposted, lead to the various areas of the island.


The funicular is the most comfortable and fastest way to reach the city of Capri from the port of Marina Grande. The duration of the ascent or descent is 15 minutes. The frequency is also 15 minutes and the cost of the ticket is 2 euros.

By taxi

One of the most characteristic ways to move and move in the various areas of the island is with uncovered taxis. They can be expensive when taken for single trips or as a couple, but if you are a small group the cost is not high, and can be a lot of fun and enjoyable. Each car can accommodate up to 6 people plus the driver.

By bus

The bus it is the cheapest way to move around the island. Each bus has its own route and timetable. The cost of a ride is € 2, while a ticket valid for 60 minutes costs € 3.

If you want to use the service for the whole day, you can buy a card which costs € 6 plus a € 1 deposit, which is refunded at the end of the day.

Main bus routes

Marina Grande - Capri (15 minutes journey)
Marina Grande - Anacapri (30 minutes journey)
Capri - Anacapri (15 minute journey)
Capri - Marina Piccola (10-minute journey)
Anacapri - Blue Grotto (15 minute journey)
Anacapri - Punta Carena lighthouse (15 minutes journey)


The chairlift allows, from Anacapri, to reach the highest point on the island, Mount Solaro. The service hours are from 09:30 to 15: 30-17: 00, depending on the time of year. The cost of the ticket is € 9 for the ascent or descent, or € 12 for ascent and descent.

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How to get to Capri and how to get around the island
The port of the Island of Capri, Campania - Photo from Istock
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