Naples: Molo Beverello and Calata Porta di Massa
Capri is a tiny island just off the coast of the historic southern Italian city of Naples. The island can be reached from the ports of Naples by hydrofoil or ferry. Hydrofoils to Capri depart from Naples' Beverello port, situated almost directly opposite Piazza Muncipio. Journey time approximately 40 minutes. Ferries to the island depart from the nearby Calata Porta di Massa, linked to Beverello by shuttle service. The journey by ferry takes 50 to 80 minutes. You will need to use the ferries if you are taking your car to the island.
In the summer season, hydrofoil connections are also available from the small port of Mergellina, situated approximately 300 meters away from the railway station of the same name. From here, hydrofoils depart on an hourly basis and the journey time is, again, approximately 40 minutes.
Hydrofoils and ferries to Capri also depart from Sorrento, Ischia, Amalfi, Salerno, Procida, Castellammare di Stabia.
Hydrofoil and ferry tickets can be purchased at the port, either in advance or immediately prior to departure. Some navigation companies also sell tickets online. If you are traveling with large amounts of luggage or bulky items these will also require tickets. In the busiest periods of the year (during the tourist season), crossings can be fully booked and passengers buying tickets at the port may have to wait some time before being able to board. Published departure and arrival times are subject to variation and it is always wise to get an update from the navigation companies before heading to the port.
Why not stay overnight on Capri?
Traveling by plane?
Naples' Airport, Capodichino International, links the city of Naples with all the principal Italian and European airports. Passenger Terminal 1 has conference rooms, VIP lounges, a shopping mall, bars, restaurants and 7 car parks.
The AMN Alibus shuttle service connects Capodichino Airport with the railway station in Piazza Garibaldi and with the ports of Beverello and Calata Porta di Massa. Tickets cost 3 euro and are valid for 90 minutes. The shuttle bus departs from the airport every 20 minutes, from 06.30hrs to 23.39hrs.
Another way to get to Piazza Garibaldi and the main AMN bus station, is by the 3s bus (Via Brin- Capodichino airport) with departures every 30 minutes from 06.30hrs to 21.30hrs.
The Naples taxi service has a fixed tariff for the journey from the airport to Piazza Garibaldi (approximate journey time 15 minutes), and to the ports of Beverello and Calata di Massa (approximate journey time 20 minutes). Passengers are advised to ensure that their taxi displays the numbered license issued by the Council of Naples.
Need a helicopter transfer?
At the Capodichino Airport passengers can also rent a car, organize a transfer or take a helicopter to the island.
The journey by helicopter lasts approximately 20 minutes. Each helicopter can transport up to 5 adults. The luggage hold has a capacity for a total of 5 medium sized suitcases. In addition, each passenger can travel with 1 item of hand luggage. On request, car transfers are available from the heliport of Damecuta, Anacapri to passengers' hotel on the island of Capri.
Traveling by car?
Those wishing to reach the Island of Capri by car, should head towards Naples or Sorrento. Drivers traveling from the North will need to take the A1 Milano-Napoli motorway; traffic coming from the South, the A3 Napoli-Reggio Calabria motorway. Those driving from the east (Puglia) are advised to use the A14 Napoli-Canosa motorway.
Having reached Naples, Capri bound traffic should take the 'Porto' exit and follow Via Marina and indications for the port of Calata di Porto di Massa and the port of Beverello. To reach the port of Mergellina, drivers will need to take the Naples ring road (A56) and exit at Fuorigrotta (exit no.10), proceeding in the direction of the city center, via the Quattro Giornate tunnel.
Traffic heading for Sorrento should take the A3 Napoli-Reggio Calabria motorway and exit at Castellammare di Stabia (where there is a port operating a few daily crossings to Capri), and follow the indications for Sorrento, along the panoramic road which runs along the coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula.
During the tourist season (in general from Easter through to the first weekend of November) the circulation of non residential cars and motorbikes is not permitted on the island of Capri (exceptions are made for vehicles with foreign license plates, driven by the owner). Close to Molo Beverello and Calata Porto di Massa there are a number of secured car parks where you can leave your car for the duration of your stay on Capri. Daily parking rates range from 10 to 20 euros and include shuttle service to the ports.
Those wishing to reach Capri from Sorrento and Castellammare di Stabia can park their vehicle in one of the many secured car parks close to the respective ports.
- Napoli Mergellina: 40.82826123119864, 14.221436977386474
- Molo Beverello: 40.837531586858354, 14.253923892974853
- Calata Porto di Massa: 40.84201206465062, 14.259932041168213
Traveling by train?
To visit Capri travelers need to alight at Napoli Centrale, Naples' principal Trenitalia railway station. From the station, situated in the city's Piazza Garibaldi, the ports of Beverello and Calata Porto di Massa can be easily reached, either by taxi or public transport.
Bus and tram tickets cost 1.10 euro each and can be purchased in any of the newspaper kiosks in the station. Passengers should take either the R2 bus or no.1 tram and get off at Piazza Municipio (Beverello Port is almost directly opposite).
Napoli Centrale Station is linked to all the principal towns of the Vesuvius area and the Sorrentine Peninsula via the Circumvesuviana line. It's worth remembering that Napoli Piazza Garibaldi Station is located in the underground, directly beneath Napoli Centrale.
From the Napoli Campi Flegrei and Napoli Mergellina train stations, passengers can also easily reach the ports of Beverello and Calata di Massa by taxi, underground railway and bus. Mergellina train station is just 300 meters from the port of Mergellina, from where hydrofoils to Capri depart on n hourly basis (summer season only).
Just arrived on Capri?
Hydrofoils and ferries dock at Capri's Marina Grande, the island's old fishing district. To reach the historic center of Capri, visitors can take one of the local ATC buses. The main stop is to the right of the port, close to the navigation companies' ticket offices. Buses depart approximately every 15 minutes.
Another option is the funicular railway, a small train linking Marina Grande with Capri in 5 minutes (entrance opposite the exit of the port). Trains depart every 15 minutes circa, more frequently in peak periods.
To use the funicular railway and buses, visitors should purchase Unico Capri tickets, valid for all forms of public transport on the island, from the ticket office located next to those selling hydrofoil and ferry tickets. There are three types of ticket available: corsa singola (single journey), a orario (hourly) and giornalierio (daily). By leaving a deposit of 1 euro, visitors can use a prepaid electronic card. The deposit will be reimbursed in exchange for the card at any of the island's official ticket offices.
In the busiest times of the year, from April to October, the ticket offices in Capri are always crowded. We advise visitors to purchase Unico Capri tickets at the port of Beverello in Naples, at one of the tobacconist stores.
Taxis wait at the exit of the port of Marina Grande. Taxis are often cabriolet models, allowing passengers to enjoy the thrill of traveling along the panoramic roads of Capri to the full. Tariffs are established by the taximeter. The center of Capri can also be reached by foot, walking along the little lanes which cut across the main carriageway.
Porters are on hand to transport luggage as far as the taxi stand, bus stop and funicular railway station. If you supply them with the name of your hotel and booking number, porters will deliver luggage direct to your hotel. Most hotels on the island of Capri offer a private luggage transportation service and will have a representative at the port of Marina Grande, waiting to greet and accompany guests to the hotel.
It's worth remembering that, during the summer months, non-resident vehicles are not allowed to circulate on the island of Capri.
Navigational companies operating to and from the Island of Capri
Below you will find contact details of the navigational companies operating services to and from the Island of Capri. In addition to confirming the latest departure times, the operator will be able to provide detailed information concerning the transportation of animals, large items of luggage, and any supplements.
- Call center: Tel. +39 081 18966690
- Snav (Gescab)
- Call center: Tel. +39 081 4285555
- NLG - Navigazione Libera del Golfo
- Call center: Tel. +39 081 5520763
- Info-Booking Sorrento: Tel. +39 081 8071812
- Alilauro (Gescab)
- Call center: Tel. +39 081 4972238
- Customer service: Tel. +39 081 4972206
- Aalicost (Gescab)
- Call center: Tel. +39 081 7041921
- Capitan Morgan
- Napoli: Tel. +39 081 4972201
- Ischia: Tel. +39 328 4405206
- Positano: Tel. +39 089 875032
- Rumore Marittima
- Ischia: Tel. +39 081 983636
- Laser Capri
- Ufficio prenotazioni: Tel. +39 081 0105988
Tourist Information Offices
- Piazza Umberto I
- Tel. +39 081 8370686
- Marina Grande
- Banchina del Porto
- Tel. +39 081 8370634
- Via G. Orlandi, 59
- Tel. +39 081 8371524