Fly to Naples then take a ferry to Capri...

Getting to Capri is quite straight-forward.

Fly to Naples and catch a ferry or hydrofoil from either Naples or nearby Sorrento or Positano, which are both on the Amalfi Coast.  The crossing is fast and smooth.

Once on Capri, there are three choices for transport up to the small towns, depending on your mood: Taxi, Funicular or Bus. Unless you have a strong stomach, not too much luggage and a sense of adventure - take a taxi.  The Funicular Railway will take you up to Capri's Piazzetta, the many Buses head to Capri or Anacapri, and the Taxi rank is immediately in front of you as you exit the Ferry dock (open-top white 'Cabrios'). Winding roads and breathtaking elevation awaits.

Note: many of the hotels and B&Bs have a complementary pick-up service for their guests upon arrival at the Marina.

Expected travel times:

UK to Naples: 2 hours + usual airport transit times

Naples Airport to Ferry Dock - 30 mins (20 €)

Ferry crossing: 45 mins (16 € per person)

From the UK to Naples

EasyJet flies this route from Gatwick and Stanstead:

Suggest leaving on Friday 03 and joining us for drinks by the sea : )

EasyJet Date Dept time Arrival Price*
Gatwick Thursday 02 Sept 06:50 10:40 £55.99
Stanstead Thursday 02 Sept 06:50 10:35 £77.99
  Thursday 02 Sept 12:30 16:15 £69.99

EasyJet Date Dept time Arrival Price*
Gatwick Friday 03 Sept 06:50 10:40 £145.99
Stanstead Friday 03 Sept 06:50 10:35 £162.99
  Friday 03 Sept 12:30 16:15 £67.99
  Friday 03 Sept** 16:00 19:45 £47.99

BA and AlItalia also fly direct London - Naples.

* Price calcuated for one person and does not include airport taxes.

**Note this flight is too late to take the last ferry to Capri unless you want to stay overnight in Naples.

Naples Airport to Harbour

An easy way to get from Naples airport to the harbour is to take a taxi, but make sure you ask for the flat rate, which is about €16, plus tip.

Another easy way is to use the ALIBUS. As you exit the airport terminal, there is an outdoor café on the left, taxi rank on the right, and directly opposite, several bus stops. The ALIBUS stop sign is on the right. Buses leave on the hour and half hour (€3 one way, tickets bought from the driver). The bus stops twice, first at the central station (Centrale) and then at the top of Piazza Municipio, next to the Castello Nuovo. This is where you get off.

Ferries to and from Capri

You can reach Capri by ferry or hydrofoil from either Naples or Sorrento.  There are three harbours in Naples: Calata Porta di Massa (ferries only) Molo Beverello and Mergellina (ferries and hydrofoils). It's much more convenient to leave from Molo Beverello because of the greater frequency of departures and larger selection of hydrofoils.

From Naples, the ferry takes about 80 minutes (Euro 9,00). The hydrofoil takes about 40 minutes (Euro 16,00).

From Sorrento, the ferry takes about 40 minutes (Euro 9,00) while the hydrofoil takes about 20 minutes (Euro 12,00).

For large baggage items, there is a small fee for each item. The baggage fee is paid at the time of ticket purchase, and you will be given a special ticket for each bag.

The link below provides contact details for the various ferry companies. It also provides an indicative schedule of departures and arrivals. However, the schedule may change so check the website a few days before arriving.

From Naples to the UK

Naples is a small busy airport - don't cut it too fine on the return:

If you from the USA, its a BANK HOLIDAY! (start-ups included!)

EasyJet Date Dept time Arrival Price*
Naples - Gat Sunday 05 Sept 11:45 13:30 £158.76
Naples - Stn Sunday 05 Sept 10:50 12:40 £83.76
  Sunday 05 Sept 15:30 17:20 £158.76
  Sunday 05 Sept 22:45 00:35 £73.76

EasyJet Date Dept time Arrival Price*
Naples - Gat Monday 06 Sept 20:25 22:10 £65.76
Naples - Stn Monday 06 Sept 11:10 13:00 £63.76
  Monday 06 Sept 16:50 18:40 £55.76
  Monday 06 Sept 20:20 22:10 £53.76

Ferry & Hydrofoil Schedules: 

Ferry & Hydrofoil Companies

Aliscafi SNAV
Napoli Tel.+39 081 7612348
Capri Marina Grande Tel. +39 081 8377577

Caremar Spa
Napoli - Molo Beverello
Tel. +39 081 5513882 - +39 0815805111
Capri - Marina Grande
Tel .+39 081 8370700

Alilauro Napoli
Via F. Caracciolo Tel. +39 081 7611004
Capri Marina Grande Tel. +39 081 8376995

NLG Navigazione Libera del Golfo
Napoli Molo Beverello
Tel.+39 081 5527209
Capri M. Grande Tel. +39 081 8370819