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How to Get to Capri

How to Get to Capri by Air

Naples Capodichino Airport , situated 7 km from the city centre, is closet airport to Capri. It is a domestic airport so if you are travelling internationally then you will first have to go to any of the main airports of the country and take a flight to get to Naples.

From there you can either hire a taxi or a car or take the bus to get to the port from where you can get the ferry to Capri.

Sam Ellicotteri helicopter service is also available from all major airports to Capri. It is a direct service thus saving a lot of time. Helicopters land at the Damecuta Airport in Anacapri.

How to Get to Capri by Rail

Since Capri is an island there are no direct trains to the city. The nearest train station to Capri is in Naples called the Napoli Centrale Railway Station. It’s a mandatory stop for all trains going south and is linked to all the big cities in Italy. The Napoli Piazza Garibaldi is the underground station located just below Napoli Centrale.

The other main stations are the Napoli Campi Flegrei and Napoli Mergellina. You can take a bus or a taxi from here to get to the port. The latter is just a few metres from the port.

How to Get to Capri by Bus

One can rent a car and drive to Naples Port however if you are planning to take your car to Capri then remember that only foot passengers are taken on the hydrofoils and that in the peak season (April to November) only residents are allowed to drive in the city.

By Sea

Ferries and hydrofoils to Capri depart from two ports in Naples; Molo Beverello and Calata Porta di Massa. Tickets can be bought from the ticket office at the ports. There are extra charges for additional luggage.

Ferries also depart from Sorrento, Positano or Amalfi, Gulf of Naples and the Sorrentine Peninsula.

Ferries take about 80 minutes and hydrofoil about 40 minutes to reach Capri from Naples. From Sorrento, the ferry takes about 40 minutes while the hydrofoil takes about 20 minutes.

The ferry timings however are subject to change; it is therefore a good idea to confirm the time of departure before leaving for the ports.

Getting Around Capri

Capri is well served with by an efficient public transport system.

By Rail: The Funicular Railways is a mountain tram which connects the harbour and the town uphill. It cuts through scenic gardens and groves and departs every 15 minutes. Tickets are available from the railway ticket office in the centre of Capri or from Marina Grand at the port.

By Road: Bus networks cover the majority of the non-pedestrianized areas. Buses run frequently but have irregular timings. You can however confirm the times at the main ticket office, near Piazzetta.

Taxis can easily be found at the port and all tourist spots and run by meter. The tours of the island of Capri are however negotiable. The taxis are mostly open topped and passengers are advised to wear a hat or scarf and sunglasses.

Renting a scooter is the best during the peak season when only residents are allowed to drive. The main scooter rentals are in Marina Grand, Capri and Anacapri.

The Chair Lift at Monte Solaro is located in Via Caposcuro 10, just a little way from Anacapri’s cenral Piazzetta Vittoria and Villa San Michele. It was first made in 1952 and modernized in 1998. The journey which lasts 15 minutes, takes you over the city giving you a glorious view of gardens, houses and groves.

By Sea: All kinds of boats and crafts like dinghies, traditional Gozzis, motorboats and sailboats are available to take you around the beautiful coast of the city. Those who have a license can even rent or charter boats.

By Foot: The city of Capri is best explored on foot. It’s a small city and is very pedestrian friendly with paths built all over the city for foot travellers.


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