Getting around CapriMap
How do you get from one point to the other on the Island of Capri? There are three main modes of transportation: bus, funicular, and ...by foot!
Wear comfortable footwear: in the center of Capri you can only get around on foot and often a scenic walk is the only way to get between different spots in town.
The main connections on the island:
- Port of Marina Grande - Capri: Funicular
- Capri - Anacapri: Bus
- Center of Capri and Anacapri: On foot
Leave your car behind: from mid-March to the beginning of November, non-resident vehicles are not allowed on the island. That said, there is really no need to bring your car, as most roads are pedestrian and there is very little parking.
Public transportation on the island is easy and convenient, and there are always taxis available.
Where can I leave my car?
- Naples port: Parcheggio Buono Tel: +39 335 499658
- Sorrento Port: Parcheggio di Marina Piccola +39.081 8781306
To get to the center of Capri from Marina Grande, the fastest method is the funicular, which climbs uphill through lemon groves and drops you directly in the Piazzetta.
Funicular Marina Grande - Capri
- Departures: every 15 minutes (more often at peak times).
- Duration: 15 minutes
- Ticket price: €1.80
- Current Funicular Schedule
The Marina Grande ticket office is not located at the entrance to the funicular, but at the end of the arrival pier to the right (facing land), near the high speed ferry ticket offices. You can also bring small pets on board. To transport large suitcases, you must purchase a supplement ticket.
The funicular closes from January through March for maintenance. During these months, you'll need to take the substitute bus route.
Don't picture large city buses: public buses on Capri are minibuses which carry about 10 passengers seated, as large buses wouldn't be able to navigate the narrow island lanes! In the summer, they are almost always crowded and there are often long lines at the bus stops, though the routes run more frequently.
- Single tickets: €1.80
- Timed tickets: €2.70
- Daily tickets: €8.60
Bus Routes and Times
Usually, bus routes run every 15/20 minutes, though more often in high season.
- Capri-Anacapri - 15 minutes
- Capri-Marina Piccola - 10 minutes
- Capri-Marina Grande - 10 minutes
- Marina Grande-Anacapri - 25 minutes
- Marina Piccola-Anacapri - 25 minutes
- Marina Piccola-Anacapri - 25 minutes
- Anacapri - Punta Carena Lighthouse - 20 minutes
- Current Bus Schedules
- Schedule Blue Grotto - Anacapri
- Schedule Anacapri - Lighthouse
- Schedule Marina Grande - Capri (via S. Costanzo)
The bus terminal in Capri is located in Piazza Martiri d'Ungheria (along Via Roma near the Piazzetta). The bus terminal in Anacapri is located in Piazza della Pace (also known as "Piazza Cimitaro"). If you are coming from Capri and you need to change buses for the Blue Grotto or the Lighthouse, don't get off when the driver announces "Anacapri": that is Piazza Vittoria, so wait for the next stop.
If you are taking the bus from Anacapri towards Capri and there is a long line at the Piazza Vittoria bus stop, walk up Viale De Tommaso to board the bus at one of the preceding stops. This way, you'll be sure to board rather than risk having to wait for the next bus due to overcrowding!
And if I want to walk?
If you'd rather walk, you can almost always skip the bus and funicular.
Especially in the summer when the lines waiting to board the bus at the bus stop can stretch for a block, it may be a better option to strike out on foot. Remember that any walk you take on Capri is bound to be scenic!
- Capri - Anacapri: 1 hour - Note: all uphill!
- Anacapri - Capri: Half an hour - Keep a close watch for the staircases that are a shortcut!
- Capri - Marina Grande: 15 minutes or less. The road begins at the Piazzetta behind the clock tower, then follow the signage for the port.
- Marina Grande - Capri: 45 minutes - Take the road that climbs opposite the "banchinella", where ships and boats dock.
- Capri - Marina Piccola: it's not worth the effort to take the bus! Take the Via Mulo stairs down to the port, which begin at Due Golfi.
Taxis are available at he port and in the town centers, but can also be hailed along the road or by telephone. Taxi drivers on Capri are usually friendly and courteous, and are often excellent de facto guides for visitors who have little time and want to see the sights on the island of Capri in as little time as possible.
Taxis are often open-top, for a great island experience. Throw on a scarf and sunglasses and feel like a Hollywood star! Fares are metered, though there are fixed fares for common routes. For a ride around the entire island, you can bargain with the driver to come up with a rate depending upon how long, where, and who many passengers you are.
How much does a taxi cost on Capri?
The trip from the port to the center of Capri costs about €20, including bags. Island taxis can transport up to 6 people. If you are travelling in a small group, it's cost-effective to book a taxi. Here are all the fares for taxis on Capri:
Do you want to call a taxi?
- Taxi Anacapri, Piazza Vittoria - Tel. +39 081 8371175
- Taxi Capri, Piazza Martiri D'Ungheria - Tel. +39 081 8376657
- Radio Taxi Capri - Tel. +39 081 8370543 (24h)
Renting a Scooter
Travellers can rent a scooter to explore the island in Marina Grande, Capri, and Anacapri. Rental times vary from a few hours to an entire day or even a number of days, in which case you can bargain down the price.
The Mount Solaro Chairlift
Fasten the safety bar, let your feet dangle in the thin air, and enjoy the ride up for 12 minutes above the rooftops from Piazza Vittoria in Anacapri to the top of Mount Solaro, at 589 meters above sea level. At the top, you can take in the view over the historic center of Capri, the Faraglioni sea stacks, and Mount Tiberius all the way to Punta Campanella and the Sorrento Peninsula.
Mount Solaro Chairlift Hours
- From March to October: 9:30am - 5:30pm
- From November to February: 10:30am - 3:00pm
- Prices: €10 roundtrip, €7 one way
We suggest purchasing a one way ticket up to the top and then walking down, passing through the valley of Cetrella where there is the historic residence of the writer Compton Mackenzie and the hermitage of Santa Maria a Cetrella overlooking the sea.
Getting Around by Sea
To visit Capri by sea, you can rent canoes, rubber dinghies, or traditional wooden gozzo fishing boats with sun awnings and coolers, or speedboats with or without a skipper. During your sail, you can stop at one of the waterfront restaurants along the coast, bring along what you need for a picnic onboard, or ask your skipper to arrange for provisions of the best local specialties, including sweet peaches, savory mozzarella, and local island tomatoes.
A more economic alternative to renting a boat privately is booking an organized group tour. The standard tour of the island lasts about two hours, including a visit to the Blue Grotto on board a small rowboat. The time it takes to visit the Blue Grotto depends on how much of a crowd there is on the rowboats, which can only enter a few at a time.
If you arrive on Capri on board your own boat, you can moor at the Marina in Marina Grande. For those who choose to drop anchor, it's best to stop at least 300 meters from the coast.
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