Getting Around Capri

Getting Around Capri
Getting Around Capri
Getting Around Capri
Getting Around Capri
Getting Around Capri

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?


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: EUR 2.40

Hand luggage may be taken on board for free, but there is a surcharge of EUR 2.40 for larger bags.
Dogs who are leashed and muzzled can be brought on board, but you must purchase a EUR 2.40 ticket for them.
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.

Public Buses

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.

Ticket Prices

  • Single tickets: EUR 2.40 (EUR 2.90 if purchased on board)

  • Hand luggage may be taken on board for free, but there is a surcharge of EUR 2.40 for larger bags.

  • Daily ticket: EUR 7.20 (plus EUR 1 for deposit)

  • Small and medium dogs that are leashed and muzzled can be brought on board, but you must purchase a EUR 2.40 ticket for them.

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

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 Cimitero"). 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.

Our Tip

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!

Walking Times

  • 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: 30 minutes - Take the road that climbs opposite the "banchinella", where ships and boats dock (pier 21). The road is a steep uphill climb with a number of steps, so best avoided if you have luggage!

  • Capri - Marina Piccola: it's not worth the effort to take the bus! Just walk there by taking the Via Mulo stairs down to the port, which begin at Due Golfi.

  • Anacapri - Marina Grande: 20 minutes along the spectacular Scala Fenicia stairway, which begins at the gardens of Axel Munthe's Villa). There are around 1,000 steps that are quite high, so you need to be in good shape!

  • Capri - Anacapri: 1 hour - Note: all uphill!

  • Anacapri - Capri: Half an hour - Keep a close watch for the staircases that are a shortcut!


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 carry 7 passengers and 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 the season, the length of ride, route, and number of passengers.

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.

Do you want to call a taxi?

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.

Renting a Scooter online

The Mount Solaro Chairlift

Fasten the safety bar, let your feet dangle in the thin air, and enjoy the ride up 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.
The ride lasts 12 minutes and all the seats are for a single passenger. Children can be carried on an adult's lap, but keep in mind that the seats are suspended in mid-air with just a safety bar, so it would be easy to slide out. We suggest carrying infants in a front pack carrier and avoid the ride with toddlers who have a hard time keeping still. There is staff at the top and bottom to help you climb on and off.

Mount Solaro Chairlift Hours

  • From March to October: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • From November to February: 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

  • From March to April: 9:30 am - 4 pm

  • Prices: €12 roundtrip, €9 one way. Children 7 and under: free.

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.

Tour of the island

Boat tours from Sorrento to Capri
Boat tours from Positano to Capri

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.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Distances from Capri

From Capri to Sorrento: 30 minutes by ferry
From Capri to Naples: 50 minutes by ferry
From Capri to Positano: 40 minutes by ferry
From Capri to Pompeii: 30 minutes by ferry to Sorrento + 30 minutes by car

How long does it take to see Capri on foot?

You need a couple of hours to visit Capri town, and another couple of hours to visit the town of Anacapri. Keep in mind that it will take about 30 minutes to get from the port to the Piazzetta in Capri town and another 30 to travel between the towns of Capri and Anacapri.

Can I drive to Capri?

There are ferries that embark vehicles to Capri, but visitors cannot bring cars or motorcycles to the island from April to October.

How do I get to the Faraglioni on Capri?

The only way to reach the Faraglioni is by sea (with a boat tour or rental) or via the two nearby private beach clubs: Luigi ai Faraglioni or La Fontelina. The best way to take in the beauty of the sea stacks, however, is from above. We suggest the scenic overlook in the Gardens of Augustus.

How do I get to the Blue Grotto on Capri?

You can reach the Blue Grotto from the Marina Grande port by boat or from the town of Anacapri by bus (the Anacapri - Grotta Azzurra route).

Is it possible to walk from Capri to Anacapri?

You can move between Capri and Anacapri on foot, considering the slopes and being cautious when traveling along the carriage road (there are stairs that allow you to cut some hairpin bends). The downhill route takes about half an hour. An alternative is to use the beautiful Scala Fenicia, which connects Anacapri to Marina Grande (bear in mind that the steps are numerous and high, so the route is challenging).

Do I need a car on Capri?

To visit the island of Capri, it is not necessary to have a car. Many distances can be easily covered on foot, alternatively there are several bus lines and the funicular that connects the port with the Piazzetta. If you prefer, you can move from one part of the island to another with one of the numerous taxis that serve Capri and Anacapri, or rent a scooter.

Is it easy to get around Capri?

Capri is a small island, the distances between the various attractions are limited and it is easy to visit the historic center on foot. Furthermore, many streets are pedestrian, so there are no dangers related to car traffic. The only difficulty is that the streets are often sloping, sometimes with steps or ramps. For some, therefore, getting around Capri on foot can be tiring. The beaches and bathing establishments are further away from the inhabited centers and can be reached more easily by bus or taxi.

Can you walk around Capri island?

The historic centers of Capri and Anacapri are small and can be explored on foot without problems. The distances between the two municipalities, between the historic centers and the port or the main beaches, are a few km and, unless you are a trekking enthusiast, can be covered by bus, taxi or scooter.

How big is the island of Capri?

The island of Capri is 6.2 km long and a maximum of 2.7 km wide, for a total surface area of ??10.3 square km.

How much does a taxi cost from Capri to Anacapri?

The taxi fare from Capri to Anacapri varies based on the number of passengers and luggage. Generally speaking, the ride costs between 18 and 25 euros.

How long does it take to walk around Capri?

The historic center of Capri can easily be explored on foot in a few hours. To visit even the center of Anacapri you need a whole day (excluding trekking and beaches).