Positano - Amalfi
- Schedules change frequently. The times you find on this page refer to the current week. Double check your departure time a few days before travel.
- In case of rough seas, before heading to the departure port, call the ferry company (numbers on the sidebar) or Capri tourist information office Capri +39 081 837 0686 to check if there are delays or cancellations.
- You do not have to reserve or purchase a ferry ticket in advance. We do suggest doing so for travel on the weekends, holidays, and during the high-season months of July and August, especially for an afternoon return ferry from Capri. You can purchase tickets online in advance via or partner TraghettiLines.
Information about Ferries and Hydrofoils to Capri
Naples: Molo Beverello and Calata Porta di Massa
There are two departure port for ferries to Capri in Naples, linked via a free shuttle bus: Molo Beverello, where hydrofoils depart, and Calata Porta di Massa, where regular ferries depart. The cruise ship port is located next to Molo Beverello.
Info about Napoli
Sorrento: Marina Piccola
The port in Sorrento is called Marina Piccola. To reach the port, take the pedestrian stairs down from Piazza Tasso, the elevator from Villa Comunale, or the public bus.
Info about Sorrento
Hydrofoils from Salerno to Capri run from May to mid-October. The departure piers are Molo Manfredi and Piazza della Concordia.
Ferries to Capri from Positano, Amalfi, and the other towns on the Amalfi Coast run from mid-April through October. The ports are all located in the center of town along the coastline. These routes are often canceled in case of rough seas.
Discounts for children:
- 0-5 years: free
- 5-12 years: discounted ticket
- 0-3 years: free
- 3-12 years: discounted ticket
There is an extra charge of EUR 2 for every large suitcase. Hand luggage can be carried on board free of charge.
Dogs must be leashed and muzzled, and you must bring their vet records while traveling. Small dogs and cats can be brought on board in a carrier while medium and large dogs must travel on the outside decks. There is an extra charge of EUR 4.
Schedules vary between summer and winter. Summer schedules are generally valid from around Easter to the beginning of November. Schedules sometimes change during the season so we suggest double checking a few days before travel.
How long is the ferry trip between Naples and Capri?
- Ferry: 80 minutes
- High-speed ferry: 60 minutes
- Hydrofoil-Catamaran: 50 minutes
How long is the ferry trip beween Sorrento and Capri?
- High-speed ferry: 40 minutes
- Hydrofoil: 30 minutes
Cars and commercial vehicles can embark on ferries departing from Calata di Massa in Naples. Keep in mind that non-residents can only embark vehicles for the island from the beginning of November to around Easter. For the rest of the year, you cannot take cars or motorcycles to Capri. The only ports which allow embarking vehicles to Capri are Porta di Massa in Naples and Marina Piccola in Sorrento (on the Caremar high-speed ferry).
Ferry routes may be suspended in case of rough seas. Hydrofoils are the first routes that are canceled, while high-speed ferries and regular ferries are only canceled if the sea conditions are particularly dangerous. It is extremely rare for ferries to be completely suspended between April and the end of October. Call the ferry company or Capri tourist information office Capri +39 081 837 0686 to check if there are delays or cancellations.
If you suffer from seasickness, we suggest taking a ferry rather than a hydrofoil. If you do take a hydrofoil, choose one with a single solid hull rather than a "catamaran"-style ferry which sits above the water on two parallel hulls leaving an empty space in the center. We do not recommend taking a catamaran between Naples and Capri when seas are particularly rough, as it can be a very unpleasant experience.
All ferries and hydrofoils are accessible to those with limited mobility, regardless of the ferry company. That said, we suggest contacting the ferry company in advance to reconfirm accessibility and to request assistance while embarking and disembarking.