Take advantage of your holiday on Ischia to visit some of the most beautiful sights in the Bay of Naples, including the island of Capri.
How to Get to Capri from Ischia
Direct ferries between Capri and Ischia run from the beginning of April to mid-October, and there are a number of departures from Ischia to Capri in the morning, and vice versa in the afternoon. We suggest taking the earliest ferry in the morning to make the most of your time on the island, keeping in mind that during high season, Capri is very crowded and there are long lines to board the funicular and buses, so it may take awhile to get around.
In July and August, it's a good idea to book your ferry ticket and boat tour of Capri in advance.
Ischia to Capri: see schedule and prices
How Far is Capri from Ischia?
It takes about an hour by ferry to travel between Ischia and Capri. The best option for a day trip to Capri from Ischia is the hydrofoil that leaves Ischia in the morning so you get to Capri early enough to explore the island by land and take a boat tour to admire its grottoes and coastline. The most convenient way to organize your day is catching the first hydrofoil you can in the morning and then catchin a boat tour of Capri once you disembark at Marina Grande that departs directly from the port.
How to Get from Ischia to Capri by Boat
Another option is to book a private boat tour of Capri that departs directly from Ischia. These tours set off from Ischia for the hour-long cruise to Capri, take a turn around the island to admire the coastline and grottoes, dock in Marina Grande for some free time for you to sightsee and shop on land, and then set off for the return cruise to Ischia.
Private boat tours are unforgettable but also very expensive, so if it won't fit in your travel budget, simply take the hydrofoil from Ischia to Capri and then a private or shared boat tour of Capri once you disembark.
- How far is Ischia from Capri by boat? - It takes about an hour to travel between the two islands with a private boat tour.
A One-Day Itinerary to Visit Capri from Ischia
As soon as you arrive on the island, we recommend taking a boat tour of Capri that passes beneath the Faraglioni and stops at the entrance to the Blue Grotto, if you would like to visit. Group tours depart from piers 0 and 21 and cost EUR 17/person. Otherwise, you can book a private gozzo boat tour with skipper for about EUR 150 for two hours.
Tickets to enter the Blue Grotto are not included in any boat tours, and cost EUR 14/person. The grotto may close depending upon the sea and wind conditions, and the wait to enter is sometimes more than an hour in high season.
After a tour of the island, you can take the funicular up to the top of the cliff and visit Capri town, including the Piazzetta, Gardens of Augustus, Via Camerelle, and Via Tragara. From the center of Capri town, catch the bus to Anacapri where the chairlift takes you up to the top of Mount Solaro. You'll be able to spot Ischia from the peak! If you still have time, stroll through Anacapri and visit Villa San Michele before heading back to Capri's port for the return ferry Capri to Ischia.