Getting to Ischia

As you've probably guessed, the only way to reach Ischia is by sea.

Ferries to Ischia's ports in Ischia Porto, Forio, and Casamicciola Terme depart daily from Naples and Pozzuoli all year round.
During Italy's tourist season from May through September, there are also ferries across the Bay of Naples from Capri, Procida, Sorrento, Amalfi, and Salerno.

How to get to Ischia from Naples

Ferries for Ischia depart from two different piers inside the port of Naples: Calata di Massa and Molo Beverello.
Regular ferries depart from Calata Porta di Massa, and hydrofoil ferries depart from Molo Beverello. There is about 1 kilometer between the two piers, which you can walk or take the free Alibus that connects the piers and airport.

Arriving via the Naples Airport (Capodichino):

Napoli Capodichino is the nearest airport to Ischia. Here's how to get to the island after landing:

  • Bus: The Alibus shuttle bus line from the airport stops at Molo Beverello and Porta di Massa. Tickets cost EUR 5 and can be purchased online or on board.

  • Taxi: the taxi stand is directly outside the arrivals gate. Request the fixed fare for the port, EUR 21.

Arriving via the Naples Train Station
  • Metro: line 1, Municipio stop. Walk about 100 meters across Piazza Municipio towards to port.

  • Taxi: the taxi stand is located outside the central station. Request the fixed fare, EUR 15.

If you are driving and want to bring your car to the island, the most convenient port is Pozzuoli.
The ferry ride for high-speed ferries or hydrofoils is about 1 hour; regular ferries take 1.5 hours.
Ferry tickets from Naples to Ischia

How to get to Ischia from Pozzuoli

Caremar and Medmar ferries depart from the Pozzuoli port, which is particularly convenient for those driving. You can reach the port directly from the Naples ring road (or tangenziale in Italian), exiting at Napoli - Via Campana, without having to take on the city traffic.

From April through October, vehicles registered to residents of the region of Campania (excluding residents of Ischia) are not allowed on Ischia. There are no limits for vehicles of residents of other regions or countries.

It takes about 1.5 hours to reach Ischia from Pozzuoli.
Ferry tickets from Pozzuoli to Ischia

How to get to Ischia from Rome

If you are flying into Rome and need to reach the island of Ischia, you need to connect through Naples and then follow the instructions above.
From Rome's Fiumicino Airport, take the Leonardo Express shuttle train to the Roma Termini central train station, and from here transfer to a train for Naples.
From Rome's Ciampino Airport, there are a number of buses that go to the Rome Termini train station.
Trains to Naples take about 1 hour 10 minutes. Book in advance for discounted tickets.
If you are traveling with family or friends, it might be less expensive to book a private transfer from the airport to the port. The driver meets you at the arrivals gate at the airport and takes you directly to the port, helping you to board the ferry.
Book a private transfer from Rome to Ischia

How to get to Ischia from Sorrento

From April through September, there is a direct ferry from Sorrento to Ischia and vice versa. There is one departure in the morning and one in the afternoon in both directions.
The Sorrento port is easily reached via the stairs down from Piazza Tasso, or the elevator from Villa Comunale. There are also a number of buses, especially convenient upon return to avoid the climb back up the stairs.
The trip from Sorrento to Ischia takes about an hour and the arrival port is Ischia Porto.
Ferry tickets from Sorrento to Ischia

How to get to Ischia from Capri

Ferries between Ischia and Capri run from April to mid-October. During this period, there are a number of departures each morning from Ischia to Capri, and vice versa in the afternoon...perfect for those who are staying on Ischia and want to take a day trip to Capri.
Ferries from Capri to Ischia that depart in the morning and return in the afternoon run only during the months of June, July, and August.
There is only one port on Capri, Marina Grande, where all ferries arrive and depart. The trip takes about 50 minutes.
Ferry tickets from Capri to Ischia

How to get to Ischia from the Amalfi Coast

From mid-April through September, you can reach Ischia from the Amalfi Coast. The ferry departs from Salerno (Molo Manfredi) and stops at Amalfi, Positano, Capri, and Ischia. The entire trip takes about 3 hours, so we don't recommend a day trip from the Amalfi Coast to Ischia!
Ferries from Positano to Ischia

Getting around Ischia from the Port

When you arrive at Ischia Porto, you will see a line of taxis and a number of scooter rentals. Turn left and walk uphill to the bus terminal for routes to locations across the island like Ischia Ponte and the Castello Aragonese, Sant'Angelo, Lacco Ameno, Barano (home of the Maronti Beach), and the island's many hot springs and thermal spas like the Negombo and Poseidon thermal parks. The two main routes are the CS and CD (Circolare Sinistra and Circolare Destra) that circle the island in opposite directions. Purchase tickets at the ticket window and don't forget to validate them on the bus!
Getting around Ischia

Chart with Recommended Routes

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Can you drive to Ischia Italy?

Ischia is a beautiful island in the Bay of Naples, and many visitors wonder if they can drive to Ischia. The answer is yes! You can drive to Ischia Italy by taking a car ferry from the mainland (from Easter to the end of summer, disembarking with your car is only possible for non-residents in Campania, and it is however not recommended for heavy traffic). The journey takes about an hour, and you will need to purchase a ticket in advance.

How do you get from Naples to Ischia?

Ischia is a beautiful island off the coast of Naples, and there are a few different ways to get there. The most popular option is to take a ferry from Calata Porta di Massa port. Ferries leave regularly and the journey takes around an hour and a half. If you're looking for a faster option, you can take a hydrofoil from Molo Beverello. Hydrofoils leave every 30 minutes and the journey takes around 45 minutes.
Ferry and hydrofoil schedules from Naples to Ischia

Where do you fly to for Ischia?

Ischia is served by Capodichino Airport, which is located just outside of Naples. There are direct flights to Naples Italy from several major airports in Europe, including London, Paris, and Frankfurt. Once in Naples, visitors can take a ferry or a hydrofoil to Ischia, which takes about an hour.