Getting Around Ischia


Ischia quite a large island: 46 square meters of land, with 80 kilometers of roads and six municipalities. To drive around the entire island, it takes about 1.5 hours. You will have to get around by public transport or your own vehicle to visit the entire island.

Here are our tips for getting around the island of Ischia.

Getting Around by Bus on Ischia

The bus routes on Ischia are run by the EAV company and connect most locations on the island. The main lines are the CS (Circolare Sinistra) and the CD (Circolare Destra) that circle the island clockwise and counterclockwise.

The bus terminal where all route depart is in Ischia Porto, a small lot just a few steps from the ferry arrival pier. You can purchase tickets and request information here. You can also purchase tickets in a number of locations around the island, including newspaper stands and cigarette shops. Most hotels also sell bus tickets. Otherwise, buy your tickets on board for an extra fee.

Ticket Prices for the Bus on Ischia

  • Single ride: 1.50
  • On board: 2.00
  • 100-minute ticket: 1.80
  • Daily pass: 4.50
  • Weekly pass: 15.50
  • Monthly pass: 33.60

Children under six travel free; small and medium dogs with a muzzle and leash are also allowed on board.

Getting Around by Car on Ischia

You can bring your car on Ischia all year round if you are not a resident in the region of Campania. It's convenient to have a car to explore the island, though there is heavy traffic in the summer.

Parking is also hard to find, and abundant only in quiet areas like Barano and Serrara Fontana. In the larger towns, you will need to park in pay lots (around EUR 2/hour).

Getting Around by Scooter on Ischia

Renting a scooter is the most convenient option for visiting Ischia in complete independence without the hassle of traffic. There are scooter rental agencies across the island and you don't need to reserve a scooter in advance. Just be sure you have experience driving a scooter to be able to navigate the heavy car, scooter, and pedestrian traffic, as well as rough roads.

All scooters on Ischia can carry two passengers, and you must wear a helmet.

Getting Around by Taxi on Ischia

Taxis are everywhere on Ischia, and there are also "Calessini", or traditional tuk-tuks transformed into charming island taxis. You can hire one to take you around the entire island or to be used like a regular taxi.

Routes and Fares

  • From Ischia Porto to Ischia Ponte: €10.00
  • From Ischia Porto to Casamicciola: €15.00
  • From Ischia Porto tp Lacco Ameno: €20.00
  • From Ischia Porto to Forio: €30.00
  • From Ischia Porto to Sant'Angelo: €40.00
  • Tour of the island: €80.00

Taxi Company Phone Numbers

  • Ischia: 081992550
  • Casamicciola: 081900369
  • Lacco Ameno: 081995183
  • Forio: 081997367
  • Sant’Angelo: 081999899

Getting Around by Sea on Ischia

Water taxis are also a great solution to get around quickly between beaches. They leave from Ischia Ponte, Sant'Angelo, and Maronti and can drop you off at beaches that are only accessible via sea. They are often less expensive than a regular land taxi to get around the island's coastline!

Routes and Fares for Water Taxis (per person, one way)

From Ischia Ponte

  • Baia di Cartaromana: 4.00
  • Scarrupata: 13.00
  • Maronti: 15.00

Da Santi'Angelo

  • Cavascura: 3.00
  • Sorgeto: 5.00
  • La Scannella: 10.00

From Maronti's Beaches

  • Cavascura: 2.50
  • Sant’Angelo: 3.00
  • Sorgeto: 8.00

The average price for a boat tour around the island by private boat is around EUR 200.

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