2024 Ferry Schedules: Napoli - Ischia

Routes and times updated in real time and refer to the current week.

From mid-April to mid-October the hydrofoils to Capri fill up easily and there can be long lines at the departure ports. We recommend booking tickets in advance.

  • Prices listed here are for one adult with one piece of hand luggage.

  • Each additional bag costs EUR 2.

  • Children under 12 have reduced tickets, with discounts that vary according to the company.

  • Schedules change often;check times again shortly before your travel dates!

  • In case of rough seas, ferries may be suspended. High speed ferry routes are suspended more often than regular ferries.

Ferries to Ischia

Ferries run from Naples to Ischia all year round, including on Sundays.

See current ferry schedules here.

From April through October, ferries run quite frequently; from November through March, there are fewer departures. To view schedules, click the "Book now" button and enter the your dates.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the port.

We recommend you book your tickets in advanced if traveling on holidays or a weekend between April and October, especially Sunday afternoon when ferries often fill returning from Ischia to Naples.

Discounts and Supplements

Children under 2 ride free; children 2-12 have discounted tickets.

There is a supplement of EUR 2 for each piece of luggage larger than standard hand luggage.

Bicycles can be taken on board by paying a supplement.

Port for ferries from Naples to Ischia

Hydrofoils to Ischia depart from Molo Beverello; regular ferries from Calata Porta di Massa. There are ticket windows at both piers for all ferry companies. There is about 1 km between the two piers, and the free Alibus shuttle runs between them.

Getting to Molo Beverello
  • Taxi: there is a fixed fare of EUR 21 from the Capodichino airport and EUR 15 from the Napoli Piazza Garibaldi train station.

  • Bus: The Alibus shuttle bus from the Capodichino airport and Piazza Garibaldi.

  • Metro: line 1 “Municipio” stop and then 100 meters on foot.

Getting to Calata Porta di Massa
  • Taxi: there is a fixed fare of EUR 21 from the Capodichino airport and EUR 15 from the Napoli Piazza Garibaldi train station.

  • Bus: The Alibus from the Capodichino airport and Piazza Garibaldi.

  • Metro: line 1 “Università” stop and then 650 meters on foot.

Arrival port on Ischia for ferries from Naples

Almost all ferries from Naples arrive at Ischia Porto; some continue on to Forio. There are also routes that arrive at Casamicciola Terme without stopping first at Ischia Porto. Check your arrival destination carefully when booking your ticket!

Should I book a hydrofoil or ferry?

  • Faster: it takes about an hour from Naples to Ischia.

  • More frequent: there are departures about every 30 minutes in the peak hours of the day.

  • Less expensive

  • Open-air seating

  • Slower than hydrofoils: 1.5 hours.

When there are rough season, hydrofoils are cancelled more often than ferries.

Embarking Vehicles for Ischia

You can embark vehicles from Naples on Caremar and Medmar ferries departing for Calata di Massa. From April to October, residents of the region of Campania cannot take vehicles to Ischia.
It's a good idea to book tickets for embarking your vehicle in advance so you can exit from the A1 highway and follow the "Napoli Porto" signs to pass the Bausan entrance directly and avoid traffic.
To reach the Calata di Massa pier from the center of the city, take the Pisacane entrance on Via Marina.

You can also embark your vehicle at the Pozzuoli port, avoiding the traffic in the center of Naples.

Ferry companies

NLG - Navigazione Libera del Golfo

Call center: Tel. +39 081 5520763
Info-Booking Sorrento: +39 081 8071812


Positano: Tel. +39 089 875032


Call center: Tel. +39 081 18966690


Call center: Tel. +39 081 3334411

Snav (Gescab)

Call center: Tel. +39 081 4285555

Alilauro (Gescab)

Call center: Tel. +39 081 4972238
Customer service: Tel. +39 081 4972206

Alicost (Gescab)

Call center: Tel. +39 081 7041921


Call center: Tel. +39 089 872950

Capitan Morgan

Napoli: Tel. +39 081 4972201
Ischia: Tel. +39 328 4405206

Rumore Marittima

Ischia: Tel. +39 081 983636

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

How can I purchase ferry tickets from Naples to Ischia?

You can purchase Naples-Ischia ferry tickets either online or in-person at the Naples port. We recommend booking your tickets in advance, especially during holidays and on weekends from April to October.

When do ferries run from Naples to Ischia?

Ferry services operate year-round between Naples and the island of Ischia. Departures are more frequent from April to October and less frequent from November to March. To search and view real-time schedules online, click the "Buy now" button above, next to each time.

How long does the ferry from Naples to Ischia take?

The fastest ferry, or hydrofoil, takes about an hour, while regular ferries take approximately 1.5 hours to reach Ischia from Naples.

Can I bring a vehicle on the ferry to Ischia?

You can bring a vehicle on Caremar and Medmar ferries from Calata Porta di Massa. From April to October there are vehicle embarkation restrictions for Campania region residents.

Are there ferries from Naples to other destinations in the Gulf of Naples?

Yes. In addition to Ischia ferry services, ferries connect Naples with Capri, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast, for beautiful day trips across the Gulf of Naples.

How many pieces of luggage can I bring aboard the ferry to Ischia?

The ticket typically includes one piece of luggage; there may be a fee for each additional piece.

Are there ferry services from the Naples airport to Ischia?

There is no direct ferry service from Naples Capodichino airport to Ischia; however, travelers can take a taxi or Alibus shuttle bus to the Naples ferry ports Molo Beverello or Calata Porta di Massa.

What is the view like on the ferry ride to Ischia?

On your journey to Ischia, you can enjoy breathtaking views of Mount Vesuvius, the coastline, and the picturesque islands that dot the Gulf of Naples.

What do "via Ischia" and "via Procida" mean?

On hydrofoil and ferry schedules "via Ischia" and "via Procida" refer to the route for that particular crossing.

Via Ischia: the route stops at Ischia, which may be the final destination or an intermediate stop before reaching another destination.

Via Procida: the route stops at the island of Procida, which could be an intermediate stop before reaching Ischia or another location.

Can you visit both Ischia and Procida in the same day?

Yes, it's possible to visit both islands in one day, but we recommend spending at least a full day on Procida. Visiting Procida in one day.