Capri to Naples

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How to get from Capri to Naples

Naples, the capital of Italy’s Campania region, is known to many as the modern birthplace of pizza. But there’s actually more to explore and experience in the city that sits on the Bay of Naples. Its iconic history, immersive culture, delectable cuisine, and contemporary offerings make it a captivating Italian destination!

Fortunately, it’s easy to reach Naples from its equally famous neighbours. Among them is the iconic island of Capri, home to the magical Blue Grotto and some of the most dramatic coastlines in the country.

Ferries from Capri to Naples

The only way to travel the 40 km distance from Capri to Naples is by sea. You have 2 ways to do this: a 45 to 75-minute direct ferry ride or a 1-hour indirect ferry via Sorrento. Costs range from €18 ($19.50) to €35 ($38).

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Direct Ferry45-75 minutes€18 ($19.50)Check ferry tickets
Indirect Ferry
via Sorrento
1 hour€35 ($38)Read article for more info

A direct ferry is the fastest and cheapest way to get from Capri to Naples. Ferries are available all year round, but it gets very busy during summer (June to August) and seats sell out fast. Prices start from €18 ($19.50) and the journey takes only 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes.

If the direct ferries are already fully booked, you can take the indirect route via Sorrento. This includes a 20 to 30-minute ferry from Capri to Sorrento and then a 35 to 45-minute ferry to Naples. Combined costs start from €35 ($38).

Itinerary from Capri to Naples

Capri to Naples by Direct Ferry

Duration: 45-75 minutes
Cost: €18 ($19.50)
Duration: 45-75 minutes
Cost: €18 ($19.50)

The ferry service from Capri to Naples is available all year round from morning to afternoon, with more trips added in the summer months from June to August.

Caremar, SNAV, and NLG, (Navigazione Libera Del Golfo) are the main ferry operators on this route. Fares start from €18 ($19.50), and travel time takes 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes, depending on the ferry you choose.

Departure and arrival station

From your accommodation in Capri, you’ll need to make your way to Capri Ferry Terminal, located 1 km northwest of Piazza Umberto I in the town centre.

You’ll arrive at Naples (Molo Immacolatella Vecchia) in the city centre, which is about 20 minutes away from the train station.

Ferry schedules from Capri to Naples

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Caremar3x departures a day from
05:40 to 14:30
1hr 15m€18 ($19.50)
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SNAV9x departures a day from
06:50 to 19:10
50 minutes€23 ($25)
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NLG9x departures a day from
09:35 to 18:45
45 minutes€25 ($27)
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You can buy your ticket at the port on the day of your trip. But if you’re travelling during the peak seasons (April to June or September to October), then we highly recommend booking your tickets online via BookAway to be assured of a seat.

Keep an eye on the weather! Trips can get suspended in cases of extremely rough seas, especially during winter (November to March). High-speed ferry trips are almost always suspended, while regular ferries continue operating unless the weather gets really bad.

Capri to Naples by Indirect Ferry via Sorrento

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: €35 ($38)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: €35 ($38)

If you’re also planning to visit Sorrento during your Italian adventure, you can do so while making your way from Capri to Naples. This route is also a good alternative if the direct ferries are already fully booked.

Step 1: Capri to Sorrento by Ferry

Duration: 20-30 minutes
Cost: €19 ($20.50)
Duration: 20-30 minutes
Cost: €19 ($20.50)

Ferries operating from Capri to Sorrento also depart from Capri Ferry Terminal. You can also choose among Alilauro, SNAV, and NLG.

Ticket prices start from €19 ($20.50) for the 20 to 30-minute ferry ride.

Ferry schedules from Capri to Sorrento

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Alilauro2x departures a day from
09:20 to 10:30
20 minutes€19 ($20.50)
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SNAV6x departures a day from
07:35 to 17:40
30 minutes€23 ($25)
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NLG7x departures a day from
08:55 to 17:45
25 minutes€25 ($27)
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Ferries dock at the Port of Sorrento in the city centre.

Step 2: Sorrento to Naples by ferry

Duration: 35-45 minutes
Cost: €16 ($17)
Duration: 35-45 minutes
Cost: €16 ($17)

There are a few ways to get from Sorrento to Naples, but a ferry ride is the fastest. The option takes only 35-45 minutes and costs around €16 ($17).

There are only three ferry trips daily, and all of them are scheduled in the morning. You can book your ticket in advance to secure your seat. But if you miss the last trip, you can use this as a chance to explore Sorrento and just leave the next day!

Ferry schedule from Sorrento to Naples

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
NLG 07:20-07:55€16 ($17)
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€16 ($17)
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Ferries depart from the Port of Sorrento, the same one you arrive at from Capri, making the transfer super easy. You’ll then arrive at Porto di Napoli in Naples city centre.

For more transport options, you can visit our guide for travelling from Sorrento to Naples.

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