Naples to Capri

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How to get from Naples to Capri

For travellers looking to explore the gems that make up the Italian coastline, the iconic island of Capri is not to be missed! With its natural beauty, historic sites, and exciting activities, the island is never short of reasons to visit, especially if you’re already staying in one of the nearby towns.

Also called “Celebrity’s Playground,” locals vow that many of Capri’s luxury houses are owned by celebrities. And any day, it is possible to find A-list stars cozying in cafes or shopping at one of the many high-end boutiques. But Capri isn’t just for the rich and famous. There’s plenty to enjoy in and around the island for those on a lower budget.

3 ways to get from Naples to Capri

The only way to travel the 35 km distance from Naples to Capri is by sea. You have 3 options: a 45 to 90-minute direct ferry, an 8 to 10-hour day trip, or a 6-hour private tour. Costs range from €21 ($22.50) to €1,725 ($1875).

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Direct Ferry45-90 minutes€21 ($22.50)Check ferry tickets
Day Trip8-10 hours€74 ($80)Book a Day Trip
Private Boat Tour6 hours€1,900 ($2065)Book a private boat tour

The direct ferry is definitely the cheapest way to get from Naples to Capri. Ticket prices start from €21 ($22.50) and you can complete the journey in around 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on the ferry. There are also multiple ferry trips from morning to night.

If you only have a day to spare for Capri, then it’s worth considering joining an organised day trip (shared with a small group) or a private tour. These tours usually take 6 to 10 hours. Rates start from €74 ($80) per person for a day trip and €1,900 ($2065) for a private tour of up to 8 people.

Itinerary from Naples to Capri

Naples to Capri by Direct Ferry

Duration: 45-90 minutes
Cost: €21 ($22.50)
Duration: 45-90 minutes
Cost: €21 ($22.50)

Most of the ferry services from Naples to Capri are available all year round from morning to afternoon. In summer (June to August), more trips are usually added to accommodate the influx of tourists.

Travel time to Capri is around 45 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on the ferry you choose. Ferry ticket prices start from €21 ($22.50).

Departure and arrival station

All high-speed ferries depart from Naples (Molo Immacolatella Vecchia) in the city centre. There are many ports here, so it’s best to arrive early to make sure that you get to the correct pier for the ferries bound for Capri.

The ferries dock at Capri Ferry Terminal, located about 1 km north of Piazza Umberto I in the town centre.

Ferry schedule from Naples to Capri

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Caremar3x departures a day from
07:55 to 19:20
1.5 hours€21 ($22.50)
Check Ferry Tickets
SNAV9x departures a day from
07:00 to 20:00
50 minutes€27 ($29)
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NLG9x departures a day from
08:35 to 16:30
45 minutes€27 ($29)
Check Ferry Tickets

You can buy your tickets directly at the pier. But if you’re travelling in the busy seasons (April to June & September to October), then we highly recommend purchasing your tickets online prior to your trip.

Note that the waters between Naples and Capri can get rough during winter (November to March). High-speed ferry trips are normally suspended, but regular ferries continue operating unless the weather gets really bad.

Taking a vehicle to Capri?

Duration: 55 minutes
Cost: €46 ($50)
Duration: 55 minutes
Cost: €46 ($50)

Although Capri town is closed off to traffic for most of the year, a scooter can be very handy when exploring the rest of the island, particularly its lovely beaches.

There are already several agencies offering scooter rental on the island. You’ll find them as soon as you arrive at Capri Ferry Terminal.

Are you planning on bringing a scooter you rented from Naples? This is also possible, but only in the winter months (November to March). During the high season, only Capri residents are allowed to bring vehicles to the island.

In addition to its 3 passenger ferry trips, Caremar also offers car ferry trips daily. Fares start from €46 ($50) for a non-resident travelling with a scooter.

Car ferry schedule from Naples to Capri

Ferry OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Caremar7x departures a day from
05:35 to 21:35
55 minutes€46 ($50)
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Car ferries depart from Calata Porta di Massa and arrive in Capri after around 50 minutes.

Naples to Capri by Day Trip

Duration: 8-10 hours
Cost: €74 ($80) per person
Duration: 8-10 hours
Cost: €74 ($80) per person

If you have limited time and don’t want the hassle of arranging your own transport, you can join a day trip from Naples to Capri.

An advantage of this is that you get to experience the island alongside a knowledgeable tour guide. In these 8 to 10-hour tours, you’ll get to learn things you might otherwise miss when exploring the island on your own.

Day trip rates start from €74 ($80) per person and include round trip transfers, a boat tour around the island, and free time to explore Capri on foot.

Book a Day Trip with GetYourGuide

Note that some tours don’t include a visit to the iconic Blue Grotto, a luminescent sea cave, due to the long waiting time.

Naples to Capri by Private Tour

Duration: 6 hours
Cost: €1,900 ($2065) for 8 people
Duration: 6 hours
Cost: €1,900 ($2065) for 8 people

Do you want to explore Capri in your own time? You can do that luxuriously via a private tour. We recommend booking a private boat from GetYourGuide, a trusted travel organiser in the region.

Rates start from €1,900 ($2065) for a group of 8, which is about €240 ($260) per person.

With the captain’s guidance, you can go to the Blue, White and Green Grotto or anywhere you want around the island! It’s quite expensive and shorter than the regular day tours, but we think this is an awesome option if you’re travelling with family or friends.

Book a Private Transfer with GetYourGuide

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