One of the best things about living on the Bay of Naples is that there are so many places you can go to by boat. Try a spa on Ischia, do some shopping in Sorrento, see the Blue Grotto on Capri, or have lunch on Procida.
Long distance ferries will transport you to Palermo or Catania in Sicily, Cagliari on Sardinia and the Aeolian Islands.
Although there are no direct routes, you can also make your way to Positano and the Amalfi Coast. See Gillian’s How to Get to the Amalfi Coast for the various options available.
Numerous high speed hydrofoils (Aliscafi) and passenger and car ferries (Traghetti) leave from Calata Porta di Massa, Molo Beverello, Calata Piliero, Mergellina and Pozzuoli. There are many carriers and their schedules vary by the day of the week and the season so it’s best to check the full schedule on the Naples Airport website, or if you are feeling adventurous, head to the port and grab the next boat out. The crowds have grown exponentially at Molo Beverello over the past few years, so you may want to consider booking ahead during the high tourist season.
A free shuttle bus service operates from 0600 am until midnight, connecting Calata Porta Massa with Porto Molo Beverello. This photo also shows where cruise ships pull in at Stazione Marittima.
- Alilauro Hydrofoils from Naples Beverello and Mergellina to Ischia, Sorrento, and the Aeolian and Pontine Islands. Alilauro also has several other routes around the Bay of Naples and the Sorrentine Coast.
- Caremar Hydrofoil and ferry services from Naples Beverello to Procida, Ischia and Capri and from Pozzuoli to Ischia and Procida. Caremar also provides services between Sorrento and Capri and between the Pontine Islands and Formia and Anzio. The web site is in Ita
- Gescab Hydrofoils from Naples Beverello to Sorrento and other routes between Sorrento, Capri, Ischia and Castellamare. The website is in Italian only and online booking is not available.
- Medmar Ferry services from Naples Beverello and Pozzuoli to Ischia and Procida. The web site is in Italian only but online booking is available.
- Navigazione Libera del Golfo Hydrofoils from Naples Beverello to Capri and other routes around the Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast. The web site is in Italian only but online booking is available.
- Siremar Ferry service from Naples to the Aeolian/Lipari Islands of Filicudi, Ginostra, Lipari, Panarea, Rinella, Salina, Stromboli and Vulcano. The web site is in Italian only but online booking is available.
- SNAV Ferry services from Naples Ferry Port to Palermo, Sicily, and from Naples Mergellina to the Aeolian Islands of Stromboli, Panarea, Salina, Lipari and Vulcano. SNAV also has hydrofoil and ferry services from Naples Beverello and Mergellina to Capri, Ischia
- Tirrenia Ferry services from Naples Ferry Port to Palermo, Sicily and Cagliari, Sardinia. The web site is available in English and has online booking services.
- TravelMar connects Salerno with the towns along the Amalfi Coast – Maiori, Minori, Almalfi and Positano
- TTTLines Ferry service from Naples Ferry Port to Catania, Sicily. The web site is available in English and has online booking services.
- Volaviamare Ferry services around the Bay of Naples, the Sorrentine and Amalfi Coasts and the Aeolian and Pontine Islands. The web site is in Italian only but online booking is available.
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