Naples Ferries & Hydrofoils


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.

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