Ferry companies traveling to Capri: guide

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If you are dreaming about relaxing holidays on an Italian island, there is no better place to pick than the famous Capri. And you can reach this paradise on earth all year round from Naples and Sorrento.

On our complete Capri ferry guide you can find out all about ferry companies traveling to the island. Compare routes, fares and services, and book ferry tickets online with the operator that suits you best!

Ferries and boats sailing close to Capri's shore and sea rocks, Italy

Boats sailing close to the dramatic Faraglioni in Capri

How can I reach Capri by ferry?

You can get to Capri from 14 ports in mainland Italy and 2 islands:

  • From Naples, Castellammare di Stabia, Seiano, Torre Annunziata, Torre del Greco, Portici, Sorrento, and Salerno
  • From the Amalfi Coast: AmalfiPositano, Vietri Sul Mare, Minori, Maiori, and Cetara
  • From the islands of Ischia and Procida

Which ferry companies travel to Capri?

There are 7 ferry companies operating ferry routes to Capri from the ports mentioned above:

  1. SNAV operates on routes to Capri from Naples, Sorrento and Castellammare di Stabia.
  2. NLG serves crossings to Capri from Naples, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Amalfi, Salerno, and Positano.
  3. Positano Jet operates on connections between Capri and Amalfi Coast ports (Amalfi and Positano).
  4. Alilauro (along with Alicost and Alilauro Gruson) ferries travel to Capri from Torre Annunziata, Seiano, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Amalfi, Positano, Cetara, Maiori, Minori, Salerno, Vietri Sul Mare, and the islands of Ischia and Procida.
  5. Caremar serves crossings to Capri from Naples and Sorrento.
  6. Capitan Morgan, with weekly ferries from Ischia to Capri.
  7. Laser Capri operates on routes to Capri from Portici, Seiano, Torre del Greco, and Sorrento.

Important: as non-resident motor vehicles are not allowed on the island from Easter to November, most ferry companies traveling to Capri don’t transfer vehicles.

High-speed vessel heading to the island of Capri, Italy

High-speed ferry riding the waves to Capri

Ferry companies traveling to Capri from the Gulf of Naples

Ferries to Capri depart from Naples, Sorrento, Seiano, Torre Annunziata, Torre del Greco, Portici, and Castellammare di Stabia. All 5 companies operating on the Gulf – SNAV, NLG, Alilauro, Caremar, and Laser Capri – travel all year round with fast vessels (normally hydrofoils or catamarans).

Caremar is the only ferry company also traveling to Capri with standard ferries from Naples and Sorrento. This is why it is also the only company with which you can bring your vehicle to Capri (from November to Easter).

The company SNAV offers the fastest crossings from the Gulf of Naples to Capri: it serves the Sorrento - Capri ferry crossing in just 17 minutes! Alilauro Gruson and NLG are almost equally fast, serving the crossing in about 20 or 25 minutes, respectively.

However, Alilauro Gruson serves this route more frequently than the other 3, with up to 14 crossings a day.

Note: Alilauro Gruson is also the main company serving the Castellammare di Stabia - Capri ferry route.

Regarding the ferry route from Naples to Capri, it’s the ferry companies SNAV and NLG that serve the most crossings, with up to 9 departures daily served by fast vessels that take 50 minutes to get to Capri. Caremar comes next with 3 daily departures. SNAV only travels with catamarans and NLG with high-speed jets, reaching Capri in 50 minutes, while Caremar travels with both hydrofoils and conventional ferries that take around 1-1.5 hours.

As for ferry tickets prices from the Gulf of Naples to Capri, there is no big difference between the 4 companies, with tickets ranging between €25 and €29.50. The cheapest tickets are actually offered by Caremar, as Naples - Capri prices for crossings with conventional ferries start at about €20.

Important: a €2.50 landing tax is included in Capri ferry tickets.

Small high-speed ferries moored at the port of Capri, Italy

The beautiful port of Capri welcoming dozens of ferries every day

Ferry companies traveling to Capri from the Amalfi Coast

Ferry routes to Capri from the port of the Amalfi Coast are normally active from April to the end of October.

The ferry company Alilauro serves the most daily ferry crossings to Capri from the Amalfi Coast, with 5 Positano - Capri ferries and another 4 Amalfi - Capri ferry crossings a day. And thanks to its fast hydrofoils, you can reach Capri in just 20-40 minutes from the Amalfi Coast (Positano).

Positano Jet and NLG normally serve 3 crossings a day to Capri from Positano and Amalfi.

Tickets from Positano and Amalfi to Capri range between €27.50 (Positano Jet) and €28-€29 (Alilauro and NLG).

The fast “Positano Jet” ferry en route to Capri, Italy

Enjoying the sea view from the top of the fast “Positano Jet”

Ferry companies traveling to Capri from Salerno

The 2 ferry companies traveling from the port of Salerno (Molo Manfredi and Molo Concordia) to Capri are Alicost and NLG, operating 1 or 2 morning crossings, respectively. Alicost starts serving the Salerno - Capri ferry connection in late March, while NLG starts operating on the route in April.

Ferry tickets from Salerno to Capri start at a bit over €32, while Alicost has a €45 offer for round trips.

Ferry companies traveling to Capri from Ischia

Alilauro is the main ferry company connecting the islands of Capri and Ischia in the Gulf of Naples. From April to October, the company operates on the Ischia - Capri ferry route up to once daily, with ferry tickets starting at €27.

Note: the smaller Capitan Morgan ferry agency also serves Ischia - Capri crossings in the summer months.

Ferry companies traveling to Capri from Procida

Alilauro is the only company connecting Capri and Procida. From May to August, Alilauro offers 1 daily crossing between Procida and Capri. Prices start at €26.50.

Luggage on Capri ferries

Each ferry company traveling to Capri has its own baggage allowance policy. More specifically:

  • On SNAV ferries, you can transfer up to 1 piece of hand luggage, with a maximum size of 50x35x20 and a maximum weight of 9 kg.
  • On Alilauro ferries passengers can have 1 piece of luggage up to 50x35x20 cm. The luggage weight limit is 9 kg. Note that suitcases, travel bags and backpacks are considered luggage.
  • On NLG ferries, you can carry only 1 piece of luggage with a maximum size of 50x30x15 cm and a maximum weight of 5 kg.
  • Positano Jet allows only 1 piece of hand luggage with a maximum size of 55x40x20 cm for a €2 fee.
  • On Caremar ferries, passengers can carry up to 1 piece of luggage with a maximum size of 50x40x20 cm and a maximum weight of 10 kg (hydrofoils) or 20 kg (standard ferries).
  • On Capitan Morgan and Laser Capri vessels, there are no specific limits for luggage.

Note: for any additional/larger/heavier luggage than the ones specified by the companies, it is possible that you are charged with an extra fee.

Pet travel

Pets are welcome onboard all ferry companies traveling to Capri for a small fee of €5, depending on the company. Normally, pets should wear a muzzle and a leash if they are not inside a carrier or a cage during the trip.

Make sure to register your pet and fill out the appropriate information when booking your tickets

Tip: remember to carry all updated health documents and necessary supplies for your pet.

Electronic tickets

The ferry companies operating crossings to Capri that support electronic tickets are:

  • NLG
  • Alilauro (+Alicost, Alilauro Gruson)

This means that, if you book tickets to Capri with these companies, you don’t have to collect them from a ticket office before boarding the ferry. You can just download them from the Ferryhopper App!

The companies NLG, Positano Jet and Caremar do not issue electronic tickets. This means that, if you book tickets with them, you have to present your online reservation to pick up your tickets at the port before boarding.

Extra info: all ferry operators offer discounts for children (<11/12 years depending on the company), while infants (<2/3 years) normally travel for free. Positano Jet also offers a discount for senior travelers (over 60).

The Faraglioni rocks in Capri, Italy, with boats and small ferries sailing close to them

The rare natural beauty of the Faraglioni rocks in Capri

Now that you have the full list of Capri ferry routes and companies, it’s easier to plan your holiday on the magnificent Italian island. Once you pick the port and schedule that suits you best, head straight to book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with no hidden fees. Then, sit back, unwind and let your mind drift to the adventures awaiting on Capri's sun-kissed beaches, dramatic cliffs and majestic mountains!