Ferry from Sorrento to Ischia

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

There are multiple daily crossings from Sorrento to the Phlegraean island of Ischia, served by hydrofoils. Find ferries, compare prices and timetables and book your ferry tickets from Sorrento to Ischia on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.
Sorrento Ischia Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 09:10 Latest ferry: 15:50 Average duration: 1h 5m Price range: 22.90 € - 22.90 €
Ischia Sorrento Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 17:25 Latest ferry: 17:25 Average duration: 1h 7m Price range: 22.90 € - 22.90 €
Ferry companies ALILAURO

Is there a ferry from Sorrento to Ischia?

The Sorrento - Ischia ferry route is active with more than 14 weekly ferry crossings by the Alilauro ferry company.

Please bear in mind that ferry timetables are subject to change from season to season. You can check our fare search engine for the latest ferry timetables and book your ferry tickets with no extra fees.

Tip: for now, this connection is only available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and is in service until the end of October.

How long is the ferry ride from Sorrento to Ischia?

The duration of the ferry from the port of Sorrento to Ischia takes from 30 min to 1 hr 30 min. Please, keep in mind that travel time depends on weather conditions.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Sorrento to Ischia?

Yes, the fastest ferry to Ischia from Sorrento takes about 30 min by high-speed boats (hydrofoils).

How much is the ferry from Sorrento to Ischia?

The price of a ferry ticket from Sorrento to Ischia is around €20. The ticket cost can be higher or lower depending on available discounts. If you take a return ticket, you will be eligible for a discount.

There are also discount tickets for children. Children up to 2 years travel for free while children between 2 and 12 years old can benefit from a reduced ticket (around €13). 

Tip: you can also travel with your pet by ferry for an additional cost of around €5.

What’s the ferry schedule from Sorrento to Ischia?

There are normally 2 daily ferry crossings from Sorrento to Ischia. The earliest ferry from Sorrento to Ischia departs at around 09:10 and arrives in Ischia around 10:00. The latest departure is usually at 15:50 and arrives around 17:00.

What’s the distance between Sorrento and Ischia?

The distance between Sorrento and Ischia is 26 nautical miles (approximately 48km).

Am I allowed to travel from Sorrento to Ischia?

Yes, you are allowed to travel from Sorrento to Ischia. However, before planning your vacation, it is advisable to check the latest updates on Covid-19 in Italy and all the requirements for a safe and comfortable trip.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Sorrento to Ischia?

On Ferryhopper, you can book cheap ferry tickets online from Sorrento to Ischia at no extra cost. Find all the information you need, from ferry routes to their schedules on our Map of ferries.

The sun illuminating the port of Ischia in Sicily

The picturesque Ischia port surrounded by colorful buildings

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Sorrento to Ischia

Here are some important travel tips for your trip from Sorrento to Ischia:

  • During the summer months of July and August, it is advisable to arrive at the port of Sorrento at least 1 hour before boarding to avoid delays.
  • Ferry times change frequently. Make sure to check the ferry timetable from Sorrento to Ischia again a few days before your departure.
  • In case of hazardous weather conditions, ferry services are usually suspended. Please make sure to always consult with the company you are traveling with.
  • You can also take a ferry from Sorrento to Naples, from Sorrento to Capri and from Sorrento to Castellammare di Stabia.

Where to take the ferry from Sorrento to Ischia

The port of Sorrento is accessible by car, train or bus. It’s just a 7-minute walk from the city center (Piazza Tasso) and is easily accessible by public transport. It is about 50km from Capodichino Airport and about 1 hr from the Naples central railway station by taking the Circumvesuviana railway line.

Ferries and hydrofoils to Ischia depart from the port of Marina Piccola located very close to the heart of Sorrento. The coastal town offers several restaurants, bars and many motor vehicle parking lots

Tip: the Sorrento Lift provides access between Villa Comunale Park and Marina Piccola 

Ferry Luggage

The ferry company that currently operates on the Sorrento - Ischia ferry route is Alilauro. The company allows you to bring a single piece of luggage weighing up to 9kg and with a maximum size of 50x35x20cm.

Reminder: for additional luggage and luggage that exceeds the proposed size/weight, companies apply an extra boarding fee. 


Due to the short duration of the Sorrento - Ischia ferry trip, there are no cabins available on the ferries. The ferry route includes free seats onboard.

Can I travel on the ferry from Sorrento to Ischia with a car?

There are a few vessels transporting vehicles from Sorrento to Ischia. However, if you are traveling with a vehicle, you can take advantage of the paid parking lots near the port of Sorrento. They are mostly inexpensive and offer a free shuttle service to passenger terminals.

However, in case you can’t transfer your vehicle to the island, there are other ways to explore the beautiful island of Ischia! Getting around is very easy as the public transport network is efficient.

It is also recommended to explore the alleys of Ischia by renting a scooter or a bicycle.

Tip: from April to October, traffic on the island is prohibited for motor vehicles (cars, motorcycles, etc.) for residents of the Campania region. Residents of other italian municipalities, foreigners and permanent residents of the island can freely drive on the island.

Daily ferries from Sorrento to Ischia

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