Ferry from Formia to Ventotene (Pontine Islands archipelago)

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between the port of Formia and the island of Ventotene run all year round. Find updated info about ferry routes, timetables and prices, and book ferry tickets to the Pontine Islands in Italy online on Ferryhopper!

Ferry schedules from Formia to Ventotene

Is there a ferry from Formia to Ventotene?

Yes, you can travel from Formia to Ventotene (Pontine Islands) by ferry all year round, thanks to the routes operated by the Laziomar company.

The Formia - Ventotene connection is active every day with up to 14 crossings a week, served by both conventional and high-speed ferries.

What’s the ferry schedule from Formia to Ventotene?

Usually, the earliest ferry to Ventotene departs from the port of Formia around 07:45 and arrives at its destination at 09:45. The latest ferry normally leaves at 14:45, arriving in Ventotene at 16:45.

Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables to the Pontine Islands are subject to change depending on the season.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Formia to Ventotene?

Ferry tickets from Formia to Ventotene usually range from around €12 to €19. The final ticket price depends on the season and the type of vessel you travel with.

The Ventotene - Formia ticket also includes a disembarkation fee, with the exception of certain passenger categories (residents, workers, commuting students).


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for your trip to the Pontine Islands. Take a look at our ferry routes, find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper without hidden fees.


Traveling from Formia to Ventotene by ferry is easy and comfortable, and you can get lower-cost ferry tickets thanks to available discounts. On Laziomar ferries, children up to 2 or 4 years travel for free, while there are also discounts for kids up to 12 years old.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Formia to Ventotene?

The Formia - Ventotene ferry trip takes 1 hr or 2 hr, depending on the vessel type.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Formia to Ventotene?

The connection from Formia to Ventotene is also operated by fast hydrofoils that can reach the island in just 1 hr.

What’s the distance between Formia and Ventotene?

The distance between the port of Formia and the port of Ventotene is 28 nautical miles (about 52 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Ventotene from Formia

Here are some travel tips for your trip from Formia to Ventotene:

  • We recommend arriving at the port of Formia well in advance, especially if you travel in high season and with a vehicle.
  • Formia is located 130 km from Rome and 70 km from Naples. You can reach Formia from both cities by train.
  • Find out what to see and do in Ventotene and plan your trip as best you can.
  • From the port of Formia, you can also catch a ferry to the nearby Ponza all year round. Check the Formia - Ponza ferry route and discover the entire Pontine Islands archipelago!
  • In the summer, there is a direct ferry connection between the islands of Ventotene and Ponza. The crossing takes just 45 min.
  • Read more about the Pontine Islands in our dedicated travel guide.

Where to take the ferry from Formia to Ventotene

Ferries to Ventotene from Formia depart from the Pontine Islands Ferry Terminal, near Via Bruno Tallini street.

The port of Formia is 10 min from the train station and can be reached on foot or with a free shuttle that leaves every 20 min.

In the port area, there are various amenities: bars, restaurants, pastry shops, nightclubs, shops, parking lots, car rental agencies, tobacco shops, and pharmacies.

Can I travel on the ferry from Formia to Ventotene with a car?

You can embark your vehicle on conventional ferries operating on the Formia - Ventotene route, but not on hydrofoils.

However, keep in mind that in some months there are limitations for non-residents regarding the circulation of cars. You can find more information on the website of the Municipality of Ventotene.

Ferry luggage

On board conventional Laziomar ferries, you can carry 1 piece of hand luggage with a maximum size of 55x40x20 cm. On hydrofoils, however, luggage size cannot exceed 35x20x20 cm.


On the Formia - Ventotene ferries there are no cabins available, but only standard seats.

Pet travel

On the Formia - Ventotene route, you can safely travel with your pet by paying a fee and under the following conditions:

  • The company only accepts small-sized pets that need to stay close to their owner or in their own carrier during the trip.
  • All pet travel documents must be in order.
  • Dogs should always wear a muzzle and a leash.

Note: guide dogs travel for free.

Book cheap ferry tickets from Formia to Ventotene

For the time being, it is not possible to book Formia - Ventotene tickets on Ferryhopper, but we are constantly working on including new ferry routes. You can currently check our Map of ferries to discover all available connections to the Pontine Islands.