Naples – Ischia: sea connections

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Sea connections from Naples to Ischia are provided by four shipping companies CaremarMedmar, SNAV, Alilauro. They use both ferries/ital.traghetto that transport passengers and vehicles and hydrofoils/ital. aliscafо that transport only passangers. In Ischia there are 3 ports: Ischia, Casamicciola Terme and Forio. Ischia and Casamicciola Terme are situated rather close to each other whilst Forio is aside. Also please note that hydrofoils don’t go to Forio. In Naples ferries and hydrofoils use the ports P.D.MASSA, BEVERELLO and MERGELLINA. More information about ports of Naples you can read here.

Prices and timetable for ferries change often. During the high season, it is better to book the tickets beforehand. Tickets can be booked online on the official websites of the shipping companies. In case of bad weather, it is recommended to call the shipping company, you want to use, in order to varify the timetable. Please note that hydrofoils don’t operate when the weather is bad.

  • Caremar

Caremar — Campania Regionale Marittima, is a shipping company founded in 1975. Ferries of these company transport passangers and vichles daily. Ferries and hydrofoils to Ischia leave only for port Ischia (average journey time is 1 h and 20 min ) and for port Casamicciola Terme (average journey time is 1h and 30 min). Some ferries stop in Procida.

You can check the timetable here: (the timetable is updated 20.05.2016)

Сaremar: Naples — port Ischia

Caremar: Naples — port Casamicciola

Attention: you should varify from which port of Naples leave the ferry: P.D.MASSA or BEVERELLO, as in the timetable it is just written Naples.

One way ticket for an adult costs € 11,30 on ferries and € 16,60 on hydrofoils.

*Always varify timetable and prices before buying the tickets as they are subject to constant change.

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Medmar

Shipping company Medmar transport passangers across the sea on ferries and hydrofoils to Ischia from two ports of Naples: P.D.MASSA and POZZUOLI. On Ischia ferries and hydrofoils come to the port of Ischia and the port of Casamicciola Terme.

You can check teh timetable here: (the timetable is valid from 15.05.2016)

Medmar: Naples – Ischia

Attention: you should varify from which port of Naples leave the ferry: P.D.MASSA or BEVERELLO

*Always varify timetable and prices before buying the tickets as they are subject to constant change.

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SNAV

Shipping company SNAV belongs to MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. The company transport only passangers on the hydrofoils. SNAV uses for Naples – Ischia connection the Naples port BEVERELLO. For Ischia, in turn, the port CASAMICCIOLA Terme.

You can check the timetable 2016 here: SNAV Naples – Ischia (CASAMICCIOLA)

*Always varify timetable and prices before buying the tickets as they are subject to constant change.

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  • Alilauro

Ferries of this shipping company use the Naples port BEVERELLO  to trasport people to the ports Ischia and Forio. And the company uses the Naples port MERGELLINA to trasport people to the port Ischia. Please note that to Forio go only hydrofoils.

From 14/01/2013 to  03/11/2016 the company offers  2 types of prices A and B.

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Beverello – port Forio

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MERGELLINA – port Ischia

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You can check the timetable here:

Naples BEVERELLO – port of Ischia:

1) The timetable is active from 30/05/2016 to 14/06/2016

Alilauro Naples BEVERELLO – port of Ischia

2) The timetable is active from 15/06/2016 to 15/09/2016

Alilauro Naples BEVERELLO – port of Ischia

3) The timetable is active from 16/09/2016 to  03/11/2016

Alilauro Naples BEVERELLO – port of Ischia

 

Naples Beverello – Forio:

1) The timetable is active from 30/05/2016 to 14/06/2016

Alilauro Naples Beverello – Forio

2) The timetable is active from 15/06/2016 to 15/09/2016

Alilauro Naples Beverello – Forio

3) The timetable is active from 16/09/2016 to  03/11/2016

Alilauro Naples Beverello – Forio

 

Naples MERGELLINA – Ischia

1) The timetable is valid from 30/05/2016 to 14/06/2016

Alilauro Naples MERGELLINA – Ischia

2) The timetable is valid from 15/06/2016 to 15/09/2016

Alilauro Naples MERGELLINA – Ischia

 

*Always varify timetable and prices before buying the tickets as they are subject to constant change.

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If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask us!

 

Ports of Naples: connections

Veduta del Golfo di Napoli

In the following article we are going to look at how to get to the ports of Naples. There are 4 ports in Naples. The most popular ones are Molo Beverello  and Calata Porta di Massa that are situated close to each other.  The majority of ferries leave from these ports of Naples to Ischia, for example. Other two ports are Mergellina and Porto di Pozzuoli.

  • Beverello and Calata Porta di Massa

These ports have the biggest passanger traffic in Naples. Molo Beverello is considered to be the one of the biggest port in the Mediterranean and the biggest one in Naples. To Ischia from Beverello leave only hydrofoils. From Calata Porta di Massa only ferries. The free bus connects daily Beverello and Calata Porta di Massa.

Naples airportMolo Beverello and Calata Porta di Massa

The most convenient way to reach these ports is by bus Alibus.The bus also stops at the Central Train Station of Naples — Napoli Centrale. Tickets can be bought on bus and in the ticket office in the airport.  Buses leave with the interval of 20 minutes. Average journey time is 40 min. The bus stop at the Calata Porta di Massa is written on the timetable as via Marina. The bus stop at the Molo Beverello as P.zza Municipio. You should ask the driver to stop on Via Marina if you need to get off at  Calata Porta di Massa. If you miss the stop and arrive at Molo Beverello , don’t worry. You can then take  free bus from there back to Calata Porta di Massa.

Tickets cost 3 EUROs. if you buy them in authorised point of sales and 4 EUROs if you buy them on the bus. Don’t forget to validate the ticket once you are in the bus.

You can check the time table here: (updated 19.05.2016)

Alibus: Naples Airport —  Molo Beverello

Alibus:Molo Beverello – Naples Airport

—  Napoli Centrale — Molo Beverello and Calata Porta di Massa

In order to get to the ports from the Central Train Station of Naples at Piazza Garibaldi you can take the bus of the same company Alibus.

You can check the timetable here: (updated 19.05.2016)

Alibus:  Napoli Centrale — Molo Beverello

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Molo Beverello

Port Mergellina

Mergellina is a small port that is mostly used for entertainment purposes and is famous amoung tourists. Some shipping companies offer hydrofoils connections to Ischia and Capri. The most convenient way to reach the port is by metro. You need to get off at the same named metro station  Mergellina (line 2). The metro station is situated close to the port (around 400 meters), so you can easily reach it afterwards on foot.

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Mergellina
  • Port  Pozzuoli

Port Pozzuoli is situated outside of Naples. It is connected directly with the main highroad Tangenziale. So it is an optimal choice for those who travel by car.  In order to reach the port you need to be on the highroad Tangenziale and take the exit (Uscita 12) Pozzuoli – Via Campana. Then just follow the street signs to the port. Please note that the highroad is not at a very good condition. Be careful.

Please note that to Ischia from this port leave only ferries/ital. traghetti. The average journey time from port Pozzuoli to Ischia is a little bit less than from other ports of Naples.

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Pozzuoli

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