For those prefer to travel by car, once arrived at the highway exit, one should follow the directions to reach the by- pass of Naples and then continue in the direction toward Pozzuoli up to the junction Via Campana.
Follow the signs to the port of Pozzuoli (departures Medmar Caremar), or (recommended) to the highway exit "seaport, or Naples port", if you have the reservation (recommended) you can access directly from the port gate Bausan completely avoiding the city traffic and follow the signs for Calata Porta di Massa (departures Medmar Caremar). Other access gate to the port of Naples is Varco Pisacane, reachable from Via Marina, with dedicated access and parking areas. For those who want to leave the car parked on secured parkings to embark by hidrofoils from Napoli Beverello or by ship from Calata Porta di Massa.
Arriving by train you can go down to the station of Mergellina which is about 300 m from hydrofoils embarkation, the Central Station located in Piazza Garibaldi, which is about 2 km from Calata Porta Massa and Beverello (ferries, fast ferries and hydrofoils).
The Port can be reached by Taxi, The departures of the buses to the port (Piazza Municipio, Piazza Castello, Marina) are served every 10 min., while the tram every 15 minutes.
If you choose to travel by hydrofoil which takes about 50 minutes to reach the island, you have to go to Beverello, but if you prefer travel by ferries, that takes 1 hour and 35 min., you have to go to Calata Porta di Massa.
Train + Ship
With one ticket you take the train, the shuttle and the hydrofoil! Thanks to the renewed agreement between Trenitalia and Volaviamare, you can reach Ischia in comfort.
After your train ride, when you arrive in Naples you will find the Central Volaviamare staff to welcome you to the "meeting point" in front of the Arrow Club Eurostar. With a shuttle bus service will be taken directly to your boarding dock to start your trip by hydrofoil to Ischia. Also returning, you will find the shuttle bus to Beverello to return at the station. Click for more info www.trenitalia.com/treni
Buy tickets online www.bookingischia.com
Arriving by plane at Capodichino Airport, you can reach the Beverello (hydrofoil departures, Alilauro, Caremar and Snav, distance 16 km, time about 20 min. along the highway and Via Marina, 10 km, or about 27 min. through the center) or Mergellina (Alilauro and SNAV hydrofoil departures), by Taxi or bus.
A shuttle bus(Alibus) connects the airport to Beverello, P.zza Municipio where a bus connects to Calata Porta di Massa, ship departures (Medmar Caremar). The shuttle bus leaves every 20 minutes. starting at 06:30 until 23:30.
The transfer from the airport or train station is the best way to reach Ischia for those traveling by train or plane. The transfer usually includes the passage from the airport or station to the port of Naples, the sea passage by boat or ship and transfer from the port of Ischia to the hotel or apartment chosen for the stay.
The price varies depending on the number of people and can be purchased directly at the hotel reservation.
Ischia is connected to the mainland by an intense network of sea connections by ferry, which also allow the transport of cars and motorcycles, hydrofoils and catamarans.
To know the updated timetable, routes and fares please see the website: Marittime timetable
Cars and bikes embarkation prohibitions
The embarkation prohibition varies from year to year. It starts at Easter and ends in September. It interests cars and motorcycles with plates of Campania and drivers resident in Campania. For updated information, click on: Embarkation prohibition
Urban Transportation in Ischia
The bus service serves the whole island. It starts at 4:30 AM and ends at 1:00 PM, every 10 to 20 minutes about.
To know the updated timetable, routes and fares please see the website: Bus Times and Routes in Ischia.
Traffic limitations on the island of Ischia
From time to time on the island of Ischia in summer (from June to September), are taken a number of limitations to the passage of private cars, to protect the tranquility of historic centers and the free flow of vehicular traffic.
All the major tourist centers become pedestrian areas, Ischia Ponte for only a few hours a day, allows vehicular traffic, the same applies to the center of Ischia, Forio Forio and Ischia. Sant'Angelo is completely pedestrian except for electric carts for the transport of goods and the handicapped, Casamicciola Terme has created permanent pedestrian, shopping and leisure area. The prohibition of landing limits the landing of vehicles movement of residents on the island of Ischia in Campania. The creation of large pedestrian areas, the lack of parking, the physical limit of a disproportionate growth of land transport on road, are pushing local governments to regulate with the limitations and prohibitions of vehicular traffic on the island.
Now the island offers a very efficient bus service, although insufficient to ensure quality growth and sustainable tourism. Unsatisfactory, it is instead the taxi service, poorly governed by individual local governments. We strongly recommend tourists who want to spend nice days of fun and relaxation on the island of Ischia, to opt for a holiday without a car, to reach the island if you arrive by train or by plane to buy a transfer to the hotel or apartment of your choice, to avoid disappointment, we will also arrange transfers to reach the destination in the shortest possible time, without thinking and with significant savings!
Intermodal service bus + hydrofoil from Roma to the islands of Ischia, Capri and Aeolian
Directly from Rome to the most beautiful locations of the Gulf of Naples and the beautiful Aeolian Islands due to intermodal service HYDROFOIL + BUS. Buses are equipped with every comfort. From June 22 to September 02 DAILY SERVICE. To purchase the service click on www.bookingischia.com
Departure from Rome via solferino at 09,00 arrival in Naples Beverello at 12,00 coinciding with hydrofoils to: Ischia Porto at 12,10; Ischia forio at 12,05; Sorrento at 13,00; Capri at 12,40.
Departure from Naples(molo Beverello) at 17.40 by hydrofoil arriving at 17.30 with the following departures: from Ischia Porto at 16.40 arriving in Naples at 17.30; from Ischia Forio at 16.30 Arrival in Naples at 17.20; from Capri at 16.30 17.20 arrival in Naples, from Sorrento at 16.25 and in Naples at 17.05.
Prices: Mondays to Thursdays: €33.00 the outward voyage; homeward journey €60.00, from Fridays to Sundays: the outward voyage € 36.00; homeward journey €66.00, the cost of luggage: € 4.00 each way only included hydrofoil. Pets not allowed. For info and booking: www.bookingischia.com
How to reach Ischia from Capri and Sorrento
You can reach Ischia by hydrofoils Alilauro - Alicost operating a passenger service quickly and safely. The lines are available from April to October, with the exception of Ischia - Amalfi, active only during the months of July and August.
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How to reach Ischia from Pontine islands
From June to September hidrofoils Snav serve a passenger service on the route Naples - Ventotene - Ponza, the arrival on Ischia is expected at the port of Casamicciola Terme.
- Morning departures from July 1st to August 31st 2011, on Saturdays and Sundays
- Afternoon departures from July 1st to August 31st, 2011 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
For more detailed information consult the web page www.snav.it/destinazioni/isole-pontine.html