Naples is one of the main ferry ports on the Bay of Naples and Amalfi coast with daily departures. Ferries from Naples are busiest in the afternoon, although most routes offer early morning and early evening departures. Caremar is the major operator to the islands, while Travelmar runs daily services to the Amalfi Coast.
Ferries from and to Naples run from the islands of Ischia and Capri, both of which are around 1 hour 30 minutes away. Ferries also connect locations on the Amalfi Coast, including Positano, Sorrento, Amalfi, Minori, and Cetara. As many as 26 boats goes to Capri every day, and as many as 14 arrive to Ischia. Five boats goes to Sorrento, which is only 40 minutes away via high-speed hydrofoil ferries.
Caremar's ferries to Ischia start as early as 5:50 a.m. and their last boat departs at 9:05 p.m. Their services from Napoli to Capri have also an early first service at 5:50 a.m. and have an 8:05 p.m. last boat. To Sorrento services start at 9:00 am.., while the final departure leave the dock at 6:05 p.m. In all cases, journeys last between 40 minutes and 1 hour 40 minutes, with a mix of standard ferries and hydrofoils.
It's important to remember that Naples has two ferry ports. Hydrofoils from Sorrento, Capri, and Ischia arrive at Molo Beverello, while conventional ferries from Capri and Ischia dock at Porta di Massa. Both ports are centrally located and are on the Alibus network, which links them to the main station and Capodichino Airport. Only standard ferries from the islands allow vehicles, and there are car parks at both ports - although spaces may be limited. Transferring to another boat is also possible, and ferries run to Sicily, Sardinia, and Salerno as well as the nearby islands and the Amalfi Coast.