The best way is to take ferries from Naples to Capri where you can leave from either Porta di Massa or Molo Beverello, which are both located in the city center. Companies operating the route include Snav and Caremar. Their ferries leave almost hourly throughout the week and can take as little as 40 minutes. Anyone who is driving to the port may want to leave their car in the secure parking lot at Beverello. Cars are tightly regulated on Capri, with only authorized residents allowed to take vehicles on ferries. Unless visitors have a permit, there's little sense in booking a vehicle onto one of Caremar's ferries.
The Naples to Capri route is a popular one, and boats leave from early in the morning to late evening all year round. The earliest Snav boats depart from Beverello at 7:00 a.m., while Caremar ferries start even earlier, with a 5:50 a.m. departure from Porta di Massa. After that, boats leave every hour, with peaks in mid-morning and around 5:00 p.m. The last service leaves at around 9:05 p.m., which is something to bear in mind for those spending a day in Naples. Journey times vary from 40 minutes to 1 hour 25 minutes. Prices also vary with fast hydrofoil tickets costing more than standard ferries. There may also be extra fees for those carrying bikes onto the ferry, although concessions are available for families.
Ferries from Naples to Capri can leave from two ports: Beverello and Massa. It's possible to take the Alibus to either from the airport or central station, while passengers can also take the Metro to Università or Municipio and walk around 10 minutes to either dock. Both ports offer the essential services including restrooms, ticket offices, and a snack bar. Travelers will have a choice of between 20-25 boats on any given day. A couple of early and late Caremar services do not run outside the summer season, and one late afternoon Snav hydrofoil operates only on Fridays and Saturdays. Finally, all boats arrive at Capri's Marina Grande, around 15 minutes by bus from the main tourist center Anacapri.