Capri, a rugged island off the Italian coast, has drawn visitors since Roman times, thanks to its idyllic landscape and elegant accommodations. As the island is nestled in the Bay of Naples, most travellers will fly into Naples before catching a ferry to Capri. High-speed ferries depart from Naples to Capri around once or twice an hour during peak season.
The biggest airport close to Capri is Naples International Airport. After their flight to Naples, travellers to Capri can catch a shuttle bus service, provided by Alibus, which departs from outside Terminal 1 and visits both main ferry ports: Calata di Massa and Beverello. High-speed ferries depart from Calata di Massa and take around 40 minutes to reach Capri, while slower ferries depart from Beverello and take around 80 minutes.
A wide variety of airlines offer flights to Capri via Naples Airport. Flag carriers include Air France, which flies from Paris, and British Airways, which flies from London Gatwick. Budget carriers include easyJet, which flies from London Gatwick, Luton and Stansted and from Edinburgh all year round, as well as from Bristol and Liverpool during warmer months. Ryanair also flies to Capri from London Stansted and Manchester throughout the year. Both carriers additionally offer flights to Capri from many other cities around Europe.
Flights to Naples International Airport are usually quick and inexpensive, thanks to plentiful offerings from budget carriers, who offer direct routes to the city from almost all major destinations around Europe. Before this explosion of low-cost flights, it may have been necessary to transfer at Rome, but now the journey is easier than ever. The route to Capri from Naples is easy to navigate and access, so after your flight, you can enjoy the pleasure of a breezy ferry journey to the island itself.
Capri is famous as the luxe preserve of the international jet-set. Prices can be on the steep side, but there’s so much to enjoy in Capri on a budget. Choose to stay in Anacapri rather than the main town of Capri. The island’s second settlement has plenty of more affordable hotels, and there’s a quick, reliable shuttle bus service between the two towns. Otherwise, you’ll find walking is the perfect way to get around this compact island.