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How to get to Capri

Capri sits just off the Sorrentine Peninsula, south of Naples on the west coast of southern Italy, and is quickly reached by hydrofoil from the Italian mainland.

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Porto Marina Grande, Capri
Porto Marina Grande, Capri – Photo courtesy Capri Island Tourism

Getting to Capri

The most convenient route is by air to Rome followed by train (or bus) to Naples and Salerno.

By hydrofoil, Capri is just minutes away from Positano, Amalfi, Salerno and the neighbouring island of Ischia.

By train, Rome to Naples takes 1 hour 35 minutes; Naples to Salerno is 1 hour. The drive from Salerno to Amalfi by bus, taxi or hire care should take 40 minutes. An hourly bus service operates between Sorrento and Salerno stopping at Amalfi.

From Australia: The most convenient 1-stop flights to Rome are on Singapore Airlines via Singapore, on Malaysian Airlines via Kuala Lumpur, on Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong and on Emirates via Dubai.

From New Zealand: The most convenient 1-stop flights to Rome are on Singapore Airlines via Singapore, Malaysian Airlines via Kuala Lumpur and Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong.

From the UK: British Airways and Alitalia offer direct flights daily from London Heathrow, with connecting flights from major airports in the UK.

From the USA: Alitalia, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines offer direct flights to Rome from New York Kennedy Airport. There are also direct flights from La Guardia and Newark airports. Alitalia offers direct flights from Los Angeles.

Flight time to Rome

Brisbane to Rome is 24 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Sydney to Rome is 21 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Melbourne to Rome is 22 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Perth to Rome is 19 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ

Auckland to Rome is 27 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
London to Rome is 5 hrs 36 min, direct flight
New York to Rome is 8 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Los Angeles to Rome is 11 hrs 50 min, direct flight
(ˆIncludes layover time.)

Flying in

Leonardo da Vinci Airport is located 30km south-west of central Rome. An express train service is the quickest way to get to central Rome.

Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.

Getting around Capri

Best on foot, although hire cars and scooters are available and the public bus system offers an inexpensive way to explore the island. Taxis are available but expensive.

Don't forget to ride the picturesque funicolare (funicular) from the harbour at Marina Grande to Piazza Umberti 1 in the heart of Capri Town.


Latest update How to get to Capri: 7 February, 2017


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