How to get around Procida

Buses, taxis, boats and scooters: information for getting around Procida, Italy

How to get around Procida
How to get around Procida
How to get around Procida
How to get around Procida
How to get around Procida

Procida is a small island in the Campania region of southern Italy, measuring only 4 square kilometers (about 1.6 square miles). This makes it very easy to travel from one part of the island to the other, even on foot. However, there's also a bus service that connects the various locations on the island, which you can consider taking if it's too hot to walk or if you're tired after a long day at the beach.

Here are our tips for getting around the beautiful island of Procida.

How to get around Procida by bus

Buses on Procida are run by the EAV transport company and connect all locations on the island. The terminal is near the church of Santa Maria della Pietà at the port of Marina Grande, where ferry services run to and from the Bay of Naples, Pozzuoli, the Italian island of Ischia, and—during high season—Capri and the Amalfi Coast, as well.

There are four bus routes with departures about every 30 minutes. Schedules may vary because buses departing from the port wait for ferries or hydrofoils from the Gulf of Naples to disembark.

Line L1 Porto - Chiaiolella - Porto

Departure from the port of Marina Grande "Via Libertà" Piazza della Repubblica "Via Vittorio Emanuele" S. Giacomo "Via V. Emanuele - Piazza Olmo" Piazzetta S Antonio - Via Giovanni da Procida "Via Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo" Marina di Chiaiolella and vice versa

Line L2 Porto Chaioiolella - Solchiaro - Porto

Departure from Porto Marina Grande - Via Roma - Via Libertà - Piazza della Repubblica - Via V. Emanuele - San Giacomo - Via V. Emanuele - Piazza Olmo - Piazzetta Sant'Antonio - Via Lavadera - Piazzetta Centane - Via Belvedere - Via Giovanni da Procida - Lungomare C. Colombo - Marina Chiaiolella - Via S. Schiano - Via Solchiaro - Via A. De Gasperi (Panoramic) - Via IV Novembre - Piazzetta Sant'Antonio - Via V. Emanuele - San Giacomo - Via V. Emanuele - Piazza della Repubblica - Via Libertà - Via Roma - Porto Marina Grande

Line C1 Porto - Postino Beach - Porto

Departure from the port of Marina Grande - Via Roma - Via Libertà - Piazza Posta - Via V. Emanuele - Via SS. Annunziata - Via Regina Elena - Via C. Battisti (Cemetery - Spiaggia de il Postino "Postino Beach") - Via Flavio Gioia - Via Ammiraglio De Rubertis - Via Giovanni da Procida - Piazzetta Sant'Antonio - Piazza Olmo - Via V. Emanuele - Piazzetta San Giacomo - Via V. Emanuele - Via Libertà - Piazza della Repubblica - Via Roma - Porto Marina Grande.

Line C2 Porto - Terra Murata - Corricella - Porto

Porto Marina Grande - Via Libertà - Piazza della Repubblica - Via Principe Umberto - Piazza dei Martiri - Via Salita Castello - Terra Murata - Via San Rocco Via Marcello Scotti "Via Santissima Annunziata" Via Guglielmo Marconi "Via Libertà" Porto Marina Grande and vice versa.

Procida Bus Ticket Prices
Single ride: €1.20 (60-minute ticket bought in advance); €1.40 (60-minute ticket bought on board)
You can purchase a ticket at coffee bars, tobacconists, newsstands, and the Caremar ticket office.

How to get around Procida by taxi

At the port of Marina Grande, you'll find both traditional seven-seat taxis and "micro taxis," which are usually traditional Italian Piaggio Ape vehicles. These three-wheeled mini trucks are suitable for getting around the narrow streets of the island.

If you have only a short time to visit Procida, you could rent one to take you on a guided tour of the entire island. With stops at the most beautiful scenic overlooks at the highest points on the island, you can take in the island's pastel-colored fishing villages and watch fishing boats bob along the Mediterranean coastline. You can use these micro taxis for transportation just like a regular taxi.

How to get around Procida by car

We don't recommend renting a car in Procida because the streets are narrow and there are very few parking lots. Considering the island's size, there's no real need to rent or bring a car. However, small four-passenger open-top cars are available for daily rental.

How to get around Procida by scooter

Getting around Procida by rental scooter is one of the easiest ways to explore the island on a day trip and enjoy complete freedom without getting caught in high-season traffic. With a scooter you can visit top beaches such as La Lingua, Marina Corricella, Chiaia Beach, Ciraccio Beach, and Chiaiolella Beach. You can also stop to take in cultural sights such as the Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo, Palazzo d'Avalos, and Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Scooter rental
At the port, you'll find several agencies where you can rent a scooter to explore from one end of the island to the other. Electric bikes are also available for rent.

How to get around Procida by boat

The small and picturesque Procida is the ideal destination to explore by sea. You can rent a boat with a skipper or without, or join one of the many small-group tours available. In any case, you will discover that the smallest of the islands in the Gulf of Naples, with its short distances, small beaches and breathtaking views, is perfect for those who decide to travel by boat.

Rent a boat on Procida

What to see on Procida at sea

Renting a boat in Procida allows you to admire spectacular views from an exclusive and exciting perspective. The list of things to see in Procida from the sea includes places you won't find anywhere else in the world. These sights are part of why this small Mediterranean island is so popular. Here's our list of must-see places:

  • Marina di Corricella: This ancient fishing village is famous for its colorful houses and picturesque atmosphere. It offers a breathtaking view from the sea.

  • Terra Murata: The highest part of the island is visible from the sea and creates a spectacular setting, with sights such as the Palazzo d'Avalos and the Abbazia di San Michele abbey.

  • Chiaiolella: One of the liveliest areas of the island, with an expansive marina and numerous restaurants and bars.

  • Islet of Vivara: Vivara has been a state nature reserve for years and can only be visited by joining an authorized guided tour. Online booking is mandatory, and it's not easy to find a spot. If you travel by boat, however, you can get close to the islet and admire it from the sea in all its wild splendor.

Procida beaches to reach by boat

Some of the most beautiful beaches in Procida are inaccessible from land, or can only be reached via long and tiring stairs or challenging paths that you have to walk under the hot summer sun. Reaching these beaches comfortably from the sea saves you lots of time and effort.

  • Chiaia Beach: Located under Terra Murata, this is a long sandy beach that's easily accessible by boat. To reach it on foot, however, you have to climb 186 steps. While the stairs are downhill to get to the beach, you'll have to climb back up at the end of the day!

  • Cala del Pozzo Vecchio: Also known as the "Il Postino Beach" because it became famous as one of the locations of the film "Il Postino". This is another beach that's easier to get to by boat than on foot.

  • Rocce del Faro: This seaside location has strong sea currents and waves that make swimming challenging, so it's best only for true experts and daredevils. It can be reached on foot with tiring stairclimbs, but it's much easier to get to by boat.

  • Carbonchio Cliffs: This is another impervious and difficult place to "conquer" by land, because to reach it you have to go down a particularly steep descent. It's the ideal choice for those who love diving and snorkeling.

Traveling by boat means you can reach small inlets and secluded coves that are inaccessible by land, ensuring you privacy and tranquility for the whole day.

If you don't want to rent a boat all for yourself, you can take part in one of the many organized boat tours that leave every day from many ports in the Gulf of Naples, as well as from Procida itself. You will be spoiled for choice:

Boat tours on Procida
  • Boat tour of the island of Procida: a classic tour that goes around the island, to take in the most famous sights at sea and the most beautiful beaches

  • Sunset tour: a romantic experience that allows you to enjoy sunset at sea, perhaps while sipping a drink

  • Boat tour of Ischia and Procida: the ideal solution for those who have little time and don't want to give up two of the most stunning destinations in the Gulf of Naples

  • Personalized excursions: many companies offer customized tours, where you can choose the departure port and plan your own itinerary

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