The only way to reach Procida is by sea, taking a private boat or ferry from one of the various ports along the coastline of mainland Campania across the Gulf of Naples to the island. Ferries to Procida depart daily from Naples and Pozzuoli all year round. During the Italian tourist season (generally from April through the end of September), there are also ferries from Amalfi Coast ports via Ischia.
Ferries and hydrofoils to Procida depart from two different piers inside the Naples's port: Calata di Massa and Molo Beverello.
Regular ferry services operated by the Caremar and Medmar ferry companies depart from Calata Porta di Massa, and hydrofoil ferries operated by Caremar and Snav depart from Molo Beverello. You need to walk about a kilometer between the two piers, or you can also take the Alibus service that connects both piers with the airport.
Arriving via the Naples Capodichino Airport:
- Bus: The Alibus shuttle bus line from the airport of Naples stops at the coast of Naples either at Molo Beverello and Porta di Massa. Tickets can be purchased online or on board and cost EUR 5. The bus departs about every 20 minutes.
- Taxi: The taxi stand headed to the port of Naples is directly outside the arrivals gate of Capodichino Airport. We suggest requesting the fixed fare for the port that costs EUR 21.
Arriving via the Naples Train Central Station
- Metro: Take line 1 from Piazza Garibaldi to the Municipio stop. From there, walk about 100 meters across Piazza Municipio towards to port.
- Taxi: The official taxi stand is located outside the station in Piazza Garibaldi. Request the fixed fare for EUR 15.
The ferry ride for high-speed ferries or hydrofoils is about 30/40 minutes. Procida is a very small island of southern Italy, so we don't recommend bringing your car to the island. If you must drive, there are many parking lots near the port where you can leave your car.
Ferry Tickets from Naples to Procida
How to get to Procida from Pozzuoli
From the Pozzuoli port, which is particularly convenient if you are embarking a vehicle, you can take either a Caremar and Gestur ferry. You can reach the port directly from the Naples tangenziale (ring road), exiting at Napoli - Via Campana, without having to take on Neapolitan traffic.
It takes about 30 minutes by ferry and about 15 minutes by hydrofoil to reach Procida from Pozzuoli.
Ferry Tickets from Pozzuoli to Procida
If you are flying into Rome and want to reach the island of Procida, you must reach Naples first and then you can follow the instructions in the paragraphs above.
- From Rome's Fiumicino Airport: Take the Leonardo Express shuttle train to the Roma Termini Central Train station, and then take a train for Naples.
- From Rome's Ciampino Airport: Catch one of the several buses headed to the Rome Termini train station.
Trains to Naples take about 1 hour 10 minutes. We recommend booking in advance to take advantage of discounted tickets. Nevertheless, if you are traveling to Italy with family or friends, it might be less expensive (and definitely more comfortable) to book a private transfer from the airport to the port. The driver meets you at the arrivals gate at the airport and takes you directly to the port, helping you to board the ferry.
Book a private transfer from Rome to Procida
Some ferries to Ischia Porto (operated by Snav) and Casamicciola (operated by Snav and Caremar) from Naples and Pozzuoli also stop at Procida.
The trip from the island of Ischia takes about 15 minutes by speedboat and 30 minutes by ferry.
During the high season (generally from April through September) there are direct connections by ferry on specific days of the week from Sorrento, Capri, and the Amalfi Coast to Procida and vice versa. During the other months of the year, the only option to get to Procida is reaching Naples first and taking a ferry from Beverello port. Alternatively, to visit Procida you can consider boat guided tours in the Bay of Naples that depart from Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast which stop at Procida for a day trip.
Procida Ferry Schedule
When you arrive at Procida's main Port, you will see a line of taxis and a number of scooter and bike rentals to get around the island. The taxi stand is located right at the port and the average fare to a number of fishing villages and beaches on the island (Marina Corricella, Terra Murata - the highest point of the island - Ciraccio Spiaggia, Chiaia Beach, or Chiaiolella Beach, just to mention the most famous) is about EUR 12 (plus an extra charge for luggage). From the port you can solo take the buses for routes to locations across the island. Purchase tickets at the ticket window and don't forget to validate them on the bus!
Bikes and scooters are the best option to get around the island independently: bike rental costs about EUR 10 per day, scooter rental costs about EUR 25 per day. If you don't mind walking, you can also reach your destination on foot. Consider that from the Port of Marina Grande to the extreme opposite point of the island it is just 35 minutes by foot. This option is not recommended during summer!
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