Unless you can hire a helicopter, there's only one way to Capri - by boat! The island sits squarely off the Sorrento Peninsula, where the Gulf of Naples meets the Gulf of Salerno. There are regular ferries and hydrofoils from Naples and from Sorrento. Ferries also arrive from Positano and Amalfi. You can also catch the boat in Salerno, but it will stop first in both Amalfi and Positano, making a longer (albeit more scenic!) trip.

From Naples:

High-speed hydrofoils depart from Molo Beverello, near the Castel Nuovo. They cost a bit more but arrive a bit faster (in about 45 minutes). Other ferries depart from Calata Porta Massa, about 1 kilometer away. The two ports are connected by a shuttle bus. The ferries from here take between an hour and an hour and a half. Schedules vary by season and the weather.

From Sorrento:

In just 20 to 30 minutes you can arrive from the Marina Piccola in Sorrento. There are a couple of ferry lines operating from here. Schedules vary based on season.

From Positano (Amalfi Coast):

Ferries from Positano depart five times daily in the summer, arriving in Capri in just under an hour. Add another 25 minutes to the schedule if you're boarding in Amalfi.

From Salerno:

Ferries from Salerno to Capri depart several times a day in the summer, but stop at Amalfi and Positano along the way. The ride will take about 2 hours.

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