Tintin and Haddock visit Ischia

Tintin and Captain Haddock travel to Ischia: They fly to Naples, "... and then two hours by sea". Tintin et l'Alph-Art

From the airport to the harbour

You can reach the harbour by bus or by taxi; we strongly recommend to take the bus.

By Bus

An express bus service (run by Alibus) runs from Capodichino Airport (just in front of the Arrivals) via the Central Station of Naples (Piazza Garibaldi) to the Piazza Municipio (A on map below). This is just next to the Molo Porta di Massa (M; for ferries) and the Molo Beverello (B; for hydrofoils). This solution is relatively fast, as well as cheap and convenient:

  • Tickets: € 3.00, must be purchased on the bus,
  • Duration: 30–40 min,
  • Frequency: Every 22 min on weekdays, every 20 min in weekends and on holidays,
  • Operating hours: Service from the airport between 06h00 and 23h30. Last return from the Molo via the Central Station to the airport leaves at 23h55.

The timetable can be downloaded from a link here (pdf, IT+EN).

By taxi

If you wish to travel by taxi, please pay attention that the taximeter is turned on. Some surcharges (for trips to/from the airport; for each piece of luggage) are added to the cost shown on the taximeter, but the overall surcharge never exceeds 6.00. The fare should be no more than € 25.

Piazza Municipio (A), Molo Beverello (B) and Molo Porta di Massa (M)

Arrival of Alibus (A), Molo Beverello (B) and Molo Porta di Massa (M)

(Click on the map to view it in Google Maps; map tiles © Stamen Design)

From the harbour to Ischia

To go to Ischia Porto, you can catch a ferry (at Molo Porta di Massa) or a hydrofoil (at Molo Beverello). Both piers are connected by a shuttle bus (500 m distance). From Molo Beverello there is on average one service to Ischia every thirty minutes. Click here for the precise timetable information; make sure you take a boat to Ischia Porto.

Tickets must be bought before boarding from a booth on the pier, they cannot be bought on board. Several companies operate ferries to and from Ischia, at different speeds, hours, and prices; the combined service schedule can be found here.

Tickets for the Alilauro hydrofoil cost about € 18 each way: Return tickets cost the same as two single tickets, and tickets cost € 17.60 during 'obligatory public service times' called 'orario di servizio pubblico' (OSP), but € 18.90 during the other, 'residuale' times. This boat takes about 45 minutes.

Tickets for the Caremar ferry cost € 11,20 for the slow ferry, or € 16,30 for the fast ferry. The ferry ('traghetto') takes about 1h30 but the fast ferries ('aliscafo' or 'unità veloce') take 1h.

The third company, MedMar, does not have its tariffs online.

Note that the listed tariffs were valid until 31 May 2015, so may have changed.

On Ischia

The hotel where everybody will be staying, Villa Ciccio (V), is very close to the ferry terminal (F) and to the meeting point, the Palazzo Reale (P):

Map of Ischia Porto, with terminal (F), hotel (V) and school location (P)

Map of Ischia Porto, with terminal (F), hotel (V) and school location (A)

(Click on the map to view it in Google Maps; map tiles © Stamen Design)

You can find general touristic information on wikitravel.

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