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

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From the airport to the harbour

You can reach the harbour by bus or by taxi; we strongly recommend taking 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 Beverello (B; for hydrofoils, which are faster) and the Molo Porta di Massa (M; for ferries, which are cheaper). This solution is relatively fast, as well as cheap and convenient:

  • Tickets: €5, must be purchased on the bus,
  • Duration: 30–40 min,
  • Frequency: Every 10–20 min,
  • Operating hours: Service from the airport between 06h00 and 23h20. Last return from the Molo via the Central Station to the airport leaves at 22h45.

More information including a timetable can be found here (bilingual, 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. 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). The piers are connected by a shuttle bus (500m 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, and do not get off at Procida if the boat stops there first.

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 €20 each way: Return tickets cost the same as two single tickets. This boat takes about 45 minutes.

Tickets for the Caremar ferry cost about €15 for the slow ferry, or about €21 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, and doesn't allow online ticket purchase until 6h before departure.

Note that the listed tariffs were valid March 2022, so may have changed.

On Ischia

The hotel where everybody will be staying, Isola Verde, is located centrally in Ischia Porto, and will also provide the venue for lectures and seminars. The address is Via Michele Mazzella 43/45, 80077 Ischia. Google maps can show you the location and plot possible routes (e.g., on foot).

To get from the harbour (Ischia Porto) to Isola Verde Hotel, takes about 1.2km or almost 30min with luggage on foot. So simplest is by bus from the main bus stop (on the square, almost in front of the Hydrofoil arrival pier), with bus lines 05, 06, or CD at a cost of €1.50.

You can find general touristic information on wikitravel.