Area: Campania

Port of Forio (Ischia)

Marina a short walk from the town center

On this page you will find information on the port and the possibility to search all the Ferry Timetables by and for Forio (Ischia), easily bookable online.

Check the timetables and book a ferry

The port of Forio (Ischia) is served by the following companies

How to reach the port of Forio (Ischia)

The port of Forio can be reached by bus, taxi and by car and scooter (useful info for those who are already on the island).

Bus: from the station in Piazza Trieste and Trento in Ischia Porto several buses leave for Forio. The most frequent lines are: Left Circular (CS), Line 1 and Line 2. The Right Circular (CD) also reaches the port of Forio with a single difference compared to the lines mentioned above: instead of reaching the port of Forio through Casamicciola Terme and Lacco Ameno, the CD line arrives in Forio, first crossing Barano d'Ischia and Serrara Fontana. The municipality of Forio also has some internal lines that connect the different hamlets of the country (by extension Forio is the largest municipality on the island of Ischia).

Tickets can be purchased at newsagents, bars and tobacconists. Tickets can almost always be purchased on board. Ask the driver before getting on.

Taxi: the distribution of taxis on the island of Ischia is widespread: from the parking areas near the ports to those in front of the hotels, tourists can rely on a valid public service.

Each municipality on the island of Ischia has its own taxi tariff, so transit from one municipality to another is intended as an extra-urban route.

Car: the port of Forio can also be reached by car and scooter. For parking, you must take into account the ZTL times and the fees for parking for a fee (blue stripes) if free parking areas are not available (white stripes).

Services available on the Port of Forio (Ischia)

  • Bars, restaurants, pubs and pizzerias
  • Newsstand
  • Hydrofoil tickets and maritime excursions (island tour; Sorrento, Capri etc. - summer only)
  • Taxi station
  • Rent a car & scooter

Ticket offices on the Port of Forio (Ischia)

In Forio the Alilauro company has 2 ticket offices : one in via Cristoforo Colombo , at the corner with via Filippo di Lustro (the road that leads to the historic center of the town). Another at the beginning of the pier leading to the hydrofoil terminal.

In addition, on Corso Francesco Regine , about 200 meters from the Alilauro ticket office, there is a Medmar ticket office , for those wishing to travel by ferry to Naples or Pozzuoli (departing, however, from Ischia Porto or Casamicciola Terme).

Shops within (or near) the Port of Forio (Ischia)

Various catering activities are located along Via Cristoforo Colombo, the road that runs alongside the port of ForioThere is also a bakery, a fruit and vegetable shopbar and scooter rental nearby.

What to see near the port of Forio (Ischia)

Those arriving by hydrofoil in Forio can immediately start their visit . In fact, via Cristoforo Colombo, the road that runs alongside the port, has undergone an intense development in recent years: bars, pubs, pizzerias and restaurants attract many visitors, to the point of representing a more than valid alternative to the nightlife of Ischia Porto. 

Not only via Cristoforo Colombo. The neighboring streets (Via Cesare Calise, Via Filippo Di Lustro, Piazza Medaglie d'Oro, Corso Francesco Regine and Via Matteo Verde) also offer various ideas: in addition to bars, pizzerias and catering activities, there are boutiques, clothing stores, pottery and souvenirs. 

Special mention for churches: at the end of via Cesare Calise, at the corner with Piazza Medaglie d'Oro, there is the Church of San Gaetano , famous for its dome, an essential element of the skyline of Forio. A little more than a hundred meters away, however, there is the Basilica of Santa Maria di Loreto, with an adjoining museum set up by the archconfraternity of the same name.

Last, but only for display reasons, the Civic Museum of the Torrione and the Chiesa del SoccorsoBoth monuments, whose popularity goes beyond local borders, are easily accessible from the Bourbon Wharf. In fact, one of the characteristics of the fishermen's pier of Forio is the presence of a series of side streets that lead to different points of the historic center. These alleys, in addition to being once inhabited by fishermen (the road leading to the Soccorso is called, precisely, Rione dei Pescatori), also provided shelter for goiters with whom you went by sea.