Area: Campania

Port of Ischia Porto

The most important port for the commercial and tourist traffic on the island of Ischia.

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

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The Port of Ischia Porto

The main hub of maritime connections with the mainland, the port of Ischia (municipality) is the most important infrastructure of the homonymous island . During the winter months there are about 40 trips to Naples and Pozzuoli , but their number increases significantly during the tourist season (from Easter to October). In this period, moreover, from the port of Ischia it is also possible to reach Capri and  Sorrento  which, on the other hand, are not directly connected in winter (it is necessary to go from Naples). Another fundamental aspect, the port of Ischia, together with that of Casamicciola Terme, ensures territorial continuity with the nearby Procida all year roundFerries and hydrofoils

leave from the port of Ischia The former set sail from the Olympic quay and take an average of 70 to 90 minutes to reach Naples; from 60 to 70 minutes, instead, to reach Pozzuoli. Hydrofoils sail from the second pier not far from the quay of Porto Salvo (from the name of the church opposite) and take 50 to 60 minutes to reach the Neapolitan capital, while there are no hydrofoil connections with Pozzuoli. For both ferries and hydrofoils, any intermediate stop in Procida affects travel times. 

The port of Ischia offers various services, including ticket offices, bars, newsagents, restaurants and car and scooter rental activities. Then there are the bus terminal and the taxi stand (both near ferries and hydrofoils).

Small historical note . The port of Ischia was a volcanic lake. It was transformed into a port at the behest of Ferdinand II of Bourbon . The inauguration, in the presence of the royal family, took place on September 17, 1854. A fundamental date in the history of the entire island because the port ensured continuity in trade and tourism with the mainland. Not surprisingly, the municipality of Ischia celebrates the anniversary with an ad hoc party that immediately won the favor of tourists and residents.

How to reach the port of Ischia Porto

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

Bus: the terminus is located in Piazza Trieste and Trento near the port of Ischia. Almost all the buses in circulation on the island - with the exception of some secondary lines - lead to the port of Ischia. Two CIRCOLARE RIGHT (CD) and CIRCOLARE LEFT (CS) buses make the complete tour of the Island of Ischia, touching all 6 municipalities in which the territory is administratively divided (Ischia, Casamicciola Terme, Lacco Ameno, Forio, Serrara Fontana, Barano d'Ischia).

Tickets can be purchased at newsagents, bars, tobacconists and the EavBus ticket office in Piazza Trieste and Trento in the municipality of Ischia (possibility of purchasing day tickets and mini weekly passes). 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 Ischia can also be reached by car and scooter. Near the port there are several paid parking lots. For street parking, however, you must take into account the ZTL times and the rates for paid parking (blue stripes) if free parking areas are not available (white stripes).

Services available on the Port of Ischia Porto

  • Tourist Information Office
  • Pharmacy
  • Bars, restaurants, pubs and pizzerias
  • newsagents
  • Ferry, hydrofoil and coach tickets
  • Bus and taxi parking
  • Parking lots
  • Rent a car & scooter

Ticket offices on the Port of Ischia Porto

The ferry and hydrofoil ticket offices are located along via Iasolino and are open every day. During the summer, the ferries doubles: those who need to board cars or scooters to Naples or Pozzuoli must go to the ticket offices located in the "Guerra Parking" on Provincial Road 270.

Shops within (or near) the Port of Ischia Porto

Along via Iasolino, the road that runs along the port of Ischia, there are countless activities: minimarkets, stationery, fishmongers, bars, newsagents, pubs, restaurants, pizzerias, car & scooter rental and a pharmacy.

What to see near the port of Ischia Porto

Those arriving by ferry or hydrofoil to the port of Ischia can immediately start their visit. In fact, the very presence of the port has favored the development of the surrounding areas with the opening of bars and restaurants .

Not only along via Iasolino, but also along the right bank, an area equipped for boatingBoat tourism has facilitated the opening of pubs, restaurants, wine bars and night clubs. These activities, especially during the summer, catalyze the Ischia nightlife almost entirely, attracting tourists scattered around the island.

Same goes for the central Via Roma and Corso Vittoria ColonnaIn this case, in addition to bars and restaurants, several accommodation facilities have sprung up over the years. Among the plus points, its proximity to the port and the spa. It is not over because Via Roma and Corso Vittoria Colonna are the shopping streets made in Ischia. A real natural shopping center with the presence of big designer boutiques, jewelers, antique, ceramic and souvenir shops. 

Watch out for the churches too : right on the harbor is the Church of Santa Maria di Porto Salvo, visible from the sea because of the imposing columns that divide the building from the busy Via Iasolino. On Corso Vittoria Colonna, however, there is the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, also known by the name of San Pietro.