Area: Campania

Port of Naples Mergellina

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The Port of Naples Mergellina

Mergellina is the second port of Naples . Once frequented mainly by fishermen, this small port, nestled in the suggestive scenery of the Caracciolo promenade, has been active for years only during the summer . 

In fact, in June , July and August , hydrofoils (passengers only) leave daily for Ischia Porto * . At these, on weekends, hydrofoils are added to the vault of the Pontine and Aeolian Islands.

* The number of trips to Ischia Porto is very limited. Therefore, in practice, one embarks from Mergellina only for proximity or convenience.

From Mergellina it takes 35 to 40 minutes to reach the port of Ischia. For Ventotene and Ponza, on the other hand, it takes 2 and 3 hours respectively; finally, for the Aeolian islands, 4 and 5 hours depending on the final destination. 

Special mention for the marina . For years Mergellina has been a privileged landing place for yachts and large boats sailing in the Mediterranean.  

How to reach the port of Naples Mergellina

Bus: Urban Lines C12 and 140

Metro: Metro
 Line 2 stops at Mergellina station. From Corso Vittorio Emanuele (outside the station), the port of Mergellina is about 500 meters on foot.

Funicular : convenient solution for those coming from Via Manzoni (stops: Via Manzoni - Angelina Park - San Gioacchino - San Antonio - Mergellina). The distance from Mergellina to the port is about 300 meters. 

Car: take the exit of the Fuorigrotta ring road and follow the signs for Mergellina.

On foot : walking on the Caracciolo promenade is one of the many things to do during a stay in Naples. Coming from Piazza del Plebiscito it is possible to admire the beautiful Castel dell'Ovo; continuing beyond the port, however, we head towards the hill of Posillipo, buen retiro of the Neapolitan upper middle class.

Airport connections - Port of Naples Mergellina

From the Capodichino airport to the port of Mergellina, the predetermined municipal taxi fare is approximately € 25.00 (the rates are global, not per person). The predetermined municipal fare must be requested from the driver when boarding; the same is required to issue a tax receipt before departure.

Alternatively there is the Alibus , the ANM shuttle service that connects Capodichino Airport and Naples Central Station (the ticket costs € 5.00 and can be purchased on board). Once you reach the station in Piazza Garibaldi, take the underground line 2 towards PozzuoliTo reach Mergellina it takes about 20 minutes (stops: Piazza Garibaldi - Piazza Cavour - Montesanto - Piazza Amedeo - Mergellina). From Corso Vittorio Emanuele (outside the station), the port of Mergellina is about 500 meters on foot.

Connections Train station - Port of Naples Mergellina

From the Central Station of Naples to the port of Mergellina, the predetermined municipal taxi fare is approximately € 15.00 (the rates are global, not per person). The predetermined municipal fare must be requested from the driver when boarding; the same is required to issue a tax receipt before departure.

Alternatively, there is the Metro Line 2 towards PozzuoliTo reach Mergellina it takes about 20 minutes (stops: Piazza Garibaldi - Piazza Cavour - Montesanto - Piazza Amedeo - Mergellina). From Corso Vittorio Emanuele (outside the station), the port of Mergellina is about 500 meters on foot.

Parking near the Port of Naples Mergellina

Garage Sannazzaro - Piazza Sannazzaro

A few steps from the Caracciolo promenade and the port of Mergellina. Possible discounts for those who leave for Ischia, Capri and the Aeolian Islands (minimum 3 days of stay).

Tel: +39 081681437

Garage Piedigrotta

About 300 meters from the port of Mergellina. Free return shuttle service for all customers heading to Mergellina (same property as Garage Victoria).

Tel: +39 0812488397

Services available on the Port of Naples Mergellina

  • ticket offices
  • Bars, restaurants, pizzerias, kiosks
  • Car & scooter rental
  • Parking lots
  • Pharmacy

Ticket offices on the Port of Naples Mergellina

In Mergellina there are the Alilauro and Snav ticket offices, the two shipping companies that, during the summer, use the port for daily connections with the Island of Ischia and, during the weekend, with the Pontine and Aeolian Islands.

Shops within (or near) the Port of Naples Mergellina

Mergellina is one of the most developed tourist areas of Naples. Once out of the port, simply head towards Piazza Sannazzaro to find (almost) all the commercial activities that you may normally need: newsstand; bar; tobacco; restaurants; pizzerias; clothes shops; fruit and vegetables; pharmacy and so on.

What to see near the port of Naples Mergellina

By the sea and at the foot of the Posillipo hill . These two pieces of information are enough to give an idea of ​​what there is to see in Mergellina. To the landscape-environmental charm, it is obviously necessary to add the historical one and the tourist-commercial activity .

As far as the first aspect is concerned, it is enough to consider that not even 500 meters from the port, near the Mergellina railway station, there are the tombs of the Roman poet Virgilio and, above all, that of the great Giacomo Leopardi . Both sepulchres are located within the Vergiliano Park (Salita della Grotta, 20) not to be confused with the Virgilian Park of Posillipo. 

As for tourist-commercial activities, the reference point of the nightlife remains the central Piazza Sannazzaro , where there is the famous Fontana delle Sirene. All around bars, restaurants, pizzerias, kiosks, ice cream parlors and trendy clubs. A very rich offer from a gastronomic and entertainment point of view that has further expanded over the years thanks to the pedestrianization of a large part of the Caracciolo promenade.

Right on the Caracciolo promenade, about a kilometer from the port of Mergellina, there is the municipal villa. Inside, the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station , the oldest aquarium in Italy (check if it is open on the website www.szn.it). A recommended stop especially if you move with your children in tow. Finally, just beyond, the magnificent Castel dell'Ovo.