You can reach Capri from either Naples or Sorrento. From Naples’s Molo Beverello dock (take a taxi from the train station), the hydrofoil (aliscafo) takes just 45 minutes and departs several times daily (some stop at Sorrento); a one-way trip costs 19€. Regularly scheduled ferry (traghetto) service, departing from Porta di Massa, is cheaper but takes longer (about 1 1/2 hr.; 17€ each way). Contact Caremar (www.caremar.it; (tel) 199-116655) for ferry schedule; for hydrofoils, try SNAV (www.snav.it; (tel) 081-4285555).
From Sorrento, go to the dock at Marina Piccola (just below Piazza Tasso), where you can board one of the fast ferries (nave veloce) run by Caremar or a hydrofoil run by Gescab (www.gescab.it; (tel) 081-8781430). The hydrofoils are slightly faster (trip time is 20 min., compared to 25 min.) and cost 15€ one-way; a one-way ticket for the fast ferry is 13€. Departures are 11 times per day from 7:15am to 7:15pm (the last boat back leaves Capri at 6:30pm).
Gescab ((tel) 081-811986) also runs a service between Positano and Capri from April through October. Hydrofoils cost 18€ one-way, and a ferry ticket goes for 16€ one-way.
The Tourist Board is on Piazzetta Italo Cerio (www.capritourism.com; (tel) 081-8375308) in Capri town. From April to October, it’s open Monday to Saturday 8:30am to 8:30pm, Sunday 8:30am to 2:30pm; November to March, hours are Monday to Saturday 9am to 1pm and 3:30 to 6:30pm.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.