Getting from Sorrento to Capri – Best Route 2024

Best Transport Routes, Complete Guides, Transport

by Giuseppe Morvillo

Planning a trip from Sorrento to Capri in 2024? Our Travel Guide offers a comprehensive resource featuring budget-friendly private transfers, top transport links, and detailed information on fares and timetables to facilitate your journey.

by Giuseppe Morvillo
Planning a trip from Sorrento to Capri in 2024? Our Travel Guide offers a comprehensive resource featuring budget-friendly private transfers, top transport links, and detailed information on fares and timetables to facilitate your journey.

Getting from Sorrento to Capri

Traveling from Sorrento to Capri – Update Guide 2024

One of the questions travelers often ask me is about the best way to get to Capri.

Honestly, if the weather’s good and the sea’s calm, I always say going by private boat is the way to go. It’s such a fantastic experience! Over the past 10 years, we’ve put together the ultimate itinerary that gives you the best of both worlds: soaking in all the breathtaking views along Capri’s coast and its magical grottos, plus a few hours to roam the island and soak up that one-of-a-kind Capri vibe and its stunning panoramas. Thanks to our Capri private boat tour from Sorrento & Amalfi Coast  and Capri semi private boat tours from Sorrento (max 12 pax on board), which have racked up hundreds of 5-star reviews, we’ve made exploring Capri as its best for our guests from every corner of the world.

The wonderful mix of natural beauty and culture is in fact why the island is one of the main attractions to visit when in the South of Italy, from the iconic symbols of Capri the Faraglioni to the magical Blue Grotto, it’s beauty has been appreciated ever since the Roman era and nowadays to can still admire the ruins of their luxury Imperial villas.

One of the most common questions our guests ask us is, how do I get to the Island of Capri from Sorrento and what is the most convenient way?

” if the weather’s good, going by private boat is the way to go: discover my selected Capri private boat tour from Sorrento & Amalfi Coast and Capri semi private boat tours from Sorrento (max 12 pax on board)” and discover Capri at its’ best”

Sorrento to Capri: With Private Boat

Choosing a private tour, which we heartily recommend to all our lovely guests, is hands down the best way to go for anyone who adores the sea and dreams of exploring the Blue Grotto and Capri’s mesmerizing caves. It’s the magic of the Blue Grotto, those hidden caves, the stunning Faraglioni, Marina Piccola, and all those exclusive spots you can only reach by sea that really make people opt for a boat tour rather than just catching a ferry.

See, taking the ferry from Sorrento’s port straight to Capri’s port is one thing, but a private boat tour? That’s a whole other level of adventure! It gives you a chance to truly get up close with the island. You can circle around it, stop right at the cave entrances, explore inside, and yes – even take a dip in the sparkling sea. If you’re all about living your best life in true ‘dolce vita’ style, spending a day on a classic Sorrento boat, then this is absolutely for you!

Going for a boat transfer from Sorrento to Capri is the perfect pick for anyone eager to:

  • Travel in complete privacy or with maximum 10/12 pax on board;
  • Move according to flexible schedules
  • Organise the return with the possibility of adding activities such as, visiting the Blue Grotto, the Faraglioni, the Caves of Capri and Marina Piccola, without having to take another boat from Capri
  • Have more than one experience in just one trip
  • Spend a full day on a boat that offers all possible services, from the bathroom to the kitchen, to the shower and the outside sitting area
  • Indulge in a day of complete relaxation
  • Not stress about organising the trip according to the ferry timetables
  • Not have to worry about how to reach the port as the tour includes the additional pick up service from the accommodation

Private or Shared Tour?

Oh, the classic debate: should you go for a private tour from Sorrento to Capri or join a shared tour?
I get this question from guests all the time, and really, it boils down to a couple of key factors: your budget and how many are in your crew.

We offer both Capri Private Boat Tour from Sorrento and Capri Shared Boat Tour from Sorrento, catering to different experiences whether you’re getting from Sorrento to Capri by boat for boat tours for families or a boat tour for couples.

Private Tour: Ideal for a more intimate experience, such as boat tours for families or a boat tour for couples, offering the boat exclusively for your group, with the option to customize your journey. Enjoy the luxury of a professional skipper and a range of boat models accommodating up to 12 people. Perfect for special occasions, anniversaries, or a romantic gesture.

Group Tour: Economical, allowing for new friendships, this option shares the boat with other passengers. It’s a smart choice for solo travelers or those looking to cut costs, still providing a professional skipper and comprehensive services for up to 12 guests.

Costs: Vary by destination, group size, and tour type. Private tours to Capri start at €950 (for 8 pax), with group tours to Capri beginning at €115 per person. Rates include skipper services, a stocked minibar, snorkeling gear, sandwich in Capri and drop off.

Whether it’s a Capri private boat tour from Sorrento or a Capri shared boat tour, we have selected the best skippers in town and for more information or booking, you cab contact us directly.

That’s exactly why Sorrento’s top-notch skippers have whipped up shared tours that pack the best of Capri and its stunning coast into a single, unforgettable day. Designed with guests who want to make the most of the island in one day, these tours promise a day of sun-soaked memories.

  • Meeting point for shared boat tours from Sorrento to Capri is at 8,45am or you cab request pick up from your accommodation at around 8am and have a transfer to the Port of Sorrento.
  • Departure at 9:00am from Sorrento in the direction of Capri, start to make the first stops between the most beautiful beaches of the Sorrento peninsula, such as the Bagni della Regina Giovanna and the Marciano waterfall.
  • Arrival in Capri at about 10:30am, from this moment on we advise you to have a camera in hand as it is at this moment that the tour has its beautiful beginning. This whole and complete tour of the island will allow you to discover the iconic Faraglioni, stop near the most beautiful and hidden caves, being able to admire the beautiful and inimitable play of light of the White, Green and Blue Grotto.
  • After the tour of the island, you will dock in Marina Piccola, where you can enjoy lunch, a sandwich is included in the price, a few steps from the sea.
  • Then you will have approximately 3 hours of free time on the island so you can also admire the beauty of Capri from the ground, you can discover more in our Complete Guide of Capri.
  • The tour will end with a relaxing return, being able to look at the beauty of our coast and our sea one last time, while sipping a glass of Prosecco on the bow of the boat, the return is around 5pm followed by a drop-off at your accommodation.

Sorrento to Capri: By Ferry

For those wishing to visit the island of Capri only by land, without wanting to see the Blue Grotto or the coast of Capri, we recommend taking the ferry from Sorrento. The ferries to Capri are comfortable, fast and practical and in less than thirty minutes you can reach the island of Capri and is ideal for those who want to organise their day according to their needs with complete flexibility and maybe only want to spend a few hours on the island.

The two main companies and among the most important are: Alilauro and Caremar and tickets can be purchased here:

Top Tips:

  • Ferries leave from the port of Capri every hour
  • The journey from Capri to Sorrento takes approximately 20-30 minutes
  • Tickets have a cost that can vary from €18.00 to €22.50 one way, depending on the company you are traveling with and the departure time
  • You can bring luggage, strollers, animals and bicycles by paying a small extra fee that varies from €2.10 to €6.30

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a ferry from Sorrento to Capri?

Yes you can take a ferry from Sorrento to Capri which is one of the fastest ways as they arrive at least every hour and can take around 20 – 30 minutes to arrive on the Sorrento Coast.

How long is the private boat ride from Sorrento to Capri?

It takes a total of 30 min to arrive to Capri from Sorrento by private boat.

How much does the ferry cost from Sorrento to Capri?

The ferry from Capri to Sorrento costs around €18 to €23, depending on how far in advance you book your tickets.

How far is the train ride from Naples to Sorrento?

The train journey from Naples to Sorrento is around 90 minutes.

How far is the ferry ride from Sorrento to Naples?

The journey from Sorrento to Naples by ferry takes around 45 minutes.

Can you do a day trip from Sorrento to Capri?

Yes of course, but it will require very organised planning and a very early start in order to maximises the sights and activities you will want to see and do during your time in Sorrento. You can discover a full list of activities in our 1 day in Sorrento Itinerary.

How much is a day trip to Sorrento to Capri?

A day trip to Sorrento to Capri starts from .

Where do you get the ferry to Sorrento from Capri?

You can get the ferry back to Sorrento from Marina Grande, the main port of Capri.

Is it possible to visit other attractions in Capri rather than just the island itself?

Yes a great advantage to booking a private boat tour is that you will have the choice of adding additional stops, tours and even daily experiences to the boat transfer with additional costs, so you can better explore the coast, the island and the caves.

How far is Naples to Sorrento by car?

Travelling from Naples to Sorrento by car takes around 1 hour.

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