Trip to Capri from Sorrento

You absolutely cannot miss a trip to Capri, a real gem only 30 minutes from Sorrento. Don’t miss its beauty that comes from its history, culture and nature. Given this island’s proximity to Sorrento, it’s perfectly suited to day trips and excursions.

However, be warned that there can be bad surprises given the heightened influx of tourists on the island, especially during high season.

With our essential guide, you’ll have all the information you need at your disposal to organise a trip to Capri from Sorrento.

How to arrive at Capri from Sorrento

Reaching Capri from Sorrento is very simple thanks to the numerous ferries and hydrofoils departing from the port of Sorrento. The crossing lasts around 30 minutes and you can enjoy the splendid panorama of the Sorrento coast.

The hydrofoil is quicker than the ferry, but the ticket is more expensive. It’s also highly advised against for those who suffer from sea sickness.

Take a seat on the left side of the ferry for the best views of the coast between Sorrento and Punta Campanella.

Ticket price: from € 14,70 to € 18,30

What to do in Capri

What should you do once you arrive on the island? You’re spoiled for choice. At the port of Marina Grande are ticket offices to take a boat trip around the island, with a visit to the Blue Grotto. To enjoy a spectacular panorama you can opt for a trip on the Solaro mountain. To reach the Solaro mountain, you only need to take a bus directly to Anacapri from the port and from there a chair lift. You can also visit the San Michele villa, which is located near the chair lift stop.

The famous Capri piazzetta can be reached within a few minutes from the port by cable railway. From the piazzetta you can stroll up to the Giardini di Augusto and, along Via Camerelle, up to Punta Tragara.

Bus and cable railway tickets can also be bought in Sorrento, from any tobacco shop.

This way you can avoid queues which, especially during the summer months, can become a real and true nightmare.

To visit the main tourist attractions on the island, it is recommended that you go early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Capri is a small island and you can explore it without any problems fully on your own. If you do want to opt for a organised tour, there are many. There are tours that leave from Sorrento, they leave from the port of Sorrento by hydrofoil, enjoying a fascinating crossing along the Sorrentine Coast.

Where to eat in Capri

Eating in a local restaurant in Capri is certainly an interesting experience, but can become costly. There are, however, more accessible solutions that will fill your stomach without emptying your wallet.

If you’re happy with a frugal meal, you can taste a Caprese panini from the Da Aldo deli or try a typical dish at the Capri Pasta deli.

To eat in a restaurant without spending too much and to try typical Capri cuisine, you can opt for the Verginiello pizzeria restaurant, located right in the city centre.