Arriving in
Hydrofoil arriving in Ischia. Photo by Lorenzo Russo.

To get to Ischia you will need to first get to Naples, and then take a boat for the island. The instructions below will guide you step by step.

Getting to Naples

By plane

Direct flights to Naples are available from many major European airports. Flying to an airport in Rome is also an option: both main Italian rail companies (Trenitalia and Italo) provide frequent high-speed service to Naples central train station (Napoli Centrale), which is not far from the port.

airport From Rome Fiumicino airport to Naples Central Station
Follow the signs for the trains and purchase a ticket to Naples Central Station (Napoli Centrale) at the ticket machines or ticket counter; remember to stamp the relevant ticket before boarding the train to/from the airport. The fastest service takes a total of about 2 hours (including a change at Roma Termini) and costs €59 full fare.
airport From Rome Ciampino airport to Naples Central Station
Leaving the terminal, you will find commercial busses to Roma Termini (€5, a ticket agent will be standing near the bus). From there Trenitalia (€45 full fare) and Italo (€39 full fare) high speed trains reach Napoli Centrale in a little more than an hour.

It is almost always possible to get cheaper fares on the high-speed trains if booking in advance, but if you do so you may have difficulty if your flight is delayed so we only recommend this for your return trip. There is no need to make advance reservations for the train or bus to the aiport.

By train

Both main Italian rail companies (Trenitalia and Italo) provide frequent high-speed service to Naples central train station (Napoli Centrale).
train By international train
Although there is no direct international service to Naples, trains from Austria and southern Germany (ÖBB nightjet), France (Thello or SNCF), and Switzerland (Trenitalia/SBB) arrive at Milan or Rome, and a night train from north Germany (UEX) arrives in Verona. All of these stations are connected to Napoli Centrale by Trenitalia and Italo high speed trains, although from Verona it is necessary to change in Bologna.

In Naples - getting to the port

airport From Naples Capodichino airport to Molo Beverello port
Take the Alibus shuttle. The shuttle makes a stop at the train station and then continues to the port. A taxi is also an option (average fare around €20).
train From Naples Central Train Station to Molo Beverello port
Take the Alibus directly to the port (tickets available on board). A taxi is also an option (average fare around €12).

From Naples to Ischia

ferry boat To get to Ischia one needs to take a hydrofoil (aliscafo, average fare around €20), which takes 45 minutes, or a ferry boat (traghetto, average fare around €10), which takes 1.5 hours. Hydrofoils leave from Molo Beverello; ferry boats from the adjacent Calata Porta di Massa. For those arriving by car, the port of Pozzuoli on the ourskirts of Naples may be more convenient, since fares are cheaper.

Boats to Ischia stop either at Ischia Porto or Casamicciola Terme and Forio. The main conference venue, as well as the selected hotels, are at a walking distance from Ischia Porto. If you arrive at Casamicciola (5 km from Ischia Porto) or Forio (10 km from Ischia Porto), you will need to take a bus or a taxi to get to Ischia Porto.

Hydrofoil and ferry tickets can be booked online or directly at the port. Several companies provide service to Ischia Porto:
  • Caremar (hydrofoils and ferry boats to Ischia Porto);
  • Aliauro (hydrofoils to Ischia Porto);
  • Medmar (ferry boats to Ischia Porto).
Note that another company, SNAV, only serves Casamicciola.

At this site one can search the timetables for all three companies and purchase tickets in advance.

How to get to the school

The school will be held in Grand Hotel delle Terme Re Ferdinando, Via A. De Luca 70, about 100 meters from the port. Lessons will take place in the Aragonese room.