Travel Info

The Island of Ponza can be reached by hydrofoil/ferry boat from several ports: Anzio, Formia, Terracina or San Felice Circeo.

Hydrofoil from Anzio is maybe the most flexible and quick option:  about one trip every two hours and a half, from 08:00 to 16:00, with about  1 h 10 min of travel time. Anzio can be reached by train e.g. from Rome in about 1 hour.

More detailed travel info can be found below the picture.


How to reach the embarkation ports

By plane

Flight to Rome Fiumicino airport and then:

  • Taxi to Anzio (70 km, about 120 € and 1.15 hour)
  • Train from Fiumicino airport to Rome Termini railway station (30 min, 14 €) and from there train to Anzio (1 hour, 3.20 €) or to Formia (1.30 hour, 7.40 €). Anzio offers more frequent rides to Ponza than Formia.

By train

Trains to Anzio, Formia.

By car

  • Coming from Rome: main road n° 148-Pontina to Anzio
  • Otherwise A2 motorway (Roma->Napoli), exit Cassino and then main road towards Anzio or Formia

Going with your car to Ponza is maybe not a good idea, as there are no free parking lots and several restrictions; in most periods  non residents are only allowed to transport luggage from port to hotels. If you want to leave your car at the embarkation ports  (i.e., Anzio, Formia, Terracina, Circeo), note that parking lots marked with  blue lines are not free.


From the embarkation ports

Anzio

The line Anzio-Ponza is served by VETOR Hydrofoils (1 h 10 min) and CAREMAR fast boats (1 h 45 min). The fast boat carries also cars. Tickets can be purchased at the embarkation port. Check-in is recommended 30 minutes before the scheduled time of departure (1 hour if you have a car).

Please check the VETOR Hydrofoil timetable and CAREMAR timetable.

Timetables are in Italian. Relevant translations are: Settembre = September, Lunedi=Monday, Martedi’=Tuesday, Mercoledi’=Wednesday, Giovedi’=Thursday, Venerdi’=Friday, Sabato=Saturday, Domenica=Sunday, traghetto=ferry boat, aliscafo=hydrofoil

Formia

The line Formia-Ponza is served by VETOR and CAREMAR hydrofoils (1 h 20 min) and CAREMAR ferry boats (2 h 30 min). The ferry boats carries also cars. Tickets can be purchased at the embarkation port. Check-in is recommended 30 minutes before the scheduled time of departure (1 hour if you have a car).

Please check the VETOR Hydrofoil timetable and CAREMAR timetable.

Timetables are in Italian. Relevant translations are: Settembre = September, Lunedi=Monday, Martedi’=Tuesday, Mercoledi’=Wednesday, Giovedi’=Thursday, Venerdi’=Friday, Sabato=Saturday, Domenica=Sunday, traghetto=ferry boat, aliscafo=hydrofoil

Terracina

The line Terracina-Ponza is served by SNAP and NAVLIB fast boats (1 h 10 min). Tickets can be purchased at the embarkation port. Check-in is recommended 30 minutes before the scheduled time of departure.

Please check the SNAP fast boat timetable (click on “orari”) and NAVLIB timetable.

Timetables are in Italian. Relevant translations are: Settembre = September, Lunedi=Monday, Martedi’=Tuesday, Mercoledi’=Wednesday, Giovedi’=Thursday, Venerdi’=Friday, Sabato=Saturday, Domenica=Sunday, traghetto=ferry boat, aliscafo=hydrofoil


S. Felice Circeo

The line S. Felice Circeo-Ponza is served by PONTINA NAVIGAZIONE hydrofoils (1 h). Tickets can be purchased at the embarkation port. Check-in is recommended 30 minutes before the scheduled time of departure.

Please check the PONTINA NAVIGAZIONE  timetable.

Timetables are in Italian. Relevant translations are: Settembre = September, Lunedi=Monday, Martedi’=Tuesday, Mercoledi’=Wednesday, Giovedi’=Thursday, Venerdi’=Friday, Sabato=Saturday, Domenica=Sunday, traghetto=ferry boat, aliscafo=hydrofoil

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