Ponza ferries connect Pontine Islands with Gulf of Napoli & Italy with crossings available to Casamicciola (in Gulf of Napoli), Ventotene (in Pontine Islands) & Naples Mergellina, Terracina, Formia, San Felice Circeo & Anzio (in Italy). Ponza Ferry crossings are operated by SNAV, NLG, Laziomar & Pontina Navigazione and depending on time of year you’ll find a choice of up to 11 ferry crossings daily.
There are up to 11 ferry crossings daily from Ponza with sailing durations starting from 45 minutes. Our Ponza ferry summary provides a good guide but for the latest sailing information use our fare search.
Ponza is the largest island of the Italian Pontine Islands archipelago, resting in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Many ferry routes depart the port, heading to other coastal resorts along the coast of Italy, and tey range between 50 minutes and three hours.
Ponza is Italy’s little known secret. Its rugged coastlines, towering mountainside and uniquely secluded beaches have become such a haven that those who visit don’t want to spoil its hidden identity. The island typically greets many celebrities hoping to escape media attention and young tourists from Rome who bask in the glorious weather, fresh water and idyllic surroundings. The laid back atmosphere appeals to many, yet the boats for rent are the primary reason many visit; no license is required to take out one of the small whalers for a cruise round the water, allowing you the chance to swim under the Mediterranean sun.
The island is relatively quiet throughout the year, the only noticeable rise in tourism is during July and August when the temperatures soar, but the crowds begin to thin out come September. Even during the busier months, you’ll hardly notice anyone; there are very few shopping centres or bustling streets, just endless coastline and sea to explore. Your day doesn’t require much planning, just get on a boat and start your adventure.
Boats are the most popular way to travel around, though it is also viable to simply walk around the island.
Via Banchina S. Lucia (Punta Bianca), Ponza
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Ponza Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Ponza Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!