Ischia is a quite extended island where you can move either by car, by bus, by moto or by boat. Here it goes some tips about transports:
It is recommended to move on foot only in urban areas or for pleasant walks around the most typical villages or country paths. During the high season the road traffic is sustained and we strongly recommend to rent a scooter and not to use a bike (except for sportsmen) since the way is not easy.
It is always possible to use one’s car. Pay attention to the prohibition signs for drivers from Regione Campania (usually in force in April and September). Therefore pay attention to several no stopping signs located in urban centers. We advise to park your car in parking zones or on several blue stripes that require the “scratch and park” system: prepaid ticket for 1 euro and valid for 60 minutes. In every town, near around the parking area, you can also rent motorcycles or bicycles from the several rental agencies.
BY TAXI OR BUS
Quite good is the taxi service which consists of cars and minitaxi Ape by Piaggio (see the picture) which can transport 5 people at maximum. Attention: the price of every route must be regulated by a taximeter. For groups we recommend Schiano Bus. Phone at 081907571 or see the page www.schianobus.it
There you are some useful numbers:
Piazza degli Eroi Taxi – phone 081 992550
Piazzetta S. Girolamo Taxi - phone 081 993720
Piazza Antica Reggia Taxi – phone 081 984998
BUS PUBLIC SERVICE
The bus public service leads to different urban areas of the whole isle thanks to frequent routes. The most part of the bus terminals are located at Ischia town, around the port zone. Every route costs 1.30 € (valid for 90 minutes) but you can also buy a convenient ride pass. They are available in several sites (mainly at newsagent’s, bars, travel agencies and tobacconist's). Bus number 7 leads to the Festival site. CS and CD bus lines connect the whole isle. To check the other bus numbers please see EAVBUS page and you will find how to redirect to bus departure times in Ischia.
On the marvelous isle of Ischia you cannot miss the boat transport. Small boats can lead you to the most attractive bays or the rocky coasts of the isle. A cooperative of fishmen offers a discounted rate for the Festival Taxi Boat Service. All the accredited festival guests have to show their badge at the entrance. This cooperative is composed by kind people able to safeguard the vast knowledge of the past generations of fishmen. Phone: 081984854. Please see www.ischiabarche.it. It is also available to rent a private boat with or without a skipper on board.