Formia to Ponza Ferry

The Formia Ponza ferry route connects Italy with Pontine Islands and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Laziomar service runs up to 14 times per week with a sailing duration of around 2 hours 30 minutes while the Laziomar service runs up to 3 times per day with a duration from 1 hr 20 min.

So that’s a combined 35 sailings on offer per week on the Formia Ponza route between Italy and Pontine Islands. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Route and port details

Formia - Ponza Ferry Operators

  • Laziomar
    • 14 Sailings Weekly 2 hr 30 min
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  • Laziomar
    • 3 Sailings Daily 1 hr 20 min
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Formia Ponza Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Formia Ponza route is a car and 1 passenger.

Formia Guide

Formia is a city and commune on the Mediterranean coast of Lazio, in the province of Latina, Italy, halfway between Rome and Naples. The city is a thriving tourist destination because of its scenic location along the Mediterranean coast.

Historical evidence shows that Formia was inhabited since as far back as 500 B.C. and was founded by ancient Romans. Its name derives from the Greek Ὁρμίαι hormiai, meaning “landing place”. Formia became a well known seaside resort for the Roman aristocracy in the Republican Era and during the days of the Roman Empire.

Formia is a place full of interesting historical sites. The first to be mentioned is the Tomb of Cicero on the southwest side of the town. Cicero was a famous Roman orator, politician and philosopher who challenged Julius Caesar and opposed Mark Anthony. His hatred for Anthony had him assassinated on the Appian Way outside the town in 43 BC.

Some of the other sights include the Tower of Castellone, Remains of the Villa of Mamurra, the Church of San Giovanni Battista e Lorenzo, Church of San Luca, Church of Sant’Erasmo, etc.

Ponza Guide

Ponza is the largest of the Pontine Islands which is an archipelago that lies off the Italian coast between the cities of Rome and Naples. Ponza is well known for its Blue Grottoes that were created by the Etruscans and include the Serpents Grotto and the Roman Gallery, which is a Roman tunnel that connects the town of Ponza to the now closed large sandy beach of Chiaia di Luna. Popular sites with visitors are the many archaeological ruins that can be seen that include Egyptian, Canaanite, Greek and Phoenician necropoli ruins in the middle of the island. Also on parts of the island are Roman ruins that are mixed with Etruscan ruins. A large statue called Il Mamozio ("The Mummy") or Il Mitreo, meaning miter or priest's hat, is a 3,000 year old marble statue and was found in the harbour. The statue depicts a local Etrurian consul, it is now displayed in a museum in Napoli behind protective plastic, where it was reunited with its head. It is the oldest known Etruscan statue of its kind and is extremely rare.

Ferry services from Ponza depart to Naples, Terracina, Formia and Anzio; there are also hydrofoils (aliscafo) to Anzio and Formia that have travel time of about 75 minutes.