How can you reach the Island of Elba
Ferry timetables and online ticket booking.
The Island of Elba can be reached by ferry from Piombino Marittima, where four ferry companies (Toremar, Moby Lines, Blu Navy and Corsica Ferries) have comfortable ferries that make multiple trips per day. It takes between 40 and 80 minutes to reach the island ports of Cavo, Rio Marina and Portoferraio. There is also a fast hydrofoil connection (only carrying passengers), which in just 25 and 40 minutes reaches Cavo and Portoferraio respectively.
To check availability and book the ferry online, you can use the form below.
Elba island ferry service by Traghettilines
To reach the ferry port with your own car:
From the North: From Milan A1 motorway, take the A15 at Parma Ovest (west) to reach the A12 Genoa-Livorno motorway, exit at Rosignano, continue on the S.S. Aurelia dual-carriageway and exit at the Venturina-Isola d’Elbaturn off and from here head to Piombino Marittima.
From the North-East: take the A1 Bologna-Florence-Pisa-Livorno motorway: exit at Rosignano, continue on the S.S. Aurelia dual-carriageway, exit at the Venturina-Isola d’Elbaturn off and from here head to Piombino Marittima.
Alternatively, the S.G.C. Firenze-Pisa-Livorno: exit at Florence Scandicci and follow the S.G.C. dual-carriagewayuntil Collesalvetti, enter the motorway until Rosignano Marittima, take the S.S. Aurelia dual-carriageway, exit at theVenturina-Isola d’Elba turn off and from here head to Piombino Marittima.
From the South: A12 Rome-Grosseto motorway: S.S. Aurelia dual-carriageway, exit at the Venturina-Isola d’Elba turn off, continue towards Piombino Marittima.
To reach the ferries by coach:
Florence – Elba: there is a scheduled service with BUSITALIA – SITA Nord between Piombino Marittima and Florence which in just 2 hours and 40 minutes allows a direct link between the port of Piombino and the city of Florence. Ideal way for getting to Elba without a car, especially in the summer. The service runs daily during the summer.
Departure from Florence is at the SITA AUTOSTAZIONE, in Via Santa Caterina da Siena 17 (On the right after exiting the Santa Marina Novella railway station). In Piombino the terminus is PIOMBINO PORTO.
More information and reservations on fsbusitalia.it (click on Toscana).
Milan – Elba: two companies connect Milan to the port of Piombino: Lineservizi (with intermediate stops in San Giuliano Mil., Melegnano, Lodi, Casalpusterlengo, Piacenza, Piacenza sud / Motorways A1 – A15 – A12, Marina di Bibbona, Marina di Castagneto, Donoratico and S. Vincenzo) and Maremmetour.
Grosseto – Elba: the service is served by the Maremmetour departing from Porto Santo Stefano. The journey takes 2 hours and 30 minutes.
To reach the Island of Elba by plane:
During the summer various Italian and foreign air companies connect to the Island of Elba to continental Europe. There are flights from the following airports: Milan, Pisa, Florence, Bern, Lugano, Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Vienna.
The airport is located at La Pila at approx. 30 km from our office.
To reach the ferries by train:
Piombino Marrittimarailway station is at the ferry port (for train timetables see www.trenitalia.co)
Elba Island: weather & webcams
- METEOSAT EUROPA infrared images
- Weather situation and forecasts on the Island of Elba
Webcam in Bagnaia
Webcam at the MediciHarbour of Portoferraio