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Destination(s) 🇮🇹 Elba, 🇮🇹 Italy
Sailings Up to 40 times per week
Duration 15 mins.
Distance 13 km, 8 miles
Operated by Moby Lines, Toremar
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 170
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The shortest crossing to Elba is the crossing Piombino-Cavo. Two shipping companies operate this route. Those are Moby Lines and Toremar. Moby Lines sails in 30 minutes to Cavo and Toremar in just 15 minutes.

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Ferry to Cavo and Piombino

Cavo is located on the most northeastern part of Elba. As a result, the distance covered by the ferry is only about 13 km. The fast ships of the shipping company Toremar allow you to make the crossing in 15 minutes. However, this is only possible as a foot passenger.

Are you with a car/camper/scooter? Then you can choose the boats from Moby (30 minutes) or the slower boat from Toremar (40 minutes).

Ferry Piombino Cavo costs

If you want to travel by ferry to Piombino or Portoferraio, you can expect the following prices:

  • Prices for foot passengers start at €18 for an one-way ticket.
  • If you want to take a car with you, it quickly becomes a lot more expensive. The costs for 2 people with a car start at about €160.-.
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Availability and prices

Ferry prices depend on the season and crowds. View the current prices in the booking engine

Schedule Piombino-Cavo

There are many departures throughout the day in both directions. Check the exact departure times in both directions in the booking module.

Port information

To get to the departure port, use the address and follow the signs to the terminal when arrived.


Piombino terminal address:
Piazza Salvador Allende, 57025 Piombino LI, Italy


Cavo terminal address:
Lungomare Vespucci, 62, 57038 Cavo LI, Italy

Altrenative crossings

If you have booked an accommodation on the east coast of the island, it is useful to consider the ferry to Portoferraio or from Piombino to Rio Marina.

If your destination is elsewhere on the island, the ferry to portoferraio is often the better choice. The other places on the island are often easier to reach from this (capital) city. That's because of a ridge that runs across the eastern part of the island. It takes a while to get over it by car.

Frequently Asked Questions Ferry Piombino-Portoferraio

Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

You can choose to book a ferry with Moby Lines and Toremar.

How long does the crossing take?

The distance from Piombino to Cavo is only 13 km. Some ferries are able to complete this route in 15 minutes. Slower boats take 30 minutes or 40 minutes.

How often does the ferry go?

The ferries sail more than 40 times per week back and forth between Piombino and Cavo.

Can I bring my pet on board?

Yes, almost on all ferry routes you can bring your pet (dogs, cats and ferrets).