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This Ferry is operated by multiple ferry companies. Always check the prices before booking and the latest travel information before departure.

Destination(s) 🇮🇹 Elba, 🇮🇹 Italy
Sailings Up to 40 times per day
Duration 45 mins.
Distance 14 Miles, 23 km
Operated by , , ,
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 70
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In summer, more than 40 ferries run daily between Piombino and Portoferraio. You can choose from 4 different shipping companies. On this page you will find information about the journey and about the best place to buy a ticket.

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Ferry to Piombino and Portoferraio

Most travelers to Elba choose the ferry Piombino-Portoferraio. Every day there are many boats going back and forth.

In the summer season it is a busy route. Ferries at popular times often fill up. Now there is often also another ferry that you can go on, but it often doesn't get cheaper if you wait a long time to book. We have experienced ourselves that the prices almost double if you try to book at the last minute.

Ferry Piombino Portoferraio costs

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

  • Prices for foot passengers start at €21and go up to about €32 for a 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 €70.-. The most expensive crossing we found was €126.

Blue Navy is usually the cheapest but also takes a little longer to make the crossing.

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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-Portoferraio

There are many departures throughout the day in both directions. This means that you can book a crossing from early in the morning until midnight. So you can fit this ferry into your travel schedule quite well. Check the exact departure times in both directions in the booking module.

The crossing takes only 45 minutes to 1 hour.

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


Portoferraio terminal address:
Calata Italia, Portoferraio, Elba

The departure from Portoferraio can be a bit hectic. Many cars drive through Portoferrario and it is often a bit unclear where all ferries depart since there are a lot of small signs.

When you arrive at the harbour, the first turn to the right is for Moby's ships (number 1). For the other companies it is useful to continue on the road for a short while and follow the signs until you arrive at a small and busy roundabout in the middle of the harbour. Here you can queue to the right for Toremar and Moby (number 2,3,4,5) and to the left for Blu Navy and Corsica Ferries (number 6 and7). It is best to find out in advance from which number your ferry departs. If you do not have this information, there are also enough employees in the port to help you.

Alternative routes

There are 2 routes that you can also consider. Piombino – Cavo and Piombino – Rio Marina are shorter crossings, but they also bring you to another part of Elba. Check our map for a good view on where the ferries sail to.

Frequently Asked Questions Ferry Piombino-Portoferraio

Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

You can choose to book a ferry with Moby Lines, Toremar, Blue Navy and Corsica Ferries.

How long does the crossing take?

The distance from Piombino to Portoferraio is only 23 km. Some ferries are able to complete this route in 45 minutes. Slower boats take an hour.

How often does the ferry go?

The ferries sail more than 40 times per day back and forth between Piombino and Elba.

Can I bring my pet on board?

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

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