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An easy guide on how to get to Elba ferry ports, schedules and prices for the ferry from/to Elba and recommendations for public transportation options. Explore the website and find all the necessary details about routes and frequency, accommodation options on the ferry, with real-time availability!


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In the lines below, passengers have the chance to receive information on how to get to Elba by ferry. Elba owns 3 major ports from where ferries operate routes towards Corsica and the Italian mainland, Portoferraio, Cavo and Rio Marina. Readers are also provided with details on available connections through the go-Ferry booking system as well as on prices according to the type of accommodation they choose. Furthermore, depending on which port of Elba you disembark, you get information about public transportation services. 

There are regular (conventional) ferries that occur routes directly to Elba's ports from the Italian mainland and some Italian islands as well as from Corsica.Tourists can board on the ferries from Piombino and reach the ports of Portoferraio, Cavo and Rio Marina. There are also connections to Rio Marina from the island of Pianosa. Moreover, there are at least 2 weekly sailings from Bastia to Portoferraio 

  • Piombino-Portoferraio, many daily routes, at least 3 times per week, from early in the morning till nigh. Duration 1 hour
  • Piombino-Cavo, many daily routes. Duration 15 minutes
  • Piombino-Rio Marina, 5 daily sailings. Duration 40 minutes
  • Bastia-Portoferraio, 2 times per week. Duration 1.5 hour

Give a date and find all the available ferry connections to Elba in just a few clicks!

Timetables were accurate when they were published, but can change without notice.

Notice: Each year and depending on the period, there may be more or fewer connections to and from the ports of Elba. The biggest shipping companies (ferry operators) announce the new ferry schedules by the end of December and the rest of them by January-March each year!


The "Easy-Way" go-Ferry.com booking system gives you the opportunity to make your reservation with any ferry operator you prefer, fast and reliable. Users are able to connect online with the reservation systems the shipping companies, compare prices, find information about routes and vessels, look for alternative routes and print instantly their ferry ticket.

Ferry timetables and ferry prices may change by season, so take an optical canvassing via our search engine to receive the latest call with real-time availability.

In order to book your ferry tickets to Elba, complete the below fields and view the actual prices!


Book in advance your ferry ticket to Elba

It is advisable to book your ferry tickets as easrly as possible so as to avoid any last minute surprises. Ships get crowded, especially in summer and you do not want to change your plans because you did not find any availability on your desired date and time. Below are some reasons of why you should book your ferry tickets in advance.

Check below the reasons of why you should book your ferry tickets in advance!

Book your ferry tickets early to avoid surprises!

It is very important to organize your vacation in Italy properly and in time so that no "surprise" spoils your mood. Apart from your air-tickets and hotel reservation, do not forget to book your ferry tickets. Have everything under control before you even leave your home!

Pay for your hotel in Elba without using it!

During the high season and especially in the months of June, July, August, and September, it is difficult to find available accommodation for popular routes. Do not make the mistake of paying for your hotel accommodation without having booked your ferry tickets at the same time.

Accommodation availability is big!

Buying ferry tickets in advance gives you more convenience of accommodation options. You can choose accommodation in a regular or speed ferry. There is usually an option for very economical deck tickets, for reclining, or for business seats. Regular ferries offer extra accommodation in cabins with or without windows.

More available itineraries!

Find in advance all possible routes and itineraries to make the right connections between flights and ferries.

Take advantage of the offers!

The sailings from Corsica and Italy to Elba are very popular. As the ferry tickets for this route can become expensive, it is natural to wish for the cheapest offer. Like all modes of transport, ferry companies usually offer special prices and discounts for those who buy their ferry tickets up to 3 to 6 months in advance.


Book the ideal accommodation on the ferry to Elba in order to arrive relaxed and full of energy to start your vacation. You can find comfortable armchairs, spread economy deck seats in big lounges, business class and cabins with or without windows. There is a wide range of choices for all passengers.


Rregardless the port you choose to arrive, there are various transportation options in Elba for your convenience. 

Ground services in Portoferraio

  • There are hourly buses that operate everyday. Their itineraries get denser in high season due to high demand. For details, you can click here
  • Grab a taxi from the port or call +39 393 103 9310
  • Portoferraio can easily be walked since it is a small town

Ground services in Rio Marina

  • Check the bus timetables here
  • There are taxis all over town but you can schedule a transfer by calling +39 370 316 8706

Ground services in Cavo

  • There are buses operating all over the island. Check their schedules here
  • Call +39 328 169 8061 in order to book a taxi


Elba is Italy's largest island after Sicily and Sardinia. It belongs in the Tuscan Archipelago along with 6 more islands, Pianosa, Giannutri, Capraia, Gorgona, Giglio and Montecristo. Elba is also belonging in the Tuscan Archipelago National Park which is the largest marine park in the entire Europe. The island has a very rich history, going back in decades. It is famous as Napoleon Bonaparte's place of exile during 1814. There, you can find many ancient ruins from the tribes that passed through. Archeological museums, fortresses and glorious monuments can be found all over the island. Elba provides long beaches with clear waters along with beautiful mountain peaks which offer panoramic views. In general, Elba is the right place for those who like diversity and it will definitely keep them busy for a few days.

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