Piombino to Portoferraio Ferry

The Piombino Portoferraio ferry route connects Italy with Elba and is currently operated by 4 ferry companies. Corsica Sardinia Ferries operate their crossing up to 5 times per day, Moby Lines 12 times per day, Toremar 21 times per day & the Blu Navy service is available up to 5 times per day.

There are a combined 43 sailings available per day on the Piombino Portoferraio crossing between Italy and Elba and with 4 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Route and port details

Piombino to Portoferraio Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Elba page.

Piombino - Portoferraio Ferry Operators

  • Corsica Sardinia Ferries
    • 5 Sailings Daily 40 min
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  • Moby Lines
    • 12 Sailings Daily 1 hr
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  • Toremar
    • 21 Sailings Daily 40 min
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  • Blu Navy
    • 5 Sailings Daily 1 hr
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Average Piombino Portoferraio Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Piombino Portoferraio route is a car and 2 passengers.

Piombino Portoferraio Ferry reviews

  • "Expertly run and organised crew "

    Simplicity itself! Completely organised and professional and very very pleasant experience !

    'Lorel' travelled Piombino Portoferraio with Toremar

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  • "Elba Blu Navy"

    Really pleased with both crossings and would certainly recommend Blu Navy for the ferry crossing.

    'James' travelled Piombino Portoferraio with Blu Navy

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  • "Fast and Efficient"

    On time and fast. Good organisation of embarking and disembarking. Toilets could be cleaner with better door locking. Very expensive for such a short crossing.

    'Colin Sansom' travelled Piombino Portoferraio with Corsica Sardinia Ferries

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  • "Guide dogs"

    Enjoyed the trip, but particularly enjoyed the sign in English that said that only blind guide dogs were allowed inside. Hilarious.

    'Anonymous' travelled Piombino Portoferraio with Blu Navy

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Piombino Guide

The Italian town of Piombino is located in the Province of Livorno in Tuscany. It lies on the border between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ligurian Sea, in front of the island of Elba and on the northern side of Maremma. The town can trace its origins back to when it was an Etruscan Port which then became an important port in the Middle Ages of the Republic of Pisa. A great time to visit is in August when "Agosto con Gusto" is in full swing. It is a significant food and wine fair that celebrates the gastronomy and culinary traditions of Piombino. Other visitor attractions in the town include the Museum of the Citadel and the City where the town's prehistoric, Etruscan and Roman past can be further explored. For the more energetic visitor, there are a number of trekking and bicycle paths along the coastline which lead through Mediterranean scrub towards the modern port of Salivoli.

From the port of Piombino ferries depart direct to the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago (Elba Island is just 10km from the coast), as well as to Sardinia and Corsica.

Portoferraio Guide

The town of Portoferraio is located on the north east coast of the Italian island of Elba, on a headland that closes the gulf towards the north. Portoferraio is one of the island's most ancient towns and can trace its origins back to the Ligurians, the Etruscans and the Greeks, before finally becoming a Roman colony named Fabricia. Cosimo I dei Medici is responsible for the town's layout who began to change it after 1548, when the town's name was changed to Cosmopoli, in order to strengthen the town's defences. Popular attractions in or near the town include the Romanesque Church of Santo Stefano alle Trane, the Villa dei Mulini and Villa San Martino, the Etruscan Fortress of Castiglione, the Pinacoteca Foresiana, the International Art Centre of Italo Bolano and the Botanical Garden at Ottone.

A few kilometers from Portoferraio, towards Bagnaia, in the hamlet of Le Grotte, where visitors can see the remains of a Roman villa from the Imperial period. These were covered by plants and shrubs until 1960 when digging brought to light the great complex with walls in opus reticulatum, big terraces overlooking the sea and a pool with heating and a water circulation system.