There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Pianosa Island and Elba operated by 1 ferry company – Toremar. The Pianosa to Rio Marina ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 1 hour 50 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Pianosa Island Elba crossing between Pianosa and Rio Marina.
Pianosa Island is part of the Tuscan Archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the west coast of Italy.
Although renowned primarily for its use as a penal colony and the place of banishment for Emperor Augustus’ grandson in Ancient Rome, Pianosa also offers a craggily picturesque landscape with some captivating ruins providing an insight into the island’s fascinating past.
Also, as part of a marine protected area, the surrounding sea is home to the richest and most varied marine life in the archipelago. Visitors can swim in the crystalline waters with lobsters, dolphins, striped mullets and many other vividly coloured fish.
As a popular day trip destination, Pianosa Island offers sailings back to mainland Italy and to the neighbouring Elba, another beautiful island in the Tuscan Archipelago. Pianosa’s port can be found on the eastern tip, with the routes operated by one of Tuscany’s leading ferry companies.
Italy’s third largest island, Elba makes up the majority of the Tuscan Archipelago in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Napoleon’s exile to Elba originally put the island on the map, but today, tourists come here for the incredibly clear and blue waters, stunning beaches and outdoor activities like hiking and mountain biking across the beautiful terrain. Also, as part of the largest marine park in Europe, it’s a great spot for diving, with an abundance of rich sea beds and colourful fish.
Some of the top attractions include the numerous archaeological museums, impressive battlements and fortresses and the beautiful former residences of Napoleon, Palazzina dei Mulini.
Elba has a few ports in the northwest region, so it’s within easy reach by ferry from mainland Italy and the surrounding islands in the Tyrrhenian Sea. There are plenty of ferry operators to choose from, all offering fast and regular crossings.