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Portoferraio Bastia Ferry

There are approximately 2 weekly sailings between Portoferraio to Bastia. This ferry route is operated by Corsica Ferries. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Portoferraio Bastia ferries.

Portoferraio Bastia Ferry Times

Portoferraio Bastia ferry sailings typically depart from Portoferraio at around 19:25. The average sailing time is approximately 1h 30m.

Portoferraio Bastia Ferry Prices

Portoferraio Bastia ferry prices typically range between £45* and £202*. The average price is typically £120*. The cheapest Portoferraio Bastia ferry prices start from £20*. The average price for a foot passenger is £104*. The average price for a car is £137*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers vehicle type route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is it from Portoferraio to Bastia?

The distance between Portoferraio to Bastia is approximately 60.5 miles (97.4km) or 52.6 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Portoferraio Bastia ferry?

Yes, Corsica Ferries allow cars on board for ferries between Portoferraio and Bastia. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Portoferraio and Bastia.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Portoferraio to Bastia?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Corsica Ferries between Portoferraio and Bastia.

Portoferraio Bastia Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Corsica Ferries - 1 weekly sailings, 1 daily sailings

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Portoferraio - Bastia Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators Corsica Ferries
Average Price £117*
Average Weekly Sailings 2
Average Sailing Duration 1h 30m
First Ferry 19:25
Distance 52 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Portoferraio to Bastia?

    The ferry crossing time from Portoferraio to Bastia is approximately 1h 30m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Portoferraio to Bastia?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Portoferraio to Bastia and this is
    • Corsica Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Portoferraio to Bastia?

    Book ferries from Portoferraio to Bastia through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Portoferraio to Bastia?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Portoferraio to Bastia with
    • Corsica Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Portoferraio to Bastia?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Portoferraio to Bastia with
    • Corsica Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Portoferraio to Bastia?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Corsica Ferries

Portoferraio Guide

The Italian town of Portoferraio is located in the Province of Livorno, on the edge of the harbour on the island of Elba. The town's name is derived from the Italian for "Iron Port", after the iron mills in and around the city. It is because of these mills that facilitated the city's growth during the 19th century. During this period the town became the main shipping port of profitable iron ore towards the mainland. Thanks to Napoleon's stay, as he was exiled in Elba in 1814 after his defeats in Europe and his forced abdication, Portoferraio and the entire island enjoyed an age of glory.

Arriving from the sea, Portoferraio seems like a bay, protected from pirates by it bastions which provide shelter from the sea. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the town are its ancient bastions and historic walls, which are fairly well preserved, and were built to provide protection to the town. Located nearby is the hamlet of Le Grotte, where visitors can see remains of a Roman villa dating back to the Imperial period. Until 1960, the ruins were covered by shrubs and plants, but excavation showed the extent of the complex with wall sin opus reticulatum, large terraces overlooking the sea and a pool with heating and water cycle system.

Ferry services from the town's harbour depart to Plombino, Bastia and Cavo.

Bastia Guide

The city of Bastia is located on Corsica's east coast and faces Italy with views out to the Tuscan Archipelago, and is the second largest city on Corsica. To the north of Bastia is le Cap Corse which is a peninsula dotted with Genoese Towers and a large nature reserve that is popular with hikers. The town's history, like many in Corsica, begins with the Genoese who ruled Corsica from the 14th century. In the south of the town, the Old Port (Vieux Port) is a popular spot to take a stroll and to see the town's jaded buildings clustered around the fishing port, which are not dissimilar to those you might expect to find in Venice. From the port, a stroll through the Romieu garden will take you to the citadel above the port, which is actually the original Genoese town that was protected by defensive walls, added during the 15th century, and includes the Porte Louis XVI through which you enter the citadel.

The ferry Port of Bastia links the city to France (Marseille, Nice and Toulon) and Italy (Genoa, La Spezzia, Livorno, Piombino, Savona, Portoferraio).

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