Portoferraio Ferry

Portoferraio ferry port in Elba is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Piombino, Bastia & Cavo available. With a selection of up to 49 Sailings Daily, the port of Portoferraio connects Elba with Italy, Corsica.

Sailing durations range from 15 minutes on the Cavo service to 1 hour 30 minutes on the Bastia service.

Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Portoferraio fare search.


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Portoferraio Ferry Alternatives

Portoferraio Ferry Services

  • Corsica Ferries
    • 3 Sailings Daily 45 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
    • 8 Sailings Daily 1 hr
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  • Corsica Ferries
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 1 hr 30 min
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  • Toremar
    • 4 Sailings Daily 15 min
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Portoferraio Guide

Found on the west coast of Italy, lying in the province of Livorno, Portoferraio is on the edge of the harbour belonging to the island of Elba. The port provides crossings to popular tourist resorts in Italy and France with sailings ranging from 15 minutes to 90 minutes.

What is there to do in Portoferraio?

If you were to watch the ferries coming into the docks during summer, it would seem like the entirety of Italy was piling into the town. The abundance of visitors that arrive with the warm weather can make Portoferraio seem overcrowded, yet the array of restaurants, shops and landmarks allow for the rush of tourism. Many of the tourists populate the beaches that dominate the shoreline, yet the myriad of beaches mean that even at peak times it’s possible to find a spot to lay your towel and bask in the Mediterranean sun.

After days of sunbathing and exploring the surrounding waters, many may long for a spot of culture and history; the town is steeped in beautiful architecture, most notably the Parco Nazionale Arcipelago Toscano Park which offers wonderful vistas among stunning structural designs. For an insight into the history of Portoferraio, several museums are dotted around to showcase the town’s rich past. Sunbathing and sightseeing can be an exhausting combination, so in the evening head to one of the fine restaurants to enjoy the delicious seafood served fresh from the waters.

How do you get around Portoferraio?

Most choose to walk around the town, which is the desirable option considering the alluring aesthetics and pleasant weather.

How To Get To Portoferraio Ferry Port

  • Portoferraio Ferry Port by Car

    From the East of the Island take the SP24. From the West of the Island take the SP 26 or the SP28.

  • Portoferraio Ferry Port by Train

    There is no rail service in the island.

  • Portoferraio Ferry Port by Bus

    You can take the Blue line bus (number 5) and the Purple line bus (number 6) take you directly to the port. Alternatively all other bus lines have stops near the port as well.

  • Portoferraio Ferry Port Address

    Calata Italia, 57037 Portoferraio LI, Italy

  • Portoferraio Accommodation

    If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Portoferraio Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Portoferraio Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!