Ferry from Piombino to Cavo (Elba)

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between the port of Piombino and the village of Cavo on Elba island operate all year long. Find detailed info about ferry schedules to the Italian island of Elba, including timetables, fares, companies and travel time, and plan your trip online on Ferryhopper!

Ferry schedules from Piombino to Cavo (Elba)

Piombino Cavo (Elba) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 08:40 Last trip: 20:35 Average duration: 28m Price range: 15.62 € - 22.05 €
Cavo (Elba) Piombino Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 07:10 Last trip: 19:30 Average duration: 25m Price range: 13.58 € - 16.55 €
Ferry companies MOBY LINES TOREMAR

Is there a ferry from Piombino to Cavo (Elba)?

The Piombino - Cavo ferry route is available year-round and is operated by the ferry companies of Toremar and Moby Lines.

The number of the ferry crossings increases during the summer months with up to 8-9 daily ferry connections. In the winter months, there are usually up to 4-5 crossings per day between Piombino and Cavo.

What’s the ferry schedule from Piombino to Cavo?

In the high season, the earliest ferry normally leaves for Cavo at 08:40 in the morning, arriving at around 08:55. The latest ferry to Cavo usually departs from Piombino at around 19:00 arriving at the port of Cavo (Elba) about 15 minutes later, at 19:20.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Piombino to Cavo?

The price of a standard ferry ticket for the Piombino - Cavo ferry route ranges from around €16-€21 for a single-passenger ticket. The final cost may vary depending on the ferry company and the season.


On Ferryhopper, you can discover the best available offers for the connection you’re interested in. Find real-time information about our ferry routes to the Italian island of Elba, compare fares and offers, and book ferry tickets on Ferryhopper online.


On the Piombino - Cavo ferry, children up to 3 years travel for free, whereas children up to 12 years old are entitled to reduced fares. There are also special rates for Elba residents and those who own a home in one of the island's municipalities.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Piombino to Cavo?

The Piombino - Cavo ferry crossing can last between 15 min and 30 min.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Piombino to Cavo?

Yes, there are also high-speed catamarans traveling to Cavo from Piombino. The Schiopparello Jet of Toremar is the fastest catamaran to Cavo making the crossing in just 15 min.

What’s the distance between Piombino and Cavo?

The distance between Piombino and Cavo is 11 nautical miles (approximately 20 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Cavo from Piombino

Read below some of our travel tips for your trip from Piombino to Cavo:

  • During the high season, we recommend arriving well in advance at the port of Piombino in Tuscany to avoid delays and overcrowding.
  • Remember that from April to early October, daily trips to Elba are numerous and run throughout the day, with departures every 2-3 hr. The frequency, however, decreases during the winter months.
  • With our travel guide, you can discover what to do and see on the island of Elba.
  • You can also take the ferry from Piombino to the ports of Rio Marina and Portoferraio on Elba Island. Check out the Piombino - Elba ferry crossing for more info.
  • If you wish to get around Elba by ferry, there are connections between Cavo and Portoferraio. The ferry trip lasts only 15 min.

Where to take the ferry from Piombino to Cavo

Ferries and catamarans to Cavo in Elba depart from the port of Piombino (usually from Molo Elba), which is less than 2 km from the city center. You can easily reach the port by train in about 20 min. Piombino Marittima is just a 2-minute walk from the ferry terminal.

If you want to travel by ferry without a car, you can safely leave your car inside the Piombino port area. There are several parking lots available here, both free and paid.

Can I travel on the Piombino to Cavo ferry with a car?

Vehicles are allowed on some ferries from Piombino to Cavo, depending on the ferry operator and the type of vehicle.

Tip: organizing a camper trip to the island of Elba is one of the most popular ways to save money on accommodation while moving around freely!

Ferry luggage

The companies that operate on the Piombino - Cavo ferry route have different policies for luggage:

  • With Toremar, passengers are allowed to bring luggage with a maximum weight of 20 kg on ferries and 10 kg on hydrofoils.
  • On the ferries of Moby Lines, there are no limitations on the size and weight of luggage per passenger.


There are no available cabins on the Piombino - Cavo ferry route.

Pet travel

Traveling with your pet to Elba from Piombino is easy and convenient. All you have to do is add it to your booking and pay an additional fee.

Small pets must travel in a carrier or cage, while medium and larger ones must be muzzled and on a leash.

On some ferries, dogs are only permitted on the upper decks.

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