Ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio (Elba)

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Ferries between the port of Piombino and the town of Portoferraio 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 Portoferraio (Elba)

Piombino Portoferraio (Elba) Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 05:30 Last trip: 22:30 Average duration: 52m Price range: 13.82 € - 37.32 €
Portoferraio (Elba) Piombino Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 05:00 Last trip: 22:00 Average duration: 53m Price range: 12.32 € - 35.32 €

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

The Piombino - Portoferraio ferry route is available year-round and is operated by Toremar, Moby Lines and Blu Navy. You can usually find up to around 40 ferry connections per day, though schedules are subject to change depending on the season.

What’s the ferry schedule from Piombino to Portoferraio?

Normally, the earliest ferry leaves for Portoferraio at 05:30 in the morning, arriving at around 06:30. The latest ferries, on the other hand, usually depart from Piombino at around 22:30. The arrival in Portoferraio, Elba, is scheduled for 23:30.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio?

The price of a standard ferry ticket for the Piombino - Portoferraio route ranges from around €16 to €27. The final cost may vary depending on the 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 all Piombino - Portoferraio (Elba) ferries, 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 Portoferraio?

The Piombino - Portoferraio ferry crossing can last between 40 min and 1 hr.

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

Yes, there are also high-speed catamarans traveling to Portoferraio from Piombino. The Schiopparello Jet of Toremar makes the crossing in 40 min.

What’s the distance between Piombino and Portoferraio?

The distance between Piombino and Portoferraio is 15 nautical miles (approximately 28 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Portoferraio from Piombino

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

  • 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 15-30 min. 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 Cavo 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 Portoferraio and Cavo. The ferry trip lasts only 15 min.
  • Planning an island-hopping adventure? After your holidays in Elba, you can catch a ferry from Portoferraio and reach the island of Corsica in 1 hr 30 min. Take a look at the seasonal Elba - Bastia ferry route here!

Where to take the ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio

Ferries and catamarans to Portoferraio 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 min 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.

Useful info: Blu Navy departures are usually made from Piazzale Premuda, Pier 1 or 2.

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

Vehicles are allowed on most ferries from Piombino to Portoferraio, Elba.

Only on some Toremar catamarans, you cannot travel with a vehicle as they do not have car decks.

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 ferry route from Piombino to Portoferraio, Elba 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 Blu Navy and Moby Lines, there are no limitations on the size and weight of luggage per passenger.


There are no available cabins on the Piombino - Portoferraio 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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