The shipping companies that connect the port of Piombino to the Island of Elba

The Island of Elba is about 10 km from the mainland, while it is a little more than 23 km from Portoferraio to Piombino. All the ferries to the Island of Elba leave from the port of Piombino ,(if you wish to use your sat nav to get to the port of Piombino just click Piazzale PremudaMoby Lines, Toremar,Blu Navy and Corisca Sardinia Ferries,  that connect the mainland to Portoferraio (about a 1 hour and 10 minutes crossing), or to Rio Marina and to Cavo (the former takes 45 minutes and the latter 35).

Suggestion from Infoelba: There is a service for general assistance  on the Port of Piombino available to all those who arrive at the port, but above all for the disabled or for those who have difficulty in walking. If you wish more information please consult Portabile.

For those who are travelling without a car, there is also a quicker way of crossing, by hydrofoil which only takes 20 minutes to get to its first stop Cavo, in Rio Marina, and then continues on to Portoferraio, arriving 15 minutes later, and a fast ferry if you are taking your car over on the Piombino - Portoferraio crossing with the Corsica Sardinia Ferries Shipping Company (that takes about 40 minutes).

During the summer months the Corsica Sardinia Ferries Shipping Company also does a crossing to and from Portoferraio-Bastia which takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Not just that, during the summer months (from April to October) there are crossings more or less all day every day. During the winter months although there are a lot less crossings you can be sure of at least one to and from the island more or less every 2 or 3 hours.

If you are taking your car across, it is best to book the ferry, especially at Easter, or from April 25th to May 1st and all weekends in July and August. There are never any problems for passengers on foot.

If you wish to leave your car in Piombino, there are car parks with surveiilance both outside and inside the port area, free or for a fee.

Advice from Infoelba: if you wish to take your car over to use it on the Island of Elba, we advise you to book the ferry beforehand so you can be sure of finding room, getting the best price and avoiding any problems. Not only are there no extra costs with any of these different ways of booking, since they are exactly the same as booking directly in the port ticket offices, there is also the advantage of being able to compare the prices of all four shipping companies to and from Elba and Piombino (Toremar, Moby Lines, Blu Navy and Corsica Ferries).

For those who have bought their ticket on line, all 4 shipping companies  enable you to check the bar code on your ferry ticket on your smartphone, tablet, Iphone and IPad which means you need not print it off. On the other hand, if you prefer, you can have your ticket printed directly at the ticket booking office at the port.

Moby Lines shipping company

The Moby Lines company is one of the Mediterranean's biggest shipping companies It connects Sardinia, Corsica and the Island of Elba.
Giraglia ferry
The Moby Lines shipping company does the low cost Piombino - Cavo crossing

Moby Ale ferry
Characteristics and photos of the Moby Lines shipping company Moby Ale ferr y on the Piombino - Portoferraio crossing

Moby Baby ferry
Characteristics and photos of the Moby Lines shipping company Moby Baby ferry on the Piombino - Portoferraio crossing

Moby Baby Two (ex Moby Lally) ferry
Characteristics and photos of the Moby Lines shipping company Moby Baby Two (ex Moby Lally) ferry on the Piombino - Portoferraio crossing

Moby Love ferry
Characteristics and photographs of the Moby Love ferry that the shipping company owned until 2017.

Special offers for the Island of Elba
Moby's many special offers for your holidays on the Island of Elba. Best Offer special prices, Best Price for Elba.

Timetables and ticket booking

Look up the ferry times, compare the prices and book your ferry crossing to the Island of Elba on line, no added cost, with all the shipping companies.

From Piombino to Portoferraio

During the crossing from Piombino heading for the Gulf of Portoferraio you often see the Royal Seagull.

Getting to Elba without spending too much money

Reaching Elba by ferry and spending little either by booking the crossing on a week day or by taking advantage of the low cost special offers.
Discount ferry tickets to Elba for those who have a bus season ticket
10% discount on Moby and Toremar ferry tickets to and from the Island of Elba for those who have a CTT North, CPT r VAIBUS season ticket.

Embarkation and disembarkation

Embarkation guide in Piombino to cross to the Island of Elba. Disembarkation by car and ferry suggestions to Portoferraio

Blu Navy shipping company

Blu Navy, along with the other two shipping companies Moby and Toremar, does the Piombino - Island of Elba crossing from Piombino to Portoferraio.
Acciarello ferry
The new Blu Navy ferry that has connected Elba and Piombino.

Primrose ferry
Characteristics and photos of the Blu Navy Primrose ferry

Achaeos ferry
Characteristics and photos of the Blu Navy Achaeos ferry, the new shipping company to Elba.

Corsica Sardinia Ferries

Corsica Sardinia ferries is the new shipping company to Elba
Corsica Sardinia Elba Ferries special offers for 2017
For this coming summer season Corsica Sardinia Ferries has many special offers and promotions in store for passengers

Low-cost Elba with BlaBlaCar and Corsica Sardinia Ferries
Getting to the Island of Elba low-cost thanks to an agreement between BlaBlaCar and Corsica Sardinia Ferries.

HSC Corsica Express Three
The Corsica Sardinia Ferries shipping company fast ferry to and from Elba

Toremar shipping company

For over thirty years Toremar has connected almost all the Tuscan Archipelago islands. The Toremar fleet has ferries and hydrofoils.
Stelio Montomoli (ex Aethalia) ferry
Characteristics and photos of the Toremar shipping company ferry Stelio Montomoli (ex Aethalia) to Elba: Piombino - Portoferraio.

Marmorica ferry
Characteristics and photos of the Toremar shipping company ferry Marmorica for Elba: Italy's first Smart Ferry.

Liburna ferry
Characteristics and photos of the Toremar shipping company Liburna ferry to Elba: Piombino - Rio Marina.

Oglasa ferry
Characteristics and photos of the Toremar shipping company Oglasa ferry to Elba: Piombino - Portoferraio.

Giovanni Bellini ferry
Ferry to and from Elba of the Toremar shipping company: the second "Smart Ferry" in Italy as well as one of the most advanced.

Rio Marina Bella ferry
Toremar Shipping Company ferry for the crossing to and from the Island of Elba: Piombino - Rio Marina

Acapulco Jet Hydrofoil
In October 2016 the new Schiopparello Jet took the place of the previous hydrofoil as a fast way of crossing to and from Piombino and the Island of Elba.

Landing fee

Information, cost and exemptions concerning the landing fee for the Island of Elba
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