During the summer there is a direct bus service to and from Piombino Marittima and Florence that takes only 2 and a half hours to and from the port of Piombino and Florence, perfect for those who wish to go to Elba without taking their car.
Departure in Florence is from Piazzale Montelungo,platform 16 in the Santa Maria Novella train station (Fortezza da Basso). Your destination in Piombino is Piombino Porto..
From 10th June to 10th September 2017, "booking" method with DAILY pepartures:
SMN Station - platform 16
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SMN Station - platform 16
The journey takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes. Please don't forget that once the buses from Florence arrive at Piombino they stop first at the port and then at the station.
Tickets may be bought either on line on and paid for by credit card or at any of the authorised ticket offices.
If you haven't already purchased your ticket (in any of the authorised ticket offices in Florence and in Piombino) you can do so directly on board the bus at no extra cost.
Ticket prices: full price 13 euros. For children under the age of 2 the ticket is free but prior booking is compulsory.
Small dogs are allowed on the buses (as long as they are small enough to be carried), and must be kept at all times with a muzzle and on a lead; the ticket costs an extra 2 euros. Other small animals (birds, cats, hamsters) are also allowed on board but they must be kept in a cage or cat carrier.
Owners must make sure the animals cause no disturbance to other passengers. Should the bus be full, the driver has the authority to reduce, or deny, number of pets allowed on board (with the exception of guide dogs).
Head office in Arezzo
via Guido Monaco, 37 - 52100 Arezzo
tel. 0575 39881 - fax 0575 28414
Information and Freephone number 800 922984
In 2017, thanks to the Freccialink service, an all inclusive ticket allows you to travel on board the "Frecce" trains then continue by bus, that is, you leave from th SMN station in Florence (the side where the taxis are) and arrive in Piombino Marittima, where you board the ferry for the Island of Elba.
The service is in force from June 11th to September 23rd at the WEEKENDS, with connections with the Frecce trains to and from Bologna, Milan, Padova and Venice.
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Tickets are available solely with a connecting Freccia. You may buy your ticket on line at at the station ticket offices, travel agencies and self service machines.
Tickets cost 19 euros, free for children from 0 to 3 years old.
Hint from Infoelba: Come to Elba on holiday without your car? No problem!
Thanks to the efficient booking system just hire a vehicle] so that you can go round the island when and where you wish: by car, by motorbike, by scooter or by bike....whichever suits both you and your pocket best!
Page updated 26/05/2017