Their first ferry on this crossing was the Primrose, but in 2011 the new ferry Achaeos, smoother and easier to steer, took its place. Since 2012 a new, much bigger ferry, the Acciarello, has taken over. It can carry up to 1000 passengers and 220 cars, and can sail at a speed o f 14,4 knots.
Blu Navy tickets can be bought either on line or at the ticket officer in the port of Piombino, at 11, Piazzale S.Allende, or in that in Portoferraio, at 8, Calata Italia.
Residents, as well as those born on the island but living elsewhere, and groups are granted a special discount. Residents and commuters may purchase a monthly seasonal ticket for 33 euros.
Blu Navy offers flexible prices depending on request. They also grant a special discount of 30% to the fourth passenger when 4 people plus i vehicle are travelling together, or 40% if there are 5 travelling together!
Departures from Portoferraio
06:05 - 09:15 - 12:15 - 15:15 - 18:30*
*Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday departure at 18:45
Departures from Piombino
07:45 - 10:45 - 13:45 - 16:45 - 20:00
*Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday departure at 20:15
THE COMPANY DOESN'T SAIL TO AND FROM ELBA DURING THE WINTER
Times shown may be subject to changes - latest updating 19/03/2018