Piombino to Portoferraio Ferry

The Piombino Portoferraio ferry route connects Italy with Elba and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. Corsica Sardinia Ferries operate their crossing up to 5 times per day, Moby Lines 12 times per day & the Toremar service is available up to 21 times per day.

There are a combined 38 sailings available per day on the Piombino Portoferraio crossing between Italy and Elba and with 3 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Route and port details

Piombino to Portoferraio Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Italy to Elba page.

Piombino - Portoferraio Ferry Operators

  • Corsica Sardinia Ferries
    • 5 Sailings Daily 30 min
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  • Moby Lines
    • 12 Sailings Daily 1 hr
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  • Toremar
    • 21 Sailings Daily 40 min
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Piombino Portoferraio Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Piombino Portoferraio route is a car and 2 passengers.

Piombino Portoferraio Ferry reviews

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  • "Ferry crossings - excellent service"

    We travelled from Piombino to Portoferrario and return, taking our car. The service was extremely efficient both ways. Good cafe on board. On return journey we arrived early and since there was space on the earlier ferry we were able to travel sooner with no problem. Would certainly recommend the service.

    'John' travelled Piombino Portoferraio with Toremar

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  • "Nice a ferry Trip"

    Excellent and quick. Managed to get on an earlier ferry on both the way over to Elba and the way back. Parking easy. 1 hour trip. Not much else to say. Straight forward and good.

    'Christopher Wright' travelled Piombino Portoferraio with Toremar

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  • "Nice trip!"

    Everything was OK - fast loading, clear arrangement, enjoyable trip, fast unloading. Thank you!

    'Andrey' travelled Piombino Portoferraio with Toremar

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  • "Trip to Elba"

    A perfectly well organized trip.

    'John' travelled Piombino Portoferraio with Moby Lines on Moby Ale

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Piombino Guide

The Italian town of Piombino is located in the Province of Livorno in Tuscany. It lies on the border between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ligurian Sea, in front of the island of Elba and on the northern side of Maremma. The town can trace its origins back to when it was an Etruscan Port which then became an important port in the Middle Ages of the Republic of Pisa. A great time to visit is in August when "Agosto con Gusto" is in full swing. It is a significant food and wine fair that celebrates the gastronomy and culinary traditions of Piombino. Other visitor attractions in the town include the Museum of the Citadel and the City where the town's prehistoric, Etruscan and Roman past can be further explored. For the more energetic visitor, there are a number of trekking and bicycle paths along the coastline which lead through Mediterranean scrub towards the modern port of Salivoli.

From the port of Piombino ferries depart direct to the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago (Elba Island is just 10km from the coast), as well as to Sardinia and Corsica.

Portoferraio Guide

The town of Portoferraio is located on the north east coast of the Italian island of Elba, on a headland that closes the gulf towards the north. Portoferraio is one of the island's most ancient towns and can trace its origins back to the Ligurians, the Etruscans and the Greeks, before finally becoming a Roman colony named Fabricia. Cosimo I dei Medici is responsible for the town's layout who began to change it after 1548, when the town's name was changed to Cosmopoli, in order to strengthen the town's defences. Popular attractions in or near the town include the Romanesque Church of Santo Stefano alle Trane, the Villa dei Mulini and Villa San Martino, the Etruscan Fortress of Castiglione, the Pinacoteca Foresiana, the International Art Centre of Italo Bolano and the Botanical Garden at Ottone.

A few kilometers from Portoferraio, towards Bagnaia, in the hamlet of Le Grotte, where visitors can see the remains of a Roman villa from the Imperial period. These were covered by plants and shrubs until 1960 when digging brought to light the great complex with walls in opus reticulatum, big terraces overlooking the sea and a pool with heating and a water circulation system.