Ferries to Elba


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More About Elba

The island of Elba in the Tuscan archipelago is known as the pearl of Tuscany. Elba can be easily reached by a ferry from mainland Italy.

Elba island has everything you can ask for on a perfect holiday, the sea, beautiful sandy beaches, the exotic countryside with chestnut woods and scores of archaeological treasures.

Once you have taken your time exploring the exquisite natural landscapes and relaxed on the sunny beaches, you can take a walk back into the history of Elba, best known as the site of Napolean's exile. The island's history actually dates back to pre-Roman times; the evidence of which can be found in the island's archaeology museum in Portoferrario.

Elba also offers fantastic nightlife coupled with excellent accommodation facilities and of course unbeatable weather, so why not book a ferry to Portoferrario now with AFerry and look forward to a fantastic holiday.

Elba Travel Guide

Elba is small island that prides itself on its surrounding waters. With activities such as fishing, scuba diving and surfing, you too can experience the beautiful turquoise waters Elba has to offer. Alternatively you can spend your time inland relaxing on the beach, or hiking in the mountains.

Known as the pearl of Tuscany, the island of Elba is located in between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ligurian Sea in the Tuscan archipelago. Within an area of just 200 square kilometres, Elba offers a varied terrain with stunning sandy or pebble stone beaches and contrasting turquoise waters, steep mountain cliffs offering breathtaking panoramic views and green slopes lined with chestnut woods.

The dominating feature on the island is the granite mountain of Capanne (1018m), also known as the "roof of the Tuscan Archipelago" lies on the western side of Elba, whereas Mount Calamita, with deposits of iron lies on the east of the island. Between these two mountainous ranges lie the beautiful towns and sleepy little fishing villages of Elba with extraordinary wealth of historic and archaeological treasures.

Travel in Elba

The island of Elba is served by the ferry company Moby Lines offering regular crossings to and from the island's port of Portoferraro to Piombino on the Italian mainland. The ferry crossing takes 1 hour on an average from Piombino to Portoferraio. You can book your ferry crossing simply and securely with AFerry and receive instant booking confirmation through email without any hassle of tickets etc.

Things to see

Besides sunbathing and relaxing on the island's many beautiful beaches, you can also indulge in some activities such as surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and boating. If you are more of an adventurous type, the hour hike up the highest mountain peak in Elba, Mount Capanne is for you; the spectacular views of the surrounding islands of Corsica, Capraia, Pianosa and Monte Cristo from the top of the peak will make you forget all the effort you've put into the hike and recuperate your energy levels immediately.

The archaeological museum of Portoferraio, Palazzina dei Mulini (the residence of Napoleon and his sister during exile) and Villa of San Martino (another one of Napoleon's residence on Elba) and ancient pre Roman castles are just a few to mention.

Elba also offers excellent night life with plenty of bars and restaurants at your disposal, all in all making it a unique magical island.


  • 09 Jul 2019
    Great Ride
    • Enjoyed efficient quick ferry to Elba Island

      Review by Anon

  • 21 Aug 2017
    Not bad at all
    • Great check in, fast and getting there a bit early meant we got onto the ferry leaving before ours. Food on board was pretty basic but is only a quick journey so we didn't really mind. Staff were professional and helpful.

      Review by Anon

  • 19 Oct 2016
    Certainly did the job
    • Slowish check-in queue - but once at window immediately advised of an earlier service we could use. Very friendly helpful crew - v. limited catering facilities at Piombino.

      Review by MichaelCobham

  • 20 Sep 2016
    Pleasant journey
    • Very efficient with frequent crossings. Port can get very busy during August so leave yourself plenty of time, although, should you miss your ferry, Moby will book you on next available.

      Review by Patricia

  • 28 Jul 2016
    Easy crossing
    • I would recommend the Piombino to Rio Marina crossing - it is cheaper and quicker than going to Portoferraio and it is an easy drive from Rio Marina to the rest of the island

      Review by John L

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Elba Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey to Elba? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

Which ferries go to Elba?

Ferries to Elba are operated by Corsica-Sardinia Ferries, Moby Lines and Toremar.

Where can I get a ferry to in Elba?

With AFerry you can book a ferry to Cavo, Portoferraio and Rio Marina.

How long is the ferry to Elba?

It depends where and when you travel. The quickest crossing to Elba is Piombino - Cavo with Toremar and takes 15 min, while the longest crossing is Pianosa - Rio Marina with Toremar and can take up to 1 hrs 50 min.