Ferries Piombino – Portoferraio

Are you planning your holiday in Elba? Book your Piombino – Portoferraio ferries quickly and easily with our Elba ferry booking system. All you have to do is choose the date and the company you prefer (Toremar, Moby, Blunavy, Corsica Ferries), indicate the number of passengers and the means of transport.
With ferries and hydrofoils, you’ll travel in comfort and enjoy a high-quality, fast and affordable service.

The Piombino – Portoferraio ferry timetable varies according to season, but in summer (high season) there are an average of 30 sailings per day. This means approximately one ferry every half hour.

Please note that check-in for passengers only is at least 30 minutes before departure and at least 60 minutes before departure for those with vehicles (car, camper, bicycle etc). To ensure you arrive on time, check our directions on how to get to the Port of Piombino.


How much does the ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio cost?

The cost of the ferry from piombino to portoferraio varies depending on the season, the means of transport and the number of passengers. On average, the one-way price for a passenger without a vehicle is €20. If you add the vehicle it is about 70€ one way in high season.

How long does the ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio take?

The ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio takes around 1 hour. If, on the other hand, you choose to travel by fast means, hydrofoil, the time is 45 minutes.


Portoferraio is renowned for its many attractions, both naturalistic and cultural. In fact, in the historic centre, there is the beautiful fortified coastal citadel called “Il forte Stella”.  Its position is at the top of the promontory and from there it dominates the entire port of Portoferraio from the north. We recommend a visit to this citadel to admire the natural beauty of the whole island of Elba.

Furthermore, at the end of the dock is the Linguella tower, which can be visited and hosts exhibitions.

In addition to the evocative beauty of the historic centre, Portoferraio also offers some of the island’s most beautiful beaches. This stretch of coastline is very suggestive thanks to the contrasting colours of the turquoise sea and the green Mediterranean scrub.

The Port of Portoferraio 

The port is situated on the northern coast of the island of Elba, in the wide bay of the same name, and consists of two distinct parts: the port proper and the roadstead. It is accessible 24 hours a day in all weather conditions and has the particularity that ships entering the port must keep to the left and give precedence to those leaving. The basin of the roadstead is about 2000 metres wide and well protected from bad weather.

The Port’s services

Directly in the port, in front of the quays, is the Port Services Centre, where the ticket office and toilets can be found.

The port is essentially in the centre of Portoferraio, so passengers waiting to catch their ferry or when disembarking can find all kinds of public facilities and shops. In the vicinity of the port there is also and extensive public transport connection.

There is also a special service for disabled people and people with reduced mobility.

On the occasion of the arrival of cruise ships, a reception desk for cruise ships is set up at the foot of the ship’s stairs, where information material on the city and the island is distributed.