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During the summer season car ferries leave from Piombino to Portoferraio almost hourly. There are also daily ferries to Cavo and Rio Marina. The shipping companies are Toremar, Blu Navy, Moby Lines and Corsica Ferries).

The crossing from Piombino to Portoferraio takes one hour.
A hydrofoil service (no cars), which arrives only in Portoferraio and Cavo, takes 35 minutes.

  • By car: From the northern Italy: from Milano, take the A1 motorway, then take the A15 at Parma Ovest to then take the A12 Genova-Livorno exit at Rosignano. Continue on the S.S. Aurelia clearway to “Venturina/Isola d’Elba” (you will see the sign to your right). Continue on the main road until you reach Piombino Marittima/Portoferraio.

    From north-eastern Italy: take the A1 motorway Bologna-Firenze-Pisa-Livorno, exit at Rosignano and continue as above.

Alternatively: take the S.G.C. (not a motorway but a very good road) Firenze-Pisa-Livorno, exit at Firenze Scandicci and follow the clearway to Collesalvetti. At Collesalvetti re-join the motorway and exit at Rosignano, then take the S.S. Aurelia clearway as above to Piombino.

    From southern Italy: Take the A12 Roma-Grosseto motorway, continue on the S.S. Aurelia clearway: exit at Venturina-Isola d’Elba then follow as above for Piombino.

  • By train: The Piombino Marittima train station is 50 meters from the ferry departures (see
  • By plane: During the summer Elba is connected by many flights through Italian and foreign companies from the following airports:

Silver Air Milano Malpensa, Lugano
InterSky Altenrhein, Monaco, Zurigo, Friedrichshafen
Sky Work Berna

The airport is located in La Pila, 3 km from the residence away.