Getting to Elba

During summer season car ferries leave from Piombino to Portoferraio almost hourly. There are also a couple of daily ferries for Rio Marina and Cavo. The shipping companies are :

Toremar (
MobyLines ( e
Blu Navy (

The crossing Piombino-Portoferraio takes one hour.

A hydrofoil service (no cars), which arrives only in Portoferraio, takes 35 minutes.

By car:

From the north: from Milano take the A1 motorway, change to the A15 at Parma Ovest to join the A12 Genova-Livorno exit later at Rosignano. Continue on dual-carriageway as far as right-hand sign to " Venturina/Isola d'Elba". Continue on the main road until you reach Piombino Marittima/Portoferraio.

From the north-east
Take the A1 motorway Bologna-Firenze-Pisa-Livorno exit later 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 Signa and follow the main road as far as Collesalvetti. At Collesalvetti re-join the motorway and exit at Rosignano, then dual carriageway as above down to Piombino.

From the south
Take the A12 Roma-Grosseto, continue on the main road "the Aurelia": exit at Venturina-Isola d'Elba then follow as above for Piombino.

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By plane:

During the summer Elba is connected by many flights by italian and foreign companies from the following airports: Milano, Zürich, Bern, Friedrichschafen, München. The airport is located in La Pila, approx. 25 km from our residence.

For flight information from and to other airports in Tuscany like Rome or Florence:

By train:

The train station of Piombino Marittima is 50 meters far to the ferries departures. For timetables please see also :
- (Trains in Italy)
- (German Trains)
- (Swiss Trains)