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There are 3 ways to get from Florence to Elba by train, car ferry, bus, car or ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, car ferry  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Piomb.Bin.Mare Firenze - Pisa - Livorno / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio Seasonal

$37 - $123

Cheapest option

Drive, ferry  •  2h 59m

  1. Drive from Florence to Piombino
  2. Take the ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio A2 / ...

$37 - $48

1 alternative option

Bus, train, car ferry  •  5h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Firenze Autostazione to Grosseto F.S. 50G
  2. Take the train from Grosseto to Campiglia Marittima Rv / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio

$41 - $125

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Florence to Elba is to drive and ferry which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Elba is to drive and ferry which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 2h 59m.

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The distance between Florence and Elba is 136 km.

The best way to get from Florence to Elba without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 4h 12m and costs 30€ - 110€.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from Florence to Elba, including transfers.

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There are 1055+ hotels available in Elba. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Elba.
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  • Distance: 85.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between Florence, Italy and Elba, Tuscany, Italy?

There is no direct connection from Florence to Portoferraio. However, you can take the train to Piomb.Bin.Mare, take the walk to Piombino, then take the car ferry to Portoferraio. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Florence to Portoferraio via Grosseto F.S., Grosseto, Campiglia Marittima, Campiglia Stazione, Porto Biglietterie Nord, and Piombino in around 5h 28m.

Train operators
Trenitalia

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Firenze Smn to Piomb.Bin.Mare
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $28
Train from Grosseto to Campiglia Marittima
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$9 - $11
Bus operators
Tiemme Spa
Ferry operators

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