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There are 5 ways to get from Florence to Isola d'Elba by train, ferry, bus, car or plane

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Train, ferry

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Piombino Marittima
  2. Take the ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio

Train, ferry, line 117 bus

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Piombino Marittima
  2. Take the ferry from Piombino to Cavo
  3. Take the line 117 bus from Cavo, Radice Del Molo - Gte to V. Manganaro Ufficio Postale

Drive, ferry

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

Fly from Florence

  1. Fly from Florence (FLR) to Elba Island (EBA)

Train to Pisa, fly

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Elba Island (EBA)

Florence to Isola d'Elba by train and ferry

The journey time between Florence and Isola d'Elba is around 4h 32m and covers a distance of around 201 km. This includes an average layover time of around 1h. Operated by Trenitalia and Toremar, the Florence to Isola d'Elba service departs from Firenze S.M.N. and arrives in Portoferraio. Typically eight services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

8 Weekly Services
4h 32m Average Duration
€22 Cheapest Price
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Florence to Isola d'Elba is to train and ferry, which costs €22 - €35 and takes 4h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Isola d'Elba is to fly which costs €130 - €280 and takes 2h 49m.

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The distance between Florence and Isola d'Elba is 136 km.

The best way to get from Florence to Isola d'Elba without a car is to train and ferry which takes 4h 32m and costs €22 - €35.

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It takes approximately 4h 32m to get from Florence to Isola d'Elba, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Florence Airport to Elba Island Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Silver Air and FlexFlight ApS offer flights from Florence Airport to Elba Island Airport.

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There are 207+ hotels available in Isola d'Elba. Prices start at €100 per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to tram which takes 18 min and costs €2.

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Map of how to get from Florence to Isola d'Elba.
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  • Distance: 136.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 32m

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

Silver Air and FlexFlight ApS fly from Florence to Campo nell'Elba once daily.

Airlines
Silver Air
Website
silverair.cz
Flights from Florence to Elba Island
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Pisa to Elba Island
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Florence to Elba Island
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Pisa to Elba Island
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€110 - €600
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 S.M.N. to Piombino Marittima
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €25
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€22 - €25
Train from Firenze S.M.N. to Pisa Centrale
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€5 - €12
Website
Trenitalia
1st Class
€10 - €12
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on Trenitalia?
Yes - Wi-Fi is available on both Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services, and may be accessed free of charge. Services require either a mobile phone number or credit card for verification purposes and allow access for 24 hours.
Are there power outlets on Trenitalia?
Yes - Frecce services include a power socket for each seat.
Does Trenitalia offer meals or snacks?
Yes - Frecciarossa and Frecciargento services often offer bar and restaurant options, though this depends on the individual route and train type. Business, Premium and First Class tickets include a complimentary drink and snack. Some services may offer restaurant, FRECCIABistro or pre-booked, in-seat meal options. Please check your service as options vary.
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Bus operators
CTT Nord Livorno
Phone
800 570530
Website
livorno.cttnord.it
Bus from Cavo, Radice Del Molo - Gte to V. Manganaro Ufficio Postale
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€2
Website
CTT Nord Livorno
Ferry operators
Toremar
Phone
+49 611-14020
Email
info@mobylines.de
Website
toremar.it
Ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€10
Website
Toremar
Ferry from Piombino to Cavo
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€8
Website
Toremar

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