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There are 4 ways to get from Florence to Isola d'Elba by train, ferry, car, plane or bus

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Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Firenze S.M.N. to Piombino Marittima Re
  2. Take the ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio A2 / ...

€22 - €34

3 alternative options

Drive, ferry  •  2h 59m

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

€31 - €40

Fly from Florence  •  2h 56m

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

€112 - €359

Bus to Pisa, fly  •  3h 39m

  1. Take the bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
  2. Fly from Pisa (PSA) to Elba Island (EBA) PSA - EBA

Florence to Isola d'Elba by train and ferry

The journey time between Florence and Isola d'Elba is around 3h 51m and covers a distance of around 201 km. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 40m. Operated by Trenitalia and Toremar Toscana Regionale Marittima Spa, the Florence to Isola d'Elba service departs from Firenze S.M.N. and arrives in Portoferraio. Typically nine services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 51m
Fastest journey time:
3h 40m
Journey distance:
201 km
Services per week:
9
Cheapest price:
€22
Carbon emissions:
9 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:35
Last service departs at:
07:28

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Florence to Isola d'Elba train and ferry schedules

Florence → Isola d'Elba
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Nationwide control measures in place
  • Inter-regional travel is permitted

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Isola d'Elba is 1500.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Isola d'Elba is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Isola d'Elba is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1500.

Last updated: 1 Aug 2021
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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 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Florence to Isola d'Elba is to fly which costs €110 - €360 and takes 2h 56m.

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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 8m and costs €22 - €35.

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It takes approximately 4h 8m 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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FlexFlight ApS and Silver Air offer flights from Florence Airport to Elba Island Airport.

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There are 195+ hotels available in Isola d'Elba. Prices start at €87 per night.

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The best way to get from Florence to Florence Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs €1 - €7.

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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 8m

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

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

Airlines
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Florence to Elba Island
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Pisa to Elba Island
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €360
Silver Air
Website
silverair.cz
Flights from Florence to Elba Island
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€50 - €360
Flights from Pisa to Elba Island
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€60 - €360
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
Bus operators
People Mover
Website
pisa-airport.com
Bus from Piazza Stazione to Pisa Airport
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
pisa-airport.com
Ferry operators
Toremar Toscana Regionale Marittima Spa

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