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There are 5 ways to get from Milan to Elba by train, car ferry, ferry, bus, car or plane

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  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Rogoredo Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station Fr / ...
  2. Take the train from Firenze Smn to Piomb.Bin.Mare Reg / ...
  3. Take the car ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio

$68 - $180

Cheapest option

Train, ferry  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Livorno Centrale Icn / ...
  2. Take the train from Livorno C.Le to Piomb.Bin.Mare Reg / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio A2 / ...

$42 - $75

3 alternative options

Bus, car ferry  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Milano Lampugnano to Piombino
  2. Take the car ferry from Piombino to Portoferraio Seasonal

$71 - $162

Drive, ferry  •  4 h 50 min

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

$70 - $95

Train, fly  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano
  2. Fly from Lugano (LUG) to Elba Island (EBA) LUG - EBA

$95 - $539

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The cheapest way to get from Milan to Elba is to train and ferry which costs 35€ - 65€ and takes 8 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Milan to Elba is to drive and ferry which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 4 h 50 min.

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The distance between Milan and Elba is 311 km.

The best way to get from Milan to Elba without a car is to train and car ferry which takes 7 h 41 min and costs 55€ - 160€.

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Milan to Elba, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Lugano Airport to Elba Island Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Silver Air offers flights from Lugano Airport to Elba Island Airport.

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There are 826+ hotels available in Elba. Prices start at $66 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Milan to Elba.
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  • Distance: 194.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 41 min

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

There is no direct connection from Milan to Portoferraio. However, you can take the line 3 subway to Rogoredo Fs, take the walk to Milano Rogoredo Station, take the train to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station, take the walk to Firenze Smn, 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 Milan to Portoferraio via Livorno Centrale, Livorno C.Le, Piomb.Bin.Mare, and Piombino in around 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
Silver Air
Website
silverair.cz
Flights from Lugano to Elba Island
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $480
Train operators
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Rogoredo Station to Firenze Santa Maria Novella Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
italotreno.it
Trenitalia Frecce

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 Milano Rogoredo to Firenze S.Maria Novella
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
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
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$13 - $28
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$24 - $28
Train from Milano C.Le to Livorno C.Le
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$40 - $50
Train from Livorno C.Le to Piomb.Bin.Mare
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $14
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
1st Class
$12 - $14
Trenitalia Intercity

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 Milano Centrale to Livorno Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

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 Milano Centrale to Lugano
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Bus operators
Autostradale
Phone
+39 02 3008 9000
Email
info@autostradale.it
Website
autostradale.it
Bus from Milano Lampugnano to Piombino
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
autostradale.it
Ferry operators
Corsica Ferries
Toremar Toscana Regionale Marittima Spa

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