General Information

Some basic info to guide your visit to Elba.

The Island of Elba is the third largest Italian island, behind Sicily and Sardinia. She boasts a total area of 230 square kilometers and a perimeter of about 147 linear kilometers. Among her many natural wonders are beautiful creeks, cliffs, golden sandy beaches (and many other shades, including black!) and imposing granite cliffs.

Elba is divided into eight municipalities that all belong to the Province of Livorno:

• Portoferraio

• Rio Elba

• Rio Marina

• Porto Azzurro

• Capoliveri

• Campo nell'Elba

• Marciana

• Marciana Marina

The islands of Montecristo and Pianosa belong to the municipalities of Campo and Portoferraio in Elba, respectively. The other islands of the Tuscan Archipelago (Gorgona, Capraia, Giglio and Giannutri) belong to other jurisdictions.

Since 1996, Elba has been the capital of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park. Since 1991, it has been a part of the Cetacean Sanctuary – Pelagos. This is a very special protected marine area that includes the sea between Italy, France and Monaco.

How to get to Elba

The island can be reached all year round from the port of Piombino, in Tuscany. The boat trip takes just about one hour and you will sail between the gorgeous islets of Cerboli and Palmaiola, enjoying the panoramic views of the island of Capraia. To keep you company along the way, the hungry gulls and seabirds will circle above you, calling down for cookies and snacks.

Be aware: there is a high probability that you will spot shearwaters, gannets and dolphins along the way!

By plane, it is quite easy to get to Elba by landing at the airport La Pila, which is near Marina di Campo.

In the summer

SILVER AIR - WWW.SILVERAIRTRAVELS.COM - TEL.  +39 0565 971030 - +39 3335209158

Summer of 2019 

Silver Air will do only one weekly flight Lugano - Island of Elba (1hr 30 mins)

The flight is done on a 16-seater Turbolet LET410 with a flight attendant on board.

Flight times from 19.06 to 25.09

Every Wednesday and Saturday

Lugano – Elba 11:20 

Elba – Lugano 13:30 

Zimex Aviation - - Tel.  +41 (0) 448155353

Swiss airline - Zimex Aviation will do only one weekly flight Berna - Island of Elba (1hr15 mins)

Flight times from 25.05 to 27.07 and from 31.08 to 12.10

Every Saturday

Berna – Elba

I Departure H 8:00  

II Departure H 12:20

Elba – Berna

I Departure H 9:55 

II Departure H 14:15

Be aware: the opportunity to observe Elba from the sky is a truly amazing and unique experience. You will gaze down from the plane on the fish-shaped island and the transparent sea. We strongly recommend keeping your camera handy, as the views from above are truly breathtaking and worth recording!



Timetable of Pisa shuttle bus service - Sky Bus Lines 

From 1th JUNE TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2019 

Caronna Tour will provide a bus connection service from Thursday to Sunday (Sky Bus Lines), between the Galileo Galilei Airport of Pisa (ascent and descent at the Pisa Mover exchanger car park, and get off at the San Giusto Aurelia bus station) the Piombino Seaport and vice versa for direct customers or departing from the Island of Elba

INFO: Tel.  + 39 366 126 0651  - 


The tickets can be purchased on:

  • online on the site;
  • at the Sky Bus Lines ticket office located outside Pisa airport;
  • at affiliated agencies, hotels, retail outlets and service personnel.



Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Departure from
Pisa Mover:

San Giusto Aurelia
Arrival to
Piombino Seaport
9.15 am 11.15 am
3.45pm 5.45 pm
Departure from
Piombino Porto
Arrivo a
Pisa Mover
1.00 pm 3.00 pm
6.15 pm 8.15 pm



Travel PISA – PIOMBINO or turn
– One way €. 20,00
– Round trip €. 40,00
– Childen under 3 years gratis
– Baggage: free 1 hand luggage and 1 suitcase

Timetable of Pisa shuttle minibus service

Mondays - Tuesdays - Wednesdays - Thursdays - Fridays - Sundays

Elba (Portoferraio) - Galileo Galilei Pisa Airport 
Departure at 9.15 and arrival in Pisa about 11.55 (about 2 hours 40 minutes).

Galileo Galilei Pisa Airport - Elba (Portoferraio) 
Departure from Pisa at 14.50 and arrival in Portoferraio about 17.50 (about 3 hours).

Saturdays (2 connections)

Elba (Portoferraio) - Galileo Galilei Pisa Airport 
Departure from Portoferraio at 6.30 and arrival in Pisa about 9.10 (about 2 hours 40 minutes).

Departure at 12.00 and arrival in Pisa about 14.45 (about 2 hours 45 minutes).

Galileo Galilei Pisa Airport - Elba (Portoferraio) 
Departure from Pisa at 10.30 and arrival in Portoferraio about 13.20 (about 2 hours 50 minutes).

Departure from Pisa at 15.10 and arrival in Portoferraio about 17.50 (about 2 hours 40 minutes).

Times of journeys include ferry crossings.

Ticket prices: adult 65,00 euros - children (from 3 to 12) 40,00 euros - children (from 0 to 3) 10,00 euros

Business Transfer and on the Island of Eba

If you wish you may purchase transfer service with vehicle and driver as the driver wishes.&nbso;This service is also available for Milan - Milan Malpensa - Rome - Florence and on the Island of Elba.

Info & booking - Telephone: +39.334.2513647 - Email:

Taking the ferry to Elba from the port of Piombino

The ways to get to Piombino are vast and varied; by train, car or bus you can cruise up the Tuscan coast to the charming coastal village of Piombino. You will have the opportunity to observe Elba from the coast and really get excited about your upcoming vacation. You will be enamored by her majestic mountain range and rolling green hills that are nestled in the turquoise and blue sea that reflects the colors of the sky.

There are several ways to get to Elba, and you can choose the one that is easiest and most comfortable for you. It all depends on where you are leaving from. One thing is certain: Elba is easy to reach, and once you get there you will never want to leave!