Car, bus or bike? How to get around during a holiday on Elba Island

Island of Elba how to move

The “logistical issue” is always one of the things to consider when planning a holiday. Your next trip to the island of Elba will certainly not be an exception. Want to know how to move once you arrive at your destination? These are the main solutions.


By car/motorbike/camper

The solution that we would recommend if you are planning to spend at least a week on the island of Elba. You can board your car on the ferry: in this way, during the holiday, you can move in total freedom and visit this beautiful island.

The main towns of the island are all connected by provincial roads. To make the idea of distances, consider that to get from the East Coast to the West Coast by car it takes about an hour and a half. You can also board motorcycles or motorhomes on the ferry.


By bus

For this holiday, you have your own categorical imperative: no cars. For a few days you won’t worry about anything from parking at the cost of fuel. More than understandable, since a holiday must be a moment of rest even for the mind.

The island of Elba has the solution for this circumstance. You can move by bus. The public transport service, managed by the company CTT Nord, is active throughout the year and ensures the connection not only with the main towns but also with the most beautiful beaches on the island.


By bike

Recommended solution especially if you are a sportsman. From one end to the other, the island of Elba is about 45 kilometers long. Also not being particularly trained, and without wanting to stray too far from the place where you will be staying, you can comfortably move also by bike.

and to “dare” a little more? Well, in this case you will surely find bread for your teeth riding on itineraries for MTB: the views you will see will not leave you indifferent.


Here are the main solutions to move to the island of Elba. To which you could add a fourth option: taxis, which you will find especially in the larger towns, such as Portoferraio, Capoliveri and Porto Azzurro.


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