Elba Island: how long before must you book the ferry trip?

Elba Island how long before book ferries

You are wondering: how long before to book your ferry trip to the island of Elba? Here’s what to know to make sure that the holiday can start in the best way.


In general

Depending on the chosen arrival port (ferries to Elba island leave from the port of Piombino), the crossing can last from 15 minutes to an hour, so a definitely short time. Throughout the day, there are several departures, on average four every hour.

In other words, you can also book ferries to Elba island in real time, on the day of departure, because the solutions at your disposal are always many.


In high season

If you are thinking of leaving during the high season, especially in the days around the week of August, and during some holidays (like May 1 and April 25), then you have to consider the large number of tourists who choose the island of Elba to spend a long weekend or summer holidays.

To leave in these two circumstances, we advise you to book the ferry about a month/a month and a half before the day you would like to leave. Even if the frequency of departures is always high, in these two periods you could risk not finding the ferry that best suits your travel needs or the place to embark a car or another vehicle.



Booking ferries to Elba island is very simple. In fact, it is enough to use our booking system, which you can find here on the side. Once all the required fields have been filled in (date of departure, date of return, port of arrival, number and age of passengers, if you want to board a vehicle), printable tickets will be sent directly by e-mail.


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