There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Elba and Pianosa Island operated by 1 ferry company – Toremar. The Rio Marina to Pianosa ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 1 hour 50 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Elba Pianosa Island crossing between Rio Marina and Pianosa.
Elba is the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago, situated 10 km from the Italian northwest coast.
Known for being the location of Napoleon’s exile in 1814, Elba is also famous for its astounding natural beauty, namely its clear blue waters, rugged coastline and pristine beaches.
It also boasts a multi-coloured underwater landscape comprising coral reefs, blue fish, lobsters, starfish and even a sunken ship, making it a haven for divers and snorkelers.
After a day by the seaside, be sure to make your way over to one of the fascinating museums showcasing a range of archaeological findings, or to Napoleon’s stunning Villa dei Mulini for an insight into the island’s rich history.
As the most visited and popular island in the Tuscan Archipelago, Elba has an extensive ferry network with multiple ports providing crossings to the surrounding islands and the Italian mainland, all operated by a range of leading ferry companies.
Pianosa is a small Italian island in the Tuscan Archipelago, halfway between Corsica and the west coast of Italy.
A hidden jewel of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Pianosa has a flat topography with a coastline just twenty two kilometres long, boasting stunning cliffs and immaculate snorkelling sites. Today, the island has no human population, but a wonderful variety of Italian sea life within the marine protected area, as well as migratory birds and small land mammals instead. However, life wasn’t always so peaceful here; it was introduced as a penal colony from 1856 until the late 90s. The ruinous buildings of which make up the majority of tourist sites, with intact city walls, gates and towers providing dramatic, picturesque backdrops.
You can sail to Pianosa from Elba, the large island to the northeast, and from Piombino, a town in the Livorno province on the west coast of Italy, with weekly sailings operated by one of Tuscany’s leading ferry companies.