Portoferraio
Cavo
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Portoferraio to Cavo Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 3 daily and 22 weekly sailings between Portoferraio and Cavo. The Portoferraio to Cavo ferry is operated by Toremar. Portoferraio Cavo Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Portoferraio Cavo Ferry Times

The earliest Portoferraio Cavo ferry typically departs Portoferraio at about 06:50. The average sailing time of a ferry from Portoferraio to Cavo is approximately 15m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 15m.

Portoferraio to Cavo Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Portoferraio to Cavo typically range between $24* and $199*. On average the Portoferraio Cavo ferry is $95*. The cheapest Portoferraio Cavo ferry prices start from $26*. The average price for a foot passenger is $95*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Cavo from Portoferraio?

The distance between Portoferraio and Cavo is approximately 7.6 miles (12.2km), or 6.6 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Portoferraio to Cavo?

No, currently there is no car ferry from Portoferraio to Cavo.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Portoferraio Cavo ferry?

Yes, Portoferraio Cavo ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Portoferraio to Cavo with Toremar.

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Portoferraio - Cavo Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Toremar
Average Price A$93*
Average Daily Sailings 3
Average Weekly Sailings 22
Average Sailing Duration 15m
First Ferry 06:50
Last Ferry 16:40
Distance 6 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Portoferraio to Cavo?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Portoferraio to Cavo is approximately 15m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Portoferraio to Cavo?

The average price of a ferry from Portoferraio to Cavo is approximately 57 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Portoferraio to Cavo?

There is 1 ferry operator for Portoferraio to Cavo and this is
  • Toremar

How can I book ferry tickets from Portoferraio to Cavo?

Ferries from Portoferraio to Cavo are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Portoferraio to Cavo?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Portoferraio to Cavo with
  • Toremar

Can you take your car on the ferry from Portoferraio to Cavo?

No, cars are not allowed on this ferry route.

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Portoferraio to Cavo?

No, pets currently are not allowed onboard this ferry service.

How far is Cavo from Portoferraio?

The distance between Portoferraio to Cavo is approximately 6 nautical miles.

Portoferraio Guide

The Italian town of Portoferraio is located in the Province of Livorno, on the edge of the harbour on the island of Elba. The town's name is derived from the Italian for "Iron Port", after the iron mills in and around the city. It is because of these mills that facilitated the city's growth during the 19th century. During this period the town became the main shipping port of profitable iron ore towards the mainland. Thanks to Napoleon's stay, as he was exiled in Elba in 1814 after his defeats in Europe and his forced abdication, Portoferraio and the entire island enjoyed an age of glory.

Arriving from the sea, Portoferraio seems like a bay, protected from pirates by it bastions which provide shelter from the sea. One of the most popular tourist attractions in the town are its ancient bastions and historic walls, which are fairly well preserved, and were built to provide protection to the town. Located nearby is the hamlet of Le Grotte, where visitors can see remains of a Roman villa dating back to the Imperial period. Until 1960, the ruins were covered by shrubs and plants, but excavation showed the extent of the complex with wall sin opus reticulatum, large terraces overlooking the sea and a pool with heating and water cycle system.

Ferry services from the town's harbour depart to Plombino, Bastia and Cavo.


Cavo Guide

The town and port of Cavo is located on the Italian island of Elba, the largest of the island in the Tuscan Archipelago and Italy's third largest, after Sardinia and Sicily. It also forms the National Park of the Tuscan Archipelago, Europe's largest marine park, along with Giglio, Giannutri and Montecristo. The island is perhaps most famous for harbouring French Emperor Napoleon in 1814 during his exile, although the island's history goes back much further than this. It dates back to prehistory with the Ilvati tribe from Liguria who named the island Ilva and then later inhabited by the Etruscans and then later still by the Romans who liked the island because of its rich deposits of iron ore and its mud baths. The island's archaeological findings, contained in its museums, the impressive fortresses and military buildings such as Castello del Volterraio and the beautiful Napoleonic residences of the 1800's such as Palazzina dei Mulini all bear testament to the island's past.


Portoferraio to Cavo Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 17/6/2024 and 23/6/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Toremar 06:50 07:05 15 minutes Everyday
Toremar 09:35 09:50 15 minutes Everyday
Toremar 13:10 13:25 15 minutes Everyday
Toremar 16:30 16:45 15 minutes Everyday
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