Ferries to Tuscany

Tuscany is a triangular shape and the long side of the triangle is the varied and beautiful coastline that gives onto the Archipelago of Tuscany, with its most famous island, Isola Elba, where the Etruscans extracted iron, and a 1000 Napoleon was imprisoned for a few years.

Ferry services into Tuscany consist of links to the islands of the Tuscan archipelago, and further affield to Sardinia and even Barcelona in Spain. The main ferry ports in Tuscany are; Livorno, Piombino and Porto San Stefano. The main companies operating on the routes to the islands are Tirrenia Navigazioni, Trans Tirreno Express, Moby Lines, Sardinia Ferries and Toremar. During the summer months there are many more services.

Bookings can be made and tickets purchased at authorised travel agencies and below you can find a list of useful links for ferry transport in Tuscany.

Toremar Ferry Company
Website: Toremar Ferries

Ferries from Livorno, Piombino and Porto Santo Stefano to the islands of the archepelago; Gorgona, Capraia, Elba and Giglio. Toremar has a useful site that is only in Italian, with maps, timetable information and contact information for the booking offices in the ports listed above.

Livorno Porto Mediceo
Tel: +39 0586 896 113 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +39 0586 896 113 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: +39 0586 887 263

Nuova Stazione Marittima
Tel: +39 0565 31100 /226 590
Fax: 0565 35 294

Calata Italia, 23
Tel: +39 0565 918 080 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +39 0565 918 080 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Fax: +39 0565 917 444

Porto Santo Stefano
Piazzale A. Candi
Tel: +39 0564 810 803 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +39 0564 810 803 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
fax +39 0564 818 455

Moby Lines
Website: Moby Lines Ferry Services Tuscany

Useful website with English version and excellent flash maps, not just of the routes but also of the ports with directions on how to get to the ferry terminal. The site allows you to check availability, gives a breakdown of vehicle classes for those who want to take their car with them, and gives information about special rates. In order to buy tickets online you must register, but each trip earns you points towards a free trip, which is only really useful if you are a repeat traveller.

Ferries to Elba Island

The primary companies operating on these routes are: Ferrovie dello Stato, Tirrenia Navigazioni, Grandi Traghetti, Trans Tirreno Express, Moby Lines, and Sardinia Ferries. Bookings can be made and tickets purchased at authorised travel agencies. Connections are more frequent during the summer and on holidays.

Disabled Travelers

Tirrenia’s ferries have 1 or 2 accessible cabins on their scheduled daily lines to Sardinia. Grandi Navi Veloci has 2 ferries with 2 special accessible cabins each. The new Costa Line ships as Costa Classica and Costa Romantica have special accessible cabins, 6 on each ship.

Useful links

Traghetti – Routes and timetables of ferries in Italy

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