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Portoferraio Cavo Ferry

There are usually 3 daily sailings and up to 20 weekly between Portoferraio and Cavo. This ferry route is operated by Toremar. Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Portoferraio Cavo ferries.

Portoferraio Cavo Ferry Times

The earliest Portoferraio Cavo ferry sailings typically depart Portoferraio at around 06:50. The average sailing time is approximately 15m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 15m.

Portoferraio Cavo Ferry Prices

Portoferraio Cavo ferry prices typically range between $38* and $70*. The average price is typically $60*. The cheapest Portoferraio Cavo ferry prices start from $32*. The average price for a foot passenger is $60*. The average price for a car is $174*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is it from Portoferraio to Cavo?

The distance between Portoferraio to Cavo is approximately 7.6 miles (12.2km) or 6.6 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Portoferraio Cavo ferry?

No ferry operators currently do not allow cars to travel onboard between Portoferraio and Cavo.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Portoferraio to Cavo?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Toremar between Portoferraio and Cavo.

Portoferraio Cavo Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Toremar - 22 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings

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Portoferraio - Cavo Route summary
Departure Country Italy
Destination Country Italy
No. of Operators 1
Operators Toremar
Average Price $88*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 19
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 2023-08-01.

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. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • 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. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Cavo?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Portoferraio to Cavo with
    • Toremar
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Portoferraio to Cavo?

    No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Portoferraio to Cavo?

    Unfortunately, pets are not permitted onboard this ferry service so please look for alternative routes which accommodate pets.

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 9/18/2023 and 9/24/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Toremar 06:50 07:05 15 minutes Everyday
Toremar 13:10 13:25 15 minutes Everyday
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