The Toremar and Moby ferries from Piombino Marittima take you across to the Island of Elba; they are all very comfortable and they run daily and for most of day so you can choose the time that best suits you . A one hour crossing covers the ten kilometers that separate the mainland from Portoferraio (the main port) or Porto Azzurro or Rio Marina.
The faster way to get across to Portoferraio is by hydrofoil which takes about 35 minutes but it takes passengers only.
By plane: During the summer several national and international airline companies fly to and from the Island of Elba and the mainland. Public transport: please click here By train: your destination for the ferries to the island is Piombino Marittima (please click the www.trenitalia.it web site if you wish to view the timetables).