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Getting to Giglio Island

How to get to the island of Giglio

Travel tips and useful information to get to Giglio

Isola del Giglio is located in the southern tip of the Tuscan Archipelago about 2 hours from Rome and Florence.

Regardless of how you travel, the destination is the small town of Porto Santo Stefano on the Monte Argentario peninsula, from where ferries leave for Giglio.

 

The ferry crossing from Porto Santo Stefano to Giglio Porto takes around 1 hour. There are no hydrofoils. The two shipping companies, Toremar and Maregiglio) make numerous multi-day trips to Giglio Porto.

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Getting to Giglio by car, train, plane or bus

Cartelli stradali con indicazioni per Porto S. Stefano e imbarchi per l'Isola del Giglio

By Car

Coming from the north, Florence or Pisa, you pass on the Grosseto ring road and continue towards Rome on the Via Aurelia. After about 34 km, exit the highway at Albinia and follow the road signs to Porto Santo Stefano (12 km). From the south, from Rome, take the Via Aurelia or the Roma – Fiumicino motorway to leave the city and then continue on the A12 motorway towards Civitavecchia. The highway ends in Tarquinia, joining the SS1 Aurelia which runs up to Orbetello. After passing through the town of Orbetello, follow the road signs to Porto Santo Stefano (12 km). The embarkation on the ferries is located immediately at the beginning of the village. Anyone who doesn’t bring the car to the island can leave it in one of the secure parking .

By Train

The “Orbetello – Monte Argentariostation is located along the Tyrrhenian coast railway that connects Pisa to Rome. From Rome the regional train leaves from Termini and stops in the Tuscolana, Ostiense, Trastevere and S. Pietro stations and takes about 1h30m to the Orbetello. From Pisa instead you take the trains towards Rome. From the station, take the bus or a taxi (see below) that takes you directly to the embarkation point for the island of Giglio.

By Bus

Percorso Linea Autobus Oo1 Orbetello Scalo - Porto Santo Stefano

The railway station of Orbetello – Monte Argentario is connected by bus directly to the ferry boarding in Porto Santo Stefano.

From the train station to the bus stop Valle (it is the first stop arriving at Porto S. Stefano) it takes about 21 minutes (better calculate with a few more minutes).

The line is managed by Autolelinee Toscane S.P.A. (AT Bus) and the ticket costs around € 2.60 (€ 4 ticket on board). At the train station it is sold at the bar and best buy also the return ticket there. Alternatively, by downloading the at-bus app, you can also buy tickets online (apple / android)

Taxi and Driver Service

From the Orbetello Monte Argentario station, a Taxi or NCC service (rental with driver) is also available from/to Porto S. Stefano at a cost of around €35-40 (up to 4 people).
 
The NCC taxis also offer a transfer service from/to the airports of Rome and Pisa.

In Plane

There are no airports or heliports at Giglio. The nearest airports are Rome (Fiumicino or Ciampino) and Pisa (about 150 Km).

From Pisa Airport, take the “People Mover” train to Pisa Centrale Station from where you can continue with the trains  to Rome getting off at Orbetello Monte-Argentgario (see By Train)

From Rome Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) Airport you can take the regional train (towards Orte) to Trastevere station and then take the regional train towards Pisa. Alternatively, take the “Leonardo Express” which goes to Termini station, from where you can continue towards Pisa. From Ciampino Airport the easiest solution is to reach Termini station by bus and then take the train towards Pisa, getting of at Orbetello Monte-Argentario.

Alternatively, the Driver Services NCC of Orbetello-Monte Argentario offer the transfer services from the airports. (see Taxi NCC).

In Boat

  Distances to Isola del Giglio in Km
  Turin 520     Milan 475  
  Verona 415     Bologna 285  
  Florence 185     Siena 120  
  Pisa 200     Livorno 180  
  Grosseto 50     Pescara 370  
  Rome 160     Naples 375  
  Innsbruck 670     Vienna 1027  
  Oslo 2370     London 1710  
  Paris 1260     Madrid  1810  
  Amsterdam  1550     Basel 815  
  Berlin 1480     Frankfurt/M.  1140  

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Ferries to Giglio

Ferry Boarding in Porto Santo Stefano

Guide for embarking in Porto S. Stefano to reach the island of Giglio by ferry

The embarkation of the ferries for the Island of Giglio is located in Porto Santo Stefano on the northern coast of the Monte Argentario peninsula immediately at the entrance to the town (Navigator: Piazzale Candi 8, 58019 Porto Santo Stefano, Porto del Valle commercial port).

If you bring your car to the island of Giglio you can leave it directly at the embarkation point (orange P on the map).

 

The ticket offices of both the two shipping companies Toremar and Maregiglio are located just before the pier on the other side of the road (yellow house on the map).

With cars and motorbikes in tow, pre-booking is always advisable, in order to be sure to find a place on the ship. In high season we always recommend booking the ferry also for foot passengers, so as not to run the risk of having to queue for the purchase of the ticket on the port and have problems with returning during holidays or weekends.

Some taxi boats offer the transfer to Giglio with a fast rubber dinghy taxi boats >>

Vehicle Traffic Restriction

We remind you that in the central weeks of August the limitation on the influx of motor vehicles comes into force. Only if you stay on the island for at least four nights can you bring your car or motorbike with you, however you need to fill in a self-certification. This authorization is not required if the vehicle has a foreign license plate or if it has a disabled badge. More information:

Parking in Porto Santo Stefano

If you leave your car in Porto Santo Stefano, we recommend that you park it in one of the secure car parks near the ferry dock.

Long stay rates vary from EUR 5 to EUR 15 per day.

The parking lots along the streets of Porto S. Stefano, marked with blue stripes, are almost all paible and have time limit. Finding a free parking space (white strips) is almost impossible in the whole town.

The parking lots along the streets of Porto S. Stefano are almost all chargeable and marked with blue lines. Parking is only permitted for a limited time of a few hours. Finding free parking with the now increasingly rare white stripes is almost impossible throughout the city.

Cartello parcheggio strisce blu Porto Santo Stefano

Long Term Parking in Porto Santo Stefano

Aperto tutto l’anno

Closed during Winter
Open from June 10th to Sept. 10th

Veduta del Monte Argentario dal mare - Maremma Toscana

Orbetello and Monte Argentario

Discover the Silver Coast

If you have some time available during the trip to/from the Isola del Giglio or if you are on holiday in the vicinity, you can combine the trip with beautiful trips to discover the wonderful northern part of the Tuscan Maremma.

In the three main towns of Orbetello, Porto S. Stefano and Porto Ercole you will find both car, scooter or bike rentals to discover the panoramic roads or reach one of the many wonderful beaches. Alternatively, you can also rent a boat to take trips to hidden coves that are inaccessible from land.

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