Isola del Giglio

How to get there

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how to get to the island of giglio

Giglio Island is easily reachable from different parts of Italy. Whether you choose to travel by car, train, bus or boat, the island will welcome you with its natural beauty and attractions. Be sure to plan ahead, especially during the tourist season, to ensure a smooth trip and a wonderful island experience.

Giglio Island, located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, is a popular destination for tourists and offers several options for getting there. Here is a detailed guide on how to get to the island:

If you are coming from the north, such as from Florence or Pisa, you will have to take the Grosseto ring road and continue towards Rome on the Via Aurelia. After about 34 km, you will have to exit at Albinia and follow the signs for Porto Santo Stefano, which is 12 km away. If you arrive from the south, from Rome, you can take the Via Aurelia or the Rome-Fiumicino highway. The highway ends in Tarquinia, from where you will have to continue on the SS1 Aurelia up to Orbetello. Once you have crossed Orbetello, follow the signs for Porto Santo Stefano. The embarkation point for the ferries to the Isola del Giglio is located at the beginning of the town. If you don’t want to bring your car to the island, there are secure car parks where you can leave it.

The “Orbetello – Monte Argentario” railway station is located on the Tyrrhenian coast line that connects Pisa to Rome. There are regional trains from Rome that depart from Termini and stop at several stations, including Tuscolana, Ostiense, Trastevere and S. Pietro. The journey takes about 1h30m. From Pisa, you can take trains to Rome. Once you arrive at Orbetello station, you can take a bus or a taxi to reach the boarding point for Giglio Island.

From the Orbetello Monte Argentario train station, there are regular buses that will take you directly to the embarkation point in Porto Santo Stefano. The journey takes approximately 21 minutes. These buses are managed by Autolinee Toscane S.P.A. (AT Bus).

If you prefer, from the Orbetello Monte Argentario station, you can also take advantage of a taxi or NCC service (rental with driver) that will take you to Porto Santo Stefano at a cost of around €35-40.

There are no airports or heliports on Giglio Island. The closest airports are in Rome (Fiumicino or Ciampino) or in Pisa. Both airports are about 150 km from Porto Santo Stefano. From Pisa airport, you can take the “People Mover” train to Pisa Centrale station and then continue with the regional trains towards Rome. From Fiumicino airport, you can take the regional train or the “Leonardo Express” to reach the stations of Rome and then continue by train to Pisa.

If you own a boat, you can reach Giglio Island directly by sea. The island is well connected and offers several mooring options.