The Multiple ferries that bring you to Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria is the most central Island of the Canary Islands. It's also the 2nd popular island as a travel destination in the Canary islands. Tourism on the Canary Islands, Wikipedia Gran Canaria is usually called “a continent in miniature” because of the diversity of its landscapes. Las Palmas is the largest city and also the main ferry hub (Puerto de la Luz) on the island. The only other option regarding ferries is Agaete (Port of las Nieves) on the west side of the island.
There is good news if you want to ferry to Gran Canaria
- The ticket prices are acceptable, also since there is healthy competition going on between Naviera Armas and Fred Olsen. (Which is good!)
- The ferries are (mostly) modern and fast. Some are even among the fastest ferries in the world!
- You can travel directly to 3 other islands (and from Spain) to Gran Canaria.
- On most routes, there are multiple crossings per day, which means you can easily plan your Gran Canaria trip on every day you want.
Also check out the other island and Canary Island guides:
Map with all ferry routes to Gran Canaria
The indirect routes from Spain (Cadiz and Huelva) are excluded from this overview since we have a specialized guide for this: Getting from Spain to the Canary Islands.
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From Tenerife to Gran Canaria
There are two connections available between these two islands, from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Agaete (West) and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (East). The Agaete connection can bring you to Gran Canaria in about 80 minutes. The other connection towards Las Palmas de Gran Canaria takes ~ 100 minutes.
Tenerife ⇔ Gran Canaria
Ferry from Fuerteventura to Gran Canaria
From Fuerteventura there are two options for Gran Canaria:
- From Morro Jables to Las Palmas – 3 Hours / Once per day. (Two ships on this route)
- From Porto del Rosario to Las Palmas – 5 Hours / Once per day.
Fuerteventura ⇔ Gran Canaria
Ferry from Lanzarote to Gran Canaria
A ferry connecting the island of Lanzarote with the largest city on the Canary Islands: Las Palmas.
Arrecife ⇔ Las Palmas
Frequently asked questions ferry to Gran Canaria
The connections between Tenerife and Gran Canaria are of course very popular. These connections are the only way local residents can move from island to island in a cheap way. Tenerife is the biggest island and Gran Canaria is the 2nd popular island, meaning there is lot's of traffic going on between these islands.
Two ferry companies own most of the routes: Naviera Armas and Fred Olsen. Towards Gran Canaria Fred Olsen has some really nice vessels. Be sure to check them out if you are interested in these kinds of fast catamarans.
There are two harbors: Las Palmas (By far the biggest one) and Agaete (with only a connection to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
On all ferries in the Canary Islands dogs are allowed on the ferries. Also, the ferries sailing to Gran Canaria.