Take a ferry to Tenerife
Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the Canary IslandsTenerife: Wikipedia. The island has almost 900.000 inhabitants and is after Mallorca also the most populous island in Spain. Many people who fly to Gran Canaria (Gando Airport) or Fuerteventura (El Matorral Airport) also want to visit Tenerife for a few days and try to hop on a ferry to the largest Canary Island. This guide is especially helpful for that kind of Tenerife Island hoppers.
There is good news if you want to ferry to Tenerife
- The ticket prices are acceptable, also since there is healthy competition going on between Armas and Fred Olsen.
- The ferries are (mostly) modern and fast. Some are even among the fastest ferries in the world!
- You can travel from 7 other islands (and from Spain) to Tenerife.
- On most routes, there are multiple crossings per day, which means you can easily plan your Tenerife trip on every day you want.
Tenerife is especially known for its sandy beaches (and that on a volcanic island…) and thrilling nightlife and large family resorts. In short: A perfect spot to start island hopping on the Canary Islands or simply to visit for a few days.
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Map with all ferry routes to Tenerife
The 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 Gran Canaria to Tenerife
There are two connections available, from Agaete (West) and from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (East) to Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Agaete connection can bring you to Tenerife in about 80 minutes. The other from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria takes ~100 minutes.
Note: On the Agaete connection there are super fast catamaran ferries active! Bentago Express: Fredolsen
Gran Canaria ⇔ Tenerife
Ferry from El Hierro to Tenerife
You can travel from one of the smallest Canary islands towards the largest Island: From El Hierro to Tenerife. This route of course is also very popular the other way around.
El Hierro ⇔ Tenerife
Ferry from La Palma to Tenerife
A ferry mostly used by passengers first leaving from Tenerife towards the Island “La Palma”.
La Palma ⇔ Tenerife
Ferry from La Gomera to Tenerife
From La Gomera, you can already see the nearby island of Tenerife. Traveling from La Gomera to Los Cristianos only takes 50 minutes. This route is home to the Flagship of Fred Olsen, the largest trimaran in the world. The BENCHIJIGUA EXPRESS! So if you have a similar choice in which one you should book. Do consider the added value of a unique ship like this one! Fred Olsen: Benchijigua Express
La Gomera ⇔ Tenerife
Ferry from Fuerteventura to Tenerife
You can leave from two harbors towards Santa cruz de Tenerife: Morro Jable and Puerto del Rosario. See more about these routes below:
Fuerteventura ⇔ Tenerife
Ferry from Lanzarote to Tenerife
The ferry from Lanzarote is quite far away and slow due a stopover on Gran Canaria but still used a lot towards Tenerife.
Lanzarote ⇔ Tenerife
Frequently asked questions Ferry to Tenerife
The connection from Tenerife (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Gran Canaria).
Two ferry companies own most of the routes: Naviera Armas and Fred Olsen. Some routes are however operated by Trasmeditteranea (which is owned by Naviera Armas).
There are two harbors: Los Cristianos (connecting all the islands to the west) and Santa Cruz de Tenerife. ( connecting all the islands to the east)
In Los Cristianos it's easy to park. In Santa Cruz de Tenerife it's different however, there you have to drive a bit away from the harbor to be able to park your car for an affordable price.
On all ferries in the Canary Islands dogs are allowed on the ferries.
|↑2||Bentago Express: Fredolsen|
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