How to get to Fuerteventura: the complete guide
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Fuerteventura is one of the largest islands of the Canaries. Its natural wonders and subtropical climate attract visitors all year long. It is also considered one of the best destinations in the world for water sports, thanks to the island’s strong winds and charming beaches.
You can check out our Fuerteventura travel guide to find tips and information about the island’s activities, sights, food and beaches, like the famous Popcorn Beach.
But first things first, find out how to travel to Fuerteventura below!
Flight or ferry to Fuerteventura?
Fuerteventura is easily accessible by ferry or plane. Thanks to its 3 ports, it is well-connected to the rest of the Canary Islands by ferry all year long. Alternatively, you can fly directly to Fuerteventura via both domestic and international flights.
Wondering what's the best way to get to Fuerteventura? Our personal favorite is traveling by ferry. Here, you can read the key benefits of traveling by ferry to Fuerteventura:
- Whether you book a cabin or simply stroll around at the deck, ferry traveling is more comfortable and offers beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean
- You can bring your vehicle on the ferry to Fuerteventura and easily explore the landscapes of the island.
- Traveling by ferry with your pet is more convenient than flying, making the trip comfortable for you and your little friend.
- Traveling by ferry to Fuerteventura is the most eco-friendly way to visit the Canaries. Read more information about sustainable ferry travel on Ferryhopper.
- Ferry trips are considered safer in the era of Covid-19, as you can sit on the open-air deck and keep a safe distance from other travelers. Before your ferry ride, we recommend checking all the latest updates on COVID-19 and ferry travel in Spain.
Palm trees on the Sotavento shore in Fuerteventura
How to get to Fuerteventura from the Canary Islands
Getting to Fuerteventura from the rest of the Canaries by ferry is one of the easiest ways to reach the beautiful island. We gathered below information about the most popular ferry connections and how long it takes to get to Fuerteventura from nearby ports.
Traveling to Fuerteventura from Gran Canaria
The port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is connected to 2 ports of Fuerteventura: Morro Jable and Puerto del Rosario. The ferry companies that are currently operating on these routes are Naviera Armas and Fred. Olsen Express, with 3-4 daily crossings in total.
The Gran Canaria - Fuerteventura ferry trip takes about 2-7 hr, depending on the port of arrival and ferry company. The cost of a standard ferry ticket is approximately €33.
Note: Gran Canaria is also connected to Fuerteventura by plane. The flight between the two islands lasts around 40 min.
Getting to Fuerteventura from Lanzarote
The ferry route from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura is one of the most popular crossings in the Canaries. It connects the two neighboring islands all year long with multiple daily crossings. You can take a ferry from the port of Playa Blanca in south Lanzarote and reach the port of Corralejo in Fuerteventura in only 25-30 min.
The ferry companies Naviera Armas, Fred. Olsen Express and Líneas Romero operate on the Lanzarote - Fuerteventura route with fast ferries. The standard ferry ticket costs €18 to €29.
Tip: ferry company Líneas Romero offers the cheapest ferry tickets to Fuerteventura from Lanzarote starting at €18.
How to get to Fuerteventura from Tenerife
As of now, you can travel indirectly from Tenerife to Fuerteventura via Gran Canaria. The ferry trip lasts 5-24 hr, depending on how long the ferry stays in Gran Canaria before departing to Fuerteventura.
The ferry route from Tenerife to Fuerteventura is operated by Naviera Armas and Fred. Olsen Express. The combined price of the ferry tickets starts at €100.
Note: there are direct flights from Tenerife airport to that of Fuerteventura. The trip lasts around 50 min.
Impressive rocky shore in Fuerteventura
Traveling to Fuerteventura from mainland Spain
As of now, there aren’t any ferry crossings from mainland Spain to Fuerteventura. However, you can fly to the island from Spain or other countries like the UK, Italy, France, Germany, etc.
In case you want to bring your vehicle to the island, you should take a ferry from the ports of Cádiz or Huelva to Gran Canaria and continue your ferry journey to Fuerteventura.
Book ferry tickets to Fuerteventura
Can’t wait to visit the windswept island of the Canaries? On Ferryhopper, you can find all ferry routes to Fuerteventura, along with the respective ferry schedules in Spain. Compare prices and companies, check itineraries and book ferry tickets to Fuerteventura without hidden fees!
Tip: on our Map of ferries, you can find all ferry connections between Fuerteventura and other Spanish ports. Don’t forget to check our island hopping guide for the Canaries and gather inspiration for your trip to the Spanish archipelago!