Breaking: book cheap ferry tickets with the Canary Islands resident discount
75% off ferry prices!
BREAKING NEWS! You can now book cheap ferry tickets with the Canary Islands resident discount on Ferryhopper. Read all about the resident discount, and organize your ferry trip with Naviera Armas and Fred. Olsen Express, and book your tickets from/to the Canaries at a lower price.
What is the Canary Islands resident discount?
The Canary Islands resident discount is a 75% discount on domestic travel between the Canary Islands and from/to mainland Spain for residents of the archipelago. So, if you live in the Canaries, you can hop on the ferry, take advantage of the resident discount, and travel easily from/to the port of Cádiz and Huelva or between the Canary Islands with Ferryhopper.
Who is eligible for the Canary Islands resident discount?
If you live in the Canaries, you are eligible for the Canary Islands resident discount. However, to be considered a resident of the Canaries, you should be registered in the Town Hall. If you’re successfully registered, you obtain a Certificate of Residence (Certificado de Empadronamiento) verifying that you reside in the Canary Islands.
More specifically, you are eligible for the resident discount if you belong to the following categories:
- Spanish citizens obtaining an Identity Document (DNI stands for Documento Nacional de Identidad)
- Foreigners (EU/EEA/ Swiss National) residing in the Canary Islands and obtaining the Foreigner Identification Number (NIE stands for Número de Identidad de Extranjero)
- Foreigners (non-EU National) holding a long-term residence permit
How to get your Certificate of Residence in the Canary Islands?
You can easily download your Certificate of Residence from the government websites of the Town Hall you belong to. Las Palmas Town Hall serves Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, and La Graciosa whereas Santa Cruz serves the islands of Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma, and El Hierro.
Tip: make sure to bring your Certificate of Residence (Certificado de Empadronamiento) with you during your ferry trip in case the ferry company's personnel requests it.
A Fred.Olsen ferry heading to the Canary Islands
How to book ferry tickets with the resident discount on Ferryhopper
You can easily apply your discount following a few simple steps. First, you select your trip details (port of departure, destination, dates) and choose the ferry crossings you prefer.
To get the discount, you should click on “Resident of the Canaries” and enter your DNI (Documento Nacional de Identidad) or your NIE (Número de Identidad de Extranjero) in the box. Then, you press the “verify prices” button as you can see in the image below, and voilà! You get your 75% discount automatically!
Therefore, you only pay around 25% of the initial ferry ticket price. It’s easy, fast, and hassle-free, isn’t it?
Booking ferry tickets on Ferryhopper with a resident discount
So, if you reside in the Canary Islands, you can take advantage of the discount and save money on your ferry trips. For example, if you want to travel between the Spanish mainland and the Canaries, the ferry trip from Huelva to Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) costs around €110 while the final price with the resident discount is €28.
Also, you can use your Canary Islands resident discount when traveling between the Canaries. The ferry ticket price for the Tenerife-Gran Canaria connection operated by both Fred. Olsen and Naviera Armas ferry companies can cost €49. On the same ferry route, you can apply your DNI or NIE number, get a discount and pay only €12 instead.
Tip: you should bear in mind that the Canary Islands resident discount applies to passengers and not to vehicles.
Now that the big announcement has been released and the drum rolls have stopped, you can take advantage of the available Canary Islands resident discount and book your ferry tickets easily on Ferryhopper. Ah! Don’t forget to download the Ferryhopper App to track your ferry any time in real-time and manage your trip with only a few taps & swipes!