Huelva

Huelva

Andalusia, Spain

The port of Huelva is located in the southeast of Spain in the region of Andalusia. Facing the Atlantic Ocean, the historic city of Huelva is the perfect destination for ferry crossings to the exotic Canary Islands, including Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife. On Ferryhopper you can find all the information you need about ferry routes from Huelva, access to the port and holidays in the city!

Ferry schedules and ferry tickets from the port of Huelva

The port of Huelva is one of the most active ports in Spain and it has a total of 6 docks. Due to its strategic location it is one of the best starting points for island hopping in the Canary Islands, as it offers easy ferry access from mainland Spain. The most popular ferry routes from Huelva are to Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife.

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Wooden pier at the port of Huelva in Andalusia.

Ferry from Huelva to Lanzarote

Lanzarote is one of the most popular Canary Islands, known for its volcanic landscape. Located off the coast of Morocco, it is the closest of the Canaries to the Iberian Peninsula. You can travel by ferry from Huelva to Lanzarote arriving at the port of Arrecife

There is 1 weekly ferry crossing from Huelva to the port of Arrecife in Lanzarote, offered by FRS Iberia. Ferry tickets for the Huelva – Lanzarote ferry route usually start at €140 for single passengers without vehicle. If you want to bring a car on board, ferry tickets to Lanzarote are around €390. The ferry crossing duration is approximately 27h 30min.

Tip: The ferry route to Lanzarote is quite long, so we suggest that you book a cabin bed to relax and sleep in privacy and comfort.

Ferry from Huelva to Gran Canaria

The island of Gran Canaria is a popular travelers’ choice due to its natural beauty and impressive beaches. The main port of the island is Las Palmas in the northern coast. 

From Huelva you can travel by ferry to Gran Canaria 3 days a week. Fred Olsen Express, FRS Iberia and Trasmediterranea serve the ferry route throughout the year with 4 ferry crossings weekly on average. The fastest ferry crossing is approximately 33 to 34 hours and it is available three times per week. There is also 1 weekly ferry route that reaches Las Palmas in approximately 37 hours. Ferry tickets to Gran Canaria for foot passengers start at €130. If you travel with a vehicle, ferry tickets usually start at €300.

Tip: Ferryhopper suggests you bring your car on board to make the most of your trip to Gran Canaria and explore the awe-inspiring scenery with ease.

Ferry from Huelva to Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and it’s located at the center of the island complex. The cosmopolitan island enjoys exceptional weather all year round. The port of Santa Cruz connects the island to mainland Spain.

Usually, there are 3 ferry trips weekly from Huelva to Santa Cruz. The following companies connect Huelva to Tenerife: FRS Iberia, Trasmediterranea and Fred Olsen Express. The average duration of the ferry trip is 32-41 hours depending on the ferry route. For the Huelva – Tenerife ferry crossing tickets start at €130 for foot passengers and at €350 if you travel with your vehicle.

Tip: No need to get discouraged by the long trip. Traveling by ferry in the Atlantic Ocean is a unique experience and the destination is surely worth it!

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The port of Huelva at sunset with its impressive yellow cranes.

How to get to the port of Huelva?

The main port of Huelva, also know as Puerto Exterior, is located just off the city center of Huelva at the mouth of river Odiel.

You can get to Huelva by car, bus or train. Local buses operate frequently, connecting the city center with the port of Huelva. If you prefer to travel by train, Renfe offers 1 train connection a week from the city of Seville in Andalusia. The distance between Seville and Huelva is 109km. The International Seville Airport is located approximately 1h 20min from the port of Huelva and it is the closest to the port. If you’re making the trip by car, you can take the CN-431 and CN-435 or the A-49 motorway.

Tip: You can ask the ferry company with which you’re traveling about free shuttle bus transport from the city center of Huelva.

Vacation in Huelva and Andalusia

The autonomous community of Andalusia in Spain is one of the most culturally interesting regions in the country. With its multicultural history and gastronomical wealth, it is one of the best destinations to visit for your holidays in Spain. Major towns and cities to visit in Andalusia include:

  • Almeria
  • Cadiz
  • Cordoba
  • Granada
  • Huelva
  • Malaga
  • Marbella
  • Seville

Activities and sightseeing in Huelva

The province of Huelva in Spain is a diverse tourist destination, not only for its location in the Spanish Atlantic coast, but also for its historical, natural and cultural value. The city of Huelva is considered to be one of the oldest in Europe. You can find many accommodation options, cafés, restaurants and cultural points in the city and the region's villages.

These are some of our favorite sites and attractions in Huelva:

  • Almonaster la Real
  • Casa de Colon
  • Casa de Millon
  • Gallery of Almonte 
  • Grotto of Marvels
  • Monument of the Discovery Faith
  • Muelle del Tinto
  • Plaza de las Monjas
  • Promenade of Santa Fe

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The monument of the ‘Discovery Faith’ dedicated to Christopher Columbus in Huelva.

Where to book ferry tickets from Huelva?

On Ferryhopper you can book tickets to the Canary Islands from Huelva and organize your island-hopping trip in Spain in just 4 clicks. Find all the information you need about ferry schedules from the port of Huelva, check Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries for available ferry routes, compare ferry operators, and book tickets from Huelva with no extra fees!


Huelva has direct ferry connections with 3 ports:

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