Ferry from El Hierro to La Gomera

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

To get from El Hierro to La Gomera by ferry, you have to travel to Tenerife first. There are usually 6 crossings per week from El Hierro to Tenerife, while the route from Tenerife to La Gomera is served several times per day. Find updated info on how to travel from El Hierro to La Gomera and book ferry tickets at the same prices as ferry companies!

Ferry Schedules

Is there a ferry from El Hierro to La Gomera?

There are no direct connections from El Hierro to La Gomera, but you can get a ferry to Tenerife first and then travel to La Gomera from there. There are normally 6 weekly ferry crossings from El Hierro to Tenerife. The ferry company normally operating on this route is Naviera Armas.

The ferry route from Tenerife to La Gomera is normally served several times per day throughout the year. The Tenerife - La Gomera route is normally operated by 2 ferry companies: Fred. Olsen Express and Naviera Armas.

Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can find real-time schedules for your ferry trip from El Hierro to La Gomera on Ferryhopper.

Am I allowed to travel to La Gomera from El Hierro?

Yes, you can travel from El Hierro to La Gomera and the Canary Islands by ferry at the moment. Check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Spain and get ready for your trip.

What’s the ferry schedule from El Hierro to La Gomera?

The ferry connection between El Hierro and the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife is normally served 6 times a week. The earliest ferry usually departs from the port of El Hierro at 07:00 and arrives at Tenerife at 09:30. The latest ferry departs from El Hierro at 15:30 and arrives at Tenerife at 18:00.

There are around 6 daily ferry crossings from the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife to the port of San Sebastián de La Gomera. The first ferry normally departs at 08:45 and arrives in La Gomera at around 09:45. The last departure is usually at 22:00, with the ferry reaching La Gomera at 22:50.

Tip: bear in mind that ferry timetables may change. Therefore, make sure to check your travel time before your trip.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from El Hierro to La Gomera?

The cost of a standard ferry ticket from El Hierro to Tenerife is around €54, while ferry tickets from Tenerife to La Gomera start at around €41.

The final ticket price depends on vehicle transportation, seat type, and available discounts and offers.

Offers

Occasionally, ferry companies promote special offers to book ferry tickets at better prices. On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for your ferry trips from El Hierro to Tenerife and from Tenerife to La Gomera. Current offers will be automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.

Find the lowest ferry prices and book your ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper with no extra fees!

Discounts

For your trip from El Hierro to La Gomera, you can take advantage of special discounts. For example, if you're an inhabitant of the Canaries, you can use the Canary Islands resident discount on Ferryhopper.

The ferry companies offer discounts to certain passenger categories, such as:

  • Children
  • Young people under 26
  • Senior travelers
  • Large families
  • Residents of the Canary Islands

Note: infants and toddlers (up to 3 or 4 years old, depending on the company) travel free of charge.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from El Hierro to La Gomera?

The ferry trip from El Hierro to Tenerife lasts around 2.5 hr. The trip from Tenerife to San Sebastián de La Gomera takes less than 1 hr. This means that you spend about 3.5 hr on the ferry when traveling from El Hierro to La Gomera.

Total travel time from El Hierro to La Gomera depends on the waiting time between the crossings. The shortest journey takes about 3 hr 50 min, with a 30-minute stop in Tenerife.

Is there a high-speed ferry from El Hierro to La Gomera?

Yes, there are high-speed ferries traveling from El Hierro to La Gomera. The fastest ferry serving the El Hierro - Tenerife route takes 2.5 hr to get to the island, while the fastest ferry from Tenerife reaches La Gomera in 50 min.

What's the distance between El Hierro and La Gomera?

The distance between the port of El Hierro and La Gomera is approximately 43 nautical miles (about 80km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip from El Hierro to La Gomera

Here are some travel tips for your trip from El Hierro to La Gomera:

  • If you are traveling from El Hierro with a vehicle, we recommend arriving at the port of Valverde 1.5 hr before your departure.
  • If you have a few hours of waiting time in Tenerife, it is a good opportunity to explore the beautiful town of Los Cristianos and take a swim at the Playa de Los Cristianos sandy beach.
  • In a few cases, schedules of ferries that depart from the port of El Hierro may change. Make sure to confirm your ferry’s departure time. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper App!

Where to take the ferry from El Hierro to La Gomera

To get from El Hierro to La Gomera, you have to travel to Tenerife first. You can catch the ferry to Los Cristianos in Tenerife from El Hierro's only ferry port, Puerto de La Estaca (or port of Valverde), on the northeast coast of the island.

The port is located in the Valverde municipality, approximately 8.5km from El Hierro's capital, Villa de Valverde, and about 8km from El Hierro Airport. Bus routes 11 and 7 run from the capital to the port and the ride takes only 15 min.

Can I travel on the ferry from El Hierro to La Gomera with a car?

Yes, you can board your vehicle on ferries traveling from El Hierro to La Gomera.

Bear in mind that the garage seats for vehicles may run out fast, so we suggest booking your car or motorbike ticket as early as possible!

Ferry luggage

Each ferry company serving this route has a different luggage policy:

  • With Naviera Armas, each passenger can carry a maximum of 60kg of luggage or 4 items in total. The company also offers trolleys to transport them.
  • With Fred. Olsen Express, you can carry up to 20kg of luggage. There are also trolleys to transport your bags and lockers for €1. Keep in mind that you can only have 1 piece of luggage in the lounge in addition to your handbags, provided that it doesn't obstruct passageways or occupy any seats.

Cabins

Since both the El Hierro - Tenerife and Tenerife - La Gomera ferry trips are short, there are no cabins available on the ferries. However, there are numbered seats.

Pet travel

You can travel with your pet on El Hierro - La Gomera ferries, as long as you book a special ticket for your pet. Pets are allowed in seating lounges and on the passenger decks, but not in dining aereas. When outside their carriers, pets must wear a leash.

On Fred. Olsen Express, there are also special pet-friendly cabins.

Make sure you carry your pet’s health certificates and necessary supplies.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from El Hierro to La Gomera?

You can book cheap ferry tickets from El Hierro to La Gomera online on Ferryhopper. Use our Map of ferries to visualize and plan your ferry trip from El Hierro to La Gomera. Compare schedules and fares, and book your ferry trip in just a few clicks!

Book your ferry tickets