Ferry from El Hierro to La Gomera
Tickets & Schedules
Is there a ferry from El Hierro to La Gomera?
There aren't any direct connections from El Hierro to La Gomera, but you can get the ferry to Tenerife and then travel to La Gomera from there. There are normally 6 weekly crossings from El Hierro to Tenerife, with ferries arriving at the port of Los Cristianos. The route is usually operated by Trasmediterránea.
The ferry route from Tenerife (port of Los Cristianos) to La Gomera is normally served several times per day throughout the year. Most ferries arrive at the port of San Sebastián de La Gomera, but on certain years, there is also a connection to the port of Valle Gran Rey. The Tenerife - La Gomera route is normally operated by 2 ferry companies: Fred. Olsen Express and Naviera Armas.
Please note that ferry schedules may change from season to season. You can find real-time information about your trip from El Hierro to La Gomera route and book ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper.
How long is the ferry ride from El Hierro to La Gomera?
Ferry duration from El Hierro to Tenerife is around 2.5 hr. The trip from Tenerife to San Sebastián de La Gomera takes approximately 1 hr, while the journey from Tenerife to the port of Valle Gran Rey is around 1 hr 45 min. 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 4 hr 20 min, with a 1-hour 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.
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 prices from Tenerife to La Gomera start at around €35. Therefore, the minimum total cost for the ferry trip from El Hierro to La Gomera comes to about €89. Prices can be lower or higher depending on discounts, seat type and vehicle selection.
What’s the ferry schedule from El Hierro to La Gomera?
There are no direct ferry connections from El Hierro to La Gomera, but you can catch the ferry to Tenerife and get to La Gomera from there. There are normally 6 weekly ferry crossings from El Hierro to the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife. The earliest ferry departs from El Hierro at 07:00 and arrives in Tenerife at around 09:30. The latest ferry departure is usually at 15:30, reaching the port of Los Cristianos at 18:00.
There are usually at least 4 daily ferry crossings from the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife to the port of San Sebastián de La Gomera. The earliest ferry departs at 08:45 and arrives in La Gomera at around 09:45. The latest departure is usually at 22:00, with the ferry reaching La Gomera at 22:50.
On certain years, there is also a ferry connection from Tenerife to Valle Gran Rey, a small town on the east coast of La Gomera. The route is usually served 2 times per week.
What’s the distance between El Hierro and La Gomera?
The distance between El Hierro and La Gomera is approximately 43 nautical miles (about 80km).
Am I allowed to travel from El Hierro to La Gomera?
Yes, you can travel from El Hierro to La Gomera at the moment, as movement between the Canary Islands is allowed. Βear in mind, however, that travel guidelines may change. For more detailed and up-to-date information, please visit the official Canary Islands tourism website.
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 on Ferryhopper with no extra fees. See all available ferry connections on our Map of ferries, compare schedules and prices, and book ferry tickets to La Gomera online with just 4 clicks.
The beautiful Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in San Sebastián de La Gomera
Useful tips for your ferry 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.
- La Gomera is an ideal destination for nature lovers. There are plenty of outdoor sports and activities that you can do on the island, such as hiking, cycling, scuba diving and whale watching.
- Don't miss the chance to visit the Garajonay National Park in La Gomera, a beautiful lush Laurel forest with unique vegetation that is almost always shrouded in mist.
- Check out our La Gomera travel guide for more tips and useful information about the island.
- For more information about your ferry trip from El Hierro to La Gomera, you can contact our customer support team.
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, ferries traveling from El Hierro to La Gomera carry vehicles.
Each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. Naviera Armas allows maximum 60kg or 4 items of luggage per person, Trasmediterránea allows up to 30kg of luggage per person or 40kg in the cabins and Fred. Olsen Express allows up to 20kg per person.
Naviera Armas and Fred. Olsen Express offer trolleys to transport your baggage if you don't want to carry it on board the ferry. You can pick up the luggage upon arrival to your destination. Fred. Olsen Express allows you to have 1 piece of luggage in the lounge in addition to your handbags, provided that it doesn't obstruct passageways or occupy a seat. The company also offers lockers for €1.
There are no cabins on the ferries traveling from El Hierro to La Gomera, but there are numbered seats.