View of the sea on a sunny day in Tenerife

Ferry from El Hierro to Tenerife

Tickets & Schedules

Traveling from El Hierro to Tenerife by ferry

There are usually 6 weekly ferry crossings from El Hierro to Tenerife. The journey lasts 2.5 hr and ticket cost is around €54. Find the latest information for the El Hierro - Tenerife route in our ferry guide.

Ferry schedules from El Hierro to Tenerife*

Is there a ferry from El Hierro to Tenerife?  

There are normally 6 weekly departures from El Hierro to Tenerife, with ferries arriving at the port of Los Cristianos. The route is usually operated by Trasmediterránea.

Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can find real-time schedules for the El Hierro - Tenerife route and book ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper.

How long is the ferry ride from El Hierro to Tenerife? 

Ferry duration from El Hierro to Tenerife is around 2 hr 30 min.

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

Yes, the El Hierro - Tenerife route is operated by a fast ferry, which takes 2.5 hr to reach the island.

How much is the ferry from El Hierro to Tenerife?

The cost of a standard ferry ticket from El Hierro to Tenerife is around €54. Prices can be higher or lower depeanding on discounts and vehicle selection.

What’s the ferry schedule from El Hierro to Tenerife?

There are normally 6 weekly ferry crossings from El Hierro to the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife, with ferry frequency usually increasing during the summer.

The earliest ferry normally departs from El Hierro at 07:00 and arrives in Tenerife at 09:30. The latest ferry departure is usually at 15:30, reaching the port of Los Cristianos at 18:00.

What’s the distance between El Hierro and Tenerife?

The distance between El Hierro and the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife is approximately 125km (67 nautical miles). 

Am I allowed to travel from El Hierro to Tenerife?

Yes, you can travel from El Hierro to Tenerife 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 Tenerife?

You can book cheap ferry tickets from El Hierro to Tenerife on Ferryhopper with no extra fees. See all available ferry connections on our Map of ferries, compare schedules and book ferry tickets to Tenerife online with just 4 clicks.

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Useful tips for your ferry trip from El Hierro to Tenerife

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

  • If you are traveling from El Hierro with a vehicle, we recommend arriving at the port 1.5 hr before your departure.
  • In Tenerife, you can find plenty of options for your accommodation in Los Cristianos, Puerto de la Cruz and Playa de las Américas.
  • Check our Tenerife travel guide for more information about your holidays on the island.
  • You can easily get from Tenerife to other neighboring islands of the Canaries, such as La Palma, Gran Canaria and La Gomera. Find all available ferry itineraries on Ferryhopper and plan your island hopping hassle-free.
  • For more information about your ferry trip from El Hierro to Tenerife, you can contact our customer support team.

Where to take the ferry from El Hierro to Tenerife

You can travel by 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. To get to the port from the capital, take bus 11 or bus 7. The ride takes only 15 min.

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

Yes, you can travel on the ferry from El Hierro to Tenerife with a vehicle.

Ferry luggage

Trasmediterránea allows up to 30kg of luggage per person or 40kg in the cabins. 

Cabins

As trip duration from El Hierro to Tenerife is quite short, there are no cabins on the ferry serving the route, but there are numbered seats

Daily ferries from El Hierro to Tenerife