Traveling from Gran Canaria to Tenerife by ferry
There are several ferry crossings per day from Gran Canaria to Tenerife and journey duration ranges from 1 hr 20 min to about 3 hr. Find the latest information for the Gran Canaria - Tenerife route in our ferry guide.
Ferry schedules from Gran Canaria to Tenerife*
Is there a ferry from Gran Canaria to Tenerife?
The route from Gran Canaria to Tenerife is served several times per day, with more than 10 ferry crossings taking place on most days. The main companies operating on this route are Fred. Olsen Express and Naviera Armas, while normally there is also 1 weekly ferry crossing by Trasmediterránea.
Please note that ferry schedules can change from season to season. You can find real-time information about the Gran Canaria - Tenerife route, compare ferry ticket prices and book your trip to the Canary Islands on Ferryhopper.
How long is the ferry ride from Gran Canaria to Tenerife?
Ferry duration from Gran Canaria to Tenerife usually ranges from around 1 hr 20 min to 2 hr, while there are also some ferry crossings that last approximately 3 hr. Travel time depends on the port of departure (Agaete or Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and type of ferry.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Gran Canaria to Tenerife?
Yes, there are high-speed ferries traveling from Gran Canaria to Tenerife. The fastest ferry departs from the port of Agaete and takes about 1 hr 20 min to reach the island.
How much is the ferry from Gran Canaria to Tenerife?
Ferry prices from Gran Canaria to Tenerife usually start at around €42, while sometimes there is also 1 weekly crossing with a minimum ticket cost of €27. Prices can be higher or lower depending on discounts and seat type as well as vehicle selection.
What’s the ferry schedule from Gran Canaria to Tenerife?
There are many daily ferry crossings from Gran Canaria to the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, with frequency usually increasing during the summer. Ferries depart either from the port of Agaete or from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
The earliest ferry from Gran Canaria is normally at around 06:00, arriving in Tenerife at about 07:20 or 07:40. Sometimes, there is also a weekly ferry crossing at 05:30. The latest departure from Gran Canaria is usually at 21:30, with the ferry reaching Santa Cruz de Tenerife at 00:15.
What’s the distance between Gran Canaria and Tenerife?
The distance between Gran Canaria and Tenerife is approximately 43 nautical miles (80km).
Am I allowed to travel from Gran Canaria to Tenerife?
Yes, you can travel from Gran Canaria 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 Gran Canaria to Tenerife?
You can book cheap ferry tickets from Gran Canaria to Tenerife on Ferryhopper with just 4 clicks. See all available ferry connections on our Map of ferries, compare schedules, companies and prices, and buy ferry tickets from Gran Canaria to Tenerife online at no extra cost.
Street with colorful houses and palm trees in Puerto de la Cruz in Tenerife
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Gran Canaria to Tenerife
Here are some travel tips for your trip from Gran Canaria to Tenerife:
- The ports of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Agaete can get quite busy in the summer, so we recommend arriving at least 1.5 hr before departure if you are traveling with a vehicle.
- Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and a great all-year-round destination, as temperatures rarely drop below 20°C.
- 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.
Where to take the ferry from Gran Canaria to Tenerife
You can take the ferry to the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife either from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or from the port of Agaete. Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria and is located on the northeastern coast of the island, approximately 25km from Gran Canaria Airport. To get to the city from the airport, you can take bus 60, while bus routes 1 and 11 also stop in the capital.
Agaete is a small town in the northwest of Gran Canaria. It is located about 33km from Las Palmas and 56km from Gran Canaria Airport. Bus route 103 runs regularly from the capital to Agaete.
Can I travel on the ferry from Gran Canaria to Tenerife with a car?
Yes, ferries traveling from Gran Canaria to Tenerife carry vehicles.
Each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. Naviera Armas allows maximum 60kg or 4 items of luggage per person, Fred. Olsen Express allows up to 20kg per person and Trasmediterránea allows up to 30kg per person or 40kg in the cabins.
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.
You cannot book a cabin on the ferry from Gran Canaria to Tenerife, but you can book a numbered seat.