Ferry from Tenerife to El Hierro
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from Tenerife to El Hierro?
There are normally 6 weekly ferry crossings from Tenerife to El Hierro, operated by Naviera Armas. The route is available year-round.
Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change from season to season. You can find real-time schedules for the Tenerife - El Hierro ferry route and book ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper.
Am I allowed to travel from Tenerife to El Hierro?
Yes, traveling from Tenerife to El Hierro by ferry is allowed. Take a look at the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Spain and get ready for your trip.
What’s the ferry schedule from Tenerife to El Hierro
The Tenerife - El Hierro route is available throughout the year with 6 weekly ferries.
The earliest ferry normally departs from Tenerife at 17:30 and arrives in El Hierro at 20:00. The last ferry departure is usually at 19:30, reaching El Hierro at 22:00.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from Tenerife to El Hierro?
The price of a standard ferry ticket from Tenerife to El Hierro starts at around €54. The final cost depends on available offers and discounts, seat type and vehicle selection.
Discover the best available offers for ferry tickets on Ferryhopper. Find real-time information about our ferry routes, compare fares and offers, and book your tickets on Ferryhopper at the same price as the ferry companies.
Find the discount that suits you best on Ferryhopper, including the Canary Islands resident discount! Here are some indicative passenger categories that are entitled to discount ferry tickets to El Hierro:
- Senior travelers
- Residents of the Canary Islands
Ferry Route Info
How long is the ferry ride from Tenerife to El Hierro?
The ferry crossing to El Hierro lasts around 2 hr 30 min. The duration of the route may vary depending on the weather conditions.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Tenerife to El Hierro?
Yes, there are high-speed ferries traveling from Tenerife to El Hierro that reach the island in 2.5 hr.
What’s the distance between Tenerife and El Hierro?
The distance between Tenerife and El Hierro is approximately 77 nautical miles (143km).
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip to El Hierro from Tenerife
Here are some travel tips for your trip from Tenerife to El Hierro:
- If you are traveling from the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife with a vehicle, we recommend arriving at the port 1.5 hr before your departure.
- Check out our El Hierro travel guide for additional vacation tips and useful information about the island.
- Apart from the ferry route to El Hierro, Tenerife is a perfect starting point for island hopping in the Canary Islands. From the ports of Tenerife, you can travel directly to La Palma, Gran Canaria, La Gomera and Fuerteventura, for instance.
Where to take the ferry from Tenerife to El Hierro
You can travel by ferry to Puerto de La Estaca (or port of Valverde) from Los Cristianos in Tenerife. The city is located on the south coast of the island, approximately 14km from Tenerife South Airport and 79km from Tenerife North Airport. Several daily bus services are running from both airports to Los Cristianos.
Can I travel on the ferry from Tenerife to El Hierro with a car?
Yes, the ferry to El Hierro from Tenerife can transport vehicles. Bear in mind that the garage seats for vehicles may run out fast, so we suggest that you book your car or motorbike ticket well in advance!
The company of Naviera Armas allows a maximum of 60kg in luggage or 4 items per person. It also offers trolleys to help you transport them.
As the distance between Tenerife and El Hierro is quite short, there are no cabins on the ferry serving this route, but there are numbered seats.
You can travel with your pet on all Tenerife - El Hierro 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 areas. When outside their carriers, pets must wear a leash.
Make sure you carry your pet’s valid health certificates and any necessary supplies.
Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Tenerife to El Hierro?
On Ferryhopper, you can easily book ferry tickets to El Hierro from Tenerife. Find information about available itineraries on Ferryhopper’s Map of ferries, compare companies and tickets, and plan your trip easily and quickly.