How to get from Tenerife to El Hierro by ferry
There are around 7 weekly ferry crossings from Tenerife to El Hierro with tickets starting at €55. Compare ferries from Tenerife to El Hierro and find the latest updates in our ferry guide.
Ferry schedules from Tenerife to El Hierro*
Is there a ferry from Tenerife to El Hierro?
Normally, there is 1 daily ferry crossing from Tenerife to El Hierro operated by Naviera Armas. The itinerary is available year-long.
Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change from season to season. You can find real-time schedules for the Tenerife to El Hierro ferry route and book ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper, with no extra fees.
How long is the ferry ride from Tenerife to El Hierro?
The ferry crossing to El Hierro is around 2h 30min. The duration of the route varies mainly depending on the type of vessel and 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. The fastest ferry reaches the island in 2.5 hours.
How much is the ferry from Tenerife to El Hierro?
The starting price for a standard ferry ticket from Tenerife to El Hierro is €55. The final ticket price can be higher or lower depending on the vehicle and seat selection, as well as the available discounts.
What’s the ferry schedule from Tenerife to El Hierro?
The Tenerife - El Hierro itinerary is available throughout the year with 7 weekly crossings. The earliest ferry departs from the port of Los Cristianos at 07:55, reaching Valverde in El Hierro at 10:25. The latest crossing is at 19:15 and the ferry arrives at the port of Valverde at 21:45.
What’s the distance between Tenerife and El Hierro?
The distance between Tenerife and El Hierro is approximately 77 nautical miles (143 km).
Am I allowed to travel from Tenerife to El Hierro?
Yes, traveling by ferry 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 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 ferry companies and tickets, and plan your trip.
The Rocks of Salmor, home to the giant lizard of El Hierro
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Tenerife to El Hierro
- Los Cristianos in Tenerife is one of the most popular ports of the Canary Islands and can get quite busy. For that reason, it’s wise to get to the port at least 1h 15min before departure.
- If you’re looking forward to planning your ferry trip in Spain and the Canaries, have a look at all the latest ferry schedules.
- Apart from the ferry crossing to El Hierro, Tenerife is a great 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.
- Check our El Hierro travel guide for more tips and useful information about the island.
- For more information about your ferry trip from Tenerife to El Hierro, you can contact our customer support team.
Where to take the ferry from Tenerife to El Hierro
You can travel by ferry to the port of La Estaca in El Hierro 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. There are several daily bus services 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 average price of a car ticket for the trip is around €35, while motorcycle fares cost approximately €32.
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Each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. Specifically, Naveria Armas allows 60kg or 4 items of luggage per person. It also offers trolleys to transport them.
The ferry trip to reach El Hierro from Tenerife is quite short. So, there are no cabins on the ferries serving the route, but there are numbered seats.