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 all year round.
Please note that ferry timetables are subject to change depending on the season. You can find real-time schedules in the Canaries and book ferry tickets online on Ferryhopper.
What’s the ferry schedule from Tenerife to El Hierro
The Tenerife - El Hierro ferry route is active throughout the year with up to 6 weekly crossings.
The earliest ferry normally departs from Tenerife at 17:30 and arrives in El Hierro at 20:00. The latest 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?
Ferry tickets from Tenerife to El Hierro start at around €64.
The final cost depends on available offers and discounts, seat type and vehicle selection.
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Note that current offers are automatically applied when booking your ferry tickets.
Find the ferry discount that suits you best on Ferryhopper, including the Canary Islands resident discount! Here are some passenger categories that are entitled to discounts up to 85% on ferry tickets from Tenerife to El Hierro:
- Children (4-11 years old)
- Young travelers (<26 years old)
- Senior travelers (60+ years old)
- Residents of the Canary Islands
Note: infants and toddlers up to 3 years old normally travel free of charge.
Ferry Route Info
How long is the ferry ride from Tenerife to El Hierro?
The ferry crossing to El Hierro lasts around 2.5 hr. Ferry time 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 can reach the island in 2.5 hr.
What’s the distance between Tenerife and El Hierro?
The distance between the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife and Puerto de La Estaca in El Hierro is approximately 65 nautical miles (around 120 km).
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:
- We recommend arriving at the the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife at least 1 hr before your departure, especially if you are bringing along your vehicle.
- 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, and more islands.
- For even easier and faster bookings, download the Ferryhopper App for free!
Where to take the ferry from Tenerife to El Hierro?
You can travel by ferry to Puerto de La Estaca (or the port of Valverde) in El Hierro from the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife. The city is located on the south coast of the island, approximately 14 km from Tenerife South Airport and 79 km from the Tenerife North Airport.
There are also 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, ferries to El Hierro from Tenerife have car decks and transport vehicles.
Bear in mind that car spaces can run out fast, especially in high season, so we recommend booking your car or motorcycle tickets well in advance.
Naviera Armas allows each passenger to carry up to 4 items of luggage weighing up to 60 kg. It also offers trolleys to help passengers transport them.
As the distance between Tenerife and El Hierro is quite short, there are no cabins on the ferry serving this route.
However, there are airplane-type numbered seats available, starting at around €64.
You can travel with your pet on all Tenerife - El Hierro ferries, as long as you include the pet in the booking.
Pets are allowed in seating areas as long as they weigh up to 10 kg and stay in a carrier. They are also allowed on the outside decks. When outside their carriers, pets should wear a leash.
Tip: make sure you carry your pet’s updated health certificates and any necessary supplies you might need during the trip.
Book cheap ferry tickets from Tenerife to El Hierro
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