Traveling from Tenerife to Gran Canaria by ferry
There are several ferry crossings per day from Tenerife to Gran Canaria, with journey duration ranging from 1 hr 20 min to 6 hr. Find the latest information for the Tenerife - Gran Canaria route in our ferry guide.
Ferry schedules from Tenerife to Gran Canaria*
Is there a ferry from Tenerife to Gran Canaria?
The route from Tenerife to Gran Canaria is served several times per day, with more than 10 ferry crossings taking place on most days. Ferries depart from Santa Cruz de Tenerife and arrive either in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or at the port of Agaete. The main companies operating on the Tenerife - Gran Canaria route are Fred. Olsen Express and Naviera Armas, while 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 all available ferry connections from Tenerife to Gran Canaria, compare ferry ticket prices and book your trip on Ferryhopper.
How long is the ferry ride from Tenerife to Gran Canaria?
Ferry duration from Tenerife to Gran Canaria usually ranges from around 1 hr 20 min to 1 hr 50 min, while there is also one weekly ferry crossing that lasts 2 hr 45 min and one that takes 6 hr. Travel time depends on the port of arrival (Agaete or Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and type of ferry.
Is there a high-speed ferry from Tenerife to Gran Canaria?
Yes, most ferries traveling from Tenerife to Gran Canaria are high-speed. The fastest ferries arrive at the port of Agaete and take about 1 hr 20 min to reach the island.
How much is the ferry from Tenerife to Gran Canaria?
Ferry prices from Tenerife to Gran Canaria usually start at around €45, while 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 and cabin selection.
What’s the ferry schedule from Tenerife to Gran Canaria?
There are many daily ferry crossings from the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Gran Canaria, with frequency usually increasing during the summer.
The earliest ferry normally departs from Tenerife at around 06:00 and arrives in Gran Canaria at about 07:20 or 07:50. The latest departure is usually at 20:00, with the ferry reaching Gran Canaria at 21:20. There is also a weekly ferry that departs at 01:30 and arrives at 07:30.
What's the distance between Tenerife and Gran Canaria?
Santa Cruz de Tenerife is approximately 51 nautical miles (94km) from the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and about 37 nautical miles (69km) from the port of Agaete.
Am I allowed to travel from Tenerife to Gran Canaria?
Yes, you can travel from Tenerife to Gran Canaria 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 Tenerife to Gran Canaria?
You can book cheap ferry tickets from Tenerife to Gran Canaria 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 Tenerife to Gran Canaria online at no extra cost.
View of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the calm sea at sunset
Useful tips for your ferry trip from Tenerife to Gran Canaria
Here are some travel tips for your trip from Tenerife to Gran Canaria:
- Santa Cruz de Tenerife is one of the biggest ports in the Canary Islands and can get quite busy. We recommend arriving at the port at least 1.5 hr before departure, especially if you are traveling with a vehicle.
- In Gran Canaria, you can find plenty of options for your accommodation in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria as well as in the popular resort of Maspalomas.
- Check out our Gran Canaria travel guide for more tips and useful information about the island.
- From Gran Canaria, you can get to other neighboring islands of the Canaries, such as Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Find all available ferry itineraries on Ferryhopper and plan your island hopping hassle-free.
- For more information about your ferry trip from Tenerife to Gran Canaria, please contact our customer support team.
Where to take the ferry from Tenerife to Gran Canaria
You can travel by ferry to Gran Canaria from the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island. The city is located in the northeast of Tenerife, about 15km from Tenerife North Airport and approximately 60km from Tenerife South Airport. Bus route 20 takes you from Tenerife North Airport to Santa Cruz de Tenerife in 25 min. To get to the capital from Tenerife South Airport, you can catch bus 111 or 711. The ride takes around 1.5 hr.
Can I travel on the ferry from Tenerife to Gran Canaria with a car?
Yes, ferries traveling from Tenerife to Gran Canaria 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.
Since the journey from Tenerife to Gran Canaria is quite short, most ferries offer numbered seats but not cabins. You can only book a cabin on the crossing operated by Trasmediterránea, which has a duration of 6 hr and takes place at night.