How to get from Tenerife to Gran Canaria by ferry
There are several ferry crossings per day from Tenerife to Gran Canaria, with journey duration ranging from 1.5 hr 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 Tenerife-Gran Canaria ferry crossing is served several times per day. During the high season, there can be up to 10 ferries per day.
Ferries depart from the port of 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 depending on the season. You can find real-time information and compare ferry ticket prices for the ferry Tenerife-Gran Canaria on Ferryhopper.
How long is the ferry ride from Tenerife to Gran Canaria?
The duration of the ferry Tenerife to Gran Canaria depends on the port of arrival and the type of ferry.
The Tenerife-Las Palmas trip can be from 1.5 hr to 6 hr. The ferry trip from Tenerife to Agaete is approximately 1.5 hr.
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 ferry arrives at the port of Agaete and takes about 1 hr and 20 min to reach the island.
How much is the ferry from Tenerife to Gran Canaria?
The Tenerife to Gran Canaria ferry cost usually range between €27 and €45. The final ticket price can be higher or lower depending on available discounts as well as vehicle and seat selection.
What’s the ferry schedule from Tenerife to Gran Canaria?
The Tenerife to Gran Canaria ferry crossing is served by multiple ferries every day, with frequency 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?
The port of 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 tickets for the ferry Tenerife-Gran Canaria online on Ferryhopper. See all available ferry connections on our Map of ferries, compare schedules, companies and prices, and buy ferry tickets for the Canary Islands 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.
- The Tenerife-Las Palmas ferry route is the best way to introduce yourself to the culture and lifestyle of Gran Canaria. Las Palmas is a vibrant city with many attractions, a lively urban coast and beautiful beaches nearby.
- 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 catch a ferry to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Find all available ferry itineraries on Ferryhopper and plan your island hopping in the Canary Islands hassle-free.
- We would recommend booking your return trip in advance, especially if you are traveling with a vehicle. Check more information about the ferry Gran Canaria-Tenerife on our pages.
- For more information about the ferry Tenerife-Gran Canaria, please contact our customer support team.
Where to take the ferry from Tenerife to Gran Canaria
You can travel from Tenerife to Gran Canaria by ferry from the port of Santa Cruz, the capital of the island.
The port 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 a maximum of 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 at 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.
Ferries to Gran Canaria from Tenerife offer numbered seats and cabins. You can book a cabin on the crossing Tenerife - Las Palmas operated by Trasmediterránea and Naviera Armas, and numbered seats on the Fred. Olsen Express route.