Lighthouse in La Palma and the starry sky of the Canary Islands

Ferry from Tenerife to La Palma

Tickets & Schedules

Traveling from Tenerife to La Palma by ferry

There are at least 2 daily ferry crossings from the ports of Tenerife to La Palma and the ferry trip lasts from 2,5 hrs to 5,5 hrs. Discover useful information about this route in our ferry guide.

Ferry schedules from Tenerife to La Palma*

Is there a ferry from Tenerife to La Palma?

The ferry route from Tenerife to La Palma is served at least twice per day throughout the year. The ferry companies that usually operate on this route are Naviera Armas, Fred Olsen and Trasmediterranea. 

You can find the latest ferry schedules from Tenerife to La Palma on Ferryhopper. 

How long is the ferry ride from Tenerife to La Palma?

The duration of the ferry trip from Tenerife to La Palma ranges from 2.5 hrs to 5,5 hrs depending on the port of departure or whether you are traveling with a fast or standard ferry. 

Is there a high-speed ferry from Tenerife to La Palma?

Yes, there are high-speed vessels traveling from Tenerife to La Palma. The fastest ferry to La Palma takes about 2,5 hrs.

How much is the ferry from Tenerife to La Palma?

The cost of the ferry tickets from Tenerife to La Palma range from €27 to €55. The ticket price can be higher or lower depending on seat or vehicle selection, as well as on available discounts. 

What's the ferry schedule from Tenerife to La Palma?

There are at least 2 daily ferry crossings from Tenerife to the port of Santa Cruz de la Palma all year round, with ferry frequency usually increasing during the summer. 

The earliest ferry normally departs from Tenerife at 08.30 and arrives in La Palma around 11.00. The latest ferry usually departs from the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife at 19.00 and arrives at Santa Cruz de la Palma at 22.00. 

What's the distance between Tenerife and La Palma?

The distance between the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife and Santa Cruz de la Palma is approximately 68 nautical miles (125 km). The distance between Santa Cruz in Tenerife and the port of La Palma is about 116 nautical miles (215 km). 

Am I allowed to travel from Tenerife and La Palma?

Yes, you can travel from Tenerife to La Palma as traveling between the Canary Islands is currently allowed. 

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Tenerife to La Palma?

You can book cheap ferry tickets from the ports of Tenerife to La Palma on Ferryhopper online in just 4 clicks. Check all the available ferry connections on our Map of ferries, compare companies, schedules and prices, and book ferry tickets to the Canary Islands at no extra cost

The volcano of Teneguia in La Palma.

Hiking trail passing through the impressive Teneguía volcano in La Palma

Useful tips for your ferry trip from Tenerife to La Palma

Here are some travel tips from your trip from Tenerife to La Palma: 

  • Both ports of Tenerife, Los Cristianos and Santa Cruz de Tenerife can get busy so we recommend arriving at least 1,5 hr before ferry departure.
  • The port of Santa Cruz de la Palma is located less than 1 km from the city center where you can find cafes, shops, restaurants and local food markets. 
  • The most popular options for accommodation in La Palma are the port of Santa Cruz, the town of Los Llanos de Aridane, or the coastal village of Tazacorte.
  • From La Palma, you can also travel by ferry to La Gomera. There are numerous weekly ferry crossings and the trip lasts around 2 hrs. 
  • Read our La Palma travel guide for useful information and tips about the island. 

Where to take the ferry from Tenerife to La Palma

You can take a ferry to Santa Cruz de la Palma from both ports of Tenerife: the port of Los Cristianos in the south of the island, or the port of Santa Cruz in the northwest. 

Usually, the majority of high-speed ferries to La Palma depart from the port of Los Cristianos, while the standard ferries to La Palma depart from the port of Santa Cruz.

Can I travel on the ferry from Tenerife to La Palma with a car?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle on most ferries from Tenerife to La Palma. 

Ferry luggage

Each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. Trasmediterranea allows passengers a maximum of 40 kg of luggage for cabins and 30 kg for seats, while ferries often have luggage storage rooms. Naviera Armas allows luggage up to a maximum of 60 kg or 4 items of luggage per person. Fred.Olsen allows each person to carry luggage of up to 20 kg.

Cabins 

Ferries traveling from the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife to La Palma do not have cabins, as the trip duration is quite short. Most companies offer numbered seats.

The ferries in the crossing from Santa Cruz in Tenerife to La Palma offer bed cabins, as the trip duration is longer. The price of a bed cabin starts from about €110.

Daily ferries from Tenerife to La Palma