Ferry from La Palma to Tenerife
Tickets, Prices & Schedules
Is there a ferry from La Palma to Tenerife?
Yes, you can normally travel by ferry to Tenerife from the port of Santa Cruz de la Palma all year round, while there is increased ferry frequency in high season. Ferries from La Palma usually arrive at the port of Los Cristianos, and occasionally at the port of Santa Cruz in Tenerife.
There are usually up to 4 daily ferry crossings from La Palma to Tenerife, served by Fred. Olsen Express and Naviera Armas.
What’s the ferry schedule from La Palma to Tenerife
The earliest ferry normally departs from La Palma at 04:00 in the morning and arrives at the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife at 08:00. The latest ferry from La Palma usually departs at 17:00 and reaches Tenerife at 19:30.
Please note that ferry schedules are subject to change depending on the season. You can find real-time information about the La Palma - Tenerife route online on Ferryhopper.
Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts
How much is the ferry from La Palma to Tenerife?
The La Palma - Tenerife ferry prices start at around €52. The final cost may vary depending on the company, 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.
Select the discount that suits you best on Ferryhopper and book tickets to Tenerife at the lowest prices! If you live in the Canaries, you can use the Canary Islands resident discount and save up to 75-85%.
Here are some indicative passenger categories that can book discount tickets:
- Children (4-11 years old)
- Young people under 26
- Senior travelers (over 60 years)
- 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 La Palma to Tenerife?
The duration of the ferry trip from La Palma to Tenerife ranges from 2.5 hr to 6 hr. Ferry time depends on the type of vessel, the weather conditions and the port of arrival (Los Cristianos or Santa Cruz).
Is there a high-speed ferry from La Palma to Tenerife?
Yes, there are high-speed ferries traveling from La Palma to Tenerife. The fastest ferry reaches the Canary island in 2.5 hr.
What’s the distance between La Palma and Tenerife?
The distance between the port of Santa Cruz de la Palma and that of Los Cristianos in Tenerife is approximately 68 nautical miles (125 km). On the other hand, the port of La Palma is about 116 nautical miles (215 km) from Santa Cruz in Tenerife.
Ferry Trip Tips
Useful tips for your ferry trip to Tenerife from La Palma
Here are some travel tips for your trip from La Palma to Tenerife:
- The port of Santa Cruz de La Palma can get quite busy during peak season. We recommend arriving 1.5 hr before boarding, especially if you are traveling with a vehicle.
- Check out our Tenerife travel guide for the best tips and information about your holidays on the island.
- From Tenerife, you can get to other neighboring islands of the Canaries, such as Gran Canaria and La Gomera. Find all ferries from Tenerife on our Map of ferries and plan the best island-hopping trip in the Canaries hassle-free.
- For even easier and faster bookings, download the Ferryhopper App for free!
Where to take the ferry from La Palma to Tenerife
You can travel by ferry to Tenerife from the port of Santa Cruz de La Palma, the capital of La Palma. The city is located on the east coast of the island, about 9 km from La Palma Airport.
Bus 500 regularly runs from the airport to the capital and the ride to the city center takes about 30 min. There are also bus services connecting Santa Cruz de La Palma with the island's main towns.
Can I travel on the ferry from La Palma to Tenerife with a car?
Yes, all ferries from La Palma to Tenerife transport vehicles.
Keep in mind that car-deck spaces can run out fast, so we suggest booking your car or motorcycle tickets well in advance.
Each ferry company serving this route has a different baggage allowance policy:
- With Naviera Armas, each passenger can carry a maximum of 60 kg in luggage or 4 items in total. The company also offers trolleys to transport them.
- With Fred. Olsen Express, you can carry up to 20 kg of luggage. There are also trolleys to transport your bags and lockers for €1. Keep in mind that you can only have 1 piece of luggage in the lounge in addition to your handbags.
Ferries traveling from La Palma to the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife normally don't have cabins, as the trip duration is quite short. However, you can book a cabin on ferries that travel to Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and enjoy a more comfortable journey.
Note that on Naviera Armas ferries, onboard seating is included in the ticket price, while on Fred. Olsen Express you can book airplane-type numbered seats at around €72.
You can travel with your pet on all La Palma - Tenerife ferries, as long as you include the pet in the booking.
Pets are normally 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.
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