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Ferry La Palma - Tenerife

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How to get to Tenerife from La Palma by ferry

You can travel by ferry from the island of La Palma to the capital of the Canaries all year long, with multiple weekly crossings. Compare ferry companies, timetables and prices, and find useful info about the ferry trip from La Palma to Tenerife.

Ferry schedules from La Palma to Tenerife*

Is there a ferry from La Palma to Tenerife?

There are more than 3 daily ferry crossings from La Palma to Tenerife. Specifically, there are at least 2 daily sailings to the port of Los Cristianos, operated by Fred. Olsen Express and Naviera Armas. Additionally, there is 1 weekly ferry from Trasmediterránea that travels between Santa Cruz de La Palma and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

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 on our ferry ticket booking engine

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

The ferry ride from Santa Cruz de la Palma to the port of Los Cristianos lasts from 2.5 to 4 hours, depending on the vessel type that you choose. In addition, the duration of the ferry trip to Santa Cruz de Tenerife is approximately 5.5 hours.

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

Yes, there are high-speed ferries from La Palma to Tenerife. The fastest route lasts 2.5 hours.

How much is the ferry from La Palma to Tenerife?

The La Palma - Tenerife ferry prices range from €27 to €55, depending on the crossing and the port of arrival that you choose. Keep in mind that 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 La Palma to Tenerife?

There are at least 3 daily ferry crossings to Tenerife from the port of Santa Cruz de la Palma all year round, with ferry frequency usually increases during the summer. 

The earliest ferry normally departs from La Palma at 04.00 in the morning and arrives in the port of Los Cristianos in Tenerife around 08.00. The latest ferry La Palma - Tenerife usually departs at 17.00 and docks at 19.30.

The Santa Cruz de La Palma - Santa Cruz de Tenerife ferry crossing is usually served once a week, on Friday. The vessel of Trasmediterránea leaves at 16.00 and reaches Tenerife at 21.30.

Note: The La Palma to Tenerife ferry schedule can be changed due to the events of the volcanic eruption on the island, so be sure to follow us for the latest updates.

What is 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.

Am I allowed to travel from La Palma to Tenerife?

Yes, you can travel from La Palma to Tenerife at the moment, as movement between the Canary Islands is allowed. Bear 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 La Palma to Tenerife?

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Puerto Santiago in Tenerife

The colourful Puerto Santiago settlement in Tenerife

Useful tips for your ferry trip from La Palma to Tenerife:

Here are some travel tips for your trip from La Palma to Gran Canaria:

  • The port of Santa Cruz de La Palma can get quite busy during peak season. We recommend arriving 1.5 hr before departure, especially if you are traveling with a vehicle.
  • Check our Tenerife travel guide for more information about your holidays on the island.
  • From Tenerife, you can get to other neighboring islands of the Canaries, such as Gran Canaria or La Gomera. Find all ferry connections of Tenerife on our Map of ferries and plan island hopping easily and quickly!
  • Due to the recent volcanic eruption in La Palma, ferry companies such as Fred. Olsen Express have added more crossings to accommodate passengers, who might get their flights cancelled or delayed. Traveling by ferry from and to La Palma is a much safer option at the moment.

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 9km from La Palma Airport. Bus route 500 runs regularly from the airport to the capital and the ride to the center of the city 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, there is the option of traveling on board with your vehicle. An average price for a car in the La Palma - Tenerife line ranges from €36 to €59, while for motorcycles from approximately €30 to €53. Bear in mind that the garage seats for vehicles may run out fast, so we suggest that you book your car or motorbike ticket well in advance!

Stay tuned to Ferryhopper to find all available ferry ticket discounts and offers for vehicles for the La Palma - Tenerife ferry crossing.

Ferry luggage

Each ferry company has its own baggage allowance policy. Specifically:

  • Fred. Olsen Express: The company allows 20kg of luggage per person. It also offers 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, provided that it doesn't obstruct passageways or occupy a seat.
  • Naveria Armas: The company allows 60kg or 4 items of luggage per person. It also offers trolleys to transport them.
  • Trasmediterránea: The company allows up to 30kg per person or 40kg in the cabins.

Cabins

Traveling by ferry from La Palma to Tenerife with Naviera Armas and Fred. Olsen Express doesn’t include booking a cabin. However, all of their vessels have numbered seats for a more comfortable trip. 

The vessels of Trasmediterránea that travel to Santa Cruz de Tenerife have bed cabins. We recommend that you book one, as the trip can be long. 

Daily ferries from La Palma to Tenerife