Cies Islands
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Cies Islands Vigo Ferry

There are usually 11 daily sailings and up to 73 weekly between Cies Islands and Vigo. 2 operators sail this route Mar de Ons & Naviera Nabia. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Cies Islands Vigo ferries.

Cies Islands Vigo Ferry Times

The earliest Cies Islands Vigo ferry sailings typically depart Cies Islands at around 10:45. The average sailing time is approximately 45m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 45m.

Cies Islands Vigo Ferry Prices

Cies Islands Vigo ferry prices typically range between £47* and £101*. The average price is typically £63*. The cheapest Cies Islands Vigo ferry prices start from £24*. The average price for a foot passenger is £63*. The average price for a car is £207*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers vehicle type route and sailing times. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is it from Cies Islands to Vigo?

The distance between Cies Islands to Vigo is approximately 12.0 miles (19.3km) or 10.4 nautical miles for the mariners!

Can I travel by car on the Cies Islands Vigo ferry?

No, ferry operators currently allow cars to travel onboard between Cies Islands and Vigo

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Cies Islands to Vigo?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Mar de Ons, Naviera Nabia between Cies Islands and Vigo.

Cies Islands Vigo Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Mar de Ons - 23 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings
  • Naviera Nabia - 21 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings

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Cies Islands - Vigo Route summary
Departure Country Spain
Destination Country Spain
No. of Operators 2
Operators Mar de Ons & Naviera Nabia
Average Price £69*
Average Daily Sailings 9
Average Weekly Sailings 52
Average Sailing Duration 45m
First Ferry 10:45
Last Ferry 20:40
Distance 10 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Cies Islands to Vigo?

    The ferry crossing time from Cies Islands to Vigo is approximately 45m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Cies Islands to Vigo?

    There are 2 popular ferry operators for Cies Islands to Vigo. These are
    • Naviera Nabia
    • Mar de Ons
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Cies Islands to Vigo?

    Book ferries from Cies Islands to Vigo through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Cies Islands to Vigo?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Cies Islands to Vigo with
    • Naviera Nabia
    • Mar de Ons
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Cies Islands to Vigo?

    No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Cies Islands to Vigo?

    No, pets are not permitted onboard the ferries.

Cies Islands Guide

The Cies Islands archipelago is formed of three islands found near the mouth of the Ria de Vigo estuary that cuts along the southern coast of the Iberian Peninsula in northern Spain. These mountainous islands are largely uninhabited and have been protected as a nature reserve since the 1980’s. As such, the sweeping verdant hills and rocky cliff-side coasts remain largely untouched by human activity.

What’s there to do on the Cies Islands?
The beaches that line the glistening blue shores are particularly popular during the warm summer months. The long, curving Rodas beach, that connects the islands of Monteagudo and Faro, was voted the best beach in the world by The Guardian newspaper in 2007. Make sure you take your own garbage bag as you must take your litter back to the mainland as big fines are imposed in this National Park and nature reserve. This pre-Roman settlement is a clean haven that’s perfect for relaxing, hiking or maybe even some bird watching.

How should I get around the island?
The port of the Cies Islands is nothing but a single concrete pier built upon the rocks that line the eastern coast of the isle of San Martino. There are no roads on the island meaning that travelling to and from the port can only be achieved by traversing the footpaths that lead towards the inland wilds of shrubs and trees that rise and fall over the hilly terrain.

What services are operated from the islands?
Two passenger services currently operate from the port, heading along three different routes. Both Naviera Nabia and Mar de Ons ferries offer daily trips east along the nearby Ria de Vigo to the cities of Vigo and Cangas that sit opposite each other across the water. Both services also sail the short distance south to the picturesque town of Baiona

Vigo Guide

Vigo, a lively port city in northwest Spain, is the gateway to and from the idyllic Cies Islands found just offshore in the North Atlantic. Ferry routes from the archipelago run multiple times a day, lasting approximately 40-45 minutes, offering sun-drenched coastal views along the way.

Possessing the largest fishing fleet in Europe is just one facet of Vigo’s colourful character; it’s steeped in medieval history with networks of intriguing alleyways to explore, as well as an excellent choice of authentic tapas bars, restaurants and buzzing nightclubs.

Found directly south of the Old Town, known locally as Casco Vello, is the Parque do Castro, a lush area populated by nearly 100 camellia trees, also boasting hilltop views from the area’s namesake castle, constructed by Felipe IV in the 17th Century.

Cies Islands to Vigo Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 26/02/2024 and 03/03/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Mar de Ons 18:00 18:45 45 minutes Sun
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