There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between El Hierro and Tenerife operated by 1 ferry company – Naviera Armas. The Valverde to Los Cristianos ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 2 hours 30 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this El Hierro Tenerife crossing between Valverde and Los Cristianos.
El Hierro is the smallest and most south-westerly of the Spanish Canary Islands, situated off the northwest coast of Africa.
It offers a more relaxed atmosphere than the other Canary Islands due to its sparse population, making it an ideal peaceful getaway. It isn’t without its fascinating cultural history either, most notably the museum in Valverde which showcases all aspects of rural life on the island, as well as the site of the legendary holy tree that miraculously provided water to the indigenous Bimbaches.
Also, as a UNESCO Geopark, El Hierro has an impressive landscape comprising dramatic cliffs and a lush juniper forest, which is home to the critically endangered El Hierro giant lizard.
From the port of Valverde on the northeast coast, there are ferry routes provided almost every day to Los Cristianos on Tenerife, a town known for its sandy beaches and excellent whale watching spots.
The island of Tenerife is the largest and best known of the Canaries group with a coastline of some three hundred and fifty kilometres and attracts over ten million visitors to its shores each year.
The number one reason that people head to Tenerife is because of the year round guarantee of sunshine, making the island of Tenerife a top winter destination.
Weather and amazing beaches aside, Tenerife has so much more to offer, with ravines, as well as spectacular cliffs, forests, and even fossilised remains of prehistoric animals. Tenerife will no doubt offer a unique experience for every visitor.
Perhaps due to its size and undoubted popularity, getting to Tenerife by ferry is relatively simple with numerous choices on offer. With two principle ferry ports, whether you are coming from the mainland (on a long crossing) or island hoping from another canary island, most of the region’s most popular ferry companies call at Tenerife.