There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Lanzarote and Gran Canaria operated by 3 ferry companies – Fred Olsen Express, Naviera Armas & Trasmediterranea. The Arrecife to Las Palmas ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 3 hours 45 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 Lanzarote Gran Canaria crossing between Arrecife and Las Palmas.
Lanzarote is the fourth largest and the most easterly of the Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.
Born out of volcanic activity more than twenty million years ago, Lanzarote features spectacular countryside and out of this world scenery. With constant warm, spring weather, it truly is a great holiday destination to be enjoyed all year round.
To the south east of the island you’ll find Arrecife, its capital and main departure port. From here you can connect with other canary islands including Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Palma.
Ferry crossings between Lanzarote and mainland Spain are long but operated by modern ferries which provide a pleasant journey.
Playa Blanca on the south western side is the port of departure for crossings from Lanzarote to neighbouring Fuerteventura.
Gran Canaria is the second most populous island in the Canary Islands, a Spanish archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean.
A ‘continent in miniature’, Gran Canaria is locally known. This is due to the huge variety of landscapes and micro-climates, with vast mountains, long beaches and green ravines all coming together on this 1,500 square-kilometre landmass.
A third of Gran Canaria is classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, but elsewhere, you will find a rich history in the cosmopolitan capital of Las Palmas, a charming hilltop village in Tejeda and a network of superb cycling routes winding through the valleys.
Travelling by ferry is a convenient way to explore the Canaries, and, given Gran Canaria’s central location, it’s within easy reach from nearly every other island. There are also some long-distance connections from mainland Spain which are operated by a couple of excellent ferry companies.