There are 2 ferry routes operating between Tenerife and La Palma offering you combined total of 17 sailings per week. Trasmediterranea operates 1 route, Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Santa Cruz de La Palma which runs 1 time weekly. Naviera Armas operates 1 route, Los Cristianos to Santa Cruz de La Palma which runs 6 times weekly. Fred Olsen Express operates 1 route, Los Cristianos to Santa Cruz de La Palma which runs 10 times weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Tenerife to La Palma to get the most up to date information.
Tenerife is the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands with 43 percent of the total population of the Canary Islands, and is also the most populous island of Spain.
Tenerife is also the most visited island in the Canary island group, welcoming over ten million visitors per year with its lovely weather, beautiful coastlines, spectacular beaches, lush forests, mountains, volcanoes, as well as two world heritage sites, one National Park, and 42 natural protected spaces.
The weather is one of the main reasons for the influx of visitors to Tenerife’s shores with almost guaranteed sunshine year round. As a result, this family friendly island is consistently one of Europe’s top winter sun destinations.
Though the island has 2 airports, inter island travel is best by ferry. As the largest island in the group, Tenerife acts as a hub for many of the other Canary Islands with frequent crossings offered by Spain’s best known ferry operators. There are also regular crossings connecting Tenerife to the mainland for those who enjoy spending their travel time at sea.
La Palma is the greenest and most north-westerly of the Spanish Canary Islands, found directly north of El Hierro.
Worthy of its nickname, the ‘Pretty Island’ has been classified a World Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, boasting the most immaculate landscapes of the archipelago. La Palma attracts mostly walkers and outdoor enthusiasts, with tourist-filled beaches practically non-existent. Instead it offers imposing volcanic craters, serene forests and a vast National Park filled with fascinating wildlife. When the sun sets, La Palma retains its beauty; the island’s strict light pollution laws have earned it Starlight Reserve status, resulting in truly mesmerising night sky views.
From almost every island in the Canaries, you can sail to La Palma’s port in Santa Cruz, with a number of ferry operators offering regular sailings. There are also weekly, long-haul ferry crossings from Cadiz, on the Spanish mainland.