Ferries to Tenerife
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Ferries to Tenerife

Located around three hundred kilometres off the northwest coast of Africa, Tenerife is the largest and probably best known of the Spanish Canary Islands group.

Though there are just under a million permanent residents, Tenerife attracts up to four million visitors annually, no doubt tempted by the seventy kilometres of beaches and virtual guarantee of Sunshine at any time of year.

The hotter and drier south side of Tenerife has the popular resorts of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos and as a result is more touristy. Tenerife’s lush green north side is more relaxed and tends to be favoured by more mature visitors.

Tenerife is a hub for travel around the Canaries and features two airports, two ferry ports, a direct ferry crossing to mainland Spain and numerous inter island connections.

If you are heading to Tenerife from mainland Europe then there’s a choice of sailings from south western Spain. The crossings are pretty long and tend to be quiet expensive but are operated by luxurious modern ferries so the trip is relatively enjoyable and good value for money.

In terms of inter-island travel, you can get a ferry to Tenerife from any of the Canary Islands with the most regular crossings departing from La Palma and Gran Canaria.

Ferries arriving from the west generally dock at Los Cristianos port in the south of the island whilst ferries arriving from the east and mainland Spain tend to arrive at Santa Cruz de Tenerife port on the north side of the island.

Are there ferries from the UK to Tenerife?

Currently there are no ferries from the UK to Tenerife. You can take a ferry to Spain and then travel by ferry from Spain to Tenerife.

What is the cheapest ferry to Tenerife?

The cheapest prices are typically during off peak times and low seasons. Ferry Compare prices with our deal finder to find the cheapest deals.

Which ferries go to Tenerife?

Ferries to Tenerife sail from Spain and travel to the other Canary Islands. Gran Canaria to Tenerife and La Gomera to Tenerife are populate routes.

Which ferry companies go to Tenerife?

There are 3 popular ferry operators for Tenerife. These are Fred Olsen Express, Naviera Armas and Trasmediterranea.

What are the ferry ports in Tenerife?

The most popular ferry ports in Tenerife from our selected routes include Santa Cruz de Tenerife Ferry and Los Cristianos.

What Islands have ferries to Tenerife?

You can get a ferry to and from other Canary Islands including Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, El Hierro, La Palma and La Gomera.

How long is the ferry to Tenerife?

Ferries to Tenerife can take between 1 and 10 hours when travelling between Canary Islands depending on the route. Ferries from Spain to the Canary Islands take approximately 40 hours. The quickest ferry crossing to Tenerife is from La Gomera. This route takes approximately 1 hour with 3 daily sailings. Ferries from Tenerife to Gran Canaria and El Hierro are the next fastest routes with crossing times of 2-3 hours.

Tenerife reviews

  • "Perfect, but boring ...."

    We made the crossing Cadiz-Tenerife, the ship was flawless at all, good food, toilets always clean and friendly crew. The only sore point, THERE'S NOTHING TO DO .... the ship had only a small bar (inside) and a shop where they sold marshmallows! By contradiction, the route Civitavecchia-Barcelona was much more interesting with many attractions, the pool was still empty, but at least there was, in the route from Cadiz is not even a shadow ... For the rest 49 hours are too much for who want to relax ;)

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  • "Relaxed"

    I arrive at the lockers where I can store my suitcase so that I don't have to drag it on board. It requires a 1 Euro coin, but I only have 50 cent coins. So I ask a member of staff if he can change. He walks with me all the way and stows my case in a locker and puts a euro in it for me, but my case is just too big so it needs to go in a different locker. But that also wouldn't fit, so he searched for another locker, which finally fit my suitcase. I express my gratitude to the man and want to give him my 50 cent coins... but he would not have any of it. So, with a friendly smile on his face he paid for my luggage locker ... how is that for a nice start of a journey?

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  • "good service "

    good service at the port office, because we have our rental car later still taken

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  • "On time for once!"

    Ah dear Fred, you were on time for once. The only time in three crossings. Otherwise, the trimaran is clean and fast. Before booking with Fred, check the competition, it might be interesting (pricewise) and from what I have heard they are always on time.

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