There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Lanzarote and La Palma operated by 1 ferry company – Trasmediterranea. The Arrecife to Santa Cruz de La Palma ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 25 hours.
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 La Palma crossing between Arrecife and Santa Cruz de La Palma.
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.
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.