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Vigo Cies Islands Ferry

The ferry from Vigo to Cies Islands typically sails 13 times daily and up to 90 times weekly. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Vigo to Cies Islands, Mar de Ons & Naviera Nabia. Vigo Cies Islands Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Vigo Cies Islands Ferry Times

The earliest Vigo Cies Islands ferry typically departs Vigo at about 09:00. The average sailing time of a ferry from Vigo to Cies Islands is approximately 45m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 45m.

Vigo to Cies Islands Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Vigo to Cies Islands typically range between $90* and $202*. On average the Vigo Cies Islands ferry is $124*. The cheapest Vigo Cies Islands ferry prices start from $46*. The average price for a foot passenger is $124*. The average price for a Ventspils Nynashamn car ferry is $658*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Cies Islands from Vigo?

The distance between Vigo and Cies Islands is approximately 12.0 miles (19.3km), or 10.4 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Vigo to Cies Islands?

No, currently there is no car ferry from Vigo to Cies Islands.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Vigo Cies Islands ferry?

Yes, Vigo Cies Islands ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Vigo to Cies Islands with Mar de Ons, Naviera Nabia.

Vigo Cies Islands Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Mar de Ons - 30 weekly sailings, 4 daily sailings
  • Naviera Nabia - 20 weekly sailings, 3 daily sailings

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Vigo - Cies Islands Route summary
Departure Country Spain
Destination Country Spain
No. of Operators 2
Operators Mar de Ons & Naviera Nabia
Average Price A$135*
Average Daily Sailings 13
Average Weekly Sailings 65
Average Sailing Duration 45m
First Ferry 09:00
Last Ferry 19:00
Distance 10 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Vigo to Cies Islands?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Vigo to Cies Islands is approximately 45m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Vigo to Cies Islands?

    Vigo to Cies Islands is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
    • Naviera Nabia
    • Mar de Ons
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Vigo to Cies Islands?

    Ferries from Vigo to Cies Islands are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Vigo to Cies Islands?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Vigo to Cies Islands with
    • Naviera Nabia
    • Mar de Ons
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Vigo to Cies Islands?

    No, cars are not allowed on this ferry route.
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Vigo to Cies Islands?

    No, pets currently are not allowed onboard this ferry service.

Vigo Guide

Iberian Spain’s most westernmost city, Vigo is situated on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean and is surrounded by a spectacular mountain landscape. This historic and cultured city is steeped in tradition and is also home to Europe’s largest fishing fleet. The city centre is perfect for walks down narrow winding streets, whilst at night it comes alive with lively tapas bars, sumptuous seafood restaurants and buzzing bars and clubs.

Vigo is the gateway to Illas Cíes or the Cies Islands with ships leaving the port at least four times daily, with the crossing taking around 45 minutes. The port area has been redeveloped in recent years with a shopping mall in close proximity to the dock. However, Muelle de Transatlanticos, where the ships set from, is located just in front of the fortress city. You’ll find it a short walk down the palm tree-lined Avenida del Catillo waterfront promenade to the city centre. The terminal itself has a small amount of shops and a café with Wi-Fi connection on the first floor.


Cies Islands Guide

The Cies Islands comprise a trio of Spanish gems boasting some of the finest beaches in Galicia, lying a short ferry ride from the port town of Vigo. Sailings to the archipelago usually take around 40-45 minutes, running up to four times daily, making them a popular daytrip destination.

Pristine and vehicle-free, the Cies Islands represent one of the best choices for nature-lovers looking for a slice of untouched Spain. Whiling the days away on immaculate sandy beaches is the biggest draw, with the crescent-shaped Praia das Rodas stretching for one glorious kilometre.

Tired of sunbathing? Challenge yourself and the family along one of the many hiking trails, the most popular being the Ruta Monte Faro. This route displays the very best scenery the Cies Islands have to offer, also taking you atop the most breath-taking viewing points.


Vigo to Cies Islands Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 26/2/2024 and 3/3/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Mar de Ons 11:00 11:45 45 minutes Sun
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