How to get to El Hierro
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How to travel to El Hierro
You have different possibilities to get to El Hierro: Either travel to El Hierro from Tenerife by plane with Binter Canarias or by ferry with Compañia Naviera Armas. Make your flight arrangements either to Tenerife-South (TFS) or to Tenerife-North (TFN). Landing in Tenerife-North, change to a smaller plane of the Canarian airline Binter Canarias and continue to the airport of El Hierro (VDE). Landing in Tenerife-South (TFS), either take the bus or a taxi to the airport Tenerife-North, which is 70 km away, or take the ferry from Los Cristianos (the same ferry port as for La Gomera and La Palma), just 15 km away from the airport Tenerife-South.
El Hierro is the smallest of the Canary islands. If you do not want to hike only, hire a rental car to discover the island.
Travelling to El Hierro…
…via Tenerife-South (TFS)
During high season many aircraft from all over Europe fly to Tenerife-South/ “Reina Sofia” (TFS), it is the biggest airport of the Canaries. According to this it is likely to get a flight to Tenerife-South at a good price.
70 kilometers north of the airport Tenerife-South/Reina Sofia lies the second airport of Tenerife, Tenerife-Nord/“Los Rodeos“ (TFN). Between the airports travel by coach of TITSA (→ express bus line 343), the ride takes about 60 minutes (ca. 10 Euros). From Tenerife-North (TFN) the Canarian airline Binter Canarias links El Hierro (VDE) with Tenerife up to four times a day.
Alternatively go on by ferry from Tenerife-South: Take a taxi to the port of Los Cristianos (15 km, about 24 Euros). Every day except from Saturday there is one express ferry. Naviera Armas connects El Hierro (Puerto de la Estaca) and Tenerife (Los Cristianos) six times a week. There is no ferry on Sarturday. The passage takes 165 minutes.
…via Tenerife-North (TFN)
Well-priced flights might approach Tenerife-North/”Los Rodeos”. In Tenerife-North change to a plane of Binter Canarias. The airline is travelling between TFN and VDE up to four times a day. The duration of the flight is about 40 minutes and includes spectacular views of Tenerife’s famous volcano “Pico del Teide” (3814 m).