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Transportation La Palma



The Canary Archipelago ("Islas Canarias" in Spanish) is situated 150 km West of the African coast and 1,350 km South of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain) and Europe. The flight travel time is two hours and a half flight of Madrid, about four hours from the central Europe and minimum six hours of North America.

Coming by Airplane


The small airport of La Palma (code "SPC") is situated in Breña Baja village, only 5 km of Santa Cruz de La Palma and 2 km of the Los Cancajos tourist area. It opperates about 50 flights daily and about one million passengers anually.

The airport counts with a tourist information bureau, cashier, telephone service, police station, cafe bars, restaurants, pharmacy and a few store free of taxes, besides a gas station in its immediate vecinity.

WARNING: do not confuse La Palma (code SPC) with Gran Canaria or Palma de Mallorca!

Direct International Flights to La Palma (SPC)


Two national and six international companies operate flights from Europe directly to La Palma.

The fare round trip per person from Western continental Europe Europe starts around 200 Euro.

The following table lists all companies (first column) which link directly La Palma to many European cities (second column) on a weekly base (opperating flights day(s) in the last column):

Condor Frankfurt Sun, Wed
Condor Dusseldorf Sat
Condor Hamburg Sun
Condor Munich Wed
Transavia Amsterdam Fri
TUI London Thu
TUI Manchester Thu
TUI Brussels Sat
TUI Amsterdam Sun
Eurowings Dusseldorf Tue, Sat
Eurowings Hamburg Tue, Sat
Eurowings Stuttgart Tue, Sat
Lufthansa Dusseldorf Sat
Edelweiss Zurich Sun

The companies Jet Time and Novair offer direct charter flights for groups to La Palma.

Alternatively, these and many other European cities (Berlin, Stuttgart, Dresden, Leipzig, Kassel, Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Roterdam, Bruxelles, Paris, Nantes and Lyon) are linked daily to Tenerife and Gran Canaria, which could be linked with a short local flight to La Palma for your dreamed Canarian vacation!

The complete Spanish AENA official list with direct destinations to La Palma is here.

Direct National Flights to La Palma (SPC)


From Madrid, Iberiaopperates direct flights to La Palma every day,
while from Barcelona Vueling goes to La Palma weekly (usually Sat) and more often during busy tourist seasons.

Indirect Flights Europe - La Palma (SPC)

From many UK cities, Thomas Cook offers flights and vacations to some Canary Islands.

In Jun 2018 Loveholidays announced us about their flights to Canary Islands from England (London Gatwick, London Luton, Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Birmingham), including Tenerife and Gran Canarias from where you can get a very short local flight to La Palma.

The TUI Nordic Group in Danemark, Norway Finland and Sweden opperates many flights and vacations to Tenerife, Gran Canaria and La Gomera (close to La Palma).

Other connections with La Palma can be reached via major Canarian islands, namely Tenerife (North or South airports), Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura or Lanzarote. We recommend Vuelos Baratos search engine.

Canary Inter-Island Air Companies


Two local companies Binter Canarias and Canary Fly operate daily flights to/from La Palma (code SPC) via Tenerife North (code TFN, on a hourly basis), Gran Canaria (code LPA, few direct daily flights) or other islands.

Since Oct 2017 Air Europa started to operate between the Canary islands.

A round trip Tenerife - La Palma fare starts from about 40 Euro.

Coming by Boat

The harbour of Santa Cruz of La Palma is connected with all major islands of Canary Archipelago: Tenerife (two harbours: South - Los Cristianos and North - Santa Cruz de Tenerife), La Gomera (San Sebastian), Gran Canaria (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), Fuerteventura (Puerto del Rosario) and Lanzarote (Arrecife). There are two companies opperating daily these links: Naviera Armas and Fred Olsen.

Trasmediterranea operates a weekly link with the Spanish pensinsula, namely the harbour of Cadiz (South of Spain). All companies admit both passengers and cargo (including vehicles). The duration of the journeys is around three hours between Tenerife and La Palma and the two and half days from Cadiz.

The ferry round trip per person starts around:
Tenerife - La Palma - Tenerife: 50 Euro
Cadiz - Tenerife - La Palma - Tenerife - Cadiz: 200 Euro

The following table resumes cruises and locations.


SC de Tenerife - SC de La Palma SC de La Palma - SC de Tenerife
Tue+Thu (18:30-00:30) Wed+Fri (07:00-13:00)
Tenerife Cristianos - SC de La Palma SC de La Palma - Tenerife Cristianos
Mon+Tue+Wed (18:30-22:15) Tue (04:00-08:00) + Fri (04:00-08:00; 22:30-01:30) + Sun (Sun 14:30-23:00; 16:00-20:00)

Fred Olsen
Tenerife Cristianos - SC de La Palma SC de La Palma - Tenerife Cristianos
Mon-..-Fri (19:00-21:15); Sun (14:30-16:45) Mon-..-Sat (06:00-08:25); Sun (17:30-20:10)

Cadiz - SC de Tenerife - SC de La Palma SC de La Palma - SC de Tenerife - Cadiz
Tue 17:00 - Thu 18:00 (Tenerife) - Fri 08:00 (La Palma) Fri 16:00 (La Palma) - Fri 23:30 (Tenerife) - Mon 12:30 (Cadiz)

How to move in La Palma

In La Palma, buses, taxi and car rental are the usual way of transportation.


Taxis can be found in the airport and in a few places across the cities. The website of Taxi La Palma and their services can be found here. Taxi de Santa Cruz phone is (+34)922-420893, taxi de Brena Baja (+34)922-434046.

The fare trip airport - Cancajos: 7 Euro
The fare trip airport - Santa Cruz: 10 Euro

Buses connect the airport with Santa Cruz of La Palma and Cancajos main tourist area, which are very closed to each other (5-10 min by taxi or bus) and the bus frequency is 30 min (weekdays) or 60 min (weekends and legal holidays). Buses frequency across the island is more rarely (timetable here).

The bus fare trip per person is 1.30 Euro (airport - Cancajos - Santa Cruz).

For groups, two bus companies, Transportes Insular de La Palma and Palmaguagua offer several alternatives to know the Island of La Palma: excursions in autobus to any place of the island and guided visits around the island.

Rental cars is the best option for families, being quite cheap and the best to learn the island (traffic is very quiet here).

Fare per coach start from around 25 Euro/day, including insurance.