The main/official Canary Islands are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa, plus there are more islands like Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este. Enough to explore!
There are two ways to travel between the islands; ferry or flight.
Flights between the Canary Islands
The two main airlines on the Canary Islands are Binter Canarias and CanaryFly.
Binter Canarias has been operating since 2002 and flies to/from El Hierro, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Gomera, Lanzarote, La Palma, Tenerife Norte and Tenerife Sur. They also have some destinations on the peninsula, plus flights to some airports in France, Italy, Portugal and four destination in the continent of Africa.
CanaryFly started operating in 2008 and offers only inter-island flights.
Both airlines have a good reputation and normally it’s just a matter of comparing prices to choose one airline over the other for inter-island travel. They often have discounts and residents even get a 75% discount on flights between the island and flights to the peninsula.
Did you know that you can fly (direct!) to 126 destinations from Gran Canaria? Check the national and international destinations here.
Ferries between the Canary Islands
Another option for inter island travel between the Canary Islands, is to take the ferry. There are four companies that you can book; all other ones are intermediairs.
Residents of the Canary Islands get a 75% discount on the ferry.
Fred Olsen is probably the most known and has the most connections between the islands and between the peninsula. The ferry is usually more expensive than a flight, but is more convenient if you want to bring a car, bicycle or pet. Check their full schedule here.
Naviera Armas is another big ferry company, with ferries between the Canary Islands and the peninsula. Check their full schedule here.
Lineas Romero is a smaller ferry company and only offers ferries between Lanzarote – La Graciosa and between Lanzarote – Fuerteventura. For bookings and more info check their website.
Biosfera Express is the smallest company and only offers ferries between Lanzarote and La Graciosa for fixed prices. You can book your ferry ticket here.