El Hierro in detail

Flights & getting there


Aeropuerto de El Hierro

El Hierro's tiny airport, 10km east of Valverde on the northeast coast, has just a few flights with Binter Canarias and CanaryFly to/from Tenerife Norte and Gran Canaria, where you can take onward transport to the rest of the archipelago.

Transport Options

Buses travel between the airport and Valverde (€1.20, 15 minutes, five to six daily), usually coinciding with flights. Taxis charge €15 to/from Valverde. Many people book a hire car to pick up on arrival at the airport.


Naviera Armas has one daily return sailing Sunday to Friday between El Hierro's Puerto de la Estaca, and Tenerife's Los Cristianos (€49.50, 2¾ hours). Departure times vary by day; check online.