Flights & getting there
La Palma’s airport is located 7km from Santa Cruz. Services here include car-rental agencies, a currency-exchange bureau, restaurant and a small tourist office.
Binter Canarias and Air Europa Express (www.aireuropa.com) keep La Palma well connected to the rest of the archipelago, with several flights daily to Tenerife and Gran Canaria, and occasional direct flights to some of the other islands.
There are flights to La Palma from such European destinations as Gatwick (London), Manchester, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, Brussels and Barcelona.
Fred Olsen The ferry departs Los Cristianos (€42, two hours), Tenerife, at 7pm, and the return trip leaves Santa Cruz at 5.45am. From Tenerife, you can then continue to La Gomera or El Hierro.
Naviera Armas Connects La Palma with San Sebastián de la Gomera (€24, 2¼ hours, one daily Tuesday to Sunday), La Gomera; Los Cristianos (€41, 3½ hours, one daily Tuesday to Sunday), Tenerife; and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (€72, 14½ hours, one daily Tuesday to Sunday), Gran Canaria, with stops at La Gomera and Tenerife.
Trasmediterránea Sails the ocean blue for Santa Cruz de la Tenerife (€22, 5½ hours, 4pm Friday), Tenerife. The same boat continues on to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria, and Cádiz, Andalucía, in one and three days respectively.