Santa Cruz de la Palma in detail

Flights & getting there

Air

The La Palma airport is located 7km south of Santa Cruz.

Within the Canary Islands, Air Europa Express (www.aireuropa.com) and Binter Canarias link the island with Tenerife and Gran Canaria. For Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, you usually need to go via Tenerife or Gran Canaria, though sometimes there are direct flights.

A growing number of International flights include Gatwick (London), Manchester, Frankfurt, Paris, Madrid, Amsterdam, Brussels and Barcelona.

Car hire can be organised through Cicar or Avis at the airport, or Oasis in Los Cancajos.

Boat

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.

Fred Olsen Ferries run to Los Cristianos (€42, two hours), Tenerife. From Tenerife, you can then continue to El Hierro.

Trasmediterránea Sails 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.

Bus

TILP buses arriving from north, south and west of the city stop at bus stops on Avenida Los Indianos, one on the northern side, the other on the southern side of the road; there is also a bus stop on Avenida Marítima, and another further north along the same road. Destinations include Fuencaliente (€2.60, one hour, up to nine daily), El Paso (€2.40, 35 minutes, regular), Los Llanos de Aridane (€1.50, 55 minutes, regular), Los Cancajos (€1.50, 10 minutes, every 30 minutes) and Barlovento (€2.60, 55 minutes, regular).