The shipping company Fred Olsen combines with its large car ferries Benchijigua Express and Bonanza Express Tenerife and San Sebastian de la Gomera for years. Until January 2012 the small fast ferry Benchi Express also went to Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera.
The Fred Olsen ferries Benchijigua Express and Bonanza Express offer a pleasant crossing in about 45 minutes.
Comfortable crossing from Tenerife to La Gomera
With the big Fred Olsen ferries La Gomera can be reached safely from Tenerife.
The smaller ferry Benchi Express was a bit more maneuverable and also able to go into the ports of Playa Santiago and Valle Gran Rey on La Gomera.
Fast car ferries: Bonanza & Benchijigua Express
The ferry Benchijigua Express is according to Lineas Fred Olsen is the largest fast ferry in the world. It goes like the ferry Bonanza Express from Los Cristianos on Tenerife to San Sebastian de la Gomera.
The comfortable trimaran ferry Benchijigua Express was built in 2005. It is a about 125 meters long and can carry 1291 passengers as well as 341 cars.
The ferry Bonanza Express is in operation since 1999, about 95 feet long and designed for 717 passengers and 227 cars.
|Shipping company: Lineas Fred Olsen|
|Ferry: Benchijigua Express|
|Schedule from Los Cristianos (Tenerife) to San Sebastian (La Gomera)|
|Departure time • Weekday|
|09:00 • MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT|
|11:30 • SUN|
|16:00 • MON TUE WED THU FRI|
|19:00 • MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN|
|Schedule from San Sebastian (La Gomera) to Los Cristianos (Tenerife)|
|Departure time • Weekday|
|07:30 • MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT|
|10:00 • SUN|
|14:00 • MON TUE WED THU FRI|
|17:30 • MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN|
|Crossing time: 45 minutes|
|Hinweise – Fred Olsen Ferries|
|SUN = Sundays and bank holidays|
|!! Important notice: The small passenger ferry Benchi Express ceased operations on 01.02.2012. !!|
|For up-to-date information, please contact Fred Olsen directly!|
|From the harbour at San Sebastian de la Gomera you can reach your accommodation by bus, taxi or rental car.|
|Tickets can be purchased at the counter in the harbour terminal, or at La Paloma travel agency in Valle Gran Rey (La Gomera), as well as online on the Fred Olsen website. Tickets for trips from Gomera to Tenerife cost around 37 Euro for the base tariff. Holiday-makers who plan ahead can save money. A discount is granted for outward and return journeys that are booked at the same time, and for tickets purchased online. The company frequently offers special fares and early-bird savings online.|
|Supermini: For bookings made up to one month in advance (no refund, no changes except for switching to the base tariff)|
|Mini: For bookings made up to 15 days in advance (no refund, no changes except for switching to the base tariff)|
|Reducida: Combined outward and return journey (no refund, no changes except for switching to the base tariff)|
|Base: Normal ticket price (returns and changes permissible)|
|An Olsen bus leaves the bus station in Santa Cruz approximately 1.45 hours before the ship’s departure. After the arrival of the Ferry from La Gomera, the Olsen bus travels back from Los Cristianos to Santa Cruz (bus station and harbour). Make sure to reserve a ticket at the same time you book your ferry ticket!|
|Status : from 09.10.2013 – All information without guarantee and subject to change.|