La Gomera cannot be reached directly by air from the European mainland. For most holiday-makers the journey therefore begins with a flight to the neighbouring island of Tenerife. Ferries to La Gomera leave from the south of the island.
The journey to La Gomera generally consists of:
- A flight to Tenerife-South, to the airport Reina Sofia (TFS)
- Ferry journey to La Gomera
- Transfer on the island to your destination or accommodation
If on the other hand, you should land at Los Rodeos Airport (TFN) in Tenerife-North, you have the option of catching a connecting flight to La Gomera.
If time is no issue, then you may want to consider driving to the south of Spain and enjoying a multi-day sail to the island.
Getting to Tenerife & La Gomera
Many renound airlines fly daily to Tenerife. The flight takes just over four hours. With a bit of luck, you can find a relatively cheap charter flight to Tenerife-South.
For planning a journey to and excursions from La Gomera to Teneriffe, the ferry companies offer lots of information, up-to-date schedules and prices.
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.
Naviera Armas, a Canarian company, offers a good value service in their very comfortable traditional car ferry, the Volcan de Tenagua.
For holiday-makers with a lot of time on their hands, there is the alternative of travelling by car via the south of Spain.
Getting around on La Gomera
The Canary Island of La Gomera is full of exciting places of excursion that await discovery. If you are grabbed by the want to experience nature, the place and the people then you have many possibilities open to you for exploring this fascinating island.
A rental car is the easiest and best mode of transportation, to explore La Gomera individually. Discover nature and the diversity of the island at your own pace!
La Gomera now has completed bus terminals, the Estaciones de Guaguas. However, these very promising facilities can’t be seen as a measure of comparison to the present bus network.
Travelling by taxi lets you travel exclusively and chose your individual route. Anyone wanting to go to a specific place, or return from one, for example after a day of hiking, taxis offer a good value for money option.