Taking a ferry from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote is a good idea since these two islands are close neighbors, and traveling between them is quite easy.
After seeing all the important sites in Fuerteventura, you can hop on a boat and visit another one of the best Canary Islands. There are several beautiful places in Lanzarote that are worth visiting, such as Timanfaya National Park, one of the best national parks in Spain. So, if you have time, consider a day trip from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote to round out your vacation.
I like the ferry because it’s quick and convenient. Plus, if you’re renting a car in Lanzarote, you can bring it on the boat, and then explore the island on your own. Of course, I recommend checking the DirectFerries website for up-to-date prices and times for the Fuerteventura to Lanzarote ferry.
If you prefer to take a guided day trip from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote, I suggest booking this excursion, which includes your ferry ticket and a tour of several tourist attractions. I’ll explain more about these options below, so keep reading to find the perfect solution for your itinerary.
Ferry to Lanzarote from Fuerteventura
Taking a ferry is one of the best ways to travel between different Canary Islands. The Fuerteventura – Lanzarote ferry departs from Corralejo and goes to Playa Blanca, and the boats are currently operated by three companies: Fred Olsen Express, Naviera Armas, and Lineas Maritimas Romero.
Each company has its own fares and timetables, so it’s a good idea to compare them on the DirectFerries website. This way, you’ll find the best deals and have the added convenience of being able to change or cancel your trip with just a few clicks. The site works like a search engine, finding the cheapest ferries from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote for your travel dates.
The boat from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote takes 25-35 minutes, but the departure times and frequency of ferries may vary throughout the year. That’s why I recommend checking DirectFerries for the most up-to-date information.
Regarding the price of the Fuerteventura ferry to Lanzarote, one-way tickets start at €20. If you’re renting a car in Lanzarote, you can bring it on the ferry for an added fee (usually €10).
Once you disembark on Lanzarote, you can get around in your rental vehicle or, if you’re not driving, you can take the local bus. Just keep in mind that the buses are designed for locals, not tourists, so it takes longer to get around. You can check the timetables here to help you plan accordingly. Another option is to book a private transfer or get around by taxi, but this is pretty expensive.
You could also take this day trip, which includes your ferry tickets and a guided tour to some of the best attractions in Lanzarote. This is a great option if you’re short on time and only have one day to explore Lanzarote.
Fuerteventura to Lanzarote ferry times
The departure times for the Fuerteventura – Lanzarote ferry vary throughout the year, so you should always check ahead for the exact timetables. That said, the first boat usually leaves Corralejo at 7:45 a.m., while the last one leaves at 8:00 p.m.
If you’re taking the Lanzarote ferry back to Fuerteventura, the first boat usually leaves Playa Blanca at 6:50 a.m., while the last one leaves at 7:00 p.m. Ferries travel every day of the week, although the frequency may change depending on the season. You’ll find up-to-date information on the DirectFerries website.
The total travel time from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote is just 25-35 minutes.
Fuerteventura to Lanzarote ferry prices
As for the Fuerteventura – Lanzarote ferry prices, they also fluctuate throughout the year. It depends on things like the season and ticket demand. That said, one-way tickets from Corralejo typically start at €20 per traveler (€40 round-trip).
If you want to bring a car on the ferry from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote, you must specify this when booking your ticket. Depending on the ferry operator, you’ll have to pay an extra fee of €10-€40 for your vehicle, taking into account its size, the time of year you travel, and the available seats on the boat.
You can find Fuerteventura to Lanzarote ferry prices for your exact trip dates by checking the DirectFerries website.
Best day trip from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote
I mentioned earlier that instead of taking the ferry to Lanzarote from Fuerteventura, you could take this excursion instead. This full-day tour to Lanzarote from Fuerteventura includes hotel pick-up from your accommodation in Corralejo or Caleta de Fuste. You’ll then be taken to the port in Playa Blanca, Lanzarote for an early-morning ferry to the island.
Once you disembark on Lanzarote, your tour guide will accompany you to some of the most popular attractions in the area. First, you’ll go to Timanfaya National Park, home to inactive volcanoes and impressive otherworldly landscapes. Enjoy a bus ride along the Volcanoes Route to see the famous Fire Mountains.
Next, you’ll head to Lanzarote’s wine region of La Geria, which is home to several great vineyards. Explore the local wineries and learn about the unique cultivation methods the farmers have had to develop in order to grow grapes in the volcanic soil here. You’ll also enjoy a wine tasting, and let me tell you, Canarian wines are superb.
Next, you’ll go to the Aloe Interpretation Center in Yaiza, where you’ll learn about the medicinal properties of one of the most important plants in the region. After your visit to the museum, you’ll go to Charco de los Clicos, one of my favorite places on the island, near the town of El Golfo. This green lagoon is surrounded by gorgeous cliffs, creating a unique environment you have to see for yourself.
Finally, it’s time to return to the port of Playa Blanca, where you’ll board the ferry back to Corralejo. This day trip ends with a transfer back to your Fuerteventura hotel. Without a doubt, this is one of the best excursions in Fuerteventura that makes the most of your time and lets you see some of the top attractions in Lanzarote in one day.
- Price from: $65
- Duration: 7 hours
- Departs from: Corralejo
- Highlights: Ferry to Lanzarote, Timanfaya National Park, La Geria vineyard, Aloe Interpretation Center, Charco de los Clicos
Flying, another way to get from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote
If you’re looking for an alternative to taking the ferry from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote, you can travel by plane.
The flight time from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote is about 2.5 hours since most flights include a layover in Gran Canaria. Round-trip tickets start at around $125, but you can read our guide on how to find cheap flights to Lanzarote for money-saving tips.
Personally, I think taking the ferry from Corralejo to Playa Blanca is a better option. Not only is it comfortable and practical, but it’s faster and tends to be cheaper. Besides, I’d rather use my money to do a fun activity like dolphin-watching in Lanzarote!
Things to do on a day trip from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote
Below, you can see all the attractions you’ll see on the guided excursion to Lanzarote from Fuerteventura that I mentioned. Of course, you can always check out these places for yourself if you ride the ferry to Lanzarote.
Timanfaya National Park
First, you’ll make a stop at Timanfaya National Park, a protected area featuring solidified lava fields and over two dozen volcanoes. This is where you’ll find the Fire Mountains, some of the most famous volcanoes in Lanzarote whose eruptions radically transformed the island millions of years ago.
Timanfaya National Park is full of otherworldly landscapes showcasing different shades of black, ochre, and red. One of the most popular things to do here is to take the Volcanoes Route, an 8.6-mile bus tour through the park. This is the only way to visit this section of the park, so keep that in mind if you’re riding the ferry to Lanzarote and exploring on your own.
Among the other interesting things to see in Timanfaya, the geothermal demonstrations are quite impressive. You’ll be able to see how the high temperatures underneath the ground’s surface can be used to prepare different meats and cook meals at El Diablo Restaurant.
Another unique stop on this excursion to Lanzarote from Fuerteventura is the La Geria wine region. The wines that are produced here are some of the most delicious in the Canary Islands, despite the cultivation process being quite tricky.
Due to the volcanic ash in the soil, which is very arid, farmers have had to come up with alternative methods of growing their crops. They managed to protect their grapevines by digging wells and surrounding the area with rocks. You can see this process for yourself if you book the day trip from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote, and you’ll end your visit with a wine tasting.
Aloe Interpretation Center in Yaiza
Over in Yaiza, the Aloe Interpretation Center is another place you’ll visit during the tour from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote. This is one of the most interesting attractions in Yaiza where you can learn about the ancient aloe vera plant and its medicinal properties.
Inside the museum, you’ll find various exhibits detailing the history, cultivation method, and care of aloe vera. This institute has even been declared a Center of Tourist and Cultural Interest, so it’s definitely worth checking out.
Charco de los Clicos
To end your excursion from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote, you’ll visit the beautiful Charco de los Clicos. This natural pool is a unique place, thanks to its intense green color that comes from its high sulfur content. The lagoon was formed inside a volcanic crater, and the color comes from the specific species of algae that live in the water.
You can’t swim here, but it’s still an amazing sight to behold. The contrast of colors and shapes is mesmerizing, and the surrounding landscape is magnificent. Plus, Charco de los Clicos is located very close to El Golfo, a traditional fishing village with incredible beaches and restaurants.
FAQs – Ferry to Lanzarote from Fuerteventura
To finish up, here are the answers to some common questions about the ferry from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote:
You need your passport or a photo ID to ride the ferry from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote.
The ferry to Lanzarote departs from Corralejo, Fuerteventura.
The total ride time for the Fuerteventura – Lanzarote ferry is just 25-35 minutes.
The ticket price depends on when you travel but can be as low as €20 one-way (€40 round-trip).
Yes, you can take the Fuerteventura to Lanzarote ferry or book this day trip any time of year. If the trip has to be canceled due to bad weather, you can reschedule or request a full refund.
While you can ride the ferry year-round, the best time to go is in the spring or autumn, when there are fewer crowds, and the temperatures are mild.
Yes, the boat excursion to Lanzarote from Fuerteventura is available with English guides.
Yes, you can bring a car on the ferry to Lanzarote, but you should specify this when buying your ticket.
That’s it from me! Now you have all the information you need to ride the ferry from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote. If you have any questions about the ferries or taking a boat trip to Lanzarote from Fuerteventura, feel free to leave me a comment below.
I’d also love to hear about your experience visiting Lanzarote from Fuerteventura. Let me know your preferences and tips!
Stay safe and have a great trip!