How to get to La Graciosa Island, Canary Island
There are two ways you can visit La Graciosa Island from Lanzarote. You can take the ferry to La Graciosa from Órzola (Lanzarote) or book an organized day trip to La Graciosa.
Ferry to La Graciosa from Lanzarote
If you want to visit the island of La Graciosa on your own, you must take the ferry.
The ferry from Lanzarote to La Graciosa departs from Port of Órzola and arrives at Caleta de Sebo, in La Graciosa. The Port of Órzola is located in the town of the same name, in the extreme north of Lanzarote.
There are two boat companies that offer the ferry route from Lanzarote to La Graciosa Island: Lineas Romero and Biosfera Express.
When you buy a ferry ticket to La Graciosa from either company, they usually sell you the outward journey and the return journey. The return schedule is flexible, which means that you can return from La Graciosa any time you want. Even on another day.
Boat price Lanzarote – La Graciosa Island: One-way ticket costs €14. The roundtrip ticket costs €26.
It is recommended to be there at least 10 minutes before departure. The journey lasts about 25 minutes. The boats are very nice. They are very spacious and have tables and chairs. You can sit inside or outside. The views of the Famara cliffs are incredible. You can check it in the photo below:
There are different ways to visit La Graciosa. You can do it on foot, renting a bike or renting a 4×4 vehicle with a driver. If you are not going to spend the night on the island, I recommend visiting it with a 4×4 to give you time to see more places. If you are going to spend at least 2 days on the island, you can easily explore it by bike. The distances between places are not very long.
Here are some of the best places to visit in La Graciosa Island: Francesa Beach, Kitchen Beach, Yellow Mountain, Caleta del Sebo, Las Conchas Beach, Bermeja Mountain.
If you decide to spend at least one night on the island, I recommend looking for hotels in La Graciosa well in advance. We stayed at the Enriqueta pension.
Where to buy ferry tickets from Lanzarote to La Graciosa Island
You can buy ferry tickets in Órzola port.
If you prefer to buy tickets in advance because you are going in high season or for any other reason, it is also possible. I recommend buying the ferry ticket to La Graciosa in Civitatis. I have used this company several times and it works great. In addition, it also costs €26, the same price as if you buy it at the port in person.
When you purchase the ferry ticket through this website, you must mark the day and time of the outward journey. You have the following times to choose from: 8:30 a.m, 10:00 a.m, 11:00 a.m, 12:00 p.m, 1:30 p.m and 4:00 p.m.
You can return any time you want, on the same day, the next day or another day. The return schedule is the following: 8:00 a.m, 8:40 a.m, 11:00 a.m, 12:30 p.m, 15:00 p.m and 17:00 p.m.
Once you buy your ticket to La Graciosa, you will receive the confirmation by email automatically. You will not need to print anything. It can be purchased up to 4 hours before the ship’s departure. It also allows you to cancel it up to 6 hours before the scheduled departure, just in case you change your plans!
FERRY SCHEDULE LANZAROTE – LA GRACIOSA ISLAND
Below you can see the ferry schedules with the two different companies that offer this route:
ROMERO LINES SCHEDULE LANZAROTE – LA GRACIOSA ISLAND:
8:30 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM (only from April 1st to October 31st) and 8:00 PM hours (only from July 1st to October 31st).
ROMERO LINES SCHEDULE LA GRACIOSA ISLAND – LANZAROTE:
8:00 AM, 8:40 AM, 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM (only from April 1st to October 31st), 7:00 PM hours (only from July 1st to October 31st).
SCHEDULE BIOSPHERE EXPRESS LANZAROTE – LA GRACIOSA ISLAND:
8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
SCHEDULE BIOSPHERE EXPRESS LA GRACIOSA ISLAND – LANZAROTE:
7:00 am, 8:30 am, 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, 6:30 pm.
HOW TO GET TO THE PORT OF ÓRZOLA FROM THE AIRPORT?
To get to Órzola from Lanzarote airport, you first have to take a bus, line 22 or line 23, to go to Arrecife. It takes 10 minutes and costs €1.40.
The bus schedule from the airport to Arrecife is the following:
From Monday to Friday (line 22): 7:00, 7:40, 8:05, 8:30, 8:55, 9:20, 9:45, 10:10, 10:35, 11:00, 11:25, 11:50, 12:15, 12:40, 13:05, 13:30, 13:55, 14:20, 14:45, 15:10, 15:35, 16:00, 16: 25, 4:50 p.m, 5:15 p.m, 5:40 p.m, 6:05 p.m, 6:30 p.m, 6:55 p.m, 7:20 p.m, 7:45 p.m, 8:10 p.m, 8:35 p.m, 9:00 p.m, 9:25 p.m, 9:50 p.m., 10:15 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays (line 23): 7:10, 8:00, 8:50, 9:40, 10:30, 11:20, 12:10, 13:00, 13:50, 14:40 , 4:10 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:50 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:20 p.m., 9:10 p.m., 10:10 p.m.
I recommend taking a look at the schedule for lines 22 and 23 in case there has been any change.
Once you are at the Arrecife bus station, you have to take another bus (line 9) to Órzola.
Another option is to take a taxi from the airport to Órzola. It costs approximately €50 and takes just under 40 minutes.
HOW TO GET TO THE PORT OF ÓRZOLA FROM ARRECIFE?
To go from Arrecife to Orzola by bus you have to take line 9. It takes just under 60 minutes and costs €3.60.
The bus schedule from Arrecife to Órzola is the following:
– From Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m.
– Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 7:30 am, 3:30 pm, 5:00 pm.
I recommend you check the schedule for line 9 in case there has been any change.
It is also possible to go to Órzola by taxi from Arrecife. It costs approximately €45 and takes around 35 minutes.
Day trip to La Graciosa Island (Canary Islands)
Another way to visit La Graciosa (Canary Islands) is by hiring an organized tour. It is a good option if you do not feel like organizing the day on the island on your own.
If you are interested in booking a tour, I recommend taking a look at this organized trip to La Graciosa Island. It is also with Civitatis, a company that I have used and recommend. Then I will tell you what this trip to La Graciosa is about.
They will pick you up at your hotel in Lanzarote to take you to the port of Órzola. Then you will take the ferry to La Graciosa. Once there, you will take a walk through Caleta de Sebo, capital of La Graciosa. By the way, did you know that La Graciosa only has around 700 inhabitants? Then you will board a catamaran sailboat to tour the south coast of the island. All this after enjoying a welcome mojito and welcome Spanish omelette.
You will have the opportunity to get off the boat at Playa Francesa, where you will have free time to sunbathe, snorkel, ride a kayak or simply cool off. Then comes the food: paella and fresh fruit! You will also have at your disposal all the beers, sangrias, water and soft drinks that you want. In the afternoon, you will return to Caleta de Sebo on the catamaran to catch the ferry back to Órzola (Lanzarote). You will then return to your hotel.
The organized trip costs €59 and lasts 6 hours. Children from 3 to 11 years old only pay €35. For children under 3 years old it is free.
This trip to La Graciosa Island is very good considering that it includes the following:
– Pick up and drop off at your hotel (if it is located in Playa Blanca, Puerto Calero, Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise or Órzola).
– Guide in English.
– Round trip ferry Lanzarote – La Graciosa.
– Catamaran sailboat ride.
– Mojito and welcome snack.
– Open bar on the sailboat.
– Snorkeling and kayak equipment.
If you are interested in doing this organized trip to La Graciosa, you can book it here.
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I hope that this post on how to go from Lanzarote to La Graciosa Island has been very useful to you in planning your visit to this charming Canary Island. If you have more questions or want to tell me how your trip to the Canary Islands was, you can leave a comment or email me. Until next time, travelers!