One of the most highly-rated requisites by remote workers is air connectivity in the places they choose to work from. In spite of the islands’ geographical location, the archipelago of the Canary Islands can boast of excellent connections by land, sea and air.
There are direct flights to and from the Canary Islands which connect the archipelago to over 140 European destinations, linking not only to the main outbound countries, but also to most airports located in northern and western Europe. With a total of eight airports as well as seaports in each of the islands, the archipelago is one of the best-connected places of the entire European continent.
The Canary Islands have one of the best air connectivity situations of all of Europe, with direct connections to over 140 European destinations and 13.1 million international travellers in 2019. The archipelago also has eight airports which connect all the islands (with the exception of La Graciosa, which can only be reached by ferry), with a flight time of under an hour and frequent daily departures.
The islands have direct international flights or connections via the top airlines, with daily or weekly flight frequency. In terms of domestic flights, there are daily connecting flights from the main Spanish cities on the Iberian Peninsula, some with several departures a day.
If you are interested in finding other companies and airlines that operate with the islands, we recommend you visit the official AENA website.
The main inter-island airlines
The ample connectivity, variety of schedules and flights available make travelling between the islands by plane one of the most convenient and fastest ways of getting around. These are the main island airlines that operate between the islands on a daily basis.
The archipelago of the Canary Islands offers remote workers multiple options for travelling around the islands by boat and even travelling to them from the Iberian Peninsula. All of the islands have their own port where different companies operate, covering a wide variety of routes, especially between the islands, connecting the archipelago regularly with daily crossings.
The main national ferry companies
To travel to the Canary Islands by ferry, the best option (aside from cruises) is via the Iberian Peninsula. For remote workers who intend to travel for long periods of time and prefer the convenience of doing so by boat, there are two companies that transport passengers every week from the south of Andalusia (Cádiz and Huelva) to the Canary Islands.
- Trasmediterránea: departures from the port of Cádiz with stops in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Arrecife (Lanzarote), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de La Palma.
- Naviera Armas: departures from the port of Huelva with stops in Arrecife (Lanzarote), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The main island ferry companies
It is very easy for remote workers to travel between the islands by boat, as there are several ferry companies based in the islands which offer daily connections between the eight islands, offering an economical, effective way of moving between them. The main ferry companies that transport people between the islands are:
Líneas Romero and Biosfera express have daily connections with the island of La Graciosa.
While each of the eight islands that make up the archipelago of the Canary Islands has its own distinct terrain, moving around within the islands is very affordable and every island has a variety of transport alternatives, both public and private.
The taxi, guagua (bus) or tram are the most viable public transport options for exploring the interior of the islands. The mild temperatures that prevail throughout the year also allow one to use other types of transport such as bicycles, scooters or even to travel on foot, distance permitting.
Another way of travelling around the interior of the islands is to hire vehicles or transfer companies, which allow one to book excursions or transfers privately. Numerous car hire companies can be found on all the islands in the main ports, airports or bus stations.
Without a doubt, the Canary Islands offer remote workers ample connectivity and accessibility by land, sea or air. Their exceptional geographical location and the optimal weather conditions that prevail in the archipelago, with clear skies nearly all year long, are also a contributing factor to the consideration of transport here as one of the safest, most regular services of its kind in the world.