Travel to La Palma
(Santa Cruz de) La Palma has airport code SPC, and should not
be confused with either Las Palmas (de Gran Canaria - on another
Canary Island), Palma (de Mallorca - on the Baleares in the Mediterranean)
or Santa Cruz (possibly more than one in the Americas).
Flights from continental Europe
Scheduled flights. Apart from a number
of interisland flights (see below) there is one daily direct return
flight La Palma - Madrid, operated by Iberia (part of the OneWorld
alliance with American Airlines). You can usually connect to this
flight from Europe and other continents. Some direct flights from
Germany to La Palma are also operated as scheduled services.
in mind that IBERIA has cancelled its flights from Madrid to La
Palma and from La Palma to Madrid on Saturdays and Sundays. The
rest of the week (from Monday to Friday), this connection still
is operating normally. During the weekend you can fly from and to
Madrid via Tenerife (Tenerife - La Palma and viceversa). If you
should have any doubt or quiry, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Charter flights. There are a large
number of charter flights direct to La Palma from several cities
in Germany, and from Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the UK.
Some of these flights can be booked as scheduled flights, in connection
with intercontinental flights. Check out Lufthansa for the flights
to La Palma from Germany with their daughter Condor, or KLM from
the Netherlands on Transavia. The one weekly flight from the UK
is operated as a charter only by JMC and can be booked through
travel agents (including some on the web) in the UK.
Inter-island flights and ferries
There are frequent inter-island flights from Tenerife
(north airport, TFN) to Santa Cruz de La Palma, and twice a day
from Gran Canaria (LPA). Air Binter (a member of the Iberia group)
operates these flights. Flights to La Palma should be booked in
advance with the main ticket as seats are not always available
in these small planes unless booked early. Flights take about
20 minutes from Tenerife and 50 minutes from Gran Canaria.
There are many scheduled and charter flights to
Tenerife and Gran Canaria. Most charter flights to Tenerife operate
from the south airport (TFS) and a transfer to the north airport
will take at least one hour driving time, so at least about 3
hours must be accounted for. You can travel between airports by
taxi (cost maybe around 60 Euros), by bus (direct or via Santa
Cruz de Tenerife) or by rental car (ask for one-way to the north
airport, there are often cars available at a cheap rate).
A ferry service is also operated daily between Santa
Cruz de La Palma and Tenerife by Fred Olsen. This leaves Los Cristianos
in the touristic South of Tenerife in the evening, and returns from
La Palma during the night. Trasmediterranea operates one or two
ferries a week between La Palma and Tenerife.
If you wish to hire a car, at a very good rate, we
recommend you to use the services of CICAR. You may find the CICAR
desk at the airport hall.
Contact person: Juan Viña
Phone : +34 922 - 428048
Fax: +34 922 - 428288
Rate : 27 euros/day, full insurance included.
When reserving the car, you should mention you are
a participant in the "Satellites and Tidal Streams" Conference
in order to obtain the above rate.