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Travel, Transport, Accommodation


Below are some useful links for planning your stay on La Gomera:

FERRIES:
Ferry 1: Naviera Armas 
Ferry 2: Fred. Olsen
NEWS: New passenger ferry service connecting Valle Gran Rey, Playa de Santiago and San Sebastian de La Gomera now bookable with F. Olsen link above.
NEWS 2: 'Trasmediteranea' high speed car ferry (owned by Naviera Armas and bookable through link above) now connects Valle Gran Rey (La Gomera) with Los Cristianos (Tenerife) directly twice daily on most days. More...

Los Cristianos port office phone: 0034-922790827
San Sebastian de La Gomera port office phone: 0034-922870357

TRANSFER:
Complete transfer package from TFS and TFN airports by MESA
This company will pick you up at the airport and bring to your accommodation on La Gomera. For example a return trip from Tenerife South airport to Valle Gran Rey will cost 90 Euros and includes your ferry tickets. This reliable service can be booked online (click MESA link above).

Public buses:
See Timetables La Gomera

Note: A bus is called  'GUAGUA' (pronounced 'gwa-gwa') in the Canary Islands and not 'autobus' as in Spain. 
For public buses on Tenerife see TITSA)
Bus connections between Los Cristianos and TFS Airport have changed, below a quote from TITSA: ''...
  • new line 451 is now available, which often takes you from the airport every half hour to the south, Cristianos and Costa Adeje stations.
  • In addition, line 450 continues to provide service between San Isidro, passing through the airport and Cristianos, Costa Adeje Station.
  • Both lines 451 and 450 have similar routes between the airport and Costa Adeje Station.
  • Early in the morning and late into the night hours, line 711 connects the airport with the south of the island.
  • Line 111 will only take passengers from Santa Cruz to the departures terminal, and will not pick up passengers at the south destination.''
IMPORTANT NEWS: TITSA have announced yet another change from Nov. 24th, 2018:

Between Costa Adeje, Los Cristianos and Tenerife South Airport, a new route Aeroexpress 40 will be introduced. This will replace route 451 and it will call at the usual stops between Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos. It will then run non-stop to TFS. In the opposite direction, it will stop to set down at the motorway stops but not pick up. It will have the same timetable as the 451 ie from Costa Adeje every 30 minutes from 07:15 to 21:15 and from TFS every 30 minutes from 07:30 to 21:30, every day of the week.
Route 711 remains unchanged, as does 111.

Car hire companies - some links:

Cicar
Rent A Car PAE
Garajonay
Oasis
Gomeracar
Autos Mulagua
Pinero/Europcar
La Rueda
Aviacar
Gomerarentacar
Plus Car

Note: Several more care hire companies operate on La Gomera, including some multinationals.

Camper van hire:  Green Campers

Accommodation:
There is a huge selection of self-catering apartments of all categories from very basic and cheap to more upmarket very nice and artistically done. A lot of apartments are let through agencies, but a good few can only be booked directly.
Most hotels, apartments and holiday homes, can be booked through the usual booking sites on the web, and Airbnb also shows a good selection of accommodation here. 
Below are some links to other agencies and websites. The first two are agencies and do have offices here with staff speaking reasonable English and usually do have additional private properties on their books that are not shown on the web pages, so it might be worth talking to them by 'phone:
1) gomera-info
2) gomera-service
3) gomeralive 
4) La Gomera Tourism (official list of wide selection of accommodation)
5) gomera-individual
6) gomeraferienhaus


Airport:

La Gomera's small airport (GMZ) offers regular flights to Tenerife north airport (TFN).
See: Binter Canarias

Charter of private helicopter, jet, plane
charter-a
private-fly

Taxis on La Gomera, pooled: 
(Phone is at the taxi rank and may not be answered directly at times - keep ringing):
Valle Gran Rey - Phone: 922805058
San Sebastian  - Phone: 922890524
Hermigua        - Phone:  922880047
Playa Santiago- Phone:  922895022
+For all other taxi services please enquire locally.
Taxis will also taylor individual tours of the island to suit your needs at special rates. Larger taxis for up to 8 passengers and for transporting bikes, bulky luggagge, etc. also available.
Note: It is almost impossible to get a taxi after 10:30pm on La Gomera. However, taxis are always awaiting ferries on pier, even if delayed. For early morning departures taxis should be pre-booked.
NEWS: A night taxi service (click for more) now available in V.G.R.

Coach or mini-bus tours and hire:
Autobuses Mesa (they also have limos)
Gomeratours
Rodriguez Martin


Marina:
see: Marina La Gomera

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT ANY RECOMMENDATION, AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT SHORT NOTICE. ALWAYS CHECK WITH THE OPERATORS PRIOR TO TRAVEL AND DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH.


La Gomera's capital San Sebastian de La Gomera (pop. about 9.000)

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