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Getting to and from Valverde Airport (VDE)

Like many other Canary islands, El Hierro is also a tourist destination. Though small, the island has an airport (Valverde) and a ferry terminal connecting the island of Tenerife.

Taxis are available anywhere, buses are accessible at designated bus stations, and car hires are the main transportation on the island.

Also, most of the transportation services in El Hierro are allowed to pick up and drop off passengers at the ground transportation hub of Valverde Airport.

The airport is about 29km to and from the town proper of El Hierro, taking approximately 38 to 40 minutes to drive via HI-1, depending on the traffic condition in the metro.

Lastly, the airport also has a public car park facility for guests. It has covered and open-air parking areas to choose from. At Valverde Airport, parking stay is free.

Rental Car Services at Valverde Airport

Most travelers, especially solo wanderers, would likely rent a car. This means they can always travel and explore specific areas at their own pace. Self-driving a rented vehicle on the island has been an ideal way to tour nearby areas.

Two car rental companies have installed counters at Valverde Airport, offering quality renting services.

Renters must be at least 21 years old and above. However, they are only allowed for specific vehicle types; the ideal rental age is 25 for high-end cars. The rental company also requires a valid driver's license, identification card, passport, and additional proof of address.

Returning cars must also be notified to the car rental agency for further instructions before proceeding to the location.

Online reservation is possible for the interested renter. This is made through the airport's website car hire portal or the car rental company's mobile app.

Car Rental rates may vary depending on the agency.

See and compare all rental car companies at Valverde Airport.

Taxi Services at Valverde Airport

Valverde Airport has an official taxi rank outside the passenger terminal's building. Always take a taxi from the signed taxi rank and avoid taxi drivers offering services from other areas.

Taxis serving the airport are authorized metered taxis. The total taxi fare will be shown on the taximeter once you arrive at your destination. However, passengers are urged to request a receipt for any claims.

See more information about taxis at Valverde Airport.

Train Services at Valverde Airport

Long-distance train transit and trams are unavailable on the island of El Hierro. Therefore, we only recommend other modes of transfer services such as taxis, shuttles, car rentals, and buses.

Additional information about train services near Valverde Airport.

Bus Services at Valverde Airport

Buses are the most utilized public transportation in El Hierro. They have been one of the most dependable transports on the island.

Transhierro Bus line is responsible for the daily transport services of the residents and public commuters in the area. It also serves the airport with one bus route linking the island's capital to the airport.

Line 10 serves Valverde Airport. The opening schedule of bus transport to the airport starts at 7:45 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 NN, 2:00 PM, 3:45 PM, 4:45 PM, and 6:00 PM. The trip to Valverde town proper opens at 9:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:45 PM, 3:15 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:45 PM, and 6:45 PM.

Note that bus schedules are subject to change depending on the flight schedules.

Bus fares vary depending on the passengers' destination.

Further information about buses to and from Valverde Airport.

Hotel Shuttle Services at Valverde Airport

El Hierro has limited hotels in town; most accommodations are apartments and house rentals. However, there are still some accommodations offering shuttle transfers.

Though others would include it as a complimentary service, some would offer it for an additional fee. Therefore, guests must verify this service to their preferred hotel accommodation beforehand to avoid unexpected problems.

For more information, visit our hotel page.

Rideshare Services at Valverde Airport

Rideshare vehicles are mainly unavailable on the island. Therefore, passengers of Valverde Airport and travelers on the island are encouraged to take other transfer services such as taxis, buses, or rent-a-car.

Parking Services at Valverde Airport

Valverde Airport offers a safe parking facility to its guests. The car park area is just a short distance from the terminal and is provided for free. It has more than 200 parking spaces and can also accommodate buses.

Special parking lanes are also provided for guests with disabilities. See more information about long and short-term parking at Valverde Airport.

If you intend to travel around the area during your stay, it might be more economical to rent a car at Valverde Airport.

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