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Free El Hierro bus service link between Santa Cruz and Los Cristianos 

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El Hierro is making it even easier for visitors from Tenerife to enjoy the charms of the island.

A free bus service linking Santa Cruz with Los Cristianos and therefore El Hierro which had currently only operated on a Friday and Sunday has now been extended to every day of the week instead.

The service links the Los Cristianos quay with the interchange in Santa Cruz and the city’s docks.

The extended service, which became effective on December 20th, was announc-ed by Cabildo president, Belén Allende. The bus itself will be emblazoned with images of El Hierro to further promote it as a tourist destination.

She was accompanied by Dayana Padrón on behalf of Naviera Armas and the president of the Centre for Tourism Initiatives of El Hierro, Amos Lutzardo.

She said the service previously on just two days a week had been provided as part of the Obligations of Maritime Public Service and its extension would be a great asset for travellers.

“Now it is possible to extend it to the rest of the days that it operates with the island thanks to an agreement we have reached between the Govern-ment of the Canary Islands, the Cabildo de El Hierro and Naviera Armas,” she said.

This bus service can be hired through the usual channels of sale of the company and will start one hour and 45 minutes before the scheduled departure time of the boat to El Hierro from the Santa Cruz de Tenerife pier and from the interchange (ten minutes after). From Los Cristianos it goes in reverse once the total disembarkation of passengers from the vessel with a Santa Cruz direction ends.

Passenger traffic by sea to El Hierro has been increasing. Last November, a total of 4,566 passengers travelled by sea with the island, compared with 4,216 in the same month in 2016 and 1,896 vehicles (1,635 in November 2016), according to data provided by the shipping company.