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Ferry from Cies Islands to Vigo

Depending on the season their are usually 2 daily and 13 weekly sailings between Cies Islands and Vigo. 2 ferry operators sail between Cies Islands to Vigo, these include Mar de Ons & Naviera Nabia. Cies Islands Vigo Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Cies Islands to Vigo Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Cies Islands to Vigo typically departs Cies Islands at about 11:45. The average sailing time of a Cies Islands Vigo ferry is approximately 45m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 45m.

Cies Islands Vigo Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Cies Islands Vigo ferries typically range between €21* and €83*. The average price is around €53*. The cheapest ferry prices from Cies Islands to Vigo start from €22*. The average price for a foot passenger is €53*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Cies Islands and Vigo?

The distance between Cies Islands to Vigo is approximately 12.0 miles (19.3km), or 10.4 nautical miles.

Is there a Cies Islands Vigo car ferry?

No ferry operators currently provide a car ferry between Cies Islands and Vigo

Are foot passengers allowed on the Cies Islands Vigo ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Cies Islands to Vigo with Mar de Ons, Naviera Nabia.

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Cies Islands - Vigo Route summary
Departure Country Spain
Destination Country Spain
No. of Operators 2
Operators Mar de Ons & Naviera Nabia
Average Price 67 €*
Average Daily Sailings 2
Average Weekly Sailings 13
Average Sailing Duration 45m
First Ferry 11:45
Last Ferry 19:30
Distance 10 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Cies Islands to Vigo?

The approximate duration for ferries from Cies Islands to Vigo is 45m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

Which ferry companies operate between Cies Islands to Vigo?

2 popular ferry companies travel from Cies Islands to Vigo. These ferry companies are
  • Naviera Nabia
  • Mar de Ons

How can I book ferry tickets from Cies Islands to Vigo?

Book Cies Islands to Vigo tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Cies Islands to Vigo?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Cies Islands to Vigo with
  • Naviera Nabia
  • Mar de Ons

Can you take your car on the ferry from Cies Islands to Vigo?

No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Cies Islands to Vigo?

Unfortunately, pets are not permitted on this ferry service.

Cies Islands Guide

The Cies Islands archipelago is formed of three islands found near the mouth of the Ria de Vigo estuary that cuts along the southern coast of the Iberian Peninsula in northern Spain. These mountainous islands are largely uninhabited and have been protected as a nature reserve since the 1980’s. As such, the sweeping verdant hills and rocky cliff-side coasts remain largely untouched by human activity.

What’s there to do on the Cies Islands?
The beaches that line the glistening blue shores are particularly popular during the warm summer months. The long, curving Rodas beach, that connects the islands of Monteagudo and Faro, was voted the best beach in the world by The Guardian newspaper in 2007. Make sure you take your own garbage bag as you must take your litter back to the mainland as big fines are imposed in this National Park and nature reserve. This pre-Roman settlement is a clean haven that’s perfect for relaxing, hiking or maybe even some bird watching.

How should I get around the island?
The port of the Cies Islands is nothing but a single concrete pier built upon the rocks that line the eastern coast of the isle of San Martino. There are no roads on the island meaning that travelling to and from the port can only be achieved by traversing the footpaths that lead towards the inland wilds of shrubs and trees that rise and fall over the hilly terrain.

What services are operated from the islands?
Two passenger services currently operate from the port, heading along three different routes. Both Naviera Nabia and Mar de Ons ferries offer daily trips east along the nearby Ria de Vigo to the cities of Vigo and Cangas that sit opposite each other across the water. Both services also sail the short distance south to the picturesque town of Baiona

Vigo Guide

Vigo, a lively port city in northwest Spain, is the gateway to and from the idyllic Cies Islands found just offshore in the North Atlantic. Ferry routes from the archipelago run multiple times a day, lasting approximately 40-45 minutes, offering sun-drenched coastal views along the way.

Possessing the largest fishing fleet in Europe is just one facet of Vigo’s colourful character; it’s steeped in medieval history with networks of intriguing alleyways to explore, as well as an excellent choice of authentic tapas bars, restaurants and buzzing nightclubs.

Found directly south of the Old Town, known locally as Casco Vello, is the Parque do Castro, a lush area populated by nearly 100 camellia trees, also boasting hilltop views from the area’s namesake castle, constructed by Felipe IV in the 17th Century.

Cies Islands to Vigo Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Mar de Ons 13:40 14:25 45 minutes Mon, Sun
Naviera Nabia 13:45 14:30 45 minutes Sun
Naviera Nabia 16:00 16:45 45 minutes Thu
Naviera Nabia 17:30 18:15 45 minutes Thu, Sat, Sun
Mar de Ons 18:00 18:45 45 minutes Mon, Sun
Mar de Ons 19:00 19:45 45 minutes Sat
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