La Palma hosts an average of 140,000 tourists every year.
Most of them get there by airplane.
Some airlines are flying directly to La Palma.
Apart from the charter airlines there are also the Spanish
scheduled airlines Iberia and Binter Canarias flying to La Palma. Sometimes their prices
are cheaper than the ones of the charter flights. Currently there are
quite a few cheap indirect flights via Madrid. The route via Tenerife or Gran Canaria which is chosen as soon as
the route Madrid - La Palma is fully booked, is a bit more inconvenient.
You can also book a direct charter flight to Tenerife and then to
take the ferry. This was the common way to get to La Palma before the airport was built.
The modern catamaran ferry does the trip within two hours and is thus much
faster than the traditional ferries which take about eight hours to get to La Palma.
The combination of a direct charter flight to Tenerife with a Canarian domestic flight bears
the risk of missing the connect flight when the flight schedule changes. You have no
entitlement to carriage with separately booked flights. In addition, you might have to
book a new flight as well. The connection time between Tenerife/South,
which is the destination airport of almost all charter flights, and Tenerife/North, departure airport of the domestic
is about four hours.
If you want to take your own car to La Palma, you can take the ship from
Spain (Cadiz). This is very recommendable if you love sea voyages and have lots of time.