Gran Canaria Airport is also known as Las Palmas Airport and is located on the eastern side of the island near the town of Telde. The airport has two terminals. The first terminal serves Spain and the European Union. The other terminal serves inter-island flights and international flights that originate in a non-EU country. The airport is the fifth-largest in Spain handling over 10 million passengers in a normal year.
The airport bus stop is located just outside the national/international departure terminal. Once you are outside the baggage reclaim area, you need to go up the floor and follow the signs. Buses travel to all the major resorts on the island. However, if you are staying outside of the main towns you will have to change buses at the bus station in the capital Las Palmas. Further information on Gran Canaria buses and routes can be found on the Bus services page.
Car Hire from Gran Canaria airport gives you the freedom to explore the island at your own pace. Many people prefer to rent a car at the airport to get them to their destination. This alleviates the need to grapple with bus timetables or be stuck on a coach with a group of fellow tourists. Most major car hire companies are represented at the airport with their desks located in the airport arrivals hall. However, we recommend that if you do require a car you are best to book this in advance. For more information on Gran Canaria Airport car hire please visit the Car Hire page.
Ferry travel to Gran Canaria from the other Canary Islands is one of the most efficient ways to see the gorgeous island. Continue reading to learn more about the most common ferry routes and how long it takes to go to Gran Canaria from neighboring ports.
The ferry route connecting Tenerife and Gran Canaria is quite popular since it connects the two Canary capitals. There are at least 8 daily ferry crossings from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to both the Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Agaete ports on Gran Canaria.
Fred. Olsen Express and Naviera Armas, both of which have high-speed and traditional vessels, operate on this route. The voyage might take anything from 1.5 to 6 hours depending on the ship and the arrival point.
The quickest journey is usually from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to the port of Agaete, which takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes.