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Getting To Gran Canaria Airport

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 last 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 a 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

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 booking this in advance. For more information on Gran Canaria Airport car hire please visit the Car Hire page.

Taxis Transfers

Getting a taxi from the airport to the capital Las Palmas and the island’s resorts is the most time efficient way to get to your final destination. The taxi rank at Gran Canaria Airport is located right outside the arrivals hall and there are usually plenty of taxis available. Just like other taxis in the Canary islands only companies from the municipality where the airport is located can pick up fares from the airport. To pre-book your Taxi Transfer you may want to visit the Transfers page.

If you are returning home from Gran Canaria Airport then make sure you allow enough time to go through all securtiy checks etc. Check whether your flight is scheduled to leave at the designated time using the departures information. This will greatly assist you.

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