There is a sound airport which provides great service and happens to be the easiest way to get to the Gran Canaria Island. It is referred to the Gando Airport and is located around 18km from the capital city. People planning to stay at Las Palmas will find it very convenient to fly in and get to their hotels soon. Las Palmas is one of the best gateways which provide further access to other regions on the island.
The airport gets a great number of passengers and cargo traffic. Many times, it happens to be a layover destination and the en route is usually West Africa. The airport has been running since 1930 and has gone through numerous renovations, for providing adequate services to the passengers. They have added a new terminal with various new facilities like the control tower.
Grand Canaria by Air
At present, Gran Canaria airport operates all incoming or outgoing flights from two main passenger terminals. The operations have been segregated according to the region of both Terminal A and Terminal B-C. This differentiates people from are coming from the European Union and with those coming from other continents.
The domestic flights that are available for Gran Canaria departures from regions of A Coruña, Alicante-Elche, Asturias, Barcelona-el Prat, Bilbao, El Hierro, Fuerteventura, La Palma, Lanzarote, Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez, Malaga-costa Del Sol, Palma De Mallorca, Santiago, Seville, Tenerife, and Valencia. If you are coming from abroad, you will get flights from Berlin, London, Milan, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Zurich and a few more.
Some of the preferred airlines that you’d want to opt for would include Aer Lingus, Vueling, British Airways, Iberia, Ryanair and Thomas Cook. These have flights from Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Copenhagen, Colonia, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Liverpool, London, Marrakesh, Milan, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Wroclaw and Zurich. At the airport, passengers get a decent selection of amenities too. From banking facilities too limited free Wi-Fi, you get all that you can think of. There are some retail stores and dining options too.
Gran Canaria by Ferry
If you are already in the Canary Islands and you are coming here for a day trip, you will get innumerable ferries which will get you here. Gran Canaria is well connected with all other Canarian Islands, so travelling wouldn’t be a big deal! There are frequent ferries which connect you to Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, and Tenerife, and they are priced within 20€ to 35€. Just because you can sail in from one island to another within a couple of hours, one day trips become easy! You can book a ferry from the following 2 companies:
- Fred Olsen (departures from Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and Tenerife)
- Naviera Armas (departures from Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, and Tenerife)
Once you get to the island, you can opt for public transport which is pretty efficient all through. Even if you have a shoestring budget, you’d be comfortable enough to go out and about. The buses cost you within 3€, while the taxis would charge a minimum of 5€. Opt for what suits you the best and go about the city with ease!