How to get to Lanzarote

Lanzarote by Air

Most people find it convenient to come to Lanzarote by air. The airport of Arrecife, locally referred as Guacimeta, is located between the capital city and Puerto del Carmen. You can take a taxi from the airport to reach Puerto del Carmen and pay around 15 Euros for it. From the airport to Costa Teguise you’d be charged around 20 Euros. If you want to get to Playa Blanca, it’ll take about 40 Euros. The journey will differ from 15 to 45 minutes according to where you stay.

International flights to Lanzarote

There are numerous cheap flights from all parts of Europe to come to Lanzarote during the off-seasons. Booking advance might add some benefits during the events and holiday times too. Lanzarote includes airline services of Iberia, Air Europa, Vueling, British Airways, EasyJet, Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Monarch, Air Berlin, Jetair, Jet Time A/S, Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Jet2 and more. There are direct international flights to Lanzarote from Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Birmingham, Bristol, Brussels, Cardiff, Copenhagen, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Glasgow, Hamburg, Lisbon, London, Luxembourg, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Newcastle, Paris, Prague, Stuttgart, Vienna, Warsaw and Wroclaw. The most common company with the Canary Islands between Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote is Binter Canarias. Thus, there are quite a lot of options to get you direct flights, and you can tally the ones that will suit you according to services and expense.

Domestic flights to Lanzarote

There are domestic flights to Lanzarote mainly with Vueling, Air Europa and Ryanair from the following Spanish cities, Asturias, Barcelona,Bilbao, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Madrid, Malaga, Santiago, Seville, Tenerife, Valencia, Valladolid, and Zaragoza.

Terminals in Lanzarote Airport

Terminal1 is on first floor of the airport and serves domestic and international flights. While Terminal 2 is only for flights that go in between the different Canary Islands.  The airport provides a small bus which stops at two terminals of Playa Honda and Capital Arrecife. You will have to go to either of these places and then get to your hotel. There are about two buses in every hour, except Sundays, as they have reduced schedule. The bus fare to the capital will be around 1 Euro, and you will get another bus from there for Puerto del Carmen.

Lanzarote by Ferry

Mainland Spain to Lanzarote by Ferry

If you are planning to fly off to another Canary Island and then visit Lanzarote, you can opt for ferries too. You could also opt for a boat to take you from mainland of Spain to the destination. There is a weekly ferry from Trasmediterranea which leaves from Cadiz (southern Spain) on Sunday and arrives at the Arrecife after a day and a half.

Lanzarote by Ferry (within the Canary Islands)

You can book a ferry from the following 2 companies:

  • Fred Olsen (departures from Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria)
  • Naviera Armas (departures from Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, and Tenerife)

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