Transportation in Gran Canaria

Tourist information and guide to transportation in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain...


Transportation in Gran Canaria is very well built.

Island Hopping
Travelling from Gran Canaria to the other Canary Islands is very easy and can be made by plane, ferry or jet-foil.

Plane
Binter runs daily flights to all the Canary islands (to La Palma and El Hierro via Tenerife) except La Gomera, which has no airport.

Ferry
Trasmediterranea operates a daily ferry service from Puerto de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to all the Canary Islands.

Fred Olsen offers four daily sailings from Puerto de Agaete to Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Jet-Foil
Five crossings daily to Santa Cruz de Tenerife and one daily to Morro Jable. Naviera Armas links Gran Canaria with the islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

How to get around the island?

By bus (guagua, pronounced “wa-wa”)

From Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Bus and Coach Station (Estación de Guaguas) that is located on the opposite San Telmo Park, buses can be caught to any point on the island.

By taxi
Some taxis offer island trips at special excursion rates.

By rental car
There is an abundance of car hire agencies, many with offices at the Gran Canaria airport, offering cars at relatively cheap rates.

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