Gran Canaria Airport is the only hub in Gran Canaria, situated in the Bay of Gando around 11 miles from the capital city, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in the north-east of island. The GC-1 motorway is the road which connects the airport with the south and east of the island.

There are a number of public transport routes which run between the airport and most major resorts on the island. If you want to travel around the island, one of the best options is to hire a car. Cicar is one of the main car hiring agencies operating within the Canary Islands and it has offices in the main tourist areas all over the archipelago.

There are also a number of bus routes which connect the airport with the city and this service is run by Global buses. Line 60 is the most direct service and it runs from 6.50 a.m. until 11.05 p.m. daily.

There are also taxis operating between the airport and the city centre and the average fare is around € 35.

Public Transport

Travelling within a resort can be done on foot or by taxi; however, if you wish to travel outside your tourist resort, you will have to use public transport.

Global buses operates the main transport network within the island and it offers connections between Las Palmas and the south, west and east of the island. The green, blue or turquoise Global buses can be easily distinguished from the yellow municipal buses which operate within Las Palmas. The best value for money ticket is the tarjeta insular which is a discount card valid throughout the island which makes travelling on Global buses cheaper.

Alternatively, you can take taxis within your tourist resort or to other parts of the island and prices will vary depending on the time of day and length of the journey.

Gran Canaria Travel Guide

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