Transportation in Gran Canaria (Island Hopping + Getting Around)

Transportation in Gran Canaria is very well built. You can easily access all the resorts on the island, as well as find several transport option in between the other Canary islands.

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

You’ll find direct flights between Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

Binter Canarias (bintercanarias.com), Air Europe (aireuropa.com) and Canary Fly (canaryfly.es) are the three airlines that you can use when flying between the Canarı Islands.

Ferry

You can find daily ferry service between Tenerife and La Gomera and between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.

Trasmediterranea (trasmediterranea.es), Naviera Armas (navieraarmas.com) and Fred Olsen Express (fredolsen.es) are the three companies operating ferries in between the Canary Islands.


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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.

Naviera Armas is the only company operating for El Hierro.

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 car rental

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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