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.


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

Binter Canarias (, Air Europe ( and Canary Fly ( are the three airlines that you can use when flying between the Canarı Islands.


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

Trasmediterranea (, Naviera Armas ( and Fred Olsen Express ( are the three companies operating ferries in between the Canary Islands.

No Regrets Booking Advice

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.


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.

Share post:

Top Selling in Gran Canaria

More on Gran Canaria

Best Things to Do in Playa del Ingles: Main Attractions, Tours, Tips

Playa del Ingles is one of the most popular...

Top 10 Places to Visit in Gran Canaria: Best Sights + Advice

Gran Canaria is a stunning island in the Canary...

Nightlife in Maspalomas: Main Areas + Hot Spots + Advice

Maspalomas is a popular destination for those seeking a...

San Agustin: Holidays & Travel Guide + Things to Do, See Advice

San Agustin is one of the most popular holiday resorts in...

Maspalomas: Holidays & Travel Guide + Things to Do, See Advice

Maspalomas is one of the most popular and oldest...

Nightlife in Puerto Rico: Main Areas + Hot Spots + Advice

Puerto Rico is well-known for its lively nightlife and array...

Nightlife in San Agustin: Main Areas + Hot Spots + Advice

San Agustin is a popular destination for those seeking...

Playa del Ingles Beach (What to Expect? Video Tour)

Playa del Ingles beach is a wonderful beach that stretches...

Playa del Ingles: Holidays & Travel Guide + Things to Do, See

Playa del Ingles is a worldwide famous and the largest...

Best Beaches in Maspalomas (What to Expect? Beach Activities)

As for beaches in Maspalomas; Maspalomas beach is possibly the best known...

GRAN CANARIA – Travel Guide & Holidays to Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is one of the seven main islands...

Things to Do in Maspalomas: Main Attractions, Sights + Tips

Here you can read our guide on things to...

Don't Miss