Travellers who arrive in Las Palmas airport (locally known as Gando) are normally headed either towards the financial district of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (in the north-east) or towards the holiday resorts and beaches of the south, located in well-known areas like Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés, Arguineguín and Puerto de Mogán. In this post, you will learn how to go from Gran Canaria airport to the beach as well as to the capital of the island, and the reverse journey.
The local bus company, Global, makes several lines available to commuters so that they can reach any of the destinations above inexpensively, smoothly and as quickly as possible. After landing in Gran Canaria airport, we must walk to the interisland terminal and go across the street. Next, if we go through the parking lot, signposts guiding us to the bus stops will appear soon. Most services run between 6a.m. and 11p.m., plus there is even a night bus covering the route between Las Palmas and the south. You will find detailed info about the specific bus line that will take you to your final destination below.
Where to stay in Gran Canaria
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Accommodation in Playa del Inglés near the Maspalomas Dunes
Transport from Gran Canaria airport to the capital city of the island
If we want to travel to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria from the airport, the best choice during the day is bus line 60, a non-stop service specifically designated to transport travellers from and to the airport. It has two main termini in the city: San Telmo (near the old town of Vegueta, with single tickets at 2,30€) and Santa Catalina (in the heart of the commercial district, single tickets being 2,95€). Other alternatives are lines 91 and 01, both of which make a considerable number of stops along the way. During the night, bus 05 is the only one covering the route to Las Palmas.
Travelling from Gran Canaria airport to the south of the island
If our final destination is Vecindario, Playa del Inglés or Maspalomas, we need to hop on the bus 90 or the 66 one. Depending on where we get off, ticket prices may range between 3,50 and 4 euros. Public transport from Gran Canaria airport to the beach (Puerto Rico) or from Mogán to the airport costs 5,45€ when taking bus line 91, the only one making this longer but more than worthwhile journey.
Other ways to get from Las Palmas airport to your hotel or apartment
If you would rather spend a little more money so as to get around more comfortably or on your own, bear in mind that you can also rent a car on the -1 level of Gran Canaria airport building, take a taxi or hire private shuttle services. Likewise, you are advised to confirm whether your accommodation in the island will provide you with complimentary transfers; you will find the courtesy hotel shuttle area next to the taxi ranks on the underground parking.