Find flights to Gran Canaria in Spain

Already planning your next holidays in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain)? Even when there is a varied offer of all-inclusive packages available, you may prefer to book your trip yourself and find accommodation online, thus being able to customise your escape to the island, whether a romantic or family one. Likewise, regardless of the fact that you are a city lover who wants to roam the old streets of Vegueta in the capital (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) or a tropical soul who longs for endless hours under the sun in Maspalomas, it is highly likely that you will find the perfect place to stay and the airline that best suits your trip dates and travel needs. Continue reading to find out more about the carriers operating flights to Gran Canaria, their origin airports, service frequency and flying times.

Flying to Gran Canaria from Germany

Whatever your hometown, you get the chance to fly to the Canary Islands from most airports in Germany. The average duration of a flight from Germany to Gran Canaria is a little more than four hours, and frequency varies according to the airline company, which may sell seats on an either regular or seasonal basis. TUI flies to LPA airport from Frankfurt and Hannover; Condor from Hamburg and Munich; Norwegian from Munich and Düsseldorf; Eurowings from Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne Bonn and Hannover; Germania from Berlin Tegel and Ryanair from Berlin Schönefeld.

Flights to Gran Canaria from London

If you will be departing London towards sunny Gran Canaria, you can reach the island in about three hours and forty five minutes by flying non-stop with Ryanair or Jet2 (from Stansted airport), Easyjet, Norwegian Air Shuttle or TUI (from London Gatwick) or British Airways in codeshare agreement with Iberia (from London Heathrow).

Flying from UK to Gran Canaria

Connections from other airports in UK to Las Palmas operate periodically as well. By way of example, you can travel by air from Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff with TUI; catch a flight from Bristol to Gran Canaria airport with Easyjet, or else fly with Jet2 from East Midlands, Newcastle, Glasgow or Leeds. Ryanair also links Manchester to this Spanish island.

Travelling within Spain: flights from the main Spanish cities to LPA

In case you are already touring Spain and decide to take a trip to the Canaries, you have a wide array of options to choose from: flying from Madrid to Gran Canaria with Iberia Express, Air Europa, Norwegian or Iberia; from Barcelona with Norwegian Air Shuttle or Vueling; from Seville with Vueling or Ryanair; from Málaga-Costa del Sol with Norwegian or from Alicante with Iberia Regional. While flying from the Spanish capital and the south make take less than two hours and a half, take into account that the average flight duration from Barcelona to Gran Canaria is about three hours.

Flights to Las Palmas

There are many other cities in Europe from which you can fly to Gran Canaria in Las Palmas province. The following are just some of them: Rome Fiumicino (including one stopover with Vueling airlines), Helsinki (with Norwegian or Finnair), Oslo (Norwegian or Scandinavian Airlines from both Tromso and Oslo airports), Brussels (with TUI or Brussels Airlines), Paris CDG and Lyon (with Vueling), Malmö (with Tui Fly), Stockholm Arlanda (with TUI or SAS), Dublin (Aer Lingus), Zürich (Edelweiss) and Lisbon (Tap Air Portugal).

Fly from Tenerife to Gran Canaria

Lastly, if you wish to make your holidays in the Canary Islands even better by visiting more than one island, know that regional airlines like Binter, CanaryFly or Air Europa Express sell cheap flights from Tenerife to Gran Canaria, as well as from other minor islands like La Palma, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Should you wish to travel to La Gomera or El Hierro from Las Palmas, chances are that you will need to have a layover. Inter-island air commutes take from 30 minutes to one hour. Although they can be more expensive and take longer, ferry boats are an alternative means of transportation between islands in the archipelago.

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Airport lounge review: Sala VIP Galdós in Gran Canaria airport

Galdós is the airport lounge in Gran Canaria airport (Spain) made available by Aena to frequent flyers, premium travellers and holders of a previously purchased pass. It is the only lounge in the terminal building and can be found on the airside. Passengers with a boarding pass and granted admission may enjoy its facilities regardless of their destination: the VIP lounge in LPA is open for both Schengen, non-Schengen and even regional flights.

Location and opening hours

In order to find the Galdós Vip lounge, you must clear security first and then walk through the World Duty Free store before entering the passenger-only restricted area. The lounge is located on an upper level in between the B and C gates, so you will need to go up the stairs by the O’Learys restaurant. In case it is the first time you visit Gran Canaria airport and you choose the less crowded security screening, it might take you a little longer to spot the lounge, but the terminal is properly signposted and you will quickly find your way to it.

Whether you are taking an early morning flight or just want to refresh and have a drink or snack before travelling back home in the afternoon or evening, the Galdós lounge remains open from 6:00 to 22:00 hours. As a guest, you can stay inside the lounge for as long as four hours immediately prior to your scheduled boarding time.

Gran Canaria airport VIP lounge amenities

The total surface area of the lounge -1050 square metres- accommodates a dining area with two fridges, self-service coffee machines, a buffet table with snacks, fruit and baked goods, tables and stools; a business area with internet-connected PC’s, printers and desks; comfortable armchairs and sofas; flat-screen TVs; daily press; screens displaying updated flight info; toilets and a160-sqm terrace with views to the runway.

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The open-air terrace features comfortable seats and tables, so that travellers can take their drinks, coffee and food with them and watch the landing and taking off of planes under the sun of the island. If they are lucky enough to have an early flight or a late-afternoon one, lounge guests will also witness a breathtaking sunrise or sunset. Remember that you are allowed to enjoy the lounge for a maximum of four hours and plan ahead.

Catering in the Galdós airport lounge in Las Palmas airport

In our view, the food selection inside the Galdós lounge really makes up for the paid admission or membership fee and satisfies the requirements for a varied, light pre-flight meal. There is a choice of hot drinks (chocolate, tea and Nespresso varieties), bottled water, beer, spirits, soda and juice. All throughout the day, guests can have plum cake, doughnuts, assorted nuts, fresh fruit, sandwiches and small baguettes with fillings, as well as pasta and salads.

How to spend your waiting time before boarding in the VIP lounge for passengers at LPA airport

Access to the Aena lounges is no longer restricted to first class or business class flyers, even though you will be granted admission to the lounge in the following cases: when flying with a premium category ticket with most airlines, as a member of frequent-flyer programmes such as Priority Pass or One World Emerald or as a holder of a Diners Club or American Express travel card.

If you want to buy a day-pass to enjoy access to the Galdós airport lounge in Las Palmas airport or any other lounge managed by Aena across airports in Spain, you may purchase it through their official website, upon arrival to the lounge (subject to capacity) or by using the Aena Customer Club App, thus benefitting from a 30% discount off the final price.

At the reception desk, you will be asked to show both your boarding pass and the receipt of your purchase, which can be saved to your phone. If you pay for a worldwide-lounge club membership or fly first class with your airline, simply hand your accreditation to the staff to be admitted.

Do you need a hotel near LPA airport? We recommend the Gran Hotel Elba Vecindario Aeropuerto. However, if you would rather stay in the capital city of the island of Gran Canaria, browse hotels in Las Palmas.

4-star Elba Vecindario Aeropuerto Hotel near Gran Canaria airport (LPA)

Only 12 kilometres separate the terminal building of Gran Canaria airport (LPA) in the Canary Islands from this 4-star hotel providing outstanding hospitality services and business facilities in a privileged location, halfway between the financial districts of the capital city and the wonderful beaches in the south of the island. While the Elba Vecindario Aeropuerto hotel is perfect for first-time visitors on holiday who wish to enjoy the sun and discover all that Gran Canaria has to offer, it is also known for its premium spaces especially conceived for the celebration of conferences, conventions, presentations, banquets, social gatherings, weddings and entrepreneurial events.

Four-star hotel in Gran Canaria

The Gran Elba Vecindario, an urban hotel near Las Palmas airport, takes its name from the small commercial town just off the GC1 motorway where it is located, boasts 159 double rooms and 12 suites that can accommodate guests for individual, double, triple or family use. Customers enjoy large and comfortable beds, minibar, working desk, TV, a completely equipped private bathroom, a roomy wardrobe and in-room safe. Rooms with terrace/balcony are also available.

Room highlights

During their stay, guests can make use of free Wifi inside the room as well as throughout the premises. The beds are extra-sized with several large and nice pillows, guaranteeing a good night’sleep. The spacious bathroom features an ample shower with bathtub and every amenity you may need: from a bathrobe to a pair of slippers, including all the customary toiletries, a dental hygiene kit and a magnifying mirror to apply makeup flawlessly.

Aside from all that, the first impression you get when entering your room is that the atmosphere is fresh, extra-clean and lightly scented, a feeling that lingers during the whole stay. All rooms are non-smoking and have adjustable air conditioning.

Additional services for guests

If you book your stay in this hotel near Gran Canaria airport, you will also be granted free access to the fitness centre, the swimming pool and the solarium, as well as to office equipment you may use to print documents, surf the Internet, send e-mails and more. The helpful staff at the front desk will be happy to assist you with other payment services such as massage therapy, hair and beauty treatments and car rental.

Transportation from and to Las Palmas airport – complimentary airport shuttle service

It takes roughly ten minutes to travel between the Elba Vecindario Hotel in Gran Canaria and the airport. Plan your trip in advance and reserve your free transfer by communicating well in advance that you wish to be picked up at the airport with your bags or taken to the passenger terminal by hotel personnel on the day of your departure. No additional costs will apply.

Buffet breakfast

This hotel close to LPA aiport offers the option to have breakfast included in the nightly rate, which is served at the mezzanine floor every morning in the form of a buffet displaying a wide choice of baguette and sliced bread, butter, jam, pastries, fruit, cereal, cold meats and cheese, eggs, fresh juice and coffee.

For meals and drinks during the day, we recommend both the lobby bar-café and their onsite restaurant, which specialises in the most delightful Canarian cuisine.

Hotel highlights

Perhaps one of the main strengths of this city hotel near Gran Canaria airport is how it is strategically located between the most attractive areas in the island, as well as conveniently close to LPA airport in Spain. If you travel for business, you will be glad to stay near this connecting hub for Europe and Africa, and to be able to transfer smoothly to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria every day of your trip. Moreover, if you just wish to relax and sunbathe, the Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas beaches are just a 15-minute drive away.

The surroundings are home to the Atlántico Shopping Centre, where you will find many Spanish and International fashion brands along with local and chain restaurants. Should you decide to visit the small shops in Vecindario, you are also encouraged to do so. The staff of the Elba Vecindario is caring and welcoming and will help you with any queries you may have.

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Shopping at Gran Canaria airport (LPA) in Spain

When you arrive at LPA airport in the Canary Islands for the first time, it is very likely that you get the wrong idea: only a couple of Hudson News stores and a Pharmacy seem to constitute its retail offer. Far from it: internationally renowned brands, the finest duty free purchases and exclusive local products await you right after the security filters, so you are advised to check in online with your airline to avoid the queues and enjoy your shopping experience before boarding.

The terminal building for passengers in Gran Canaria airport has two security checkpoints for you to go through before accessing the departures hall. It does not matter which one you choose: both lead to the area where all boarding gates are; however, if you are in a hurry, you may want to know that the one to the left (next to the check-in counters for regional flights) is closer to the A and B gates, while the one to the right (found after the Meeting Point) will take you straight to the C gates.

In the two described scenarios, after passing the security check you will find yourself inside a walk-through duty free store. The one on the left side of the terminal is a Duty Free Express with a wide array of chocolates, fashion accessories, travel gifts and limited-edition beauty products on offer. The one on the right is, for many, a small shopping centre inside the airport: Gran Canaria Duty Free by World Duty Free, open from 4:15 until the departure of the last flight every day of the week. The greatest appeal of this large store undoubtedly lies in the chance to get the finest liquors, best fragrances and designer sunglasses at really competitive prices right before you fly.

Whether you have been on a business trip to Las Palmas or your holidays in the south of Gran Canaria have just ended, you deserve to treat yourself to some airport shopping before leaving the island. Mostly concentrated around gates C, fashion lovers will find top brands such as Armani Jeans, Desigual and Victoria’s Secret (gathered in the multi-brand Collection shop), along with GAP, Superdry, Parfois and Sunglass Hut.

If you are looking for sports gear and clothing, visit the Base or The Ocean Company shops in LPA airport: should you or your kids need a brand new pair of sneakers or a backpack for the upcoming trip, these are without a doubt the right places to go. Additionally, we strongly recommend opting for local souvenirs like the Canarian Aloe Vera products of +Aloe Canarias or the Canarian delicacies on sale at a specialised food store.

In need of some coffee? You have branches of the popular Soho Coffee, Upper Crust and Starbucks in Gran Canaria airport, just in between the B and C boarding areas, so that you can relax while waiting to board your flight. Do you already have everything sorted out for your trip? Access the following link to find hotels in Las Palmas.

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