Getting around each island

Learn how to get around each island
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La Palma El Hierro La Gomera Tenerife Gran Canaria Fuerteventura Lanzarote La Palma El Hierro La Gomera Tenerife Gran Canaria Fuerteventura Lanzarote

Tenerife

Transport on the island

Tenerife

Tenerife is the largest of the islands in the archipelago and is divided into 31 municipalities. The public transport network is very comprehensive and includes buses, taxis, trams and different rental car and motorbike companies which will allow you to get to any part of the island.

Main distances:(airport):

  • Tenerife North Airport > Santa Cruz de Tenerife −> 13 km / 15 min.
  • Tenerife North Airport > Puerto de la Cruz −> 27 km / 30 min.
  • Tenerife South Airport > Las Américas / Los Cristianos / Costa Adeje −> 20 km / 20 min.
  • Tenerife South Airport > Los Gigantes −> 44 km / 40 min.
  • Tenerife South Airport > Puerto de La Cruz −> 90 km / 70 min.

Taxi

There is a taxi company in each of the municipalities on the island. The taxis on Tenerife are white and have a taximeter and regulated fares, although it is also possible to agree on a price for an excursion in advance. Approximate fares from the airport:

  • Tenerife South Airport:
    • To Los Cristianos: between €30 and €33
    • To Los Gigantes: between €60 and €62
  • Tenerife North Airport:
    • To Santa Cruz de Tenerife: between €15 and €17
    • To Puerto de la Cruz: between €40 and €42

Bus

The whole of Tenerife is interconnected thanks to over 140 bus routes. If you don’t have your own vehicle, buses are a cheap way to move around on the island.

Buses

CAR

If you want to explore Tenerife at your own pace, you can rent a car from any of the 15 car rental companies. This is the best way to discover any part of the island without having to stick to a timetable.

Car rental

OTHER WAYS TO TRAVEL AROUND

There are also less common options to choose from in order to move around the island, from transfers in limousines, luxury cars or minibuses for special events, to motorbikes, horses, quads, bogies and Segways to enjoy a unique experience.

BICYCLE LANES

Santa Cruz de Tenerife also has a bicycle lane that runs right along the coast, perfect for a ride enjoying the views. El Guincho, on the north of the island, has a lane for bicycles that goes through banana plantations. There are many places on the island where you can rent a bicycle.

Bicycle rental

TRAM

The Tenerife tram between Santa Cruz and La Laguna runs along two routes that connect the main points of interest such as administrative, cultural, educational, health care and commercial centres.

Tram

El Hierro

Transport on the island

El Hierro

El Hierro is the smallest of the Canary Islands with a distance of around 50 km from north to south. Public transport is adequate and you will be able to travel around the island by taxi or bus or in a rental car.

Main distances(airport):

  • Airport > La Restinga −> 41 km / 52 min.
  • Airport > Frontera −> 26 km / 30 min.

Taxi

The island has a 24 hour taxi service with a fleet of cars that are capable of transporting any type of luggage, as well as vehicles adapted for passengers with limited movement. Approximate fares from the airport:

  • To Frontera: between €28 and €30
  • To Restinga: between €48 and €52

Bus

The island of El Hierro offers 9 different bus routes that cover all the towns and villages on the island. There are scheduled timetables and fares for each route, as well as cheaper tickets for several trips.

Buses

CAR

El Hierro invites you to enjoy the island without timetables or routines and to disconnect without having to keep an eye on the clock. If this is what you like doing, the best option is to rent a vehicle and discover all the attractions of the island at your own pace.

Car rental

Fuerteventura

Transport on the island

Fuerteventura

The island of Fuerteventura is the second largest and flattest island of the Canary archipelago. This makes it easy and simple to get around. There are buses, taxis, rental cars and other types of transport to help you travel around the island however you choose.

Main distances(airport):

  • Airport > Corralejo −> 39 km / 40 min.
  • Airport > Morro Jable −> 84 km / 1:15 hours
  • Airport > Costa Calma −> 65 km / 60 min.
  • Airport > Caleta de Fuste −> 8 km / 10 min.

Taxi

You can use one of the many taxi companies that operate on the island for a more comfortable way of travelling. Approximate fares from the airport:

  • To Corralejo: between €40 and €50
  • To Morro Jable: between €85 and €95
  • To Costa Calma: between €55 and €65

Bus

There are 17 bus routes that cover the island connecting the north to the south and all the municipalities. Discover Fuerteventura by travelling along the inland routes that cross the heart of the island or go along the coast roads.

Buses

CAR

Fuerteventura is an island to discover at your own pace. The roads cross flat, deserted areas that invite you to wind the window down and feel the gentle Trade Winds on your skin. There are many companies to choose from.

Car rental

OTHER WAYS TO TRAVEL AROUND

On the other hand, if what you want is to try out unique experiences, you can rent a quad or a jet ski, or even go down into the depths in a submarine.

BICYCLE LANES

If there’s a perfect place to ride a bicycle, it’s Fuerteventura. A bicycle lane almost 9 km long on a completely flat surface makes it the ideal spot to go for a bicycle ride.

Bicycle rental

BOAT

La Isla de los Lobos island is off the north coast of Fuerteventura. The only way to get there is by sea. You can take a boat from the port at El Corralejo to this tiny island for a day’s excursion.

Boat trips

Lanzarote

Transport on the island

Lanzarote

Lanzarote is the easternmost island of the Canaries. You can get to anywhere on the island using the different transport systems available such as the network of buses, taxi services and car and motorbike rental companies.

Main distances(airport):

  • Airport > Puerto del Carmen −> 10 km / 15 min.
  • Airport > Playa Blanca −> 33 km / 30 min.
  • Airport > Costa Teguise −> 15 km / 20 min.
  • Airport > Puerto Calero −> 15 km / 10 min.

Taxi

On Lanzarote you can call a taxi from anywhere on the island at any hour of the day or night. Here are some approximate fares so you can get an idea of what the trip from the airport may cost:

  • To Puerto del Carmen: about €18
  • To Costa Teguise: about €25
  • To Playa Blanca: about €45

Bus

A good choice to be able to enjoy the island without having to drive is using the bus. Lanzarote has 35 bus lines with connections to get to every corner of the island..

Besides local buses are without doubt the cheapest means of transport to get around the island’s tourist resorts.

Buses

CAR

Go wherever you like travelling on your own around the island thanks to the different companies that offer car or motorbike rental.

Car rental

OTHER FORMS OF TRANSPORT

If you have ruled out the other ways to travel, Lanzarote offers the possibility of going by boat, riding a camel or even tours in 4X4 taxis..

BICYCLE LANES

Lanzarote boasts plenty of bicycle lanes used frequently by sports people. The lane runs close to the sea and joins Arrecife with Puerto del Carmen, as far as the avenue of beaches.

Bike rental

La Palma

Transport on the island

La Palma

La Palma is the greenest island and has the most luxuriant forests of the Canary archipelago. You will be able to observe a multitude of star constellations in the clear, protected sky. It is also known as the “Isla Bonita”. La Palma invites you to visit the towns most popular with tourists as well as its remotest areas using the different transport services.

Main distances (airport):

  • Airport > Puerto Naos −> 40 km / 60 min.
  • Airport > Los Cancajos −> 5 km / 10 min.

Taxi

La Palma has over 30 taxi companies that cover the whole island. Some approximate fares:

  • To Los Cancajos: between €7 and €9
  • To Puerto Naos: between €45 and €48

Bus

If you want to move around within the island like the locals, you can use the interurban bus network. You can also choose from a wide range of excursions and guided tours to explore the exotic nature of the island.

Buses

CAR

You will find numerous car rental companies on La Palma that offer jeeps, convertibles and classic cars.

Car rental

La Gomera

Transport on the island

La Gomera

Known as the “Colombine Island”, La Gomera is the second smallest island of the archipelago. The transport network runs along its entire length from north to south offering several options.

Main distances (airport):

  • Airport > Valle Gran Rey −> 45 km / 60 min.
  • Airport > Playa Santiago −> 5 km / 5 min.
  • Airport > San Sebastián de La Gomera −> 35 km / 50 min.

Taxi

The different taxi companies on La Gomera cover nearly all of the island and are available almost everywhere. Approximate fares from the airport::

  • To Valle Gran Rey: between €60 and €65
  • To Playa Santiago: between €8 and €10

Bus

There are 7 bus routes on La Gomera to take you from town to town and to visit different spots on the island…

Buses

CAR

Renting a car offers you more comfort and freedom. There are different alternatives on the islands.

Car rental

Gran Canaria

Transport on the island

Gran Canaria

Covering 1,560 km2, Gran Canaria is the third largest of the islands in extension. It has a modern transport infrastructure that includes a comprehensive network of buses, different taxi companies, rental car and motorbike companies to get you to any place on the island.

Main distances (airport):

  • Airport > Playa del Inglés −> 32 km / 30 min.
  • Airport > Las Palmas de Gran Canaria −> 26 km / 20 min.
  • Airport > Puerto de Mogán −> 54 km / 37 min.
  • Airport > Puerto Rico −> 50 km / 33 min.

Taxi

There are different taxi companies you can use for short distances within the island. All taxis have meters and regulated fares. Approximate fares from the airport:

  • To Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: between €27 and €30
  • To Maspalomas: between €40 and €50
  • To Mogán: between €60 and €70

Bus

The interurban bus network on Gran Canaria is extensive. It has over 100 routes that connect almost every main point on the island and this is often the best option for those who don’t have their own vehicle..

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria also has its own city bus network which is very comprehensive.

Global (inter city buses)

Guaguas (urban buses)

CAR

Travelling by car always allows you to discover the island at your own pace. You can decide when and where you want to go. There are many rental car companies all over Gran Canaria with large fleets of vehicles that are suited to all needs

Car rental

OTHER WAYS TO TRAVEL AROUND

There are many ways to travel around on Gran Canaria. If none of the traditional ways convince you, you can always opt for riding a motorbike, a bogie or even a horse or a Segway..

BICYCLE LANES

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a city that invites you to ride around on a bicycle as it’s completely flat. There are 11 km of bicycle lanes, many of them beside the sea, and there are bicycle parking areas all over the city.

In Maspalomas and San Agustín, the bicycle lane is 2.5 meters wide and is separated from the roads. These bicycle lanes that cross open spaces and nature areas are part of an 8.8 km circuit ideal for bike rides as it is virtually flat and the landscapes are really beautiful.

Bicycle rental