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Travel to Gran Canaria

Flying to Gran Canaria

Monarch Airlines (www.monarch.co.uk) run daily direct flights to Gran Canaria from Manchester, Birmingham and London Gatwick, plus regular flights from other UK airports. Low cost carriers such as easyJet (www.easyjet.com) and Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) also operate frequent flights to Gran Canaria from airports across the UK.

Other flight operators include British Airways (www.britishairways.com), Thomson Airways (flights.thomson.co.uk) and Thomas Cook Airlines (www.thomascookairlines.com). Spain's national airline is Iberia (www.iberia.com) which has frequent daily flights to Gran Canaria from Madrid and Barcelona, and regular flights from other points in mainland Spain and across Europe.

Gran Canaria also offers direct flights to destinations in Africa, Cape Verde and Madeira via BinterCanarias (www.bintercanarias.com). Flights are cheaper and more plentiful during the winter high season between September and March.

Airport Guides

Gran Canaria Airport

Code

LPA

Location

Gran Canaria Airport is situated 18km (11 miles) south of Las Palmas, and 25km (16 miles) north of the popular tourist areas on the south coast of the island.

Tel

+34 902 404 704

Address

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Flight times

From London to Gran Canaria is 4 hours 30mins.

Departure tax

None.

Travelling to Gran Canaria by Rail

Driving to Gran Canaria

Getting to Gran Canaria by boat

There are ferry services from to Gran Canaria from mainland Spain. Ferries also operate between Gran Canaria and other Canary islands.

Ferry operators

Trasmediterranea (tel: +34 902 454 645; www.trasmediterranea.es) operates a weekly service from Cadiz on mainland Spain every Tuesday (journey time – 40 hours). Naviera Armas (tel: +34 902 456 500; www.navieraarmas.com) sail weekly from Huelva on mainland Spain to Gran Canaria every Saturdays (journey time 30 hours).

Trasmediterranea, Naviera Armas and Lineas Fred Olsen (www.fredolsen.es) sail between Gran Canaria and other Canary Islands.