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Travel to Canary Islands

Flying to Canary Islands

Multiple airlines operate regular international flights to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria from all over Europe. La Palma airport receives a limited number of international flights. Local flights run by Binter (www.bintercanarias.com) link all the islands and also go to Madeira, Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania. Iberia (www.iberia.com) and Air Europa (www.air-europa.com) also fly between the islands and mainland Spain.

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.

Telephone

+34 902 404 704

Address
Autopista GC-1
Gran Canaria/Las Palmas

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Lanzarote Airport

Code

ACE

Location

Lanzarote Airport is located 5km (3 miles) to the west of Arrecife.

Telephone

+34 902 404 704

Address
Apartado de Correos 86
35500 Arrecife de Lanzarote

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Tenerife Sur Airport

Code

TFS

Location

Tenerife Sur Airport is situated 62km (38 miles) south of Santa Cruz, on the island of Tenerife.

Telephone

+34 902 404 704

AddressGranadilla de Abona
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Canary Islands

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Fuerteventura Airport

Code

FUE

Location

Fuerteventura Airport is located 5km (3 miles) south of the capital of the island, Puerto del Rosario.

Telephone

+34 902 404 704

AddressFuerteventura, Las Palmas
Carretera Matorral
Puerto del Rosario

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Tenerife North Airport

Code

TFN

Location

The airport is 11km (7 miles) west of Santa Cruz.

TelephoneAddress

Flight times

From London - 4 hours 30 minutes; New York - 13 hours 30 minutes (including stopover).

Travelling to Canary Islands by Rail

Driving to Canary Islands

It's easy to explore the Canary Islands by car, and all the big car hire companies have offices here.

Getting to Canary Islands by boat

Main ports: Las Palmas and Tenerife.

Ferry operators

Many cruise ships stop in the Canaries, particularly at Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Arrecife (Lanzarote). All the islands are linked by regular car and passenger ferries.

Acciona Trasmediterránea (tel: +34 902 454 645; www.trasmediterranea.es) operates car ferry services from Cadiz to Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de la Tenerife, Arrecife and Santa Cruz de la Palma.

Day trips to the smaller islands are quickly and easily arranged.