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How to get from Gran Canaria Airport to Las Palmas

Las Palmas is the beautiful capital city of Gran Canaria. As it’s a major cruise port, Las Palmas is known for its fantastic duty-free shopping, picturesque white-sand beaches, calm waters and annual carnival.

To get from Gran Canaria airport to Las Palmas, you have two different options; taxi or bus. Taking a Gran Canaria airport taxi is the quickest and easiest transfer option as it takes just 20 minutes to reach Las Palmas and costs around €35. On the other hand, taking the number 60 bus is a great option if you’re on a budget. The total journey time for the bus from Las Palmas airport to the city centre is 30 minutes and a one-way ticket costs €2.30.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €35 20min 24/7
Bus €4.60 30min 05:15–23:15

How to get from Gran Canaria airport to Las Palmas by taxi

Taking a taxi from Gran Canaria airport to Las Palmas is the quickest and most comfortable way to travel. Gran Canaria airport taxis are available 24/7 at the airport and take just 20 minutes to get you to the door of your hotel in Las Palmas. The cost is also quite reasonable.

Taxi fare from Las Palmas airport to the city centre

The local taxi drivers at Gran Canaria airport don’t offer a flat-rate fare for the journey into Las Palmas. Instead, for this Las Palmas airport transport, you will be charged using a taximeter. The average cost of this journey will be around €35, but additional costs for things such as time of day, travelling during the holidays and number of passengers may be added.

Cost

€35

Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Gran Canaria Airport.

Where do I find Las Palmas airport transport?

As soon as you exit the arrivals hall at Gran Canaria airport, you will see the long line of taxis waiting at the taxi rank.

Convenience

Although the more expensive transfer option, taking a taxi from Las Palmas airport to Las Palmas city is the easiest and most comfortable transfer option. You won’t need to wait in the hot sun for a bus and you won’t need to drag your luggage through the city centre or bus stations. Instead, you can make your way directly to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle in just 20 minutes.

Editor’s Note

During the summer, Las Palmas is extremely hot and sticky. To avoid the summer sun, I suggest taking a fast and air-conditioned taxi instead of waiting in the heat of the day for public transport.

Useful Tips

Make sure you driver resets the taximeter before you begin your journey.
Luggage that fits in the trunk is free of charge.
Not all Gran Canaria airport taxi drivers speak English, be sure to write down your hotel's address in Las Palmas to avoid any miscommunication.

How to get from Gran Canaria to Las Palmas by bus

A great budget Las Palmas airport transport option is to take the Global bus number 60. This bus leaves twice an hour and takes 30 minutes to reach the San Telmo bus station in Las Palmas.

How much is the bus form Las Palmas airport to Las Palmas city?

The cost of a one-way ticket on the Global bus number 60 is just €2.30. You can purchase your ticket from the desks located inside the airport. Once you have your ticket, hold onto it, you will need to show it to your driver when getting on the bus.

Cost

€2.30

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*There's a waiting time of up to 30 minutes for bus number 60.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Global bus number 60 runs from 5:15 to 23:15.

Where do I find Las Palmas airport transport?

The number 60 bus from Las Palmas airport to the city centre leaves from the stop in front of the Departures hall.

Convenience

If you’re on a tight budget and need a cheap but fast transfer option from Gran Canaria airport to Las Palmas, taking the Global number 60 bus is a fantastic option. The only downside is that once you’re in Las Palmas, you will need to either walk with your luggage to your hotel or take another form of transportation.

Timetables

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling on a budget and with small luggage items, taking the bus could be a great option. However, if you land at night, you will need to look for alternate transportation as the bus stops running at 23:15.

Useful Tips

Purchase your tickets before getting on the bus and present your receipt to the driver.
There's some storage below the bus.
Be sure to arrive at the bus stop at least 10 minutes before departure.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Gran Canaria airport to Las Palmas?

The local drivers at Gran Canaria airport don’t have a set-rate fare for the journey into Las Palmas. Instead, they will calculate the cost of your journey using a taximeter. Fees for things such as excess luggage, travelling at night and the number of passengers may change the fare, but the average cost is €35. If you’d prefer to book your Las Palmas airport transport in advance and enjoy a set-rate fare you can rely on, we suggest booking a taxi with Welcome Pickups.

How do you get from Gran Canaria airport to Las Palmas?

There are two ways to get form Gran Canaria Airport to Las Palmas, taking a taxi or bus. A Gran Canaria airport taxi is the quickest and most convenient option as it takes just 20 minutes to reach Las Palmas, but does cost €35. The best budget Las Palmas airport transport option is to take the Global number 60 bus, which takes 30 minutes and costs just €2.30 one-way.

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