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How to get from Gran Canaria Airport to Playa del Ingles

Playa del Ingles is a picturesque beach town located in Maspalomas on the south coast of Gran Canaria. The small-town feel, laid back atmosphere and wide expanses of beach make this the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation in Spain.

There are two transfer options from Gran Canaria Airport to Playa del Ingles; taxi or bus. Taking a Gran Canaria airport taxi is the most convenient way to travel as it takes just 20 minutes to get you directly to your hotel in Playa del Ingles and costs around €35. Taking one of the Global public buses is a good budget option as it costs just €3.50, but does take longer with a 50 minute journey time.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €35 20min 24/7
Bus €7 50min 04:26–23:56

How to get from Gran Canaria airport to Playa del Ingles by taxi

Taking a taxi from Gran Canaria airport to Playa del Ingles is the quickest and most comfortable way to travel. You can reach your hotel in just 20 minutes and Gran Canaria airport taxis are available 24h a day.

How much is a taxi from Gran Canaria airport to Playa del Ingles?

The local drivers at Gran Canaria airport don’t offer a set fare for the journey to Playa del Ingles. You will be charged based on the distance you travel using a taximeter. The average cost for this journey is €35, however, this price can increase depending on your exact destination in Playa del Ingles, the number of passengers and if you’re travelling during the holidays.

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 get it from?

You can easily find the taxi rank just outside of the arrivals hall at Gran Canaria airport. Look for the long line of taxis and walk to the front car.

Convenience

Taking a taxi from Gran Canaria airport to Playa del Ingles is the most convenient and only direct transfer option. You won’t need to waste time waiting in the hot sun for public transport or spend almost an hour on a bus as it makes multiple stops. Instead, you can make your way directly to the door of your hotel in Playa del Ingles in just 20 minutes in a comfortable air-conditioned car.

Editor’s Note

Although taking a taxi from Gran Canaria Airport to Playa del Ingles is the more expensive transfer option, if you split the cost of the fare between 4 passengers, it becomes extremely affordable.

Useful Tips

Ensure your driver resets the taximeter to the correct base fare before you begin your journey.
Not all drivers in Gran Canaria speak English. Use Google Maps or write down your hotel's address to avoid any miscommunication.
If you enjoyed your journey, you can round up your bill to the nearest Euro as a tip.

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Gran canaria. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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How to get from Gran Canaria airport to Playa del Ingles by bus

There are multiple Global buses that run from Gran Canaria airport to Playa del Ingles; numbers 66, 90, 1 and 36. Buses 66 and 90 are the best choice as they have the least amount of stops and run more frequently. The average journey time is around 50 minutes and the cost is €3.50 one-way.

How much is a bus transfer from Gran Canaria airport to Playa del Ingles?

The cost of a one-way ticket for the Global bus from Gran Canaria airport to Playa del Ingles is €3.50. You must purchase your ticket at the airport from the kiosk and then present the ticket to the driver before getting on the bus.

Cost

€3.50

Trip Duration

50 Min.

*There's up to a 30 minute wait for the Global buses.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Global buses are available from 04:26 to 23:56.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stops can be found just outside of the departure hall at Gran Canaria airport. Look for the big blue Global buses and check the number that will be written in lights on the front of the bus.

Convenience

Although the bus is a cheap transfer option from Gran Canaria airport to Playa del Ingles, it’s not the most convenient. You will need to wait up to 30 minutes in the sun for the bus and it will make multiple stops along the way, making it a very slow transfer. Plus, once you reach Playa del Ingles, you will need to walk with your luggage to your hotel.

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Editor’s Note

Although the bus to Playa del Ingles is cheap, if you're travelling in a group, you can split the fare of a taxi and pay almost the same price but for a much more convenient transfer.

Useful Tips

Be sure to purchase your ticket before getting on the bus as you will need to present it to the driver.
The 66 and 90 buses run most frequently and offer a quicker service.
There's luggage storage below the bus for larger items.

Frequently asked questions

How far is it from Gran Canaria airport to Playa del Ingles?

The distance from Gran Canaria airport to Playa del Ingles is around 21 km. Taking a Gran Canaria airport taxi will take around 20 minutes and taking the public Global bus will take approximately 50 minutes.

How do you get from Gran Canaria airport to Playa del Ingles?

There are two different transfers from Gran Canaria airport to Playa del Ingles; taxi or bus. Taking a Gran Canaria airport taxi is the only direct option and it takes just 20 minutes to reach Playa del Ingles, but does cost €35. The cheapest but slower option is to take one of the public Global buses, which cost €3.50 one-way, but take around 50 minutes.

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