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How to get from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is one of the newest and most popular resort towns on the island of Lanzarote. This beautiful Spanish isle in the Canary Islands boasts white sandy beaches and warm tropical breezes, making it the perfect holiday spot for anyone looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and leave it all behind.

If you’re travelling by plane, you can choose from two reliable travel alternatives to get from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca, which is located at the southernmost tip of the city. You can get to your destination conveniently by taxi or private transfer, or by taking the bus, based on your needs and budget.

When taking public transport, it can take around 50 to 60 minutes to travel from the Airport to the resort town but fortunately, for those eager to get to their destination quicker, there are faster options available. If you’re looking for the fastest way to travel, a Lanzarote airport taxi will guarantee you a short and easy trip to Playa Blanca, in just under 30 minutes.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Lanzarote at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €67 30min 24/7
Taxi €50 30min 24/7
Bus €8 60min 07:30–22:30

Getting from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca by taxi

The easiest way to travel from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca is to hire a taxi or private transfer. This speedy mode of travel will get you to Playa Blanca in under 30 minutes. Plus, the air-conditioned ride will keep you nice and cool from the heat of the tropical sun.

Taxi Fares from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca

Taxi fares from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca may vary based on the traffic conditions, if you’re travelling on public holidays, or even based on the time of the day – with an additional €5 late-night ride fee. There is also a surcharge of €1.65 for pickup at either a port or the airport. Although not fixed, to give you an idea, the typical taxi fare from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca will cost you approximately €50.00.



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*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

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Taxis are available 24/7 at Lanzarote Airport

Where to get a taxi from

You can find two taxi ranks at Lanzarote Airport. One can be found right in front of Terminal 1 and the other in front of Terminal 2. In both cases, you need to get to ground 0, at the arrivals area.


If you decide to book a taxi from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca, you can easily reserve a cab online or by phone. If you don’t pre-book, you can also ask a handler at the airport to call you a taxi. Unfortunately, Uber or ride-sharing programs are not offered in Lanzarote. Therefore, using a taxi or private transfer from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca is the most convenient and efficient way to get to where you need to go.

Editor’s Note

If you're concerned about time and getting to your destination quickly, a taxi is your best option, as you won't need to worry about time-tables and wait times.

Useful Tips

Be sure to confirm a ride price with your driver before entering the taxi to avoid any surprises.
Because each municipality issues separate licences, taxis from specific areas come in vehicles of different shapes and colours. Do ensure you find one that is clearly marked.
Seat belts are compulsory for all passengers in vehicles in Lanzarote.

Getting from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca by bus

If you are looking for an easy way to save money, you can travel from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca by bus. To get to Playa Blanca, you’ll need to take Bus Route 161/261. On Monday through Friday, buses run from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm.

Bus Fare from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca

There is a bus service from Lanzarote airport to Playa Blanca and back, just look for route 161 / 261.

From Airport Terminal One, you can catch the Intercity bus without pre-booking. Bus tickets from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca cost only €4.00/person (one-way), whilst you can conveniently purchase a ticket directly from the driver. Just keep in mind, you’ll need to be carrying cash with you.



Trip Duration


From 7:30-22:30 on weekdays.

Where to get a taxi from

The bus stop at Terminal 1 is located to your left as you leave the terminal. A sign is clearly posted at the stop.

The bus is also accessible through Terminal 2. Follow the signs for the bus from the arrival area and exit the building to the right. Walk to the crossing at the drop-off area, moving away from the terminal. The bus stop is located on a roundabout. The bus stop is located approximately 340 metres from the terminal, taking about 4 minutes to walk.


Taking the bus is a reliable and relatively fast option. Plus, it can help you save money. However, if there are three or more in your group, you may find it easier to travel by taxi. Buses, during the height of the rush hour, can be crowded and you may find that space for your luggage is limited.

Editor’s Note

Bus travel from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca takes approximately one hour, depending on traffic. Keep in mind it might be less regular on weekends and public holidays.

Useful Tips

For the Intercity Bus you will need cash and as a maximum, a note of €10 can be used.
We recommend travelling light as you may find space for luggage is limited on the bus.
If possible, arrive at least 10-15 minutes early at the bus stop to have a higher chance of securing a seat.

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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 Lanzarote. 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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Frequently asked questions

How much does a taxi from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca cost?

The average price of a taxi fare from Lanzarote airport to Playa Blanca costs approximately €50. Depending on traffic, this trip normally takes around 30 minutes.

Is it difficult to find a taxi at the Lanzarote Airport?

Taxis at the Lanzarote Airport are easy to find. They can be booked in advance or hailed directly at the airport. Plus, taxis that are coming from and likely travelling to Playa Blanca are easy to identify – they will be bright red in colour.

What is the cost of a bus transfer from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca?

A bus ticket from Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca only costs €4, making it the least expensive mode of transportation to the resort town for solo and budget-conscious travellers. This trip will take nearly an hour to complete.

How far is Lanzarote Airport from Playa Blanca?

The beautiful resort town of Playa Blanca is located 34 kilometres away from the Lanzarote Airport. Depending on traffic and mode of travel, this trip can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

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