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About Gran Canaria Airport

Gran Canaria Airport, which is located on the Canary Islands of Spain and bears the name of the island it is situated on, is one of the most important passenger and cargo transportation centers of the country statistically. The civilianization process of the airport, which was used for military purposes on the Gulf of Gando until 1930, continued for three years and the first airliner took off from the airport in 1933. At the airport, where civilian and military flights were handled together for a while, military activities were completely stopped in 1946. After this date, a new terminal building and a new airfield were constructed in 1946 and 1948 respectively. The efforts for modernize and extend the airport and its surrounding started in 1963 and continued until 1970. The terminal building which today continues to welcome passengers was constructed and put into service in 1973. After the airport increased its passenger potential, extension activities were performed in the terminal building in 1991. Because the airport, which offers service to the Canary Islands, among the most beautiful holiday destinations of Spain and the world, couldn’t be able to meet the demand, the construction of a new terminal building and airfield was initiated. The airfield was put into service in 2015. Every year, 12 million passengers and 18 thousand tonnes of cargo are carried from Gran Canaria Airport.

Getting to the City Center from Gran Canaria Airport

You can get on a taxi or bus for travelling to the city center from the airport. Las Palmas welcomes millions of tourists every year with its wonderful beaches. If you want to discover the island during your travel, you can also consider renting a car. Those who want to prefer a comfortable and fast transportation alternative can benefit from the airport shuttle service offered by the majority of the hotel located in the city.

Taxi

If you consider travelling to the city center or your hotel by taxi, make sure to get on a taxi from the taxi stands at the airport and demand an invoice before getting off. Travelling to the city center from the airport costs about 26 Euro. If you will accommodate in Maspalomas, a popular tourist destination, you can reach this region by paying approximately 38 Euro.

Car Rental

There are seven different car rental companies offering service at Gran Canaria Airport. Avis and Budget are among these companies. The daily cost of renting a car varies according to size of the vehicle but you can rent a standard vehicle for 4 passengers by paying 20-25 Euro. In this way, you can reach the city center and also discover the beautiful points of the island comfortably. You should drive in the north direction for about 26 kilometers on the highway GC-1 extending along the coast in order to travel from Gran Canaria Airport to the city center. If you will travel to Maspalomas, you should drive in the south direction for about 31 kilometers on the highway GC-1.

Bus

There are three bus routes departing from the airport. The bus route 60 connects the airport to the city center. The travel lasts about thirty minutes under normal traffic conditions. You can get to Maspalomas, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the region, in about 45 minutes. The bus route 5 operates between Las Palmas city center and Maspalomas and passes through the airport. Ticket price is 2,30 Euro. The buses depart every 20 minutes and operate from 05:25 am to 11:20 pm during the week.

Hotel Shuttle

Many hotels in Las Palmas, which is a holiday paradise, offer airport shuttle service for their guests. If you demand airport shuttle service from your hotel, your driver will be waiting for you at the landing hour of your flight on the baggage claim area. If you decide benefitting from this comfortable service, make sure to get in contact with your hotel in advance and get information about the cost of using this service.

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2018
Getting to Gran Canaria Airport from the City Center

You can get on a taxi for travelling to Gran Canaria Airport from Las Palmas city center. If you want to use a means of public transportation, you can use the public buses. If you have rented a car for discovering the island freely, you can easily get to the airport with this car. In addition, many accommodation centers in the city which welcomes a great number of tourists every year offer airport shuttle service for their guests. All alternatives can also be used by visitors who will accommodate in Maspalomas. Whichever transportation alternative you choose, you will be accompanied by a wonderful ocean view during your travel to the airport.

Taxi

You can easily find a taxi in the city center. The cost of travelling to the airport from Las Palmas city center is approximately 26 Euro. If you will come from Maspalomas, you can reach the airport by paying approximately 38 Euro.

Car Rental

There are many car rental companies offering service in the city. The daily cost of renting a car varies according to the equipment and size of the vehicle but you can rent a standard vehicle for 4 passengers by paying 20-25 Euro. Since the airport is located on a very easy route, you don’t have any trouble if you provide your transportation by renting a car. You should drive in the south direction for about 26 kilometers on the highway GC-1 extending along the coast in order to reach Gran Canaria Airport from the city center. If you need to come from Maspalomas, you should drive in the north direction for about 31 kilometers on the highway GC-1.

Bus

The bus route 60 departing from Las Palmas city center carries passengers to Gran Canaria Airport in about 30 minutes. The bus route 5 reaches Maspalomas by passing through the airport. You can arrive at the airport by using one of these two routes. If you will come from Maspalomas, you can get on the bus route 5 or 66 which directly goes to the airport. Travelling to the airport from this region lasts about 45 minutes. The buses start operating at early hours in the morning and continue until 11:20 pm. One-way ticket price of the buses in Las Palmas is 2,30 Euro.

Hotel Shuttle

There are many hotels in Las Palmas which is an important tourist attraction and almost all of these hotels offer airport shuttle service for their guests. You can benefit from this service by getting in contact with your hotel making a reservation in advance. In this way, you can easily reach the airport.

Airport Information

Gran Canaria Airport, which is also known as Gando Airport and Las Palmas Airport, is located on the ocean shore along the Gando Coast. It is located 19 km south of the city center and is close to the most popular tourist destinations. From the airport, regular, seasonal and charter flights are performed to many different points of the world. The entrance fee of Galdos Lounge located at the airport is 16,96 Euro. You can find many products such as jewelry, clothes, accessories, electronic items and alcoholic drinks on the tax-free shopping area. There are also fast food restaurants, cafes, bars, bistros and luxurious restaurants at the airport.

Last Updated: 30 Mar 2018

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