ARE YOU PLANNING YOUR TRIP TO LANZAROTE? NOT SURE WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO GET AROUND ONCE YOU ARRIVE HERE? Here are a couple of tips on what you can do on an island of just 845.9km²!
There’s more to see and do than you think, from sandy beaches, sports, mountains, volcanoes, caves, vineyards, museums, towns, islands like La Graciosa, etc! With an average stay in Lanzarote of around 7 days, visitors have plenty of time to explore. The most flexible way to get around is to rent a car, although you have other options available in tourist areas, such as bicycle rentals, scooters, local bus service, and taxi tours.
Flying to Lanzarote
The primary way to reach Lanzarote from Europe is by air. Lanzarote’s airport (ACE code) is located near the capital city of Arrecife and serves as the island’s main point of entry.
Direct Flights: Many European cities offer direct flights to Lanzarote. Airlines such as Ryanair, easyJet, and TUI often have direct flights from cities like London, Manchester, Berlin, Madrid, Barcelona, and many others. The flight duration varies depending on the departure city. For example, a direct flight from London takes approximately 4 hours, while a flight from Madrid is around 2.5 hours.
Connecting Flights: If a direct flight is not available from your city, you can consider a connecting flight. Madrid and Barcelona are common connecting cities for flights from other parts of Europe.
Another option to reach Lanzarote is by sea, although this is less common and can be more time-consuming.
Ferry from Mainland Spain: There are ferries from the mainland of Spain to the Canary Islands, but these are long journeys that can take over 24 hours. The main ferry companies are Fred Olsen and Armas, and they usually depart from Huelva or Cadiz.
Inter-Island Ferries: If you’re already in the Canary Islands, you can easily get to Lanzarote from the other islands by ferry. Companies like Fred Olsen, Armas, and Lineas Romero offer services between the islands
Moving around Lanzarote
BY CAR The new roads and good quality highways ensure that renting a car is a good way to get around and explore the island. Parking is freely available on many streets as long as lines and signs are respected, which means parking fines are also available for infractions. Parking is easy in many places, but in busy resorts and in the city of Arrecife it is less accessible. Private parking lots are also widely available in general in places like Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca or Arrecife and charge an average fee of around 2€ per hour. You can book with our affiliates.
BY BUS The local bus service is also a really good and economical way to get around, although trips take a little longer than by car you can travel around the island quite comfortably. Check the schedule if you would like to take the local bus. https://arrecifebus.com/
BY TAXI Many taxi companies offer a guided tour of the island, which can be a great way to get around, get to know the island and if you’re lucky, chat with a local! Visit https://LanzaroteTaxi.com for more information and book in advance of your arrival.
BY FERRY The main tourist hub of Puerto del Carmen offers an express water taxi service to and from Puerto Calero, not only will you get a charming 50-20 minute boat ride and stunning views of the island’s coast, you’ll find that Puerto Calero is a fantastic place to relax, browse the designer shops and enjoy a leisurely lunch. We can’t think of a better way to get around! For updated rates and schedules visit https://www.lineasromero.com/
Also, don’t forget that during your visit to Lanzarote you can visit the island of La Graciosa by ferry which leaves from Orzola, municipality of Haria and the journey depending lasts approximately 30 minutes and there are several frequencies of round trips you can book and look at schedules here.
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