Travel to Canary Islands

Flying to Canary Islands

Multiple airlines operate regular international flights to Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria from all over Europe. La Palma airport receives a limited number of international flights. Local flights run by Binter ( link all the islands and also go to Madeira, Morocco, Western Sahara and Mauritania. Iberia ( and Air Europa ( also fly between the islands and mainland Spain.

Flight times:

From London - 4 hours 30 minutes; New York - 13 hours 30 minutes (including stopover).

Airport guides

Airport Code: LPA. Location: Gran Canaria Airport is situated 18km (11 miles) south of Las Palmas, and 25km (16 miles) north of... Money: There are several ATMs available on the first floor of the airport located in both the boarding and... Read more

Airport Code: ACE. Location: Lanzarote Airport is located 5km (3 miles) to the west of Arrecife. Money: There are several ATMs located throughout the airport, and a bureau de change at the Travel 2000... Read more

Airport Code: TFS. Location: Tenerife Sur Airport is situated 62km (38 miles) south of Santa Cruz, on the island of Tenerife. Money: There is a bank on the ground floor of the terminal building – ATMs are also available at various... Read more

Airport Code: FUE. Location: Fuerteventura Airport is located 5km (3 miles) south of the capital of the island, Puerto del... Money: A bank and various ATMs are available in the terminal building. Read more

Other airports in Canary Islands

Tenerife North Airport

Airport Code: TFN. Location: The airport is 11km (7 miles) west of Santa Cruz. Website: Public transport description: Bus services depart to the city regularly. Taxi service is available.

Travel by rail

Driving to Canary Islands

It's easy to explore the Canary Islands by car, and all the big car hire companies have offices here.

Getting to Canary Islands by boat

Main ports: Las Palmas and Tenerife.

Ferry operators:

Many cruise ships stop in the Canaries, particularly at Las Palmas (Gran Canaria), Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Arrecife (Lanzarote). All the islands are linked by regular car and passenger ferries.

Acciona Trasmediterránea (tel: +34 902 454 645; operates car ferry services from Cadiz to Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de la Tenerife, Arrecife and Santa Cruz de la Palma.

Day trips to the smaller islands are quickly and easily arranged.

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