Isla de Lanzarote Transportation

  • The Water bus/taxi
    The Water bus/taxi
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  • Me with the hire car
    Me with the hire car
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  • Older form of transport
    Older form of transport
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    Water Bus/Taxi

    by mustertal Written Jun 23, 2013

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    The Water bus/taxi

    The Water bus to Puerto Calero from the old harbour in Puerto del Carmen, is a twenty minute ride down the coast and you never know what you will see on the journey, this year (2013), I was lucky enough to see literally hundreds of Dolphins and a few Whales enjoying their swim in the beautiful sunshine.
    The trip costs €10 for a return ticket. 2013 prices. and well worth it.

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    guagua.

    by mustertal Updated Jun 23, 2013

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    The buses on the Canary islands are called "guagua", pronounced "wahwah". They are cheap to use, and run between the main resorts of Costa Teguise/Arrecife and Puerto del Carmen, not so frequently to Playa Blanca and Puerto Calero.
    Taxi's are reasonable, but please note, that the main holiday change over day in Lanzarote is Thursday, so taxi's are hard to find. You can pre book your taxi to and from the airport.
    There are no trains on Lanzarote but you will find a few Camels !
    If you want to pre book a taxi from the airport to your resort, then try www.canaltravel.com, very good and always on time but a little more expensive.

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    Blanket Trip

    by Lanzarotedeb Written Jun 9, 2012
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    Blanket Trips are either loved or hated a little like Marmite, however, love or hate them they arguably good value for money!!! probably as most of them are free. Quite rightly so nothing is FREE you have to pay one way or another. The way it works is that you will be picked up from outside your hotel by English Speaking Staff who have generally got a fantastic knowledge of the island. Generally you will be taken to a Showroom where you will be met and served a drink, after this you will be introduced to your presenter who will give you GOOD information (usually) on how to improve your health and well-being by getting a good nights sleep. The presentation lasts about 45-60minutes after which there is a break for clients to ask questions use the loo etc before being shown some products that can be bought on the day and the drawing of a free raffle you will be there an average of one and a half hours. If you do decide on a Blanket Trip first make sure that the company already work with one or more of the big tour operators and can show proof of this, what this does is ensures you will not become victim to any under-handed sales techniques which you cannot get out of should you wish to.
    Your time is your payment after which depending on which company you choose you will have a good day out. May I add that these excursions are not really suitable for Children as in my opinion they would find them boring.

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    Last Minute Transfers

    by Lanzarotedeb Written Jun 9, 2012

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    A little late I know as you have already been here, Club Tahite is the first place I ever stopped in Lanzarote and loved it! As I am sure you have found out it is a little way out of the town but local taxis are cheap. For future reference if you need to get to the airport to anywhere in Lanzarote there is a company called Last Minute Transfers who are generally a lot cheaper than the taxi you can also choose different services required. I hope you will come back to Lanz and if you do and you want to know anything then please feel free to get in touch.

    Lanzadeb

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    Roads

    by mickeyboy07 Written Feb 8, 2012

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    Lanzarote has some of the best roads in Europe,they are the best ive ever driven on abroad.The roads are very smooth with good signs and large lanes.The roads are quite new and quiet most of the time.This all makes for very pleasent driving.With the island only being small it takes less than forty minutes to drive from the north to the south and about twenty five minutes from east coast to west.So i do recommend hiring a car when visting here.

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    Rent a car

    by milugares Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A car is a useful and comfortable way to explore the island.
    Not expensive, usually less than 20 Euros / day.
    Most roads are good and have little traffic.

    There are lots of rent-a-car offices all around the island, touristic spots have one or two from each company near almost every hotel.
    A list is on the web link below.

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    Hiring a car

    by ATLC Updated Mar 8, 2011

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    Rented car in Puerto del Carmen

    We decided to rent a car for the week and not being too queasy we opted for possibly the cheapest solution which served us fine.
    At 15 euro a day (we hired for 7 days, total amount: 110 euro) we got a Renault Clio with airco, slightly battered (but then, most rental cars are, as we observed). The price was including Collission Damage Waver (Franquicia danos) and Personal Accident Cover (Prot. Acccidente Personal).

    We crossed and criscrossed the whole island in our little car, paid an additional 30 euro to fill up with gas (EURO95 under 1 euro per liter!) and that was it. Money well spent!

    Address:

    Avda. La Playas, 101
    C.C. Jameos, local 8
    both in Puerto del Carmen.

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  • Car hire at Arrecife airport

    by bdobbs Updated Feb 28, 2011

    Used Pluscar (booked by internet before arrival) last week for a hire car pick-up at Arrecife airport (Euro114 all-in for a Polo for a week). Unlike the big companies they don't charge any CDW excess and their fuel policy is not a rip-off. Big companies all seem to charge for a full tank of fuel at pick-up for hires of more than three days; you're supposed to return the car empty (seriously!?) but can never get near it unless you drive extensively for two weeks. Pluscar ask you to return the car with roughly the same amount of fuel as on pick-up - so no hidden charge.

    Finally, their customer service was excellent. About to head for airport at 1000 from Playa Blanca (for a 1230 flight) when I realised I'd lost my car key. Rang their central office (Sunday morning), got an immediate response and they express couriered a spare key over 40km from Costa Teguise. The lost key charge was Euro100 (like most car hire firms) but they said they'd refund it if the key turned up. On our way to the aiport they rang me to say it had been handed in to Yaiza police and asked me to see their rep at the airport. When I arrived he immediately returned the Euro100, we (just) caught our flight and went home happy. Difficult to better that.

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    Taxi Rates

    by lomi Updated Jul 13, 2010

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    Average cost of a journey if you flag down a cab - 2010 rates

    for 1st km within a resort

    1.90 euros 6am - 10pm and add .45 euros per km

    2.50 euros 10pm-6am and add .55 euros per km

    for 1st km outside the resort

    2.54 euros - 6am-10pm and add .45 euros per km
    3.08 euros 10pm - 6 am and add .55 euros per km

    Add 1.20 euros for trips on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and 5th January

    Add 1.65 euros if trip starts at airport or ferry port

    Always ask for change, (cambio in Spanish), especially if you give a big note: some taxi drivers have been known to keep the change, if you dont ask!

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    Transport between Puerto D Carmen & Costa Teguise

    by lomi Updated Jul 13, 2010

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    There is a good bus service between the two resorts and they run all day (until about 11pm) via Arrecife bus station. It costs 2 euros.

    The taxi fare between PDC and Costa Teguise is around 25 euros each way & takes about 20 minutes.

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    Cycling can be dangerous

    by lomi Updated Oct 15, 2008

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    Many drivers in Lanzarote are mad! Many tourists driving around are not used to driving on the right, or used to the traffic conditions. Cyclists are the last things on their minds.

    There is a few dedicated bicycle lanes, one is near Playa Blanca but it doesnt go further than the village of Femes. There is another near La Santa sports village, but it stops near the village of Tinajo. In Puerto del Carmen there is a dedicated cyclists/walkers path along the promenade going all the way to Arricife, which is highly recommended.

    There are plenty of bicycle accidents on Lanzarotes busy roads.

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    Ferry to Fuertuventura

    by lomi Updated Aug 25, 2008

    Both the following ferrys run a service to Fuertuventura from the harbour in Playa Blanca.

    Fred Olsen (fast)
    Resident return adult: 25.18 - Non resident: 50.34
    Resident return child: 12.62 - Non resident: 25.26 - 11 years or under
    Resident return car: 92.06 - Non resident: 117.22

    Armas (slow)

    Resident return adult: 17.62 - Non resident: 35.20
    Resident return child: 14.01 - Non resident: 28.01 - up to

    Also discounts for pensioners, students etc..

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    Transportation: from airport to Playa Blanca

    by claude-andre Written Jul 8, 2008

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    We took a taxi from the airport to our hotel in Playa Blanca. The cost was about 35 euros.
    If we had rent a car, it would have cost around 22-28 euros depending the company and the number od days you rent.
    Think of it.
    You can go to Playa Blanca by bus, but you have first to go Arrecife, than take another bus to your destination.
    It's really cheap but less comfortable.

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  • Roadworks in Puerto del Carmen

    by Elle1971 Written Mar 27, 2008

    Spring 08 - PdC is having oodles of roadworks done at the moment... so watch out if getting a taxi from one end to the other (for increased costs) - but you should be fine within the main strip.

    The roadworks are from just after Centro Atlantico... up until Los Pocillos.

    Elle xx

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    Arrecife Buses

    by Gwynfiguy Updated Apr 14, 2007

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    A Gua Gua at the airport

    Go to the Gua Gua Estacion ( bus terminal) in Arrecife and get a green bus ticket ( this costs about 25 euros). You then catch the bus wherever and whenever you want and produce this card until the money on it runs out ( proves to be cheaper than buying tickets all the time ( can be used for couples or families.
    If you have a pram or pushchair ask the driver to open the side of the bus to enable you to stow it out of harms way.
    Buses are known as Gua Gua;s in the Canary Islands ( no Idea why just a local thing)

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