Isla de Lanzarote Transportation

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    The Water bus/taxi
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    Me with the hire car
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    Airport bus service

    by lomi Written Feb 26, 2007

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    Every day, the 04 local bus travels between the airport and Arrecife, where you can catch buses to other areas of the island.

    mon - fri: first bus 7.20 am, last bus 22.50 pm
    sat & sat: first bus 8.50 am, last bus 22.50 pm

    one euro a single trip

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    Local Buses

    by lomi Updated Feb 26, 2007

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    There are many bus services (18 altogether) around the island, most originating in Arrecife at the Estacion de Gua Gua.

    They ply between the main 3 resorts of Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Costa Teguise. The 04 travels to the airport. Most are air conditioned and inexpensive (1 euro fare). There are no trains on the island.

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    roundabouts!

    by lomi Written Jul 23, 2006

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    Take care driving around the roundabouts!

    the islanders generally are not used to them and everyone ends up using the outside lane, if you're stuck in the inside line - tough. You might end up waiting and indicating to get out at your exit or cause an accident.

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    Spanish word for petrol

    by lomi Written Jul 23, 2006

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    Car hire is relatively cheap compared with most of Europe and petrol is inexpensive too.

    Most garages have attendants who fill up the car for you. Unleaded petrol is called 'sin plomo' - you usually ask for 10, 5, or 1 euro at a time, rather than by the litre.

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    Car Hire - Tough New drink drive laws

    by lomi Updated Jul 23, 2006

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    New tough drink drive laws throughout Spain mean you can only drink a glass of wine or small beer before you are over the limit. If you breathalyse positive - you could go to PRISON on the spot. If you refuse to give a blood sample or use the breathalyser you could also end up in prison!

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    See Lanzarote with a rental car

    by Bernd_L Updated Jun 2, 2006

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    The best way to see the highlights of Lanzarote is by rental car. There are a lot of agencies all over the island and the competition is fierce. This is good for the traveller because the prices are very affordable.

    International companies usually charge more than the unknown local ones. So if you are on a budget it's recommandable to compare the prices.

    The roads on the island are in a very good condition (with the exception of the road to the Papagayo Beaches where an off-road vehicle would be your best choice). And the distances are never far as the island only has a length of about 60 km.

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    Taxis

    by Blondiina Written Mar 18, 2006

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    The taxi operators in Lanzarote speak good English (at least in Yaiza area) so it is easy to call a taxi. After forwarding your request the operator tells you the number of the taxi, which you check from the side of the car. Taxis in Lanzarote are cheap, but be prepared that your driver may not speak English at all.

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    Rental car

    by Blondiina Written Mar 18, 2006

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    Our rental car, a blue Daewoo

    If you rent a car while on the island you will surely get a lot more from your holiday. The roads are generally in good condition, petrol is cheap and apart from the capital Arrecife the roads are quite uncrowded too. The only hair raising thing are the high and quickly sloping hills that do not neccessarily have any safety rails on the edges.

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    taxi/bus/car hire its all easy

    by dotshand Written Jan 7, 2006

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    taxis in the resorts are quite cheap and plenty of them, usually only about 2-5 euros a journey. there is also a good bus service, but if there are enough of you to fill a taxi, it is sometimes cheaper. car hire is also good on the island and fairly cheap, the roads outside the busy resorts are okay and as the island is small you can get around most of it with ease, i would recommend hiring a car and touring, well worthwhile

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    Budget travel

    by alidunne Written Apr 19, 2005

    We got a package deal to Lanzarote with Budget Travel. We got a last minute deal flying from Dublin for two weeks in the apartments all for 300euro per person. The rep was also friendly and helpful. All in all a great holiday deal I think.

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    Rent a car

    by alidunne Written Apr 19, 2005

    We rented a car for three days and if I remember correctly we paid less than 20euro a day for a Fiat Punto with airconditioning. I thought it was good value. I think we rented with Avis. They were also very understanding when we asked if we could keep the car for an extra day.

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    Perfect for planespotters!

    by timtregenza Written Apr 11, 2005

    The approach to Lanzarote's airport is along the beachfront of Puerto del Carmen. Planespotters will have a great time identifying all the airlines flying in. Having said that, the noise is not too intrusive.

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    Hiring a car

    by laney5 Written Mar 10, 2005
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    The best way to see the island is to hire a car. A week would probably be too long, as the island is so small. We hired one for 5 days, which was plenty. We used Cabrera Medina in Costa Teguise-95E for 5 days for a Ford Corsa, including insurance. Petrol was very cheap- we filled up once and still had some left at the end.

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    Costa Teguise to Arrecife by bus

    by laney5 Updated Mar 10, 2005

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    The parish church in Arrecife.

    It is very easy to catch a bus from Costa Teguise- the bus stops on the main Ave de las Islas Canarias-we caught it ouside Lanzarote Gardens next to the pharmacy. Plenty of timetables at each bustop. Mon-Fri every 20 minutes to Arrecife and Puerto del Carmen; Sat and Sun on the hour and half past- cost 1E90 for 2 people to Arrecife. Journey did not take long-plenty of people using it.

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    lanzarote bus

    by mail2ireland Written Mar 4, 2005

    the lanzarote bus runs up and down the island and passes about every 10-20 minutes depending on the time of day...costs 95cents to travel the length of the Playa Grande WHICH IS THE MAIN BEACH IN PUERTE DEL CARMEN

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