Isla de Lanzarote Transportation

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Local Buses

    by nigelw6443 Updated Oct 17, 2003

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    Local buses

    The island has a very good bus system with modern clean buses and at a reasonable price. The buses stop frequently although I am not sure about how late they run. For example, if you are staying in Costa Teguise and want a night out in Puerto del Carmen then you would probably end up getting a taxi home. I believe that runs at about 25.00 euro.

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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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    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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    Car Rental

    by nigelw6443 Written Sep 1, 2003

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    Get out and explore

    Car rental is quite cheap on the island and is a very good way of getting around and seeing the island. Petrol is very cheap and as the island is small it is a very economical mode of transport.

    There are plenty of car hire companies on the island and they all offer similar rates.

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    FLYING....Ther are flights daily to lanzarote

    by rachel_sun Updated Nov 13, 2003

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    THE WINDMILL AT THE CACTUS GARDEN

    There are flights daily from most airports.It took me about 4 hours to fly to Lanzarote from England.There are also flights from Lanzarote to Fuerteventura daily.They take about half an hour.You can fly to Lanzarote from Stanstead, Gatwick and Luton and you can normally find a great bargain online.I payed £130 for my flight.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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