Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Transportation

  • Taxis await your entry
    Taxis await your entry
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  • View of the docked cruise ship
    View of the docked cruise ship
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  • There goes the bus if it wasn't stopped in traffic
    There goes the bus if it wasn't stopped...
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    Bus Network Android and iPhone

    by Guaguas Written Sep 20, 2012

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    With the application Guaguabus for Android and iPhone/iPad devices you can find the bus stops at Gran Canaria, routes and schedules. The link from Android is: http://goo.gl/dOa5f and iPhone/iPad is: http://itun.es/i6DB5Py

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    Bus Network

    by Guaguas Written Sep 9, 2012

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    If you want to use the bus network at Gran Canaria you can download the Android application Guaguabus to find the bus stops, the routes and timetables.

    The links is https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mydatafocus.GuaguaBus

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    Local Express Buses

    by BruceDunning Written Nov 28, 2011

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    There goes the bus if it wasn't stopped in traffic

    If you are able to find the special buses that take cruise ships patrons to Vegueta from Santa CAtalina dock, the price is much less than the taxis. However, if they are caught in traffic, the term "express" may be a misnomer, and they are to frequently go back and forth ever 30 minutes. WE did not find that to be true, though, and the schedule appeared inconsistent. I think bus 30 is one to seek out, or the main express lines designate Santa Catalina on the marquee. The charge is about 1.50 Euro one way

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    Come by Cruise Ship

    by BruceDunning Written Nov 28, 2011

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    View of the docked cruise ship

    Nearly 1 million visitors come to the Canary Islands annually to soak up the sun and shop at the many stores. I seems to be one of the easy ways to look at the sites, but some gifts/trinkets, and then move on. One day at Las Palmas may be all you need to see the main sites, no including going inland, or sunbathing, or just relaxing. You probably could take a ship to the other islands if you feel they look different. The other main city is Santa Cruz on another island

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    Taxi

    by BruceDunning Written Nov 27, 2011

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    Taxis await your entry

    There are hundreds of taxis that traverse the area from the cruise ship docks to Vegueta. We took them and they were fairly reasonable in price, with 5 Euro to take between the Santa Catalina park and Vegueta are; about 3-4 miles distance. It does take around 15 minutes due to traffic being crammed

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    Take a Gua Gua

    by Birsen Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The bus called "Gua Gua" ( sounds like wua wua). They are very modern , not crowded and convenient. They accept cash in the bus. Main station is called San Telmo wher you can purchase discounted city cards (tarjeta municipal- costs 5 € fro 10 trips) for yellow buses runs in the city. To go to the south or inlands or to the north you need to get ( tarjeta municipal) blue buses. cost 15€ depends on the distance to ride price.

    There is one touristic Guagua also which is very nice.
    www.guaguas.com

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  • Travelling to Gran Canaria from Tenerife and back

    by Vytas_ Written Jan 6, 2009

    We came to Tenerife South airport, but our final destination was Las Palmas in Gran Canaria island. Of course, first we checked possibility to fly there, but the flight was just in evening and price was a bit more than €60 for person, so we decided to chose other way of travelling. First, going to Santa Cruz de Tenerife (distance of ~70-80km for €6.20) and then using ferry. In beginning of december, just two companies - "ARMAS" and "Fred Olsen" are carrying passangers.
    Price going with "ARMAS" is about €30 for adult and about 3h of comfortable shipping to Las Palmas of Gran Canaria. We have chosen them because ferry from "Fred Olsen" was already departed when we got to harbour. There was no problem getting tickets on Monday (at 2pm) for 4pm ferry.
    We were getting back on Saturday, so on Friday we again went to "ARMAS" office in Las Palmas, but the tickets were already sold out. So, we went to "Fred Olsen" office. The tickets for an early ferry (7am if i remember right) were nearly sold out, but for a later one (1pm) were lots of free ones. The price was €45 for adult. This includes price for bus (taking about 30km from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Agaete) and carrying from Agaete to Santa Cruz de Tenerife by ferry. They claim "Fred Olsen express" takes you to Tenerife in 1h, but in our case it took ~1h and 20min of shipping plus ~30min going by bus and ~40min more of waiting for ferry (which was about 30min late).

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  • Guagua

    by Vytas_ Written Jan 6, 2009

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    Public transport buses in Canaria islands are called "Guagua". Some of the streets in Las Palmas have bus lines, so it's wise using Guaguas during traffic time. The price is €1.10 for adult person. But you can buy 10-travels valid ticked, called "bono de Guagua" for €5.80. Doesn't matter if you go alone, two or 10 persons. You just mark it 1, 2 or 10 times (according to the number of travellers) when entering a bus.

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    Free Bicycles

    by Birsen Written Jul 12, 2008

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    Free city bike
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    This is a new service in the city. If you want to bike in the city you can borrow it for 4 hours and leave it in some certain spots. I can recommend to bike at Avenida Maritima- carril de bici (Main Maritime bike road) from Teatro till Club Nautico. It's about 10-15 min ride. You must apply online on their website (it called "registre") at first time and present this registration paper on pick up. You can do this application in any internet cafe or right next to San Telmo Bus station Library or at your hotel. It will take a minute. I am giving the link for the form to fill it up and to print out. http://biciambiental.org/index.php?option=com_user&task=register

    Sundays at the moment they do not lend bikes (which is very stupid :)) Best places to Pick up Next to Mercado (at Teatro), San Telmo
    You must return the bike by 20:00 pm (only for 4 hours)

    this the link of the map of bike roads http://biciambiental.org/images/documentos/plano-biciambiental-lpgc.pdf

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    Taxi

    by Birsen Updated Jun 28, 2008

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    The City is not too big so if sometimes you can get a taxi as well and pay not much. For example from Santa Catalina to San Telmo (beginning of Triana street) costs around 5 €. When you see they have green light and the sign says Libre, they are free to hire.

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    Car Hire

    by Royace Written May 22, 2005

    The cab fare to the resort of Taurito, Mogan is about £35/40 each way, so we hired a car for the week at the airport for £70.00 and got a 4 door Clio with A/C. The motorway goes almost all the way to the resort and last bit is on a winding coast road with spectacular views. This was my first time driving in Gran Canaria and it was no problem at all. I would highly reccomend it. I booked the car on the internet and paid when I arrived. The web site is www.doyouspain.com and car firm was Record Cars, by far the cheapest.

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    " Bus Station "

    by C.GOROSTIAGA Updated Apr 23, 2004

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    Gran Canaria has a good transportation system. It is easy to travel around the island. If you are in the capital as I was you could get a normal card with a bonus of 10 trips for an economic price. (around 5 euros). There is another card called tarjeta insular (12.- 15 euros). This card is cheaper than paying for your trip in cash. Also you could use this card inside the city of Las Palmas. It is for the whole island. I used to use the Insular Card for long distace travels. (For example to go from Las Palmas to the south of the Island like San Agustin, Playa del Ingles, Maspalomas, Puerto Rico or Puerto de Mogan). The other card I used for the city. Buses and coaches work very well in Gran Canaria. You have connections 24 hours a day. That is extraordinary. There is only a problem with buses if you want to go to place like the centre of the Island. You can have one coach but the conections are not so good. It is inconvinient. I recommend renting a car. It is a good option to visit the Island. It is important to mention that petrol is cheaper than the rest of Spain and renting a car is not so expensive at all.

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    Docks . ( Queen Mary 2 )

    by C.GOROSTIAGA Updated Apr 22, 2004

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    This picture shows the famous cruise " Queen Mary 2 ". Well, I don't know a lot about this huge ship. Hundreds of people came to see this incredible ship. I couldn't go in. It was a pity because I guess it must be gorgeous to be inside. like a city inside a ship. Unfortunatly " Queen Mary 2 " had to depart the same day during the night. It was an authentic spectacle with fireworks. It is a shame I wasn't able to take some pictures during that night. My digital camera doesn't perform as admirably in the dark.

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    Tour the island

    by Mique Written Jul 22, 2003

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    Along the way

    Rent a car and tour around the island or decide to drive up to its highest point. With clear weather you can actually see its neighbour Tenerife.

    And take your time stopping at all those pittoresque little villages along the way. You might be in for a suprise

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