Canary Islands Transportation

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Canary Islands Transportation

  • Most people go by special...

    Most people go by special tourist charter airplane.If you're not in a hurry take the sight seeing special.

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  • The speedboat from Los...

    The speedboat from Los Cristianos (Tenerife) to San Sebastian (La Gomera) takes about 45 minutes. There are also slower car ferries, which take around 75 minutes. The ferry from La Palma to La Gomera takes considerably longer, since it passes via Tenerife. The speedboat service from Los Cristianos to Valle Gran Rey was not in effect when I traveled...

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  • Puerto Rico cabs

    We used taxis for most of the time we were in Puerto Rico mainly due to having a two-year old with us. From where we stayed near the Europa Centre, it was about £2 to get to the nice beach.

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  • Buses

    They are there although I never used them. I didnt really need them because it was so cheap to taka a taxi.They dont have any one fee, they charge you based on the lenght of your journey with them. Its cheap though and going from Maspalomas to lets say Atlantico shopping center would only be like 3 euros one way.

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  • Taxis

    Taxis in the Canary Islands is the best way to get around. Its so cheap I couldnt believe it. Going from my hotel to just about anywhere will only cost me around 3 euros.The starting fee is 1,75 at day and for each kilometers they charge 0.40. At nights after 22:00 until 06:00 they starting fee is 2.15.

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  • local travel with the bus company

    the cheapest way for traveling all over the island is, without dobt, the local bus company, named TITSA.To travel cheap you have to buy, in the bookshops the BONO BUS card. It costs 12 Euro and paying your fair with this card gives you a rabate of about 50% . For exemple, going from the south Los Cristianos to the capital Santa Cruz (75Km) with the...

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  • Usually you will arrive at the...

    Usually you will arrive at the airport located at the eastcoast od the island. Charterflights from nearly all over Europe came in there.From the other Canary Islands and from Spain you can also take several ferries that will bring you to the port at the capital Santa Cruz.The easiest way is to hire a car. You can get it at the airport right after...

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  • You have to FLY!I came with...

    You have to FLY!I came with AIR EUROPA directly from Finland.Thank You for your visit

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  • The best way to discover the...

    The best way to discover the island is by car.But take one with steering power,because of the thousands of curves on the roads.If you can't afford a car,then you can drive all the island around with busses.Starting from Las Palmas you can reach every place and corner of the island.All you need is time.

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  • BUS:There are buses from Las...

    BUS:There are buses from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria leaving from Parque San Telmo (number 60), and from the south of the island Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés (number 66). TAXI:These are the fares of the most usual journeys: Airport - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 2.500 a 3.000 ptas. maximum. Airport - Playa del Inglés 3.000 ptas. Airport -...

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  • There are lots of flights to...

    There are lots of flights to Arrecife airport on Lanzarote. The UK in particular has excellent connections, even during the winter months. We found that the airport wasn't particularly crowded in the winter but as it is quite small I wouldn't like to visit in the summer season.****Warning****This is not one ot the best airports if you require...

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  • Hire a car. There is so much...

    Hire a car. There is so much to see that you will find it difficult without one. Organised trips are OK, but will cost you lots, probably more than a car hire. We got a 4-door Citroen Xsara with air conditioning (essential!!) for £90 a week in Feb 2002.

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  • If you do hire a car, always...

    If you do hire a car, always make sure that you have plenty of fuel. I ended up driving around the back roads of Lanzarotte when I got lost, with the fuel guage already in the red, and no idea where I was in relation to an open garage. After about 40km of praying I found a sign saying 'Garage 200m' which I followed for over 1km. Eventually my wife...

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  • A good way to see a lot of...

    A good way to see a lot of Tenerife is by boat, but try to pick one with an engine that works, as you can just about make out from this picture we had to be towed home from about ten miles out..most embarrasing!

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  • You will most definately need...

    You will most definately need a car. most of the resorts are spread out and with nothing but dust and rock tracks between them.Our resort was small and didn't have much in the way of super markets and shops,and the journey on foot to the nearest resort took a good 20 minute hike across not so good terrain.(no good for push chairs or elderly)but...

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  • The Australis in full glory in...

    The Australis in full glory in the 70s.More about the Australis at:http://www.ssaustralishomepage.co.uk(picture is from website)

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  • Getting to Fuerteventura is...

    Getting to Fuerteventura is only really accessable by plane. Toruble is most flights from UK on go on Wednesdays.The only way to get around Fuerteventura sensibly is by jeep. You can hire them form Corralejo at 40,000 pts for week (around £170). With the jeep you can access all the island including (if your surfing) all the North Track which runs...

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  • Apart from being on foot, the...

    Apart from being on foot, the best way is to go by bus. The island is small, only 30 kms in diameter or so, but because of the buildup of the island (a vulcano) it is impossible to drive around it on a coastal road. All the traffic first has to climb to the central highland and then descent towards a villages at the coastline again. A spectacular...

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  • You will probably get to the...

    You will probably get to the Canary Islands by plane. There are good connections from the main cities in Europe to the most touristic islands: Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote. If you want to visit La Palma o el Hierro you will have to change in Tenerife or Gran Canaria. There are no direct flights to the mainland. Be careful and reserve your...

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  • On the islands several...

    On the islands several companies offer camel tours. It is obviously a tourist trap. I still love camels though.

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  • Best way to get to Tenirefe is...

    Best way to get to Tenirefe is to Fly.We got a bus transfer to the Hotel from the AirportIn the town the best way to get around was take a taxi. all prices were set to a few hundred pestas but that will change now they have euro'sTo Leave the town ... it was real cheap to hire a car. but remember to pay for insurance and make sure you dont have a...

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  • I don't know how it's works in...

    I don't know how it's works in other countries but in Germany we have this Last minute offers and I really recommand them. When you get there rent a Car. It's not expensive and that way you get to see a lot.

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  • I found the best way to travel...

    I found the best way to travel round fuerteventura was to rent a car.There's nothing much round the hotels except hotels and beach! Driving from one side of the island to the other is spectacular veiwing!

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  • By Plane, There is little...

    By Plane, There is little other method of transport other than island hopping by ferry though there are car hire places that are plentiful, though shop around as prices vary There are many many Car Hire and Scooter / Motorcycle hire places though be sure to bring you driving liscence

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  • Rent a car. If you want to...

    Rent a car. If you want to stay in one resort, fine, but the island has more to offer. Santa Cruz and Puerto de la Cruz are worth a look.The volcano is a great day out on a clear day. Get out and see more of the place. Try www.holidayautos.co.uk/ for a quote.

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  • The best way is by plane. You...

    The best way is by plane. You can island hop around the canaries, they are all relatively close together. Ferry services go from Tenerife to La Gomera and to Gran Caneria.The local buses on Tenerife are excellent and very cheap.

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  • Really more or less the only...

    Really more or less the only way to get to or from the Canary Islands is by plane. Tons of charter flights operate from all over Europe, as this is one of the most popular beach vacation spots for Europeans.There isn't much to the Canary Islands to get around in. The beach resorts comfortably allow you to walk everywhere over the short distances....

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  • On our way back. In...

    On our way back. In frustration over that I didn't take a picture of our plane down to Spain, I took this picture at once we got out of the airport-busses. Isn't it a beauty? =)

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  • Get the coach tour around...

    Get the coach tour around Lanzarotes fire mountain in Timanfaya National Park it is still alive but dorment at the moment.This is a picture from inside the coach on the way up there.it's so barron.All the coaches I went on looked newish and where smart inside and all had air con.

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  • The neighbouring island of...

    The neighbouring island of Lanzarote can be reached by ferry from Corralejo in around 40 minutes. It is well worth the trip. The Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains), the heart of Lanzarote, are like a moonscape. Many science fiction films have been shot here.There are more than 100 volcanoes on approx. 50 square kilometres; they arose during the...

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  • We did most of the things...

    We did most of the things walking or by bus, cause the shops are nearby and the beach is 15 minutes with the bus. And if you walk you can see the most beautiful things.

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  • Lots of yachts in all sizes...

    Lots of yachts in all sizes and prize levels to admire in Puerto de Mogan. They represented lots of nationalities, too.

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  • There are many scheduled...

    There are many scheduled flights departing from the UK, which fly directly to the four largest Canary Islands. You can fly direct from Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, Norwich, Exeter, Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham and East Midlands airports.Hire a car to see the best of what each island has to offer. The more remote regions have some real jewels to offer...

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  • From the mainland to the...

    From the mainland to the islands: by airplane. Fom one island to another: by ferry.by car or by motorcycle

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  • The bus service on Gran...

    The bus service on Gran Canaria is excellent. There is a regular bus service from Maspolomas in the south to Las Palmas in the north every twenty minutes - last bus from Las Palmas is 21.20 hrs. It is also a very good way to get to 'out of the way' villages and seeing some of the more interesting places on the island.

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  • Fly. Most islands have a...

    Fly. Most islands have a small airport.hire a car or jeep. Car hire is very very cheap in the Canary Islands, but don't forget to drive on the right hand side. This gives you the opportunity to see more of the island and get a real feel for the place. I'd definitely reccommend it. For those who don't want to drive, there's also regular buses,...

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  • Loads of package flights from...

    Loads of package flights from the UK. It seems that Las Palmas airport is only open on Saturday, Sunday and Monday though. It's a 4 - 41/2 hour flight.Many flights leave in the middle of the night and vacate the hotel room by midday leaving many uncomfortable hours to kill. One idea is to miss the included transfer and hire a car, arranging to...

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  • Busses are a good way to trvel...

    Busses are a good way to trvel or hire a car or motorbike.These are more personal to you, and you can see what you want to see when you want to see it.Hire a car for a week then travel until your hearts content.

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  • Charter flight. Get a last...

    Charter flight. Get a last minute flight; no problem.Mine put me 100 US $ down, flying out of Tromso, northern Norway.Rent a car at each location. Use buses and ferries to get between the islands.Driving can be hazardous. On Gran canaria and tenerife the local drivers are mad. On La Palma and La Gomera the roads are 'mad.'

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  • Best way to go is by plane,...

    Best way to go is by plane, of course, but the other alternative is from boat if you have plenty of time or want to take your own car (from Portugal or Spain)Travel around the isles involves to get a car. It´s compulsory if you want to know the isles. The distances are short but complicated most of times. We hired a car for several days, the price...

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  • LANZAROTE: By plane to...

    LANZAROTE: By plane to Arrecife AirportHire a car! Drive around on this beautiful island. There are so many interesting spots to visit! There are a lot of car rentals everywhere!

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  • TENERIFE: By plane. Nearly all...

    TENERIFE: By plane. Nearly all touristic flights are landing at the Reina Sofia Airport in the south of the island. Hire a car! The island is quite large and there are many different landscapes to explore! Better make a reservation at your travel agency at home. We had trouble to find a car, all was booked out!!!

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  • I highy recommend using...

    I highy recommend using Spanair to get to the islands. Their service is excellent. AVOID IBERIA AT ALL COSTS. Around the islands Fred Olsen ferries are great fun and inexpensive. On Tenerife, the bus service will take you anywhere you want to go.

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  • By air, from Madrid. There...

    By air, from Madrid. There are very few direct flights from other cities.Caution: Determine the location of your hotel/resort ahead of time. There are 2 airports, and -- if you fly into the 'wrong' airport -- you can be faced with a long drive.You MUST rent a car.

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  • You will be able to get a...

    You will be able to get a direct flight to the Canary Islands from most major cities within Europe as it is a very popular tourist destination and a lot of people go there on package holidays.Rent a moped but be careful - the drivers are mad!

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