Lanzarote: Local Travel Info

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Lanzarote Local Travel Info

To and From – Arrecife Airport

Arrecife Airport handles over 5 million passengers a year and is one of the busiest airports in Spain as Lanzarote’s popularity seems to be growing amongst holidaymakers. Flights to Lanzarote are available from 19 airports in the UK with the majority offering one flight per week. Once you have arrived transfers to resorts are easily taken care of, as shuttle buses depart regularly outside the arrival halls in both terminal 1 and terminal 2 and are very cheap and convenient.


Taxis from the airport

If you want to catch a taxi from Arrecife airport all you need to do is leave the arrivals hall and the rank is practically at your side. They usually carry up to 4 people, but if you are in a group of five or more, it may be advisable to book a private transfer or budget for more cabs, although most holiday companies provide transfer by coach.


Lanzarote by Bus


The buses in Lanzarote are a great way of getting out and about and are known as guaguas (pronounced ‘wah-wahs’). They provide the cheapest means of travelling around the island, with all the major tourist destinations being covered, as well as most of the island’s gorgeous little villages. Frequent and rather reliable services run throughout the day and for those visitors planning on making more than one journey, a bus pass is available for purchase from Arrecife Bus Station and comes with a discount of 50% off the regular travel fare.


Lanzarote by Car

Car hire in Lanzarote is a popular way of getting about, especially travelling from beach to beach or between resorts. The cost of hire cars on Lanzarote begin at about 20 euros a day and you can even hire at the airport. Car hire in Lanzarote is extremely popular so book in advance. If you leave it to the last minute, or try to book in busy periods you may find yourself struggling to find Lanzarote car hire available. It is a pleasurable Island to drive around and the roads are excellent too, plus signposts are clearly marked to all the major attractions and places of interest, which there are many of.

To book car rental in Lanzarote online, view our Car Hire section for Lanzarote. We offer Ok Alpha users the latest special offers and best rates available for car hire in Lanzarote. We advise you book your Lanzarote hire car in advance so you can pick it up and drop it off directly at the airport.


Hitchhiking in Lanzarote

Most people tend to get about by bus, bike or taxi in Lanzarote, so hitchhiking is not generally seen as a popular form of transport. It is best to avoid getting into cars with strangers when abroad, even though crime on the island isn’t too bad at all. Just ensure that you stick to lit streets at nights and keep in pairs or groups. Hitchhiking at night is a no-no.