Located on the far east coast of Gran Canaria Island, Gran Canaria Airport is situated just 18km
from the capital of the island, Las Palmas, and only 25km (half an hour drive) from the busiest
sunny beaches in the south. However, it is well connected by motorways to the city of Las
Palmas (La Luz Port) and the south. Millions of passengers from all over the world land in this
airport every year, especially German, English and Nordic tourists.
Gran Canaria airport has three terminals divided into Zone A for EU flights, Zone B for
International flights and Zone C for Domestic flights between the Canary Islands:
Ground floor: Arrivals
First floor: Departures
Arrivals and Departures are divided into 3 zones:
ZONE A: European Union
ZONE B: International
ZONE C: Inter-Island
Gran Canaria airport offers the busy traveller a wide range of facilities and services, with shops
mainly located in Zone A. Information desks are located all over the airport where helpful
airport staff will assist you with any enquiry you may have.
Shops and Facilities
There are a lot of useful facilities at Gran Canaria Airport, such as ATM machines, banks and
currency exchange dispensers:
Banks open from 08:00-14:15 Monday to Friday and ATM machines are situated on the first
floor. Exchange Bureaux is located in EU Zone. Medical Services near EU zone and Chapel in
the International zone
Airport's post office allows passengers to post their last minute postcards. The Duty free shops
and boutiques are located in Zone A. Also there is a wide variety of shops offering local products
and souvenirs. Unlike the rest of Spain, the Canary Islands are duty free. Shopping, cafés and
bars are all located in the Departures Lounge. Businessmen can use the meeting room facilities
and the VIP lounge with Internet access.
Eating at the Gran Canaria airport
There are plenty of cafés, snack bars and restaurants at the airport. You will find prices are quite
reasonable in comparison with other airports although not as cheap as eating outside its facilities.
There is a children's play room and some baby changing rooms. Facilities for disabled passengers
are well equipped with numerous wheelchair ramps, accessible WC's and elevators located in
most of the areas. However, we would recommend that you contact your airline if you require
wheelchairs or other assistance before you travel.
Travelling by Bus to from LAS PALMAS:
By Bus : the bus stand is located outside the arrivals area of the three zones, Bus Nº 60 operates
to Las Palmas from Gran Canaria Airport. Bus Nº 66 runs to Faro de Maspalomas. The bus
company is called Global and its phone number is (0034) 902 381 110.
By Taxi: Taxis are available from stands near airport arrivals.
By Coaches : the coaches are available with holiday package tours, the representative from the
booking company will guide the passengers at the airport to their respective coaches in order to
take them to their booked hotels.
Car Hire : if car hire is booked in advance and arranged to pick up at the airport, you will find a
representative carrying a clip-board with the car hire company’s name or your surname.
Passengers must carry their passport, driving licence and the car hire receipt whenever driving in
Short- and long-term parking is available in front of the terminal building. Prices are quite
Tourist information Office
There is a Tourist information Office located at the airport meant to assist any passenger
Address: Llegadas Comunitarias (EU arrivals) - Puerta A. Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria , 35230,
Telde e Ingenio Telephone: 928 574 117
Las Palmas City
The city of Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria and also the governing capital of
Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, and seventh largest city in Spain. This historical city was founded
in the 14 th century and frequently visited by Christopher Columbus as a resting place before
discovery of America. His home has been turned into the Columbus Museum.
If you are interested in visiting the historical part of the city as well as the commercial areas, you
can take a bus from the city’s main bus stand at Parque Santa Catalina Park.
If you go to Las Palmas you can't miss the opportunity of visiting the old part of the city,
that is, Vegueta and Triana. Most of the historical buildings and museums are found in the
Triana is famous for its brotherhood with another street with the same name in Seville
(mainland). It is an ideal place for shopping and walking around.
Another interesting place to visit is "El Pueblo Canario", a sort of village designed by a well
known Canarian artist called Néstor de La Torre. El Pueblo Canario is an architectonic complex
located within the neighbourhood of Ciudad Jardín in the city of Las Palmas and is made up of a
group of houses inspired in the traditional canary architecture.
Doramas Park is also worth visiting, especially if you like being in contact with nature. The park
features cascading waters, a wide variety of local plants and flowers and has a terrace café that
overlooks the Santa Catalina Hotel.
The Alfredo Kraus Auditorium was inaugurated in 1997, and was named after the unforgettable
tenor from Gran Canaria. The auditorium runs its own programme of concerts and also
organizes musical performances and international festivals.
If you enjoy walking, Las Canteras Beach is a must. It is the favourite beach of both the city
dwellers and newcomers. Las Canteras has the certificate UNE-EN ISO 14001, AENOR, which
has been granted only to other two beaches in Spain, La Concha in San Sebastián and La
Victoria in Cadiz. This certificate is awarded for good eco-management