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Lanzarote is in the spot-light right now, it is the island of eternal sun and good temperatures throughout the year. Many people, including those who visit other Canary Islands, ask us what is the best option to get to the island. The only two ways to get to Lanzarote are by ferry and by plane, with the plane being the most used option. Here we expand the information so that you can organize your holidays in Lanzarote in the best way.
Travel to Lanzarote by plane
The best way to get to Lanzarote both for comfort, price and flight frequency is to travel to Lanzarote by plane.
It is possible to find direct flights to Lanzarote from most Spanish cities throughout the year, such as Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Seville or Santiago. Several companies offer numerous direct international flights to Lanzarote, due to the significant influx of tourists that the island receives throughout the year. From European cities such as Edinburgh, Brussels, London, Zurich, Dublin, Berlin, Rome, Munich or Amsterdam.
Among the main companies that offer flights to Lanzarote are Ryanair, Vueling, Iberia, Binter and Air Europa. We recommend that you take a look in the search engine skyscanner to get the best deals.
Lanzarote Airport is the third with the highest air traffic in the entire Canary archipelago, just behind those of Gran Canaria and Tenerife Sur. It is located very close to the capital of the island, the city of Arrecife.
Its official name is César Manrique-Lanzarote Airport (ACE)
Lanzarote Airport has two passenger terminals:
Terminal 1: International Terminal.
Terminal 2: Inter-island terminal.
One of the most comfortable and easy ways to get around the island is to rent a car, since this way you can visit every corner of the island with complete freedom. If you book a rental car in Lanzarote, the best option is to pick it up directly at the airport to get to the hotel.
If you are not planning to rent a car on the island of volcanoes, the most comfortable way to get to your accommodation is to pre-book a private transfer from Lanzarote Airport to your accommodation. With the transfer service from Lanzarote Airport, the driver will be waiting for you when you arrive to take you to the hotel, villa or apartment, so you won't have to worry about schedules or prices.
Travel to Lanzarote by ferry
One of the main connections of Lanzarote by sea is the one that unites it with the island of Fuerteventura in a route of only 40 minutes by boat.
Lanzarote is included among the main routes of some cruises that depart from Cádiz, although above all it receives numerous tourists from other Canary Islands. The distances between the islands are quite short, so it is quite easy to get to Lanzarote by sea on board a ferry.
Traveling to Lanzarote by ferry from the rest of the Canaries is one of the easiest ways to get to the beautiful island.
There are at least 4-5 weekly ferry crossings from Gran Canaria to Lanzarote offered by Naviera Armas. The fastest ferry ride from the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to the port of Arrecife takes about 6 hours. The price about 95 €.
You can also find direct flights from Gran Canaria airport to Lanzarote. The plane ride takes about 45 min.
The ferry connection between Fuerteventura and Lanzarote is very popular as the two islands are very close. There are at least 8 daily ferry departures from the port of Corralejo in Fuerteventura to the port of Playa Blanca in the southern part of Lanzarote. This itinerary generally operates from early morning to late afternoon and is serviced by Fred. Olsen Express, Naviera Armas and Romero Lines.The duration of the ferry trip from Fuerteventura to Lanzarote is only 25-35 min and the price is 33€.
The Tenerife - Lanzarote ferry route is operated mainly by Naviera Armas and takes between 11 and 17 hours, depending on how long the ferry stops in Gran Canaria, as it makes a stopover on that island. The total cost of ferry tickets is around 130€.
An alternative way to get to Lanzarote is by taking a ferry from the mainland. You can find about 2 weekly crossings from the ports of Huelva and Cádiz to Arrecife, operated by Naviera Armas. But, how long is the ferry crossing from the peninsula to Lanzarote? The trip to Lanzarote usually lasts about 26-28 hours, departing from Huelva or Cádiz. A single ferry ticket from the mainland to Lanzarote costs around 175€.
We wish we had helped you with the organization of your trip, the island is very popular and it has become necessary to reserve services in advance to make the most of your time on the island and not wait in line. If you have decided to visit it and have found a flight or boat to the island, you can take a look here or contact us and we will advise you on which is your best option to enjoy the island with Canarian-Transfer. Enjoy it!
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