Like all of the Canary Islands, Fuerteventura is hot almost all-year round. It gets over 3000 hours of sunshine each year, whereas the UK gets less than 1000. That said the busiest time to book flights to Fuerteventura would be from June to August as schools break up for holidays and the peak of Summer kicks in. July and August can be incredibly hot though so if you don’t deal with heat too well you’d be better off visiting in Spring or Autumn. The weather is still very pleasant but with a lot less tourists.
There isn’t much of an off season but you’ll find the cheapest flights to Fuerteventura from January to March. There is a week in late October where it rains practically non-stop all day so even though you might find cheap flights to Fuerteventura then, you’ll more than likely be stuck indoors for most or all of your holiday.
Make sure you secure your flight tickets at least 2 or 3 months in advance to have a chance of finding cheap flights to Fuerteventura. You’ll find that early Spring generally has some great deals on flight tickets so by pre-planning you could save even more. If you want a family holiday during the Summer then you’ll need to book your flights to Fuerteventura as early as you can as the price of flight tickets is very expensive during school holidays. Being flexible with your dates gives you the freedom to pick and choose the cheapest flights to Fuerteventura. Don’t worry too much about which side of the plane to sit on as both gives you stunning views of the island as you approach, just try to avoid sitting directly next to a wing.
Flights from London to Fuerteventura: 4 hours 15 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Fuerteventura: 4 hours 30 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Fuerteventura: 4 hours 20 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Fuerteventura: 9 hours 25 minutes.
You’ll find most of the flights to Fuerteventura are provided by either Ryanair or Thomas Cook. Both are reputable although Ryanair will offer the cheapest flights to Fuerteventura whilst Thomas Cook will provide a higher sense of comfort and service. Ultimately it depends on which airline you’d prefer to fly with or who offers cheaper flight tickets. Just keep an eye on the cost of checked in baggage, especially during the Summer as Ryanair charge a lot for the luxury.
After you arrive there are a couple of options you can take depending on where on the island you want to go. The Line 3 bus operates from the airport and goes to the capital of the island as well as through the major tourist destinations. It isn’t necessarily the quickest choice but the bus is cheap and easy and it runs around every half an hour. Other than the bus your options are either a taxi or renting a car out. You can jump into a taxi outside of the airport and they aren’t overly expensive, however you’ll pay more than if you opt for the bus. Renting a car is only really useful if you plan on driving around the island, otherwise you’ll find it more of a hindrance.