Airport Name

Gran Canaria Airport

Airport Location

The airport is located 19km (12 miles) south
of the city of Las Palmas.






+34 (0)928 579 130

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Airport Overview

Terminal Transfer | Getting into Town | Car Parking | Information Desks | Airport Facilities

Located approximately 19km (12 miles) south of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, and 25km (16 miles) north of the island’s popular tourist areas, Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) or Las Palmas Airport – locally referred to as “Aeropuerto de Gando” – handles almost 9.5 million passengers per year. It is the Canary Islands’ busiest aerial hub and Spain’s fifth-busiest airport.

With a reasonable selection of shops and places to wine and dine, as well as warm and friendly services and an assortment of facilities, Gran Canaria Airport offers a pleasant experience. Clear days offer majestic views of distant mountains, however, breezier weather brings extreme tailwinds to the island, sometimes affecting flight schedules. In general, though, temperatures at Las Palmas International range from mild to moderate throughout the year, so you needn’t carry much in your hand luggage except for a camera, cap and pair of shades.

Like all tourist gateways, Las Palmas can get chaotic at times, especially during the peak months of July and August. However, staff do their best to offer assistance in terms of speeding up procedures and going the extra mile to help passengers.

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Terminal Transfer

Gran Canaria has one terminal which is split into three zones. Zone A is dedicated to European Union flights, Zone B serves international flights outside the European Union and zone C is for inter-island flights. All gates are in close proximity to each other.

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Getting into Town

Taxi: A taxi trip to the city centre takes 20-30 minutes and costs around €30. Surcharges may be added to the fare when travelling at night.

Bus: If you wish to take the bus to the city centre, the cheapest option is to purchase a return ticket (Tarjeta Ida y Vuelta). Prices range from €5.30 to €8, depending on your route.

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Car Parking

There are 2,000 parking bays for short- and long-term parking. Both are situated in front of the terminal building. The first 30 minutes are free, while the price per minute between 31 and 60 minutes is €0.019, and €0.018 thereafter. The maximum daily limit up to four days is €10.60, and €8.50 for every day thereafter. It can be difficult to find parking on busy days, especially Mondays.

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Information Desks

There are three information desks on the first floor of zones A, B and C. Tourism-related information can be acquired from the Gran Canaria Tourist Board station located in the EU Arrivals Hall.

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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs, currency exchange and post office.

Luggage: There is a lost-property service on the second floor of zones B and C. All enquiries regarding possessions left on board an aircraft should be directed to your airline. There is no left-luggage office.

Conference and business: The VIP lounge offers business facilities and services such as Internet access, fax and photocopying. It is open to all passengers, but entrance is free to Business-Class passengers of registered companies only – all other passengers are charged €20 per person. A meeting room is also available for conferences.

Other facilities: There is a pharmacy, medical centre and chapel, as well as children’s play areas (unsupervised).

Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi is available at a cost.

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About the author

Oonagh ShielContent Manager at Cheapflights whose travel life can be best summed up as BC (before children) and PC (post children). We only travel during the school holidays so short-haul trips and staycations are our specialities!

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