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By plane

Gando International Airport

Gran Canaria has a first-class international airport, Gando Airport (code LPA). It is possible to fly from this airport to all major cities of Europe, not just from the capitals of each state. There are also direct intercontinental flights, or flights via transfer stops in many European cities. In addition, it is possible to travel from some capitals of West Africa, either on direct flights or through Madrid.

Links related with the airport:

Fly to GC (code LPA)

The easiest way to come to Gran Canaria (GC), code LPA, is:

  1. Fly directly to GC (Gando airport code LPA).
  2. Fly to Madrid (code MAD) and, from there, to GC (there are several flights everyday).
  3. Fly to Tenerife North (code TFN) or Tenerife South (code TFS) airports and, from there, to GC (there are several flights everyday).
  4. Fly to Lanzarote (code ACE) or Fuerteventura (code FUE), since both islands have international airports and, from there, to GC (there are several flights everyday).
  5. Fly to a big german, british or any big European capital airport and, from there, fly directly to GC.

The event organizers strongly recommend that you book your flight as soon as possible. Contact the official travel agency for further information.

Companies that fly to GC (Gran Canaria)

Local companies for internal flights in the Canary Islands:

The costs for non canarians (or residents) are aprox:

  • From Tenerife North airport (code TFN) to GC: 60 € one way
  • From Tenerife South airport (code TFS) to GC: 60 € one way
  • From Lanzarote airport (code ACE) to GC: 74 € one way
  • From Fuerteventura (FUE) airpot to GC: 68 € one way

From other Spanish cities to GC

Spanish companies that fliy from Madrid to GC frequently:

From other countries directly to GC

The following companies are just some of those flying directly to Gran Canaria:

  • TOP FLY
  • ArkeFly
  • Austria Airlines
  • SPAN
  • Monarch Airlines
  • TRANSAVIA.COM
  • Easyjet Airline CO. LTD.
  • First Choice Airlines
  • THOMSONFLY.COM
  • Blue Panorama Airlines SPA
  • XL AIRWAYS
  • THOMSONFLY.COM
  • Thomas Cook Airlines (UK) Ltd
  • Globespan AIRWAYS LTD.
  • Air France
  • Alitalia
  • Company RG
  • K.L.M. ROYAL DUTCH Airlines
  • Societies ACORIANA transport
  • Continental Airlines Inc..
  • HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL
  • Lufthansa
  • Futures
  • Jet FLY (TUI Airlines BELGIUM)
  • Austria Airlines
  • Aer Lingus
  • Many more ...

By boat

You can travel from Tenerife to Gran Canaria by ship with these companies:

with several departures averyday from Santa Cruz de Tenerife to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or Agaete (and the a free shuttle to Las Palmas).

In Gran Canaria

From the Airport to Las Palmas (Parque Santa Catalina)

The company Global is responsible for intercity transport on the island of Gran Canaria. The cost of travel by bus between the airport and the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus is between 3 and 4 €. The bus runs every hour between 9 and 21 hours. The journey takes 20 minutes. It stops at the Plaza de Santa Catalina in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A taxi journey from the airport to Santa Catalina costs about 25 euros.

You can access the different transportation lines clicking here.

This page has a good description of all the possibilities available (in english).

Check the frecuency of the Bus line number 60, the one that goes from the Airport to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The grey squares means that the bus goes directly to Santa Catalina Park, by the hotel area. At different hours (basically at nights), the bus will take you to San Telmo Bus Station, so you need to take another bus (yellow bus) from San Telmo Bus Station (locally called Intercambiador de San Telmo) to Santa Catalina Park Bus Station (locally called Intercambiador de Santa Catalina).

From San Telmo Bus Station to Santa Catalina Park Bus Station

  • To go from San Telmo Bus Station to Santa Catalina Bus Station you can take the Intercambiador 0B
  • To go from Santa Catalina Park Bus Station to San Telmo Bus Station, you should take Intercambiador 0A

From Parque Santa Catalina to Alfredo Kraus Auditorium (GCDS'09 location)

From Santa Catalina Park, where the journey ends for the bus from Gando airport, there are several bus lines with departures every 5 to 15 minutes during the whole day and night destination Auditorio Alfredo Kraus. The bus company in Guaguas Municipales. The cost of the journey is about €1.50.

While you're in Las Palmas we recommend you make a journey on foot on the 'El Paseo de la Playa de Las Canteras', the promenade along the beach, one of the tours of the city. It is a 15 - 20 minutes walk.