Getting Around - Lanzarote Transport
There are a number of different options available if you want to travel around Lanzarote, including public bus services, private transfers and of course car hire. You could also book a guided tour in order to explore the island.
Public Bus Limitations
It´s important to note though that public bus services are a little limited - there is no transfer service from the airport to the main resorts and many of the main attractions are also not serviced. However car hire in Lanzarote is very affordable - starting from around €15 per day - and petrol is much cheaper than in the UK too. So for many tourists this is the best and most convenient option.
Buses To & From Arrecife Airport
Most tourists are transferred to their resort accommodation by coach, courtesy of their tour operators, or by taxi. There are no airport shuttle buses to the main resorts. So anyone booking one of our Lanzarote villas or apartments is advised to arrange an airport transfer. Or pre-book car rental.
There is a public bus that services Arrecife Airport. However, this route is very limited - running solely in between the main bus depot in the nearby island capital of Arrecife and the airport.
This service runs is in the opposite direction to the resorts of Playa Blanca, Puerto del Carmen and Matagorda. So unless you have a lot of time to kill or are on a very tight budget this is not the best option for reaching your accommodation quickly and comfortably.
Tourists staying in Costa Teguise however can take the bus to Arrecife bus station and then get a connection onto Costa Teguise from there. Again, this would still be a relatively time consuming option – despoite the short distances involved.
The public bus service runs directly from outside the arrivals hall at Terminal 1. The bus line number is 22 or 23. Journey time from the airport to the bus depot in Arrecife is around 20 minutes. The fare is approximately €1.
Buses Around The Island
Want to travel under your own steam on public transport? Visit our Lanzarote Bus page for more information and timetables.
Taxis From Arrecife Airport
The taxi rank is located directly outside the arrival hall at Terminal 1.
During peak holiday periods passengers can be subjected to queues for taxis on arrival – especially on days such as Thursdays (the main changeover day on the island) and during the busiest periods of the year.
Taxis are metered. Tipping is at your own discretion. Passenger numbers are limited to four people per taxi.
Visit our Lanzarote Taxis page for more information and pricing.
Lanzarote Airport Transfers
You can pre-book airport transfers to your destination and save queuing on arrival. Visit our Lanzarote airport transfers page for more information.
Taxis in Resort
Taxis are a relatively cheap way of getting round your resort as short hops usually cost little more than a few euros.
A taxi is free for hire when displaying a green light and can be flagged down in the street. Alternatively, there are taxi ranks throughout all of the main resorts.
Taxi ranks can also be contacted direct for bookings – however it is pot luck as to whether the person answering your call can speak sufficient English to understand you.
Visit our Lanzarote Taxis page for contact numbers and more information.
Lanzarote Car Hire
Cheap and arguably the most convenient form of transport for anyone seeking to discover the island at their own pace. There are many different companies to choose from – all in truth offering fairly similar levels of pricing and service. Visit our Lanzarote Car Hire page for further information.