Gran Canaria Gando Airport (LPA) takes pride in being the largest and the busiest of all airports in the Canary Island. Unquestionably, Gando is the main entrance gate in Gran Canaria, receiving millions of tourists each year, which is why it can be considered the main contributor to the tourist platform of Gran Canaria. The airport is located on the east coast of the island, and it pertains, administratively speaking, to the municipalities of Telde and Ingenio. 18 kilometers are interposed between Gando and Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria, and, furthermore, the airport is located in close proximity to the most popular resorts in the south part of the island.
More than 60 airline companies operate at Gando, such as Air Europa, Austrian Airlines, Luxair, Ryanair and Thomas Cook. Such companies provide connections with plenty major Spanish and European cities: Edinburgh, Copenhagen, Brussels, Berlin or Barcelona, for instance. Companies like Binter and Islas Airways should always be taken into consideration by tourists who envisage the perspective of island hopping, since they are the chief providers of inter-island flights.
Given its reputation and significance for the tourist platform of Gran Canaria, Gando is generously endowed with all sorts of facilities and services, for all types of passengers (disabled or not). Shopping is highly rewarding at Gando, with a miscellaneous range of products in the purchase of which tourists can indulge while passing through the airport. Banking services, a post office, car hire companies, even a chapel and a police station are to be spotted at Gando, not to mention the several bars, cafés and restaurants, the presence of which is a matter of course.
Ultimately, the airport features fine connections with several prominent destinations located to the north and to the south, as well as to the west. This is, in fact, the advantage of being conveniently located on the road infrastructure of Gran Canaria, given GC1 Autovia Las Palmas-Puerto Rico passes right in front of the airport.
Global, the only intercity bus company in Gran Canaria, is the operator which provides airport transfers in terms of public transport. Of its generous network of lines, 3 are dedicated to connecting directly the airport with a range of destinations stretching on the route between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Faro Maspalomas. We speak of line 5, line 60 and line 66. If necessary, tourists can resort to various combinations after referring to the information on lines and schedules available on the official website of Global.
Six car rental companies operate at Gando, which is why airport transfers can get to be a little more diverse. Hertz, Avis, Auto Reisen, Cicar and Europcar, for instance, are present at Gando making available their professional services to tourists who want to hop in a car as soot as they set foot on Gran Canaria.
Two taxi ranks are to be spotted right in front of the airport. Taxis are said to be less convenient for longer distances, as far as tourists traveling on an average budget are concerned. But in all cases, they are a rapid and efficient alternative in terms of airport transfers, with some 20 Euros necessary for covering the distance between Gando and Las Palmas, for instance. Most taxi companies in Gran Canaria have already specialized, at least in part, in airport transfer services, their mainstream taxi fleet being complemented by a generous range of minibuses and coaches. The following are the most notable:
Taxi Gran Canaria