Tourists deciding to spend their vacation in Gran Canaria must know flights stand for the most practical and efficient manner of getting to the island.
Gando Airport of Gran Canaria is located on the east coast of the island, 18 kilometers from the capital, Las Palmas, and it is the largest of all airports in the Canary Islands, with more than 53 flights per hour.
Gran Canaria Gando Airport (informally referred to as Las Palmas Airport) makes connections with the most important cities in Spain and Europe, such as Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, London, Munich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Dublin, Vienna, Geneva, Lisbon, Brussels.
In addition, the airport provides connections with Morocco, by means of a notable airline company, that is, Royal Air Maroc, the planes of which land and take off from the following airports: Casablanca, Marrakesh, Fez. Inter-island flights are provided by two airline companies dedicated to Canarian connections: Binter and Islas Airways , which offer tourists the pleasant perspective of island hopping by means of several flights a day between Gran Canaria and the rest of the archipelago. Other airline companies operating at Gando Airport refer to some of the most resonant names: Air Europa, Air France, Condor Airlines, not to mention the several low-cost companies. This range of alternatives gives tourists the opportunity to find the offer they consider to be the best for their own vacation plans and budget.
Airport transfers are also highly reliable, with plenty of transport means connecting the airport with both the capital of the island and the major destinations in Gran Canaria.
Longer and more relaxing trips to Gran Canaria are possible by means of ferries. Depending on the place from where tourists start off in their journey to Gran Canaria, trips can amount to even 2 days. Thus, the main two significant sea line companies connecting Gran Canaria with mainland Spain, Portugal and North Africa refer to Trasmediterranea and Naviera Armas. Prices vary according to several aspects: the distance between Gran Canaria and the place of departure, the rating of the cabin chosen by the tourist, their preference of bringing their personal vehicle (car or motorbike).