Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is strategically located on the northeast of the island of Gran Canaria. It is perfectly linked to every point of the island. The International Airport of Gran Canaria, 20 km away of the city, connects by air with all the mayor cities of Europe. Shipping connections of passengers at the Port of La Luz and Las Palmas allow a daily arrival of ships from ports worldwide and cruise lines have in this city one of its usual stops for their traditional Atlantic routes.

By plane

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Gran Canaria International Airport is located 20 km from the heart of the city and offers daily flights to the main cities of Europe, Africa and America. International air companies and tour-operators hold direct flights which connect Gran Canaria with Madrid in 2,30 hours; Barcelona in 3 hours or Great Britain and France in only 4 hours.

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By ship or cruise


Port of La Luz and Las Palmas is the most important one of the Atlantic coast of Europe. It is connected with 180 ports worldwide through 30 shipping lines. It has a quay for cruise lines only, the Santa Catalina. It is a port with heavy traffic of goods and passengers, with a massive volume of more than a million passengers between domestic traffic and cruise tourists all year round. On the other hand, this capital port is complemented with the port of Agaete (on the northwest of Gran Canaria) with connections to the island of Tenerife.

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By bus

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The Airport of Gran Canaria has an intercity bus service ("guaguas") which connect the passenger terminal with the city in just 20 minutes. The service from the airport starts at 06:15am and finishes at 02:30am daily.

The two main bus stations of the city, departure and arrival stops of the airport service are located at Parque de San Telmo and Parque de Santa Catalina. The ticket can be bought directly at the bus for 2,95€.

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