General information Gran Canaria Airport

Gran Canaria Airport is located on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria and is the largest and busiest airport in the Canary Islands. In 2019 more than 13 million passengers travelled to and from Gran Canaria Airport. The airport has a terminal but is spacious, especially for the hustle and bustle in high season. Direct flights to Gran Canaria are offered from several Spanish cities. Also from other major European cities many flights are offered to this popular island in the Mediterranean Sea.

Airlines and destinations

Many different airlines fly to and from Gran Canaria Airport. For example, you can choose from the bigger names such as Brussels Airlines and Iberia. With the Spanish airlines Iberia and Vueling you fly mainly inland: you can fly to many Spanish cities, including Barcelona, Madrid, Alicante, Valencia, Seville and Bilbao. You can also opt for various low cost airlines, such as Ryanair, Volotea and Jet2. These airlines fly to and from various major European cities, including Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam, as well as several British cities.

Most holidaymakers from the Canary Islands come from the United Kingdom, but also from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Thanks to low cost airlines it is possible to book direct flights to Gran Canaria from these countries. Gran Canaria Airport is an airport that is used a lot, especially during the high season, by tourists who are looking to enjoy the sun, sea and beach.

Native name: Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria
Also known as: Las Palmas Airport, Gando Airport
Adress: Autopista GC-1, 35230 Gran Canaria/Las Palmas, Spain
Passengers: 13.26m (2019)


Gran Canaria Airport is located on the east coast of the island, south of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the capital of the island. You can easily reach the airport by car via the GC-1. By car it takes about 25 minutes to get to the capital of the island. Besides by car there are also other ways to travel to and from Gran Canaria Airport. For example, you can take the bus to Las Palmas: line 60 runs twice an hour between Gran Canaria Airport and Las Palmas. The bus takes about 30 minutes. You can also take a bus from the airport to popular beach resorts on the island. You can also rent a taxi: this is best booked in advance to avoid high fares.

Gran Canaria Airport Parking

You have several options for parking at Gran Canaria Airport. You can choose between P1 and P2. P1 offers space for 1,500 parking spaces, divided over three floors. You can park on P2 when you want to park for a long time. You can reserve parking spaces at P1 and P2 online. For 60 minutes parking you pay the same rate at both car parks: €2. For a day parking you pay €13 and for a week you pay €85.


Gran Canaria Airport is an excellent airport that is fully equipped. Especially in high season many people use this airport. From three Dutch cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Eindhoven) it is possible to book a cheap ticket to Gran Canaria. In addition, there are many other major European destinations that you can reach with a direct flight from Gran Canaria Airport. Gran Canaria Airport also has the right facilities.

Car rental

You arrive at Gran Canaria Airport, you need a car rental:


Book a hotel near the airport or one for your stay:

Book a taxi

Book a taxi at Gran Canaria Airport. It is about 25 km (25 min.) to the city centre of Las Palmas. A normal price for a taxi is around € 35.