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LANZAROTE: BY AIR
From the UK: carriers include easyJet, Ryanair, Jet2, British Airways, Monarch and TUI. The flight time from the UK is around 4 hours.
Within Europe: try Aer Lingus, Air Berlin, Condor, Transavia, Austrian Airlines, Ryanair, Iberia and Air Europa
From other Canary Islands: Binter Canarias operates flights between the Canary Islands and has its own terminal at Arrecife Airport. There are several flights daily between Lanzarote and Tenerife and Gran Canaria.
By boat: Lanzarote is linked by ferry to Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. The ferry port is located at Playa Blanca, with regular services for the 40-minute crossing to Fuerteventura.
If you want to make the most of the island, you’ll need to hire a car, though you’re unlikely to clock up that much mileage. The island is about 60km north to south and 25km east to west; it doesn’t take long to get around. The road network isn’t particularly extensive and it’s fairly hard to get lost. See our car rental recommendations.
The alternatives include taxis, which are expensive for longer trips (more than the daily cost of hiring a car), and a bus service, which connects most towns and villages to the airport.