The airport serving Fuerteventura in Spain, locally known as El Matorral, is located just five kilometres from the capital –Puerto del Rosario-, a small town home to the main economic and commercial district that offers frequent scheduled public transport connections to virtually every site of interest in the island. As the UNESCO Biosphere Nature Reserve it is, the unique volcanic landscape of Fuerteventura never ceases to amaze its visitors: whether you hire a car to get around or you opt for public buses, it is easy to commute from the arrivals zone of the terminal to the Natural Park of the Dunes of Corralejo, the beaches of Costa Calma or Morro Jable while admiring the views. Later in this post, you will find out where to rent a vehicle after landing or how to transfer between buses to arrive at your accommodation in Fuerteventura.
Passenger terminal of FUE airport in the Canary Islands
Fuerteventura airport has a single terminal building accommodating its baggage-claim hall, check-in counters, airline offices and passenger services. When departing, head to your right past the aquarium and the Costa Coffee restaurant in order to find the check-in area. You will be able to see the desk handling your flight and when it will open on the flight information screens, however, note that there are two distinct security filters depending on your destination: the regional flights-only security is clearly signposted, whereas passengers on flights to national and international destinations must clear security in a checkpoint located behind the check-in desks. The airside has a walk-through duty free, several cafés, two restaurants with a terrace, a local products shop and an Aloe Vera store, to mention but a few. Upon arriving, travellers are guided to the baggage carousels and, after crossing the sliding doors, they are received by a coffee place and the car rental offices.
Transportation from Fuerteventura airport
Whatever the purpose of your trip, the island’s long distances are best covered by car or bus. Public transport is affordable and efficient, and renting a vehicle at one of the various car rental offices in FUE will give you the freedom to tour the island without being subject to a timetable.
To travel by bus, wait outside the arrivals zone of the terminal for line 03 towards Puerto del Rosario. This line operates every day of the week and its schedule changes according to the volume of arriving passengers, yet it is safe to say that buses normally come every 15 minutes between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m on weekdays. It takes less than fifteen minutes to get to the central bus station of Puerto del Rosario, where you can transfer, for instance, to bus 06 towards Corralejo, also departing every 15/30 minutes.
If you prefer to hire your own vehicle, there are several car rental offices situated by the doors leading to the non-restricted area: Top Car, Avis, Cicar, Hertz, Payless, Autoreisen, Europcar and Goldcar. Take FV1 motorway going north if you want to visit the Dunes, otherwise, take FV2 so as to reach Morro Jable (the drive lasts a little more than one hour), or if your accommodation in Fuerteventura is in Costa Calma.
Flights to Fuerteventura island in Spain
If you are planning a holiday in the Canary Islands, perhaps you are looking for the best way to arrive. In the case of choosing this island belonging to the province of Las Palmas, many European airlines sell connecting and direct flights to Fuerteventura. The most popular carriers and routes are listed below:
Air Europa (from Madrid and other islands in the archipelago), Binter and CanaryFly (from other Canarian Islands and cities in Africa like Agadir, Banjul and Casablanca), Aer Lingus (Dublin), Austrian (Wien), Azur (Düsseldorf), Brussels Airlines (Brussels), Condor (Düsseldorf, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover and Leipzig), Easyjet (Basel, Berlin Tegel, Bristol, Lyon, Liverpool and London Gatwick), Edelweiss (Zürich), Eurowings (Köln Bonn, Düsseldorf, Munich), Germania (Berlin Schonefeld, Dresden, Bremen), Iberia and Iberia Express (Madrid), Jet2.com (Belfast, Leeds, Nottingham East Midlands, Glasgow, Newcastle and London Stansted), Luxair (Luxembourg), Olympus (Zürich), Ryanair (Florence, Barcelona, Nottingham East Midlands, Leeds, Berlin Schonefeld, Brussels Charleroi, London Luton, Manchester, Milan Bergamo), Thomas Cook (Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow and Nottingham), Tui (Amsterdam, Berlin Tegel, Nottingham, Bristol, Hamburg, Hannover, Stuttgart, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Munich, London Luton), Transavia (Amsterdam), Wizz (Budapest) and Vueling (Barcelona, Amsterdam, Rome Fiumicino, Paris Charles de Gaulle and most main Spanish cities such as Bilbao, Granada, A Coruña and Seville).