Already planning your next holidays in Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain)? Even when there is a varied offer of all-inclusive packages available, you may prefer to book your trip yourself and find accommodation online, thus being able to customise your escape to the island, whether a romantic or family one. Likewise, regardless of the fact that you are a city lover who wants to roam the old streets of Vegueta in the capital (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) or a tropical soul who longs for endless hours under the sun in Maspalomas, it is highly likely that you will find the perfect place to stay and the airline that best suits your trip dates and travel needs. Continue reading to find out more about the carriers operating flights to Gran Canaria, their origin airports, service frequency and flying times.
Flying to Gran Canaria from Germany
Whatever your hometown, you get the chance to fly to the Canary Islands from most airports in Germany. The average duration of a flight from Germany to Gran Canaria is a little more than four hours, and frequency varies according to the airline company, which may sell seats on an either regular or seasonal basis. TUI flies to LPA airport from Frankfurt and Hannover; Condor from Hamburg and Munich; Norwegian from Munich and Düsseldorf; Eurowings from Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Cologne Bonn and Hannover; Germania from Berlin Tegel, Ryanair from Berlin Schönefeld and Thomas Cook from Sttutgart.
Flights to Gran Canaria from London
If you will be departing London towards sunny Gran Canaria, you can reach the island in about three hours and forty five minutes by flying non-stop with Ryanair or Jet2 (from Stansted airport), Easyjet, Norwegian Air Shuttle or TUI (from London Gatwick) or British Airways in codeshare agreement with Iberia (from London Heathrow).
Flying from UK to Gran Canaria
Connections from other airports in UK to Las Palmas operate periodically as well. By way of example, you can travel by air from Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff with TUI; catch a flight from Bristol to Gran Canaria airport with Easyjet, or else fly with Jet2 from East Midlands, Newcastle, Glasgow or Leeds. Ryanair also links Manchester to this Spanish island.
Travelling within Spain: flights from the main Spanish cities to LPA
In case you are already touring Spain and decide to take a trip to the Canaries, you have a wide array of options to choose from: flying from Madrid to Gran Canaria with Iberia Express, Air Europa, Norwegian or Iberia; from Barcelona with Norwegian Air Shuttle or Vueling; from Seville with Vueling or Ryanair; from Málaga-Costa del Sol with Norwegian or from Alicante with Iberia Regional. While flying from the Spanish capital and the south make take less than two hours and a half, take into account that the average flight duration from Barcelona to Gran Canaria is about three hours.
Flights to Las Palmas
There are many other cities in Europe from which you can fly to Gran Canaria in Las Palmas province. The following are just some of them: Rome Fiumicino (including one stopover with Vueling airlines), Helsinki (with Norwegian or Finnair), Oslo (Thomas Cook, Norwegian or Scandinavian Airlines from both Tromso and Oslo airports), Brussels (with TUI or Brussels Airlines), Paris CDG and Lyon (with Vueling), Malmö (with Tui Fly and Thomas Cook), Stockholm Arlanda (with TUI or SAS), Dublin (Aer Lingus), Zürich (Edelweiss) and Lisbon (Tap Air Portugal).
Fly from Tenerife to Gran Canaria
Lastly, if you wish to make your holidays in the Canary Islands even better by visiting more than one island, know that regional airlines like Binter, CanaryFly or Air Europa Express sell cheap flights from Tenerife to Gran Canaria, as well as from other minor islands like La Palma, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. Should you wish to travel to La Gomera or El Hierro from Las Palmas, chances are that you will need to have a layover. Inter-island air commutes take from 30 minutes to one hour. Although they can be more expensive and take longer, ferry boats are an alternative means of transportation between islands in the archipelago.