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The primary gateway to one of the Canary Islands’ loveliest destinations, Lanzarote Airport, is located midway between the cities of Arricife and Puerto del Carmen on the island’s beautiful eastern coast. The facility is about 45 minutes’ drive from the stunning landscapes of Timanfaya National Park and just a few minutes’ drive from Playa Honda and plenty of other fantastic beaches. These attractions and countless others are easily accessible and best explored with car hire in Lanzarote Airport. Alternatively, travellers can use one of the three public bus routes or taxi services at the airport.
Who to Book With
More than a half-dozen car rental firms have offices at Lanzarote Airport. Names on offer include Europcar, Payless, Hertz and Avis, as well as Spanish brands Carbrera Medina, Cicar, Goldcar and Auto Reisen. Rental counters for all firms are located on the ground floor of both terminal buildings.
Need to Know Essentials
Bring the following documents to the rental counter to collect your hire car:
- A credit card in your name
- Your passport
- A valid driver’s licence
- Your reservation number
Road conditions in Spain are generally good, although some remote roads on the island may require extra caution, particularly at high elevations. Traffic regulations are similar to those in the UK; make sure you turn to the right side of the road when exiting car parks and fuel stations. Traffic fines are issued on the spot. Compulsory items include warning triangles and a spare bulb kit. Seatbelts must be worn at all times.
Passengers renting cars will have the easiest time getting to and from Lanzarote Airport. Moreover, the island is a destination worth exploring from the comfort of your own vehicle. However, taxis are available and can be convenient though they are costly for getting to many destinations on the island. Finally, buses run to a handful of popular areas during limited hours.
There are taxi ranks situated outside both terminal buildings on the ground floor. The minimum charge for service is about £3 and fares rise on weekends and holidays, as well as between 22:00 and 06:00 on weekdays. Trips to or from the airport entail a supplementary charge of around £1.35.
Sample taxi rates:
Lanzarote Airport to Arrecife is about £10
Lanzarote Airport to Puerta del Carmen is about £12
Lanzarote Airport to Costa Teguise is about £18
Lanzarote Airport to Playa Blanca is about £30
There are three bus routes serving the airport. Route 22 heads to Arricife every 25 minutes from 07:00 to 22:40; the trip takes around 10 minutes and costs about £1. Likewise, route 23 heads in the same direction but makes stops in Playa Honda. Lastly, route 61 heads to Puerta del Carmen and Playa Blanca every hour from 07:30 to 22:30 on weekdays and every two hours from 08:00 to 22:00 on weekends and holidays. Tickets cost about £2.50. Visit Intercity Bus ' official website for additional information.
Lanzarote Airport is comprised of two terminal buildings: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is used for domestic and international flights, while Terminal 2 is used exclusively for flights within the Canary Islands. Passenger facilities are split between two levels in both terminals. There is a 200 metre walkway connecting the two buildings.
There are two car parks on site; P1 is located adjacent to Terminal 1 and offers more than 1,000 spaces, while P2 is situated at Terminal 2 and features an additional 200-plus spaces. Prices are the same at both facilities. A 60-minute stay costs about £0.70, while each hour thereafter costs about £1. The daily rate for the first four days is about £9 per day and each day thereafter costs about £7.
Free wireless internet access is available to passengers. Contact the information counter in either terminal for more information.
Airport information counters are available on the upper level of Terminal 1 and on the lower level of Terminal 2. There is also a tourist information office on the ground floor of Terminal 1, near the Baggage Re-claim area.
Aena Airport Information: +34 91 321 10 00
Tourism Information: +34 92 882 07 04
Intercity Bus Information: +34 92 881 15 22
Both terminals are fully equipped to accommodate reduced mobility and special needs passengers. Those needing assistance at Lanzarote Airport are advised to fill out a request for assistance form prior to travel.
Restaurants and Bars
Lanzarote Airport features a wide array of bars, cafés and restaurants. The vast majority are located on the upper floor of the passenger-only zone in Terminal 1. Restaurants and cafés on offer include Medas, Upper Crust, Burger King, Café-Café, Caffe Ritazza and Pizza Hut. There are also the Carlsberg and Carling pubs. In Terminal 2, head to Medas Beer in the public zone on the lower level for a decent selection of pastries, rolls and tapas.
Money and ATMs
A full range of banking services including currency exchange are available via Banco Popular, located on the upper floor of Terminal 1, with another branch on the lower level of Terminal 2. Additionally, look for Caja Insular in the Arrivals area (lower floor) of Terminal 1. There are ATMs in both terminals.
Lanzarote Airport offers a wide array of shopping outlets in Terminal 1. These include Buy Bye (lower level) and Canariensis (upper level) duty-free shops in the passenger-only area. In the public zone on the upper floor, travellers can find a pharmacy, jewellery and accessories at Lava and a great selection of toys at the Sweet Market in addition to gifts, clothing and fashion items at the Ocean Company and Shop-in-Store.