Lanzarote Guide: Getting Here
Essential Travel Information
Flights to Lanzarote
There is now a wide range of airlines offering reasonably priced, direct flights to Lanzarote (airport code ACE). The flight time from most European cities is approx. 4 hours. Our 3 main bases in Lanzarote (Famara, La Santa and Costa Teguise) are only a 20-30 minute drive from the airport and we can arrange car hire or airport transfers on your behalf to make your arrival as easy and as hassle free as possible.
Below are a few suggestions from the team, but if you can’t see your local airport on our list check on Airninja.com to see if there are any direct flights to Lanzarote. Another great way of searching for and booking flights is to use the SkyScanner.net flight search website. A good tip is to sign up for the airlines’ newsletters so you are the first to hear about any special offers and new routes.
Ryan Air | www.ryanair.com
A wide range of well-priced flights from over 30 destinations across Europe:
Airports in the UK: Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Luton, Stansted, Airport in Ireland: Cork, Dublin, Shannon & Knock
Airports in mainland Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Girona, Santander, Santiago, Valencia, Valladolid, Zaragoza & Seville
Other European airports: Bologna, Brussels, Dusseldorf, Eindhoven, Frankfurt, Karlsruhe, Venice
Monarch Airlines | www.monarch.co.uk
Good priced flights from major UK airports: Birmingham, Gatwick, Luton & Manchester
Jet2 | www.jet2.com
Budget flights from Northern England. Flights from East Midlands, Leeds, Manchester & Newcastle
Thomson | www.thomsonfly.co.uk
Good for flights from major and regional UK airports including Belfast, Exeter, Cardiff & Bristol
Easy Jet | www.easyjet.com
www.easyjet.com Routes from Liverpool & Gatwick.
Aer Lingus | www.aerlingus.com
Flights from Belfast, Dublin & Cork
Condor | www.condor.de
For flights from across Germany
Ferries to Lanzarote
You can also reach Lanzarote by ferry from the other Canary Islands and Spain. The nearest island is Fuerteventura and there are daily crossing from Lanzarote (Playa Blanca) to the north of Fuerteventura (Corralejo) with both companies (foot passengers and vehicles). Naviera Armas | www.navieraarmas.com and Islas Airways | www.fredolsen.es
Baggage, Boards and Dings
Most airlines will charge either a flat fee or an excess baggage charge per kilo to transport equipment such as surf, kitesurf and windsurf boards. Normally you have to pre-book equipment prior to departure. Make sure you check about bringing equipment when you book your flight ticket and check the costs. Check your travel insurance for equipment cover whilst in transit. And lastly don't forget to pack a ding repair kit or at least some gaffer tape. It's also a good idea to check what equipment rental options we can offer you on the ground in Lanzarote as it might be a more cost effective solution.
Travel, Visas & Healthcare
European Union citizens can enter the Canary Islands with just their passport. We strongly advise non-european citizens to check visa and entry requirements with their local Spanish embassy. No vaccinations are needed to enter the Canaries. Whilst there are reciprocal health agreements within the European Union a separate travel and health insurance should be considered essential. Please ensure your insurance covers your for dangerous sports especially surfing. We also recommend you bring a valid EHIC card.