Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) | Autos Sansu Information

The Gran Canaria Airport (IATA: LPA, ICAO: GCLP) is located between the fabulous town of Telde and the traditional Ingenio village, at the east of the island of Gran Canaria. The Gran Canaria Airport is also known as “Gando Airport” and is one of the largest (currently at the sixth) in passenger and cargo traffic in Spain, and without any doubt, the largest of the Canary Islands.

The Airport of Gran Canaria receives over 13 million passengers every year, sometimes the number goes higher or shorter depending on the tourism fluctuations.

The Gran Canaria Airport is located between the notorious south of the island at just 25 kilometers, which is one of the most chosen and preferred tourist centers of Gran Canaria Island. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria city center is located at 19 kilometers north, which would amaze you how cute the city center is!

Gando Airport is considered one of the safest airports in the world, as a chosen and favorite destination in the world. Operating 24 hours and proper 2 parallel runways with a total length of 3100 meters and a width of 45 meters, each operating with major companies such as Air Europa, EasyJet, Iberia…

There is a local airline flying between across the 7 islands and is operated under the names of Binter Canarias and Naysa. The Airport of Gran Canaria splits the same terminal into 3 areas.

  • Area A for Schengen International Flights
  • Area B (Domestic Flights to Spanish Peninsula and non-Schengen flights)
  • Area C (Inter-island flights within Canaria)

Being just one terminal and perfectly split into 3 main areas, make the airport an easy point to stay.

The traffic flight connection with West Africa (Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal, Cape Verde, etc) and to the Atlantic Isles of Azores and Madeira. The operative base is comforted for NAYSA, Binter Canarias Canaryfly, Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Norwegian Air Shuttle.

Now you are aware of transitions, facilities, etc we are going to cover how you can move from the Gran Canaria Airport to any part of the island. Whether it is private or public transportation, we need to have a way of moving around the island to get out of the airport and stay wether in the south, north, west or east.

Considering the public transport option, we do have a bus stop or coach station located at the outside of the terminal. The pro of using public transport is the price, which is great because you save money but the cons are the lack of time and comfort, mainly. You can spend your whole day just moving through the bus and waitings and on top of that, it is not highly pleasant either.

On the other side, we do have the freedom, tranquility, and way of moving by our own is we rent a car or would like to move from the airport to the south of the island or the city center in a private transfer with a private chauffeur for 25 euros, personalized attention, and fast-service?  Okay, we got you. I know by experience that renting cars can be an absolutely nightmare and that’s why in Autos Sansu we have created the most flexible, honest and plain car rental services with the best conditions on the market so you can book and hire your car in Gran Canaria, whether is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or other part of the island and enjoy your time peacefully, with the certainty that you have a car rental that treats you with respect and in a clean way, not taking deposits, sketchy conditions of insurances and infinite of “bad manners and tricks” to fail on the upsell game.

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