Cheap Flights to Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria overview

When is the best time to book a flight to Gran Canaria?

Peak season:

Gran Canaria benefits from sun almost all year round making the peak season stretch out for practically 12 months. Temperatures can soar into the mid 30’s at some points too so if you can’t deal with overbearing heat you might want to avoid June to August. Spring time is a great time to grab some cheap flights to Gran Canaria without having to deal with hordes of tourists crowding all of the beaches, and the weather is still warm. The same can be said about autumn although you’ll notice the slight temperature drops at night towards the end of autumn. Secure your flight tickets early to make a saving.

Off Season:

There isn’t much of an off season although you’ll find the cheapest flights to Gran Canaria around January to February. Temperatures are still warm although nowhere near as intense as the rest of the year. For a week in late October or sometime in November there is also a week or so of heavy rain so you might want to avoid these months to avoid the possibility of a wet holiday.

When is the best time to book a flight to Gran Canaria?

You should secure you flight tickets early in order to find the cheapest flights to Gran Canaria, especially during the Summer and during school holidays. Occasionally something called a ‘Calima’ does hit the island where the sands from Africa cause heat to be trapped in and temperatures can soar to extreme heights. Normally they only last no longer than a week though. If you are flexible with your dates you’ll find the cheapest flights to Gran Canaria and if you visit in early spring or late autumn you’ll manage to avoid the huge crowds of tourists.

How long is the flight to Gran Canaria?

Flights from London to Gran Canaria: 4 hours 10 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Gran Canaria: 4 hours 25 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Gran Canaria: 4 hours 20 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Gran Canaria: 7 hours 10 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Gran Canaria?

Ryanair, Norwegian, KLM and easyJet all offer cheap flights to Gran Canaria throughout the year, although some are cheaper than others. You’ll find the price of flight tickets don’t fluctuate too much due to the year-round sun Gran Canaria gets but budget airlines such as Ryanair and easyJet do offer the cheapest flights to Gran Canaria. Norwegian do provide complimentary WiFi throughout all of their flights and their flight tickets are reasonably priced. Ryanair are cheap, but that is reflected in the comfort they offer. You’ll also need to keep an eye out on the price of checked in baggage as it can be quite steep in the peak Summer months.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

The bus service is the best way of getting to the city from the airport. From the baggage reclaim take the stairs or the lift up a floor and follow the signs to the bus terminal. You can also get buses to the North of the island should you not want to go to Las Palmas. You can also get a taxi from outside of the airport although this will cost a lot more than the bus. Lastly you could also rent a car but this is only practical if you’re planning on covering the island, as opposed to staying around your hotel or resort.

Gran Canaria insider information

Read this handy little airport guide before you arrive in Gran Canaria.

Las Palmas is the capital of Gran Canaria and is full of museums and beaches. Make sure to visit Casa de Colon which hosts a great exhibition.

There’s also a fantastic archaeological park on the island which features a cave full of paintings that was discovered in 1873.

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How much do things cost in Gran Canaria?

Las Palmas
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 1.82
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 2.01
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 3.59
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 1.08

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