Cheap flights to Gran Canaria
The third largest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria boasts sun, sea and terrific beaches. With a mountainous interior, atmospheric capital and fantastic choice of land and sea activities, the island really does have something for everyone. Book your flights to Gran Canaria today to discover the island for yourself.
When to book flights to Gran Canaria
Although summer is the peak season in Gran Canaria, the island’s year-round sunshine and warm temperatures mean there’s really no bad time to visit the destination.
The summer, spring and early autumn months are ideal for sunseekers looking to top up their tan. while the cooler winter offers perfect conditions for hiking, biking and the other action-packed activities the island has become known for.
Thanks to increased demand, cheap flights to Gran Canaria are often a little harder to find during the summer. However, if you know where to look, finding a great deal on your trip to the sun should be easy whatever the season.
How to find cheap flights to Gran Canaria
Begin your Gran Canaria flights search on Expedia by using the ‘Advanced Options’ to limit your search to your preferred airline or preferred class. You can also search only for refundable flights.
On the results page you’ll see a selection of the best journey options for your trip. Use the filters on the left of the page to narrow your options by flight time, departure time or airline to find the journey that suits you best.
If your travel dates aren’t fixed, you may find you can save money by flying on a different day. Click the ‘Show Flexible Dates’ link at the top of the flight results to find out.
If you’re looking for flights from London to Gran Canaria, make sure you select ‘All London Airports’ when making your search. This will increase your chances of finding a bargain deal.
If you’re searching for flights to Gran Canaria from outside the capital you can use the ‘Nearby Airports’ option beneath the search boxes at the top of the page. This will allow you to check departures from other terminals within easy reach of your preferred departure point.
UK departures to Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria Airport
Gran Canaria Airport is the main arrival and departure point for visitors travelling to the island.
Located 12 miles south of the centre of Las Palmas, and just 16 miles from the popular resorts of the south coast, it’s easy to reach your accommodation on the island from here.
Which airlines fly to Gran Canaria?
A number of airlines offer flights from Gran Canaria to UK airports.
- Thomas Cook Airlines
- Vueling Airlines
- British Airways
How to get around Gran Canaria
A public bus network links many parts of Gran Canaria: services between the island’s main towns and resorts run reasonably frequently Monday to Friday.
If you want to get off the beaten track, or if there are some specific sights you want to tick off, you may find it easier and more convenient to hire a car for the duration of your stay.
If you’d rather not drive during your holiday, talk to your hotel about the excursions they offer or find a local taxi driver to take you to your destination.
Must-see attractions in Gran Canaria
The most famous sight in Gran Canaria is Roque Nublo. This imposing, volcanic rock came into existence around five million years ago following an eruption on the island. Hike up to the landmark and enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding area.
If you’re travelling to the island to top up your tan, a visit to Maspalomas is a must. The second longest beach on Gran Canaria, it’s backed by vast sand dunes that make it look more like the Sahara than Spain. There are a number of walking routes through the dunes, or why not enjoy a camel ride through the lunar landscape?
Tips for travelling in Gran Canaria
British passport holders don’t need a visa to travel to Gran Canaria. The island is in the same time zone as the UK.