Getting Around Lanzarote








It is often a challenge to find adequate transport systems on a small island, but this does not really apply to Lanzarote.  There are good roads that will get you to the main areas fairly quickly - nowhere on the island is likely to be more than an hour's travel at most from where you are staying.  In fact, from the centre of the island - for example Puerto del Carmen - most other towns will take a maximum 20-30 minutes in a car or taxi.

Here are your main options for getting around Lanzarote:

Car Hire

If you want to see some of the island during your stay, then hiring a car is likely to be a good choice especially if there are several of you.  Services for Car Hire in Lanzarote are plentiful and pretty good value, with outlets at the airport as well as all the main towns and resorts.  You can hire for a few days or for the duration of your stay - the best rates are for a week's hire.  Whilst the convertible shown above will not be to everyone's taste or pocket (!), you will find a wide range of cars, people carriers and 4-wheel drive vehicles on offer.

You can check out current rates through the booking engine on our Car Hire in Lanzarote section.

If you are thinking of relocating to Lanzarote, and interested in buying a car, some dealers are listed in the relevant section of our Lanzarote Business Directory.  Be sure to read the advice on importing a car to Lanzarote if you have thoughts of doing this either from the UK or elsewhere - it is trickier and more expensive than you probably think!

Bus Services

Well worth a try, depending on where you are on Lanzarote, and where you are going.  Many of the inter-town services are very good.  We have a large section on Bus Services in Lanzarote, so be sure to check this out.


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To get a taxi on Lanzarote you will either need to hire from official taxi ranks, which you will find readily in all the main towns and resorts, or call in advance to one of the numbers below:

Lanzarote Airport 928.520.176 
Arrecife / Capital 928.800.806 
Haría / Órzola 620.315.350 
San Bartolomé / Playa Honda 928.520.176 
Teguise / Costa Teguise 928.524.223 
Tías / Puerto del Carmen 928.524.220 
Tinajo / La Santa 928.840.049 
Yaiza / Playa Blanca 928.524.222 

There is also a useful central website for Lanzarote Taxis with a rate calculator (NB. prices marked as 2009).  They also publicise a number for airport taxi reservations of 630 207 305.

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