The following airlines operate to Gran Canaria from UK
easyjet.com from London Gatwick
thomascook.com from Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Glasgow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stanstead
tui.co.uk from Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster Sheffield, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Exeter, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Luton, London Stanstead, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich
jet2.com from Birmingham, Belfast, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted
ryanair.com from Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Glasgow, Glasgow-Prestwick, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, Manchester, London Luton and London Stansted
britishairways.com from London Heathrow
norwegian.com/uk from London Gatwick
primeraair.com from London Stansted
*Other charter flights operate seasonally
The following tour operators offer holidays to Gran Canaria
budgettravel.ie booking.com broadwaytravel.com bryansomers.co.uk
cachet-travel.co.uk carrier.co.uk classic-collection.co.uk clickandgo.com
expedia.co.uk explore.co.uk golfreaks.com headwater.com inntravel.co.uk inspiredluxuryescapes.com jet2holidays.com
keadventure.com lastminute.com loveholidays.com luxuryhotelholidays.com onthebeach.co.uk prestigeholidays.co.uk
ramblersholidays.co.uk sunway.ie thomascook.com/holidays
travelrepublic.co.uk travel.saga.co.uk tui.co.uk tuiholidays.ie yourgolftravel.com
Global operates buses (guaguas) on an extensive network of routes around the island. Buses are cheap, especially if you buy a multi-journey card.
Tour operators and hotels organise several excursions and activities, including trips into the interior mountains, to the capital Las Palmas and ship excursions along the west coast. Activities such as diving, parachuting, camel walking and quad biking are very popular.
Official taxis are reasonably priced and reliable. The journey from the airport to Playa del Inglés should cost no more than €35 during the day.
Most tourists wanting to see the island will hire a car. Auto Risen, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Cicar are well represented at the airport and in all accommodation resorts.
Bicycles can be hired in all the main resorts.
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