Transport in Lanzarote
There are no trains on the island, so transport is limited to the excellent bus service, a few water taxis, or hiring a car or motorcycle.
The Arrecife Buses are clean, reliable, frequent and good value. The full list of routes and timetables can be viewed on their website Arrecife Bus just click “lí neas y horarios” and select which line you want information on.
The Arrecife bus station is called Estación de Guaguas and situated on the Vía Medular. The Arrecife bus station telephone number is 928 811 522 and answered from 8am to 8pm.
Here are the details on the main lines connecting the resorts, these times are based on weekdays, please check their website for weekend and fiesta schedules.
Arrecife to Playa Blanca
Starts from Arrecife at 6am in the morning from the bus station (línea 06) there are numerous stops along the route which follows Playa Honda, Tìas, Biosfera in PDC, Macher, Puerto Calero, Uga, Yaiza and Las BreÃ±as before reaching the bus station in Playa Blanca. There are lots of departures from Arrecife 6am, 8.10am, 9.15am, 10.15am, 11.15am, 12.15, 2pm, 3.15pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm.
The other route (línea 08) is shorter, it doesn’t go to Puerto del Carmen, Puerto Calero, Uga or Las Breñas, the first bus starts at 7am, then 8.30am, 1pm and 7.30pm.
There is a bus leaving Arrecife every hour until the last one at 9.30pm.
Playa Blanca to Arrecife departs 7am, 7.45am, 9.15am, 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.45am, 12.45, 1.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.15pm, 6.15pm, 7.45pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm & 10.30pm.
Arrecife to Costa Teguise
This is a very frequent route (línea 01), basically a bus leaves the station in Arrecife on the hour, 20 minutes past and 40 minutes past the hour from 8am until 8pm. There are a couple of earlier buses before 8am and they run at least once an hour right through the night.
There are stops along the Avenida Islas Canarias and Avenida del Mar in Costa Teguise heading into Arrecife. Leaving on the hour, 20 minutes past and 40 minutes past from the Hotel Gran Melia Salinas.
Arrecife to Puerto del Carmen
Again a very frequent route (línea 02) this runs the same as the Costa Teguise bus but from 7am to 9pm the buses run on the hour, every 20 minutes past and 40 minutes past. There is a bus once an hour through the night and early morning.
The bus stops at El Reducto beach, Playa Honda and then has stops through Matagorda and Puerto del Carmen, the Biosfera is the next to last stop. Leaving to return back to Arrecife on the hour, 20 minutes past and 40 minutes past.
Costa Teguise – Puerto del Carmen & Puerto del Carmen – Costa Teguise
This route (lí nea 03) is the same as the Arrecife to Costa Teguise and Arrecife to Puerto del Carmen lines, they leave both destinations on the hour, 20 minutes past and 40 minutes past, simply stay on the bus in Arrecife to continue to the next resort.
Puerto del Carmen – Playa Blanca & Playa Blanca – Puerto del Carmen
Catch the línea 06 bus from Arrecife to Playa Blanca outside the C.C. Biosfera shopping centre at 6.26am, 8.38am, 9.46am, 10.44am, 11.45am, 12.48, 2.31pm, 3.47pm, 4.22pm, 5.27pm, 6.59pm, 8.54pm, 9.56pm.
Playa Blanca to Arrecife via Puerto del Carmen departs 7am, 7.45am, 9.15am, 9.30am, 10.30am, 11.45am, 12.45, 1.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm, 5.15pm, 6.15pm, 7.45pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm & 10.30pm.
Lots of tourists use the buses, if you don’t fancy hiring a car or paying to join excursions then hop on one of the local buses. Please take change or a maximum of a €10 note for your fare.
The Express Waterbus water taxi service connects the marina to the old harbour in Puerto del Carmen. The price is €5 one way.
The current schedule is:
Puerto Calero to Puerto del Carmen
10:30, 12:00, 13:30, 15:00 & 17:00
Puerto del Carmen to Puerto Calero
11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 16:00 & 17:30
Car and Motorcycle Hire
There are any number of hire car services operating on the island, and car hire is cheap and easy, with fuel being low cost as well. You can hire anything from a Smart Car to a Porsche Cayenne!
Driving on the island is straightforward – there are no motorways, traffic is light and the road surfaces are exceptional.
Scooters can be hired as can larger motorcycles and there are several shops where you can hire bicycles – as well as road bikes, mountain bikes are popular as there are off road tracks which go around the whole island.
We recommend Plus Car for car hire, and you can get an instant quote here: Lanzarote Car Hire
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