Lanzarote — Transportation
Lanzarote Taxis and Car Rental
Lanzarote has several taxi companies that are relatively expensive compared to other transportation options, but are very convenient and reliable. Visitors can get across the island in a little over 30 minutes, so you have the money, taxi is a great option. Reputable cab providers include Radio Taxi de Arrecife (+34-928-812-710) and Parada de Taxis (+34-928-517-828).
Car rental is cheaper if you don’t mind driving. Lanzarote Airport has several international firms, and visitors can make reservations prior to reaching the island. There are also companies found in the heart of the Arrecife and other major urban areas.
Lanzarote Water Taxis
Getting to Lanzarote from Morocco or Spain is possible via reasonably priced ferries, but these are much slower than flying. There is also a regular ferry service to other islands around the Canaries, including routes from Playa Blanca to Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote to La Graciosa. Boat trips are generally inexpensive, and are considered rather comfortable despite the lengthy journey. During periods of high winds, the waters can be quite rough.
Lanzarote Trains and Buses
There is a bus network within the city of Arrecife. The central station is called Estacion de Guaguas, in the heart of the capital. Buses are extremely cheap, clean and reliable, with modern vehicles operating the routes. Buses are popular among tourists, but always remember to bring change.
In addition to intra-city buses, there is another system that spans Lanzarote. Most of the routes begin from downtown Arrecife and take passengers to the resort towns and other areas departing from the central bus station every twenty minutes between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Some of the most popular lines include Arrecife to Puerto del Carmen, Costa Teguise and Playa Blanca.
There is no train on the island, but there is a “train” bus that operates throughout Arrecife, and quite possibly, other towns in Lanzarote in the near future.