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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 15:58

Getting A Taxi From Gran Canaria Airport

Taxis from Gran Canaria are convenient and pretty cheap Taxis from Gran Canaria are convenient and pretty cheap www.photosgrancanaria.com

Taxi transport from Gran Canaria airport to the resorts and Las Palmas is convenient and, by European standards, pretty cheap. Here's what you need to know...

Taxi drivers from the Telde and Ingenio taxi collectives do well out of Gran Canaria airport as they are the only ones allowed to queue up to collect passengers and take them to the resorts. All other taxi drivers on the island can drop people off, but can only pick people up if they apply for permission in advance.

Given how lucrative the resort taxi runs are, lots of the island's taxi drivers are good at bending the rules. Ingenio's taxi drivers also face stiff competition from private airport transfer services.

Airport taxi prices

Given that Gran Canaria's taxis are amongst the cheapest in Europe, a cab ride from the airport to Gran Canaria's resorts is pretty good value. Prices do go up late at night, over Christmas, and on Sundays and fiesta days. 

Here's a selection of prices to the most popular areas.

Airport to Maspalomas: €41 (€48 late / holiday rate)

Airport to Arguineguin: €50 (€57 late / holiday rate)

Airport to Las Palmas beach area: €35 (€40 late / holiday rate)

Airport to Puerto Rico: €60 (€67 late / holiday rate)

Airport to Puerto de Mogán: €65 (€75 late / holiday rate)

Here's a full list of 2016 example fares lots of places in Gran Canaria. 

When you get a taxi at the airport, the driver will add a €1.70 supplement to the price (applied to all airport pickups and dropoffs). Over the Christmas period, an extra €3 supplement is added. 

Getting a taxi at the airport

It's easy to get a taxi from Gran Canaria airport; The rank is right outside the doors of the arrivals lounge and there are usually enough taxis to cater to everyone. If you arrive during a busy period, however, you may have to wait in the queue for a while. 

Other Options

The cheapest way to get to your resort is to get the next bus. Or book a private airport transfer (often cheaper than a taxi).

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