The island of Gran Canaria is one of the most important of the so-called “Fortunate Islands”. Being the most densely populated of the seven islands that make up the Canary Islands, it receives every year several million tourists from all corners of Spain and Europe.
Most arrive eagerly seeking the sun and beaches they lack in their own countries, but Gran Canaria, touched by the gods, has much more to offer.
But, is there Uber in Gran Canaria? No, there is no Uber in Gran Canaria. Sadly Uber won’t be there to help you get around this beautiful island, but getting around without Uber isn’t hard. You can use public transport like taxis, buses or rent bicycles or cars.
Let us tell you all the ways you could commute around Gran Canaria islands and a bit about all of them.
How To Get Around Gran Canaria Without Uber?
As we mentioned, getting around Gran Canaria won’t be that difficult after all, and there are many ways to get around.
We will tell you all about the means of transportation in Gran Canaria, and you can make your choice based on how much money you are willing to spend on transportation and what you are looking for.
Alternative Ride Sharing (Grab/Lyft) in Gran Canaria
There are not alternative ride-sharing options like Grab or Lyft in Gran Canaria. But don’t worry, you won’t even feel like you miss them.
Taxi in Gran Canaria
Taxies are an excellent option for commuting around Gran Canaria since Uber has not yet arrived there. Taxi services in Gran Canaria are very honest, and the taxi drivers use a meter, so you don’t have to worry if you are going to be overcharged.
The only bad thing that can happen while in a taxi, if you run into a bad taxi driver, he can take a long way, so your price will be higher. Of course, that happens very rarely.
And when taking a taxi, remember to take it within the same municipality in Gran Canaria, because the price would be very high if you were driving from one to another.
The taxis in Gran Canaria are all white, and they have a logo of the municipality that they offer service to; they are very safe and provide good service. The ride from the Gran Canaria Airport to Las Pamas will cost you around $36, and from the Gran Canaria Airport to Maspolomas, the price would be the same.
Of course, the prices of the rides can fluctuate depending on the traffic and time. Taxis in Gran Canaria are also very reliable, and you can rest assured that you will get a ride whenever you need one.
Train in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria doesn’t offer train services.
Bus in Gran Canaria
Taking a bus in Gran Canaria is one of the best options for those who are traveling on a budget. They offer great services, and they are very punctual, all that for just a few dollars.
They also have rides from the Gran Canaria Airport; if traveling to Las Pamas, use line number 60, and if traveling to Maspalomas, use line 66 or 90. They also have their services in the city, and they cover all parts of the city.
They are very reliable, and you can count on them whenever you need to go somewhere. If you are having any troubles, feel free to visit their website or even ask someone on the street to help you.
Walking in Gran Canaria
Walking around the municipalities on this magical island will surely be an experience to remember. Exploring around the island while walking can be useful because you can find some beaches and parts of the island that you normally wouldn’t if you were commuting around by bus or taxi.
As we said anyone on the street that you ask for directions would be happy to help you, we would also suggest asking the locals about the beaches they usually go to, or some secret destinations. We are sure that they will be happy to share the information with you.
Bicycle in Gran Canaria
Exploring around Las Palmas Gran Canaria can be one hell of a good experience, you can see many good things along the way like the old town, beautiful beaches, parks, markets, etc.
It is not only a cheap commuting option, but it is also eco-friendly, so it is good for our planet, but it is also good for your body since cycling is one way of exercising.
Getting around Gran Canaria with a bicycle is easy since there are many bike lanes that will take you to all the parts of the city. The prices for bike rentals are very low; it would cost you $2 for 30-minutes, so $4 for an hour. And if you wanted to rent a bike for a week, it would cost you only $18.
The bike rental shops usually work from 7 am to 11 pm.
Rent a Car in Gran Canaria
Renting a car in Gran Canaria can be a great option and maybe even the best one if you like your freedom and you don’t like depending on anyone but yourself. Also, getting a car will allow you to travel from one municipality to another for a lower price, and you will be able to get there faster than when using any other transportation option.
Aside from that, the parking in Gran Canaria is not expensive, and that is another plus. And, they have green and blue zones in which you can park for free on the weekends. Some parking also have chargers for your electric cars that you can use to charge your car while parking.
The roads in Gran Canaria are great, and there are also two options on where you would like to rent a car, at the airport or in the cities. We recommend renting your car in the city since this option will be cheaper.
The prices for can rentals will of course, differ from the type of car you would want to rent. The prices will go from $35 for a daily rental of an economy car to $150 for a luxury SUV.