Are you heading to Gran Canaria on holiday or relocating here? Planning on getting around the island by bus? Our latest guide will tell you all you need to know about buses on Gran Canaria.
We love showing people around Gran Canaria. Whether that’s guiding family and friends in person or you, our ever-growing Gran Canaria Local readership, we derive the same amount of satisfaction. Which is what inspired us to pen a guide to the buses on Gran Canaria.
- Buses on Gran Canaria: Global Guaguas
- Buses on Gran Canaria: Guaguas Municipales
- Buses on Gran Canaria: City Sightseeing Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
1. Buses on Gran Canaria: Global Guaguas
Chances are that your first experience with buses on Gran Canaria will be riding one of the blue Global Guaguas. For this cross-island bus company offers services which link Gran Canaria airport with the southern resorts and the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, to and from terminals at Faro de Maspalomas, Parque Santa Catalina, and San Telmo. With popular lines being 60, 66, 90, and 91.
If travelling over the weekend, there are cheap returns available. A Global bono (bus pass) is a worthwhile investment too. The 50-journey pass will save you 50% on your travels and the 20-journey pass 20%.
2. Buses on Gran Canaria: Guaguas Municipales
Mr Gran Canaria Local once made the mistake of enquiring where the parada de guagua (Canarian for bus stop) was in Seville. Forgetting that the folk on the Spanish mainland refer to a bus as an autobus. How the Andalucians laughed.
To go native on Gran Canaria, do use guagua though. This term derives from the time buses were introduced to the Canary Islands in the early 20th century. They were imported from the US, from Wa & Wa Co. Inc. (Washington, Walton, and Company Incorporated).
The yellow Guaguas Municipales are a cheap way of getting around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The 12, for example, transports you from southside LP, as in Hoya de la Plata, to northside LP aka La Isleta. A single journey costs just 1,40€ and you can save even more by buying a rechargeable bono.
3. Buses on Gran Canaria: City Sightseeing Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
City Sightseeing Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is the Gran Canaria capital daytrippers’ transport of choice. For a one-off treat for you and your family, it’s recommended that you look out for these red double-deckers. But once you’ve seen the sights and heard the commentary, it makes sense for you to switch to cheaper ways of transporting you around Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.