Bus Station Valle Gran Rey

Buses Taxis And Car Hire In The Canary Islands

The buses on all the islands we visited were all pretty good and cheap. In some instances, for example in La Palma, they require you to store any luggage in the hold under the bus. You don’t need to buy tickets before hand, you can just pay the driver.

Bus services in the Canaries. Lots of luggage? – On most busses it will have to go in a hatch under the bus just pull the lever. La Gomera – good service but buses infrequent and focused on locals getting to work and school. Takes a long time to get anywhere it is so mountainous. Tenerife, Gran Canaria, la Palma– Great all round service all over the islands. Taxis - For long distances these are expensive, and always metered Car Hire – Very cheap and easy

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Ferries, Spain, Canary Islands, Getting Around
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