Thinking of booking London to Gran Canaria flights with Ryanair? Find out everything you need to know before booking your cheap flights to Gran Canaria from London here.
London Stansted Airport Overview
When you fly London to Gran Canaria you’ll be departing from London Stansted Airport. Stansted airport is one of the busiest airports in the UK and handles over 28 million passengers on an annual basis. As it is such a busy airport and close to central London, there are plenty of public transport services available.
To get to Stansted Airport you can take a National Express coach which runs 24 hours a day and has 15 pick-up points around central London. There is also the more direct route by train via the Stansted Express which runs every 15 minutes and takes only 47 minutes from London Liverpool Street. If travelling by car, Stansted Airport is around 68km outside of central London and is just off the M11 motorway.
Stansted Airport has a good selection of shops, cafes and bars located after security where you can pick up last minute essentials or unwind and relax before your flights to Gran Canaria from London.
Gran Canaria Airport Overview
Gran Canaria Airport, sometimes known as Gando Airport is the sixth busiest airport in Spain and the busiest airport in the Canary Islands. The airport is located in the eastern part of Gran Canaria on the Bay of Gando (Bahía de Gando), 19 km (12 mi) south of the city of Las Palmas. A number of bus routes connect Gran Canaria Airport with several key points of the island, including its capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
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What to Expect on arrival at Gran Canaria?
As soon as you arrive from your London to Gran Canaria flights, you can look forward to spectacular natural scenery including Roque Nublo, the second highest peak of Gran Canaria. At almost 6,000 ft. above sea level, it provides spectacular views. Don’t miss Maspalomas, where you’ll find natural sand dunes that reach the seaside, and one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Along with the rest of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria has some great beaches for surfing. Gran Canarias’s most popular surfing area is Las Canteras, where you’ll find a variety of beach and reefbreaks, from El Confital to El Lloret. Gran Canaria also enjoys very pleasant summers, with temperatures reaching heights of 25°C.
Five fun facts about Gran Canaria
From London to Gran Canaria: Practical Information
Here’s some practical information for you before your cheap flights to Gran Canaria from London. You’ll want to be sure to bring sun cream with you for when you hit the beaches of Gran Canaria as it can get very hot during the summer with temperatures rising as high as 25°C. Don’t forget to exchange your pounds into euros – also, you’ll want to bring a travel adaptor for your electrical devices.
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