The peak season lasts almost the entire year thanks to being kissed by the sun almost every day. In the peak of Summer you’ll find temperatures reach the mid 30’s so June to August might not be the wisest time to book your flight tickets if you can’t handle overbearing heat. You’ll also struggle to find cheap flights to Gran Canaria in the peak of Summer too as many tourists flock to the island. Spring time is a great time to secure cheap flights to Gran Canaria without having to fight for beach space, as is Autumn. The weather is still very warm and pleasant although you’ll find the evenings are a little chilly.
Due to the weather always being warm and sunny there isn’t much of an off season however you’ll find the cheapest flights to Gran Canaria around January and February. Temperatures can still be warm although nowhere near the intensity of the rest of the year. There is a week somewhere around October or November of very heavy rain that lasts for the best part of all day. Avoid these months if you don’t want to risk being stuck inside due to the weather.
Flights from London to Gran Canaria: 4 hours 30 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Gran Canaria: 4 hours 45 minutes
Flights from Birmingham to Gran Canaria: 4 hours 20 minutes
Flights from Glasgow to Gran Canaria: 7 hours 55 minutes
British Airways, Iberia and Ryanair all provide cheap flights to Gran Canaria depending on the time of year you book. British Airways offer the added bonus of complimentary food and drink with their flights to Gran Canaria however they are slightly more expensive than Ryanair for purchasing flight tickets. Ryanair do provide possibly the cheapest flights to Gran Canaria however they do tend to overcharge for checked in baggage during peak times of the year so keep an eye out for this as it can really increase the price of once cheap flight tickets.
There are bus services available to help you get to the city from the airport however unless you know exactly where you need to go you might find them a little hard to navigate. Taxis are the common form of transport from the airport and they aren’t overly expensive, although if you can split the fare with a friend or two then it’ll be much more worthwhile. Once you’ve booked your flights to Gran Canaria it’s worth researching which hotels provide free shuttles to and from the airport as this will save you both time and money once you land.
For a flight to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, you will be flying into Gran Canaria. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (LPA) is just 21.7 km from the centre of the city.