Flights to Lanzarote, Spain from the United Kingdom range from about 4h-8h. The length of your flight will depend on your departure city. If your departure city does not service direct flights to Lanzarote, expect your flight to be on the longer end of the range, thanks to number and length of any layovers. If you’re departing from London, however, you can select from a number of daily direct flights, making your travel time on the shorter end of the range.
You can book direct flights to Lanzarote from several cities in the UK. From London, you can book direct flights via TUI Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, and British Airways. Jet2 provides daily direct flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Manchester, with Ryanair and easyJet also providing daily direct flights from Manchester. If you’re departing from Birmingham, you can take direct flights to Lanzarote via Ryanair or Jet2, with Ryanair also servicing direct flights from Newcastle. If your flight does have stopovers along the way, you’ll likely make those in common layover cities for this route, such as Dublin, Manchester, London, Madrid, and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
When you fly to Lanzarote Island, you’ll alight at Arrecife Airport (ACE), which is about 7km from Arrecife city centre. Most holidaymakers will stay at either Arrecife, Playa Blanca, or Puerto del Carmen. To get to Arrecife city centre, you can take buses 22 or 23, with a journey time of about 10 minutes and a fare of about £1.25. Buses 161 and 261 can take you from the airport to Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca. The fare to Puerto del Carmen will be about £1.25, while to Playa Blanca, it will be about £3. You can also take a taxi from the airport to Arrecife city centre for about £11; to Puerto del Carmen for about £14, or to Playa Blanca for about £40. Taxis are also the quickest services, just be sure to hail one from the official taxi rank outside the airport terminals.
Lanzarote is an island that is part of the popular Canary Island chain. It’s less tame and less touristy than Tenerife and Gran Canaria, making it perfect for those who prefer unique holidays set at their own pace. While in Lanzarote, be sure to visit the Jardin de Cactus, a spacious outdoor haven packed with more than 4,000 varieties of gorgeous cacti. For those who love the ocean but crave calm waters and soft sand, Playa de Papagayo is sure to delight. Head to Famara to see some of the world’s best surfers in action. The town itself is also full of charming surf-inspired cafes and bars.
British citizens travelling to Lanzarote, Spain do need a valid passport for their journey, although a visa is not required.