= Cheapest round-trip flights
* Prices are round trip per person (conditions apply)
There are several good options when booking flights from London. With a number of large international airports, London is a major hub for air transport, and is therefore a good starting point for travel to many destinations around the world. London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and London Stansted are all busy departure points, and can all be reached by road or public transport from the city centre. London City and London Luton airports are also departure points for flights from London.
When travelling by car, each of the major airports offers extensive parking facilities, often with dedicated bus transfer from the car park to the air terminals. Meanwhile, there are also a number of ways to get to the airports by public transport. London Heathrow, for example, is 15 miles from central London and can be reached in about an hour on the Piccadilly line of the London Underground, or in 15 to 30 minutes by express train from Paddington station. London Gatwick, 28 miles outside central London, can be reached by express train from Victoria station in about half an hour. London Stansted is further away, at 40 miles from central London, and is 45 minutes away by train from Liverpool Street station.
With the number of airports within easy reach of central London, there are good possibilities for different flights from London to Gran Canaria. For a comprehensive search of current offers, check ebookers.com. As well as air travel, ebookers.com lets travellers book car rental and accommodation in just a few clicks.
Flying to or from London Heathrow? Check out our guides to find out about the different options of getting there and how to transfer between airports:
If you're planning a trip to a popular sunny destination like Gran Canaria Island, you can trim down your expenses by making your reservations with a booking service such as ebookers. Arriving at the Gran Canaria Airport will put you on the east coast, about twelve miles from the island's capital. Gran Canaria Airport handles up to ten million visitors each year and serves as an operative base for Ryan Air. The airport also hosts dozens of international airlines, including Air Berlin, Iberia, and Norwegian Air Shuttle.
Travellers leaving the airport can get to the city via several bus routes. The bus stop is located at the departure terminal. Visitors can either buy tickets from the ticket machine or on the bus itself. Bus numbers 60 and 91 link the airport directly to the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Metered taxis are also available for visitors, with fares costing from €8 to €15 depending on the destination. Visitors who prefer to travel independently can rent a car from dozens of rental services located around the airport.
The island's position in the Atlantic exposes it to an interesting mix of microclimates in different regions. During the winter, snowfall occurs at the island's highest peaks. The city, however, experiences spring-like conditions for most of the year, with average temperatures ranging from 26oC to 28oC in the summer and 22oC to 24oC in winter.
Visitors will find a huge variety of things to do and places to visit. They can visit the popular Las Canteras beach or stop by the Pamitos Park, home to the island's zoo. Other popular places worth visiting in Gran Canaria Island include Casa de Colon and the ancient settlement of Barranco de Guayadeque.