Direct flights from Manchester to Lanzarote take four and a half hours, with a touch shaved off this time on the return journey. A trip to the easternmost of the Canary Islands may require a connecting flight, with London, Madrid and Dublin all being potential cities that host you for a stopover.
The route from Manchester to Lanzarote is popular thanks to the pleasant climate that the island enjoys all year round. The majority of flights leave early in the afternoon, but if you book early then there should be a decent selection of departure times to suit your needs.
Lanzarote’s airport is located fairly centrally on the island’s long southeastern coastline, around three miles from the town of Arrecife. The capital can be reached via the route 22 bus in around 10 minutes and for less than two euros. The service is available from Monday to Friday, running approximately every 40 minutes from 7am until 10.40pm, except on public holidays.
Route 161 links the airport to Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca seven days a week. Buses are every 30 minutes Monday to Friday, hourly on Saturdays, and every two hours on Sundays and public holidays. They run to Playa Blanca between 7.30am and 10.30pm, and to the airport from 8.30am to 11.30pm, with a half hour reduction either end at the weekend and on public holidays. Route 261 also follows this course under the same parameters from Monday to Friday.
Taxis should be caught from the rank at the airport’s terminal, and refused if service is offered from another area, while arranging a transfer with your hotel or resort may prove convenient. If you’d prefer the freedom of a car rental then companies such as Avis, Europcar and Hertz have desks in both Terminal 1 and 2.