The Tourist’s Guide to Travelling Around Lanzarote Without a Car

Posted on 07 November 2017

Been thinking about planning a holiday to Lanzarote but not keen on hiring a car during your stay? Well, thanks to conveniently located villas, Lanzarote is yours to explore - by ferry or bus, or even on foot.

In today’s post, we’re exploring some of the island’s best transport options, so you can leave your driving licence at home and put the responsibility of transport in someone else’s hands!

One of the easiest ways to get around the island is by bus - thanks to a timetable that runs at regular intervals. Whether you need a reliable airport transfer or are simply looking to enjoy a day trip to another part of the island, the bus is a safe and convenient way to travel - and it also removes the hassle of finding and paying for parking.
Tickets can be purchased from the bus station in Arrecife, or, alternatively, passengers can simply buy a ticket from their bus driver. Staying in one of our Lanzarote holiday villas? Check out our guide to Playa Blanca’s bus services to find out more about staying on this part of the island. Alternatively, this guide should give you an idea of bus times on Lanzarote.


Lanzarote is a popular destination for hikers, and many places can be accessed on foot - particularly if you’re staying in a popular resort like Playa Blanca. Whether you’re hiking up Montana Roja (the Red Mountain) with your family or simply sampling the local cuisine, much of Lanzarote can be enjoyed by stepping out of your accommodation and exploring the surrounding areas. 

Whichever area of Lanzarote you choose for your next holiday, be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen before you head off on a walk in the mountains, through the towns or by the sea - and stay hydrated with regular, small amounts of water. 


Fancy checking out neighbouring islands during your stay on Lanzarote? With convenient ferry timetables, planning a day trip that fits around your schedule won’t be a problem. Whether you’re checking out some museums or visiting Lobos Island, it’s well worth making the trip across to Fuerteventura. 

Booking is often not required and you can generally just turn up on the day. However, if you’re visiting in peak season, we would advise contacting ferry operators Fred Olsen or Navieras Armas in advance. 

Where to stay


By basing yourself in a Lanzarote villa in the heart of Playa Blanca, you can enjoy access to the very best of what the island has to offer - and with conveniently located properties like Villa Mahuna and Casa Charwil just a stone’s throw from the shops, you won’t need to worry about hiring a car during your stay. If you want to enjoy a holiday your way, a villa allows you to do just that - providing perfect home-from-home accommodation with all the luxury of a holiday in the sun.

Ready to book your next sunshine break? Check out the special offers available on our Lanzarote villas today!

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