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Gran Canaria Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Gran Canaria Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The worst thing, I wasn’t prepered for the low temperature due to de air-conditioning, so I get a cold some days later. – lili_heins

LPA Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Gran Canaria Airport (code: LPA).

What to Expect

las palmas airport guideGran Canaria Airport’s single terminal recently expanded to better accommodate European, African, and seasonal flights, is designed with your comfort in mind. The terminal, divided into four zones: A for inter-island destinations, B and C for flights within the Schengen zone, and D for non-Schengen zone flights, offers a range of amenities. These include free WiFi, shops, a grocery store, and various eateries (two are open 24 hours), ensuring you have everything you need during your stay. For those seeking extra comfort, economy-class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping Gran Canaria Airport

For those considering an overnight stay, rest assured that Gran Canaria Airport provides a safe and comfortable environment. Overnight sleepers report feeling unbothered and secure. The airport offers plenty of padded, armrest-free seating, and lights and announcements are turned down at night to ensure a peaceful rest. To cope with potentially chilly temperatures, it’s advisable to bring a blanket or dress in layers. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See locations in the Airport Hotels section below or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Gran Canaria Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

A reader tells us, “the main terminal at LPA Gran Canaria airport is closed to the public during the night from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.” (January 2024)

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Gran Canaria Airport:

  • Elba Vecindario Aeropuerto Business & Convention Hotel –  Free airport shuttle is available upon request.  » Check Rates
  • Rickaty Lodge Bed & Breakfast – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Gran Canaria Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Irrespective of your travel class, there’s a lounge at Las Palmas Airport that you can access without breaking the bank. You can pay at the door, purchase a lounge pass, or use a lounge membership program. Check out the individual lounge page for more details and discover how you can enjoy the perks of a lounge even with an economy-class ticket!

  • Sala Galdos Lounge – Location: Departures Terminal, Airside, Zone A, 2nd Level. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Las Palmas Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

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Food & Drinks

Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. None are open 24 hours.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

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Mobile Charging

A reader (August 2018) tells us that power charging stations are available at a few gate areas.  On the landside, another reader could only find a working outlet near the fire hoses. (March 2024)

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


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Free unlimited WiFi is available at Gran Canaria Airport. Connect to the “AIRPORT FREE WIFI AENA” network.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by Banco Santander, Caixa Bank, and Euronet. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Floor 0 (Arrivals Hall) • Floor 1 (Departures Hall, landside • Airside, A19-A21 • Airside, Gates B5-B6).

Chapel – A non-denominal Christian chapel is available airside, in the Departures area on Floor 2.

Children’s Play Area – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Locations: Floor 1, airside, in the “A” gates boarding area • Floor 1, airside, in the “C” gates boarding area.

Currency Exchange – Two Exact Change currency exchange kiosks are available. Locations: Floor 0 (Arrivals Hall. Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM) • Floor 1 (Boarding Area, airside. Hours: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM).

DutyFree & Shopping – Canariensis offers duty-free shopping to both departing and arriving passengers, with two airside locations on Floor 1 (Departures) and one airside on Floor 0 (Arrivals).- In addition, a variety of retail and gift shops can be found throughout the airport, including 4 locations of Hudson News for any last-minute items.

Family Services – A comfy place providing privacy for breastfeeding and baby change facilities is available. The area includes sinks, recliner chairs, a kids’ play area and a room to prepare baby food. Location: Airside, Floor 1, near Gates C.

Grocery Store – Spar offers a wide variety of hot and cold sandwiches, take-away meals and general groceries in a location accessible to transit passengers and arriving passengers. Location: Arrivals Hall, airside, Floor 0. Hours: 8:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sun) • 8:30 AM – 10:00 PM (Wed) • 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM (Fri-Sat).

Information Desk – Need help finding your way? There are a few information desks located on Floor 1 (Departure hall), Floor 2 (Parking ) and Floor 0 (Passenger Terminal).

Luggage Wrapping – Luggage wrapping machines are available in the Check-in area on Floor 1. Fee: unknown.

Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available 24 hours a day at the First Aid station on Floor 0 in the Departures Hall.

Pharmacy – Location: Floor 1, Landside. Hours: 6:00 AM – 7:30 PM (Mon – Fri) and 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM (Sat & Sun).

Post Office – Send your last-minute postcards to friends and family from the airport’s mailbox. Location: Departures Hall, Floor 0. Hours: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Mon-Fri).

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Smoking – Submitted by a traveller (April 2019). Once you are Airside, look for a set of elevators (near the center of the Terminal) that take you to the upper level, where there is a full-service bar and restaurant with an outdoor terrace and smoking area.

Travel Agency – El Corte Travel Agency is located on Floor 1, in the check-in area.

Las Palmas Airport is served by the following airlines: Aer Lingus • Air Europa •  Air France • Air Nostrum • Austrian Airlines • Binter Canarias • British Airways • Brussels Airlines •  Bulgarian •  Canarias Airlines • Canaryfly • Condor • Corendon Airlines • EasyJet • Edelweiss • Enter Air • Eurowings • Freebird • Iberia Express • Jet Time • Jet2 • Luxair • Mauritania Airlines • Neos • Norwegian • Octavia • Royal Air Maroc • Ryanair • SAS •Smart Lynx • Smartwings • Sunclass • TAP Air Portugal • Transavia • Travel Service • TUIfly •  Ukranian Airlines • Volotea • Vueling • Wizz Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is served by eight different intercity bus routes. Whether you are staying in the capital city or heading to Maspalomas or Playa del Inglés, there are various options to get you around the island. For fares, routes and schedule information, visit the Las Palmas Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following rental agencies are located in the Arrivals Hall of the passenger terminal: Autoreisen • Avis/Budget • Cicar • Europcar • Goldcar • Hertz/Thrifty • Sixt • Top Car.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxi ranks are located outside the Arrivals Hall exits. For safety and reliability, refuse offers of a ride from taxis that are not waiting in the airport’s taxi ranks. For fares and additional information, visit the Las Palmas Airport website.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.