Sand dunes, beaches, volcanoes, cliffs… would you like to discover the magic of Fuerteventura?
Here’s our advice on how to get around Fuerteventura with or without a car, depending on your needs: rental cars, organized tours, cabs, buses and bicycles.
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This opinion is completely independent, based on our experiences. We visited the region anonymously, making our own choices and paying our bills in full.
How to get around Fuerteventura – short answers
Travel time to Fuerteventura
The first thing is to understand the size of the island and the driving times required between the various towns.
The island is rather long. So if you’re staying in the south and want to visit the north in a day, you’ll need to do a lot of driving.
See our guide to choosing where to stay in Fuerteventura or read our article comparing the north and south of the island.
Best option, depending on what you want to do
- If you want to explore as much of the island as possible
- We recommend renting a car. Prices are reasonable and driving is very easy. See car offers and prices
- If you’re planning to enjoy mainly the beach and pool, and just see a few well-known sights, we advise you to choose the organized tours – see the options – our favorites are listed later in the article.
- If you’re looking to travel as cheaply as possible and enjoy exploring cities, buses may be all you need.
How to get to your hotel in Lanzarote from the airport
The first solution is to go to your hotel.
If you choose to rent a car, we recommend you do so directly at the airport, as this is where you have the most choice, and saves you the cost of a cab.
Hotel shuttle or cab
If you don’t plan to rent a car, ask your hotel if they have an airport transfer shuttle.
Alternatively, there’s a cab rank just outside the airport.
Private or shared transfers
You can also book a transfer with a specialized company.
See transfer offers
Buses are also available. However, they are not very frequent and do not drop you off right in front of your hotel.
There are buses every day between:
- The airport and Puerto del Rosario
- Airport and Caleta de Fuste
- And buses to all towns from Puerto del Rosario
The bus company is Tiadhe.
And see our selection of the best hotels in Lanzarote.
Lanzarote by car – rental and driving tips
Our preferred option is to rent a car. This gives you the most freedom to discover Fuerteventura’s most beautiful landscapes.
Prices are reasonable for an island and driving is easy.
A small car is enough, but you can take any size you like, as there are no narrow streets and parking spaces are fairly wide.
The platform we personally use (since we discovered them) is Discovercars.
As soon as we decide on a destination and dates, we look at their offers and the types of cars available.
After research, they often have the best offers for our needs.
It is one of the highest rated comparison sites in the market.
And read all our tips for renting a car in Fuerteventura.
Car-free Fuerteventura: on organized tours
If you don’t feel like renting a car, as you’ll be spending a lot of time relaxing by the pool or on the beach, organized tours are the best option.
They allow you to visit the most famous places without worrying about organization, and what’s more, the guide will share lots of information to help you discover the treasures of Fuerteventura.
Our favourite excursions include:
- Must-do: panoramic tour of the island between dunes and mountains – see program and availability from southern cities or here from northern cities
- Dolphin excursion – see program and availability
- 4WD excursion to Cofete from the south – see program and availability
Fuerteventura by cab
If you’re not traveling too far from your hotel, you can also choose to visit a place by cab.
Cabs are fairly reasonably priced, but it’s still a cost of availability.
What’s more, in Fuerteventura, you can take advantage of tourist cabs.
It takes you on a tour with defined stops, for a predefined price.
This gives you a little more flexibility than organized tours, but without having to rent a car and drive.
The main cab company is Taxis Fuerteventura.
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Fuerteventura by bike
Fuerteventura has many roads in very good condition.
It’s a great destination for cycling.
Be aware, however, that some parts of the island are not flat and require a good level of fitness.
The island has several companies that rent out classic mountain bikes or electric bikes.
It’s the ideal way to get some exercise while discovering the island.
Fuerteventura by bus / public transport
Fuerteventura’s bus network is developed more for locals than for tourists.
You can find buses connecting all the towns on Fuerteventura, especially from Puerto del Rosario. There’s even a 4WD bus to Cofete;
However, it will not be possible to reach more remote areas. And when there is a bus, the frequency is often very low.
See the official Tiadhe website for a list of lines.
Prices range from 2 to 10 euros.
Frequently asked questions
Is there Uber in Fuerteventura?
The last time we checked our app, Uber was not present in Fuerteventura.
But cabs are easy to find in the main resorts.
How easy is it to get around Fuerteventura without a car?
It really depends on what you want to see. Between the main towns, it’s easy: you have a choice of cabs and buses. To visit the island’s main attractions, it’s best to consider organized tours. And going off the beaten track is very difficult.
Getting around Morro Jable
Morro Jable is very long, so if you’re staying near the old town, you can easily get around on foot, thanks to the seafront promenade.
Outside the old town, you can also use electric scooters or bicycles, as the city is very long.
See the best attractions in Morro Jable.
Getting around Corralejo
It’s easy to get around the city center on foot. It’s not very big.
However, to get to the Playa Grandes beaches or to explore the surrounding area, you’ll need to take a cab, take an excursion or rent a car.
There are also electric scooters, but we saw far fewer than in other Canary cities.
See the best attractions in Corralejo.