Lanzarote is unworldly lunar landscapes and year-round sunshine.
Approximate flight time: 4 hours 05 minutes (total distance 1734 miles)
Airlines that fly direct: Jet2.com, Ryanair and TUI
Airports in Lanzarote: Lanzarote Airport
Seasons: High: June - September : Low: November - March
Currency: Euro (€)
Wherever you’re flying to, Birmingham Airport is a great choice of airport. We’ve got a fantastic selection of shops, restaurants and facilities, and our central location means we’re easily accessible from anywhere in the UK.
Those driving to the airport will find a choice of seven car parks, which are all easily available from the terminal by foot or via the free courtesy shuttle bus. Book a parking space online in advance and save up to 70%.
If taking public transport is more your style, you will find bus and coach services running directly to the airport from all over the UK. Trains will take you to Birmingham International train station, where we have a free and frequent transport that takes you to the terminal in just minutes.
Need currency for your trip abroad? Look no further. Whether you’re looking to top up your Euros before you fly, or withdraw a few UK pounds for your return, head over to our Travelex stores conveniently located in the Arrivals area of the terminal building and Departures Lounge. If you prefer, you can pre-order your currency and get next day collection if you order before 3pm at Birmingham Airport.
Many people like to enjoy a meal at the airport before their flight, so we have an array of cafés, bars and restaurants for you to choose from. We’ve got favourites like Wetherspoon and Giraffe, or we’ve got a variety of coffee shops too.
Whether you want to do some window shopping, or you’ve left some bits to the last minute, Birmingham Airport has a huge range of shops for you to browse. Check out World Duty Free for great savings, grab a magazine and a bag of sweets for the plane from WHSmith, or get some new jewellery at Accessorize. If you’re looking to spruce up your wardrobe before your flight to Lanzarote, you’ll find fashion stores like Superdry too. Head to Rituals for an extensive collection of luxurious yet affordable products for body and home.
We’ve got airport lounges where you can enjoy complimentary food and drinks, unlimited WiFi and great runway views before you fly, so why not take advantage?
For more information on the other services available, see our guide to terminal facilities. If you’re travelling with young children, read our tips for the family traveller to make your experience as seamless and enjoyable as can be.
Average temperature in Lanzarote
Arriving at Lanzarote Airport
Lanzarote Airport is located on the island of Lanzarote, which is part of the Canary Islands. It is 5km southwest of Arrecife, the capital of the island and has two terminals. Flights from Birmingham Airport land at Terminal 1. From here you can take public or private transport to your chosen destination.
From Lanzarote Airport, there are several buses which can take you to Arrecife city centre (Line 22 & or Playa Blanca (Line 161 & 261). They depart from outside the Arrivals Hall.
Having a car is a great choice for travelling around Lanzarote as it gives you freedom and flexibility, particularly when travelling with young children. Many car hire companies run from the airport.
Taxis can also be found outside the Arrivals Hall.
Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Lanzarote
A UNESCO biosphere reserve, Lanzarote is an intriguing island with an extraordinary geology made up of 300 volcanic cones. Its unique landscape, along with great beaches, theme parks & attractions, top restaurants and year-round sunshine make it a great holiday destination.
As the Canary Islands are part of Spain's territory, the official language spoken in Lanzarote is Spanish. However, as it's an incredibly popular holiday destination, most people in the tourist areas will be able to speak good English.
One of the best things about Lanzarote is it’s great to visit all year round. Summers are hot, winters are mild, and rain is rare. As summers can get very, very hot, the best time to visit Lanzarote is in spring or autumn for slightly cooler weather.
Culture in Lanzarote
When you think of Lanzarote, you probably picture package holiday deals and pie-and-chip resorts, but in fact Lanzarote oozes Mediterranean culture. The Canary Islands have a vibrant, lively culture full of fiestas, music, literature, art, dance, interesting traditions and gastronomic delights.
The iconic Gothic Cathedral dominates the skyline and hides a treasure trove of religious ruins and contemporary art. Explore the labyrinthine cobbled streets filled with delis, boutiques, cafés and galleries. Or get outside and make the most of the sunshine on one of the hundreds of kilometres of trails and seaside paths that offer breath-taking scenery.
Lanzarote boasts an abundance of unique fiestas and festivals throughout the year that are well worth visiting. Most of the musical events – such as the famous Visual Music Festival – take place in the volcanic caves of Lanzarote’s amazing nature attractions Jameos del Agua and Cueva de los Verdes in the northern part of the island.
In Lanzarote you will find many Spanish and Mediterranean dishes, but you shouldn’t leave without trying some traditional Canarian food. Papas Arrugadas or Canarian potatoes are locally grown small potatoes that are boiled in very salty water (originally sea water) in their skins and served with different fillings. For dessert, order bienmessabe, a deliciously sweet dish made with ground almonds, honey and egg yolks. It can come as a soaked sponge cake or used as a sauce over ice cream.