The duration of the flight from Stanstead to Lanzarote is around four and a quarter hours, and departure times tend to be early in the morning. There should be no need to take a connecting flight.
Lanzarote boasts a superb climate all year round, with average temperatures not dropping below 17ºC even during the winter. The route from Stansted to Lanzarote is popular for this reason, and flights are particularly in demand over the busy summer peak season.
The island’s airport lies three miles from the town of Arrecife, which is located fairly centrally on the long coastline that makes up Lanzarote’s south east frontier. Capital Arrecife is linked to the airport by bus route 22, with the 10 minute journey costing less than two euros. This service runs approximately every 40 minutes from 7am until 10.40pm Monday to Friday, except on public holidays.
Catch the route 161 bus to Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca seven days a week. The service runs every 30 minutes Monday to Friday, hourly on Saturdays, and every two hours on Sundays and public holidays. The route to Playa Blanca runs from 7.30am to 10.30pm, and to the airport from 8.30pm to 11.30pm. Weekends and public holidays see half an hour shaved off either end of these timetables. Meanwhile, route 261 follows the same route from Monday to Friday.
There is a taxi rank at the airport’s terminal, and if a service is offered from another area it should be refused. It may be preferable to arrange a transfer through your hotel or resort prior to travelling, or if you’d rather hire your own vehicle then Avis, Europcar and Hertz all offer car rentals from both Terminal 1 and 2.