|La Palma Santa Cruz Airport Address||38738 – Villa de Maza
Santa Cruz de Tenerife – La Palma
|Telephone Number||0034 922 426 140|
|Guide in Spanish||Aeropuerto de La Palma|
|Guide in German||La Palma Flughafen|
La Palma Airport is just 8kms from Santa Cruz de la Puerto on the Island of La Palma in the Canary Islands. In Spanish the airport is known as Aeropuerto de La Palma and in German it is La Palma Flughafen
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The airport is quite a bit smaller than those of its neighbouring islands of Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Fuerteventura but 1,042,969 passengers and 19,741 flights were handled there in 2009.
There are new building projects currently under way at La Palma Airport including a new terminal building, a control tower and an extended apron to extend its capacity to cope with increased passenger traffic.
Most of the passenger traffic at this airport is via domestic flights from Tenerife North, Madrid, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura but there are also quite a lot of charter flights from Germany, Holland and Belgium and and the charter airline Thomsonfly operates flights from Gatwick and Manchester in the UK.
The are six main car hire companies based at the airport in La Palma. Three local Canary Island companies and three multi national companies: You can read all information La Palma Car Hire here.
- Autos Ancar at La Palma Airport
- Avis at La Palma Airport
- Betacar at La Palma Airport
- Atesa at La Palma Airport
- Hertz at La Palma Airport
As mentioned above most of the flights are from within Spain or the Canary Islands and the route most people take to get here is to fly to Tenerife North Airport and then change on to an inter island flight.
The best bet for domestic flights to La Palma is Binter Airways a Canary island based company, or Iberia who are Spain’s national airline. There are also a good number of charter flights on offer from Germany, the UK, Holland and Belgium and we have provided information on scheduled flights from Gatwick to La Palma and Manchester to La Palma
La Palma flight arrivalsThe airport is spread over two floors and has a bar and a couple of cafes serving hot food and drinks throughout the day and evening, one of the cafes has a kiddies play area.
The arrivals area is equipped with three baggage carousels, one of which is used for special luggage. The car hire offices, information services from the Island Tourist Board and airlines are also located in this area. The bus stop and taxi rank are located on the outside of the building.
La Palma flight departuresPassengers who come to the airport to catch flights can make use of the free parking facilities. There check-in desks are located in the centre of the passenger terminal. Click here for information on live flight departures at La Palma Airport.
It is a small airport and there are just three boarding gates. You can comfortably wait for your flight in the boarding lounges which are found on the ground and first floors. Access to the first floor can be gained via the escalators, lifts or stairs. This area is decorated with pictures and sculptures by local artists.
You can get to and from La Palma Airport by a variety of methods including Private La Palma Airport transfer With a Private Transfer you would be met in the arrivals hall by your own driver who will then take you on to your chosen destination.
The taxi rank is situated right outside the arrivals hall and a taxi into town costs between €15 and €20 depending on when you are travelling. There is an airport supplement of €1.65 and the Palma taxis operate a tariff service as follows:
- Fare 1: (from 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, working days): all or part of each kilometre: €0.54 minimum fare: €2.80; price per hour waiting, €14.55 and fractional rate for every 15 minutes, €3.60.
- Fare 2: (from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am and all day holidays): all or part of each kilometre: €0.60 minimum fare: €3.35; price per hour waiting, €14.55 and fractional rate for every 15 minutes, €3.60.
Telephone: (0034) 922 440 825
The Island is quite small and doesn’t have a railway but there is a bus service which will take you into the centre of Santa Cruz or you can catch a taxi.
The number 8 bus leaves from outside the main terminal every 30 minutes between 07.15 and 00.15 each day. Departures from La Palma are from 06:45 to 00:45. The bus fare is €1 and if you require more information you can call the bus company on (0034) 922 411 922 or visit their website www.transporteslapalma.com
La Palma Airport has a new public car park situated at the bottom of the extension of the aircraft apron.The building has two covered floors with a capacity for 1276 vehicles. At the moment just one of the floors is in operation offer 685 spaces (10 of which are reserved for People with Reduced Mobility)
The parking rates are the following: first half hour or part thereof – free: next 30 minutes €0.32 every hour thereafter €0.69 per hour: daily maximum up to 4 days €7.20: daily maximum from day five €5.75.
Check out our Passenger Services at La Palma Airport for general information on La Palma Airport including Banking Facilities, the Meeting Room, Lost & Left Luggage, First Aid Amenities, Pharmacy opening times, Information Desks and Tour Operators at La Palma Airport.
If you want to do some island hopping or travel to mainland Spain by boat then you can catch a ferry from Puerto Santa Cruz de la Palma to Cadiz, Algeciras, Las Palmas, Puerto del Rosario and Tenerife. You can get details of the La Palma ferry timetables and costs by clicking on the link
To save you time finding your way around when you arrive in La Palma, we have written an Area Guide to La Palma on sporting and leisure amenities which includes La Palma Shopping Areas, where to find the best La Palma Beaches, recommended La Palma Restaurants La Palma Local Attractions and La Palma Amusement Parks for great family days out.
There are a handful of shops at La Palma. Air Zone is a good sized multishop where you can buy “duty free” cigarettes and alcohol, there is also a pharmacy, Tiendas de Artesania selling local crafts and gifts and a kiosk where you can purchase newspapers, books and magazines-
Unlike mainland Spain the Canary Islands have different restrictions on the amount of Duty Free goods that you are allowed to take to and from the Islands.
In some ways the most important aspect of all. This section gives you a full 3 day, 5 day and 10 day forecast on La Palma Weather with real advice on what to pack at different times of the year and whether you have a chance of cramming in some sunbathing.
Left Luggage Store
There is no left luggage store at La Palma Airport.