Gran Canaria Blue Buses (Global)

The Gran Canaria blue buses are operated by the public Global company. They cover the routes from main towns and villages of the island. The buses are modern, clean, punctual, and affordable. It is an equal opportunity company. The workers are also partners and get a share of the profits.

Their fleet has been renovated. Their buses are modern, ready for the 21st century. This is what you’ll see when you get on one of them:

  • ATM machines: Drivers accept credit cards as well as cash.
  • Information screens: Here you can see the itinerary and the upcoming stops in English and Spanish. Other useful information and publicity are also displayed.
  • Security cameras
  • USB ports above each seat, to charge your devices while you’re on the go.
  • Air conditioning
  • Limited bus stops: This makes your journey faster than if you take the yellow municipal buses (for routes in the capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria).
Photo of the credit card machine that all the Gran Canaria blue buses have onboard

Gran Canaria blue buses: Helpful tips

  • In the summer, sit on the side that doesn't get sunny
  • Sit next to a window that doesn't have publicity on it. You can't enjoy  viewing the landscape as you would if you have a clean window seat.
  • Always ring the bell if you’re going to get off at the next stop. Do this before the stop, not just last-second, so that the driver knows that he/she has to stop.
  • Download their mobile app
  • Spanish words you might have to use: Guagua Global (Global bus), Estación de Guaguas (Bus station).
  • Find out where the bus starts, and get to the stop or terminal early. Local residents get free bus rides and the buses fill up fast. Sometimes, if the bus is overfull, drivers may not stop to pick up additional passengers. 

Gran Canaria Blue Buses' Mobile App

This bus company has an app that you can download on your phone. Just search for "GuaguasGLOBAL" for Android or iOs on their respective stores. If you're unable to find it, here's the link (Opens in a new window).

Although this app has minor glitches, and has received a three-star rating, it still is helpful to plan your route. It is in English. It won't allow you to buy a ticket online, yet. Some of the links take you nowhere, and display a "connection error" message. Here is a screenshot of what it looks like:

Lost and Found: What to Do

We were recently (March 2024) contacted by a reader who had left his phone on the Global airport bus. He was back home in the UK and was desperate to get it back. The Global "lost and found" department staff phoned him and told him to arrange a courier to pick it up. 

If you lose and item, you can look for it by going on the Global lost and found page. There is also an email which you can write to. Their response time during weekdays is excellent. And yes, they speak English.

Please try to take all your belongings before you leave the bus, so you never have to use their service ;)

Global bus Lost and Found Office
Lockers at the "Lost and Found" bus office in C.C. El Muelle

Besides helping you with lost items, you can leave luggage in their lockers, top up your bus passes, or book excursions.

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