The main Gran Canaria bus station of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is located opposite Parque San Telmo. It is just a five minute walk away from the main street, "Calle Triana", and easily accessible by taxi, or public bus.
Bus stops have been placed in three different areas:
Most people arriving for the first time on the island may find understanding the three parts of the bus station a little confusing. Let's look at them with more details, and a few examples of the most popular lines that we recommend taking.
The underground part of the main bus station is where all the action is. Buses are parked in platforms. People sit on benches or stand around until the door of the bus opens a few minutes before departure time.
In 2022 we have seen renovation work going on. Now it has TV screens, that show the departure times of the next buses. The toilets have been revamped.
Punctuality: The blue buses are quite punctual. Each bus has its own clock. This clock may show the wrong time, i.e. be off by a couple of minutes. So a bus may leave earlier than it's supposed to. Try to be at the stop early.
Entering the bus station: To avoid getting hit by a bus, the management of the bus station, has placed signs. They discourage people from entering or exiting the station from the same places that buses do. The footpath over there is tiny and no one was using it.
Besides plenty of people and buses, there are a few shops:
Tourist information office
Bus ticket sales office
A coffee shop where you can have pastries and sandwiches
A small convenience store where you can buy drinks, candy, souvenirs, etc.
This bus stop is located in the back side, and on top of the main bus station. It has many benches. People who want to go to catch other buses will arrive in lines 12, 17, and other lines. They will get off, and then go down. The stairs and ramp, to access the underground, are right there.
This smaller bus station is located under Parque Santa Catalina. Some buses will start from there and then pick up passengers from the San Telmo bus station. On the way back, they stop first at San Telmo and then end at Santa Catalina. Not all buses go to this station, so please check the itinerary of the bus.